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                                                                                                                                                                                 Pioneering WiBro Takes Off
                                                                                                                                                                                    Long road ahead toward global success




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JULY 2006 / Vol. 25                                                            www.ittimes.co.kr




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 Fl, Hyundai Intellex Bldg, 261, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea(135-832) Government registration No. Seoul-Ra-10914 Tel: (82-2)3459-0664~0665 Fax.:(82-2)514--7183
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Turning Dreams into Reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WiBro as Global No.1 Wireless Broadband Choice




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                                                                                                                                              56 From Silk Road
24         Open Korea/ APCICT                                    38 Cover Story/ WiBro Korea
                                                                              28 Exhibition & Conference                                         to Digital Road!                                   Chairman & Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Advisor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kim Tae -sub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Han Kon- ju
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publisher & Editor- in- Chief                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monica Jung Younboo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senior Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peter W.Strydom
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supplement Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kim Joo-hyung
6      Publisher’s Message                                        36   Software/ MS Korea                                       66   Exhibition & Conference                                        Managing Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeo Hong-il
       Some Obstacles to Overcome in WiBro’s Commercialization         Testing the Waters of Korea’s Software Ocean                                                                                 Editorial Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lee Kyung-hwan
       Korea to Accelerate Spreading IT Benefits to All                                                                         68   Game & Contents                                                IT Industry Editors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lee Chung-moo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Business Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lee Kang-soon
                                                                  38   Cover Story/ WiBro Korea                                      Bright Prospects for Asia-Pacific Online Game Market           Senior Reporter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jeffrey D. Bohn
8      Editorial                                                       Overview: Rushing to Show WiBro Commercialization
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contributing Writers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Koo Won-hum
       Promising Launch of WiBro in Korea                                                                                                                                                           Staff Reporters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kang Joo-young
                                                                       Success in Korea                                         72   Stock Market                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeon Choul-woong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lee Suk-woo
10     Opinion                                                    41   Samsung Electronics: WiBro to Supply Up to the Maximum        KOSDAQ Market Celebrates 10th Anniversary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bluellet Choi
       High-grade Job Creation for Young People is Priority            50Mbps                                                                                                                       Photorgrapher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shin Sung-won
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Advertising Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jude Kim
                                                                  43   SK Telecom: Maximizing Market Potential of WiBro         74   Airlines/ Uzbekistan Airways                                   Art Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kim In-ki
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Designers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cho Hee-sang
12     Technology                                                 45   KT: WiBro Leads Second Internet Revolution                    Land of Mystery, Fascinating Ancient Cities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ryu Mi-ja
       Asia’s Growth Through Technology Innovation                47   MTI: WiBro’s National Branding Work Needed                                                                                   Internet Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bok Dong-kyu
                                                                  49   WiBro’s limitations: Warning Signals Over WiBro’s        76   Country Report/ Finland                                        Business Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kim Chang-ho
       A Hardware Future Rises for India                                                                                                                                                            Circulation Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Park Mi-jung
                                                                       Viability                                                     One of the World’s Most Advanced Economies in the ICT Sector   Administration Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kim Si-hwan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    PR Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kim Rae-ho
14     Photo News                                                                                                               78   Nokia TMC                                                      Sales & Marketing Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yoon Jong-jin
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4    _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Publisher’s Message



        * Some Obstacles to Overcome in WiBro’s
          Commercialization
        * Korea to Accelerate Spreading IT Benefits to All
            As KT and SK Telecom launched the domestic commercial service of the
        portable Internet WiBro on June 30 for the first time in the world, Korea has
        unfurled the flag of the commercialization of WiBro.
            However despite the impact of WiBro’s commercialization in Korea for the first
        time globally, it is revealing its limitations in several respects, such as terminal
        prices turning out to be more expensive than expected. Also, some experts point out
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        with cutting usage charges, and needless to say strategic contents to retrieve the cost           Kim Tae-sub
        burden must be offered.                                                                       Chairman and Publisher
            Since initial market formation would be advanced fairly after terminals such as
        PDA and PMP - to say nothing of cellular phones - become more diversified, it is
        important to keep open the possibility of introducing on the market a combination product that sells easier by
        combining high-speed Internet, mobile communication, and VoIP with WiBro.
            On one hand, we welcome the fact that the Asian & Pacific Training Centre for Information and
        Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) was inaugurated on June 16 at New Songdo City,
        Incheon, Korea with a view to spreading the benefits of IT to all. The establishment of a new ICT training
        center like APCICT is very timely and significant, in that Korea can share its prowess and advanced technol-
        ogy with the least-developed countries (LDCs) in the Asia Pacific area in terms of IT development.
            The Asian and Pacific region presents the greatest contrast among countries in the areas of ICT develop-
        ment and application. While certain countries in the region are global leaders, like South Korea in some areas
        of ICT development, some are still struggling to provide basic telecommunications infrastructure to their cit-
        izens, as is being seen in the least underdeveloped countries in terms of IT development. With the establish-
        ment of APCICT including diverse IT lecture programs for the Asia-Pacific region as an impetus, Korea
        must lead the way by spreading the benefits of IT to all.
            In addition, we would like to underline that external cooperation with foreign counterparts needs to be
        accelerated. In that context, the Indian IT Minister’s recent visit to Seoul in mid-June was sufficient to con-
        vince us of the fact that not only the chaebol (conglomerates), but also Korea’s small & medium enterprises
        (SMEs) should take advantage of India’s strengths in the service and manufacturing sectors besides estab-
        lished IT collaboration.
            Despite of a clear indication of a very competitive but from the regulatory point of view also difficult
        market, we sincerely hope that Finland’s rotating EU Presidency will allow Korean and Finnish ICT compa-
        nies to boost cooperation, both in issues related to regulatory questions and also supplying each other with
        components, as both Finland and the Republic of Korea are advanced economies in the ICT sector.
            Moreover, a State Visit to the Republic of Korea by H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of
        the Republic of Indonesia, slated for July 19 through July 22, 2006, is expected to pave the way for new col-
        laboration between the two countries including IT as well as resources, energy development etc.

                                                          Kim Tae-sub




6   _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
    Editorial



                              Promising Launch of WiBro in Korea

                                        Right now in Korea, the buzzword in the telecoms industry and among hi-tech
                                    savvy young consumers is “WiBro” - the country’s homegrown portable Internet
                                    service, which was officially launched last month for the first time in the world.
                                        KT and SK Telecom, Korea’s two main fixed-line and wireless operators. started
                                    signing up WiBro subscribers on June 30 in designated areas of Seoul and the
                                    surrounding Gyeonggi Province.
                                        Korea already boasts the world’s highest rate of broadband penetration, at 25.5
                                    subscribers per 100 individuals in 2005, according to statistics from the OECD
                                    (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).
                                        The wireless broadband standard will support connection speeds from 1 to 3
                                    megabits per second (Mbps). WiBro’s core technology, developed by Samsung, is
                                    designed to provide a connection even when users are traveling at speeds of up to 65
                                    kilometers per hour -- an ability that its competitor WiMAX, developed by Samsung’s
                                    competitor Nortel, currently lacks. In late 2004, Intel and LG Electronics agreed on
                                    interoperability between WiBro and WiMAX.
                                        The service initially will be limited to the Seoul metropolitan area, but the
                                    companies plan to expand it to surrounding cities by early 2007 and nationwide by
                                                                                                                            Standard Wins Global IT Power!
                                    2008.
                                        KT invested over $100 million in WiBro in 2005, and expected to put in five times
                                    that amount in 2006 alone. SK Telecom said it would invest a total of $833 million in
                                    WiBro by 2011.
                                        The service may give a much-needed boost to revenues for the two companies,
                                    which face a largely saturated telecommunications market. Korea’s
                                    telecommunications density is among the highest in the world.
                                        But Korean telecom analysts have noted that SK Telecom, in particular, has been a
                                    bit hesitant to push WiBro, fearing the technology may cannibalize its 3G CDMA 2000
                                    1x and EV-DO voice and data services.
                                        KT also fears that its wireless Internet hot spot network, Nespot, might be
                                    undermined by the better reach of WiBro.
                                        Good uptake of WiBro in Seoul, however, could assist Samsung in its goal to
                                    capture and dominate global markets for its beefed-up WiMAX service if it is shown to
                                                                                                                            TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association) is a non-
                                    be a huge success among Korean consumers.
                                                                                                                            governmental IT standards organization that researches and
                                                                                                                            develops standards and provides a one-stop service for
                                                                                                                            IT products through its testing and certification services.




8    _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Opinion

            High-grade Job Creation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        more flexibly and to be able to meet indus-    have to allow joint-venture companies to
                                                                                                                                                Flexible education system needed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        try circles’ demand with reference to          settle in Korea as a global SW develop-
                                                                                                                                                    As regarding suggestions for Korea’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ireland’s example.                             ment center by concentrating on manpower
                                                                                                                                                SW industry, Ireland’s example can be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nurturing as well as support facilities so



              Young People is Priority
                                                                                                                                                summarized as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boost efforts                                  that they can dominate the future market by
                                                                                                                                                    First, the necessity of a favorable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for SW industry’s development                  proceeding jointly with next-generation
                                                                                                                                                investment environment and overseas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ireland, the poorest country in Western    SW development.
                                                                                                                                                investment’s strategic attraction can be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Europe in the past producing nothing but           To devise Korea’s SW industry’s glob-
                                                                                                                                                named. Ireland example is a good case,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “a stone and a potato,” became an              alization, we have to help not only SW
                                                                                                                                                which shows that unconditional attraction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               advanced country within the shortest peri-     engineers, the core manpower, but also
                                                 Let’s benchmark Ireland!                                                                       of multinational corporations is not of help
                                                                                                                                                for domestic industry nurturing, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        od by continuing job creation through SW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        manpower nurturing. Providing Korea also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       marketing, system design, and user inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       face (UI) to make inroads abroad. To suc-
                                                                                                                               By Choi Sung
                                                                                                                                                strategic approach to overseas investment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lures prominent SW development compa-          cessfully implement the SW industry-nur-
   The writer of this article is a professor    industry is a knowledge indus-                                nies among 10 globally-           attraction becomes a foothold for industry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nies from abroad continuously and pursues      turing plan, governmental policy support is
in Computer Science at NamSeoul                 try, with significant job creation                            renowned SW enterprises are       development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            job creation by benchmarking Ireland, we       absolutely necessary.
University. ... Ed.                             effects, thereby enhancing effi-                              developing and manufactur-            Especially, Ireland’s case shows that if                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            also can become one of the wealthiest              Therefore, a newly established SW
                                                ciency and international com-                                 ing SW and are exporting by       one country can foster an investment envi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              countries in the world.                        manpower nurturing committee directly


K
      orea’s Humax is sweeping the global       petitiveness of other industries                              producing 40% of Europe’s         ronment enough to lure multinational com-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What I would like to emphasize at pre-     under the authority of the President of the
      market with its Set-top Box item. Set-    such as manufacturing, finance,                               packaged SW and 60% of            panies, the domestic SW industry also can                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sent, is that Korea has to transform rapidly   Republic of Korea is necessary, alongside
      top Box may be seen as mere hard-         logistics and service, needless to                            business application SW.          develop on that basis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  into a knowledge-based industrial nation so    the enactment of special SW laws.
ware which acts as a receiver for satellite     say contributing substantially to                             Such success was attained by          The second suggestion is the establish-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             that we can survive by corresponding to            Accordingly, attracting from overseas
broadcasting or digital TV, but 70% of          the national economy.                                         attracting multinational SW       ment of a flexible education system. It is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this Irish model, because China holds enor-    R&D centers for SW and to nurture skilled
developers are SW (software) development            This is of help in creating                               companies, but in recent years    common knowledge that venture-oriented                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mous competitive advantages in manufac-        talent, can bear fruit for Korea’s IT hard-
manpower.                                       high-grade jobs, which is a con-                              Ireland’s SW companies also       SW industry development’s core element                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  turing. Thus, to boldly transform into a       ware export industry. To prevent the out-
                                                                                       Prof. Choi Sung
    We cannot but be surprised to see that      cern due to the problem of professor in Computer are showing dazzling growth.                   is funds and superior manpower’s supply.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                knowledge-based society, we have no            flow of real national wealth, the establish-
in the case of aircraft manufacturer Boeing,    youth unemployment these Science at NamSeoul                     Ireland’s success factors          Yet, the doubt on whether how effec-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                option but to adopt an SW nurturing poli-      ment of a basic SW Laboratory also is
                                                                                          University
SW developers comprise 70% of the work-         days. In addition, I believe that                            are      excellent      human      tively to be able to nurture IT manpower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cy. Since our competitiveness is the           urgent in the interests of securing SW core
force. In the event of a cellular phone,        if SW is not included into 20 tasks of the resources, practical education, low corpo-           with established education system, has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nation’s education fever, Korea has to seek    technology.
Samsung Electronics’ export dutiful son         IT839 strategy’s three fields, it will be a rate cost as well as tax benefits, and com-         been raised ceaselessly. In that regard,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                national development’s motivating power            Such efforts for the nation’s SW indus-
product, one million step’s SW programs         useless thing. To that extent, the SW is an munication as well as logistics system’s            Ireland’s is a good example of building an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in human resources education training.         try’s development are a shortcut toward
are embedded while 60% of R&D man-              industry that holds diversity to be applied development etc. Effective and flexible             effective education system to meet indus-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What’s more, by forging a SW develop-      becoming an advanced country with high-
power amount to 7,000 people as SW              to all fields.                                  governmental support measures also bol-         try. It is an urgent problem for us that our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ment hub complex, Korea should lure            grade job creation.
developers.                                                                                     stered such success.                            education system also must be changed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   world prominent SW R&D centers. We
    So, export’s faithful son is IT hardware,   Noteworthy Ireland’s internal factors              In particular, an effective education sys-
but it is possible since SW plays a filial          Ireland opened its embassy in Seoul in tem and governmental systems were
daughter role.
    The value of Korea’s SW industry
(packaged SW, IT service, DC develop-
                                                1989. At that time, Ireland’s GDP per capi- Ireland’s internal factors that differentiated
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Technology

Asia’s Growth Through Technology Innovation                                                                                                                 A Hardware Future Rises for India
                                 Driver of historical and economic development                                                                      India’s IT Minister urges more investment by Korean firms in semiconductors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       By Peter Strydom, Senior Editor



                                                                                                                                             T
By Youn Jong-yong,                             birth to new industries, which                               technologies and industries.          he first thing that                                 15, there was a tremendous          India is now the second most favored
Vice chairman of Samsung Electronics           will create new leaders. As                                     Lastly, I would like to            strikes one about                                   market potential among the          destination for FDI in manufacturing. He
                                               such, Asia is at an inflection                               discuss expanding cultural            India’s young and                                   youth ready and willing to accept   pointed out that Korea and India could
   I believe technology innovation and the     point. Depending on which                                    exchanges to promote             dynamic        IT       and                              new high-tech products and          leverage their respective strengths in
invention of tools have always been the        direction we look, there                                     understanding among all          Communications Minister                                  ideas, the minister added. LG       hardware and software and create a win-
engines of historical and economic             could be a threat or an                                      countries. In the past, there    Dayanidhi Maran is his                                   was producing mobile handsets       win situation for both countries.
development. The use of primitive tools        opportunity.                                                 has been some unfortunate        enthusiasm and optimistic                                in India on a large-scale and it       Asked about India’s policy goals in the
led to the Agrarian Revolution, as                                                                          history between Asian            vision        for        the                             made commercial sense for           ICT area, he said it was his ministry’s
mechanical tools to the Industrial             Suggestions for Future                                       countries. If we hang onto the   development of India’s                                   Korean firms to use India as an     vision to see India as a preferred
Revolution, just as today’s electronic         Asian Growth                                                 past, we are only impeding       burgeoning IT industry                                   export base                         destination        for     semiconductor
technology led to the Digital Revolution.          Hence, I would like to                                   each other’s progress.              In an exclusive                                          Responding to a question         manufacturing. Various incentives were
                                               make some suggestions                                        Cultural exchanges and           interview with the Korea          Dayanidhi Maran,       regarding how best the two          currently being planned for FDI in this
   Those countries and companies that                                              Youn Jong-yong,                                                                                India’s IT &
conducted technology innovation, or were       whereby Asia can become Vice chairman of Samsung interaction will create a                    IT Times, the Indian Communications Minister countries could develop their                   sector. Policy to encourage investment in
                                                                                      Electronics                                            minister explained that the                              relations in the ICT field, the     semiconductors and hardware as there is a
quick to respond to changes in technology,     one of the world’s most                                      unifying relationship within
are today leading the global economy.          dynamic regions and a key growth center the Asian community.                                  reason for his first visit to                            minister stressed the importance    big imbalance between India’s hardware
   Specifically, since the Industrial          in the global economy.                             We should make an effort to better         Korea was to build further upon the of personal communications and briefings                 and software exports in t he It and
Revolution, Western European and                   First, Asian countries and companies understand each other’s history and                  excellent relations in the field of through visits such as his. He believed that             electronics industries. Software exports
American companies have driven the             should work more closely in science and customs. In order to increase mutual                  information and communications not only the chaebol (conglomerates), but                     grew by 32% in 2005/20006 and he
technology innovation that has given birth     technology in order to lead global understanding, we should actively promote                  technology between the two countries. also Korea’s small and medium enterprises              pointed out that there were many
to a new industry every five decades,          technology innovation. For example,            the exchange of professors and students/in     Mentioning the success of companies like (SMEs), should take advantage of India’s            opportunities for Korean exporters and
starting from the mid-18th century.            countries can work toward establishing a       academia, and engineers in newly               LG, Samsung and Hyundai in India, he strengths in the service and manufacturing              importers in this field as well as hardware.
                                               joint committee of science and technology. developing industries. Also, immigration           explained that India was keen to see more sectors. He pointed out that 80-90% of the         (Official statistics for 2005/2006 put
Asian Growth and Development                   Therefore, a concerted effort by Asian of scientists, researchers, and academics              Korean investment, particularly in the
Opportunities                                  countries is needed to establish standards, can spur this initiative.                         Indian hardware industry, and especially in
   Asia, where three of the four greatest      laws and systems from the development              In order to maintain Asia’s sustainable    semiconductors, LCD and plasma panels,
ancient civilizations originated - namely      stage of technology.                           growth all nations and enterprises in the      etc. He pointed out that besides India’s       “Besides India’s favorable geographical location, there
Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and                 Secondly, I believe Asian countries region, we must work from a platform of               favorable geographical location, there was
Huang He China civilizations - had a           must not only emphasize on exports but trust. Let all of us here take a lead in               also the cost advantage, with skilled labor     is also the cost advantage, with skilled labor costs in
richer history than the West.                                                                                                                costs in India 13-14% cheaper than in
                                                                                                                                             Korea. At the investors conference which
                                                                                                                                                                                                     India 13-14% cheaper than in Korea.”
   However, Asia was a latecomer to the
Industrial Age, as it didn’t swiftly embrace                                                                                                 he was attending in Seoul on the morning
the great paradigm shift of industry. But,
                                                            “Those countries and companies                                                   of our interview he said he would be
in the current Digital Age, Asia has a                   that conducted technology innovation,                                               explaining too Korean investors some of Fortune 500 companies had set up R&D
                                                                                                                                             these advantages of investing in the Indian centers in India, with its large English-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          India’s IT & Electronics software exports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at US$25.3 billion, while hardware exports
golden opportunity to rise as the heart of
the global economy. The reason why this            or were quick to respond to changes in technology,                                        IT industry.                                     speaking population, skilled and highly     only amounted to US$1.9 billion)
                                                                                                                                                The minister pointed to the rapidly educated workers and lower labor costs.                  Minister Maran concluded the
is possible is because in the Digital Age
newcomers and long-established players
                                                        are today leading the global economy.”                                               increasing mobile phone market in India as          The upcoming visit by Korea’s MIC        interview by praising Korea’s
are placed at the same starting point. And                                                                                                   an example of the huge potential for minister in September would add further                 development of Wibro and DMB
the countries and companies with the                                                                                                         investment in India, mentioning that the impetus to closer ties and he hoped Korean          technology. He said it was being closely
highest creativity, intelligence, and speed    also focus on expanding domestic               sharing knowledge and information. And         100 million-subscriber mark had been SMEs will be accompanying the minister                  watched by India and there was serious
will be the leaders in the Digital Age.        consumption. In the future, each country       going forward, we will not only further        passed already, and that the target was 500 and see for themselves what India is             interest in applying the technology in India
   Specifically, owing to radical industrial   must nurture its strengths internally          Asia’s development but also contribute         million by the year 2010. With its massive offering the world. India is fast emerging        after seeing how it succeeds in the rest of
convergence, barriers within and between       through Asian FTAs and stimulate               greatly to world progress.                     population approaching 1.2 billion and as a global manufacturing hub and the                 the world.
industries are being knocked down, giving      domestic demand in order to create new                                                        about 35% of the people under the age of minister drew attention to the fact that



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Photo News




                                                                On July 3, Prime Minister Han Myung-suk visited
                                                                KIST(Korea Institute of Science and Technology) to
                                                                participate in the meeting of the Energy Saving National
                                                                Committee. She had a trial ride in a hydro fuel cell model
                                                                car co-developed by KIST and Hyundai Motors. (from left to
Samsung Electronics rolled out new model ‘ACE’ for its target   right) Chung Se-kyun, minister of commerce, industry and
customers, new generation sports maniacs.                       energy, Prime Minister Han Myung-suk and Kim Dong-wha,
                                                                president of the KIST.




                                                                During the ‘Imagine Cup 2006’ , Lee Hae-ri (left) and Park
                                                                Wan-sang (right) of Korea team, demonstrated their
On June 28, Samsung Electronics rolled out ‘Local DMB HSDPA     representative works ‘Motion Exerciser’ with Microsoft
phone’ and also on the same day LG Electronics presented 3.5G   chairman Bill Gates.
WCDMA HSDPA Phone ‘Wide video telephony phone’




                                                                                               On June 29, KTF presented a
                                                                                               new slide phone model,
                                                                                               EV-K130, characterized by
                                                                                               its attractive appearance,
Women who delivered babies can monitor their children real                                     as small as lipstick, and
time through SK Telecom’s Mobie DVR Service                                                    weighing only 73.5g.



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Policy Direction                                / The Ministry of Environment


                        Korea’s Environment                                                                                                                                                                                                   Environment ministry’s major targets for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The ministry’s environment policy for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              focused on significant improvement of environment



                       Technology Aims High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              quality though creation of visible results of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              advanced environment policy it has propelled in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              past years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In particular, it has set the year 2006 as the “first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              year of environment health,” which calls for
                         US$67 mil. “Eco-STAR Project” to reduce vehicle pollution                                                                                                                                                            implementation of environment health policies for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              protection of the people’s health, especially
                                                                                                           By Yeon Choul-woong / Staff reporter                                                                                               children.



T
     he Ministry of Environment is striving to                                               expand investment in the future-oriented sector,”                                                                                                   To this end, the ministry plans to enact a bill on
     make Korea’s environment technology one of                                              said the environment minister.                                                                                                                   improvement of environment health and establish
     the top five in the world by 2010, according to                                            For the development of technology                                                                                                             the “environment health study center” at the
Minister Lee Chi-beom.                                                                       converging ET and IT, the ministry has built and                                                                                                 National Institute of Environmental Research, as
   “To achieve this, the ministry will invest a total                                        operated the Tele-Monitoring System (TMS),                                                                                                       well as develop advanced techniques to appraise the
of 1 trillion won ($1 billion) in a project to develop                                       which monitors air and water quality                                                                                                             impact of various development projects on health.
the next-generation core environment technology                                              automatically through a remote control system.        On-the-scene briefing on Environment Ministry’s vision of “Beautiful environment, healthy     “At the same time, we will strengthen
                                                                                                                                                   future.”                                                                                   environment-friendly national land environment
during the 10-year period from 2001 through                                                     For the first time in the world, the ministry
2010,” said Lee in an interview with Korea IT                                                also introduced a remote supervisory system to        industrial center” in Beijing for operation.                                               management through improvement of a system
Times.                                                                                       check air pollution stemming from chimneys.               Along with this, it has been pushing ahead with various                   considering the impact of development projects on
   At the same time, the ministry will actively                                                 As of the end of 2005, the ministry attached       cooperative projects between Korea and China, including                       environment,” said Lee.
push for the “Eco-STAR Project,” which calls for                                             the chimney remote supervisory system to 366          explanatory meetings for Korea’s environment industry and                         For smooth implementation of the strategic environment
production of pollution-free or low-pollution cars                                           workplaces in three business sectors, which emit      technology.                                                                   appraisal system, which started in June this year, the ministry
and introduction of an advanced water disposal                                               massive amounts of air pollutants. It plans to            In June 2005, the ministry also set up the “Korea-Vietnam                 will revise the enforcement decrees of the environment policy
system, he said.                                               Minister Lee Chi-beom         expand the application of the system to 694           environment industry cooperative center” in Hanoi, Vietnam to                 basic law and relevant regulations and guidelines.
   “For the Eco-STAR Project, we will invest a                                               workplaces in 39 business lines by the end of         publicize Korea’s excellent environment technology to Southeast                   Meanwhile, it will improve the environment influence
total of 65 billion won ($67.7 million) during the 2004-2010                 June 2007.                                                            Asian countries and use the center as a foothold to support                   appraisal system in a fair and effective way, while easing
period,” said Lee.                                                               The ministry also plans to revamp laws and regulations            exports of Korea’s environment technology to the region.                      financial burden on enterprises, he said.
   Environment technology (ET) has emerged as one of the                     related to the TMS in the water quality sector by July this year          “Though sales diplomacy through summits and meetings of
most promising industries in the 21st century, along with                    and attach the system to 969 workplaces by September 2008, on         environment ministers, the government is also striving to build a            Introduction of advanced environment policies
information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT).                          a step-by-step basis.                                                 foundation for advancement of the domestic environment                           Noting that the environment ministry’ s reform goal is to
   The scale of the global environmental market is expected to                   “Along with this, the ministry is seeking ways to let excellent   technology into foreign markets,” said Lee.                                  develop and propel advanced environment policies, Lee said
expand from $543.4 billion in 2001 to 708.3 billion in 2010,                 technologies developed through the next-generation core                   For instance, since July 2003 when the environment industry              that the ministry would systematically manage innovation
according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental                     projects grow into a state strategic industry,” said the              was selected as one of the top 10 cooperative projects between               activities about environment administration in the future.
Business International in 2003.                                              environment minister.                                                 Korea and China at the summit meeting, the two countries have                    “First, we will introduce the 6Sigma management technique,
   Major advanced countries, including the United States,                        “Related to this, the government will designate excellent         held meetings of environment ministers three times and                       which can upgrade the customers’ satisfaction degree to 99.9
France, Germany and Japan, have selected environmental                       environment technologies as environment new technologies and          propelled such cooperative projects as joint development of                  percent with exact analysis of data and statistics, to the
technology as a promising sector of the 21st century and are                 certify the technology power as well as extend various supports,      environment technology and operation of invitation training                  environment administration. If we adopt this advanced system to
pushing for various projects to develop relevant technology                  including incentives in case of offering a bid for public             programs.                                                                    the environment policy, we can achieve customer-oriented
from the dimension of each country.                                          institutions, extension of long-term soft loans for                       Meanwhile, Korea and Vietnam have held annual meetings                   scientific administration,” he said.
   The level of Korea’s environmental technology is still lower              industrialization, and supports for participation in international    of environment ministers to promote bilateral cooperation in the                 “Secondly, we will actively push for knowledge-based
than those of advanced countries as the nation’s technology                  fairs and hosting of new technology exhibitions,” he said.            environment industry and technology.                                         management and promote professionalism of environment
development history, which started in 1992 with the G-7                                                                                                Along with this, Korea has been pushing for joint studies for            administration to create, share and use new environment
environmental technology development project, is relatively                  International cooperation in the ET sector                            development of a total of 29 kinds of next-generation core                   knowledge,” said Lee.
short compared with advanced countries.                                          To actively foster the domestic environment industry as an        environment technologies with four countries -China, the United                  “Thirdly and finally, we will pursue a management system
   By sector, Korea’s ET level has nearly approached those of                export strategic industry of the 21st century, the ministry has       States, Russia and Australia - at a combined cost of 10 billion              based on results, under which government officials can receive
advanced countries in the post-disposal fields, including                    dispatched private-government environment industry export             won ($10.4 million).                                                         fair appraisal and compensation according to their ability and
facilities to prevent air pollution, but falls far behind in the prior       cooperative teams to Southeast Asian countries, including                 “In the future, the government plans to actively publicize               business results,” he said.
pollution preventive technology field.                                       China, since 2001.                                                    Korea’s excellent environment technology through the Korea-                      By actively pushing for such reform tasks related to
   “Accordingly, the ministry has selected ET as one of the                      To effectively attack the Chinese market, which enjoys a          China environment industrial center in Beijing and Korea-                    environment administration, the ministry will achieve its vision
nation’s major six strategic technology sectors, along with IT,              rapid growth ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, particularly,        Vietnam environment industry cooperative center in Hanoi,” Lee               of “beautiful environment, healthy future” this year, Minister
BT and nanotechnology (NT), and decided to persistently                      the ministry established the “Korea-China environment                 stressed.                                                                    Lee concluded.



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Policy Direction                        / Korean Intellectual Property Office


PCT-ROAD of KIPO Emerges as Global Brand
                                                                                                                                        ($432.9 million) in expenses necessary for
                                                                                                                                        dealing with civil petitions and other               The following are excerpts from the interview with Jun Sang-woo, commissioner
                                                                                                                                        administrative procedures in 2005.                of KIPO.... Ed.
                                                                                                                                            “As the superiority of KIPOnet system
                                                                                                                                        is becoming more widely known, about 30             Q: KIPO was selected as the best innovative government agency last
                                                                                                                                        countries, including Australia, Brazil,           year. Would you comment on this achievement?
                                                                                                                                        Canada, Chile, Egypt, Finland, Indonesia,             We mapped out such reform-minded strategies as establishment of a master plan
                                                                                                By Yeon Choul-woong / Staff reporter                                                      for management of changes and discovery of mid and long-term tasks for innovation
                                                                                                                                        Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the
                                                                                                                                        Philippines, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam,           and carried out the strategies systematically.
                                                                                                                                        have already benchmarked the KIPOnet,”                In particular, we have strongly pushed for result-based management, 6Sigma
                                 Korea is making headway in yet more global markets,                                                    he said.                                          management, knowledge management and customer satisfaction-oriented
                                 now emerging as a representative global brand                                                              In particular, eight countries, including     management.
                                 in the international patent system field.                                                              India, the Philippines and Vietnam,
                                                                                                                                        received consulting service on
                                                                                                                                                                                              For instance, we have operated 61 study groups within KIPO as a means of
                                                                                                                                                                                          strengthening knowledge management.



                                 A
                                                                                                                                        informatization from KIPO.
                                       ccording to Jun Sang-woo, commissioner       patent offices, greatly contributing to national        In the meantime, Asia-Pacific                    Q: Would you introduce main contents of the result-based management
                                       of the Korean Intellectual Property Office   interest,” said the KIPO commissioner.              Economic Cooperation (APEC) selected              system?
                                       (KIPO), the Patent Cooperation Treaty            “At the same time, KIPO plans to actively       KIPO as an institution to offer consulting           Based on the balanced scorecard (BSC) model, KIPO has operated an
                                 Receiving Office Administration (PCT-              push for exports of Korea’s e-government            service on informatization of intellectual        organization result management system and an individual result management
                                 ROAD) is a system jointly developed by             system. Recently, a number of Southeast             property rights to developing countries in        system.
                                 KIPO and the World Intellectual Property           Asian countries, including Thailand, prefer the     the Asia-Pacific region.                             By linking appraisal results of organization and individuals with a compensation
     Jun Sang-woo,
  Commissioner of the KIPO       Organization (WIPO), with the “Patent net”         Korea-type patent administration innovative             WIPO also highly appraised the                system covering promotion and bonus payment, KIPO has offered incentives to
                                 system of KIPO as a model. It offers one stop      system.                                             superiority of KIPOnet and selected PCT-          achieve strategic goals to officials.
                                 function that receives, disposes of and                “Related to this, KIPO will soon finalize its   ROAD as an international standard, while             Thanks to its strenuous efforts for strategic result management, KIPO won the
                                 manages international patents through              participation in the project to build an            supplying the system globally.                    Korea BSC grand prize in 2006.
                                 Internet.                                          intellectual property rights center in Thailand.        KIPO plans to further develop the
                                    “With the development of the global-level       After this, we plan to expand exports of e-         KIPOnet system to provide customers with           Q: KIPO has set customer impression as its top management target.
                                 PCT-ROAD, KIPO has secured a firm status           government system to Southeast Asia and             higher level of intellectual property rights      Would you introduce details of the plan to achieve the target?
                                 as a patent office leading international norms     Latin America,” he said.                            administration service in the future.                 On May 1, KIPO declared the management to impress customers and decided to
                                 and establishment of informatization                   Along with this, KIPO has persistently              Meanwhile, KIPO has been exerting             push for customer-oriented corporate-style management.
                                 standardization in the intellectual property       innovated patents administration with an eye        best efforts to increase cooperation with             First of all, KIPO newly established or improved various systems for customers,
                                 rights field,” said Jun.                           to offering high quality services to customers      such international patent institutions as         including a drastic cut in many patent-related commissions.
                                    “In the future, KIPO will strengthen the        and realize a powerhouse with knowledge             WIPO and European Patent Office (EPO),                Secondly, we began to offer the face-to-face service for customers under which
                                 exports of PCT-ROAD based on persistent            property. Thanks to such strenuous efforts, it      in addition to bilateral cooperation with         KIPO officials make direct visits to customers and solve their problems in April.
                                 efforts for improvement of quality as a means      has developed the “KIPOnet system.”                 major countries including the United                  Thirdly, we are actively pushing ahead with curtailing documents related to civil
                                 of publicizing KIPO abroad,” said the KIPO             KIPOnet system refers to e-government           States, Japan and Germany.                        petitions by more than 30 percent before the end of this year by making the best use
                                 head.                                              system that electronizes all knowledge                  Since its conclusion of a basic               of the state-of-the-art management technique 6Sigma.
                                    KIPO has already supplied PCT-ROAD to           property-related businesses ranging from            cooperation pact with WIPO in 2001,
                                 Israel, Egypt, Vietnam, the Philippines, India,    application to registration. It is an online        KIPO has been strengthening its                 Fund, KIPO plans to expand its                   becoming the benchmarking target by
                                 Singapore and Finland.                             patent application system that introduced           cooperative relations with the WIPO.            contribution to the fund further in the          many countries.
                                    “Currently, patents offices of Spain and        electronics application for the first time in the   Based on the agreement, KIPO established        future.                                             Besides, in terms of international
                                 Malaysia are requesting KIPO to export             world.                                              Korea Trust Fund within WIPO to support            Also, International Intellectual Property     applications based on Patent Cooperation
                                 PACT-ROAD. In particular, patent offices of            With the development of the KIPOnet             developing countries in the intellectual        Training Institute (IIPTI) of KIPO               Treaty (PCT), South Korea ranked 6th in
                                 Spain and Morocco are expressing their             system, the business paradigm of KIPO has           property rights field.                          produced a total of 1,250 foreign                the world in 2005, outpacing the
                                 intention for joint cooperation with KIPO          changed to a paperless business environment             Since 2004, KIPO has trusted WIPO           specialists in intellectual property rights in   Netherlands.
                                 through offering of their funds, along with the    and a working at home system, if necessary.         with 1.6 billion won ($1.7 million) and         developing countries in the past 20 years           In addition, KIPO signed a mutual
                                 application for the use of PACT-ROAD,” Jun             KIPOnet system also means a customer            propelled eight projects to build a             through international education training         cooperation pact with EPO in June last
                                 said.                                              service system that offers customers a variety      foundation for informatization and help         programs and international seminars.             year. Under the pact, both sides will
                                    “By exporting PCT-ROAD to a number of           of high quality services, including 24-hour         small and medium-sized companies bolster           In recognition of its excellent operation     activate use of patent-related information
                                 patent offices in the world, the patent net        online electronics applications and mobile          their ability to create intellectual property   of international education training              and connect the KIPO’s computer network
                                 system of KIPO has won global-level                phone letter service.                               rights in 33 developing countries.              programs on intellectual property rights,        to the TRInet now being operated by
                                 recognition in terms of function and                   With the operation of the KIPOnet system,           Taking into account the upgraded status     KIPO was designated as an official               patent offices in the United States, Europe
                                 effectiveness. At the same time, KIPO has          KIPO has succeeded in maximizing business           of Korea in WIPO and developing                 education training institution by WIPO last      and Japan.
                                 succeeded in attracting funds from overseas        efficiency and saved about 415.6 billion won        countries’ high appraisal of Korea Trust        March for the first time in the world,



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Academia                         IMID / IDMC 2006
Interview



       On Par With Global Academic Conferences

         World display industry’s opinion leader position through diverse programs
                                                                                                                            By Yeo hong-il



                                        S
                                               ince currently in the informa-         In regard to associated industry circles’ technology
                                               tion display field, competition    development and market outlook, Whang stresses the
                                               is intensifying with cost reduc-   importance of the core technology, pointing out that
                                         tion and technology innovation as        without the core technology, to maintain competition is
                                         topic of conversation, IMID/IDMC         difficult. In that respect, he urges the government to
                                         2006 (The 6th International Meeting      concentrate its efforts on securing the core technology,
                                         on Information Display & The 5th         recognizing that the core technology is not built in a
                                         International Display Manufacturing      day and now also is never too late to accelerate our
                                         Conference) will provide a good          efforts to secure the core technology.
                                         opportunity to reflect on national           In particular, Whang said that the government must
                                         long-term plans and support in order     strive to improve the point at issue, recognizing that
                                         for Korea to maintain technology         Korea’s dependence degree on foreign countries is con-
                                         superiority.                             siderably high in such fields as process equipment and
                                             As Taiwanese LCD manufactur-         major parts and thus there are not value-added anymore
                                         ers and Japanese PDP companies           for us.
       Prof. Whang Ki-Woong,
                                         advance by leaps and bounds,                 Regarding expectation effect by IMID/IDMC 2006
        Seoul Nat’l University           Korean companies’ phase in these         which will be held from Aug. 22~Aug. 25, 2006 in
   and Chairman of IMID/IDMC 2006        fields is being shaken, according to     Daegu EXCO as well as its utilization plan, the chair-
                                         Prof. Whang Ki-Woong, Seoul Nat’l        man expects that it will contribute to consolidating
                     University, who concurrently serves as Chairman of           Korea’s phase even more as a global power of portable
                     IMID/IDMC 2006, in an interview with the Korea IT            mobile industry, new DMB industry, next-generation
                     Times.                                                       PC terminal and large-sized display industry etc.
                         Concerning display industry’s environment at home            He further expected that Korea would be able to
                     and abroad as well as Korea’s position in comparison         secure its position as an opinion leader of world display
                     with neighboring competing countries, the chairman           industry through a variety of programs such as particu-
                     notes that technology power and price competitiveness        larly standardization conference, environment confer-
                     are pivotal, introducing that in the case of Taiwan,         ence, and roadmap conference, adding that pan-nation-
                     Taiwanese LCD manufacturers have received unprece-           al dimension’s ripple effect is expected to be huge by
                     dented support from the government plus carrying out         assuming the leadership of initial growth.
                     all sorts of joint R&D projects with the goal of global          Referring to the globalization contribution of
                     No. 1 position in LCD last year and Japan also is striv-     IMID/IDMC, Whang summarized it by saying, “As
                     ing to recover its withered phase through development        one index to show its globalization, IMID/IDMC has
                     projects the government and business circles have            grown from 230 papers presentation of 7 countries in
                     invested jointly.                                            2001 to 450 papers presentation of 20 countries this
                         Prof. Whang who notes that researches to develop         year and in terms of academic conference for paper
                     large-sized next-generation display which is thin, light     announcement and information exchange or exhibi-
                     and whose consumption power is low, are under way            tion, IMID/IDMC has grown to be on a par with the
                     all over the world, underscores: “Ultimately, how to         American SID (Society for Information Display),
                     convey information swiftly is most important in an           Japan’s IDW (International Display Workshop), and
                     information society like flexible display”, mentioning       Europe’s Euro Display both qualitatively and quantita-
                     his opinion regarding new display industry environ-          tively.
                     ment to materialize Ubiquitous Society.



