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August 29, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Hosts 3rd Annual Samsung 4G Forum 2005

JEJU, Korea – August 29, 2005: Samsung Electronics hosts the 3 rd annual Samsung 4G Forum 2005 at Jeju Island , Korea , from August 29 to 30. Around 140 high-profile industry representatives from 24 countries meet to discuss the key technologies for 4 th generation mobile communications.

Samsung's 4G Forum is growing in terms of scale and of importance. The members of the Forum believe working together can accelerate the availability of solutions and make the key issues that need to be addressed more understandable.

This year's theme of the Forum is “Revolution of Radio Access & Key Technologies for 4G,” giving members two full days of intense briefings on virtually every aspect of planning, deploying and managing the 4G technology.
Wireless Broadband (WiBro), a home-grown Korean standard closely related to the mobile WiMAX, will be demonstrated for the first time with hand-over technology.
Samsung Electronics' Ki Tae Lee, president of Samsung's Telecommunications Network Business, says, “We are heavily involved in the research of WiBro equipment and handsets as well as other core technologies related to the 4G mobile communications. For a successful deployment of the 4G technology, it's imperative that we define the vision for the 4G services and applications that effectively meet the users need.” He adds, “I expect this year's Samsung 4G Forum to be a unique and update session, where experts explore and share ideas on 4 th -generation mobile technologies.”
The 4G mobile communications format is expected to become commercially available around 2010. In preparation, Samsung holds more than 220 patents related to 4G mobile communications. It also has 18 of its members on executive committees at several different industry organizations related to 3 rd- and 4 th- generation mobile communications, including 3GPP and WWRF.

About 4 th Generation Mobile Communications Technology

 Annual Samsung 4G Forum

Technologies for beyond 3G can be approached either by evolution-based or revolution-based visions. As 3G technology is becoming more and more stable, the time has come to explore and seek out ways to establish common visions for the next generation to come. SAMSUNG 4G Forum was created with this goal in mind. By inviting prominent representatives from different telecommunications sectors to participate in this Forum, we aim to stimulate interest and promote the development of 4G standards, business opportunities and research. This forum will provide industry, academia, standardization bodies and service providers a unique opportunity for both promoting their own visions, as well as acquiring a balanced view on 4G technology strategies and prospects on a global level.
Encouraged by the fact that some visions on 4G are broadly shared, the Samsung 4G Forum will be committed to carry out its mission: bringing to the table industry experts, academia, operators and regulators to create a fluid and multi-perspective dialogue on 4G. We believe that it would be highly beneficial for all the involved sectors to create, at an early stage, a common understanding of what 4G should be. Each year, the Samsung 4G Forum has a distinctive theme, although the development of the 4G air interface is one of the key topics of each event. A summary of the past, present and future of the 4G forum is outlined as follows:
SAMSUNG 4G Forum 2003

Global Strategy & New Air Interface Technology

In 2003 the focal point of the Forum was “Global Strategy & New Air Interface Technology.” Four major areas were explored. First, plans and trends of major international and regional standards organizations were reviewed. Second, trends and service predictions from service providers were presented. Third, commercialization visions and R&D development status of large telecommunications manufacturers were discussed. Fourth, a review of the research directions and status of major universities was presented.
SAMSUNG 4G Forum 2004

Migration Paths Towards 4G Networks

In 2004, with the theme of “Migration Paths Towards 4G Networks” the Forum expanded the realm of discussions by exploring the air interface and access network technologies for 4G. The Forum embraced a number of fundamental aspects of 4G, including worldwide standards activities and strategies as well as development of services and applications for 4G. In addition, the 2004 Forum touched on several aspects of access networks, including ubiquitous networking, ambient networks, mobile MAN and network security. Finally, key features of 4G air interfaces and fundamental technology for 4G were also discussed.
SAMSUNG 4G Forum 2005

Revolution of Radio Access & Key Technologies for 4G

The 2005 SAMSUNG 4G Forum will bear the title “Revolution of Radio Access & Key Technologies for 4G.” The program covers both evolutionary and revolutionary approaches to 4G, with emphasis on radio access as well as several key enabling technologies for 4G.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit it www.samsung.com .

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