The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-05-10T04:00:00Z WOW! 3G SEMINAR TO DISCUSS NEXT PHASE OF 3G DEVELOPMENTS IN SINGAPORE 2005-05-10T04:00:00Z wow-3g-seminar-to-discuss-next-phase-of-3g-developments-in-singapore Singapore. May 10, 2005 WOW! 3G Seminar, an industry event organised jointly by the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and Singapore Computer Society (SCS), with support from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), will be held on May 24 at Meritus Mandarin Singapore. Tomi Ahonen, a best-selling author and distinguished guru on next-generation mobile telecoms, has been invited to speak on the state of 3G deployments around the world and in Singapore, and how businesses and consumers can harness the 3G platform to create new value chains and enrich the quality of life. Admission to the seminar is free. Based on the theme How will 3G change our lives?, the seminar will feature special topics for businesses and consumers. The business topic will see Tomi Ahonen speaking on the next phase of 3G developments in the digital economy, as well as giving insights into how companies in other countries are reaping the advantages of 3G technology to improve the way they work and differentiate their products and services. He will also share advice on how these success stories can be ported to Singapore to spearhead the next phase of 3G developments here. Singapore is in a very promising position to catch the 3G wave rapidly and for 3G to expand very broadly, as it is a small wealthy country with a high penetration rate of mobile phones. The content and services industry with existing SMS, WAP and GPRS based technologies here is also advanced. Singapore is frequently a leading and pioneering market for innovations for the industry. I am confident when the new opportunities of 3G become available in Singapore, the industry will rapidly capitalise on them, said Tomi Ahonen. The consumer topic will take on a light-hearted approach to educate end users on enhancing their quality of life through the use of 3G technologies and services, which are currently available via the telecommunications service providers here, including M1, SingTel and StarHub. Attendees can also look forward to a discussion panel with industry luminaries from telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers on the creation of new value chains by 3G. Participants will debate and discuss on the changes brought about by 3G, how 3G alters the business and competitive landscape, as well as the winners and losers in the new digital economy. Sponsors of the WOW! 3G Seminar include service providers M1, SingTel and StarHub, as well as Accenture, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. Admission to the seminar is free. For registration, please log on to http://www.circusmax.com/wow3g # # # ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE SINGAPORE INFOCOMM TECHNOLOGY FEDERATION BY MCCORKELL & ASSOCIATES. About SiTF The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapores premier infocomm industry association. It began in 1982 as the Singapore Federation of the Computing Industry (SFCI). In 1999, SFCI and the Microcomputer Trade Association of Singapore (MTAS) merged to become the SiTF to provide a unified front to champion the interests of the infocomm industry. The SiTF brings together almost 600 corporate members from MNCs and local companies. Collectively, SiTF membership accounts for over 80% of the industry revenues. The SiTF assists members in business development, market intelligence, overseas trade missions, networking and alliances. The SiTF has eight chapters under its wing -- ASP/IDC Alliance Chapter, Digital Media Chapter, eGovernment Chapter, eLearning Chapter, Singapore Enterprise Chapter, Security Chapter, Web Services Chapter and Wireless Chapter. For more information on the SiTF, please visit www.sitf.org.sg. About Tomi T Ahonen Tomi T Ahonen is a bestselling author and independent strategy consultant at tomiahonen.com who specialises in the business of next generation mobile telecoms. The author of four pioneering books on next generation telecoms and high tech, he regularly lectures at Oxford University's courses on 3G marketing, business and technology. Ahonen has presented papers to over 120 conferences on six continents including all the biggest events such as 3GSM World Congress Cannes, CTIA New Orleans, CommunicAsia Singapore, as well as chairing at all key 3G events, the 3G Global Mobile World Forum in Tokyo, the UMTS Forum in Paris, and IIR's 3G in London. With over 100 press quotes in over a dozen languages, Ahonen regularly contributes columns to the leading telecoms press including the Financial Times, Telecommunications, Total Telecom and 3G Mobile. He has supported most leading players in next-generation telecoms and his reference customers include Ericsson, Nokia, Orange , NTT DoCoMo, Siemens, TeliaSonera and Vodafone.