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Innovative Technology                                            / Hampex


       “Technology Powerhouse for Your Future!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fields like Mobile GUI, Application GUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Producer User Interface.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Based on the motto of ‘The best result
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                comes from fulfilling the very basic con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cept’, Hampex design team seeks to be the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                best design partner possessing fresh ideas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with endless efforts, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Possessing smartphone GUI design
                            Gaining global recognition, Hampex eyes stock listing                                                                                                                                                               know-how based on many field experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ences with S/W development team, Choi
                                                                                                                              By Yeo hong-il                                                                                                    notes: “We provide the next generation


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         ith the slogan, “Mobile solutions         Choi added that the                                          menu from Contents                                                                                                              GUI environment by analyzing the former
         for your future”, Hampex Ltd.         company’s hardware part                                          Providers according to                                                                                                          GUI contents and enhance customer’s
         (www.hampex.com/ www.stcko-           also has diverse technolo-                                       user’s choice. Each                                                                                                             product competitiveness not only by our
rea.com) is drawing attention in IT circles    gies such as AP Design &                                         Contents Providers can have                                                                                                     graphic design but also by the sincere study
by cutting a conspicuous figure in terms of    Dev. Device Interface Dev,                                       their own service channel to    CEO Choi Kyoung-sub, Hampex (left) receives CMMI Level 3 Certificate for the first time in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for the look & feel and the function of the
technology power, something of a rarity        I/O Interface Dev. phone                                         bridge their service directly   Korea among terminal manufacturers                                                              product”. Furthermore, he said that we pre-
for smaller companies.                         function, power manage-                                          to user’s IDLE SCREEN.          Symbian, Hampex forms Symbian                     Dev Kit Licensee, Hampex is a Symbian         cede diverse test on the interface and
    In fact, this company’s R&D manpower       ment, verification & opti-                                           In conjunction with edu-    Platinum partner as well as Symbian train-        Platinum Partner, and Hampex is a             develop our own prototype to achieve evo-
is impressive, with 238 workers involved       mization, and volume pro-                                        cation consulting business      ing partnership relationship.                     Symbian Certified Training Partner. The       lutional creativeness and based on this
in R&D out of a total workforce of 256         duction & field-test.                                            as well, Hampex is operat-         From Nokia side too, Hampex assumes            company’s status in relation to S60 shows     study, we analyze product target position
                                                                                       PictureX logo
persons.                                       Besides, testing field too                                      ing education service course,    several roles as Nokia S60-competence             that Hampex is a Nokia S60 competence         & trend of target class and apply them to
    CEO Choi Kyoung-Sub, a professional-       possesses integration test, functional test, which can be in the vanguard of next-gen-           center and Nokia certified training center.       center and Hampex is a Nokia S60 certified    the GUI development.
ly certified engineer, succinctly described    basic acceptance, field type approval, bina- eration mobile communication field. Its             Besides, the company is forming business          training partner.                                                   (Contined on page 91)
what Hampex is all about in a special inter-   ry compatibility, regression test, and stress curriculum consists of three courses such          connections with TI, Atmel, Bitfone and               Symbian IDH (Independent Design
view with The Korea IT Times: “Hampex          test technologies etc.                           as SymbianOS, Nokia S60 platform, and           Kionix as TI OMAP technology center,              House) and Nokia S60 Boutique are under
is a wireless mobile communication solu-           Second, this company’s solution devel- TI OMAP.                                              Atmel design house, FOTA technology               way, Choi introduces, adding that
tion company offering the highest competi-     opment business includes Symbian/S60                Hampex operates the company’s                center and so on.                                 Hampex’s Symbian/ S60 technology
tiveness in terms of mobile contents,          solution, Platform solution, DMB receiver Bundang PC training room for 20 workers                   Hampex’s customers also compass                power possesses Symbian OS/S60 based
mobile phones, education/consulting and        (HDMB-100/200), RFID reader module in concert with Symbian authorized STP,                       large companies such as Samsung                   S60 terminal development capability,
solutions.”                                    (HR900M), image awareness solution,              Nokia authorized NCTC, and TI OMAP              Electronics, Nokia, Texas Instruments,            WIPI as well as all sorts of application
                                               Bluetooth solution, UWB module, FOTA Training Center.                                            KTF, SK Telekom, LG Telecom and so                materialization as well as transplanting
Possessing diverse technology                  (Firmware over the air) solution and so             As for the education field, Symbian          forth. For example, Hampex is maintain-           ability, S60 Theme UI development ability.
   First as to mobile phone development        forth, according to Choi.                        course is composed of Symbian OS                ing customer relation with Samsung
business, Hampex is assessed to possess            Thirdly, Hampex’s contents business          Essentials course (a primary grade course),     Electronics in GPRS/Symbian Smartphone            “The best result comes from fulfilling
superior R&D human power and next-gen-         concerns theme UI design such as GUI             Application Engine Development Course           & Feature Phone development service.              the very basic concept”
eration communication technology plus          theme for Symbian smartphone and & Application User Interface Development                           With KTF, Choi introduces that the                 Particularly, it is said that design is
offering development service to be able to     Hampex GUI theme site to be slated to            Course (an intermediate grade course), and      company maintains customer relationship           strong at Hampex. In connection with this,
meet customer needs.                           opened in the second half of 2006.               Symbian Internal Course (Base porting).         in mobile game & application develop-             Choi underscores that Hampex design team
   Accordingly, the firm’s major technolo-         Fourthly, Hampex has two major server Nokia Course consists of Nokia S60 C++                 ment/service and next generation UI plat-         consists of UI professional designers who
gy is tremendously diverse in mobile           based solutions. One is PictureX, which is Development Introduction (an intermediate             form consulting. Its customer relationship        have much practical experience in diverse
phone development business. For instance,      one of the most powerful mobile marketing grade course) and Nokia J2ME (high-grade               with SK Telecom includes Symbian
GSM/GPRS SW holds technologies such            tools. PictureX uses an object recognition       course). TI OMAP course, slated at the          Smartphone based network project
as Base Porting, Device Driver Dev., Sim,      device to recognize the promotional 2D second half of 2006, is TI OMAP 1510,                                                                                                                                     Menu wheel
                                                                                                                                                and mobile game development/ser-
Datacall Dev, Protocol Dev, Application        images in offline media (magazines, news- 1610, 1710, & OMAP2 course as a course                 vice.
Dev. and UI customization.                     papers, street advertisements, posters, for specialist.                                             Further, Hampex is forming cus-
   Symbian SW also holds Base &                brochures and etc). Those images can be                                                          tomer relationship with LG Telecom
Platform Porting, Phone Interface Dev.,        connected to the wireless Internet contents, Many business partners & customer                   too in mobile network project &
multimedia porting, app. customization, UI     service and promotion via PictureX. The relations                                                mobile game developments/service.
design, and integration technologies etc.      other is Smart UI which is a market proven          Illustrations of Hampex’s technology            In particular, Choi underlines
OMAP field shows technologies like OS          solution for maximizing user experience at power can be found in the company’s busi-             Hampex’s Symbian OS/ S60
base porting, S60 porting & integration,       mobile phone’s IDLE SCREEN. Smart UI ness partners as well as customers, Choi                    License & Capabilities.
Device Driver Dev., telephone module           occupies the idle screen of a user’s mobile explained.                                              Hampex capabilities for Symbian
development, and Multimedia Dev.               phone and deliver customized service                In terms of business partner with            OS mean that Hampex is a Symbian                                      T300 CR DMB receiver                         Withview DMB receiver




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Open Korea                        / APCICT


                    Upgrading ICT Training,
                                                                                                                                                     will be covered by the center and especial-        Korean government’s DMB or WiBro                 fact that the Tokyo Declaration also urged
                                                                                                                                                     ly, participants will have an opportunity to       spread efforts globally, Asia Pacific            regional and global cooperation for bridg-
                                                                                                                                                     visit ICT-associated research institutes or        regional countries also would very wel-          ing the digital divide.
                                                                                                                                                     labs to experience the state-of-the-art tech-      come Korea’s such attempts.                          In addition, the Acting Director com-



                    Expertise in Asia-Pacific
                                                                                                                                                     nology and attends lectures.                          About the significance of the establish-      mented: “The Plan of Action of the World
                                                                                                                                                         In addition to local experts from univer-      ment of APCICT, Mr. Thampi summarized            Summit on the Information Society
                                                                                                                                                     sities and research institutions, experts          once again: “The widening global digital         (WSIS) also emphasized the importance of
                                                                                                                                                     from international organizations and the           divide has drawn much attention from the         individual as well as institutional capacity-
                                                                                                                                                     private sector will be invited to provide          international community. The Millennium          building and urged the United Nations and
                                                                                                                                                     their knowledge and expertise, Thampi              Development Goals set by the United              its specialized agencies to promote interna-
                                                                                                                                                     explained regarding the training center’s          Nations in 2000 and the outcome of the           tional and regional cooperation in related
                                                                                                                                                     operating plan.                                    Millennium Summit in 2005 regarded ICT           fields.”
               Korea and UN agency join forces to set up APCICT in New Songdo City                                                                       It is said that all curricula will be devel-   as an important means for sustainable                In a nutshell, he concluded: “The center
                                                                                                                                                     oped in close consultation with domestic           development.”                                    aims to create an ICT-ready environment
                                                                                                                                                     and international experts including profes-           In that regard, he underscored that           through capacity building programs such
                                                                                                                                   By Yeo hong-il
                                                                                                                                                     sors, policymakers and technicians, plus a         APCICT’s activity is significant in the          as ICT training, training consulting and


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         ith a view to spreading the benefits                                                                                                        periodic evaluation to be conducted in             coming months and years, referring to the        research like outlined below.”
         of IT to all, APCICT (The Asian                                                                                                             order to improve the program.
         and Pacific Training Centre for                                                                                                                 Thampi also added that training
Information and Communication                                                                                                                        research and advisory services on ICT               Training programs
Technology for Development) was inaugu-                                                                                                              human resources development will be con-            * Courses for Policymakers
rated on June 16 at New Songdo City,                                                                                                                 ducted and provided. Training and adviso-           * Focus: Improve understanding of policymakers on the overall informatization process
                                                                                                                                                                                                         * Goal: Enhance the capacity of policymakers in making ICT-related policies
Incheon, Korea. Already the new center,                                                                                                              ry programs are supported by analytical
                                                                                                                                                                                                         * Target Group: ICT-related high-ranking government officials
set up in collaboration with the United                                                                                                              research related to human resources devel-          * Duration: 4~5 days
Nations Economic and Social Council for                                                                                                              opment in ICT, including ICT trends, train-         * Contents: Current issues and trends in ICT policies and technologies, including Next
Asia and the Pacific, is drawing avid inter-                                                                                                         ing needs assessment in the region, good              Generation Network, IPv6, Ubiquitous Network, 4G Mobile, etc.
est, particularly from the least-developed                                                                                                           practices on human resources development
countries (LDCs) in the Asia Pacific area                                                                                                            and training methods to make the training           Courses for IT Project Managers
in terms of IT development.                                                                                                                          program demand-driven and up-to-date                * Focus: Specialized training for project managers in the ICT field
                                                                                                                                                                                                         * Goal: Enhance capacity of project managers in implementing/ managing projects
    APCICT aims to assist the countries of                                                                                                           with the latest ICT technology and training
                                                                                                                                                                                                         * Target Group: Middle-level government officials
the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the                                                                                                             methodology.                                        * Duration: 7~14 days (flexible depending on subjects and participants)
internationally agreed development goals                                                                                                                                                                 * Contents:
and, ultimately, in reducing poverty            Mr. Siva Thampi(left), Acting Director, APCICT, chats with Mr. Kim Hak-su, United Nations            Korea’s fragile software industry                     - ICT-based management skills such as Business Process Reengineering, Supply Chain
through creating an enabling environment        Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP at an opening ceremony on                      With regard to the strong and weak                    Management, Knowledge Management, etc.
                                                June 16.                                                                                                                                                   - Current issues and trends in ICT-based management skills
for countries to access information and                                                                                                              point of the Korean IT industries from an
                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Latest technology and trends in the ICT field
knowledge of IT, which is vital for socio-      IT development’s polarization                       use ICT,” adding that in the knowledge-          outsider’s perspective like Thampi, who
economic development, as Mr. Siva               in Asia Pacific                                     based society, countries need to access the      arrived in Korea just recently, the Acting          Course for Trainers
Thampi,          Chief,       Information,          In conjunction with this, Thampi first of       right information at the right time to partic-   Director advises that in order for the              * Focus: Strengthen capacity of ICT trainers
Communication and Space Technology              all noted that there is a polarization in the       ipate and reap the benefits of globalization.”   Korean IT industry to develop one notch             * Goal: Equip ICT trainers with state-of-the-art technologies and training skills
Division and Acting Director, APCICT,           Asia-Pacific region countries in terms of               In a nutshell, APCICT is to promote the      higher, it needs to pursue balanced-devel-          * Target group: trainers in ICT training institutes
recently pointed out in his inaugural                                                               use of ICT for socio-economic development        opment, pointing out that Korea is strong           * Duration: 1~4 weeks
                                                the imbalance in IT development.
speech.                                                                                                                                              in the hardware field, but shows its fragili-       * Contents:
                                                    In fact, as Thampi pointed out, the Asian       by increasing digital opportunities within
                                                                                                                                                                                                           - General Trainer Course: Skills necessary for teaching basic knowledge and application of
    The establishment of a new ICT train-       and Pacific region presents the greatest con-       the overall framework of the work program        ty in the software segment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ICT to the public
ing center like APCICT is very timely for       trast among countries in the areas of ICT           of the Information, Communication and                In view of this, he said that it is desir-        - Professional Trainer Course: Skills necessary for developing ICT professionals.
the least developed and island developing       development and application, saying,                Space Technology Division (ICSTD) of             able that Korea refers to India’s experi-
countries of Asia and the Pacific in terms      “While certain countries in the region are          UNESCAP. By virtue of such needs, the            ence, in which the country is flourishing as        ICT Training Consulting and Research
of IT development, the newly inaugurated        global leaders like South Korea and India in        center will offer 6~8 courses to about 120       a software power globally, for instance by          * Activities
Mr. Thampi, Acting Director of APCICT,                                                                                                               setting up many call centers to help deal             - Assisting in preparation of business plan for ICT training centers in the member and
                                                some areas of ICT development, some are             persons annually, according to the staffs
noted in a special interview with The                                                                                                                with labor problems, etc. for multinational              associate member countries
                                                still struggling to provide basic telecommu-        involved in its training courses.                                                                      - Develop customized training materials and exchange programs for the trainers in the
Korea IT Times, adding that Korea can           nications infrastructure to their citizens, as is       Each course will invite 15~20 persons        corporations with excellent language skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              region
share its prowess and advanced technology       being seen in the least underdeveloped              for training sessions varying from a week            As regards the Korean government’s                - Conduct survey on ICT training environments in the Asia and Pacific region with special
with them, as a regional and global IT          countries in terms of IT development.”              to 4~5 weeks, depending upon the type of         ambitious u-IT839 strategy, Thampi added,                attention to least developed countries (LDCs)
power.                                              Thampi continued, “Also, many regional          course. APCICT staffs involved in its            “We want to share such a vision, adding               - Promote joint research and workshops
                                                countries lack skilled human resources to           training courses explained that all expenses     that in particular, in connection with



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Congratulatory Messages
                    Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of The Korea IT Times



                  On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary
                                 The Korea IT Times Joins the ‘IT Global Village’
      Many of our readers are incredulous that only two years have passed by since the launch of our monthly maga-
                                                                                                                                   Lawmaker Hong Chang-seon                   Kim Woo-shik                    Chung Se-kyun                     Frans Hampsink
   zine in July 2004, saying that in fact it felt more like 20 years that the Korea IT Times has been around. Perhaps                    Member of Science,              Deputy Prime Minister and     Minister of Commerce, Industry        President of the EUCCK
   we should be flattered to hear such reports from readers, revealing that the Korea IT Times has accomplished so                   Technology, Information &            Minister of Science and                and Energy
                                                                                                                                   Telecommunication Committee,                 Technology
   much and come to fulfill an important role as Korea’s No.1 Information Technology Journal in such a short time,                     former KAIST president
   compared with other publications with a 20-year history or longer in Korea.
      We will continue in the years ahead to do our utmost to bring comprehensive and accurate news, analysis and                     Under the second-term science technology premier system,         industries, which attained remarkable development and
   information on Korea’s information and communication technology (ICT) to readers in Korea and in all four cor-                  the government has exerted best efforts to achieve the three        growth in the past two years, reporting promptly and accu-
   ners of the globe. There are growing numbers of experts and entrepreneurs who have a thirst for Korea’s ICT                     major targets - specialization and efficiency of science technol-   rately, while suggesting the best directions for the domestic IT
   news, given Korea’s reputation for cutting-edge technology.                                                                     ogy, popularization and living, and globalization - and make        industry to advance.
      The Korea IT Times recently entered into an agreement to supply up-to-date and accurate articles on a royalty                Korea an advanced country in science.                                  I hope the Korea IT Times will continue heralding the
   basis to the highly respected firm Euromoney Institutional Investor Company (www.securities.com                                    In particular, the government’s plan to select the first         development progress of the Korean IT industry, which is
   /dp/index.html), a global information business provider in the IT “global village.”                                             Korean astronaut this year has been drawing keen interest           stretching out into the global market, and proud appearance
      Now, we are about to take on new challenges as a medium to spearhead the rapidly-changing IT evolution,                      from the people.                                                    of Korean workers to families in
                                                                                                                                      If the government’s efforts, the people’s understanding          the global village.
   allowing the Korea IT Times’ flag to flutter at the top of the IT global village.
                                                                                                                                   and the news media’s supports combine each other, we will
      We sincerely thank our loyal and growing numbers of readers for their comments and suggestions for making
                                                                                                                                   achieve the science technology-centered society in the near
   our magazine even better and more successful. ... Ed.                                                                           future.
                                                                                                                                      On the occasion of the second anniversary of its founda-
                                                                                                                                   tion, I hope Korea IT Times will play a leading role in intro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          An Invaluable Information Source
                                                                                                                                   ducing the trend and information on the domestic science and           for EU Businesspersons
   Helping Korean IT Firms Advance                                development of the nation’s IT industry. Korea IT Times has
                                                                  been faithfully playing its role to introduce the nation’s IT
                                                                                                                                   technology as well as achievements of the nation’s science and
                                                                                                                                   technology industry to the Korean people and the world.             Frans Hampsink
   into Global Markets                                            field to the world and help Korean IT companies advance into        At the same time, I hope Korea IT Times will grow into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       President of the EUCCK
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Congratulations on the two-year anniversary of The Korea
                                                                  the global market.                                               global opinion leader covering not only the IT industry but
Lawmaker Hong Chang-seon                                                                                                                                                                               IT Times!
                                                                      I hope Korea IT Times will develop further in keeping with   also the overall science and tech-
Member of Science, Technology, Information & Telecommunication                                                                                                                                            Since its founding, The Korea IT Times journal has been an
Committee, former KAIST president                                 the development of the nation’s IT                               nology circle, while celebrating its
                                                                                                                                                                                                       invaluable source for EUCCK (The European Union Chamber
    I congratulate Korea IT Times on the second anniversary of    industry in the future.                                          10th and 20th anniversaries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Commerce & Industry in Korea) as well as EU businessmen
its foundation. As the nation’s sole English IT-specialized
                                                                                                                                                                                                       operating their business in Korea in attaining IT-related infor-
magazine, I think, Korea IT Times has attained unprecedented
                                                                                                                                                                                                       mation such as DMB, WiBro, robot industry, telematics indus-
achievements in the not so long two years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       try etc. including the Korean Government’s ambitious IT839
    As it was widely known in the world, Korea has made
rapid achievements in the IT field. Korea has already secured
                                                                     Korea IT Times, Global Opinion Former                            Remarkable Development and Growth                                policy.
a firm position as the test bed of the world in the super-speed      Covering IT, Science and Technology                              of Korea IT Times in Two Years                                      EUCCK sincerely hopes that The Korea IT Times will con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tinue to provide EU businessmen with IT-associated informa-
Internet and mobile communication fields.
                                                                  Kim Woo-shik                                                                                                                         tion from the broader perspective. I also hope at the same time
    Korea’s IT environment boasting of the world’s best IT                                                                         Chung Se-kyun
                                                                  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Technology     Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy                           that Korea’s DMB as well as WiBro will spread globally even
infrastructure and a large number of hot-blooded users has
                                                                     Congratulations on the second anniversary of Korea IT            I wholeheartedly congratulate the monthly magazine               more, especially with the World
become a reason to upgrade the nation’s international com-
                                                                  Times!                                                           Korea IT Times on the second anniversary of its establish-          Cup Germany as an impetus.
petitiveness by one notch. Based on the strength, we should
                                                                     In the 21st century of the high-level knowledge-based era,    ment.
boast of the nation’s brand competitiveness in the global mar-
                                                                  science technology is an engine of economic growth and dri-         I express great thanks to Korea IT Times for delivering
ket from now on.
                                                                  ving force for Korea to enter ranks of advanced countries.       valuable news and information on the domestic IT and other
    I think Korea IT Times has greatly contributed to this



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Congratulatory Messages

                                 Brighter Prospects for Global
                                 Spread of WiBro (WiMAX) Service
   On the occasion of the second anniver-         enhance synergy effects through accompa-          robot commercialized products to the mar-
sary of its foundation, Korea IT Times had a      nying growth of the service and manufactur-       ket at the end of this year and help commu-
special interview with Minister of                ing industries.                                   nication providers build a system for robot
Information and Communication Rho Jun-                For instance, Korea has succeeded in          distribution, sales and after-sales service.               Huh Unna,                        Jung Chang-Young                   Nam Joong-soo,                      Cho Young-joo,
hyong on WiBro Korea. _ ED.                       exporting the mobile phone service by link-                                                                president of ICU               president of Yonsei University           CEO of KT                           KTF CEO
                                                  ing the service with the manufacturing               Q: In the Korea-U.S. FTA negotia-
   Q: Would you comment on the                    industry for the first time in the world. The     tions, the U.S. side is requesting the
prospects for the overseas spread of              nation’s exports of the mobile phone service      Seoul government to additionally ease
Korea’s       Digital    Multimedia               reached $24.6 billion in 2005.                    regulations on foreigners’ stake in com-
                                                                                                                                                      The following congratulatory messages are from universities,
                                                                                                                                                      ICT firms, ICT agencies and foreign ambassadors. Messages in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Essential Global Journal
Broadcasting (DMB) and WiBro ser-
vice and its competition with DVB-H
                                                      Until recently, the IT839 strategy
                                                  focused on technology development of new
                                                                                                    munication business. What is the gov-
                                                                                                    ernment’s position about this matter?
                                                                                                                                                      each category are in alphabetical order ...Ed.                            to Spearhead IT Evolution
standard of Europe after the 2006                 growth engines and pilot projects as it was           We do not feel the necessity of expand-                                                                              Jung Chang-Young,
World Cup in Germany?                             in the initial stage.                             ing the foreigners’ equity, now standing at                                                                              president of Yonsei University
    The overseas spread of Korea’s DMB                In the future, we will focus on activation    49 percent, further.
                                                                                                                                                      Universities                                                               Hearty congratulations on the 2nd Anniversary of The
service largely depends on whether the            of the market and spread of the services,             We think the opening level of Korea                                                                                  Korea IT Times!
                                                                                                                                                         Korea IT Times Heralding
DMB service launched in Germany is a suc-         including commercialization and supply of         reaches a very high level compared with that                                                                                 The Korea IT Times has been heralding IT field’s technolo-
cess or not.                                      relevant technology.                              of advanced countries in terms of the for-                                                                               gy innovation theory and application widely over the past
    I expect good results, as the privately-
managed broadcasting committee of the
                                                      For balanced development between
                                                  hardware and software, between finished
                                                                                                    eigners’ equity.
                                                                                                        There are few countries that allow for-
                                                                                                                                                         “IT Powerhouse Korea”                                               two years. With not only it, but also substantial content or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             new and striking feature articles, this journal has been con-
Bayern State of Germany and Germany’s             goods and parts, and between large and            eign investors to buy up to 49 percent of the     Huh Unna,                                                              tributing to Korea’s IT industry development greatly by pre-
main mobile communication provider                smaller companies, we will strengthen the         equity of the governing business and the          president of Information and Communications University (ICU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             senting IT industry direction’s pulse.
Debitel have been making best efforts for         competitiveness of the software, IT parts         government has no stock in the business.             I sincerely congratulate Korea IT Times on the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Right now, the demand and influence power about IT are
the DMB service.                                  and material industries and actively push for         As for the U.S. request, we will cope         anniversary of its establishment. I extend warm greetings to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             not limited to IT field alone, but are increasing in all fields
    Possibilities are high that the DMB ser-      fostering the IT small and medium-sized           with it systematically in the process of nego-    executives and staff of Korea IT Times and its readers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             such as economy, corporate management, and culture of our
vice will dominate the market, as an imme-        venture companies.                                tiations.                                            Korea IT Times, the representative IT specialized English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             society. In that point, the Korea IT Times’ development possi-
diate service is possible in case of using                                                                                                            magazine, has grown up into a globally influential magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bility is being opened endlessly.
DAB frequency, widely different from the             Q: Would you introduce the min-                   Q: What is the government’s role to            heralding the image of “IT powerhouse Korea” through exact
                                                  istry’s plan to supply the “national              firm up the status of Korea as an IT                                                                                         I sincerely hope that the Korea IT Times will grow even
DVB-H that requires a new frequency                                                                                                                   and in-depth analysis articles, playing a role of a guide for
before starting the service.                      robot,” the core project of the IT839             powerhouse?                                                                                                              more as a global must magazine for
                                                                                                                                                      Korea’s IT industry and those engaged in the information and
    In the case of the WiBro service, three       strategy?                                            Although the IT industry has a great por-                                                                             the entire citizens of the world as a
                                                                                                                                                      communication industry.
countries, including Brazil, are planning a          A: The national robot is a living-type         tion of the national economy, it has a limit                                                                             media to spearhead IT evolution.
                                                                                                                                                         Now, the Republic of Korea has grown up into an IT
commercial service. And a number of coun-         network robot priced at 1 million won with        to grow further without accompanying              advanced country that draws keen interest from the world.
tries are considering introducing the WiBro       practicality and economic viability.              development in other sectors. In particular,      We also have great expectation for Korea IT Times.
service, so the prospect for global dissemi-         We plan to dominate the initial market         such external fields, as financing and labor         As shown in the past, I hope Korea IT Times will lead the           ICT Firms
nation of the WiBro service is very bright.       and lead the global market in the future on a     need the IT service.                              nation’s IT industry and grow up into a globally influential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Like a Compass
    WiBro allows people on the road to            gradual basis.                                       It was well attested by the network
                                                                                                                                                      magazine introducing the nation’s IT industry to the world
remain hooked into the Web at the speed of           Before the supply of national robots in        preparation index announced by the World
                                                                                                                                                      with exact articles and in-depth analysis.
the current fixed-line broadband through
laptops or personal digital assistant-type ter-
                                                  earnest, we are preparing a pilot project.
                                                  With a budget of 4.8 billion won for 2006,
                                                                                                    Economic Forum last March that shows
                                                                                                    Korea’s level is high in IT infrastructure, but
                                                                                                                                                         Once again, I wholeheartedly congratulate                              in a Boundless Ocean!
                                                                                                                                                      the second anniversary of Korea IT Times
minals.                                           the ministry plans to supply 650 robots to        low in political and regulatory environment.                                                                             Nam Joong-soo, CEO of KT
                                                  households in the country and 20 robots in           Accordingly, the government will inno-         and pray for your greater development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sincere congratulations to the leading English magazine,
   Q: What are the main contents of               the public sector, verifying the possibility of   vate the overall system of the national soci-                                                                            “Korea IT Times” on its second anniversary!
the IT839 strategy and its future direc-          commercialization.                                ety and enhance the overall productivity                                                                                    Like a compass when sailing a boundless ocean, Korea IT
tions?                                               If the pilot service produces a favorable      through the introduction of the IT service to                                                                            Times clearly shows the right directions of the trends of the IT
   A: The core of the IT839 strategy is to        result, the ministry will introduce national      sectors other than IT.                                                                                                   industry, greatly contributing to the development of the IT



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Congratulatory Messages




       Yim Chu-hwan,                       Kim Sun-bae,              Eugene Jun, president of          Son Yeon-gi, president of           Lee Hong-sub,                           Song Kwan-ho,               Claus Auer                          N. Parthasarathi
       president, ETRI                    president of ICA         Incheon IT Promotion Agency                 KADO                    CEO of Korea Information                   president of NIDA       Deputy Head of Mission,                 Ambassador of India
                                                                                                                                        Security Agency (KISA)                                              German Embassy



industry.
    In particular, I think, Korea IT Times has played an impor-
                                                                   ICT Agencies                                                         ICA and Korea IT Times                                          past two years has greatly contributed to the development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the global IT industry, beyond Korea.
tant role for Korea to establish its status as an IT powerhouse
                                                                      Spreading “IT Power Korea”                                        Bringing Korea’s IT to the World                                   As the president of International Cooperation Agency for
in the world by introducing the status of the nation’s IT indus-                                                                                                                                        Korea IT supporting Korean IT industry’s overseas advance-
try to businessmen in the global village in great detail.             Image Worldwide                                                Kim Sun-bae,
                                                                                                                                     president of International Cooperation Agency for Korea IT (ICA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ment and cooperation, I express great thanks to Korea IT
    In the rapidly changing ubiquitous era with the merger of                                                                            Korea’s IT industry has achieved a brilliant development       Times. I hope Korea IT Times will attain
wire and wireless services and the fusion of communications        Yim Chu-hwan, president, ETRI
                                                                                                                                     and led the nation’s economic growth. The IT industry con-         greater achievements in the future.
and broadcasting, the role of Korea IT Times is expected to            Hearty congratulations on the second anniversary of the
                                                                                                                                     tributed to half of the nation’s economic growth last year and
become greater than ever.                                          Korea IT Times!
                                                                                                                                     accounted for 36 percent of the nation’s total exports. Now,
                                                                       I think The Korea IT Times has played an IT diplomat by
    I express gratitude to Korea IT Times executives and staff
who have exerted best efforts for the development of the IT        promoting Korea’s IT power through coverage of the latest IT
                                                                                                                                     we cannot say anything about the future of the Korean econo-          Helping Incheon-Based Companies
                                                                                                                                     my without the IT industry.
industry, while praying for your                                   technology and comments.
                                                                                                                                         Such an outstanding development of Korea’s IT industry            Promote IT Business
everlasting development.                                               This 21st century will be an unlimited cyber economy age
                                                                                                                                     became a good model of the world long ago. The amazing
                                                                   to herald an opening of the new Millennium era and the core                                                                          Eugene Jun, president of Incheon IT Promotion Agency
                                                                                                                                     development of the domestic IT industry has made Korea an
                                                                   is informatization, based on information technology.                                                                                     Let me heartily congratulate Korea IT Times upon the sec-
   IT Industry Represents                                              An informatization country is a country possessing infor-
                                                                                                                                     IT powerhouse in the world that can compete with advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ond anniversary of its foundation.
                                                                                                                                     countries on an equal footing.
   Korea’s Global Brand                                            mation technology and where the informatization economy
                                                                                                                                         It was well attested by the fact that world leaders and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a general information magazine heralding news on the
                                                                   becomes a key trend of the world economy. Today, informati-                                                                          Korean IT industry to home and abroad, Korea IT Times has
                                                                                                                                     information & communication ministers, who participated in
Cho Young-joo, KTF CEO                                             zation has become an essential element to advance in the 21st                                                                        successfully introduced the development progress of the
                                                                                                                                     the APEC 2005 Korea held in Busan last year and the ICT
   The nation’s IT industry, including mobile communication,       century, not just a choice of the 21st century society.                                                                              domestic IT industry to foreign countries during the past two
                                                                                                                                     World Summit 2006 held in Seoul last month, highly praised
has become a brand representing Korea’s competitiveness in             Given these important trends and the rapidly changing                                                                            years.
                                                                                                                                     Korea’s IT industry with one voice. A number of foreign coun-
the global stage. It also implants pride in the people’s mind      environment, a globalized role is required of the mass media                                                                             By doing so, I am confident that Korea IT Times has been
                                                                                                                                     tries already reflected Korea’s IT839 strategy to their own
and serves as a friendly companion of life.                        to guide the IT industry’s development and societal change is                                                                        faithfully playing its role of a bridge for foreign IT companies
                                                                                                                                     policies on information and communication.
   Korea IT Times, which celebrates its second anniversary,        being demanded more keenly than at any other time.                                                                                   to make active investment in Korea, while greatly contribut-
                                                                                                                                         Through the development of the IT industry, Korea has
has satisfied readers’ various demands by offering in-depth IT         The Korea IT Times as the nation’s leading IT English                                                                            ing to developing Korea into an IT powerhouse.
                                                                                                                                     achieved economic success, improvement of access to infor-
information promptly in keeping with the flow of the times.        media, is essential reading for all those wanting to keep up to                                                                          In particular, a number of Incheon-based companies that
                                                                                                                                     mation, and convenience of living. It is because IT is a core
   I wholeheartedly congratulate Korea IT Times on its sec-        date with Korea’s IT globalization by conveying IT-related                                                                           were introduced on Korea IT Times received favorable
                                                                                                                                     industry to enhance efficiency and upgrade competitiveness
ond anniversary and hope it will become an adviser for sug-        industry’s progress and government’s policy, as well as busi-                                                                        responses from foreign IT enterprises and buyers at many IT-
                                                                                                                                     of all sectors, including economy and society, while leading
gesting the right direction of Korea’s IT industry.                ness circles’ trends and new technology research. For building                                                                       related exhibitions and business consultation meetings held at
                                                                                                                                     the national competitiveness in the future and improving wel-
   KTF, for its part, will enhance the status of Korea’s mobile    Korea as a global IT power.                                                                                                          home and abroad.
                                                                                                                                     fare of the people. Accordingly, heralding the development
communication industry by introducing various state-of-the-            Once again, congratulations on the second anniversary of                                                                             I think it was the results of Korea IT Times faithfully fulfill-
                                                                                                                                     status of Korea’s IT industry to the world is a very meaningful
art services, including HSDPA service to be offered from the       The Korea IT Times from the bottom of my heart and we sin-                                                                           ing its role as an excellent news media to understand and
                                                                                                                                     and valuable win-win strategy supporting the whole world,
end of June in earnest, and promoting customers’ conve-            cerely hope that The Korea IT Times will become a publica-                                                                           judge Korean enterprises by delivering business performance,
                                                                                                                                     beyond the interests of Korea.
nience.                                                            tion to acquaint the world with IT Korea’s development for                                                                           status and other news of Korea’s IT industry without filtering
                                                                                                                                         Considering this, we can say Korea IT Times that have
   I pray for everlasting development                              many years to come.                                                                                                                  to its readers.
                                                                                                                                     introduced the nation’s IT industry to the world during the
of Korea IT Times and its readers.                                                                                                                                                                          I hope Korea IT Times will continue playing a pivotal role



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Congratulatory Messages
                                                                                                                                    in both quantity and quality, the role of news media that can
                                                                                                                                    deliver accurate and valuable information to the society and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fostering Cooperation
                                                                                                                                    the community is very important                                      Between India & Korea
                                                                                                                                        Under these circumstances, if Korea IT Times will grasp
                                                                                                                                    the rapid flow of informatization promptly and correctly and       N. Parthasarathi, Ambassador of India

