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  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cooperation between The Government of the HKSAR, Industry Players and Trade Association WTIA was appointed to commence the “3G Cyberport” Project 27TH January, 2005, Hong Kong SAR, – Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announces today the details of “3G Cyberport” Project, which is supported by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer of the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, and Hong Kong’s 3G service mobile network operators – 3 Hong Kong, CSL, SmarTone and SUNDAY. With the help of the operation arm of WTIA - Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre (HKWDC), this one-and-a-half year project aims at popularizing the 3G technology by encouraging the development of 3G services and applications, cultivating local 3G expertise, as well as integrating 3G data services into daily life. Mr. John Chiu, the Chairman of WTIA expressed, “The development of 3G technology has been experiencing a great boom, and will soon become the main stream of the global wireless industry. The service was launched in Hong Kong in mid January 2004, however, its usage and popularity are still far behind. In order to catch up the application development with 3G technology in Korea, Japan and other countries in South East Asia, WTIA has reached consensus with the Government and industry players to commence the ‘3G Cyberport” Project, so as to promote the development of 3G technology in Hong Kong.” “3G Cyberport” Project encourages the research and development of 3G technology and service applications in the territory in an attempt to provide opportunities to mobile application developers for capitalizing 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org
  2. 2. their creativity. The project will turn Hong Kong into the world’s leading 3G community through Cyberport and establish the standard for the global 3G industry, so as to promote cooperation and exchange of knowledge between industry players all over the world. It will also lead Hong Kong to become a hub of 3G and wireless technology development in the Asian-Pacific region, with an aim to attract foreign investment and talents, and to help local industry players entering the mainland market. ”Mr. Chiu continued. - continue - 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org
  3. 3. The Government of the HKSAR, Industry Players and Trade Association cooperate WTIA was appointed to commence the “3G Cyberport” Project / P.2 Mr. Stephen Mak, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer said, “There is an enormous potential in the wireless and mobile services and technologies in Hong Kong. I am glad to see that the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association has taken the lead in organizing the “3G Cyberport” Project to foster the development of the wireless applications and technologies. The HKSAR Government will give strong support to the Project with an aim to expedite the development of the 3G applications and contents in Hong Kong, and to encourage our local talents to develop more creative and innovative 3G applications.” The “3G Cyberport” Project is composed of three core components. In Part 1, a variety of training courses on 3G will be organized, in which overseas specialists and academic bodies will be invited to provide training for at least 160 local professionals in 3G application and development, as well as give them more thorough and in-depth understanding of the global mobile application industry. In Which, Practical hands-on workshops will fully cover several interest areas such as UTMS, SIP and IP Multimedia, and AII-IP Architecture. Part 2 comprises of a series of promotion activities co-organized with all parties to promote the project. Besides, the supporting local operators will offer free 3G handsets and airtime for data services, with an aim to allow the general public to experiences the advantages brought by 3G services and the influence of 3G technology on their future life. While in Part 3, fifteen 3G applications will be chosen through award scheme and implemented phase by phase in Cyberport. The 3G applications focus on rich content to serve the needs of different target groups such as visitors, tenants and residents at Cyberport. “3G Cyberport” Project will promote local 3G technology and services to oversea markets and thus reinforce herself as a wireless technology 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org
  4. 4. leader in Asia Pacific - continue - The Government of the HKSAR, Industry Players and Trade Association cooperate WTIA was appointed to commence the “3G Cyberport” Project / P.3 Mr. Duncan Lau, CEO – Special Projects of the WTIA expressed, “Taking the advantages of Cyberport’s pioneering status in technology development and HKWDC’s well-developed 3G network infrastructure, a development and application platform for 3G technologies was then established. According to the project agenda, every 3G application to be launched in Cyberport, which caters for the needs of general public as well as Cyberport tenants, will eventually be cloned to anywhere in Hong Kong. By introducing these groundbreaking applications, the purpose of blending 3G technology into people’s daily life will be achieved. The chosen 3G applications to be unleashed in the first round include: 1. 3G Mobile Portal ― Through advanced 3G technology, users can acquire the information about the “3G Cyberport” Project and various 3G services via 3G handsets. The speed and bandwidth of 3G technology are also demonstrated through loading enormous information including text, multimedia video clips and images. 2. SCREEN4U ― Utilizing video recording function in 3G handsets, users can upload the picture with personalized text message and music background to the projector screen of 5x5 sq. ft. in the Cyberport arcade. 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org
  5. 5. 3. 3G Mobile Car Park ― Users of 3G service can use booking services of parking lot and mobile payment service through 3G handsets. WTIA and HKWDC will hold the “Fly with 3G in 2005” forum in this evening, in which detailed training curriculum will be announced and representatives of wireless and mobile industry are invited to express their valuable opinions to the trend of 3G development in panel session. ### 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org
  6. 6. The Government of the HKSAR, Industry Players and Trade Association cooperate WTIA was appointed to commence the “3G Cyberport” Project / P.4 For more information, please contact: Flora Yeung James Leung / Yan Fung Business Manager, HKWDC Jetum Communications Hong Kong Wireless Technology Tel:2566.4916 Industry Association Fax:2510.9619 Tel: 2989.9163 prmkt@jetum.com Fax: 2989.9166 florayeung@hkwdc.org Notes to the Editor About Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit trade association registered in Hong Kong, was established in 2001 with objectives of promoting the development, usage and awareness of wireless technology applications in Hong Kong, and enhancing communication and partnership between different types of companies in the wireless technology industry. WTIA has developed into a dynamic and highly recognized organization with large number of company members including mobile network operators, prominent mobile device manufacturers, multinational IT companies, system integrators, wireless application services developers, mobile content providers, etc. To know more about WTIA, please visit www.hkwtia.org 香港數碼港道 100 號數碼港第三座資訊科技大道 403 室 公司電話:(852) 2989.9163 傳真:(852) 2989.9166 網址:http://www.hkwdc.org Unit 403, IT Street, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong General Line: (852) 2989.9163 Fax No.: (852) 2989.9166 http://www.hkwdc.org

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