March 23, 2001 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Exhibits High-speed GPRS Phone at CeBIT

Hanover, Germany - March 24, 2001 - CeBIT 2001, the world's largest exhibition of information and communications products, opened in Hanover, Germany on March 22. Samsung Electronics is in the center of attention this year, connecting its GPRS phone (model: SGH-Q100) to the system belonging to T-Mobile, Germany's largest telecommunications service operator, for live demonstrations.

The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) phone, Europe's next-generation (2.5G) wireless phone, is scheduled to go into commercial service this year. It can access the Internet at least twice as fast as GSM phones can, and the world's leading telecommunications companies are competing fiercely to develop new GPRS phone models.

In the live demonstrations, the Samsung's new phone received and sent data at up to 114Kbps (the fastest in the industry), showing Samsung's technology leadership. Spectators could easily see how the company's GPRS model outperforms other companies' products at the show.
The success of these demonstrations got the attention of consumers, operators and hardware makers alike, as commercial GPRS service is about to make its European debut.
Motorola is the only company to introduce a commercial GPRS handset to the European market so far. Samsung's performance at CeBIT will open the door for the company to make major inroads into the budding GPRS phone market.

Samsung Electronics completed development of the latest GPRS phone last year and has already displayed it at trade shows. The handset has received glowing reports from the local Press for its large LCD and dedicated Internet key. This product sports the optimal design for wireless online access.

At CeBIT, Samsung is touting the SGH-Q100 as the "Fastest GPRS Phone." The company also plans to market it together with local service operators to create a market boom as quickly as possible.

At the same time, Samsung will put its newly GPRS phone on European store shelves in the first half of 2001 to be in time for commercial service opening. In the future, the company plans to expand its GPRS phone exports to China and the rest of Asia.

The UK and Germany are set to begin commercial GPRS service this coming June, with Austria, Italy and other European nations following suit before the end of the year.
The world GPRS market is estimated at 20 million people this year and expected to occupy 70-80% of the European mobile market by 2004. The possibility of delays to the IMT-2000 launch will also drive demand for the GPRS phone.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 2000 sales revenue of US$30 billion is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korea-based concern has operations in about 50 countries with 54,000 employees worldwide. The company consists of three main business units: Digital Media, Semiconductors and Information & Communications Businesses. For more information, please visit our website, http://samsungelectronics.com


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