Mobility Leaders Plans a Series of Conferences on the Future of Wireless Communication


Singapore, 24 May 2000 -- StarHub is asserting its leadership in Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) mobility services by bringing together the industry players who will shape the future of wireless communications. A series of WAP leadership activities kicks off with a two-day WAP Developers’ Conference and Training in Singapore today. Co-sponsored with Siemens and, this event is the first joint event among the three partners after their collaboration agreement was inked earlier this year.


The first-ever conference in Singapore catering solely to WAP-based developers entitled ‘Innovating the Mobile World’, the event is targeted at content providers, SMEs and WAP developers – essential groups who will make the difference to providing the additional competitive edge. The event will feature workshops and presentations that help build the skills and business relationships required to rapidly deliver high-quality WAP services to consumers.


Said StarHub General Manager, Mobility, Mr Wee Way Kiat, "Even as operators strive to work at an Internet pace to deliver new solutions and service offerings to consumers, it is important to understand how to maximise the solutions to bring the best value-added offerings to the users. StarHub intends to lead and innovate in the WAP area by fostering a creative and highly interactive environment among leading players in the market so more relevant partnerships are spawned to better address WAP users’ information needs."


"StarHub’s promise to its consumers is to deliver innovative solutions. Coupled with the new technology in GPRS and 3G, StarHub will focus on becoming the leading wireless data Service Provider in Singapore through new enhanced services on contents and applications."


At the Conference, StarHub will elaborate on its business strategy to deliver WAP services to users, the impact of new technologies on WAP and the challenges facing WAP application developers.


"Like our partners, StarHub and, Siemens is a pacesetter in the new, rapidly growing mobile communications market. We are one of the pioneers in GPRS and 3G technology, and already capable of providing the necessary solutions and infrastructure in those areas. We believe that very soon, wireless communication will become the way of life and we will be here to facilitate that," said Mr Christian Unterberger, Senior Vice President, Information and Communication Network, Siemens Advanced Engineering Pte Ltd.


"Since its inception, has been committed to educating wireless operators and software developers about the most innovative tools and protocols for creating the mobile Internet," said Tony Miranzadeh, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America for "We have created software, such as the UP.SDK, to provide a solution for rapid implementation of wireless applications and prevent the creation of a digital divide in the mobile Internet space."


The Developers Conference will be the first of many conferences to be hosted by StarHub and its strategic partners. Since its launch in April this year, StarHub has unveiled over 39 WAP applications that are made available to consumers via StarHub’s iPower WAP services.


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