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SAMSUNG WiBro Received ‘2006 InfoVision Award’


May 17, 2006

SEOUL, KOREA, : Samsung Electronics, one of the most innovative telecommunication devices and equipments providers, received an honorable ‘2006 InfoVision Award’ by International Engineering Consortium (IEC).

The Award ceremony took place in Hong Kong, where Broadband World Forum 2006, the global broadband industry’s largest forum and trade show, is underway form May 15 to May 18. The event is organized by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) and attended by the world’s major telecommunications operators and hardware makers.

One of the highlights is the presentation of the IEC’s annual InfoVision Award, and on May 17 Samsung’s Wireless Broadband (WiBro, Korean brand name of Mobile WiMAX technology) technology was the winner in the Wireless Internet category.

The InfoVision Award is presented in eight distinct categories related to broadband such as Wireless Internet, Online Games, and Broadband Internet. The InfoVision Award recognizes technologies, applications, products, advances, and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the telecommunications industry. The selection criteria include innovation, ease of use, product and service quality and technology sophistication. Winner of 2006 finalists were selected from 100 submissions.

Kwansoo Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Telecommunication Network Business, explains the significance of the InfoVision Award: “This is the official recognition by service operators and IT specialists of WiBro’s excellence. WiBro is now established as a next-generation wireless communication technology, and will soon expand globally”

Roger Plummer, Executive Vice President of IEC, states, “An integral part of the consortium’s mission is to share the latest developments and best innovation with the rest of the industry. Today, we are proud to congratulate some of the brightest innovative companies whose contributions significantly benefited both the information and communications industry as well as the community.”

Samsung Electronics was the world‘s first to complete development of WiBro equipments, and commercial service is scheduled to begin this year. WiBro has caught public attention as a cutting-edge wireless technology that allows users to access the Internet while traveling at high speed.

Samsung has been working hard to establish WiBro as a global standard since 2005. Commercial service contracts have already been concluded in the US, Italy, Brazil, Venezuela and Croatia. Samsung’ WiBro is continuing to expand all over the world.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 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 global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.


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