Leading b4G and LTE experts to meet in Taipei
Nov 19, 2013

Singapore, November 18, 2013 – As 4G LTE technologies are deployed in many countries around the world, efforts to define, research and develop Beyond 4G (b4G) are also under way. Taiwan, with six new 4G LTE licenses awarded, is expected to be very busy with its LTE deployments in the next few months. Magenta Global and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan & Wimax Forum are pleased to cooperate to organize the b4G International Forum 2013 which will take place from 25-26 November 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

This important Forum will bring together some of the leading b4G and LTE experts to share their outlook and experiences.

Key highlights at the Forum include new 4G challenges and opportunities in Taiwan’s telecom sector; Enabling LTE rollouts in Asia; LTE-A spectrum bidding in Korea; Voice over LTE commercialisation opportunities in Asia; Japan b4G: ARIB 2020 and beyond ad hoc; The role of global new media platform for Asian telcos; Proximity-based services in the 5G era in Taiwan and more.

Faculty of top speakers at the Forum include key representatives from the Office of Science and Technology, Executive Yuan; Chunghwa Telecom; Nomura Research Institute; Ixiacom; Korea Telecom; Ustream Korea; NTT Docomo; ITRI; Toshiba Corp; KDDI; Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea; Inventec; Global Mobile Corporation; Orange France Telecom and more.

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s leading telecom service provider is the Forum’s Gold Sponsor. Chunghwa plans to launch 4G services in the second half of 2014 and expects to have covered over 96% of the Taiwan population within five years.

Ixiacom, a company that helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services is the Forum’s Silver Sponsor.

The Forum is co-organized with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) & Wimax Forum.

The CEO of Magenta Global, the lead Organiser of the Forum commented: “This Forum brings together both carriers and equipment manufacturers in the 4G arena to discuss the latest developments and innovations. Now into its fourth year, it is the premier platform for all to get first hand insights into North Asia and hear plans and strategies from leading carriers in this exciting and competitive 4G environment.”

The Forum will be held at The Grand Hotel.

Media Contact:
Ms Merilynn Choo
Marketing Executive
Tel: +65 6391 2549
Email: merilynn@magenta-global.com.sg

About Magenta Global, Singapore - Organizer
Magenta Global is a premier independent business media company that provides pragmatic and relevant information to government & business executives and professionals worldwide. The organization provides the opportunity to share thought-provoking insights, exchange ideas on the latest industry trends and technological developments with thought leaders and business peers. With a strong focus in emerging economies especially in Africa, Middle East & Central Asia, Central & South America, Magenta Global works in partnership with both the public & private sectors.

About ITRI – Co-organizer
ITRI has 3 mission statements - to expedite the development of new industrial technology, to aid in the process of upgrading industrial technology techniques & to establish future industrial technology. However, in order to face a new economic era & serving as a nation's premiere technology research institute, ITRI must transform Taiwan's research capability from a "follower" to a "pioneer" in order to provide major advantage and opportunities for domestic industries.

About WiMAX Forum – Co-organizer
The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

About Chunghwa Telecom – Gold Sponsor
Originated from a business unit of the Directorate General of Telecommunications, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (“Chunghwa” or “the Company”) was officially established as a state-owned company on July 1, 1996 as part of the Republic of China government’s restructuring efforts to liberalize and privatize the telecommunications industry. Chunghwa started trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “2412” in October 2000 and on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CHT” in July 2003. In August 2005, Chunghwa became a privatized company when the government ownership declined to less than 50%. Today, Chunghwa is the largest integrated telecommunication services provider in Taiwan.

Chunghwa’s already market leading position is strengthened as a result of the auction outcome for mobile broadband service licenses. In October 2013, the company has acquired the largest amount of bandwidth with 2x35MHz including most sought after slot at 1800MHz and two slots currently held for 2G services. It would help ensure the company has the potential to be the first-to-market to launch and offer high speed 4G services over LTE technology, and also maintain 2G services for customers. Chunghwa plans to launch 4G services in the second half of 2014 and expects to have covered over 96% of the Taiwan population within five years.

About Ixiacom – Silver Sponsor
IXIA develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.