                                                                                                                                    faithfully play its role as the “eye and ear” of the people, I        I am happy to learn that The Korea IT Times has completed
                                                                                                                                    firmly believe it will grow into the 21st century-type IT gener-   two successful years of publication. The Embassy extends
                                                                                                                                    al media.                                                          warm felicitations on the occasion to the Publishers, Editorial
                                                                                                                                        Praying for everlasting development of Korea IT Times, I       team and staff of the journal.
                                                                                                                                    congratulate the second anniversary                                   The Korea IT Times has kept the readers informed of the
                                                                                                                                    of the nation’s sole English IT maga-                              latest developments in the IT sector in an interesting way. It
                                                                                                                                    zine once again.                                                   has also fostered cooperation between countries like India and
   H.E. Feancesco Rausi,              Urszula Raznowiecka,             HE Moncef Baati                  Valerii Aleksandruk,                                                                           Korea in this important field.
     Ambassador of Italy               Charge d’Affaires a.i.,    Ambassador of the Republic of        Ukraine Charge d’Affaires
                                        Embassy of Poland                  Tunisia                                                                                                                     We wish The Korea IT Times a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       great future.
                                                                                                                                    Foreign Ambassadors
to develop and introduce achievements of Korea’s IT industry
                                                                     KISA and Korea IT Times Together
to the world. I offer my sincere
                                                                                                                                      Vast IT Collaboration Potential                                     An Important
congratulations to Korea IT                                          Creating Warm Digital World
Times once again.                                                                                                                     Between Korea and Germany                                           ICT Partnership
                                                                  Lee Hong-sub, CEO of Korea Information Security Agency (KISA)
                                                                      I congratulate Korea IT Times on the second anniversary of    Claus Auer, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy
                                                                                                                                                                                                       H.E. Feancesco Rausi, Ambassador of Italy
                                                                  its foundation.                                                                                                                          The Embassy of Italy is indeed very pleased to send this
   Vital Role for IT Times                                            Korea IT Times has firmed up its position as the nation’s
                                                                                                                                       It gives me a great pleasure to congratulate the Korea IT
                                                                                                                                    Times on the occasion of its 2nd Anniversary. Korea is an IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                       congratulatory message to the Korea IT Times on the occasion
   in Information Era                                             sole IT specialized English magazine representing the global
                                                                  IT powerhouse Korea of today by offering information and
                                                                                                                                    country and English is the international IT language. It is only
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the completion of its second year of publishing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Korea is in the forefront of a digital revolution that day by
                                                                                                                                    natural that an English-language magazine like the IT Times
                                                                  communication-related news promptly and exactly and sug-                                                                             day is changing and improving our society and the Korea IT
Son Yeon-gi, president of KADO                                                                                                      thrives in this country.
   Now, Korea is heralding its name to every corner of the        gesting in-depth analysis and rational alternatives in English.                                                                      Times, providing a careful and detailed information on IT
                                                                                                                                       Germany and Korea have many things in common. This is
world brisker than ever.                                              As one of IT men, I express great thanks to Korea IT Times                                                                       developments, has became an important reference point for
                                                                                                                                    also true when you look at Information and Communication
   Our outstanding new technologies, including DMB,               for its strenuous efforts.                                                                                                           the ICT international community.
                                                                                                                                    Technology. With 7 % of the world market, Germany is the
WiBro, and HSPDA, astonish the world. Out electronics prod-           Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) will closely                                                                                Italy is among the leading nations in the use of
                                                                                                                                    3rd biggest ICT nation after the United States and Japan.
ucts rank first in almost all countries in terms of the market    cooperate with Korea IT Times to make a warm and comfort-                                                                            Internet/broadband communications and diffusion of mobile
                                                                                                                                    Furthermore Germany lies in the middle of the European
share.                                                            able digital world.                                                                                                                  phones, and the Government’s national IT strategy is to devel-
                                                                                                                                    Union, which combines 32% of the world’s ICT market.
   All these are results of the government’s efforts, our             I hope Korea IT Times will continue playing a leading role                                                                       op a better knowledge of S&T aspects, as well as to strengthen
                                                                                                                                    Germany is an interesting place for Korean companies not
advanced IT infrastructure, and dedicated efforts of enterpris-   in opening the “ubiquitous” era as an                                                                                                the technological and commercial level of the Italian produc-
                                                                                                                                    only to sell their IT products but also to invest and look for
es and relevant institutions.                                     influential magazine leading the IT                                                                                                  tive and services system.
                                                                                                                                    cooperation partners. The recent introduction of Korean DMB
   In particular, the government’s will to narrow the informa-    globalization.                                                                                                                           Korea has for many years been an important partner for
                                                                                                                                    mobile phones that receive TV during the World Cup was a
tion gap has become the foundation of such results.                                                                                                                                                    Italy in order to grow in the new globally-spreading informa-
                                                                                                                                    good example. It shows that cooperation possibilities between
   However, the possibility that our blue ocean will change to                                                                                                                                         tion society, and the Korea IT Times will continue to represent
                                                                                                                                    our two countries in the field of ICT are vast and promising.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a meaningful reference tool to allow an easier and effective
a red ocean, affected by China’s chase and other factors still
exists.
                                                                     21st Century IT media Role                                        I hope that many German-Korean ICT projects will follow
                                                                                                                                                                                                       bilateral exchange.
                                                                                                                                    and am sure that Korea IT Times will report on these develop-
   Accordingly, it goes without saying that the role of the          for Korea IT Times                                             ments. Once more my heartfelt con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           We wish the Korea IT Times
nation’s sole English IT monthly magazine “Korea IT Times”                                                                                                                                             every success in the future and
                                                                                                                                    gratulations on your anniversary and
that heralds the professional news on the overall IT industry     Song Kwan-ho, president of National Internet Development Agency                                                                      all the best to all who work at
                                                                  of Korea (NIDA)                                                   may many others follow.
to both home and abroad is very important.                                                                                                                                                             the magazine and to its readers.
                                                                      I sincerely congratulate Korea IT Times of its second
   As shown up until now, I hope Korea IT Times will              anniversary of its foundation. As one of its readers, I express
become a motive power of the IT industry with suggestion of       great thanks to the nation’s first and sole English IT magazine
right directions and straight criticism.                          Korea IT Times for its contribution to the development of the
   While celebrating the second anniversary of its foundation,    nation’s IT industry through vivid news coverage.
I pray for everlasting development of                                 Korea boasting of the number of domestic Internet users
Korea IT Times.                                                   exceeding 32 million and the Internet-using ratio of 72 percent
                                                                  is an undisputed IT powerhouse. However, to attain growth



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Congratu;atory Messages
   Informative and Reliable                                        mechanisms in ICT sector.
                                                                      We certainly look forward to this MOU contributing to fur-
                                                                                                                                      nologies enable constructing of objects capable of introducing
                                                                                                                                      drastic changes into production processes, improving radical-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          information, medicine and biotechnology. The Ukrainian
                                                                                                                                                                                                          achievements in basic science and technology combined with
   IT Information Source                                           ther developing our bilateral cooperation in ICT. Tunisia can      ly properties of materials and increasing productivity of           the Korean efficient mechanism to utilize R&D results might
                                                                   benefit from the rich experience accumulated by Korea in the       devices and equipment with molecular precision.. New mate-          be the locomotive for the growth of the nations’ strategic
Urszula Raznowiecka, Charge d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Poland     ICT sector, while Korean firms can also largely benefit from       rials with fundamentally new properties and outstanding             industries and will be very helpful for Korean and Ukrainian
    I would like to express my sincere congratulations on the      Tunisia’s business and investment environment (strategic           characteristics are developed by means of the nanotechnolo-         national interests.
occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Korea IT Times, an          location at the junction between Africa, Middle East and           gies. Fine-grained materials the sintered barium titanate of
informative and reliable source of information on the rapid        Europe, several incentives, skilled manpower, competitive-         relative density 99.9% and grain size of 0.3 mcm was obtained
progress of the IT industry and its current trends. The Korea      ness and developed infrastructure...), factors which are cou-      for the first time in the world practice in the institutes of the
IT Times reflects the dynamic aspects of the Korean economy.       pled by a promising future for the ICT                             NAS of Ukraine by means of the nanotechnologies.
It not only covers the current status and news of the domestic     sector in Tunisia, which registered a                              Parameters like these enable high prospects for ceramics to
IT market but of bilateral IT cooperation with many other          growth rate over 20% in the last                                   miniaturize multilayer condensers. By forming specific
nations. Its in-depth reports into the IT industry are very        decade.                                                            graphite-like nanostructure, the possibility was proved of
interesting and this magazine is now widely recognized by                                                                             obtaining super hard carbon films, which are to be promising
many readers.                                                                                                                         material to be applied in the friction units of recording and
    I am strongly convinced that the Korea IT Times will con-                                                                         reading equipment.
tinue to grow as an important part of                                 Extending Korea-Ukraine IT                                          However the activity between Ukraine and Korea in the
the Korean IT media market and I
hope for the continued prosperity
                                                                      Cooperation                                                     sphere of S&T over the last years doesn’t correspond to the
                                                                                                                                      opportunities for such cooperation. It has potential to be more
and success of the Korea IT Times.                                 Ukraine Charge d’Affaires, Valerii Aleksandruk                     wide-scaled, fruitful, and mutually beneficial and speed up
                                                                       On behalf of all the diplomatic staff of the Embassy of        the achievements of both countries in the development of
                                                                   Ukraine in the Republic of Korea I would like to congratulate      new materials and technologies, which may be used in gener-
                                                                   you and all personnel of the magazine The Korea IT Times           al and special machine- buildings, telecommunication and
   An ICT Partner for Korea at Crossroads                          with the second anniversary of its foundation.
                                                                       The issue makes an important contribution to the develop-
   of Africa, Middle East and Europe                               ment of science and technology ties between our countries.
                                                                   Moreover the vital role of The Korea IT Times is underlined
HE Moncef Baati, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia             by the cutting edge technologies that come into our social life
    It is my great pleasure to congratulate Korea IT Times on      with a very high speed and brings awareness of the necessity
the occasion of the celebration of its second anniversary and      to be up-to-date.
to convey my warm greetings to its management, staff and               These tasks are accomplished in every issue with great suc-
readers, wishing all of them continued success and prosperity.     cess due to journalists and all other staff that show their high
    In this era of rapid changes in information and communi-       skills and competence in coverage of topics that are in the
cation sector, Korea IT Times is playing indeed a leading role     sphere of interest The Korea IT Times.
as an English specialized magazine in ICT, by providing us             Having observed Korea-Ukraine science and technology
with accurate information on the evolution of this sector in       cooperation during the last couple of years it is clear that our
Korea and worldwide.                                               relations in these fields are based on friendship and partner-
    IT cooperation between our two countries is developing         ship. The governments of our countries have the same or simi-
well, especially after the visit paid to Tunis, by HE Mr. Roh      lar approach to the most important issues of international life.
Jun Hyong, then Vice Minister of Information and                       At the present time Korea-Ukraine cooperation in the field
Communication, within the framework of Tunisia’s hosting,          of information technology is expecting to be extended.
last December, of the World Summit on Information Society          Wireless technology can be disruptive as new channels as well
(WSIS). The inauguration by Minister Roh, within the same          as can add value to existing channels by enabling both low
visit of the “Information Access Center” in the City of Sciences   cost access and growth in reach. In combination with latest
of Tunis, stands as an illustration of our fruitful cooperation.   enterprise technologies it enables clients, ubiquitous secured
    Furthermore, HE Montasser Ouaili, Tunisian Minister of         access to rich information on the move, supports faster ser-
Communication Technologies met, on the sidelines of his par-       vices by offering more effective and efficient interworking.
ticipation last May in the Seoul Digital Forum and ICT             Thus we are seeking development of the potential of Korean
Summit, with his Korean counterpart and discussed about            leading companies in DMB and WiBro products in the
ways and means to promote bilateral cooperation in ICT.            Ukrainian domestic market.
Both Ministers also signed on this occasion a Memorandum of            Over past years rating of achievements of Ukrainian scien-
Understanding aiming at setting up bilateral cooperation           tists are growing in the field of nanotechnologies. The tech-



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Software                     / MS Korea


Testing the Waters of Korea’s Software Ocean
                                 Microsoft launches innovative Korea support plan
                                                                                                   By Yeon Choul-woong / Staff reporter




F
    ollowing the decision by U.S. software   Courting Korean game companies                according to the officials involved in this                                                                                               business relationship would be developed
    giant Microsoft (MS) to invest US$30         Including the US$ 30 million,             project at Microsoft Korea.                                                                                                               even further.
    million in Korea’s software companies    development costs for a mobile innovation        It is said that these two laboratories                                                                                                     If MS’ new game machine Xbox360
over three years, starting this year, the    laboratory announced by MS in March last      were forged for the Software Ecosystem                                                                                                    can be geared with Korea’s online games
win-win game between MS and Korea’s          year, its investment scale in Korea           Project that MS is advancing jointly with                                                                                                 which are building into a powerful force, it
software companies is grabbing the           extended to US$ 60 million in total with      KIPA (Korea IT Industry Promotion                                                                                                         is expected that MS could gain a favorable
attention of associated business circles.    this investment as an impetus.                Agency). ‘Software Ecosystem’ is an                                                                                                       position in securing an advantage over its
    MS has since its establishment in 1975       CEO Steve Ballmer, who visited Korea      accompanying growth model of software                                                                                                     game machine competitor, Sony.
been paving the way for the digital          at the end of May as part of the Seoul        business circles in which companies                                                                                                           Kim went on to mention that MS
information revolution and taking the        Digital Forum participation, announced the    holding base technology and independent                                                                                                   attaches importance to the Korean market,
leadership in software innovation which      “Innovative Korea Support Plan,” at a         software companies create profit through                                                                                                  so the company launched Xbox360 in
served as an impetus for the growth of the   press conference on the first day of the      technology sharing and partnership and                                                                                                    Korea for the second time in Asia,
PC industry.                                 Seoul Digital Forum.                          form a pre-cycle ring.                                                                                                                    following Japan.
    Starting from MS-DOS, the first              In conjunction with MS’ investment           The ISV empowerment laboratory is
operating system, MS brought innovation      background, Ballmer explained: “The           scheduled to offer all sorts of technology     Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (far right) attends an MOU signing ceremony between KIPA
                                                                                                                                          and Microsoft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Transformation to online service
to the industry by supplying diverse         world is wide. We are investing all over      support in the interests of competitiveness                                                                                               company
software, plus services and solutions        the world and doing many investments in       strengthening by selecting a total of 60          The Web Engineering Laboratory             software companies boasting of the highest      Microsoft’s success secret lies in its
including Microsoft office, window and       Korea rather than any other markets in the    software companies over the coming three       comes to play a role by lending support in    level’s technology power globally to be      monopoly power. Whenever MS makes its
Xbox.                                        world. This is because we have a belief in    years. The five finally selected software      concert with domestic software companies      nurtured in abundance.                       way into new markets such as office or
    About this Korean investment decision                                                                                                 through Web service as well as digital           The US$30 million investment plan of      Web browsers, the company seeks to
by MS, observers among smaller software                                                                                                   content research. Separately from this,       MS can be summarized as a part of the        secure a monopoly position within a short
companies at home and abroad are                                                                                                          ‘Mobile Innovation Laboratory’                company’s efforts to identify and to         period.
expressing very positive responses.                                                                                                       established last year, MS is developing       nurture partner companies within Korea.         Continuing to change from one
                                                        “The world is wide. We are investing                                              next-generation wireless technology              Microsoft Game Studios’ GM Shane          monopoly to another monopoly, MS is
                                                                                                                                          jointly with domestic companies.              Kim also who visited Korea to attend         assessed to have succeeded in maintaining
                                                   all over the world and doing many investments                                                                                        ‘Seoul Digital Forum 2006’ together with     the leading position. Currently, MS is
                                                in Korea rather than any other markets in the world.                                      Seeking tie-up                                Ballmer, was also courting Korean game       attempting the company’s transformation
                                                                                                                                          with ‘Live Anywhere’ strategy                 companies.                                   from a software company for PCs to an
                                                 This is because we have a belief in Korea software                                           Steve Ballmer of MS and KIPA CEO             Kim appealed to ally Korean game          online service company, and eventually to
                                                                                                                                          & president Ko Hyun-Jin signed an MOU,        companies with ‘Live Anywhere’ strategy,     a post-PC company.
                                                               companies’ ecosystem,”                                                     while Minister Rho Jun-hyong, MIC             MS’ long-term vision in the Seoul Digital       In the case of online service companies,
                                                                                                                                          attended the ceremony.                        Forum. ‘Live Anywhere’ is a strategy         Google is now occupying first place. In
                                                                                                                                              Praising this tie-up, Ko said: “As        which allows to be able to enjoy the same    post PC field as well, Apple, Nokia and
                                                                                                                                          Microsoft’s cooperation is added to the       game anytime and anywhere through            Sony etc. are pitching their camp. In order
                                             Korea software companies’ ecosystem,”         companies among them receive all kinds         efforts in the meanwhile to nurture           Internet irregardless of terminals such as   for MS to maintain the top’s position, MS
                                                The main point of the Innovation Korea     of support for overseas market inroads.        software power, Korea software industry’s     PC, Xbox and cellular phone.                 has to win in a battle with them.
                                             Support Plan is that MS is establishing the      Relevant software fields are * home         global competitiveness is expected to            He pointed out: “Korea game                  MS’ strategy is to integrate all sorts of
                                             ‘Microsoft Innovation Center (MSIC) by        network software, * digital content for        become even stronger”.                        developers’ development power is             Internet services, like search engine and
                                             adding two laboratories, namely the “ISV      next-generation web as well as software            From his side, Steve Ballmer added that   excellent and Korea’s game development       portal services with priority given to
                                             Empowerment Laboratory” and the “Web          solutions, * embedded as well as mobile        he was pleased that with this project as an   environment which is strong in online        Explorer, Internet Windows, etc.
                                             Engineering Laboratory” for the purpose       software, *telematics software, and *          impetus, MS is able to contribute to          game for PC, matches well with MS’ Live      Furthermore, it aspires to extend the
                                             of software product development as well       RFID/USN-based software which are              Korea’s software industry development. In     Anywhere strategy”. Shane Kim explained      company’s position in the PC market to
                                             as technology innovation support to the       connected with the U-Korea strategy of the     step with the Korean government’s             that MS has been developing Xbox game        the post-PC sphere, from the springboard
                                             “Mobile Innovation Laboratory” that the       Ministry of Information & Communication        determination to nurture the software         with Korea’s Phantagram, Webzen and          of PCs & post PCs compatibility.
      MS’ new game machine Xbox360           company has been pursuing since last year,    (MIC).                                         industry, he said that MS will help           Softmax etc. and he expected that this



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    Rushing to Show              Korea has unfurled the flag

    WiBro Commericalization
                                 of the commercialization
                                 of WiBro for the first time in the world

    Success in Korea             K
                                       T and SK Telecom launched the domestic
                                       commercial service of the portable Internet
                                       WiBro on June 30 for the first time in the world.
                                                                                                     By Yeo Hong-il, Kang Joo-young / Staff reporter

                                                                                           mercial service is limited to such small districts as a
                                                                                           “dong” unit, its significance will be reduced by half,
                                                                                           saying that KT, which had propelled the WiBro busi-
                                     WiBro, using the 2.3GHz frequency, is a mobile        ness in the past, should commercialize the WiBro ser-
                                 Internet service that enables the data transmission of    vice for the first time in the world as a matter of course
                                 over 1Mbps even when people move at speeds of 60          and advance the commercialization date.
                                 kilometers per hour.                                          As for KT, it said it had no plans for advancing the
                                     Originally, the three companies KT, SK Telecom        commercialization date fixed for June 30, refuting the
                                 and Hanaro Telecom obtained the WiBro business            calls that SK Telecom should rather commercialize the
                                 license. However, Hanaro Telecom gave up its              WiBro service for the first time in the world.
                                 license, saying that it has no business capacity.             Ironically, they tried to turn over the world’s first
                                     KT plans to begin the commercialization service in    commercialization service to each other, despite the
                                 Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi province in areas      fact that business providers should compete to become
                                 such as Gangnam-gu, Songpa-gu, Seocho-gu, Sinchon         the first to launch the first commercialization service
                                 and Bundang-gu, where it already implemented a pilot      in a normal situation.
                                 service.                                                      Accordingly, the Ministry of Information and
                                     SK Telecom also plans to offer the service to some    Communication (MIC) in charge of the business sug-
                                 regions in Seoul, including Seongbuk-gu and part of       gested mediation to the two companies to unify the
                                 Gangnam-gu.                                               commercialization date between the two - June 28 or
                                     KT and SK Telecom began the quasi-commercial-         30.
                                 ization on June 30 for the first time in the world, but       Such a phenomenon seems to reflect the skepticism
                                 they had engaged in a subtle war of nerves on the date    in the market over whether the WiBro business will
                                 of commercialization before the launching.                succeed or not.
                                     KT and SK Telecom were in a situation to commer-          In fact, WiBro is one of the core services of the
                                 cialize the WiBro service before the end of last month    ministry’s IT839 strategy and an important technolo-
                                 at any cost according to the business blueprint they      gy, which was reflected in the goal of the global stan-
                                 submitted to the government in case of acquiring the      dardization of WiBro.
                                 business license.                                             Accordingly, in a fear that postponing the timing
                                     Amid worries over the shortage of technology for      for commercialization may be interpreted as shortage
                                 commercialization in the market, they felt that the       of technology, relevant service providers had stuck to
                                 schedule for commercialization was too tight. They        the planned commercialization date, despite the criti-
                                 had a sense of crisis about the commercialization of      cism against imperfect preparations.
                                 the WiBro service at a time when the appraisals on the        An official of the MIC said, “The two companies
                                 ripple effects of such competition services, including    submitted an article for use to the ministry on June 29
                                 HSDPA, were not sufficiently analyzed.                    and said they would launch the commercialization ser-
                                     The SK Telecom side, which decided to launch the      vice from June 30. The ministry gave them the green
                                             commercialization service on June 28 two      light as they kept the permission term fulfilling the
                                                   days ahead of KT, said that if the      deadline of the end of June and there was no serious
                                                               world’s first WiBro com-    problem in the article.”




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                                                                                                                                              They plan to expand the service available area to            Both companies plan to apply a partial fixed
                                                                                service as the national project.                           all regions in Seoul and major towns in the                  charge system, under which they will impose a fixed
             WiBro Service Charge Announced                                         Now, whether WiBro will become the world’s             Metropolitan Area by early next year. Thereafter, they       fare, but, in case of data exceeding a certain quantity,
                                                                                “next killer application” or not is becoming the focus     plan to expand the service area further on a step-by-        they will apply a differentiated charge according to
           n June 29, both KT and SK Telecom announced that they have

  O        lounched the commercial service of WiBro in the given districts
           of the Seoul Metropolitan Area, and also that they have set the
  service charge system, the subsidy size for terminal purchase and contents
                                                                                of interest at a time when the commercialization is in
                                                                                the initial stage.
                                                                                    Service-users in the commercialized region are
                                                                                able to download a 36-page newspaper within a
                                                                                                                                           step basis, considering the market demand.
                                                                                                                                              SKT plans to increase the number of hot zones
                                                                                                                                           from the present six to 15-20 before the end of this
                                                                                                                                           year and expand the service area further every year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the quantity of use
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Considering the payment ability for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        communication, using pattern, using terminal and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        quantity of use, KT plans to introduce a variety of
  of service. According to their report, KT has prepared a “Free WiBro”         maximum of one second or an MP3 music file within             From 2006, SKT is planning to expand its                  customer-tailored charge systems based on a fixed
  fixed service charge system of W16, 000 per month on a temporary basis        5-6 seconds. In this case, the frequency band is           coverage gradually to demand-intensive regions in            amount system.
  until the end of this year, considering the limited coverage and service      expected to be set at 2.3ß◊, the Internet speed (service   towns such as center commercial districts, housing-             The two companies are also moving to produce
  level. In addition to this, KT has introduced three kinds of promotion        bandwidth) at about 1Mbps, and the service charge at       swarmed districts and subways. To this end, it plans to      PDA-type terminals, WiBro-embedded notebooks,
  service charge system, which provide a 70% discount rate of the basic         30,000 won a month.                                        invest a total of 800 billion won.                           mobile phones and DBDM (dual band dual mode)-
  service charges: WiBro Saver, WiBro Basic, and WiBro Special. But SK              In case of establishing WiBro terminals such as
  Telecom has prepared only one fixed charge system of W30, 000. The
  terminal has adopted only one type of PCMCIA (Personal Computer
                                                                                wireless LAN on personnel computers, notebook                                                                                                                                      Interview
                                                                                computers, PDAs or car receivers, users are able to
  Memory Card International Association) card. The subsidy of both              use the Internet freely as a cell phone even in a
  companies is equally set at W100, 000, thus placing the actual purchase       moving car or subway.                                      Samsung Electronics
  price of a terminal at W270, 000.                                                 Although the maximum Internet-using speed is


                                                                                                                                               WiBro to Supply Up to the Maximum 50Mbps
                                                                                5.5Mbps for uplink and 20Mbps for downlink
                                                                                technically, the actual speed appeared through the
                                                                                pilot service by users was 1Mpbs~3Mbps, similar to
                        Technology and                                          the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
                                                                                speed of the super-speed Internet for home use.
                        service environment                                         The use of Nespot is limited to around 50-meter
                                                                                hotspot region where a base station was set up. On the                                4G to converge specialized communication services
                        of mobile WiMAX                                         other hand, the WiBro’s radius for use is about 1km


                                                                                                                                           S
                                                                                and the handover going over from one base station to            amsung Electronics executives expect that the                                  download video data within just one or two minutes,
                        and WiBro                                               another base station is possible so that users can
                                                                                utilize Internet while moving without disconnection.
                                                                                                                                                company will be able to supply WiBro
                                                                                                                                                equipment to over 10 countries this year, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lee explained. Accordingly, the president said he is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               convinced that cellular phones will emerge as a
                          n the initial stage, the terminals used for the           Also users can receive several services with           that WiBro will be rapidly embraced all over the                                    central piece of equipment of digital convergence

                      I   service are likely to be limited to PCMCIA card-
                          type and one or two PDA types installed in
                      notebooks.
                                                                                limited contents through the wireless Internet of
                                                                                mobile phone and the service charges are very
                                                                                expensive, so they use the services chiefly for
                                                                                                                                           world as “the future killer application.”
                                                                                                                                              Samsung is already negotiating with 16 countries
                                                                                                                                           regarding export of WiBro.
                                                                                                                                              Lee Ki-Tae, president of Telecommunication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that merges various functions, such as notebook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               computer, camcorder camera, MP3, TV etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In relation to the 4G Forum Samsung Electronics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               has initiated, Lee explained: “Samsung Electronics
                         In the future, SK Telecom in cooperation with          downloading bell sound or characters. However, they
                      Samsung Electronics will introduce an integrated          can use a variety of super-speed wireless Internet         Network Business, Samsung Electronics, noted the                                    is aggressively promoting its 4G mobile
                      communication card, which is designed to use              services at more rational charges with WiBro.              significance of WiBro commercialization, with its                                   communication’s standardization activities as well,
                      different networks, including WiBro and HSDPA,                                                                       development well under way due to the initiatives of                                which is anticipated to be commercialized by 2010
                      with a single PCMCIA card.                                                                                           Samsung Electronics. He explained that WiBro is a                                   or thereabouts.” To take the initiative in 4G mobile
                         KT also plans to develop and produce an integrated                                                                communication technology in which high-speed                 Lee Ki-Tae,            communication which is expected to assume
                      terminal carrying a 2.8-inch screen that combines            Business plans                                                                                                       president of
                                                                                                                                           wireless Internet is possible on the move too up to Telecommunication Network leadership of the global communication market’s
                                                                                                                                           the maximum 50Mbps in terms of its transmission          Business, Samsung          high value-added by converging the entire mobile
                      WiBro and terrestrial DMB. KT also said it will
                      produce a cell phone-type WiBro terminal in the
                      fourth quarter, along with Samsung Electronics.
                                                                                   of mobile WiMAX                                         speed.
                                                                                                                                              Lee added, “WiBro is a service to be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Electronics            communication fields such as 3G and 3.5G in future,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               global many countries are competing for the
                         In the meantime, KT and SK Telecom have
                      decided to inject 500 billion won and 170 billion won,
                                                                                   service providers                                       supplement service business provider’s turnover and profit and
                                                                                                                                           loss with low investment expenses and high transmission speed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  leadership of 4G technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concerning 4G’s characteristics as well as service
                      respectively, in the WiBro project this year.                                                                        in comparison with established mobile communication services           environment, Lee said that large capacity data service, which is
                                                                                        T started its commercial service in some part
                         The Telecommunications Technology Association
                      (TTA) promoted the WiBro standardization three
                      years ago and presented the technology to the Institute
                                                                                K       of Gangnam-gu, Sinchon, Bundang, the
                                                                                        subway line of Bundang, Seocho-gu and
                                                                                Songpa-gu, and SKT launched the service in six
                                                                                                                                           like BcN (Broadband converged Network) or Wireless LAN
                                                                                                                                           which don’t guarantee mobility.”
                                                                                                                                              When 3.5 generation service like HSDPA or WiBro is
                                                                                                                                           commercialized, customers will be able to have screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  impossible in 3G, three dimension cubic screen, and mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  virtual reality are deemed to be possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In this stage, experts note that it will now be possible to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  converge complicated specialized communication services.
                      of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). And       hotspot zones, including such university districts as
                      Korea set the 3.5-generation mobile communication                                                                    telephone conversations with a cellular phone seamlessly and
                                                                                Anam-dong, Hanyang University and Sinchon.



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                                                                                                                                           If do so, the degree of use is likely to go up

                                                                              charges.
                                                                                                                                        significantly in terms of commercialization of WiBro.            Showdown between
                                                                                                                                        However, Lee Jae-chul, leader of the Telephony
                                                                                 However, the fact that the cost to purchase
                                                                              PCMCIA cards is higher than expected is likely to
                                                                                                                                        Business Division VoIP Business Team, said, “For
                                                                                                                                        success of WiBro, relevant companies should map out
                                                                                                                                                                                                         HSDPA and WiBro
                                                                              affect KT’s marketing strategy and the activation of                                                                            ontroversy over market competitiveness

                                                                                                                                                                                                      C
                                                                                                                                        a design in such a way as to draw the direction toward
                                                                              the initial market.                                       the implementation of the mobile WiMAX service                        between HSDPA and WiBro, both of which
                                                                                 The provision for use includes contents on the         exactly. Service providers should open their networks                 launched commercialization in a similar
                                                                              method for service subscription, fare and subsidy.        wider and carefully listen to opinions of businessmen         period, is continuing in the domestic market.
                                                                              Considering the service coverage in use and limited       who hope to participate in the business. If things go            For the time being, accordingly, the focus will be
                                                                              terminal terms, however, the contents of the provision    wrong, it may fall into the shape of the old TRS.             placed on which service system between the HSDPA
                                                                              reported by KT for the first time are not so concrete.    Related to business viability, all people concerned,          and WiBro consumers will prefer, rather than on
                                                                              In particular, discount favors for super-speed Internet   including service providers and equipment makers,             whether WiBro will jump into the global market or
                                                                              (Mega-pass) or Nespot users were not included in the      should concentrate all energy on investment in a              not.
                                                                              provision, inviting complaints from existing users.       direction to see the future clearly and sagaciously.”            As each service has respective characteristics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      merits and demerits, it is difficult for service users to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interview
                                                                                 Consideration                                          SK Telecom
                                                                                 of commerciality
                     type terminals that combine WiBro in the future.            of mobile WiMAX                                                     Maximizing Market Potential of WiBro
                        In the case of contents, SKT plans to offer                    t the time when the WiBro service was about
                     information services, including messaging, video &
                     music, game and location based service, and Biz
                     services such as B2B, in addition to the basic service
                                                                              A        to launch, the price of PCMCIA cards was
                                                                                       expected to be slightly higher than that of
                                                                              general wireless LAN cards and not to exceed
                                                                                                                                                                 SK Telecom plans optimal WiBro network construction


                                                                                                                                        W
                     providing access to Internet in a moving environment.    100,000 won, considering the subsidy. However, the                 ith timely investment in complementary                                      Kim emphasized.
                        By making the best use of its 4,670 menus and         card price amounted to 300,000 won when the service                services such as WiBro, WCDMA, satellite                                       In connection with the charge system, Kim said
                     680,000 contents, it plans to offer contents most        was commercialized, imposing a heavy burden on                     DMB, SK Telecom is expected to take the                                     that SK Telecom would allow users to select the
                     suitable for WiBro at the beginning of the service,      consumers and resulting in poor responses to the          initiative in the new ICT market.                                                    most appropriate charge system by adopting diverse
                     activating the market.                                   service.                                                      Following the launch of the company’s WiBro                                      forms of charge systems.
                        KT will introduce such basic Internet data services       Accordingly, persistent conflicts are expected        pilot service at the end of May, this year, SK                                          Regarding WiBro positioning, the CEO has
                     as information search, e-mail and news; media            between KT, trying to lower the price to the              Telecom launched service in the course of last June                                  committed himself to offering services with the best
                     services, including multimedia blog and web media;       maximum to reduce the burden on the subsidy and           with priority given to hot zones like Seoul Anam-                                    quality by constructing the most optimal WiBro
                     and the specialized communication service PTA,           activate the initial market, and Samsung Electronics,     dong, Hangyang University, and Shinchon.                                             network, based on its wireless network operation
                     which offers the video chatting and multimedia           which has to call for a hike in the price in case of          CEO & president Kim Shin-Bae, SK Telecom                                         experiences over the past 20 years.
                     message services.                                        failing to secure a certain amount of supply.             reveals that the company already fixed this year’s                                      SK Telecom intends to take the initiative in new
                        It is also preparing a service for online game that       Amid growing concern about whether the WiBro          investment plan amounting to 170 billion won                                         market such as WiBro, WCDMA, and satellite
                     enables wire & wireless to interlock freely, and a       service will become another killer application or not,    (around $1.8 billion), adding that the company is            Kim Shin-Bae,          DMB etc. with timely investment in mutual
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEO & president
                     remote file management service.                          relevant service providers that anticipated               forecast to service 15~20 hotspot areas by the end of        of SK Telecom          supplementary service, Kim adds. As a result of
                        KT will provide such WiBro services as news,          astronomical commercial viability of WiBro have           this year.                                                                          previous customer survey, Kim stresses that WiBro
                     searches, maps, VOD, music, banking and home             paid keen attention to take the initiative in the next-       By providing users with the most optimal contents of WiBro,         is expected to develop in a complementary way with existing
                     shopping contents and introduce a package contents       generation communication business field.                  SK Telecom will activate markets, Kim explained, saying that            services as a service that can overcome dissatisfaction about
                     service based on individual intelligent services,            When they applied for WiBro business licenses,        the company plans to allow users to use diverse service by              wireless Internet’s transmission speed and charge.
                     including video-exclusive blogs and portals.             market watchers carefully raised the possibility of its   supplying them with information service like messaging, game               Accordingly, by overcoming the limitations of wireless
                        Success of the KT’s WiBro service                     convergence with wireless VoIP. Although there is no      and location-based service, as well as Biz service like B2B &           Internet service’s expensive charges as well as low transmission
                     commercialization depends on how attractive the          clear answer to the matter, it is expected to graft the   M2M solutions.                                                          speed, WiBro is expected to allow users to use large capacity
                     terms and conditions of the service supplied to users    VoIP service onto the WiBro in the future as the              Furthermore, SK Telecom will diversify customers’                   data service with fast transmission speed and with reasonable
                     are. Related to commercialization, users pay keen        original purpose of mobile communication companies        selections by providing them with diverse combination products          price by connecting to the Internet anytime and anywhere.
                     attention to the subscription terms and service          is the data service covering all regions.                 with established mobile phones as well as satellite DMB etc.,




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                                                                                                                                         decided according to who will offer the services
                                                                                                                                         combining communication and broadcasting more
                                                                               WiBro is inferior to HSDPA in the wireless data           perfectly.
                                                                               market owing to limited coverage in the initial stage        According to Electronics and Telecommunications
                                                                               of commercialization at the end of June, absence of       Research institute (ETRI), the top five information
                                                                               various terminal line-ups, and conflicts with existing    media are expected to create a market worth 30
                                                                               Internet users in staging active marketing.               trillion won in Korea before 2010, creating
                                                                                                                                         employment for 360,000 persons.
                                                                                                                                            Experts also anticipate that the top five information
                                                                               WiBro will generate                                       media equipment will emerge as an export-promising
                                                                                                                                         item rivaling mobile phones or automobiles.
                                                                               future benefits for the
                                                                               next-generation mobile                                                                                                                                                             Interview
                                                                                                                                         KT
                                                                               communication
                                                                                                                                         WiBro Leads Second Internet Revolution
                                                                                   Korea already experienced many errors and trials
                                                                               in the process of technology development through 2G
                                                                               and 3G, making full preparations for the next-
                                                                               generation communication environment.
                                                                                   Through this progress, accordingly, Korea
                                                                               acquired advanced know-how. Lee Ki-tae, president                Service launched commercially in June covers Seoul and Gyeonggi province
                                                                               of Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung



