Largest Wireless Conference in Asia Brings Industry
Leaders Together to Discuss Next Generation Wireless Services
HONG KONG, May 7 2001 - Former U.S. Commerce Secretary
and global electronic commerce champion William Daley will
deliver the keynote address at this year's 3G World Congress
on Tues., June 12, 2001. Organized by the CDMA Development
Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org)
and the Institute for International Research (IIR), the 3G
World Congress will take place June 11-15, 2001 at the Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year's conference
will address all aspects of Third Generation (3G) technology
through summits focused on specific aspects of next-generation
features and services, and workshops geared towards both business
and technical professionals.
"The CDG is honored to have William
Daley participate in this year's 3G World Congress,"
said Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG. "He
was successful in leading the efforts of the U.S. Congress
to approve terms for China's WTO inclusion and in incorporating
technology standards into the Commerce Department's wide range
of responsibilities. His vision for global commerce and free
trade, is very important to 3G evolution and the necessary
development of wireless technology."
"The wireless communications industry is a vital part
of expanding global commerce and truly creating an accessible
solution for people all over the world," said Daley.
"I believe that the advances in wireless technology and
the ability to bring those technologies to the masses will
continue to pave the way to successful global commerce and
communications systems. I look forward to speaking at this
year's 3G World Congress and to discussing the state of 3G
and its deployment throughout the world."
Daley led a cabinet department of 40,000 people with a $5
billion budget. He showed his vision and leadership when he
led the U.S. federal government's efforts to promote the growth
of electronic commerce by advocating policies that would enable
the private sector to realize the full potential of the information
technologies developed in recent years. He expanded efforts
to expand trade opportunities for American business and American
workers, visiting 45 countries to promote exports and open
markets and promoting the use of the Internet as means for
businesses to reach a global market.
The world's leading mobile operators will be present discussing
the opportunities and challenges ahead for making money in
the 3G wireless economy including Dick Simpson, president,
Telstra International, Australia; Charles Levine, president,
Sprint PCS, USA; Agnes Nardi, managing director, Hutchison
Telecom; and Chris Hall, managing director, Manx Telecom (BT
Wireless), UK; plus KDDI Corp, KT Freetel, ATT&T Wireless,
Bell Mobility, Qwest, SK Telecom, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.
Also attending will be a diverse group of representatives
from companies, industry leaders and government regulators
such as Compaq, Ericsson, Kyocera, Lucent Technologies, Nokia,
Nortel Networks, QUALCOMM, Samsung, Agilent Technologies,
ComWorks Corporation, Fujitsu, Motorola, Philips, CTIA, CDMA
Development Group, International Bureau FCC USA, Director
General of Telecommunications, OFTA, Hong Kong and others.
These organizations will be discussing a variety of topics
including Strategies for Profit in the Mobile & Wireless
World, 3G Core Network Development & Migration to IP,
Exploring the Potential of CDMA for Broadband Fixed Wireless
Access, and Evaluating the Capabilities of 3G Handsets &
Terminals for Next Generation Services.
The CDMA Development Group is a nonprofit trade association
formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation
and use of cdmaOne and CDMA2000. The 110 member companies
of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless operators
and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the
CDG include development of CDMA features and services, public
relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and
international support. Currently, there are more than 500
individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA-related
matters. For more information about the CDG, contact Valerie
Christopherson of the CDG News Bureau at (714) 540-1030, ext.
17, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.