keywords4G Devices World 2012
4G Devices World 2012 to meet in Seoul next march
Date: Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:58
Korea will host the important “4G Devices, Smartphone Apps, M2M 2012 World Summit” from 29 to 30 March 2012 in Seoul
This Summit, the first outside North America and Europe, confirms with ITU’s recognition of Korea as one of the world’s most advanced Internet and telecommunications economies. Korea is noted for its early adoption of 4G LTE & LTE smartphones, its continuing rollout of new M2M applications, its strategic planning for 5G propelling it ahead in the driver’s seat of the next telecom evolution.
The smartphone market is experiencing steroidal, rapid growth, with 24% share in total handset shipments in 2011. Smartphone shipments in Asia saw a significant growth of 56% in 2011, the growing demand for smartphones in emerging Asian markets unsatiated. It is anticipated that smartphone shipments in Asian markets will see a boost for Android-based smartphones, with market share increasing to 52% in 2011. Asian markets are also proving to be the hot spot for media tablets as well. With an estimated 7.8 million media tablets shipped in 2011, media tablets are important in the Ultra-Mobile Devices category, which also include Ultra-Mobile Devices (UMDs), mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and netbooks.
Speakers at the Summit include Korea Telecom, Samsung, ETRI-KCC (Korea), Ministry of Knowledge Economy (Korea), Saudi Telecom, China Unicom, Lightsquared, National Internet Agency (Korea), Orascom), Deutsche Telecom amongst others.
This Summit is endorsed and supported by Korea Electronics Association, Hong Kong Wireless Development Center and Global Mobile Suppliers Association.
The CEO of the conference organizing company, Magenta Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, Ms. Maggie Tan commented ` The mobile devices industry is going through radical transformation. Device manufacturers are faced with many challenges supporting different features and frequency bands. Users’ expectations are also having a major impact on how the market is developing. This Summit is the unique platform for smartphone vendors, apps developers, mobile operators, semi/chip designers, technology enablers, devices manufacturers, system integrators to discuss the challenges and commercial opportunities ahead’. She encourages companies, organizations & businesses to come together and shape the growth of the industry.