                                                                                                                                         T
                                                                               Electronics, said. “Samsung set 2006 as the first year
                                                                                                                                              hrough WiBro, Korea’s leading communica-                                        ties, the actual number of subscribers may be even
                                                                               of the WiBro globalization. If a company hopes to use
                      select anyone that will lead the market in the future.                                                                  tion’s provider, KT, has been spearheading                                      greater than this.
                                                                               the portable Internet service, it has no option but to
                         The three main elements of communication are                                                                         domestic standardization as well as technology                                      Jeong stressed that KT aims to boost its turnover
                                                                               use the WiBro technology and engage in negotiations
                      voice, data and media. At a time being changed from                                                                development by propelling WiBro’s commercializa-                                     to 1.2 trillion won (around $1.26 billion) by 2010
                                                                               with us.”
                      wire to wireless, the answer to which system between                                                               tion utilizing 2.3GHz since 2002. And KT is striving                                 through implementing the WiBro project. In regard
                                                                                   In 2006, Korea reached the world’s top level in the
                      HSDPA and WiBro will take charge of the mediation                                                                  to create new wire/wireless integration service mar-                                 to WiBro’s ripple effect, Jeong points out that its rip-
                                                                               WiBro and DMB sectors, boasting of its next-
                      role will be left to service users.                                                                                kets as a next-generation growth engine to inject                                    ple effect is presumed to grow in tandem with asso-
                                                                               generation communication technology.
                         In the case of WiBro, companies will expand the                                                                 fresh vigor into the ailing economy.                                                 ciated industry’s activation like IT industry-related
                                                                                   As a result, if the top five information media —
                      scope of coverage according to users’ demands for                                                                     Since being selected as WiBro business provider                                   content & equipment and diverse industry spheres
                                                                               portable Internet WiBro, the next-generation mobile
                      seamless service. As it was already known, WiBro is                                                                by the government on Jan. 2005, KT confirmed                                         such as culture, circulation and service.
                                                                               communication (WCDMA, HSDPA), digital
                      more economical than HSDPA. Its service charge                                                                     WiBro’s successful technology development and                                            WiBro service which has been commercialized in
                                                                               multimedia broadcasting (DMB), Internet-based IP-
                      system that is cheaper than existing service will also                                                             high expectations of its service by demonstrating it to                              Korea for the first time globally, came to be able to
                                                                               TV, and data broadcasting — are activated, Korea can
                      draw attention from service users.                                                                                 the world at the APEC summit meeting in Busan last         Jeong Kwan-Young,         expect up to royalty income about service operation
                                                                               enjoy great success with exports of relevant
                         If HSDPA is described as a form going over from                                                                 November, vice president Jeong Kwan-Young, vice president of Business technology and the core technology, needless to say
                                                                               equipment.                                                                                                        Planning Department, Mobile
                      voice to Internet, WiBro is the one going over from                                                                Business Planning Department, Mobile Internet Internet Business Group, KT associated equipment as well as terminal’s world
                                                                                   Against this backdrop, former Minister of
                      Internet to voice.                                                                                                 Business Group, KT noted.                                                            export through international standardization and
                                                                               Information and Communication Chin Dae-je recently
                         WiBro has the most effective structure for super-                                                                  In conjunction with WiBro business’ propulsion strategy, KT          globalization on the basis of domestic activation.
                                                                               said, “Korea has found a vein of gold with which the
                      speed data transmission without consideration of                                                                   has been promoting in the meantime the service’s readiness for              For the purpose of WiBro market’s early activation, KT plans
                                                                               Korean people can eat and live for the coming 10
                      voice service. Meanwhile, WCDMA (HSDPA) has a                                                                      commercial service by supplying some areas in Seoul and                 to supply seamless wire/wireless integration service by connect-
                                                                               years.”
                      structure dealing with the voice service first and                                                                 Gyeonggi, whose initial demand is being bolstered by the pilot          ing established business like Megapass, CDMA complementing
                                                                                   Samsung Electronics already decided to supply
                      enables transmission of middle and high-speed data                                                                 service launched last March. As of the end of June, KT has com-         WiBro while, at the same time, activating content as well as ser-
                                                                               WiBro equipment to six countries, including the
                      transmission.                                                                                                      mercialized these areas and will plan to expand WiBro service           vice markets and increasing consumers’ service-use benefits by
                                                                               United States and Japan. It demonstrated terrestrial
                         WiBro is slightly superior to WCDMA (HSDPA)                                                                     supply areas to the whole of Seoul and major cities in the metro-       developing multimedia/convergence-model service and the core
                                                                               DMB at the Germany World Cup last June and plans
                      in the transmission speed and offers the Nomadic                                                                   politan area by year-end, Jeong said.                                   BM in priority.
                                                                               to demonstrate WiBro at the Torino Winter Olympics
                      service for demand-intensive regions.                                                                                 In connection with the market outlook and its ripple effect              Jeong said that KT would promote the Second Internet
                                                                               in Italy in February net year.
                         WCDMA (HSDPA) offers nationwide services                                                                        since WiBro introduction, the vice president predicted that the         Revolution through WiBro in the wireless market too, following
                                                                                   The top five information media will bring about a
                      centering on voice.                                                                                                number of WiBro service users would grow to 8 million~10.7              the Internet Revolution sparked by the introduction of the high-
                                                                               great change in the landscape of the communication
                         Meanwhile, some people raise the possibility that                                                               million in 2011 or thereabouts, adding that if WiBro will be acti-      speed broadband Internet.
                                                                               and broadcasting circles. Victory or defeat will be
                                                                                                                                         vated by means of business provider’s proactive publicity activi-



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              Cover Story / WiBro Korea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the WiBro technology as an international standard.
                                                                                                                                  Of the sale of Samsung, 14 percent was CDMA               WiBro gaining                                                   The WiBro jointly developed by Samsung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Electronics and ETRI became the global standard in
          Samsung pavilion’s WiBro demonstration                                                                              and the remainder was GSM. On the other hand, LG’s
                                                                                                                              sale of CDMA is higher than Samsung’s case and the            recognition                                                 fact. As a result, any businessman hoping to engage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the WiBro service must first have royalty negotiations
  Demonstration of service within household, on the road en route to the office through pavilion visit or
  participation
                                                                                                                              sale of GSM is lower.
                                                                                                                                  However, the heat for CDMA was so strong that it          for its technology                                          with ETRI and Samsung Electronics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Samsung Electronics filed applications for patents
  - Robot remote control, VoIP within an automobile, and multilateral conference enforcement etc.                             could have an appeal to the world.
                                                                                                                                  To globalize this product, it should be one that has      for global                                                  in 203 cases in the portable Internet field, securing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No. 1 position in the world in terms of the number of
                                                                                                                              scored success in Korea. Only when a number of
                                                                                                                              people know merits of WiBro and select it, Korean
                                                                                                                              companies can go abroad with confidence.
                                                                                                                                                                                            standardization                                             applications. Accordingly, it can expect huge amounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of royalty income.
                                                                                                                                  In case of WCDMA, Qualcomm has been reluctant              s the Korea-type portable Internet technology                  Of course, “Mobile WiMAX” is part of the
                                                                                                                              to plunge into this field. The reason stems from its
                                                                                                                              judgment that Korea is the only guaranteed market in
                                                                                                                              this field.
                                                                                                                                                                                         I   WiBro only being commercialized in Korea? The
                                                                                                                                                                                             answer is no.
                                                                                                                                                                                            IEEE, an international standardization organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “WiMAX” led by Intel of the United States. It has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        become the international standard under the joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cooperation between Intel and Samsung Electronics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Accordingly, if the two companies cooperate, the
                                                                                                                                  The wireless business is not so simple as the wire     for communication technology, has already officially
                                                                                                                              business. In the case of cable, a subscriber makes a       approved the “mobile WiMAX” (802.16e) based on                 globalization of WiBro could be accelerated.
                                                                                                                              call and application for setup of facilities for
                                                                                                                              connection. But, regarding wireless, there is no
 (Robot remote control)
Remote control of a robot,
                                (1:1 screen
                              telephone/VoD)
                                                            (VoIP)
                                                 Internet surfing en route to
                                                                                       (PTA)
                                                                                  Voice telephone
                                                                                                              (MMC)
                                                                                                        Multilateral screen   infrastructure, so a lot of investment is required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Interview
 which allows showing of     Screen telephone     the office or in the inside between one person and       conference
   internal features of a
                                                      of an automobile/       many persons as well as
                           demonstration between telephone showing scene file transmission function
                                                                                                         demonstration        the setup.                                                 MTI
household on the screen PR girl and the audience       demonstration               demonstration                                  We stand now at an important stage and have



                                                                                                                                                                                                  WiBro’s National Branding Work Needed
                                                                                                                              many tasks to solve. We should carry out bold
                                                                                                                              policies without hesitation for the bright future. We
                                                 WiBro is not only a “portable Internet” but also a                           should suggest favors carrying new conceptions after
                                             provider of the wireless Internet telephone service and                          considering the issue on securing subscribers and the
                                             the multilateral video call and broadcasting program                             existing ADSL subscribers.
                                             transmission service.                                                                To have 10 million subscribers turn their eyes to
                                                 Although some of the above services may                                      WiBro, Korea should make its best efforts. Korea’s                                                  Next-generation ‘killer application’
                                             encroach upon existing service and their                                         WiBro has yet to secure competitiveness in foreign
                                             commercialization may be delayed, it is certain for                              countries.
                                                                                                                                                                                              t is a fact that some WiBro business providers                                      EEm stressed that since the company is
                                             WiBro to significantly change the landscape of daily
                                             living and the industrial sector.
                                                                                                                                  Most people in Europe and the United States use
                                                                                                                              WiMAX and recognize that WiBro is the standard of
                                                                                                                              Korea. Korea should not excessively insist on its own
                                                                                                                              WiBro in the global market.
                                                                                                                                                                                         I    are not convinced of WiBro market’s potential or
                                                                                                                                                                                              its success possibility.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Moreover, many persons are concerned over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              struggling on technology development, MTI expects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to be able to facilitate gap-fillers in the nation with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              more favorable price. This is the law of the survival
                                                                                                                                  Namely, Korea needs to stress characteristics of       whether WiBro may retain its superiority in a                                        of the fittest and according to how we are
                                                  Necessity of Korea’s                                                        Mobile WiMAX and the point that the Korean
                                                                                                                              standard is the standard cosmopolitans want.
                                                                                                                                                                                         competition with HSDPA and so forth. Yet, gap-
                                                                                                                                                                                         filler manufacturer MTI’s president Mr. EEm Ki-Ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              differentiated and how we do highly developed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              technology development, gap-filler’s cost down is
                                                  global branding                                                                 Korea should enhance the value of our technology
                                                                                                                              to the maximum extent while not hurting the pride of
                                                                                                                                                                                         is convinced that WiBro will certainly succeed,
                                                                                                                                                                                         adding that WiBro’s content is infinite and it holds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              possible and this field’s competitiveness also grows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bigger, he explained. As a 1.5 G gap-filler
                                                  for globalization                                                           other countries related to technology.
                                                                                                                                  To sell WiBro to the world, Korea should also
                                                                                                                                                                                         sufficient strategic location and foothold as a next-
                                                                                                                                                                                         generation “killer application.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              manufacturer, EEm pointed out that the company is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              striving to upgrade technology ceaselessly.

                                                  of WiBro                                                                    open the domestic market wider. It should allow Intel
                                                                                                                              with its high degree of recognition and market
                                                                                                                                                                                             MTI is a domestic WiBro gap-filler manufacturer
                                                                                                                                                                                         that did business worth $10 million with China and              EEm Ki-Ho,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In order for Korea’s mobile WiMax, & WiBro to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              get global recognition, EEm advised that Korea must
                                                                                                                                                                                         India respectively. EEm said that they plan to                MTI’s president        share this new technology that it has developed
                                                                                                                              competitiveness to engage in a joint study on WiBro
                                                    he most important thing for Korea is to ensure

                                             T      that WiBro first succeeds in Korea. Selling the
                                                    service, if it has failed in Korea, to foreign
                                             countries does not make sense.
                                                                                                                              technology with Korean companies and create a
                                                                                                                              business boom.
                                                                                                                                  In other words, we need to make a bigger pie to eat
                                                                                                                              in the market. It is better to have a branding work with
                                                                                                                                                                                         continue doing business with Korea since they
                                                                                                                                                                                         realized gap-filler’s importance, and Japan is about to purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                         gap-filler from Korea from now on.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Gap-filler manufacturers that were in charge of gap-filler for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              independently. In that context, the president insisted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that Korea needs to acquaint global companies like Intel degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with Korean technology and put more effort into generating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   overseas publicity.
                                                Let’s take the example of CDMA. Although we are                                                                                          KT service consist of about four companies including MTI, but                EEm concluded by asserting that the nation must launch
                                                                                                                              global companies armed with market governing
                                             accustomed to CDMA, only 20 percent of the world                                                                                            it is not easy for these four companies to cover such broad               national branding work for the success of Korea’s mobile
                                                                                                                              power than to let Samsung engage in marketing
                                             uses CDMA. The remaining is GSM.                                                                                                            WiBro commercialization areas, he commented.                              WiMax, WiBro.
                                                                                                                              activities alone in the global market.



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Cover Story / WiBro Korea
                                                                                                                                              nation’s venture broadcasting solution company EGC                  EGC & C, which had originally planned to supply
                                                                                                                                              & C concluded a contract to supply IPTV total                   the IPTV-related equipment to KT, exported the
                                                                                     Tasks to settle                                          solutions worth 7.65 billion won for the coming three
                                                                                                                                              years, including 2.85 billion won for this year, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              products to Japan after receiving approaches from
                                                                                                                                                                                                              them, while the domestic mobile communication
                                                                                     beforehand for                                           OBS-TV of Japan around last March.
                                                                                                                                                 Kim Yong-wha, CEO of EGC & C, said, “Japan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              company and the broadcasting committee have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                              feuding for a long period over the introduction of

                                                                                     success of WiBro                                         under the government’s active support to dominate the
                                                                                                                                              world’s IPTV market, plans to offer the services to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              IPTV.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In such a poor environment surrounding the
                                                                                                                                              Korea by making the best use of Internet’s borderless           communication and broadcasting industries, is it
                                                                                           lthough WiBro has been commercialized,

                                                                                  A        there are many problems to solve, including
                                                                                           technical weak points and various regulations
                                                                                  hampering smooth combination service.
                                                                                                                                              characteristics. China is also planning to push for
                                                                                                                                              construction of China network for overseas Chinese
                                                                                                                                              by making the use of IPTV.”
                                                                                                                                                 He also said, “Our company is now engaging in
                                                                                                                                                                                                              possible for Korea’s WiBro to succeed?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  While we are snarling at each other at home,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              foreign competitors are overtaking Korean companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                              in terms of technology and marketability.
                                                                                      Strictly speaking, WiBro is a service born for          consultations with several large Chinese companies                  We need to understand others’ position well and
                                                                                  convergences such as convergence between                    for supply of solutions. It is feared that Korean               solve problems through dialogue. In particular, the
                                                                                  communication and broadcasting and a merger of wire         companies will turn over the market to their foreign            communication committee, the broadcasting
                                                                                  and wireless.                                               competitors not only in the global market but also in           committee and the Ministry of Information and
                                                                                      In fact, KT televised Arirang TV and CNN                the domestic market, as they failed to offer the service        Communication should seek harmony and cooperation
                                                                                  programs in a running car when it demonstrated the          even though they developed solutions.”                          within the scope of not infringing on others’ turf.
                                                                                  WiBro service at the places of the Asia-Pacific
                                                                                  Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings held in

                                                                                                                                                 WiBro’s limitations
                                                                                  Busan last November.
                                                                                      It means that WiBro has a destructive power as a
                                                                                  media of convergence between communication and


                                                                                                                                                                         Warning Signals Over WiBro’s Viability
                                                                                  broadcasting, in addition to wireless of cable. Owing
                                                                                  to this, both the communication and broadcasting
                                                                                  industries pay keen attention to WiBro.
                                                                                      One thing to be improved immediately at a time               Combination product possible, offering mobile phone, broadband Internet, WiBro, etc
                                                                                  when WiBro is commercialized is the conflict



                                                                                                                                                  D
                                                                                  structure that has not yet been solved in relation to the             espite the significance of WiBro’s         As an important variable for market      VoIP+WiBro etc. is possible.
                                                                                  WiBro service.                                                        commercialization in Korea for the      formation among such circumstances, a          SK Telecom is a little disadvantaged
                                                                                      To seek activation of WiBro, we should recognize                  first time globally, when it was        possibility of a combination product that   in that the company does not possess
                                                                                  IPTV. Korea’s broadcasting committee has objected               launched on June 30, it is revealing limi-    sells easier by combining high-speed        heterogeneous services to combine like
                                                                                  the introduction of IPTV endlessly to protect                   tations in no small numbers with termi-       Internet, mobile communication, VoIP        KT. However, a combination product
                         At the same time, Korea needs to have self-              financially weak broadcasting companies whose                   nal prices more expensive than expect-        with WiBro, is emerging rapidly.            with its 3.5G mobile communication
                      confidence in its WiBro relay technology as a number        profits reach one-eighth of those of KT.                        ed. Also, the charge structure and its ter-      Because combination product’s per-       (HSDPA) is expected to show more
                      of people from advanced countries in technology,                Of course, we can understand its position. The              minal condition whose service connec-         mission can become a direct impetus for     competitiveness than KT in that it fits
                      including Japan, came to Korea to learn it.                 convergence of communication and broadcasting is a              tion equipment is merely one kind             WiBro market activation in that this        the company’s strategy as mobile com-
                         Korean-made repeaters boasting of the top quality        global trend, but Korea’s broadcasting is still                 (PCMCIA card) overlap.                        means a certain level’s charge discount     munication business provider.
                      in the world carry 95 percent in the localization ratio     conservative regarding acceptance of new ground and                 Accordingly, experts pinpoint that        beyond a dimension to offer by binding         In the case of SK Telecom, the com-
                      for both 2G and 3G.                                         new solutions.                                                  the PCMCIA card price closing in upon         several services merely.                    pany regards the coming 12 months as a
                         It is because there are no imported chips in                 If such a conflict structure continues, Korea can           200,000 won (around $210) must be                What the Ministry of Information &       test period though the company began
                      repeaters necessary for most communication                  still achieve profit structure at home, but find no place       lowered along with cutting usage              Communication (MIC) is pushing for-         WiBro commercial service along with
                      generations.                                                in foreign countries with severe competition.                   charges, needless to say that strategy        ward a specialized charge system for        KT on June 30, this year.
                         Eem Ki-ho, president of MTI, said, “Korea has                While we were repeating tough games owing to                contents to retrieve cost burden must be      WiBro activation or notifies to permit         Eventually, SK Telecom’s combina-
                      steadily engaged in R&D projects for repeaters under        conflicts on the convergence of communication and               offered.                                      combination product, is adding its          tion product is expected to offer a dual
                      the anticipation of its bright future. After experiencing   broadcasting, Japan already developed IPTV and                      What’s more, these experts advise         authenticity.                               strategy in which uses HSDPA on the
                      many trials and errors, Korea has finally succeeded in      purchased relevant equipment from Korea’s small and             that initial market formation would be           In the case of KT, a combination         move, whereas in a specific area, the
                      producing excellent repeaters today. With persistent        medium-sized companies for preparations of smooth               advanced fairly after terminals such as       product such as mobile communication        company provides Internet connection
                      technology development, we will enhance the price           commercialization.                                              PDA, PMP to say nothing of a cellular         (PCS resale)+WiBro, high-speed              service with WiBro.
                      competitiveness.”                                               While IPTV could not enter the domestic market              phone become more diversified.                Internet as well as Netspot+WiBro, and
                                                                                  owing to insufficiency of laws and systems, the




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Informatization                                / DAPA


       DAPA Pursues Defense Trade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The DAPA was established on January 1,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2006 to improve defense readiness programs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    procure military articles, and enhance the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    defense industry.




        MOUs with More Countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The establishment of the DAPA enables the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    acquisition of quality weapon systems in a time-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ly and most cost-efficient manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simultaneously, increased transparency in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    national defense acquisitions protects against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    corruption, Kim said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Furthermore, with customer-oriented
                    Export target for Korean military items set at US$1 Bil. for 2006                                                                                                                                               defense acquisitions, public trust will increase.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The streamlined system saves tax money for
                                                                                                      By Kang Joo-young / Staff reporter                                                                                            people, enables businesses to offer the best pos-


T
     he Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)            in 2006, the first year of its overseas shipments, at $1 billion.                                                                                              sible administrative services, and
     has been pushing ahead with concluding memorandums of               The nation’s defense industry, which started from rock bot-                                                                                                   provides the military with state-of-the-art
     understanding (MOUs) on cooperation in the defense indus-       tom has now been equipped with the ability to directly produce                                                                                                 equipment in time,” he said.
try with five more countries, including Pakistan and Ukraine,        and export such military articles, including K-9 self-propelled                                                                                                   The DAPA is committed to the principles of
this year.                                                           guns, tanks, submarines, war vessels, T-50, and KT-1 trainers, to                                                                                              transparency, efficiency, and professionalism to
    To accelerate the nation’s exports of military equipment,        foreign countries.                                                                                                                                             secure competitiveness, maximize the defense
DAPA has already concluded MOUs with 22 countries and plans              To promote exports of such weapon systems as self-propelled                                                                                                R&D, and solidify the foundation for coopera-
                                                                                                                                                                       Kim Jung-il, commissioner of DAPA
to include five more countries in the MOU list this year, Kim        guns, tanks, submarines, and war vessels as well as relevant                                                                                                   tive self-reliant defense.
Jung-il, commissioner of DAPA, said in a recent interview with       parts, the DAPA has divided the export target countries into             The integrated administrative reform system refers to a sys-            It ensures that external experts are engaged in the decision-
the Korea IT Times.                                                  three parts and propelled proper export strategies according to       tem combining a government business management system, a               making process of major projects through the Defense
    “In a bid to promote and diversify exports of Korean-made        characteristics of each part.                                         customer management system, a compensation system and a                Acquisition Program Execution Committee, which is aimed at
military articles, the DAPA divided the export target countries                                                                            result management system into one.                                     strengthening the internal and external monitoring system and
into the three parts - advanced countries in defense industry,       National defense acquisition projects                                                                                                        establishing a transparent acquisition system.
developing countries and East European countries - and                  In the meantime, the DAPA has been actively pushing for            Meaning of inauguration of the DAPA                                        “We also introduce integrated project teams to pursue and
mapped out proper export strategies according to characteris-        national defense acquisition projects.                                    The inauguration of the DAPA is the outcome of the most            manage projects by immediately identifying and correcting
tics of the each part,” Kim said         Related to this, the           In particular, the DAPA plans to invest a total of 1.6 trillion    concrete and realistic reform task among major subjects for            potential problems. In addition, we hope that knowledge- based
DAPA has been pushing ahead with dispatching DAPA offi-              won ($1.6 billion) during the period from 2006 to 2013 in the         national defense reform propelled by the Participatory                 management cuts costs, shortens the acquisition lead-time, and
cials in charge of cooperation in the defense industry to the five   project to build an airborne early warning control system in the      Government.                                                            enhances performance, which are the underlying principles of
areas, including Asia, Middle East and Latin America, this           nation.                                                                   In the past, eight institutions, including the Ministry of         acquisition reform,” the DAPA head said.
year, he said.                                                          The project is designed to effectively cope with the rapidly       National Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Procurement                “Our innovative employees also institute an advanced and
    The DAPA is also planning to hold international confer-          changing military strategic environment and bolster the competi-      Headquarters, had dealt with weapon system acquisition and pro-        scientific system, including an integrated administration innova-
ences for cooperation in the defense industry with 15 countries      tiveness of the domestic defense industry.                            curement businesses. Accordingly, its restraining function gradu-      tion system designed to lead in implementing national defense
this year. It already organized such meetings with Australia and        Among the national defense acquisition projects are the            ally disappeared, some businesses were duplicated and decision-        reforms and in providing optimal services for both the public and
Britain, he said, adding that the nation’s major export strategic    development of a Korea-type helicopter system, construction of        making systems were complicated, touching off problems in              military” said Kim.
items are K-9 self-propelled guns, tanks, submarines, war ves-       the ground tactics C41, and a mass-production of T/A-50 air-          keeping consistency of business and distinguishing responsibili-
sels, T-50, and KT-1 trainers.                                       planes.                                                               ty limits.                                                             Close cooperation with companies engaging in defense
    “In particular, a growing number of foreign countries have          Asked about the management philosophy, Kim said that the               Accordingly, the government launched the DAPA by inte-             industry
keen interest in T-10. Accordingly, we are exerting best efforts     DAPA is a government organization to acquire national military        grating dispersed and duplicated organizations and introducing             In the past, the government instructed, intervened and con-
to export the military article from the nation’s dimension,” said    weapon systems, manage research & development business, and           transparent and effective structures.                                  trolled companies engaging in the defense industry unilaterally
the DAPA commissioner.                                               actively foster the defense industry.                                     To improve professionalism of DAPA officials, meanwhile,           with a superior position.
    “All in all, the DAPA has been going all-out to explore new         “As the DAPA spends about 8 trillion won ($8.3 billion) out        the administration has conducted various educational programs              However, the DAPA will seek close cooperation with compa-
export markets and promote international cooperation in the          of the nation’s total defense budget every year, it is very impor-    for them. For instance, it opened a short-term educational pro-        nies engaging in the defense industry to help them grow into a
defense industry through expansion of defense industry cooper-       tant to use the valuable budget in a transparent and effective        gram for 1,500 DAPA officials during the March-April period            strategic national industry under the joint target of achieving
ation pacts with foreign countries, operation of the joint com-      way,” said the DAPA commissioner.                                     and a night special training course for 300 officials in charge of     self-reliant defense through development of the defense industry
mittee for cooperation in the defense industry and active sup-          To carry out the national defense acquisition business suc-        the business management during the April-May period.                   and attaining increase of welfare through expansion of overseas
port for companies participating in the defense industry exhibi-     cessfully through transparent and effective methods, reform-              The DAPA also plans to identify 17 officials this year and         exports, the DAPA chief said.
tions,” he said.                                                     minded DAPA officials are making a strong push for introduc-          dispatch them to advanced countries, including the United                  “We will pursue future-oriented partnership with companies
                                                                     tion of advanced and scientific systems, including an integrated      States, Britain and France, to let them attend special training pro-   engaging in the defense industry by strengthening cooperation
DAPA sets 2006 export target at $1 billion                           administrative reform system, based on reform-minded attitude,        grams and obtain advanced business skills in the national              not by unilateral and vertical relationship but by two-way com-
   The DAPA has set the target of its exports of military articles   he said.                                                              defense acquisition and procurement businesses.                        munication,” Kim concluded.



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Power-IT                     / Power-IT National Project


                 Navigating Global Market’s
                 ‘Blue Ocean’ with Power-IT
                           Power-IT standardization will decide ultimate success
                                       or failure of power-IT business


                                            K
                                                  orea’s “Power-IT” (meaning the       “The Power-IT project should play an
                                                  convergence of electric power        essential role to revolutionize our power
                                                  technology and information and       industry’s paradigm and to lead
                                            communication technology, similar to       technology innovation of the energy
                                            ‘intelligent power system and apparatus    sector. However, we have to confess and
                                            technology’) standardization project is    worry about the technology gap between
                                            expected to determine the ultimate         us and advanced countries in the power-
                                            success or failure of Korea’s budding      IT field as well”.
                                            power-IT project and related business.         Concerning the significance as well
                                            The business community is thus             as importance of standardization in the
                                            watching the recent launch of the          power-IT business, Kwun notes first of
                                            ‘Power-IT Standardization Forum’ with      all that recent technology development
                                            keen interest.                             competition depends primarily on the
            Kwun Young-Han                     Recently, the megatrend of industrial   standard competition. Though no matter
         Director of the “Power-IT
        National Project of Korea,”         changes is often cited as innovation by    how we may develop excellent
                                            the fusion of technologies. The electric   technology, the director said that we
                                            industry is no exception. Many world-      could hardly succeed in the world
                                            leading companies such as ABB,             market if standardization activities don’t
                                            Siemens and others are already             follow.
                                            introducing into the market with a             He noted that in order for the power-
                                            variety of innovative power system         IT business to advance to the rank of
                                            devices, apparatus and software            advanced countries, the technology
                                            solutions, based on conventional power     development and standardization
                                            technology combined with information       projects      had     better     proceed
                                            and communication technologies.            simultaneously, the Forum came to be
                                               Director Kwun Young-Han of the          established.
                                            “Power-IT National Project of Korea,”          In that regard, how to advance
                                            who came to the Forum, pointed out:        standardization projects and how to cope
                                                                                       with international standard competition
                                                                                       will be a key to business success, the
                                                                                       launch of the Forum is very significant
                                 What is “Power-IT” ?                                  and timely, Kwun emphasized.
                                                                                           In consideration of the fact that the
  Hardware, software, and value-added services based on information                    power-IT project aims to make inroads
  and communication technologies which are organized collectively so                   into the global market ultimately, Kwun
  that all information about overall electric power system areas, which                underscores that the Forum plans to
  comprise generation, transmission, distribution, and power market                    participate vigorously in the
  information, can be easily transmitted and processed to increase                     international standard community and to
  value of customers or operators.                                                     propose over 70 cases international
                                                                                       standards in next few years.



5 2 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
On the Scene Report                                            / iPark London


              IT Gateway to Opportunities in Europe
                                                                                                                                                        influence key national and regional European government agen-           tage of Korea’s leadership role in broadband Internet access,
                                                                                                                                                        cies. These regulatory authorities and government agencies are          mobile broadcasting, and advanced mobile service. Particular
                                                                                                                                                        responsible for the setting of national and/ or European law that       areas that we will be pushing for European collaboration are semi-
                                                                                                                                                        defines the objectives of new markets and how all service               conductor components for mobile handsets/ PDA’s, software, and
                                                                                                                                                        providers, content developer’s e.t.c. will be regulated to safeguard    digital contents.
                                                                                                                                                        the customer.
                                                                                                                                                            Supporting national and regional government agencies takes          Planned activities in 2006
        iPark London helping Korean firms develop new ICT solutions across Europe.
                                                                                                                                                        the form of iPark supporting policy formulation to ensure that              iPark London in 2006 is committed to delivering Korean export
                                                                                                                                                        European policymakers and regulators are aware of the how               revenues by the development of partnerships and PR/ marketing
                                                                                                                                                        Korean government policy has resulted in world-class fixed and          campaigns in the following areas:


A
      s the gateway for Korean ICT solutions to the                                            and Radio Frequency identification (RFID). We            wireless services delivering benefits to the economy.                       * Terrestrial Mobile TV (DMB): late 2005 we published a
      European market, iPark London firmly                                                     also support the efforts of leading European ICT             In addition iPark London invests considerable time in arrang-       report on mobile TV in European, detailing key milestones in the
      believes that considerable opportunities exist                                           vendors seeking to develop R&D and manufactur-           ing meetings and fact-finding missions between the Ministry of          deployment of such systems in Europe and an analysis of all
across all of Europe for Korean vendors seeking to                                             ing expertise in Korean centers of excellence.           Information & Communication and the Korean IT Industry                  Korean vendors supplying solutions. This study has formed the
build or increase revenue streams by building new                                                                                                       Promotion Agency (KIPA) with their counterparts. The objectives         basis for several key events throughout 2006. In February iPark
markets or cooperating with leading European                                                   Supporting Korean ITC Exports.                           of these meetings are to forge a close working relationship and to      attended the 3GSM Forum in Barcelona featuring a live demon-
ICT companies. These opportunities exist across                                                    In the past year iPark London has consistently       accelerate business co-operation between Korean ITC companies           stration of the DMB mobile TV standard. In May, we will be col-
national/ regional governments, corporate and                                                  worked to support Korean small-to-medium vendors         and suitable European companies.                                        laborating with the DMB mobile TV licence holders in Germany,
consumer mass-markets. They all require the rapid                                              who have “world-class” technologies that are able                                                                                T-Mobile (the German mobile TV broadcaster), the World DAB
and effective delivery of new (or improved) ICT                                                to:                                                      Performance to date                                                     Forum, plus Korean equipment suppliers. We will be co-sponsors
solutions to deliver service cost and operational                                                  * Help create new European markets e.g. broad-           iPark London works to help the creation of new European ICT         to an event that will highlight the advantages of DMB, the services
efficiencies.                                                                                  cast mobile TV based on the Korean DMB standard,         markets or the more efficient deployment of ITC services (telecoms      and the applications that can be supported. The objective of this
    All heads of government and business leaders                                               mobile broadband Internet access based on the            and software) based on world-class Korean ICT technologies. These       event is to consolidate DMB position as a viable mobile TV stan-
back up this conviction. For example in                         Choi Seong-woo,                WiBro standard, Korean enterprise software ven-          objectives are achieved through running a series of events across all   dard and to secure export revenues.
                                                              Chief Executive Director
November 2004 the European Commission issued                      of iPark London
                                                                                               dors; and                                                ICT sectors.                                                                * Mergers & Acquisition Activity: we are currently working
a communication identifying the challenges to                                                      * Realise operational efficiencies and or new ser-       * Working with European Partners: In 2005 iPark worked with         with major Korean software vendors and telecoms service
ICT users that needs to be addressed beyond 2005. The communi-               vices in existent ICT markets e.g. outlining 3G mobile telecoms ser-       France Telecom to arrange testing products for VoIP and Digital TV      providers to understand in detail opportunities throughout Europe.
cation reinforced the belief that ICT:                                       vices based on proven Korean advanced mobile networking tech-              markets.                                                                Our aim is to help them understand the right market entry strategy
    * is a key component in European economic performance and                nologies and supporting Korean games/ digital content for licensing            * Investment in Korea Initiatives: In September 2005 we worked      i.e. should they build a sales/ marketing organisation in Europe or
competitiveness, both as a sector in its own right and as a funda-           to mobile or broadband markets in Europe.                                  with ten potential investors (including Goldman Sachs) to showcase      acquire existing European businesses. We can guarantee contacts
mental driver of productivity;                                                  iPark London has invested a lot of effort in both of these areas        leading Korean ICT companies.                                           with venture capitalists and other commercial advisors to min-
    * would have a positive impact on the quality of life by helping         where the expertise of our Korean partners directly translates into            * Government-to-Government Cooperation: In September 2005           imise risk to Korean companies seeking to build revenue streams
deliver better and more convenient services; and                             significant export earnings. One good example is iPark London’s            iPark key ICT opportunities in Korea to European government min-        in Europe.
    * can facilitate European integration by allowing more effec-            efforts in supporting Korean vendors in the mobile TV market. iPark        istries and leading Blue chip companies at i2010, an EU ITC confer-         * Digital Contents: we are currently working with Korean soft-
tive cross-border provision and procurement of services.                     London spent a lot of time speaking to European mobile network             ence.                                                                   ware vendors to match them with suitable European game publish-
    However the European Commission recognised that, aside                   operators (MNOs), broadcast network operators, regulators and                  * Major Events: iPark also assisted in the organisation of          ers to secure export earnings. In addition we are working with
from a few leading edge ICT innovators, performance to date in               investors to understand the issues driving the mobile TV market.           iMobicon in 2005 to promote Korean 3G, mobile TV, and gaming            European game and digital content associations to exchange mar-
realising the benefits of ICT is still far from satisfactory. The situ-         This initial work resulted in iPark developing good working rela-       partners to the European mobile industry.                               ket information; the objective of which is to close partnerships and
ation varies across European governments, corporate, and con-                tionships with all the European key players to understand all key              * Marketing consultancy: iPark London also assisted several         MoU’s to promote both European and Korean gaming strategy.
sumer mass markets. This picture is further complicated by con-              issues (standards, spectrum availability, and content), which has          Korean software vendors to assess European market entry strategies.         * WiBro: we are currently working with Korean vendors to
siderable language, cultural, investment, and structural economic            formed a springboard for iPark to evangelise Korean DMB mobile                                                                                     identify and prioritise opportunities with European fixed and
imbalances; especially between Western and Central & Eastern                 TV vendors to the European mobile market space. At the 3GSM                Status of ICT Industrial Co-operation with European                     MNOs to provide broadband Internet solutions. Following on the
Europe. iPark London helps Korean vendors to understand how                  Congress in Barcelona during February 2006 iPark London ran a              Companies.                                                              success of the WiBro trial between Telecom Italia (Tim) and
opportunities vary across all countries and how to manage market-            hospitality suite with a live trial of DMB mobile TV with the support         iPark London is working with major European companies who            Samsung, we will be pursuing opportunities in “Fixed Mobile
ing/ business development activities so as to positively influence           of onTimetek. In addition to interest from the leading European            are seriously considering partnering with Korean vendors or are         Convergence” with established European fixed operators and
corporate and government European decision makers who are con-               MNOs, iPark London has been able to form closer working relation-          considering setting up R&D facilities in Korea. This interest           mobile operators.
sidering the impact of new ICT technologies such as Mobile TV                ships with the World DAB Forum (a global organisation pushing the          stems from recognition that Korea possesses “world-class” ITC
Broadcasting, WiBro, Software, and Digital content.                          DMB standard throughout the world) and leading Korean DMB                  skills in R&D, manufacturing, and bringing new services to mar-         Europe -- into the Future.
                                                                             handset vendors to run a further Mobile TV trial in Germany during         ket. This interest is real as evidenced by Alcatel’s announcement          The Europe ICT sector faces many challenges to build a service-
iPark London’s role                                                          May in advance of the World Cup.                                           in February 2006 that they have agreed to collaborate on interoper-     rich ICT infrastructure to deliver tangible results. iPark London
    As well as supporting Korean partners in Europe, iPark London                                                                                       ability between Alcatel’s WiMax infrastructure and on Samsung’s         will continue to actively support Korean ICT companies seeking
is making the case for more coherent ICT policies across the EU              Collaborating with European ICT Government Agencies.                       WiBro/ WiMax terminals.                                                 to build markets across all of Europe by ensuring that European
and highlighting areas where further action is required e.g. high-              Based on our experience, one important determinant of iPark’s              Throughout 2006 iPark London aims to repeat such collabora-          regulators and government institutions are aware of Korean tech-
lighting the impact of existent spectrum policies on Mobile TV               ability to support Korean ICT exports is the ability to positively         tion by bring together European companies seeking to take advan-        nologies and best practices.



