Posted: November 5, 2013

Singapore, November 5, 2013 – The b4G International Forum is set to take place from 25 – 26 November 2013 in Taipei.

The first wave of the 4G networks- namely LTE, is being deployed around the world presently. In Asia, particularly North Asia, LTE deployments have taken place very rapidly, with Taiwan awarding our new 4G LTE licenses this week. As the 4G technologies are being tested and deployed in many countries around the world, efforts to define, research and develop Beyond 4G (b4G) are under way.

5G will likely be introduced in 2020. In Asia, China may work with Taiwanese companies on 5G technology and set up a mutual supply chain.

Hot topics at this year’s 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; 5G in Japan: System Concept of b4G and How to Realize it; 5G R&D Initiative, Taiwan High Speed Rail for 5G and more.

Speaking companies at the Forum include: Nomura Research Institute, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Yuan, Chunghwa Telecom, Ixiacom, Korea Telecom, Ustream Korea, NTT Docomo, ITRI, Toshiba Corp, KDDI, National Taiwan University, Ministry of Knowledge Economy (Korea), Inventec, Far EasTone Telecom, China Telecom Innovation Center, Orange, Taiwan Mobile, Asia Pacific Telecom, Global Mobile Corp and VeeTime Corp.

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) of Taiwan.

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.”


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