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South Korea to Showcase WiBro Progress

With industry eyes on Korea�s historic launch of WiBro service, the country�s progress on the nationwide mobile broadband deployment will be the focus of a June 29 panel at WCA 2006. The wireless broadband industry�s convention organized by the Wireless Communications Association (WCA) International will convene from June 27-30.

�What works for Korea works for the world,� commented Republic of Korea Ambassador to the U.S. Tae-sik Lee, speaking of the WCA 2006 session. �Come and learn about WiBro, the recently introduced mobile Internet.�

The panel is entitled, �Korea Launches WiBro: The Here-and-Now Global Model for Mobile WiMAX.� Leading experts from Korea will discuss the historic launch of WiBro service, a variant of emerging WiMAX mobility technology. It complements Korea�s CDMA EV-DO networks, numerous Wi-Fi hotspots and extensive wired networks set to help build a comprehensive broadband infrastructure.

KT Corp. Vice President for Service Development Department in the Mobile Internet Business Group Dr. Jin Dae Kim will describe the nearly billion dollar deployment over 2.3 GHz frequencies and also speak about WiBro�s earliest results. The manufacturers� perspective will be provided by Thomas Jasny, vice president for wireless broadband networks at Samsung Telecommunications Americas, and In-Cheol Shin, executive vice president, FLYVO R&D Center at POSDATA Co.

Also, attendees will hear from Republic of Korea�s Counselor of Information and Communication at its U.S. Embassy Dae Hee Kim, framing the deployments in a global perspective relevant to other licensees and vendors. To date, South Korea is the recognized global leader in true broadband deployment to all of its citizens. It was one of the first countries in the world to create a meaningful national public policy that resulted in strategic investments in key forward-looking infrastructure.

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