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Essay

                         From Silk Road to Digital Road ! (Part-I)
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                                                   The following is the first article in the   Thus, Batu also maintained a distance with                                                                  to decide the rise & fall
                                                from ‘Silk road’ to ‘Digital road’ series,     his home country Mongolia, not holding                                                                        President Roh Moo-hyun                                                                                                                                                                                         JULY 2006 / Vol. 25                                                            www.ittimes.co.kr

                                                contributed by Cho Yong-joon, executive        legitimacy like his father.                                                                                returned to Korea after




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                                                Opportunities and Promotion (KADO).--          after taking over the steppes region of                                                                    Azerbaijan, and UAE on
                                                Ed.                                            Russia, Juchi’s territory. Though there is                                                                 May 7~15, 2006.
                                                                                               not such an assumption in history, I would                                                                    When seeing from the
                                                   Is history reasonable                       like to assume: “If Batu would have                                                                        globe ball, if we go over the
                                                   and common sense?                           continued to conquer Western Europe”.             MOU signing between KADO and Azerbaijan counterpart.
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                                                   When seeing Japan’s highly-developed            In 1220, Genghis Khan who turned                                                                       Samarkand through the
                                                invasion tactics regarding Dokdo Island        Samarkand, the capital of the Muslim                If in this vortex, Ogodei Khan (the     Gobi Desert and Taklamakan Desert                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. $8.80 / KOR.£ 8,500
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          of the Korea Agency for               background of common sense. It is not too      nobody could conquer it within one year.        and as even East Europe was entangled in west coast. And we go down southward
         Digital Opportunities and              much to say that history is forged and         This allowed Jebe (?-1225) and Subutai,
                 Promotion
                                                                                                                                               a war with the Mongol Empire, a again from there (three hours distance by
                                                described by the logic of the forceful. This
                                                was true in Mongolia’s case also.
                                                                                               the most able generals of the Mongolian
                                                                                               empire, to subjugate the West, giving them
                                                                                                                                               completely different world history from airplane), the UAE on the Arabian Gulf
                                                                                                                                               today would have been written.
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                                                                                                                                                                                           appears, showing a typical Silk Road.
                                                   Batu (c.1207-1255) was the second son       20,000 military powers.                             Not only Hungary, Poland, and              As stated earlier, Azerbaijan belonging      to the IT World
                                                of Juchi (c.1177-1227), the first son of           It was an external reason to pursue the     Germany, but also up to France and to CIS had been an intermediate
                                                Genghis Khan, so Batu was a grandson of        fleeing Khwarezmid Sultan Muhammad              England beyond the sea may have been stronghold to link Central Asia and
     “History never flows                       Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan’s wife Borte        Al-Adin, but his intention was to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The most reliable
                                                                                                                                               crumbled by horse hooves of Mongol Western Europe as a colony of the Mongol
    according to logic and                      Ujin bore Batu, as she was ravaged by the      reconnoiter Europe and to conquer it. So,       horsemen. However, with the withdrawal Empire in the past. Accordingly, President                                                                                                                                                                                              source of IT
       common sense”                            neighborhood tribe patriarch in days when      the first Europe military expedition of         of army troops after Ogedei Khan death, Roh Moo-hyun’s official visits to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          information for your
                                                Genghis Khan might have been still feeble.     Mongolia was initiated by 20,000 military       Mongol army troops’ Europe military Mongolia, Azerbaijan, and UAE were a
                                                                                               powers led by Jebe and Subutai.                 expedition had been discontinued.           journey across the ancient Silk Road.                                                                                                                                                                                           business success
                                                                                                   They defeated Hungarian troops too              This Mongolian history has been            The Silk Road was not merely the
                                                                                               after reducing Azerbaijan, west of the          overlooked by world history and is being moving line of civilization’s commerce.
                                                                                               Caspian Sea, to ashes. This was continued       blinked away today too. What accounts for The East and the West’s civilization met                                                                                                                                                                                              Korea IT Times
                                                                                               with Batu’s military expedition after the       the core of world history still, is an each other, were mixed and flowed
                                                                                               death of Genghis Khan.                          outlook on the world which places China through the exchanges on the Silk Road,                                                                                                                                                                                                giving you spot-on
                                                                                                                                               and Eastern Europe in its center. The but in the case of the Silk Road, the                                                                                                                                                                                                        information
                                                                                               Controversial Eastern                           topsy-turvy values of China and Western character of a battleground as well as a
                                                                                               Europe-centered world                           Countries explain the Mongo Empire as hard fought field which decides the rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to survive in today’s
                                                                                               history education                               savagery and plunder, is being taught as it and fall of one tribe, one race, and one                                                                                                                                                                                          globally-competitive
                                                                                                  Batu’s Europe military expedition had        is.                                         country is stronger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      world
                                                                                               overrun Germany and Russia as well,                 To understand the Mongol Empire and        Since according to who takes the
                                                                                               demolishing everything up to the Holy           the Silk Road they built, is to allow our leadership of the Silk Road, national
                                                                                               Roman Empire and the allies of Poland, in       eyes to open to new history like this. At fortunes were able to vary, Hantsu, Xiung
                                                                                               addition to Hungary.                            the same time, this convinces us of the nu(Huns), Turks and Chinese fought
                                                                                                  Since then, Russia could not free itself     concern on how many controversial points fiercely hand-to-hand in order to assume                                                                         Korea IT Times:
                                                                                               from the influence of Mongolia for over         Eastern Europe-oriented world history the hegemony of the Silk Road.                                                                                   http://www.ittimes.co.kr
                                                                                               two centuries and feudal lords of each          education holds. Because history is            The fate of Western Europe also was
                                                                                               dukedom of Russia had to curry favor with       spontaneous generation, much of it is decided according to who would win this
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      Essay



                                                    Making Joint Ventures Work in Korea
                Tom Coyner,
                                               pany. When the assigned American VP             Dominant National Traits                        tive really should be approximately the         be quite incompatible. Many points of fric-         A set of positive “rules of the game”
    president of Soft Landing Korea Ltd.       went back to the executive board in the             As in any human organization or enter-      same age bracket as the Korean counter-         tion are related to differences in the culture   must be established in the formation of the
                                               United States, he was asked if the              prise, control of one’s own destiny is the      part. Someone who is quite a bit younger        and the (in)flexibility of the style of man-     joint venture and maintained throughout
                                               American firm could have a 51% share.           name-of-the-game. This deep-seated emo-         is likely to be not taken seriously by the      agement. Incompatibility, both in its per-       the entire engagement. Some joint ventures
                                               He made the mistake of saying, “I think         tional response is especially prominent in      Korean rank and file for this senior posi-      sonal and organizational aspects, can lead       have made it a point to have formal, annual
                                               that may be possible” when he should have       the Korean national psychology. Koreans         tion.                                           to serious conflicts.                            review meetings to ensure that both sides
    This essay is the fourth in Tom Coyner’s   said “no way.” When he returned to Korea        want to maintain their independence and             While Korean business people are profit                                                      are pulling in the same direction and ulti-
series of six articles. Understanding          with the 51/49 authorized offer, the Korean     self-reliance, free of any domination by        oriented, profit is not the only objective          Priority Differences                         mately if it still makes sense to continue to
Korean management can be a full-time           company told him to get lost.                   foreign business. They are a people who         that Korean business people seek from an            Each organization has its own set of pri-    partner. It is desirable to discuss and lay
occupation. Tom Coyner briefly explores            The plant that was to come from this        successfully maintained their distinctive       association with a foreign company. They        orities. The global strategy of a major          out as much as possible the management of
one aspect that directly impacts on how        JV, producing a product for use in Korea        identity throughout a history of repeated       also want sustained growth and a larger         multinational corporation may not neces-         the companies, anticipating some of the
things are done. A fuller exploration of       and exported to the rest of Northeast Asia,     war and domination by neighboring pow-          market share: with foreign products, tech-      sarily be aligned with those of its Korean       possible problem areas. Records and min-
this and related matters will be published     was instead built in Taiwan. The                ers. Therefore, in dealing with their foreign   nology, capital, and export capability.         partner.                                         utes of negotiations and ongoing consulta-
later this year in a book co-authored by SH    American VP was later fired. The VP’s           partners, it is natural that Koreans are sen-   Small companies, sometimes, seem more               The most common priority differences         tions should be kept in good order and in
Jang and Tom Coyner on doing business in       blunder was agreeing to an impossible           sitive and concerned about the degree of        interested in building their image by an        arising between Korean and foreign part-         detail for future reference. If misunder-
Korea....Ed.                                   request because he did not fully understand     control that they can maintain. It should be    affiliation with a reputable foreign compa-     ners are:                                        standings arise it is always helpful to go
                                               the limits of his prospective partner.          readily recognizable that some of the           ny than in immediate profits.                     * Profit versus the market share,              back to the record, thus avoiding uncertain-


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    oint business ventures are frequently          One other common blunder comes from         behavior of Korean partners is due to their         In an association with a foreign partner,     * Dividend declaration and profit remit-       ty and doubt that could create instability
    seen as “marriages” between compa-         foreigners believing a common overstate-        fear of losing control of the company.          the Korean executive usually wants to           tance,                                           and deteriorate the partnership.
    nies. As in a marriage, cross-cultural     ment from a prospective partner belonging       Koreans can behave quite chauvinistically       occupy a position with status and recogni-        * Marketing strategy.
business ventures demand a generous            to a chaebol. Too often the prospect exag-      in spite of their realization of the benefits   tion, even though the position does not             In the early stages of a joint venture,      Communication Channels
degree of give-and-take, understanding,        gerates their capacity to sell to other com-    of being more open and cosmopolitan.            necessarily accompany major responsibili-       management control is usually contested,            It is important to maintain regular and
patience and forbearance. It has been noted    panies in the same chaebol group. As                                                            ty in the company. Job title is important,      even in a situation where the JV contract        sincere open lines of personal communica-
that to regard marriage as a 50-50 proposi-    enticing or logical as it may seem, in fact     Expectations from a Foreign Partner             since it signifies social standing in Korea’s   stipulates that the foreign partner has full     tion between the partners for an effective,
tion is a mistake. Marriage might be more      this is rarely the case. The messenger who                                                      highly hierarchical society.                    responsibility of managing the operation.        productive and harmonious business rela-
properly regarded as an 80-80 proposition.     predicates setting up a joint venture on this      Position and Status                              The Korean partner normally finds sat-                                                       tionship. As long as there is dialogue, solu-
The same is true of corporate partnerships.    exaggeration could be heading for some             Most Korean employees will certainly         isfaction in a situation where a smooth            Management Style                              tions can be found, even to differences of
    Joint business ventures are frequently     nasty turns in his or her career.               be paying close attention to which execu-       relationship exists and, at the same time, he      The style of management, especially           major proportions.
seen as “marriages” between companies.             Nearly every joint venture in Korea has     tives will have the majority influence on       can meet his ego needs. In Korean psychol-      concerning personal policies, is frequently         The issues involved in working with a
As in a marriage, cross-cultural business      some sort of adversity between partners         their long-term well-being. So the relative-    ogy, “kibun” is an extremely important          a cause for conflict in such matters as:         chaebol can be completely different than
ventures demand a generous degree of           sooner or later. Sometimes complete             ly short-term foreign director may have         factor in ego fulfillment. This is the per-       * Employment and promotion policies            working with a medium-sized partner.
give-and-take, understanding, patience and     breakdowns occur due to severe partner          special challenges in obtaining the same        sonal feeling, the attitude, the mood, the        -Salary increases                              While one can assume a chaebol-class
forbearance. It has been noted that to         conflict. In such cases, the unfortunate        level of loyalty and dedication as received     mental state. Once the “kibun” is unpleas-        * Management information system                company will have staff with the English
regard marriage as a 50-50 proposition is a    result is a traumatic divorce causing per-      by the Korean counterpart. Because of           ant or unsatisfactory and “face” is lost in a     -Customer relations                            language and backgrounds to communicate
mistake. Marriage might be more properly       manent damage and injury. Perhaps many          this, there is a general tendency of the        relationship with a foreign partner, the          -Marketing and selling practices               effectively and easily with the foreign part-
regarded as an 80-80 proposition. The          of these situations could have been avoided     Korean partner’s employees to generally         Korean partner’s representative might be          * Transfer pricing in less common cases        ner, this is often not the case with the
same is true of corporate partnerships.        or overcome with adequate counsel and           ignore the foreign staff and work around        willing to sacrifice any monetary benefit to    can be another source of conflict.               smaller companies. Therefore, special
    Nonetheless, when looking for a bride,     understanding of the unique dynamics            them. It is, therefore, critical for the for-   recover good kibun.                                                                              diligence is needed to make sure that
it is critical to know your future spouse’s    involved on both sides.                         eign company to send someone who is                                                                Prevention of Conflict                        employees with language and communica-
limits before reporting home. As obvious           Several factors may enhance the sensi-      mature in many ways as well as having              Sources of Conflict                             In a joint operation, partners should         tion skills are on board when considering
as this may seem, often wishful thinking       tivity to cultural differences, and bring       superb people skills.                               Let’s try to identify some of the possi-    make every effort to prevent differences in      partnering with a medium-sized or smaller
takes the place of doing one’s homework.       about an awareness of potential areas of           The biggest mistake is to send some          ble causes of conflict. Just as in individu-    management and organizations from caus-          company.
    Some years ago, one of the large chae-     conflict, their prevention or resolution.       young MBA or Ph.D. hotshot lacking in           als, each organization has its own personal-    ing conflict in the first place.                    (More can be found at www.softland-
bol companies was willing to go 50/50 on a     Let’s consider the following:                   excellent cross-cultural political skills.      ity or culture, unique to itself. Just as in                                                     ingkorea.com)
joint venture with a large American com-                                                       Generally speaking, the foreign representa-     human relationships, two organizations can         Procedure Formula                                                 (Continued on page 91)



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People & Events
                       SMBA Promotes Women’s                                              Lee Min-hwa Elected                                                                    Korean                       Chin Dae-je Invited
                       Enterprises                                                        As Chairman of KTTC                                                                    President                    As Chair Professor of ICU
                                                                                                                                                                                 Reshuffles                      ICU (Information and Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                 Cabinet
                         In the “9th Creative Women’s Leader                                  Former chairman of Medison, Lee Min-                                                                            University) has invited former MIC
                      Forum,” hosted by the Korea Women’s                                  hwa, has been elected as chairman of                                                                               minister Chin Dae-je as chair professor on
                      Venture Association, which was held in                               KTTC (Korea Technology Transfer                                                                                    June 29. Accordingly, former minister
                      Daejeon on June 16, Lee Hyun-jae,                                    Center). He is the person who had                                                        President Roh Moo-        Chin is scheduled to teach students IT-
                      administrator of the Small and Medium              Lee Min-hwa       proposed the establishment of KTTC and                                                hyun nominated former        related policies and industrial development   Chin Dae-je
    Lee Hyun-jae                                                                                                                             Kwon O-kyu        Kim Byong-joon    director general for
                      Business Administration (SMBA), said,                                also assumed the office of chairman as the                                                                         subjects. He is a graduate of Seoul
“The SMBA will do its best to promote innovative women’s             first chairman of KTTC until 2001, when Medison went                                                        policy planning at the       National University, and earned his Ph.D. at Stanford
enterprises. To this end, we are going to assist the foundation of   bankrupt. It is reported that KOVA (Korea Venture Business          presidential office Kim Byong-joon as new deputy prime               University, USA, majoring in electronics engineering. He has
innovative women-owned business. The number of enterprises           Association) recommended him.                                       minister & minister of education & human resources                   worked for IBM Watson research institute, and also served as
that SMBA supports among women-owned businesses will                    Meanwhile, the background of his acceptance of the               development. Incumbent director general for policy planning at       president of Samsung Electronics.
increase from 340 this year to over 1,000 in 2010.”                  chairmanship is his belief that venture business has to be          Chong Wa Dae Kwon O-kyu, was named as new deputy prime
   Administrator Lee went on to say, “Entering this year, the        revived. In the late 1990s, he had proposed the establishment of    minister & minister of finance & economy.
                                                                                                                                            Chang Byoung-wan, 54, vice minister of planning & budget,
policy direction to support women’s venture business has been        a technology transfer center for the purpose of preventing
                                                                                                                                         was promoted to the top post to replace Byeon Yang-kyoon, 57,                             Scientist of the Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chosen
changed, now focusing on the specialization of business, and         developed technologies from being left dormant, so that
supporting independent growth, instead of the general                technologies can be freely transferred in the market.               who became director general for policy planning at Chong Wa
supporting policy in the past. Also, the purchase rate of the           Chairman Lee said, “The domestic venture industry is mainly      Dae.                                                                                          Professor Kwon Kil Hyun, Division of
products of women-owned business will be increased from the          composed of KOSDAQ listed companies, and so the venture                Vice chief Jun Gun-pyo of the National Tax Service (NTS),                               applied mathematic of KAIST (Korea
current 2.8% to 5% in 2010. In case of small purchase or service     business in the early stage is meeting with difficulty in gaining   was also promoted as NTS commissioner following recent                                     Advanced Institute and Science and
less than 30 million won, the government will give a priority to     access to venture capital. To help these venture business in the    resignation by his predecessor Lee Ju-sung.                                                Technology) nominated as “A excellent
the women’s enterprises by allowing them a free contract.”           beginning stage, the active role of M&A and Free Board is very         Chong Wa-Dae said that the President has appointed them                                 scientist of this year” by IBC and proudly
                                                                     important. In particular, in the sense that KTTC should play the    for the cabinet and national administration’s stabilization,            Kwon Kil Hyun      registered on the ‘Who’s Who in Science
                                                                     role of activating M&A, it is meaningful.”                          adding that they are the persons who have accumulated                                      and Technology’ of Marquis Who’s Who
                                                                                                                                         sufficient career experience in major posts and contributed to       2006~2007’s edition. Professor Kwon carrying out brisk
                       IEC Selects Recipients                                                                                            operating policy. Their positions are important and exacting if      research on differential equation and the theory of special
                       of ‘1906 Award’                                                                                                   anybody does not understand the President’s national                 functions, and issued over 100 treatises on that parts.
                                                                     Softbank’s Masayoshi Son Ranked Third                               administration philosophy.
                         Prof. Kim Yong-bae, Director of the         By Japan’s New Employees
                     New Growth Engine Display Center, was                                                                                                    KAIST President                                 Han Young-soo Elected
                                                                                                                                                              Leaves Office                                   As KIEC President
                     selected        as     the     International                            Softbank’s president & CEO
                     Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ‘1906                              Masayoshi Son has risen to third position
   Kim Yong-bae      Award’ prizewinner, along with another                               among entrepreneurs Japan’s new                                        Prof. Robert Laughlin vacated his
                     two prizewinners, according to the                                   employees respect this year, according to                           position as president of KAIST on June 14.          Han Young-soo, former senior managing
Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy (MOCIE).                                          Nihonkeizai Shimbun.                                                His reappointment failed due to fellow          director of KITA (Korea International Trade
   The ‘1906 Award’ is a prize that is conferred on experts who                              According to a survey result by the                              KAIST professors’ strong antagonism.            Association), has been elected as new
produced achievements for international standard enactment                                Japan Management Association among                                     During his tenure at KAIST there were        president of KIEC (Korea Institute for
activities to commemorate the IEC’s 100th Anniversary of its                              331 new employees who participated in            Robert Laughlin    various conflicts since professors did not      Electronic Commerce). New president Han
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Han Young-soo
founding. Prof. Kim who received a prize in the field of flat dis-      Masayoshi Son     this year’s spring seminar, CEO Carlos                              favor Laughlin’s style and plans to improve     is a graduate of Gyeonggi Commercial High
play, has been the international standard’s project leader for                            Ghosn of Renault Nissan and Bill Gates         projects upon the method of study. He is the first invitation        School and Yonsei University, and passed
‘LCD’s electricity optical traits’ over 12 years since 1994.         Microsoft chairman held the first place and the second place        president of KAIST as a foreigner who was appointed 2004. He         the higher civil service examination. While serving in the
                                                                     respectively.                                                       commented that he doesn’t feel any regret for leaving the            Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy and its former
                                                                        Following them, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, Honda                position because he think his duties are totally finished. But, at   organization, he made a great contribution to the national
                                                                     Soichiro Honda Motor founder and Matsushita Konosuke                the end of his term, he stressed that “ Korea’s principles of        industry and trade promotion as a policy specialist in this field.
                                                                     Matsushita Electricity held the fourth place and the fifth place    equity are comprehensible, but if they don’t like any differences    Until recently, he worked for KITA.
                                                                     respectively.                                                       between other colleagues, Korea’s eminent universities can not
                                                                                                                                         overtake other global universities”




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IT21 Conference                              / U-Society of the Future


Sun Java Enterprise System
                                                                                                                                                  Prof. Norman Sadeh (Carnegie-
                                                                                                                                                         Mellon Univ.) presenting
                                                                                                                                                       “Pervasive computing: The
                                                                                                                                                          MyCampus Experience”




Reduces IT Costs and Complexity
         MyCampus Group Pursues Pervasive Computing Technologies




                                                                                                                      Byun Jae-il,
                                                                                                                  Chairman of the KIPS
                                                                                                                   a lawmaker of the
                                                                                                                    ruling Uri Party.

                                                                                                                                                In conjunction with this, the benefits of Sun Java Enterprise   has contributed to Open Source projects since 1982.
                                                                                                                                            System reduces IT cost and complexity while accelerating               Sun is the biggest contributor of open source code and has
                                                                                                                                            deployment of IT services, Gupta noted.                             contributed more open source code than any other organizations,
                                                                                                                                                Simple (reduced complexity for acquiring, deploying &           he claimed.
                                                                                                                                            operating infrastructure software), predictable (better control
                                                                                                                                            over software variables such as licensing, planning, deployment,    “Pervasive Computing: The MyCampus Experience”
                                                                                                                                            and operations), affordable (lower cost of acquisition and              Over the past five years, the MyCampus group at Carnegie
                                                                                                                                            operation of software assets and software services) are three       Mellon University has been developing and experimenting with
                                                                                                                                            benefits of Sun Java Enterprise System, according to Gupta.         Pervasive Computing technologies aimed at enhancing everyday
                                                                                                                                                Concerning IT’s mission, Gupta quoted Mr. John S. Camp,         life.
                                                                                                                                            Chief Information Officer, Wayne State University, “Our                 Prof. Norman Sadeh (Carnegie-Mellon Univ.) noted: “The
                                     IT 21 Conference 2006 considered “U-Society” as its main theme.                                        strategic goal is to make it easy for individuals to do business    project has drawn on multiple areas of expertise, combining the
                                                                                                                                            with us. We do that by enabling individuals to access systems       development of an open Semantic Web infrastructure for



M
       odern society is being changed into an age of Ubiquitous                                                                             and information at their convenience, by implementing Internet-     context-aware service provisioning with an emphasis on issues
       revolution through the agrarian revolution, industrial           “Middleware as a Shared Services Layer                              based, self-service systems”.                                       of privacy and usability.”
       revolution and informatization revolution stages.                to Enable u-Campus”                                                     He went on to say, “CIO (Chief Information Officer)’s               In this presentation, the Prof. said: “I will review key
   Accordingly, this year’s IT 21 Conference 2006 which was                Market Development Manager Mr. Vinnie Gupta, Digital             challenge lies in how to provide more services over the Web and     motivations behind the project, discuss the MyCampus Semantic
held at the Korean Federation of Science and Technology                 Campus Infrastructure, Global Education and Research, Sun           over mobile devices, while the budgets are not keeping pace°¶”      Web infrastructure and report on our experience tailoring the
Societies over two days from June 29~30, 2006, considered “U-           Microsystems pointed out the problems with today’s                      Higher Education CIOs are under ever increasing pressure to     architecture for different environments (e.g. everyday campus
society” as its main theme, thereby presenting superior                 middleware approach.                                                deliver more services to a disparate user base over disparate       life applications, office applications, museum tour guide).
researches such as communication technology necessary in an                Traditional implementations based on a collection of point       devices, at any time and at any place. At the same time, budgets        This includes a discussion of Policy Enforcing Agents aimed
informatization society to evolve into a Ubiquitous society and         products can create a nightmare of cost, complexity, and risk, he   are stagnant at best. Using the Internet, Gupta presented that      at reconciling user demands for context awareness, security and
concerning u-application fields like Ubiquitous entertainment,          said, mentioning high acquisition costs (evaluating and             middleware software as a shared services layer can help             privacy as well as a description of different context-aware appli-
Multimodal user interface, U-healthcare, U-cityplan and U-              acquiring point products from multiple vendors), unnecessary        accelerate new service delivery, reduce application                 cations developed and evaluated during the course of the project.
campus.                                                                 deployment delays (business applications sometimes wait for         development/deployment costs and improve security.                      Prof. Norman Sadeh also discussed his experience using
   Two invitation lectures regarding “Middleware as a Shared            integration and testing of middleware), complex licensing               Given that Open Source is becoming a critical factor in         Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) functionality developed to
Services Layer to Enable u-Campus”, were delivered by Dr.               agreements (middleware components priced according to               Education CIOs’ buying versus build decisions, Dr. Gupta noted      overcome usability issues associated with capturing complex,
Vinnie Gupta (Sun Microsystems, Inc.) as well as “MyCampus              different variables), hidden costs and unpredictable schedules      Sun’s perspective on Open Source and Open Standards in              context-sensitive user preferences. He summarized as follows:
Research Overview”, delivered by Prof. Norman M. Sadeh                  (interdependencies between middleware components can be             Higher Education.                                                   “Context awareness helps overcome the limitations of mobile
(Carnegie Mellon Univ.), cutting the first tape of the IT 21            overlooked in testing), and high overhead cost (complicated             He introduces that Open Source is also in Sun’s blood,          devices and can help anticipate user goals and preferences.”
Conference 2006.                                                        version control and release schedules).                             adding that Sun has its roots in the BSD UNIX distribution, and



6 2 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                       KOREA IT TIMES July 2006 _ 6 3
IT 21 Conference                                / U-Society of the Future


   The Future of Korea’s U-Society
       24 presentations delivered on U-infrastructure, U-software and U-application


T
     he 11th IT 21 Conference held under the                                         Pohang University of Science and Technology.
     auspices of the Korea Information Processing                                       For this discussion, Lee Young-Sang, CEO of the
     Society ended successfully in Seoul last month.                                 ‘Innovative Data Solutions’ addressed ‘Effective
Based on the theme of “U-society,” it was held from                                  data utilization which acts under mass ubiquitous
June 29 to 30 at the Korea Federation of Science and                                 environment’ and Kwan Oh-Cheon, a researcher of
Technology Societies (KOFST). The conference                                         ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications
comprised three sections: U-infrastructure, U-                                       Research Institute) delivered his speech about ‘U-
software, U-application delivered total 24                                           society’s future’ . Kang Soon Joo, a professor of
presentations. Eminent speakers from Carnegie-                                       Kyung Pook National University, cautiously pointed
Mellon Univ., Sun Microsystems, IBM, Microsoft,                                      out that Korea’s recent development to U-society
                                                                                     era is too hasty, and also diagnosed possibilities of
delivered impressive speeches regarding ‘U-society’.
                                                                                     that hasty’s side effects.
This conference included four invitation lectures and
                                                                                        The second day of this conference, at an
a panel discussion about ‘The future of U-society’.
                                                                                     invitation lecture, an eminent professional
   First of all, the U-infrastructure section focused
                                                                                     researcher Dr. Apratm Purakayastha from IBM
on a digital information technology. In this section Dr. Apratm Purakayastha
speakers stressed that the most important thing is to    from IBM Thomas J.Watson Thomas J.Watson Research Center spoke about
                                                              Research Center        opportunities and challenges in the ubiquitous
realize U-society which is supported by U-
                                                                                     computing era. The speech outlined current U-
computing. In this section, participants discussed U-computing’s
                                                                        society trends and implications. He pointed out that this current
current situation and future, in terms of networking. They paid
                                                                        environment is characterized by diversity and specialization,
great attention on the Fibro, Wireless LAN, home networking,
                                                                        democratization of communication and various change from
private networking, sensor networking etc. plus the future of U-
                                                                        transaction to collaboration. He also claimed that the next
computing security infrastructure.
                                                                        generation will have various opportunities and challenges.
   The U-software section dealt with very important units such
                                                                            Another speaker Kim Myung Ho, NTO (National
as U-service terminals and infra service, these units help users
                                                                        Technology officer) of MS Korea delivered his speech about
who want to realize U-computing. In this section, participants
                                                                        Microsoft Invisible Computing. The title of the presentation was
prospected terminal software technology’s future.
                                                                        ‘A real time embedded web services and Microsoft Invisible
   Professionals from various IT fields, actively discussed U-
                                                                        Computing platform’ He noted that web service is an important
Game and Telematics technology’s usefulness and its future.
                                                                        means which can solve e-business’s interoperability problem
Participants discussed interface sectors such as voice, situation
                                                                        and can apply web service to the ubiquitous environment. And
recognition, regarding the application possibility of conjunction
                                                                        also he stressed that we have to consider a storage space, parsing
with technology situation.
   In the meantime, at the U-application section, participants
                                                                        overhead, the volume of messages. But the most important thing
focused on a U-society’s key point application. Even though             is to pursue effectiveness and try to satisfy various additional
very useful software was developed but if users don’t know              requirements for a real time computing. In conclusion he added
about the way to operating and applying this software to real           that Microsoft’s ‘Invisible Computing’ is an operating system
society. This software is unavailable. Under the current situation      which is based on the SOAP message compression, reliance,
many application sectors are introducing U-computing technolo-          security, distributed processing system and real time C+
gy. At this conference, U-business, U-government, U-learning,           language. This computing system can support ubiquitous
U-office etc. discussed about technology application skills.            environment web service according to professional researcher.
   On the first day of ‘IT21 Conference’, with a theme of ‘the          This ‘Invisible Computing’ is freely available for various kinds
future of Korea’s U-society’, a panel discussion was held at the        of study.
conference room chaired by Kim Jong , who is a professor of



6 4 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Exhibition & Conference

            Worldwide Display Industry
             Leaders Huddle in Seoul
W
        orldwide display industry leaders                                                   generation display and major issues, and
        are gathering in Seoul this                                                         technology issue analysis with regard to
        month. They were invited to a                                                       the equipment market.
‘Korea Display Conference (KDC) 2006’                                                          Some 50 industry experts leading
event, where they could gauge the                                                           display industry technologies and market
display market through 2006 second-half                                                     trends from countries such as the United
market analyses, and major display              Ciesinski , president at the U.S.-based     States, Japan, Taiwan, and China, as well
firms’ second-half business plans and           display consortium USDC, and Peter          as Korea will become the speakers at the
forecasts.                                      Kwon, president at Displaybank, which       KDC2006, consisting of a total of 10
   The KDC2006, held at the COEX,               organized the conference. In their          sessions.
Seoul, for two days from July 6 and 7           keynote speeches, they are scheduled to
2007, is a unique international display         deliver presentations on the current           Invited speakers at the KDC 2006
conference organized by Korea, and this         display industry’s dynamics and             conference by region include
will mark the seventh meeting. The KDC          influences on the economy, and second-      representatives of a total of 18 foreign
has so far offered a number of                  half forecasts & business strategies for    companies - eight Japan-based companies,
presentations by Japanese, Taiwanese,           individual companies.                       seven North American companies, and
North American and European firms as                                                        three Chinese & Taiwanese companies -
well as domestic players as a business          Topics of KDC2006 sessions                  and 20 domestic corporations.
conference designed to analyze key issues           Apart from keynote speeches, a total
facing the display market and share             of nine essential market issues covering    KDC2006 programs
forecasts for the future market.                all display devices are chosen as session      As well as the conference, the
                                                topics, and based on these topics, major    gathering will provide a platform for
   Invited keynote speakers at the              companies will discuss and share their      presentations by major companies on a
KDC2006 conference include James P.             market analyses and countermeasure          wide range of market issues described
Clappin, president at Corning Display           strategies with other participants. Main    above, a reception event, where speakers
Technologies, who is the first person to        topics are TFT-LCD vendors’ strategies,     and event participants come together to
be invited to a local conference, Jung          LCD core component technology trends,       pass out their business cards and
Ho-Gyun, vice president of the next-            backlight technology and market issues,     exchange information. In addition, key
generation display research center at           PDP competitiveness analysis and large-     local and foreign companies’ technology
Samsung SDI, Peter Compo, vice                  format FPF TV market competitiveness        exhibition is also slated to be held at the
president at DuPont, who takes charge of        analysis, small/medium display              KDC2006. (Participation Inquiries:
the company’s display business, Michael         technology issues, OLED and next-           Displaybank at 02-574-7232)



   20 Korean Companies           Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDI, LG.Philips LCD, LG Electronics, BOE-Hydis, Samsung Corning,
                                 Samsung Electric, Dongwoo Fine-Chem, Magna Chip Semiconductor, FairChild Semiconductor
                                 Korea, Ulvac Korea, Jusung Engineering, Sunic System, Nano Pacific, SoftPixel, Digital Cube, Korea
                                 Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea University, Kwangwoon University, and Displaybank

   18 Foreign companies          FHP, Fuji Photo Film, Idemitsu Kosan, E-Ink, Deutsche Bank, Semiconductor Industry News, Osaka
                                 Educational University, Data Garage (Japan), Corning, 3M, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, AKT, USDC
                                 (U.S), AUO, ITRI (Taiwan), CDT (U.K), and Konka (China)



6 6 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Game & Contents

 Bright Prospects for Asia-Pacific
       Online Game Market
                                                                                                                                                                                Mobile contents section/
                                                                                                                                                                                ‘Burst Rally’ (Gamevil Corp.)
                                                                                                                                                                                   GAMEVIL is proving to be a big hit with
                                                                                                                                                                                youngsters, with fantastic casual one-button games.
                                                                                                                                                                                Burst Rally is a mobile racing rally game, which has
                                                                                                                                                                                two different play modes, Championship and Time
                                                                                                                                                                                Trial. Also, the graphics are realistic compared to other
                                                                                                                                                                                2D racing games and gives the feeling as if the user is
                                                                                                                                                                                playing a 3D racing game. The engine of this game is



T                                                          Digital Contents
     he global market intelligence analysis company                                                                                                                             spectacular because of the various effects. For
     IDC announced that the scale of the Asia-Pacific                                                                                                                           example, there are such effects as Drift, Spin, and
     online game market has steadily developed, and
professionals expect that it will grow up to US$3.6 bil.
                                                           Awards in Seoul                                                                                                      Capsize etc., which is difficult to see in other 2D racing
                                                                                                                                                                                games. This game hit the road and tore up the
by 2010. It will be a remarkable growth considering                                                                  based on Greek myths and shows how they become             competition in the fastest most robust mobile racing
                                                              On June 30, the Ministry of Information and                                                                       experience with Burst Rally: World Championship. Get
last year’s US$1.4 bil. In the meantime, the domestic                                                                aware of both the bitterness and joyfulness of life.
                                                           Communication (MIC) held the Digital Contents                                                                        behind the wheel, strap in, and get ready to tour the
online game market will grow up to approximately                                                                     Each episode contains exciting adventures and conflicts
                                                           Awards ceremony in Seoul. Various sectors’ awardees                                                                  world on 16 unique tracks in eight beautiful, exotic
US$990 mil. from last year’s US$630 mil.                                                                             among the characters. It will be released through SBS
                                                           received prizes at the ceremony:                                                                                     countries.
    According to the IDC’s recent report, Outlook for                                                                around October in Korea and in North America In
                                                              Digital movie section: “Z-squad” by Enemes Corp.;
the Asia-Pacific Online Game Market, the Asia-Pacific                                                                January 2007.
                                                           Education contents section: “Kidsdorm” by Blue Sky;
region’s (except Japan’s) online game market scale will    Next generation contents section: “ Zeb-studio “ by                                                                  Next generation contents section/
continue growing by approximately 21% every year so        NVL soft corp; Online game section: “Soul of the          Education contents section/                                ‘ Zeb studio’ (NVL soft)
until 2010, the market scale will rise by up to US$3.6
bil. The report also mentioned that Korea’s online
                                                           Ultimate Nation” by Webzen Corp; and Mobile               ‘Kids dorm’ (Blue Sky Corp.)                                   3D virtual solution company NVL soft rolled out its
                                                           contents sections: “Burst Rally” by Gamevil Corp.            This is a next generation’s education content.          3D film product studio on May 2.
game users total 63 million, equivalent to 29.5% of the       These prizes are awarded on the basis of quality and   Through this role-play education system children can           Users can make movies through ‘Zeb studio’
Asia-Pacific region.                                       competitive power in the overseas market,                 learn difficult figures and calculation. and also become   utilizing 3D game engine. Recently, UCC, moving
    Meanwhile, Korea occupies 45.3% of the Asia-           technological excellence, business ability etc.           more familiar with Hangeul. Unlike usual textbooks or      picture, has come to the fore as an Internet megatrend,
Pacific online game market. But the proportion is          Companies which received digital contents prize will      visual teaching materials, children can aggressively       while www.zeb.co.kr presented a wholly different new
slightly dropping, owing to rising game markets’ rapid     receive some benefits regarding support in abroad         participate in given stories and direct the education      genre 3D movie made by Netizens, so users can display
progress, such as China. Ha Ki-Seock senior researcher     export marketing and television commercial marketing      system plots.                                              various items at the virtual studio and direct characters
of IDC Korea, who participated in this investigation       etc.                                                                                                                 action to filming. To make 3D movies, very expensive
project said “Korea’s domestic online game market
                                                                                                                                                                                and complicated 3D software
was steadily progressed owing to the rapid prevalence                                                                Online game section/                                       is needed. But NVL soft-
of high speed Internet, PC zones, and the creation of        The following is a brief                                ‘Ernis and Fricky’ (Actoz soft Corp.)                      Korea’s the best simulator
various games by superior game developing                  description of each section’s                                Users can enjoy the adventure in this cool three-       solution company, which has
companies, but once the market reaches saturation, the     awardees:                                                 dimensional game. “Cube” delivers a combination of         developed a flight, tank
shape of the growth curve can change easily.”                                                                        adventure, and arcade action, and new concept of RPG       simulation, and movie
    And he added, “The domestic online game market                                                                   that users have never seen before. Fricky is a
                                                           Digital Section /                                                                                                    simulation and operate heavy
will grow up to US$990 mil. By 2010 through 9.6%                                                                     mischievous 18-year-old girl. She was famous as a          machinery educations etc.,
growth rate every year from last year. Since the rate of   ‘Z-squad’ (Enemes Corp.)                                  powerful player who solved the most difficult quests in    applied 3D virtual reality’s
market growth has slowed, lots of game companies are          This animation has an                                  the first stage of the cube-testing period. But after      know-how to the online
trying to extend their markets overseas. In the            interesting story about three                             officially opening the cube space, she has been cast out   program so, ‘Zeb’ was
meantime since the game companies’ profit polarizing       teenage girls. Enemes poured large                        of the cube space because of the massacre of ‘bug          created. The key features of
deepens more, small game companies are continuously        sums of money into production                             dolls’ and jeering at other players. Ernis is a 16-year    the ‘Zeb’ are that users can
undergoing severe hardship,” Ha Ki-Seock forecasted.       costs totaling 8.3 billion won (U$                        old-old boy with a stolid face. He was able to connect     utilize high quality 3D virtual
“In the near future, the domestic game market will gain    8.8 million) and spent 3 years                            to the cube space through his father’s influence,          solutions such as war game
benefits from Wibro, HSDPA’ s launching and various        planning the project. This                                famous for development of connection equipment to          and army simulation skills. In
terminal device’s development so according to the          animation series was composed of                          the virtual reality. He gets involved in unexpected        a nutshell, ‘Zeb’ is a next
remarkable changes online game style also will change      26 episodes, with the characters                          affairs while helping Fricky.                              generation 3D movie tool that
to wholly multi-platform style.                            overcoming tough training courses                                                                                    easily matches eagerness for



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Game & Contents


                                                           second game title after the enormously successful MU
                                                           Online. Since Webzen unveiled Soul of the Ultimate
                                                           Nation’s work-in-progress, with its highly detailed,
                                                           graphically stunning visuals, gamers worldwide have
                                                           been eagerly anticipating the game’s official release. In
                                                           September 2005, its first closed beta testing drew a
                                                           record- breaking 300,000 hopeful subscribers intent on
                                                           beating the 303:1 odds for the final 999 spots. In
                                                           addition, boasting music and graphics produced by
                                                           world-renowned specialists, Soul of the Ultimate
                                                           Nation is garnering rave reviews for taking the online
                                                           game to the next level.
making films. ‘Zeb’ Service Introduction. ‘Zeb’ is the        The original soundtrack was recorded by the
next ‘life casting media service, by using ‘Zeb’, you      National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, giving
can make an imaginative 3D movies by yourself and          triumphant life to the music composed by Howard
communicate with others. ‘Zeb’ gives users a chance to     Shore, the winner of the Academy Award¢Á for The
freely express their lives, dreams and imagination.        Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Game fans are also treated
‘Zeb-studio’ is the next generation tool making            to CG movies produced by Mikitaka Kurosawa of the
multimedia contents by setting up maps, objects, and       famed Onimusha series in Japan. During the three-
characters. By using ‘Zeb-studio’ people can design        stage beta testing conducted from September 2005 to
and make up 3D virtual space easily, and people can        January 2006, gamers gave high marks to Soul of the
direct various situations with people’s own scenarios or   Ultimate Nation’s stylish graphics and the innovative
storyboards. After shooting scenes or movies, users can    battle zone system1 that allows players to customize
save it as a filed and streaming movie.                    the map’s level of difficulty and compensation. For the
   All places people can imagine can be made as a set      open beta tests, Webzen is upgrading the game’s
item by using ‘Zeb studio’ and people can direct           excitement by adding further enhancements to the
various situations by using set items which express        game’s mission2, quest3 and field4 maps.
seasons, weather and time, and there is no limitation         Also, by adding a competitive hunting system and
that people can imagine. People can use various            mission ranking system for an even faster, more
animated objects like reeds swaying in the wind, a         dynamic action play, Webzen promises to push the
streetlight, a tree cicada singing and set up various      envelop in the action
animation-effect on the object items.                      MMORPG genre. Not
   Object items connected with motions of character        surprisingly, these efforts
also can be available for users. (ex. running              and     innovations       are
machine.etc) Each Items once purchased are freely          attracting global attention.
reusable for decorating other set item. Usually,           Soul of the Ultimate Nation
excellent movies are made of a lot of set items, object    has been ranked as the most
items, character items. Therefore it becomes the motive    anticipated game by gamers
to make users to buy items. All things that you see and    in China since September
imagine can be made through 3D modeling skills based       2005. Webzen has also
on hyper-realism.                                          signed a publishing contract
                                                           with The 9 for $13 million,
                                                           the single largest export
Online game section/                                       license contract in the
‘Soul of the Ultimate Nation’                              history of Korea’s online
(Webzen Corp.)                                             games. Soul of the Ultimate
  With a production budget of over $10 million and 3       Nation is slated for open
years in the making, the epic action MMORPG                testing in May 2006, after
(Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)           which the game will debut in
Soul of the Ultimate Nation is Webzen’s ambitious          phases all across the globe.



