Extendiendo el acceso global y pronunciando el contendio global para el 3 Congreso Mundial de GSM en Asia

19 Jul, 2005, 11:30 BST de GSM Association and Informa Telecoms & Media

SINGAPUR, July 19 /PRNewswire/ --

- La GSM Association congrega a la industria mundial del móvil en el Congreso de Singapur Gathers Global Mobile Industry for Singapore Congress (26-30th September 2005)

The number of mobile subscribers in Asia is set to top one billion by 2006, making the region the largest mobile market in the world. Strategies for driving and serving unprecedented growth, including extending access to mobility, and delivering compelling content in the visual mobile age, are among the top agenda items at the forthcoming 3GSM World Congress Asia, in Singapore this September.

Headline speakers confirmed for the GSM Association's second World Congress of the year include an extraordinary line up of industry leaders - including more than 30 mobile industry CEOs, with the highest level representation from across the evolving mobile value chain.

Among CEO speakers lined up for the Singapore Congress are:

- Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of world's largest GSM operator China Mobile

- Shin Bae Kim, President & CEO of Korean operator SK Telecom

- Eric Mika, MD International of entertainment industry voice, Variety

- John Chen, Chairman, CEO & President of information management experts Sybase

- Terry Clontz, President & CEO of Singapore operator StarHub

- Napoleon Nazareno, President & CEO, Smart Communications, Philippines

- Lim Chuan Poh, CEO, SingTel Mobile, Singapore

- Mun Hwa Park, President & CEO, LG Electronics of Korea.

- Muzaffer Akpinar, CEO, Turkcell, Turkey

- Charles Henshaw, CEO China Resources Peoples Telephone Company, Hong Kong

- Naguib Sawiris, CEO, Orascom Group

- Alexander Izosimov, CEO, Vimpelcom, Russia

- Arve Johansen, CE, Telenor Mobile

- Phuthuma Nhleko, CEO, MTN, South Africa

The full list of speakers can be found at: www.3gsmasia.com

The first 3GSM World Congress Asia last year saw 50 per cent of attendees visiting from outside Asia, with 40 per cent of the delegates representing their companies at Board level.

"No other event in Asia brings this quality of thought leadership from around the world together to address the strategic challenges and opportunities we face as an industry today," said Bill Gajda, Chief Marketing Officer for the GSM Association. "Last year saw a tenfold increase in attendance at the Congress. With this year's comprehensive agenda and the increasing importance of Asia in the world's mobile market, we expect interest levels to surge again this year."

3GSM World Congress Asia provides clearly defined streams addressing mobile strategy and mobile technology, plus the Emerging Markets 'show within a show', designed to advance the growth of mobile communications in emerging economies. The GSM Association will also announce in Singapore, the vendor selected to supply the next Ultra Low Cost handset, as part of its second phase of the Emerging Market Initiative (see www.gsmworld.com).

The exhibition and conference are co-located with the GSM Association Members' Forum and the Roamfest, designed to facilitate bilateral inter-operator roaming agreements, attended by GSM Association operator members from around the world.

3GSM Asia World Congress takes place at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from 26-30 September. For further information, please visit www.3gsmasia.com.

About the GSM Association:

The GSM Association (GSMA) is the operator-led trade association representing the global mobile industry. Encompassing technical, commercial and public policy initiatives, the GSMA focuses on ensuring wireless services work globally, thereby enhancing the value of mobile services to individual customers and national economies while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. At the end of 2004, the Association embraced more than 670 operator members serving more than 1.4 billion customers across 210 countries and territories. More than 150 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association's initiatives as key partners. The GSM community accounts for 75% of the digital mobile phone market worldwide.

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