7 0 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Stock Market

    KOSDAQ Market Celebrates 10th Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                           assertions that the efficiency of a system in   mation.                                                       quarters plans to actively push for listing of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           terms of quality should be enhanced to pro-        Along with this, it plans to map out reg-                  foreign companies on the market and cre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tect investors from insincere public notices    ulations on obligatory public notice for bio                  ate new growth engine for the development
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of listed companies and incomplete regula-      and entertainment businesses, which have                      of the domestic economy, by playing its
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tions on detour listing, along with such a      been emerged as a new business line of the                    role as a fund mobilization window for
                                                                                                                                                                                                           quantitative increase.                          KOSDAQ market, offering suitable invest-                      new technology and new growth-oriented
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Although the KOSDAQ market                  ment information to investors.                                companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           achieved unprecedented growth in terms of          Besides, the KOSDAQ market head-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           quantity with the aggregate market value
                                                                                                                                                                                                           increasing 7.2 times and the number of list-      Comparison between Kosdaq market and main new global markets
         Time to focus on substantial growth based on transparency and soundness                                                                                                                           ed companies rising 2.7 times over the past
                                                                                                                                                                                                           10 years, it was somewhat insufficient in               Main new global markets’ aggregate value of listed stock & number of listed enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                           terms of soundness in fact.                                                                                                                  (US $mil,%)



O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ranking New market             End of        End of    Increase and Ranking Number of listed
      n July 1, the KOSDAQ market                                                                                                                                                                              Also incomplete regulations on rapidly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2005          2004 decrease rate             enterprises
      (Korean      Securities      Dealers                                                                             Kosdaq index                                                                        increasing detour listings (67 cases in
                                                                                                                       records an all-                                                                                                                       1       Nasdaq            3,603,984.9   3,532,912.0            +2.0    1      Nasdaq(3,164)
      Automated Quotations) celebrated                                                       The aggregate
                                                                                                                       time high
                                                                                                                       (00.Mar.10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2005) have brought about problems on the
                                                                                             value of listed                                                                                                                                                 2       Jasdaq              163,920.0     120,580.0           +35.9    2      TSX-Venture(2,221)
the 10th anniversary of its founding. The                                                    stock records an
                                                                                             all-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                           market soundness and protection of
                                                                                             high(99.Dec.28)                                                                                                                                                 3       AIM                  97,199.1      60,958.7           +59.5    3      AIM(1,399)
headquarters of the KOSDAQ market on                                                                                                                                                                       investors. Due to the failure of a liquida-       4       Kosdaq               70,136.8      30,089.9          +133.1    4      Jasdaq(956)
June 26 announced it would implement a                                                                                                                                                                     tion system in proper action, the cases that      5       Mothers              59,341.0      31,486.7           +88.5    5      Kosdaq(918)
“roundabout listing management plan” as                                                                                                                                                                    some insolvent listed companies avoided           6       Gretai               39,961.6      35,422.2           +12.8    6      Gretai(503)
part of its efforts to minimize investors’                                                                                                                                                                 the liquidation through formal self-sup-          7       Hercules             37,292.3      19,994.9           +86.5    7      GEM(201)
risk and damage and revamp systems for              Kosdaq index’s
                                                                                       Kosdaq market                                                                                                       porting steps occurred.                           8       TSX-Venture          29,075.5      21,115.0           +37.7    8      Sesdaq(171)
                                                                                       activation plan   Transactins
sharing of more investment information.             official
                                                    announcement
                                                                                       announcement
                                                                                       (99.May.4)
                                                                                                         exceed a
                                                                                                         trillion(99.Oct.27)                                                                                   In this way, the shortage of information      9       Neuvo Mercado        11,176.0      18,682.0           -40.2    9      Mothers(151)
                                                    (97.Jan.3)
   The KOSDAQ market was launched in                                        Foreign exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                                           on companies listed on the KOSDAQ mar-            10      Mercato Expand        8,615.1       7,212.6           +19.4   10      Hercules(125)
                                                                            crisis (97.Nov.21)                                 Kosdaq 50 index’s
1996, with the introduction of a competi-                                                                                      official announcement
                                                                                                                               (00.Oct.5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ket and the portion of transactions exces-
tion trading method. At that time, the             Kosdaq            Venture index’s                                                                                                                       sively concentrated on individual investors
                                                   market            official                                                                                                        KRX(Korea                                                                                   Transactions& a turnover rate of main new global markets
aggregate market value was 8.6 trillion            opening
                                                   (96.Jul.1)
                                                                     announcement
                                                                     (97.Nov.21)
                                                                                                 Moodys
                                                                                                                                                             Index units upturn
                                                                                                                                                             and star index’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     exchange)kicks off
                                                                                                                                                                                     (05.Jan.27)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           worked as a factor to expand variability of                                                                                                                (US $ Mil,%)
                                                                                                 sovereign rating                                            official announcement
won and the number of listed companies                                                           upgrade
                                                                                                 (97.Nov.21)              Kosdaq 50 futures    911 attacks
                                                                                                                                                             (04.Jan.26)                                   the KOSDAQ market.                                          Cumulative transactions
                                                                                                                          starts transaction   (01.Sep.11)
came to just 343.                                                                                                         (01.Jan.30)
                                                                                                                                                               Kosdaq index falls to    Activation plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Related to this, Kwak Sung-sin, head of       Ranking   New market                     End of              End of          Increase and           Turnover rate
                                                                                                                                                               record low (04.Aug.4)    announcement for
   As the government announced a mea-                                                                                                                                                   venture firms
                                                                                                                                                                                        (04.Dec.24)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the KOSDAQ market headquarters, said,                                                        2005                2004         decrease rate                of capital
sure to activate the KOSDAQ market in                                                                                                                                                                      “We will make best efforts to promote con-        1      Nasdaq                     10,086,739.9         8,767,121.0                   +15.1                   282.7
May 1999 and the global IT boom, includ-                                                                                                                                                                   fidence in the market and create a climate        2      Kosdaq                        436,938.0            136,815.0                 +219.4                   871.9
ing the bullish NASDAQ market of the          entered a gradual recovery phase.                                                          slump owing to a plunge in stock prices in                        for sincere public notice through improve-        3      Mothers                       187,905.9            102,756.0                  +82.9                   413.8
United States, spread rapidly, the KOS-          The daily average trading volume and                                                    the wake of the collapse of the IT bubble                         ment of systems on management of detour           4      Jasdaq                        165,860.0            122,651.0                  +35.2                   116.6
DAQ index began to rise and posted the        the daily average trading amount increased                                                 and the lowering of confidence in the mar-                                                                          5      Gretai                          96,411.7           109,670.2                  -12.1                   255.8
                                                                                                                                                                                                           listing and liquidation.”
                                              from 140,000 shares and 2.1 billion won,                                                   ket following worsened profitability of IT                                                                          6      Hercules                        87,487.3            34,522.1                 +153.4                   305.4
record high of 2,834.40 points on March                                                                                                                                                                        In a related development, to minimize
                                              respectively, in 1996 to 30 million shares                                                 enterprises. The KOSDAQ index fell to the                                                                           7      Neuvo Mercado                   43,764.3            31,897.5                  +37.2                   293.1
10, 2000.                                                                                                                                                                                                  investors’ damages in case small and finan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8      AIM                             38,216.2            16,636.0                 +129.7                    48.3
   However, the KOSDAQ market experi-         and 400 billion won in 1999.                                                               record low of 324.71 points on Aug. 4,                            cially weak non-listing companies advance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9      TSX-Venture                     12,956.6             8,431.0                  +53.7                    51.6
enced a long-term slump, affected by a           During the period from Jan. 2, 2006 to                                                  2004, facing the bitter trial period.                             into the market, the KOSDAQ market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10     GEM                              2,872.8             3,307.0                  -13.1                    33.5
plunge in stock prices in the wake of the     June 19, the daily average trading volume                                                      Based on the measure announced at the                         headquarters has implemented the “step on        turnover rate =cumulative transaction / average aggregate value of listed stock * 100
collapse of the IT bubble and the lowering    and the daily average trading amount came                                                  end of 2004 to activate the venture indus-                        management of detour listing” since June                                                                                             (Source: WFE as of the end of 2005)
of confidence in the market following         to 590 million shares and 2 trillion won,                                                  try, the KOSDAQ market prepared a turn-                           26.
worsened profitability of IT enterprises.     respectively, showing a change in the                                                      ing point for the second takeoff.                                     It reflects the headquarters’ powerful                                       Comparison with main new global markets
The KOSDAQ index recorded the lowest          KOSDAQ market-listed companies.                                                                As of June 19, 2006, the aggregate mar-                       will to realize a sound market where entries                                                                                                                 (US$ Mil)
level of 324.71 points on Aug. 4, 2004.          Since the market opening, it has so far                                                 ket value of the KOSDAQ market amount-                            and exits work flexibly by liquidating           Ranking Listed enterprises           Ranking Transaction volumes(accumulated) Ranking Aggregate value of listed stock
However, the steps to activate the venture    supplied a total of 27 trillion won in direct                                              ed to 61.7 trillion won, representing 7.2                         insolvent companies from the market at an        1           Bombay SE(4,763)            1      NewYork SE(14,125,292)            1     NewYork SE (13,310,592)
industry announced at the end of 2004 pro-    funds to small and medium-sized venture                                                    times that of the market opening. The num-                        early date.                                      2           TSX Group (3,758)           2      Nasdaq (10,086,740)               2     Tokyo SE (4,572,901)
vided the KOSDAQ market with a momen-         companies, playing a role of a growth                                                      ber of listed companies also posted a 2.7-                            To solve the problem on shortage of          3           Nasdaq (3,164)              3      London SE (5,677,721)             3     Nasdaq (3,603,985)
tum to achieve the second take-off.           engine to activate the smaller venture com-                                                fold increase to 927, enjoying brilliant                          information on listed companies, it will         4           London SE (3,091)           4      Tokyo SE(4,481,722)               4     London SE (3,058,182)
   In 2005, the first year of the launch of   panies. The total broke down into 9 trillion                                               growth.                                                           expand the offering of the “XBRL finan-          5           Tokyo SE(2,351)             5      Euronext(2,906,208)               5     Osaka SE(2,964,298)
the Korea Exchange (KRX), the KOSDAQ          won through initial public offering (IPO)                                                      Efforts should be focused on protection                       cial information service” from the present       8           KRX* (1,616)                9      KRX* (1,210,662)                 15     KRX* (718,011)
index soared by 84.52 percent from 380.33     and 18 trillion won through rights offering                                                of investors and an increase in value in                          30 companies to all companies before              14        KOSDAQ (918)                17       KOSDAQ (436,938)                37     KOSDAQ (70,137)
points to 701.79 points, the highest growth   with consideration.                                                                        order to enhance confidence in the KOS-                           2007, helping institutions and foreign          KRX is the sum total of the Kosdaq as well as the stock market.
among major global stock markets, and            However, it suffered from a long-term                                                   DAQ market. However, there are endless                            investors make easier access to the infor-      (Source: WFE as of the end of 2005)




7 2 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KOREA IT TIMES July 2006 _ 7 3
Airlines                 / Uzbekistan Airways



Land of Mystery, Fascinating Ancient Cities
           Uzbekistan Airways offers great connections to Europe and CIS countries



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    rom the standpoint of worldwide airlines, the Korean com-             and Karakum deserts, endless trade caravans made their way                 In the opinion of scholars, Bukhara has received
    mercial market is very developed. Many leading airlines               from far-away countries to Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand and               its name from the Sanskrit word vikhara meaning
    make flights to Seoul, such as British Airways, Lufthansa,            Termez along the Silk Road, and it took them months to get             “a tenement.” Over 140 historical monuments have
Northwest Airlines, ANA, Emirates, etc.                                   there.                                                                 survived in the small territory of this city. The
   Despite such fierce competition, Country Manager Alexander                 Since ancient times those cities have been known throughout        famous Kalyan Minaret is the internationally
Chermomaz, who says that Uzbekistan Airways flies to Seoul                the world as centers of high culture, architecture and science.        known symbol of Bukhara and one of its main
from 1994, noted: “The number of passengers is increasing from            Their residents have been famed for their industry, friendliness       sights. Standing 47 meters high and proudly carry-
year to year.”                                                            and hospitality. Oriental people have always been skillful in          ing its unique ornamental brickwork, it can be seen
   “Asiana Airlines” started their flights between Korea and              receiving guests. Chermomaz is proud to say: “You can see it for       from all parts of the city and even from its environs.
Uzbekistan in 1997. Chermomaz comments: “Now we fly two                   yourself if you travel to Uzbekistan by Uzbekistan Airways.”               The burial vault of the Samanid Dynasty looks
times per week and in summer months we have three flights per                 Tashkent is the capital of independent Uzbekistan, the eco-        like stone lace. Labi-Hauz is one of the most Uzbekistan Airways to play a bridge-building role between Korea and Uzbekistan
week”, adding that our schedule is very convenient for travelers          nomic, research and cultural center and its air gateway. Tashkent      remarkable architectural ensembles in ancient
with good connections to Europe and CIS countries.                        is the largest city in Central Asia with a population of over 2.5      Bukhara.                                                            and comfort.”
   The state visit of the Korean President Roh in 2005 and recip-         million and one of the most beautiful cities in the region.                Khiva also is one of the few Central Asian cities that have         Especially for Korean travelers Uzbekistan Airways has on
rocal visit of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov gave new                 The city is the seat of the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan,      retained the architectural image, which was formed at the end of    board: Korean language interpreter, Korean newspapers, Korean
opportunities for businessmen from the two countries to explore           which celebrated its 60th anniversary at the end of 2003, as well      the 18th-beginning of the 20th century. Today, it is an open-air    music and movies. Passengers can order any food during the
business opportunities in different fields of activities, he              as the site of leading research institutions, major universities,      museum presenting to the sight of tourists not only the architec-   ticket booking (vegetarian, children, etc.).
explained. Concerning the competition with other airlines, the            museums and theaters. Lately, Tashkent has assumed the role of         tural monuments of the past but also mass city dwellings.               Currently, “Uzbekistan Airways” flies to 20 countries in
country manager noted: “Our main competitor is Asiana                     one of the financial centers in Central Asia, which will grow as           The city was one of the major cities in ancient Khorezm, and    Europe, Asia and America including USA, Great Britain, France,
Airlines, but it is not our rival, it is our partner. Since our cooper-   the country moves toward a market economy.                             the oasis itself was the cradle of three world civilizations that   Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Japan, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia,
ation with Asiana is good, we have many mutual agreements                     The majestic architectural domes come into view when the           existed in the territory of Central Asia. Many centuries before the India, Malaysia, Thailand, Latvia, Russia, CIS countries. In2005,
which give more conveniences for passengers of both airlines.”            aircraft is still high in the sky. This is Samarkand, which has        Silk Road had come to exist ancient Khorezm was connected           the Airways carried 1 670 000 passengers and 23 078 tons of
                                                                          rightfully deserved the titles of “Heart of the Silk Road”, “City      with Europe, the East and Siberia by water and land routes. In      cargo.
International folk festival                                               Governed by Angels” and “Eden of the East.”                            the opinion of scholars, Khorezm was the home of Zoroaster.
   Uzbekistan has many ancient cities - such as Samarkand,                    An international folk festival is held in the beautiful and mys-
Bukhara, Khiva and Karshi. There are many historical complex-             terious Registan Square every other year. The square then              Heart-warming hospitality & kindness of Uzbek people
es and monuments to catch tourists’ attention as well.                    responds to tunes of various nations, “I’m Reghistan! I speak to          Many Korean people already visited Uzbekistan and enjoyed
   Across the boundless steppes and hot sands of the Kyzylkum             you from the depth of centuries.”                                      their being there. Chermomaz said: “We hope that more people
                                                                              To this day, his palaces, minarets and mosques, vying in           will visit Uzbekistan, because hospitality and kindness of
                                                                          beauty and majesty, pose before visitors as poetry in stone. It        Uzbekistan people gives good memories to visitors”, adding that
                                                                          was in this city that a famous medieval scholar, Mirzo Ulugbeg,        we expect more activities from tourist companies.
                                                                          plunged into the mysterious abyss of the starry sky. A part of the        “Uzbekistan Airways” has modern aircraft Boeing-767-
                                                                          observatory with a sextant he built has survived to this day giv-      300ER, Boeing-757-200, A-310, RJ-85, Il-114.
                                                                          ing one a clear idea of the genius and purposefulness of                  Our airline keeps a sound position on the international market
                                                                          researchers who worked in Samarkand.                                   and provides high quality competitive services, he underscores,
                                                                                                                                                 explaining that during the years of operations our company has
                                                                          Samarkand: “Heart of the Silk Road”                                    been awarded with numerous of international Certificates and
                                                                             The Blessed Bukhara, founded on a sacred mound intended             Diplomas. As a result of its activity in 2005 Uzbekistan Airways
                                                                          for spring sacrifices of the Zoroastrians and known as a center of     has been awarded the Flight Safety Foundation Diploma and a
                                                                          crafts, education and theology back in the Middle Ages, stands         Recognition Award of the Boeing Company for Safety and reli-
                                                                          on the crossroads of trade routes of the Silk Road - a witness to      able performance in operation of Boeing airplanes.
Khiva, a famous travel destination of Uzbekistan                          many historical events that took place in Central Asia.                   The country manager further said that our slogan is “Safety                        The entrance gates -- Ata Darvaza




7 4 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KOREA IT TIMES July 2006 _ 7 5
Country Report / Finland
 Assumes Rotating EU Presidency                                                                                                                 improving. I hope these kinds of limita-      our major ICT actor Nokia is not actively      that has brought WiBro and DMB on the
                                                                                                                                                tions will be history with the new mobile     operating on the Korean market, a clear        market.



           One of the World’s Most Advanced
                                                                                                                                                technologies whichever technologies are       indication of a very competitive but from          The broad strategies of Finland’s ICT
                                                                                                                                                opted for in the end.                         the regulatory point of view also difficult    policy are formulated by the Science and
                                                                                                                                                    Finland is one of the most advanced       market. Nevertheless, our ICT companies        Technology Policy Council. It is chaired
                                                                                                                                                economies in the ICT sector. Finland is       work together with their Korean counter-       by the Prime Minister and advises the gov-



             Economies in the ICT Sector
                                                                                                                                                among the leading producers and users of      parts both in issues related to regulatory     ernment and ministries in questions relat-
                                                                                                                                                information and communications technolo-      questions but also supplying each other        ing to science and technology. Currently
                                                                                                                                                gy. The share of the ICT sector of            with components. Samsung being one of          seven other ministers and ten other mem-
                                                                                                                                                Finland’s GDP is around 7 %. It is compa-     the leading producers of microchips is one     bers well versed in science and technology
                                                                                                                                                rable to the share of the sector in US and    of the main suppliers also for Nokia.          participate in the work. The Council is
                                                                                                                                                Denmark. It is somewhat higher than the       Finnish and Korean science and technolo-       responsible for the strategic development
                                                                                                                                                Western European average and a bit lower      gy institutions have institutionalised coop-   and coordination of Finnish science and
   By Kim Luotonen,                              hensive way. Finland will                                     casting. It is perhaps worth     than in Sweden. Mobile phone density is       eration relations. The Finnish Academy of      technology policy.
   Ambassador of Finland                         emphasize the further devel-                                  noting that Finland will dis-    the highest in the world. 70 per cent of                                                         Some main features of the Finnish IT
                                                 opment of the single market,                                  continue analog TV-broad-        Finns own a cellular phone. The number of                                                    policy are the emphasis on the availability


F
     inland assumed the rotating EU              especially services and ener-                                 casting from 2007 when all       Internet users is also among the highest in                                                  and development of broadband networks
     Presidency on July 1, 2006 for the next     gy, innovation, improvement                                   programmes will be in digi-      the world. Broadband access is less promi-                                                   and services. The national broadband strat-
     six months. During the presidency           in productivity incl.                                         tal format. On WiBro             nent that in ROK, the top performer in this                                                  egy includes all in all 59 different mea-
Finland will lead the EU activities in           improvement of working                                        Finland has given a licence      regard. One reason for this is that Finland                                                  sures. The objectives are to increase the
Brussels and abroad. For the Ambassador          conditions and the develop-                                   for an operator to build up a    is a large country, three times the size of                                                  speed and mobility of the services under
in Seoul it will involve arranging and           ment of a Union-wide ener-                                    new digital mobile network       ROK but with only 5,2 million inhabitants.                                                   the concept ‘broadband in your pocket’.
chairing meetings for the 25 Member              gy policy. External relations                                 using OFDM-technology.           Thus, broadband access is mainly available                                                   During 2005 Finland had the strongest
States of the Union and acting as                are an important part of the                                  The other alternative was a      in urban areas where a fixed network is                                                      growth in broadband users in the EU and
spokesperson when the Union is making            Union’s activities. During           H.E. Kim Luotonen,       CDMA-based technology            economically viable. However, new wire-                                                      Finland is now third after Denmark and the
representations to the Korean authorities.       Finland’s presidency summit        Ambassador of Finland      but OFDM was chosen as it        less solutions are expected to gradually                                                     Netherlands as to broadband connections
It also means preparation of reports             meetings will be held, i.e.,                                  is from the start on designed    widen the access also to the sparsely popu-                                                  per 100 inhabitants. The prices of broad-
together with the Member States and the          between the European Union and the              for Internet use. With this technology,        lated rural areas. The most important com-                                                   band connections have also stabilised on a
Commission on issues which have been             Republic of Korea, and with China back to which provides mobile services, phone                pany in the ICT sector in Finland is Nokia,                                                  European average. The objective to spread
requested by Brussels or which the               back with the very important 6th Summit calls are done over VoIP and Internet mul-             the world’s leading cellular phone produc-                                                   the coverage also to less densely populated
Member States and the Commission deem            of ASEM, which will be held in Helsinki timedia services are also available.                   er. The company has one of its major pro-                                                    areas is encouraging as the extension of
important to be transmitted to Brussels.         on September 10-11, 2006. Finland places           Different technologies are being devel-     duction units in ROK. But in addition to                                                     wireless WiMAX-networks is speeding up.
    At the beginning of each Presidency the      particular importance to the ASEM oped. In RoK you have presently also                         Nokia we have a number of companies                   Finland Government Palace              The increasing speed has also resulted in
member state assuming the function pre-          Summit to make it a success and also to satellite-based mobile broadcasting being              working in this field. There are some 3000                                                   new and additional services gaining popu-
sents its program for the upcoming six           stake out recommendations to further deep- offered in parallel with the terrestrial            small and medium- sized companies that        Science has cooperated with KAST and           larity. One example is the Triple play-ser-
months. Many of the agenda items are             en the relation between the Union and DMB one, which is free for the customers                 supply both software and hardware prod-       KAIST on various areas of technology.          vice that includes voice (VoIP), picture
given and carried over from the previous         Asia.                                           whereas the satellite one requires a           ucts as well as services related to the ICT   TIEKE (Finnish Information Society             (IPTV) in addition to normal broadband
presidency and represent the continuous                                                          monthly subscription. It is too early to say   sector. Just to mention a few: Elcoteq is a   Development Centre) has cooperated with        services.
work of the Union. However, the incum-           Some aspects of recent                          which technologies will finally prevail,       leading electronics manufacturing services    KIEC already for some years arranging              Three service providers have already
bent may bring in some issues and natural-       developments in the ICT sector                  but from the consumer’s point of view          (EMS) company with original design man-       seminars and symposia together. Finland        launched 3G services through their UMTS
ly the incumbent can influence the priori-           The DMB and WiBro solutions that one of the most important aspects is that                 ufacturing capabilities in the communica-     and the ROK have also co-sponsored a           networks. To extend the coverage of 3G
ties. But overall, the Presidency acts like an   have been developed in the Republic of different technologies are interopera-                  tions technology field and Perlos is one of   series of seminars on e-commerce in the        services over the whole country some
honest broker advancing the overall inter-       Korea are used on a trial basis in some tional. For consumers the decisive factor              the worlds leading electro-mechanical         framework of ASEM.                             assessments recommend allowing opera-
ests of the European Union and giving less       European countries. The Soccer World is connectivity irrespective of location. So              module suppliers to telecommunications,           The Republic of Korea is one of the        tors to use same frequencies and network
prominence to national aspirations and pri-      Cup has been used as a test bed for these they will not be very happy with solutions           healthcare and automotive industries. They    leading economies in the ICT sector with       structures as for the GSM900-network.
orities.                                         and other technologies with similar proper- that require different appliances in differ-       have production units not only in Finland     many cutting edge solutions. In addition           As stated earlier, Finland will discontin-
    Finland has a quite vast area of issues      ties. Finland is presently launching mobile ent countries, as is the case with mobile          but also in countries like Hungary, China,    the Korean market provides an interesting      ue analog TV-broadcasting as of August
on its agenda during the presidency.             broadcasting and is in the process of select- phones today. Consumers welcome the              India and Brazil. F-secure is a well-known    test bed for new applications. The market      31, 2007. Three operators have been grant-
Finland has decided to put particular            ing operators. Finland has opted for DVB- roaming arrangements together with the               company for data security solutions and       is open for new solutions and the cost per     ed a licence for digital terrestrial TV-
emphasis on competitiveness of the               H technology, a technology that is used on 3G phones, as this will overcome the pre-           among many others Housemarque Oy and          contact is low due to the very high popula-    broadcasting and a fourth licence for
European Union. The discussion on chal-          trial basis in many European countries sent problems posed by different tech-                  Digital Chocolate Ltd. are producing          tion density. The authorities are also very    mobile TV-broadcasting with DVB-H
lenges presented by globalisation will be        presently and approved by ETSI in nologies. Personally I have found it most                    games.                                        supportive for the introduction of new         technology. The mobile digital TV- broad-
continued and we will strive to look at the      November 2004 on the initiative of Nokia. annoying that my Korean phones are only                  Finland and the Republic of Korea are     technologies and services. A good example      casting is expected to start during the cur-
competitiveness of the Union in a compre-        This technology is based on digital broad- operational in RoK - now the situation is           cooperating in the ICT field despite that     of this is the government’s 839-program        rent year.



7 6 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KOREA IT TIMES July 2006 _ 7 7
Nokia TMC

           Nokia’s Korea Plant Supplying
             Huge Slice of Total Output
                      Nokia TMC offers speed, flexibility, quality’s competitiveness



I
   t is said that one-third of all mobile                                                          In some cases, Nokia TMC
   phones used by the global village                                                           receives half-finished products
   population is supplied by Finland’s                                                         from European production
Nokia’s production facility.                                                                   facilities, and finishes and supplies
    Nokia TMC., located in Masan,                                                              them. Such Nokia’s production
Korea, is noteworthy, in that the                                                              method stems from the company’s
company is supplying around 20% of                                                             cost reduction as well as speed
total production among Nokia’s nine                                                            management minds to lower
global manufacturing facilities,                                                               production price by expediting
maintaining over US$3 mil. in terms                                                            delivery of products to customers as
of turnover scale per employee.                                                                much as possible and by removing
    “With speed, flexibility and                                                               the stockpile while on the other
quality, Nokia is maintaining our                                                              side, including the entire stage from
phase as the best facility globally”,                                                          planning through supply in the
CEO Kim Kee-soon emphasized in a                                                               concept of production.
special interview on the occasion of                                                               What is important is that the
Finland’s rotating EU Presidency,                                                              most Koreanized teamwork spirit
adding that Nokia’s competitiveness                                                            for global enterprise Nokia TMC
originates in SCM (supply chain                                                                pays off the most productivity-high
management) to graft IT and the most                                                           business performance in the world.
Koreanized management program                                                                      In conjunction with this, the
capitalizing on teamwork spirit.                                                               CEO elaborated, “As Nokia TMC’s
    Mega operators account for the                                                             rotation system helps the employees
greater part of Nokia tmc’s                               CEO Kim Kee-soon
                                                                                                foster work skills and work in a
customers, according to Kim. So to                                                              team, where everyone is
speak, through value-added these mega operators create mobile       responsible for not only his/her own work but also the work of
phone’s price Nokia tmc manufactures. Accordingly, Nokia’s          the team he/she belongs to, it results in higher synergies.”
worldwide competitiveness is to provide products by regions            In addition, it is common knowledge among associated
within the fastest time by reflecting these mega operator           business circles that Nokia TMC puts the most experienced
customer needs from the production stage.                           and skilled members of the team as small CEOs in charge of
    Kim who notes that is creating Nokia’s competitiveness          each lines, and manually allows them to inspect the results of
through production facility’s dualization process, explains         the works performed by the automated machines in the line
regarding the company’s differentiated competitiveness: “Nokia      one more time, thereby ensuring the perfection of products.
has the same production lines all over the world, but                  By such efforts, it is said that Nokia actually posts the
manufacturing processes are differentiated. All facilities are      lowest error rates among the nine global production facilities
equipped with engine lines, but what comes next is to make          and particularly, the company’s engineering ability to feedback
half-finished products to meet the needs of customers”.             the point at issue to Center again is excellent by finding them
    Accordingly, Nokia delivers goods in components, and            most fast in the production process of products developed in
Europe receives them and manufactures products they want            PCC (Product Creation Center) scattered in nine areas
locally, Kim said.                                                  globally.



7 8 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Leisure                  / 7Luck Casino


         Casino Groups Go Head-to-Head in Korea
                                                                                                                                           GS
                  New 7Luck Casinos competing successfully with Paradise Casino
                                                                                                                                           GS

S
      tarting with 7Luck Casino in COEX Center on Jan. 27 this       This arrangement offers one-stop business and shopping since
      year, the first Seven Luck Casino in Korea, Seven Luck      7Luck Casino Busan Lotte is surrounded with duty free shops,
      Casino is now challenging the established casino market of  multiplexes and department stores, etc. where one can enjoy
Paradise Casino.                                                  shopping and all sorts of entertainment.
   Grand Korea Corp. (www.7luck.com) has to date                                   Officials responsible for marketing at 7Luck
successfully opened the doors of three Seven Luck                                Casino Busan Lotte say that they expect 57,000
Casinos for foreigners only, following the addi-                                       foreign tourists would visit this place annual-
tion of two more this year -- the 7Luck Casino                                         ly, encouraged by the original concept of high
at Millennium Seoul Hilton on May 26 and                                               class and cozy atmosphere, plus the dramatic
7Luck Casino Busan Lotte on June 23,.                                                  visual effects by luminescent columns.
   In the case of 7Luck Casino Busan Lotte,                                                Ahead of this, Grand Korea Corp. has been
full-scale competition with Busan Paradise                                             introducing a new casino culture with the suc-
Hotel Casino is unavoidable, according to an                                           cessful operation of its two Seven Luck casi-
official involved in its preparation at Grand                                          nos in Seoul.
Korea Corp.                                                                                The first 7Luck Casino at COEX Center is
   The reason for this is because 7Luck Casino                                         a Korean-style casino with an oriental atmos-
Busan Lotte is challenging the existing strong-                                      phere and state-of-the-art facilities. It is
hold of Paradise Casino as it regards Japanese                                  equipped with 45 table games and 130 machines in
tourists using Busan Lotte Hotel much as the 7Luck casino at COEX center a 2,834m2 space.
Casino’s major customers, and it is said that the                                   Foreigners can enjoy here different kinds of
Casino would launch another overseas customer inducement too      games such as Roulette, Baccarat, Talsai, Big Wheel, Poker, Slot
actively.                                                         Machines, Video games, Jumbo Machines and so on, alike with
   It is equipped with a great variety of games such as Roulette, 7Luck Casino Busan Lotte.
Baccarat, Taisai, Big Wheel, Machine Games etc. that all located     In addition, comfortable VIP lounges, change and exchange
in a total area of 2,185m2, according to 7Luck Casino Busan       booths and other facilities are available. Moreover, since it is
Lotte.                                                            located near some of Seoul’s leading 4~5 star hotels and various
                                                                  amenities such as duty free shops, multiplexes and department
                                                                  stores, 7Luck casino COEX center provides one stop service for
                                                                  business, touring and shopping.
                                                                     Thanks to such good locations, 7Luck casino COEX center is
                                                                  forecasted to attract up to 280,000 foreign tourists a year.
                                                                     7Luck Casino at Millennium Seoul Hilton also is engaging
                                                                  foreigners’ interest as the facility is tailored to the tastes of for-
                                                                  eigners in the heart of downtown Seoul by resembling huge and
                                                                  elegant Las Vegas. It is equipped with 202 machines in total, in
                                                                  eight different styles such as Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat,
                                                                  Taisai, Big Wheel, Slot Machines, Poker, Video games. All                     GS
                                                                  located in a 2,694 m2 space.
                                                                     Its special feature is its easy access to visitors, since the
                                                                  Casino is located within 10 minutes of other major deluxe hotels
                                                                  in the area north of the Han River. The 7Luck Casino at
                                                                  Millennium Seoul Hilton is also surrounded by tourist attrac-
                                                                  tions, historic sites and shopping malls where foreign tourists can
               7Luck Casino at Millennium Seoul Hilton            experience the atmosphere of Korea.



8 0 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
Hotel Spotlight                                  / The Ambassador Hotel Group

                                                                                                                                               feeling of unrest and depression stemming           more Ibis launched in Myeong-dong down-            French and European connections and



                  A Hotel Group Tailor-Made for Seoul
                                                                                                                                               from the IMF financial crisis that struck           town of Seoul. In total, the Accor Group of        standards as compared to the American
                                                                                                                                               Korea. However, Novotel Ambassador                  France is thriving in Korea with the opera-        influenced chains of its competition after
                                                                                                                                               Doksan located in the new business and              tion of 5 hotels. Sofitel Ambassador,              the highly heralded 1988 Olympics held in
                                                                                                                                               commercial district of Geumcheongu,                 Novotel Ambassador Gangnam, Novotel                Seoul. Each member hotel of Accor and
                                                                                                                                               Seoul was fortunate and became successful           Ambassador Doksan and Ibis Seoul are all           Ambassador Group proudly offers first-
                                                                                                                                               through this difficult time in Korean histo-        strategically positioned in popular business       class accommodations and atmosphere
Ambassador Group                                                                                                                               ry. Finally, Ibis Seoul located in                  districts throughout Seoul offering first-         with friendly and sincere professional ser-
    The Ambassador Hotel Group
                                                                              Message from the CEO                                             Daechidong near the Posco Center became             class service and accommodations.                  vice operated by a fully knowledgeable and
(Chairman Suh, Jung-Ho) first began its                                                                                                        the third joint-venture between France’s                The Accor and Ambassador Group                 experienced management introducing dis-
                                                                                Last year in 2005, Sofitel Ambassador, predecessor of the      Accor and Korea’s Ambassador Group in               under joint partnership is unique in the           tinguished European concepts and stan-
operations in 1955 as a small inn. In 1989,
                                                                             present Ambassador Group, celebrated its 50th anniversary         October 2003. In early May of 2006, one             Korean hospitality industry due to its             dards.
it formed an alliance with the International
                                                                             since its opening of a small hotel Geumsujang in October
French hospitality group, Accor, opening
                                                                             1955 right after the end of the Korean War. Started with a
the doors of its hotel under the new image
of Sofitel Ambassador. Ambassador hotels
                                                                             small 2-story building with 19 guestrooms, the business now       Sofitel Ambassador Seoul                                                                                extended recreational center, which includes
                                                                             has grown to a hotel group of 5 sister hotels in Seoul includ-                                     Sofitel Ambassador Seoul is located in                                 a 3-lane 25 meter swimming pool, state of
are in the business corners of Seoul. In the                                                                                                                                    the heart of Seoul’s downtown area.                                    the art gym, golf driving range, and relaxing
                                                                             ing Sofitel Ambassador, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam,                                                With 416 spacious guestrooms and                                       sauna and jacuzzi facilities. The banquet hall
North (Sofitel Ambassador and Ibis                                                                                                                                                                                                                     can accommodate up to 450 people along
                                                                             Novotel Ambassador Doksan, Ibis Seoul and Ibis Myeong-                                             numerous first class facilities, Sofitel
Myeong-dong),          South      (Novotel                                                                                                                                      Ambassador Seoul is one of Seoul’s                                     with 3 smaller rooms for more private
                                                                             dong.                                                                                                                                                                     functions. The conference hall can hold
Ambassador Gangnam), West of the river                                                                                                                                          premier hotels with 19 floors above
                                                                                Over the past half-century since its opening, Ambassador                                        ground and 2 floors underground, and                                   many professional business meetings. The
(Novotel Ambassador Doksan) and by                                                                                                                                              banquet and convention facilities.                                     hotel restaurants of: ‘Garden Terrace’,
                                                   Group has been proud to contribute to Korea’s Hotel & Tourism Industry as the leader                                                                                                                Korean Restaurant ‘Yura’, Entertainment Bar
COEX, the World Trade Center (Ibis                                                                                                                                              Guests can enjoy an array of
                                                   in developing hotel culture. The group has enjoyed an enormous growth for last 50                                            international restaurants and bars                                     ‘Gran*A’, Lounge Bar ‘Phoenix’ and a bakery.
Seoul).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guests at Novotel Ambassador Doksan can
                                                   years. This amazing growth was possible with continuous support of our guests, harmo-                                        designed to meet the needs of every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enjoy a wide range of shopping, dining and
    In September 1993, Novotel                                                                                                                                                  discerning guest. Sofitel has recently
                                                   nious partnership with French Accor Group and loyalty and commitment of our                                                  undergone a complete remodeling of its                                 entertainment activities.
Ambassador Gangnam, located in the
                                                   employees to this business. With their continuous support and affection, the                                                 15th to 18th floors as its signature
affluent area of Gangnam-gu Yeoksam-
                                                   Ambassador Group is now on the verge of another takeoff toward the next 50 years.                                            “Sofitel Club Floors” offering fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                                views from each stateroom and the 7th      Ibis Seoul
dong, was the first joint-venture between                                                                                                                                                                                  IIbis Seoul is a 317-room hotel located in the
                                                                                                                                                                                to 14th “Advantage Floors” offering the
the Accor group and Ambassadors. With                                                                                                                                           best of comfort and reasonable rates. In   Gangnam district close to the COEX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Convention Center and positioned in the
17 floors above ground, 6 floors below                                                               The Accor’s history in the Republic of    June 2006 the hotel completed 5-month renovation of lobby and front
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           business-class market. Ibis Seoul newly
ground, this hotel has 336 rooms. Shortly         Business Partnership                           Korea stretches back to over 17 years of      desk. Guests can delight in the wonderful food and beverages in the
                                                                                                                                               many restaurants in the hotel at ‘Caf? de Chef’, ‘Lobby Lounge and          opened in October 2003. It is the first Accor
thereafter, in September of 1997, the sec-        with French Accor Group                        proud service in Seoul. The Accor Group       Deli’, ‘King’s Buffet Restaurant’, Entertainment Bar ‘Gran*A’, Japanese     “Economy Hotel” and the first budget hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           managed by an international hotel operator in
ond joint-venture between the Accor group             The Accor Group headquartered in           first established a franchise contract with   Restaurant ‘Ta Ke’ and Chinese Restaurant ‘Hong Bo Gak’.
                                                                                                                                               Celebrations of any kind can be proudly held in the luxurious banquet       the market. Ibis Seoul features 317 guest
began its operations in the commercial dis-       Paris, France is an international leader in    the       Ambassador         Hotel       in   and ballrooms catered by the expert and friendly hotel staff. The           rooms, 2 business meeting rooms, restaurant
                                                                                                                                               Fitness Club encompasses two lower levels complete with an indoor           ‘La Table’ and an integrated bar ‘Le Bar’,
trict of Kumchon-gu Doksan-dong, near             the hotel and tourism industry with busi-      Changchungdong, Seoul in 1989. Since                                                                                      business corner, gym, full service sauna and
                                                                                                                                               swimming pool, golf driving range, gymnasium, aerobic rooms, men’s
the area of Shihung. With 14 floors above         ness in restaurants, traveling, sightseeing,   then the Ambassador Hotel started using       and women’s sauna and therapy center and high-tech equipment.               spa facilities and a covered car park. The hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           caters mainly to business and leisure domestic guests. Among the
ground and 5 floors underground, this 230         banquet, catering, casinos and hotels. The     the brand name of Sofitel, Sofitel                                                                                        amenities available are coin operated laundry machines and high-
room deluxe hotel was respectively named,         Accor Group currently operates over 4,000      Ambassador. Then the Korean owner             Novotel Ambassador Gangnam                                                  speed Internet. Ibis Seoul has barely been open for only two and a half
Novotel Ambassador Doksan. Seoul’s                hotels in 90 countries worldwide imple-        Ambassador Hotel and Accor formed a                                      Novotel Ambassador Gangnam has 336               years but has already gained a worthy reputation of being the best
                                                                                                                                                                          deluxe rooms, including 9 suites and 3           value for money international hotel in the Seoul market from the press
Ambassador Hotels are renowned for their          menting a distinguished European charac-       joint venture establishing hotel operations                              executive floors. The hotel has enjoyed its      and its many guests from all levels of society.
affordable prices, world-class facilities,        ter with every establishment.                  under a business partnership promoting the                               10-year anniversary in 2003 averaging over a
and friendly service.                                 The Accor Group specializes in various     first ever Korean and French Deluxe Hotel,                               90% annual occupancy. There are 6
                                                                                                                                                                          restaurants and bars: European Casual            Ibis Myeong-Dong
    One of the newest members of the              business and budget hotels for business        Novotel Ambassador Gangnam located in                                    Dining Restaurant ‘the Bistro’, Japanese                                  Another New Ibis hotel, Ibis Myeong-dong
                                                                                                                                                                          Super Dining Restaurant ‘SHUNMI’, Buffet                                  opened on May 2006 in downtown. Ibis
Ambassador Group is Ibis Seoul, located in        professionals and leisure travelers from       Yeoksamdong, Seoul in September 1993.                                                                                                              Myeong-dong is located in heart of financial
                                                                                                                                                                          Restaurant ‘Festival’ Entertainment Bar
Gangnam-gu Daechi-dong, close to                  five-star quality to economy class in many     The Novotel Ambassador Gangnam is                                        ‘Gran*A’, newly refurbished Lobby Lounge                                  district of Seoul and close to the famous
                                                                                                                                                                          and Splash Bar at the Fitness Club. The 4                                 shopping destinations in Seoul - perfectly
COEX, the World Trade Center. In 2003             countries around the world. Each Accor         operated using the international Novotel                                                                                                           located for guests to explore and enjoy Seoul,
                                                                                                                                                                          executive banquet halls and the 24-hour
Ibis Seoul was launched as the first interna-     hotel proudly boasts world-class standards     standards and managed by an experienced                                  business center provide superior professional                             whether for business or leisure. Ibis Myeong-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dong is being developed as a hotel complex
tional economy hotel brand in Korea. In           and its unique concepts always offering        foreign general manager and a few of for-                                services to guests in addition to the wireless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and it is built above nine levels of retail outlets
                                                                                                                                               broadband Internet available throughout the hotel. The health club has
2006 one more Ibis launched in Seoul, in          quality service and accommodations at rea-     eign managers appointed by the Accor          a swimming pool, golf driving range, gymnasium, sauna, spa, aerobics                                 and has a restaurant, bar, sauna, gym and
Myung-dong downtown, named as Ibis                sonable prices.                                Group. Novotel Ambassador Doksan, the         studio, jogging track and health bar.                                                                meeting/function facilities. The hotel also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    features a touch of contemporary design with
Myeong-Dong.                                          The Accor Group has over 10 different      second joint-venture deluxe hotel formed                                                                                                           advanced communications technology
    In its 50-year history, the Ambassador        name brands each specializing in separate      by the Ambassador and Accor opened in         Novotel Ambassador Doksan                                                                            including LCD screens and broadband internet
                                                                                                                                               Novotel Ambassador Doksan opened in the emerging business and               access in all rooms free of charge, 24h business corner, large working
Group has set the standards for Korea’s           classes such as Luxury “Sofitel”, Business     September 1997. 1997 was a very               commercial district of Geumcheongu, Seoul in the second half of 1997.       desks and individual safe box. As Myeong-dong is already best known
hospitality industry with a vision that start-    Class “Novotel”, Flexible “Mercure”,           tumultuous and difficult time in the hotel    230 rooms of the Novotel Doksan features a variety of accommodation         as a prestigious business and shopping district, the hotel’s economical
                                                                                                                                               facilities including 153 Superior Rooms, 7 Deluxe Rooms, 54 Executive       rates add more value to the hotel, making it a superior choice for
ed in 1955, and continues to grow every-          Economy “Ibis” and Comfortable and             industry and was even more dangerous to       Deluxe rooms as well as 5 Executive Suites. The top floors of the hotel     business travelers during the weekdays and leisure travelers during
day.                                              Convenient “Formule 1”.                        open a brand new hotel due to the national    are dedicated to the exclusive Executive Club. The hotel features an        weekends.




8 2 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KOREA IT TIMES July 2006 _ 8 3
Events / National Assembly

                    Sustaining and Expanding
                     the Popularity of ‘Hallyu’
                    Policy seminar debates using Wibro to promote ‘Digital Hallyu’


A
      policy seminar on ‘Hallyu,’ (“Korean
      wave”) chaired by Choi Koo-sik, a
      lawmaker of the Grand National Party
(GNP) and chairman of the National
Assembly members of study group on
‘Hallyu’, was held July 6 at the National
Assembly building. This seminar was
based on the theme, “Post-Hallyu - How
should we prepare for it?”
    During its opening ceremony, several
celebrities from various cultural fields
delivered their opening speeches. Lim
Chae-jung, the speaker of the National
Assembly, stressed ‘Hallyu’ is a culture
icon that represents Korean people’s pow-
erful vigor and youth. Korea’s ‘Hallyu’
already has matured through its unstable
flourishing period so we have to carry out
more studies to find proper ways to spread
‘Hallyu’ all around the world. After his
speech, Korea’s eminent poet Kim Ji-ha         A policy seminar on ‘Post Hallyu’, titled “Post-Hallyu-How should we prepare for it?”, held July 6.
commented that fostering a high level cul-
ture is very important.                        ed joyful and exciting performances for the        great number of people visit Europe for
    He quoted Baek Bum Kim ku’s speech         participants.                                      enjoying Europe countries’ various trends
at the time of the commemorating ceremo-           At the main conference, Sin Seong-il, a        and distinguished cultures.
ny for establishment of the Republic of        leader of the ‘Hallyu Strategy Research                He prospected that in the near future,
Korea in 1948. At that time, Baek Bum          Institute’, delivered his speech regarding         Korea’s buzzword, ‘WiBro’ also would be
Kim ku stressed that Korean people should      ‘Post Hanllyu’s riding on the wave of pop-         able to serve as a means of ‘Hallyu.’
change Korea to a culturally advanced          ularity’ and Cho Yong-jun, Executive               Several countries such as the United States,
country through steady efforts to enhance      Director, Division of Public Relations &           Italy, Brazil and Venezuela are already
our country’s brand image around the           Projects of the PR Business Team of                preparing for their commercialization of
world.                                         KADO, addressed about ‘Korea Digital               ‘Wibro.’ The so-called ‘Digital Hallyu’ era
    Meanwhile, Kim Ji-ha added that owing      Hallyu’s Future’ titled ‘Ocean of the              is just around corner. It is clear that Korea
to ‘Hallyu’, Korea has been attracting         Digital ‘Hallyu’’. In his speech Cho               has to aggressively prepare the next strate-
many citizens of the world, and with this as   stressed that Korea’s high quality culture         gies for ‘Hallyu.’ This seminar attracted
an impetus the Westerners came to pay          images are very important to promote               scores of participants’ attention and has
more attention to the Eastern culture. After   export of ‘Hallyu’, and added a modern             given Korean people food for thought
these opening speeches, the next genera-       Europe has been constructed by the most            regarding who has to sustain the ‘Hallyu’
tion’s new ‘Hallyu’ icon “B-boy” present-      successful branding projects. So recently a        boom globally and continuously.



8 4 _ July 2006 KOREA IT TIMES
  Real-Time News Online
              MIC / ETRI                                                                         Threat to Punish Unfair                                                                             New Technology
                                                                                                 Pricing for SuperSpeed
ETRI Calls for MIC’s Functions to Be Enlarged                                                    Internet Service
                                                                                                                                                 Full HD TV to Account for More than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  allegedly planning to release 58-inch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and 50-inch full HD TVs, respectively,
                                                                                                     Gang
                                                                                                 young,
                                                                                                                 Dae-
                                                                                                               senior                            Half of Larger-Sized TVs by 2010                                                                 in October this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Panel makers are pursuing strategies
                                                                                                 official of the                                                                                                                                  to migrate to the full HD segment in the
                                                                                                 Ministry           of                               Kim Kwang-Ju, vice president at          attributed to setup of full HD                      50-inch and larger LCD market. In an
                                                                                                 Information and                                 Displaybank (CEO Peter Kwon), is             environment as evidenced by                         aspect of manufacturing costs, the price
                                                                                                 Communication,                                  scheduled to deliver a presentation on       introductions of a wide range of                    gap between HD and full HD LCDs is
                                                                                                 said on June 29, “If                            the future full HD TV market forecasts       contents based on full HD, such as Blu-             not very significant, while that between
                                                                                                 the SO (system                                  at the KDC 2006 conference this week.        ray DVD, HD-DVD, PS3 and X-                         HD and full HD PDPs remains
                                                                                                 operator), which is                             According to the data, full HD TVs           BOX360, as well as the TV                           relatively severe. For this reason, they
                                                                                                 to          provide       Gang Dae-young        (resolution: 1920x1080P) are likely to       broadcasting content. At the same time,             explain that PDPs are at a disadvantage
                                                                                                 SuperSpeed Internet                             emerge as the mainstay in the large-         the trend also reflects LCD and PDP                 due to restrictive response to the full HD
                                                                                                 services, sells their SuperSpeed Internet       format TV market, with the share up          panel manufacturers’ mass production                TV market.
                                                                                                 services at an unfairly low price, they will    from 3.9% (0.5 million units) of overall     plan of full HD panels.                                 Notably, as the difference in full HD
                                                                                                 be brought under sanctions.” He added,          40-inch and larger LCD and PDP TVs              Sharp’s 65-inch LCD TV, Pioneer’s                panel manufacturing costs between the
                                                                                                 “The system operators should provide            (12.8 million units) this year to 11.8%      58-inch and 50-inch PDP TVs have                    two technologies can remain wider in
                                                                                                 customers with the opportunity to choose        by 2007 and 58% by 2010.                     already hit the market in full HD format,           the 40-inch range, LCD companies are
    In the “Information and Communica-           Communication) just like the Economic           three kinds of services - Internet, cable TV        This upward trend in full HD share is    while Panasonic and LG Electronics are              quickly trying to move towards full HD
tion Policy Discussion Meeting,” which           Planning Board in the industry.”                broadcasting, and Internet + cable TV                                                                                                            in the 40-inch segment, while PDP
was held at Lotte Hotel, Seoul on June 29,           Meanwhile, Rho Jun-Hyong, Minister          broadcasting - and then let them buy one                                    Full HD TV Market Forecasts                                          manufacturers are delaying introduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Unit: million units)
Yim Chu-Hwan, president of ETRI, said,           of MIC, said in this keynote speech, “The       of them as they want. However, if a                                                                                                              of full HD to the 40-inch category or
“Korea has succeeded in reaching an              great achievements in the IT industry in the    system operator tries to sell only one                                                                                                           some have raised the possibility that
industrial society in such a short period        past are CDMA and Broadband Internet.           combined service of ‘Internet + cable TV                                                                                                         they could not launch the models
during the past history. However, during         But now we have to intensify the informa-       broadcasting,’ he will be brought under the                                                                                                      although development is available.
this period, the Economic Planning Board         tization of various fields - materials, auto-   law.” He went on to say, “Government                                                                                                                 The full HD TV is a big trend
has played a critical role in the early indus-   mobile, distribution, construction, financ-     will call on the system operators to keep                                                                                                        leading the future large-format TV
trialization of Korea through its coordina-      ing, machine, and agriculture - while accel-    independent accounting records of Internet                                                                                                       market, and stable supply of full HD
tion role of economic policies. Now, our         erating the competition among these indus-      business from other businesses, prepare                                                                                                          panels and wide use of various contents
society is transforming from an industrial       tries.” He added, “We need a paradigm           the protection measures for users, not to                                                                                                        are the first conditions to stir up demand
society to a knowledge information society       shift to expand competition. In particular,     sell their services at an unfairly low price,                                                                                                    in full swing. This is also accompanied
centering on IT. For this reason, in order to    by removing the regulations that impede         and to report their combined service                                                                                                             by significant expansions in the business
take off again, we have to enlarge and           technical advancement, we have to prepare       product in advance, and let all these items                                                                                                      sector of related component and material
strengthen the function of the MIC               a new system for the introduction of innov-     be included in their articles.”                                                                                                                  makers and content providers.
(Ministry       of     Information        and    ative fusion services.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Full HD TV Market Forecasts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Unit: million units)

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                                                                                                                                                                                    2006
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17.6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            YoY Growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  66.7%
                                                                                                                                                   FHD LCD TV                         0.3             1.4             4.9                  11.1                18.9              181.7%
                                                                                       Open new Vistas to the IT World                             FHD LCD Ratio                    7.5%           14.7%           27.8%               44.0%                 61.2%
                                                                                  A reliable partner for your business success                     PDP TV                             8.8            15.1            19.8                  25.0                30.6               36.6%
                                                                                                                                                   FHD PDP TV                         0.2             1.5             4.7                   9.5                16.8              202.7%
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                                                                                                                                                   FHD PDP Ratio                    2.3%            9.9%           23.7%               38.0%                 54.9%
                                                                                  to survive in a competitive world
                                                                                                                                                   LCD TV+PDP TV                     12.8            24.7            37.4                  50.2                61.5               48.1%
                                                                                                                                                   FHD TOTAL                          0.5            2.91             9.6                  20.6                35.7              190.7%
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             Technology                                                                                                                                    Market

 3D Homepage Has Been Developed by KAIST                                                                                                    Samsung Launches into
                                                                                                                                            Indian Mobile Phone Market
   A three dimensional (3D) homepage         with DMD forges a virtual life space by        university laboratory’s core technology         on a Full-Scale Basis
has been developed by the Korea              using the Web and shows in this space a        and corporate application technology as             Samsung has recently started to sell in
Advanced Institute of Science &              human being’s daily life as well as infor-     well as commercialization strategy were         the Indian market five kinds of mobile
Technology (KAIST) utilizing a software      mation through Software Robot.                 grafted well.                                   phones - SGH X200, C200, C210, C230,
robot. Prof. Kim Jong-hwan, Department           It is the first time as an example which      DMD also said that the company is            and N710. Among them, the SGH X200 is
of Electrical Engineering & Computer         was applied to homepage construction for       going to commercialize the 3D homepage          being sold at 4,400 rupees (about
Sciences, KAIST said that the intelligent    information sharing as well as community       in the course of the first half of next year    US$100), and C200 series are being sold        holding first place, while three other        excluded the application of RoHS to PDP
robot research center has developed a 3D     formation, most similar to a human being’s     after reinforcing function and design etc. in   at about 3,000 rupees.                         companies - Samsung Electronics, LG           panels, but postponed its application until
homepage in which an interaction with        actual daily life in cyber space, Kim noted,   collaboration with large-sized portals at           One official of Samsung Electronics        Electronics, and Motorola - are contending    2010, when it will review this matter
users is possible by utilizing a software    adding that this shows a possibility that      home and abroad with SI companies.              said, “The low price level of US$ 30-40 is     for second place.                             again. Therefore, the development of an
robot.                                       Software Robot can be applied to actual                                                        the mainstream in the mobile phone                                                           environment-friendly new material and its
   The robot, ‘Rity’, developed by Prof.     daily life.                                                                                    market of India, but we will prevail in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           EU Exempts PDP                                application still remains as a task facing
Kim in concert with DMD (www.dmd-                The 3D Ubiquitous-model homepage                                                           Indian market by producing premium
world.com) is a robot in which ubiquitous    utilized Software Robot, was demonstrated       Semiconductor & Display                        mobile phones.” Recently, Samsung has          from RoHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the PDP panel makers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is still good news to the PDP
connection is possible anytime and any-      to the general public through ‘ITRC                                                            planned to foster its Indian factory, which       On June 26, the TAC (Technical             makers of both Korea and Japan -
where and further autonomous circum-         FORUM 2006’ which was held on June                                                             has entered into operation last March, as a    Adaptation Committee) of the EU
                                                                                            Annual WLICC Meeting                                                                                                                         Samsung SDI, LG Electronics, Matsushita,
stance awareness and an interaction with     21~24, 2006 at COEX.                                                                           fourth global production base, following       Committee held a meeting in Brussels,         etc. It is because the uncertainty and
users are possible.                              DMD also had plans to participate in       Held in Taiwan                                  Korea, China, and Brazil.                      Belgium, and decided that the PDF panel       obstacle to the export of PDP panels to the
   Kim said that Rity can express inherent   ‘The International Entertainment Robot            On June 27, the 5th WLICC (World                 The size of the Indian mobile phone        should be exempted from RoHS                  European market has been removed.
character by means of internal states such   Exhibition’ coinciding with the 11th FIRA      LCD Industry Corporation Committee)             market is expected to grow rapidly from        (Restriction of Hazardous Substances),        Earlier on, concerning the application of
as sensibility and a motive etc. and         RoboWorldCup’, slated to be held in            meeting was held in Taiwan, reviewing its       27 million mobile phones in 2005 to 40         which is scheduled to apply as of July 1,     RoHS to the PDP panel, PDP makers have
autonomous action also is possible.          Dortmund, Germany on June 30~July 3.           greenhouse gas reduction activities and         million. The weight of GSM and CDMA is         2006. This means that it will no longer       insisted that it is impossible to replace the
Moreover, Rity can do diverse action as          Invited as a Keynote Speaker to ‘FIRA      performance, and discussing the ways of         recording 84% and 16% respectively.            impose restrictions on exporting PDP          lead oxide included in the PDP with
well as express feelings according to an     Congress’, Prof. Kim introduce this robotic    sharing information on environmental            Among the global companies that have           panels to the European market. However,       another material, strongly claiming the
order inputted through keyboard and          3D homepage in a lecture, called “FIRA         improvement measures. In particular, the        launched into the Indian market, Nokia is      the EU Committee has not completely           necessity of exemption.
movement also is possible through a net-     Toward the Next Generation Robotics”.          LCD makers of three countries - Korea,
work.                                            This 3D homepage development is            Japan, and Taiwan - have agreed to
   This 3D homepage developed jointly        assessed to be a good success case in which    exchange information on the consumption             Information Security
                                                                                            volume of energy and water, and waste

KOCCA Holding Seminar on
                                                                                            volume and its disposal method and tech-
                                                                                            nologies. Along with this, the members of          ID Theft Includes Resident Registration Number of President
“Latest Game Technology Trends”
                                                                                            WLICC have decided to invite China in
                                                                                            the capacity of an observer to the next              On June 27, in the meeting of the         numbers of President and Prime Minister       Internet, and had taken measures for
                                                                                            meeting, which has recently grown into the        Science, Technology, Information &           are illegally being spread in the Internet,   Internet access companies not to violate
   With a view to introducing the global     GDC (Game Developers Conference).              world’s 4th largest LCD production base.          Telecommunication Committee of the           and last February, about 1.22 million per-    related regulations, giving correction
game industry trends, as well as the             Divided into two parts regarding           According to the agreement, WLICC pre-            National Assembly, assembly member           sons’ names have been found to be mis-        orders, and imposing penalties on the vio-
present state of technology, KOCCA is        “Game production trends” and “New              pares a standard measure for information          Ryu Geun-Chan revealed that even the         used in the Lineage game in China.            lation. MIC minister Rho Jun-Hyong has
holding the “Latest game technology          Trends in Game Technology,” the first part     sharing, checking out energy-saving per-          resident registration numbers of President   Therefore, considering these facts, there     added, “Due to the possibility of misusing
trends” seminar on June 22 in the            introduces online game, mobile game, and       formances by country and by corporation,          Roh and Prime Minister Han are illegally     is much possibility that other kinds of ID    ID numbers, MIC has, for the time being,
KOTECH seminar room.                         video game’s global trends as well as          and taking joint response measures for this       being used on the Internet site Google,      theft are widespread.”                        investigated about 38,000 sites to search
   This seminar is scheduled to present      business circle trends.                        beginning from next year. The next meet-          and also that the well-known online sites       In this regard, the Ministry of            out the misleading exposure of personal
industry trends by game genres and the           The second part also introduces            ing is to be held in Korea. WLICC has first       including Lineage and chatting sites are     Information and Communication (MIC)           information, and have made 14,000 cases
latest technology trends, with priority      multiplatform technology and game              been organized in Tokyo, Japan in 2001,           misusing those ID numbers of many            said that it had urged Google not to          corrected, but it has not been easy to com-
given to contents announced this year at     technology’s world trends, such as game        on the theme of greenhouse gas reduction.         celebrities. He went on to say, “The ID      expose ID numbers randomly over the           pletely get rid of them.”
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) and       interface technology.



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                                                                                                                                             devices are to be needed. Accordingly,
                                                                                                                                             competition among bid participants is                                                                            FDI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FDI
             Technology
             Technology
                                              technology-related patent classification      certificate or passed through the
                                                                                                                                             expected to be severe.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Samsung Elect. Dominates
                                              task by next month (August), and will         interoperability test from the well-known
                                              gradually yield its patent technologies to    international device test organizations such         Meanwhile, IPTV service is available      DMB Phone Market
                                              the small and medium mobile phone             as International IPv6 Forum and ETSI             at the VDSL-level network or higher, and                                                      Microsoft Supports
                                              makers through a public tender. He went       (European Telecommunications Standard            KT is currently holding 25% of the                                                            ICT Center
                                              on to say, “ETRI plans to positively          Institute), thus raising the recognition level   network of VDSL-level or higher. This                                                             On June 16, Microsoft has signed an
                                              transfer its core patent technologies such    of domestic Internet devices, and                VDSL-level network is mainly installed in                                                     MOU with UN ESCAP (Economic and
                                              as 3rd generation mobile communication,       contributing to the export increase.             Seoul or the Seoul Metropolitan area.                                                         Social Commission for Asia and the
                                              CDMA, and network to the private                 IPv4/IPv6 connection Gateway (model           Hence, the model service in the second                                                        Pacific) in order to support the new ITC
                                              companies, but is not reviewing the           name: 6 TALK) converts the current IPv4-         half of this year is expected to be                                                           Development Center in New Songdo City,
                                              transfer of its overseas patent application   based data, so that they are to be used in       conducted in Seoul and Bundang city in                                                        Incheon, to be known as APCICT (Asian
                                              rights.”                                      the IPv6 environment. It is mounted with         Gyeonggi province.                                                                            and Pacific Training Center for
                                                 At present, the number of GSM phones       diverse connection mechanisms including                                                                                                        Information and Communication
Samsung Succeeds in                           makers totals 40, exporting 7 million units   NAT-PT, DSTM, 6TO4, and ISATAP.
                                                                                                                                             Mobile Photo Blog Service                         Samsung Electronics announced on            Technology for Development). ICT
Developing 2 Gb One NAND                      worth of US$ 12 billion. They have been       Edge Router (model name QSS20) is a                                                                                                            Development Center is a core program of
                                                                                                                                             for Miss Korea Beauty                         June 27 that it has sold 584,000 units of
    Following the development of the 1 Gb     insisting the rights to use the next          BCN platform, which has combined a high                                                                                                        UNESCAP, in which it plans to foster
                                                                                                                                                                                           DMB phones of in the domestic market
One NAND flash chip, it has succeeded in      generation wireless technologies owned by     QoS (Quality of Service) and next-               Contest                                                                                       specialist manpower for the information
                                                                                                                                                                                           with a market share of 73% in the first half
developing 60 nm 2 Gb One NAND,               ETRI. One official of a GSM phone maker       generation IPv6. This device provides               Mobile contents specialist Yu Jen said                                                     and communication field.
                                                                                                                                                                                           of this year. According to the market share
Samsung announced on June 27. Thanks to       said, “If the government plan comes into      diverse services for VoIP (Voice of              in June 28 that it had launched the service                                                       The Korean government has taken the
                                                                                                                                                                                           by product, the satellite DMB phone com-
the remarkable capacity expansion of One      effect, the royalty burden imposed on the     Internet Protocol), VOD (Video-On-               of “Mobile Photo Blog for 2006 Miss                                                           lead in establishing the ICT center, giving
                                                                                                                                                                                           prises 78% (sale of 330,000 units), and the
NAND that is widely being used as a           many small and medium makers will be          Demand), and Internet TV.                        Korea Beauty Contest” in association with                                                     it financial support, so that policymakers,
                                                                                                                                                                                           terrestrial DMB phones are 67% (sale of
storage memory of mobile devices, the         lightened, also enabling cross licenses                                                        Beauty Partners, which hosted the event of                                                    IT specialists, and educators in the Asia-
                                                                                                                                                                                           250,000 units). In particular, in case of the
company is now able to make inroads into      agreement to be made. Meanwhile, the
                                              global companies holding GSM standard
                                                                                                             Mobile                          2006 beauty contest. Accordingly, peoples     terrestrial DMB phone (SCH-B410, SPH-           Pacific area may learn the global model
the PC buffer memory market on a full-                                                                                                       can vividly see all the beauty contenders     B4100, and SHP-B4150), which was                cases in the IT field, sharing information,
scale basis. One NAND is a next-              patent holders such as Siemens, Ericsson,                                                      for Miss Korea on the mobile phone,                                                           and helping them to introduce the
                                                                                                                                                                                           launched in May, 50,000 units have been
                                              and Motorola are claiming a royalty of                                                                                                                                                       knowledge economy to their countries.
generation fusion semiconductor
                                              1.5-2% of the sale price to the domestic
                                                                                            KT Expands IPTV System                           casting a vote on the phone to choose the     sold in a month, gaining explosive popular-
combining the strong points of both NOR                                                         KT plans to invest 50 billion won in         best beauty. This mobile photo blog           ity in the domestic market. The kinds of        Based on this contract, MS is to provide its
flash and NAND flash. NOR flash is            phone makers.                                                                                  service is carried on the SK Telecom and                                                      software and services to the ICT center,
                                                                                            expanding IPTV (Internet Protocol                                                              DMB phone launched into the market by
speedy at reading, and NAND flash makes                                                     Television) system in the second half of         KTF, providing an attractive photo album      Samsung reach a total of 11 - with six mod-     and also support the development of
it possible to realize a large capacity.                                                    this year, so that the system may be ready       showing the real beauty of contenders, and    els in satellite DMB, and five models in        roadmaps for education and training.
    One official of Samsung said, “One                                                      for commercial service. To this end, KT          giving mobile phone viewers the               terrestrial DMB. This figure is equivalent
NAND has been recognized for the                                                            has already sent RFP (Request for                opportunity to cast a vote by selecting the   to 50% of 22 models produced in the
excellence of its quality, continually                                                      Proposal) to the device and solution             best beauty for themselves.                   domestic market.
spreading its application to many fields                                                    providers. KT’s IPTV system expansion
including PC, digital camera, memory                                                        plan covers not only hardware devices
card, and digital TV. In particular, it has                                                 such as backbone network, media
been mounted in the eye-catching hybrid       ETRI Takes the Lead in                        platform, VOD system, but also
HDD, reducing the PC booting time by                                                        applications such as data portal and T-
half, and proving itself to be the best       Developing Internet Devices                   learning system. When this system
buffer memory.”                                  Recently, ETRI has succeeded in
                                                                                            expansion for commercial service is
                                              developing a “Gateway” that connects
                                                                                            completed, KT plans to conduct a model
                                              IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) and Ipv6
ETRI to Transfer Wireless                     in the next-generation Internet
                                                                                            service in the second half.                                                                                                                    Ocon Succeeds in Inducing
                                                                                                Among this expansion plan, the VOD                                                                                                         10 Billion Equity Investment
Technologies to Private                       environment, an “Edge Router” of high
                                                                                            system is scheduled to be completed by the
                                              quality that is badly needed for BcN                                                                                                                                                            Ocon (http://www.ocon.co.kr), an
Companies                                     (Broadband convergence Network), and a
                                                                                            end of this October. VOD system devices                                                                                                        animation maker, which is well-known as
   An official of the Ministry of                                                           are to be established in the KT branches in                                                                                                    a joint producer of the animation, Pporong
                                              “Streaming System” that provides a
Information and Communication (MIC)                                                         eight locations in Seoul and one place in                                                                                                      Pporong Ppororo, announced that it has
                                              HDTV-level high quality image. Of
said in late June that ETRI (Electronics                                                    Gyeonggi province. SI providers are to be                                                                                                      succeeded in inducing an equity
                                              particular note, these next-generation
and Telecommunications Research                                                             invited in the open bids. As the company is                                                                                                    investment of 10 billion won (about
                                              Internet devices have obtained a quality
Institute) is to finish its wireless                                                        preparing for commercial service, massive                                                                                                      US$10 million) from the worldwide



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                                                                                                                                           Soaring Mobile Telephone
                                                  Information Security
                                               Information Security                                                                        Patent Applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                Making Joint Ventures Work in Korea
                                                                                                                                               Popular service to younger customers
                                                                                                                                           rises in proportion to patent applications
                                               National Information                                                                            Mobile telephone service-associated          (Continued from page 59)                   Korea’s Confucian society that places
                                                                                                                                           patent applications are rapidly rising every                                                great importance on position and status.
                                               Security Index to Be                                                                                                                            Status & Position                       Therefore, some conflicts can be avoid-
                                                                                                                                           year in Korea.
                                               Developed                                                                                       This is because communication-related           Another way to avoid difficulties       ed by appointing the Korean representa-
                                                  On June 29, the Ministry of                                                              business providers are launching diverse         with the Korean partner executive is to    tive to the highest possible position in
                                               Information and Communication (MIC)                                                         mobile telephone service development             be sure that he feels he has something     the company, such as chairman. In a
                                               and the Korea Information Security            the information security, c) people’s         competitively as cellular phones become a        important to do in the administration of   Korean organization, a person on top of
financial institution Goldman Sachs. There     Agency (KISA) held the “11th Information      security conscious level, d) hacking and      living necessity for the entire nation.          the business. That is, he is busy and      the hierarchy is not supposed to be
have been some companies that have             Security Symposium” at the Lotte Hotel in     virus report, e) personal information             Mobile telephone service applications,       active in company affairs. He can be of    involved in the mundane, down-to-
succeeded in inducing foreign capital in       Seoul, and revealed at the meeting that the   intrusion report, f) the rate of spam mail    which were no more than 436 cases in             invaluable use in areas where he has       earth details. So by placing one’s
the way of participating in the joint          government plans to develop a “national       reception.                                    2000, have increased 10-fold within 5            special skills and important contacts      Korean counterpart in a high, honorary
production project, but there have been        information security index” in order to                                                     years, showing 1,693 patents in 2002 and         such as public relations, government       position one can prevent him from med-
few companies that induce foreign money
in the form of equity investment. In this
                                               measure and compare the level of                           Manpower                         4,205 cases in 2004, according to The            connections, customer contacts and         dling in day-to-day management deci-
                                               information security. In particular, in an                                                  Korean Intellectual Property Office              labor relations. These are areas where     sions.
sense, the investment from Goldman Sachs       effort to globalize the index, the            Samsung Electronics’ Ph.D.s                   (KIPO).                                          the expatriate executive might lack
shows that overseas investors are rating       government intends to submit the
                                                                                             in Workforce Reaches                              By service kinds, multimedia content-        skills, especially due to language and         ***
the potentiality of Korea’s animation          information security index to the OECD,                                                     related technology is the largest with 1,168     communication obstacles. The Korean            Next month we will resume this
production very highly.                        and at the same time the government has       Almost 3,000                                  patents in the order of location information     partner director can perform a strategic   overview and consider ten practical
    Kim Il-Ho, president of Ocon, said,        started to jointly develop the index in           According to Samsung Electronics, at
                                                                                                                                           (888 cases), letters information (588            role with these contacts and can be a      suggestions offered by expatriate exec-
“Based on this successful investment deal,     cooperation with Japan.                       present its Ph.D. level manpower amounts
                                                                                                                                           cases), bell sound (506 cases), and couple       beneficial adjunct to the foreign coun-    utives on how to be successful in for-
by 2010, we aim to produce more than              The index to be developed includes the     to 2,860. During the past five years, the
                                                                                                                                           control (87 patents).                            terpart and enhance the whole joint        eign-Korean joint ventures.
three animations that creates a sensation      following systems: a) anti-virus solution,    doctor level manpower of Samsung has
                                                                                                                                               KIPO said that on the whole, popular         operation.                                     * Mr. Song-Hyon Jang contributed
all over the world, and make every effort      b) security patch, c) public key              increased by 200 or 400 every year, there-
                                                                                                                                           service to younger generation customers             An alternative strategy is to take      to this article
to conduct a global brand business             infrastructure, d) firewall, e) intrusion     fore, the total number of Ph.D. level man-
                                                                                                                                           appeared to be in proportion to patent           advantage of the vertical structure of
systematically, so that Ocon may grow as       detection system, f) the rate of security     power of the company is expected to reach
a worldwide animation producer.                                                                                                            application cases.
                                               server supply. The index is composed of       3,000 by the end of this year. In 1995, its
                                               the following: a) information security-       doctor-level manpower was only 490, but
                                               related budget, b) specialist manpower in     since then, every year the higher-level

                                                                                                                                                      “Technology Powerhouse for Your Future!”
                                                                                             manpower continues to increase, thus
          Brain Teaser                                                                       reaching 1,022, and 2,500 at the end of
                                                                                             June 2005.
                                                                                                 It is noteworthy that the Ph.D. level     (Contined from page 23)                        Platform Competence Center” and a            CDMA protocols, only to increase the
                                                                                             manpower of Samsung Electronics is far           To sum up, Hampex is a professional         Symbian’s ‘Symbian Platinum Partner’,        technical competence of Hampex plus
                                                                                             more than that of any other companies or      mobile phone solution provider in Korea        according to the executives of Hampex.       actively driving R&D for Ubiquitous solu-
                                             Try to link all nine dots with                  universities. Currently, among well-known     and the company’s business areas are           Accordingly, Hampex is the only company      tion, Wireless Communication Solution,
                                             4 continued straight lines                      large domestic companies, Hyundai             ‘Mobile Phone SW & HW Development              in Korea that has chosen to be ‘Symbian      Mobile Game/Contents and Mobile Phone
                                                                                             Motors has about 400 Ph.D. level manpow-      (Including Smartphone & Feature Phone),        Training partner’ and ‘Nokia Certified       GUI.
                                             without taking your pen off                     er among its total personnel of 26,000 and    ‘Mobile Phone Related Technical Training       Training Center’, thus providing Tech            In terms of certification, Hampex is
                                             the paper.                                      SK Telecom has about 60 degree holders        & Development consulting’, ‘Mobile             training and consulting services regarding   conspicuous by acquiring CMMI Maturity
                                                                                             among its employees of 4,300. In case of      Game /Contents Development’, ‘Wire-            Symbian base Smartphone.                     Level 3 for the first time as domestic termi-
                                                                                             Seoul National University, its total doctor   line/Wireless Communication Solution               As in GSM/GPRS Mobile Phone devel-       nal producer last March this year and is
                                                                                             degree holders stand at about 2,600. What     Development’ and ‘Mobile Phone GUI             opment business area too, Hampex is pro-     more recognized in world markets than at
                                                                                             is the reason for Samsung’s rapid increase    design’.                                       viding GSM/GPRS phone and EDGE               home in Korea, Choi emphasized. He pre-
                                                                                             of higher-level manpower? It is reported         As in Symbian base Smartphone devel-        phone development for USA, Canada,           dicted that there would be no problem for
                                                                                             that the company continue to make a posi-     opment business, Hampex has been               South America, Europe, Asia, and China       Hampex to be listed on the stock exchange
                                                                                             tive effort to hire the talented and raise    acknowledged worldwide by its technolo-        market. Also, Choi said that Hampex is       in the future.
                                                                                             them for future strategic business.           gy and currently Hampex is a Nokia’s “S60      developing GSM/GPRS, WCDMA, and



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 Fado “Embroiders” Portugal Day!                Castrence of the Embassy of the Republic
                                                of the Philippines in Seoul is setting big
                                                expectation on the great potential for ICT
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                                                collaboration with Korea. The Amb. held
                                                her first reception since her arrival in
                                                Seoul as diplomat while the Embassy has
                                                                                             Russia to emerge as a world leader in
                                                                                             economic growth.
                                                                                                In celebration of his National Day,
                                                                                                                                           trends in Korea and globally?
                                                invited members of the Diplomatic Corps      Day of Russia, Russian Amb. to Seoul
                                                in Seoul etc. to show off the Philippines’   Gleb A. Ivashentsov emphasized that my


  Portuguese Amb. Frota (center) posed with
                                                diverse features including fascinating
                                                travel destinations.
                                                                                             country is confident about its future. For
                                                                                             the last three years, Russia has been one
                                                                                             of the world leaders as for the terms of
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                                                Korea-France relations advancing             economic growth. The economic growth
     Differently from many Embassies’           toward a global partnership                  has allowed Russia’s government to give       Open new vistas to the IT World.
 established National Day functions in             The Embassy of France held a com-         a push to the sectors which directly affect
 Seoul, Portuguese Amb. to Seoul Carlos         memorating function to congratulate the      our citizens’ quality of life and the         A reliable partner for your business success
 Manuel Leitao Frota and his wife pre-          120th anniversary of diplomatic ties         National Programs in education, health,
 pared a sit-down dinner reception to com-      between the two countries in the evening     agriculture and housing are being put in      Korea IT Times provides spot-on informa-
 memorate the Day of Portugal at the Lotte      on June 4 at the French Ambassador’s
                                                residence in Hapdong, Seoul. Now, the
                                                                                             progress, he said.                            tion to keep you well-informed in
 Hotel Seoul on June 10 while, Portuguese
 fado singer Katia Guerreiro performed          120th anniversary of diplomatic ties                                                       today’s globally-competitive world.
 traditional songs. The Amb. delivered the      between the two countries is advancing
 Medal of the Order of Henry the                toward a global partnership President Roh
 Navigator to Kang Eui-ku, honorary con-        Moo-hyun and President Jacque Chirac
                                                agreed to add a global view to relations
                                                                                                                                           Through a combination of breaking news and
 sul to Portugal, for his excellent contribu-
 tion to Korea-Portugal relations and said      between Korea and France in all areas.                                                     analysis, the IT Times delivers a professional
 that Katia Guerreiro is a special ambas-
 sador of the Portuguese culture in Seoul       Belarus: a responsible neighbor of the                                                     overview of the Korean IT industry and in-
 to spread its cultural identity.               European Union                                                                             depth views on key issues that are important to
                                                    On the occasion of the Belarus           Russian Amb. Ivashentsov (second from

 Korea-EU FTA to give critical                  Independence Day, the Embassy of
                                                                                             right) posed with U.S. Amb. Vershbow
                                                                                             (center).                                     our needs.
 momentum                                       Belarus in Seoul and the Honorary
    Korea-EU FTA will provide critical          Consul of the Republic of Belarus Mr.
 momentum in the bilateral relations,           Yoon Kyung-Duk held a commemorating          A casual “get-together” day for
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Gwangju :                                                                           MALAYSIA                                                                                       Bangkok 10500,Thailand BANGKOK -                                         Vista Panama PANAMA -                                                      (1-514) 845-2555                                                           * P.O.Box 381 POM, Fourth Floor, Pacific MMI Building, Port Moresby,
                                                                                    Suite 1402, 14th Floor, Plaza Premata, Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala
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7360                                                                                                                                                                               ChaoYang. District, Beijing, China.100027 BEIJING -
                                                                                    Tel. (60)3-4041-10311
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Gangneung :                                                                         MALAYSIA / SINGAPORE / THAILAND                                                                Hosn in Beirut, Lebanon BEIRUT -                                      * (PRAGUE) - Vaclavske nam. 47, 110 00, Praha 1, Czech Republic -          * Bld. Botreau Roussel-angle Av. Nogues, Immeuble “LE MANS” 8eme              * Av. Principal No.190, Piso 7, Urb. Santa Catalina, La Victoria, Lima-13,
                                                                                    Suite D, 15th Floor, Angkasa Raya Building, Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA        * (BELGRADE) - Knez Mihailova 30, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and             * (QUINGDAO) - Rm. 1415, Hisense Tower No.17, Donghai West Rd.,               etage, Abidjan, Cote d\’Ivoire - (225) 2032-2290, 2022-5014                   Peru - (51-1) 476-0815, 0861, 0874, 225-0772
2F Macael Building 1180-9 Ponam 3 Dong Gangneung City                                                                                                                                                                                                       Qingdao 266071 P.R. China QUINGDAO -                                    * c/o Korea Trade Center (Zagreb) Gundliceva 22A 10000, Zagreb, Croatia       * 10th Fl., The Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Avenue, Makati City 1226,
Gangwon-do Tel. 82-33-653-2011                                                      Tel.(60)3-2380-4181 Fax. (60)3-2380-4183                                                       Montenegro BELGRADE -
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Jeonju :                                                                            CHINA                                                                                                                                                                * (SAN FRANCISCO) - 1875 South Grant St, Suite 640, San Mateo, CA          * Svanem•’llevej 104, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark - (45) 3946-0400                 * ul. Szwolezerow 6, 00-464, Warsaw, Poland - (48-22) 559-2900
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                                                                                    Room 27 Bieshu Building, Chenjiatang, No 2927 Qihua Road Minhangqu, shaghai, China                                                                                      94402 SAN FRANCISCO -                                                   * Av. Anacaona No.7, Esq. Hatuey, Los Cacicazgos, Santo Domingo,              * Av. Miguel Bombarda 36-7¢™, Lisboa 1051-802, Portugal - (351-21)
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4F 794-3 Samdo 1-dong, Jeju / Tel.82-64-753-1512                                                                                                                                * (BUENOSAIRES) - Paraguay 1178 Piso 10 (1057) Capital Federal,
                                                                                    China Tel.(8610)6217-1822                                                                      Argentina BUENOSAIRES -                                                  Santiago,Chile SANTIAGO -                                               * Av. Naciones Unidas y Av. Republica de El Salvador EDIF. Citiplaza Piso     * Blvd. Mircea Eliade Nr. 14, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania - (40-21) 230-
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                                                                                    GUANGZHOU                                                                                                                                                               7N, Santo Domingo SANTO DOMINGO -                                       * 3 Boulos Hanna Street, Dokki, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt - (20-2)        * St. Plyushchikha 56, bldg. 1, Moscow, Russia (Index. 131000) - (7-095)
1103 Renaissance Building, 989-1 Juan-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon                         Rm.1804, GZ Top Spring Development Bldg. No. 185 Xiao Bei Road, Guangzhou, China            * (CARACAS) - Av. Francisco Solano cruce con Av. Las Acacias, Edif.
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/ Tel.82-32-432-8064                                                                Tel.(020)8135-1425                                                                             Seguros Mercantil, piso 6, ofic. 61, CARACAS -
                                                                                                                                                                                * (CASABLANCA) - Korea Trade Center,Tour des Habous 8eme etage              CEP 01310-923 C. Cesa SAOPAULO -                                        * 5a Calle Poniente #3970, entre 75 y 77 Avenida Norte, Col. Escalon, San     * Pologaya St. 19, 690091 Vladivostok, Russia - (7-4232) 40-2222, 2775,
Cheongju :                                                                          HANGZHOU                                                                                                                                                             * (SHANGHAI) - Room 3008, New Town Center, No.83 Lou Shan Guan                Salvador, El Salvador - (503) 2263-9145                                       0130, 2779, 0615, 0316
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ave des FAR Casablanca Morocco CASABLANCA -
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Cheongju / Tel.82-43-271-8154                                                                                                                                                      Shuncheng St., Chengdu, Sichuan, China(610015) CHENGDU -              * (SINGAPORE) - 16 Raffels Quay #11-01 Hong Leong Bldg., Singapore         * 8th Fl., Vanua House, Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji - (679) 330-0977, 0683,      1) 488-2211
                                                                                    SHANGHAI                                                                                                                                                                048581 SINGAPORE -                                                         0709                                                                       * 4eme, Immeuble Faycal, 19 Rue Parchappe, B.P.3338, Dakar, Senegal -
                                                                                    Room 1804, the First Nam Hong Building No.189 Nan Dan Road, Shanghai, China                 * (CHENNAI) - (Old No. 14) New No.10, Parthasarathy Gardens, Kasthri
Changwon :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               * (SOFIA) - Interpred-WTC Sofia, 36 Dragan Tsankov Blvd., Sofia 1057,      * Fabinaninkatu 8 A, 00130 Helsinki, Finland - (358-9) 251-5000                  (221) 821-8658/822-5822
                                                                                    Tel.(86)21-64694659                                                                            Rangan Road, Chennai - 600 018 CHENNAI -
LG-CNS 3F DACOM, 134-4 Hapseong 2-dong, Hoewon-gu,                                                                                                                              * (CHICAGO) - 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2229, Chicago, IL 60601            Bulgaria SOFIA -                                                        * 125 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France - (33-1) 4753-0101                 * 32 Uzicka Street, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro - (381-11) 3674-225
Masan Tel.82-55-253-8871                                                            GUANGDONG                                                                                      U.S.A CHICAGO -                                                       * (STOCKHOLM) - Svardvagen 11C, 182 33 Danderyd, Sweden -                  * B.P. 2620, Libreville, Gabon - (241) 73-4000, 4186, 1610                    * 47 Scotts Road, #08-00 Goldbell Tower, Singapore 228233 - (65) 6256-
                                                                                    Unit 2709, Everbright International Trade Center, Haibin Road, Zhuhai, Guangdong
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Chuncheon :                                                                         Tel.(86)756-3326079                                                                                                                                                  * (TAIPEI) - Rm.2214, 22Fl., TWTC Int’l Trade Bldg., 333 Keelung Rd.,         0000                                                                       * Ostravska 17 811 04 Bratislava Slovak Republic(Slovakia) - (421) 2-
                                                                                                                                                                                   5 COLOMBO -
61 jungang-no 3 Street, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do / Tel.82-33-                                                                                                                      * (COPENHAGEN) - Holbergsgade 14, 2nd Fl., DK-1057, Copenhagen              Sec.1, Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.O.C TAIPEI -                               * Schoneberger Ufer 89-91, 10785 Berlin, Germany - (49-30) 26065-0               5478-8424, (421) 903-740-437
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                                                                                    Unit 1. Ground Floor, Tower 1, Harbour Center, 1 Hok Cheung Street, Hunghom, Kowloon,
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Suncheon :                                                                          Hong Kong
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103-502 Geum-dang woomy Apartment Sangsam-li Haelyeong-                                                                                                                         * (DALIAN) - Rm.4505 World Trade Center, No.25 Tongxing St.,             * (TELAVIV) - 48 Menachem Begin Road Tel Aviv Israel TELAVIV -             * 10th Fl., 124 Kifissias Avenue, 115 26 Athens, Greece - (30-210) 698-          928) 23-0499, 0699
meun Suncheon City JeollaNam-do / Tel. 82-61-722-2997                               PHILLIPINES                                                                                                                                                          * (TOKYO) - 9nd Fl. Shinkokusai Bldg. 4-1, Marunouchi 3-Chome,                4080/2                                                                     * C/ Gonzalez Amigo 15, 28033 Madrid, Spain - (34-91) 353-2000
                                                                                                                                                                                   Zhongshan Square Dalian, China DALIAN -
                                                                                    Suite 1104 Antel 2000 Corporate Center 121 Valero St., Salcedo Villiage,                                                                                                Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0005 TOKYO -                               * 5 Avenida 5-55, Zona 14, Europlaza, Torre 3, Nivel 7 Apartado Postal        * No.98, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka - (94-11)
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3F Transmission-Room Yeongtong Official of KT 999-2                                 Tel. 632) 887-4967                                                                                                                                                      TORONTO -                                                                  ¿”Ω√¿¸»≠ »£] (502) 2382-4051/55                                            * House No.31, Block No.12, Al-Riyadh, P.O.Box 2414, Khartoum, Sudan
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Yeongtong-dong Yeongtong-gu Suwon City GyeongGi-do / Tel.                           SWITZERLAND                                                                                 * (DUBAI) - PO BOX 12859, SHEIKH ZAYED RD, DUBAI, UAE DUBAI -            * (TRIPOLI) - Room 189, 18th Fl. Al fateh Tower, P.O.Box 91311, Tripoli,   * Via della Mendola 109, Roma 00135, Italy - (39-06) 331-4505, 1695              - (249) 1-8323-9170/3
82-31-202-2600                                                                      Les Oches, 1514 Bussy sur Moudon, Switzerland Tel.(41)0-21-905-3846                         * (FRANKFURT) - Mainzer Land str 27-31. 60329, Frankfurt am Main,           Libya TRIPOLI -                                                         * 1062 Budapest, Andrassy ut 109, Hungary - (36-1) 351-1179~81                * Kalcheggweg 38, P.O.Box 28, 3006 Bern, Switzerland - (41-31) 356-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Germany FRANKFURT -                                                   * (VANCOUVER) - Suite 120, 925 West Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C., V6C      * 9th Floor, Kanchanjunga Bldg. Deshmukh Road(Peddar Road), Mumbai               2444
Hongseong :                                                                         UNITED KINGDOM                                                                                                                                                          3L2 VANCOUVER -                                                            400 026, India - (91-22) 2388-6743~5, * Mobile Phone : (91) 98200-         * Rm. 1506, No.333, Sec. 1, Kee-lung Rd., Taipei, Taiwan - (886-2) 2758-
                                                                                    3 Acorn Business Park, Woodseats Close Sheffield S8 oTB, United Kingdom                     * (FUKUOKA) - Nihonseimei Hakataekimae Bldg. 11Fl., Hakataekimae
101-1104 Jugong Apartment Sanseong-li Yesan-eup Yesan                                                                                                                              3-2-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Japan FUKUOKA, Japan -                * (VIENNA) - Mariahilferstrasse 77-79/1/3 1060 Wien, Austria VIENNA -         48717                                                                         8320/5
County ChungCheongnam-do                                                            Tel.44(0)114 255 2509                                                                                                                                                * (VLADIVOSTOK) - 5th fl., 42 Krasnogo Znameny Ave., Vladivostok,          * 9, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri Extension, New Delhi-110021,             * Plot No.8/1 Tumbawe Road, Oysterbay, - (255-22) 2600496, 2600499,
                                                                                                                                                                                * (GUANGZHOU) - Unit No. 1010-12 GITIC Plaza Main Bldg. 339
                                                                                    PHILLIPINES                                                                                    Huanshi Dong Rd., Guangzhou China GUANGZHOU -                            690160 VLADIVOSTOK -                                                       India - (91-11) 2688-5374/6                                                   2668788
Ulsan :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  * (WARSAW) - ul. Emilii Plater 53, 00-113 Warsaw WARSAW -                  * Kav. 57, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia - (62-21) 520-     * 23 Thiam-Ruammit Road, Ratchadapisek, Huay-Kwang, Bangkok 10320,
                                                                                    P.O. Box911, Caloocan city, Philippines 1400 Tel.(632)361-9880                              * (GUATEMALA) - 13 calle, 3-40, Zona10, Nivel6, #605, Edificio
387-5 Yaeum 1-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan / Tel.82-52-265-4480                                                                                                                             Atlantis,01010, Guatemala,C.A. GUATEMALA -                            * (WASHINGTON) - 1129 20th St NW, Washington DC 20036 U.S.A                   1915                                                                          Thailand - (66-2) 247-7537/39
                                                                                    SPAIN                                                                                                                                                                   WASHINGTON -                                                            * No.18, West Daneshvar St., Shaikhbahaei Ave., Tehran, Iran - (98-21)        * Avenida de Portugal, Motael, Dili, Timor-Leste - (670) 332-1635
                                                                                    C/Concha Espina, s/n-39600 Maliano (Cantabria) Spain Tel.(34)942-269238                     * (HABANA) - Ave. 3ra. E/76 y 78, Edificio Santa Clara, Oficina 412,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Miramar Trade Center La Habana, Cuba HABANA -                         * (XIAMEN) - Room 2511, Bank Center, Xiahe Road 189, Xiamen, Fujian,          8805-4900~4                                                                * 16, Rue Caracalla, Notre-Dame 1082 B.P. 297, Tunis, Tunisie - (216-71)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            China XIAMEN -                                                          * 15 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland - (353-1) 660-8800, 8053,        799-905, 893-060, 783-231
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                                                                                    INDIA                                                                                       * (HAMBURG) - Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse 20, 20459 Hamburg, Germany-
                                                                                    No. 9, Sriram Nagar Colony, Near IIT, Adyar Chennai-600 113 , India Tel.(91)44-2235-3879    * (HANOI) - 360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam HANOI -                  * (YANGON) - #0902, Sakura Tower, No.339, Bogyoke Aung San Rd.,               668-2109                                                                   * Alacam Sok. No.5, Cankaya, Ankara 06690, Turkey - (90-312) 468-4822
U.S.A.                                                                                                                                                                          * (HELSINKI) - Kauppiaankatu 3 B 11, 00160 Helsinki HELSINKI -              Kyauktada T/S, Yangon, Myanmar YANGON -                                 * 38 Sderot Chen, Tel Aviv 64166, Israel - (972-3) 696-3244/7                 * P.O.Box 3270, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - (971-2) 443-5337
                                                                                    ISRAEL
Los Angeles : 4525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 Tel.(323)692-2000                                                                                                      * (HOCHIMINH CITY) - Rm.704, Fl.7, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan             * (ZAGREB) - Gunduliceva 22 A 10000 Zargreb, Croatia ZAGREB -              * Via Barnaba Oriani 30, 00197 Roma, Italy - (39-06) 802461/802462            * 43, Volodymyrska st., 01034, Kyiv, Ukraine - (38-044) 246-3759~61
                                                                                    29 Hamered St., Tel Aviv 68125 Israel Tel.(972)3514-2926
Orange County : 9562 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 Tel.(714)530-                                                                                                       Street, Dist.1, HCMC, Vietnam HOCHIMINH CITY -                        * (ZURICH) - Claridenstr. 36, 8002 Zuerich, Switzerland ZURICH -           * 5 Oakridge Kingston 8 Jamaica - (1-876) 924-2731, 4198                      * 335 East, 45th Street, New York, NY, 10017, U.S.A. - (1-212) 439-4000
                                                                                    VIETNAM                                                                                                                                                              Korean Consulate General, - 335 East 45th St. 6th Fl. New york, NY 10017   * 1-1-3 Jigyohama, chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan - (81-92) 771-0461~3               * 60 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ, United Kingdom - (44-20)
6001                                                                                                                                                                            * (HONGKONG) - Rm 3102, 31F. Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road,
                                                                                    283D Nguyen Van Dau ST., Ward 11, Binh Thanh dist., HCMC, Vietnam Tel.(84)851-5153254
                                                                                                                                                                                   Wanchai, HK HONGKONG -                                                   USA20 Hillside Ave. Norwood N.J. 07648 U.S.A                            * 5-12, Teppocho, Nakaku, Hiroshima, Japan - (81-82) 502-1151/2                  7227-5500/2
Washington D.C : 7601 Little River Tnpk. 3rd. Fl., Annandale, VA 22003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * 1-19-12, Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan - (81-52) 586-           * Av. Luis Alberto de Herrera 1248, Torre II, Piso10(World Trade Center),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         KOREAN EMBASSY -
Tel.(703)941-8001                                                                   TAIWAN                                                                                      * (ISTANBUL) - Yapi Kredi Plaza B Blok Kat:10 26/B Levent Istanbul
                                                                                    5F-1, No.867, Jingguo Rd., Taoyuna City, Taoyuan 330, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel.(886)3-3166102        Turkey ISTANBUL -                                                                                                                                   9221/3                                                                        Montevideo, Uruguay - (598-2) 628-9374~5
San Diego : 7750 Dagget St. #111, San Diego, CA 92111 Tel.(858)292-4200
                                                                                                                                                                                * (JAKARTA) - Wisma GKBI, 21st Fl. Suite 2102, Jl. Jendral Sudirman      * House No.34, Street No.10, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan - (93-   * 2 chome, 1-13, Hakusanura, Niigata-city, Niigata, Japan - (81-25) 230-      * 229 Peachtree St., Suite 500, International Tower Atlanta, GA 30303,
San Francisco : 2025 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94621 Tel.(510)444-0220                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3400, 3411                                                                    USA - (1-404) 522-1611/3
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kav 28, Jakarta 10210, Indonesia JAKARTA -                               20) 210-2481, (873-76) 272-8479
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San Jose Branch : 1572 Los Padres Blvd. #201, Santa Clara, CA 95050                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * 2-3-4, Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan - (81-6) 6213-1401/5       * One Gateway Center Suite 251, 300 Washington Street, Newton, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                * (JOHANNESBURG) - 18th Floor, Sandton City Office Tower, Corner         * 39, Avenue Mohamed Khoudi, El-Biar, ALGER, ALGERIE - (213) 21 79
Tel.(408)554-0523                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   * Kita 3-Cho Nish 21-Chome, Chuo-ku Sapporo, Japan - (81-11) 621-                02458, U.S.A. - (1-617) 641-2830
                                                                                    iPark Osaka - Aqua Dojima Bldg. West 18F, 1-4-16, Dojimahama, Kita-ku,                         Rivonia road & 5th Street, Sandton, SA JOHANNESBURG -                    3400/01/02
Inland Empire : 8322 Yarrow Lane, Riverside, CA 92508 Tel.(909)237-5963                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0288/9                                                                     * NBC Tower Suite 2700, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois
                                                                                      Osaka 530-0004 - bykim3@iparkosaka.net                                                    * (KARACHI) - Bahria Complex G/F, 24 Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan Road,        * Av. del Libertador 2395 Cap. Fed. (1425) Bs.As. Argentina - (54-11)
Eastern LA : 18722 E. Colima Rd. Suite B, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Tel.(626)810-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   * 5-22, 5-Chome, Kamisugi, Aobaku, Sendai, Japan (ÏÌ‹‚œ– ‡ ˜ª„º ÙÏÁ®œ°           60611 U.S.A. - (1-312) 822-9485
                                                                                                                                                                                   Karachi, Pakistan KARACHI -                                              4802-8062/8865/9665/ 0923
1617                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   flæfl¥5ÔÀŸÕ 5-22, ÈË µ€„˚‹ 980-0011) - (81-22) 221-2751/3                    * 2756 Pali Highway Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, U.S.A - (1-808) 595-6109,
                                                                                    iPark Singapore - 9Temasek Boulevard #37-01 Suntec Tower2                                   * (KIEV) - 4th Fl, Kreschatik Plaza Bldg, 19a Kreschatik Str., 01001,    * 113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia - (61-2) 6270-4100
Chicago : 4447 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 Tel.(773)463-1050
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kiev, Ukraine KIEV -                                                  * Level 13, 111 Elizabeth Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia - (61-2)      * 1-2-5, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan - (81-3) 3452-7611/9              6274
                                                                                      Singapore038989 (Office Manager Lina Kim) - linakim@iparksea.com
New York : 42-22 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 Tel.(718)482-1111
                                                                                                                                                                                * (KUALA LUMPUR) - 19th Fl., Nui Plaza, jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala        9210-0200, 0201                                                         * 118, Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan - (81-45) 621-4531/2               * 1990 Post Oak Blvd., #1250, Houston, Texas 77056, U.S.A. - (1-713)
Las Vegas : 5551 Toluca Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89126 Tel.(702)451-3247                                                                                                                 Lumpur, Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR -                                       * Gregor-Mendel Strasse 25, A-1190 Vienna, Austria - (43-1) 478-1991       * P.O.Box 3060, Amman 11181, Jordan - (962-6) 593-0745/6                         961-0186
                                                                                    iPark, Beijing - 20/F the Exchange-Building, No.118 Jian Guo Lu Yi, Chao
Baltimore : 101 W. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 Tel.(410)332-0031                                                                                                             * (KUWAIT) - Al-Hajiri Building 3rd Fl Kuwait City, Kuwait KUWAIT -      * 4, Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh - (880-2) 881-            * 2/77, Dzharkentskaya Street, Gorny Gigant, Almaty 050059, Kazakhstan        * 3243 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90010, U.S.A. - (1-213) 385-9300
                                                                                      Yang District, Beijing, China 100022 - moju@iparkbeijing.com
Seattle : 12532 Aurora Ave., N. Seattle, WA 98133 Tel.(206)622-2229                                                                                                             * (LAGOS) - 2nd Fl., Amazing Grace Plaza, Plot 2E-4E, Ligali Ayorinde       2088/90, 2041                                                              - (7-3272) 53-2660, 2691                                                   * 335 East 45th St., New York, NY 10017, U.S.A , 460 Park Ave., 6th Fl.,
                                                                                                                                                                                   St., Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. LAGOS -                         * Chaussee de la Hulpe 173-175, 1170 Brussels, Belgium - (32-2) 675-       * 15th Fl., Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi, Kenya - (254-20)        New York, NY 10022, U.S.A. - (1-646) 674-6000
ihkib.com Oversea District Offices                                                  iPark, Boston - 11 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA 02142,
                                                                                                                                                                                * (LIMA) - Av. Canaval y Moreyra 452, Piso 9, San Isidro, Lima, Peru        5777                                                                       220000                                                                     * 3500 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, U.S.A - (1-415) 921-2251/3
                                                                                      USA - hikim@software.or.kr
Atlanta Southeast Headquarters : 6087 Buford Hwy., Doraville, GA 30340
                                                                                                                                                                                * (LISBON) - Av. Eng. Euarte Pacheco, Torre 1, 4, Sala 1 1070-           * SEN Av. das Nacoes Lote 14, Brasilia-DF, Brazil CEP: 70436-900 - (55-    * Qortoba Block 4, Street 1, Jaddah 3, House No.5, Kuwait - (965) 533-        * 2033 Sixth Avenue #1125 Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A - (1-206) 441-
Tel.(770)248-9510                                                                                                                                                                  102,Lisboa LISBON -                                                      61) 3321-2500                                                              9601/3                                                                        1011/4
                                                                                    iPark, London - 7th Fl. 3 shortlands Hammersmith London W6 8DA UK -
Charlotte Branch : 6901 Providence Ln West Charlotte, NC 28226 Tel.(704)366-2339                                                                                                * (LONDON) - 1st Flr, Brettenham House North, Lancaster Place,           * Av. paulista, 37, 9¢™ and., cj. 91, Cerqueira Cesar, Cep: 01311-902,     * Lao-Thai Friendship Road, Ban Watnak, Sisattanak District, Vientiane,       * 2450 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A. -
                                                                                      swchoi@iparklondon.com
Jacksonville Branch : 10601 San Jose Blvd., #103, Jacksonville, FL 32257                                                                                                           London WC2E 7EN LONDON -                                                 Sao Paulo SP Brasil - (55-11) 3141-1278                                    Lao PDR - (856) 21-352-031/3                                                  (1-202) 939-5600/3
Tel.(904)292-0246                                                                                                                                                               * (LOS ANGELES) - 4801 Wilshir Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 U.S.A -       * No.17, Simpang 462, Kg Sg. Sungai Hanching Baru, P.O.Box 2169,           * 5th Fl., Camelia 3 Bldg., Said Freiha Street, Hazmieh - (961-5)             * 700029 Afrosiab 7, Tashkent, Uzbekistan -
                                                                                    iPark, Shanghai - 26/F(No 2601-2612), Lippo Plaza No.222 Huaihaizhong
Tennessee Branch : 516 Bell Rd., Antioch, TN 37013 Tel.(615)399-3939                                                                                                            * (MADRID) - Torre Europa, Paseo Castellana, 95, 10, 28046, Madrid,         B.S.B. Brunei Darussalam BC2115 - (673) 2330248, 24330249,                 953167~9                                                                      (998-71) 152-3151/3, 4001, 6501
                                                                                      Road, Luwan District Shanghai,China 200021 -
Houston Branch Office : 9873 Long Point Rd. Houston, TX 77055 Tel.(713)932-6696                                                                                                    Spain MADRID -                                                           2330250                                                                 * Abounawas Area Gargaresh St., Tripoli, Libya - (218-21) 483-1322/3          * Av. Francisco de Miranda, Centro Lido, Torre B, Piso 9, Ofic. 91-92-B, El
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Austin Branch : 13028 Station Dr. Austin, TX 78727 Tel.(512)833-7227                                                                                                            * (MANILA) - Unit B 10th FL., Ayala Life-FGU Center, 6811 Ayala Ave.,    * World Trade Center, 7A Floor, 36 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, 1040 Sofia,        * No.9 & 11, Jalan Nipah, Off Jalan Ampang 55000 Kuala Lumpur,                   Rosal, Caracas, Venezuela - (58-212) 954-1270, 1139, 1006
Dallas Branch Office : 2633 Royal Lane #102, Dallas, TX 75229 Tel.(972)243-0005                                                                                                    Makati City, 1226,Metro Manila MANILA -                                  Bulgaria - (359-2) 971-2181                                                Malaysia - (60-3) 4251-2336, 5797, 4891, 4904                              * 4th Fl., Dae Ha Business Center, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi,
                                                                                    iPark, Silicon Vally - 3003 North First Street.San Jose, CA95134 USA Silicon
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MELBOURNE) - Level 6, 22 Albert Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3205       * No.50-52, St. 214 Sangkat Boung Rain Khan Doun Penh, Phnom Penh,         * Lope de Armendariz No.110, Col. Lomas de Virreyes C.P.11000 Mexico             Vietnam - (84-4) 831-5110/6
Denver Branch Office : 1880 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80012 Tel.(303)750-9500         Vally - jhlee@iparksv.com
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MEXICO) - Paseo de la Reforma #265 Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F.          Cambodia - (855-23) 211-900/3                                              D.F - (52-55) 5202-9866, 7160                                              * 107 Nguyen Du St., District 1, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam - (84-8) 822-
New York Branch Office : 42-22 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
                                                                                                                                                                                   06500 MEXICO -                                                        * 150 Boteler Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5A6, Canada - (1-613) 244-      * No.10, Olympic St., Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia                 5757, 5836, 824-3308, 3310
Tel.(718)482-1111                                                                   iPark, Tokyo - Shinkasmigaseki Bld. 18th Fr. 3-3-2 Kasmigaseki Chiyoda-ku
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MIAMI) - One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3770 Miami, Fl 33131, U.S.A -         5010                                                                    - (976-11) 32-1548                                                            * 3rd Fl., Redbridge, Eastgate Building, 3rd Street/Robert Mugabe Rd,
Manhattan Branch : 16 W. 32nd St., #502, New York, NY 10001 Tel.(212)869-8484         Tokyo, Japan - tkodama@iparktokyo.com
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MILANO) - Via Larga 2 - 20122, Milano, Italy MILANO -                 * 555 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 2J7 - (1-416) 920-        * 41 Av. Mehdi Ben Barka, Souissi, Rabat, Morocco                                P.O.Box 4970, Harare, Zimbabwe - (263-4) 756541/3
Flushing Branch : 138-78 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354 Tel.(718)961-7979                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - (212-37) 75-1767, 6791, 6726, 1966                                          * Slavickova 5, 160 00 Praha 6-Bubenec, Czech Republic - (420) 234-
New Jersey Branch : 130 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, NJ 07650 Tel.(201)944-5757                                                                                                  * (MONTERREY) - Av. Batallon de San Patricio, 111, Oficina 1004, Col.       3809
                                                                                                                                                                                   Valle Oriente, San Pedro GG, N.L. Mexico 66269 MONTERREY -            * Suite 1600, 1090 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 3V7 -         * No.97 University Avenue Yangon, Union of Myanmar                               090-411
Boston Branch : 1140 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02134 Tel.(617)713-0010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - (95-1) 527-142/4, 515-190                                                   * Laboratoriegatan 10, P.O.Box 27237, 102 53 Stockholm, Sweden - (46-
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MOSCOW) - Rm 908, Office Bldg., WTC 12, Krasnopresnenskaya               (1-604) 681-9581
Philadelphia Branch : 427 W. Cheltenham Ave., Melrose Park, PA 19126                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                * Ravibhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal - (977-1) 4270172, 4270417, 4277391               8) 5458-9400
                                                                                                                                                                                   nab. Moscow, 123610, Russia MOSCOW -                                  * Av. Alcatara 74, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile - (56-2) 228-4214
Tel.(215)635-441                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Verlengde Tolweg 8, 2517 JV, The Hague, The Netherlands                     * P.O.Box GP13700, No.3 Abokobi Rd. East Cantonment Accra, Ghana -
                                                                                                                                                                                * (MUMBAI) - No.93, 9th Floor, Maker Chamber 6, Nariman Point,           * No.3, 4th Avenue East San Li Tun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600,
Chicago Branch Office : 4447 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 Tel.(773)463-1050                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - (31-70) 358-6076                                                               (233-21) 77-6157, 7533
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mumbai-400 021, India MUMBAI -                                           China - (86-10) 6532-0290
Minnesota Branch : 8996 Magnona Ln, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Tel.(612)425-4537                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         * 10 Floor, Sofrana House, 396 Queen St., Auckland, New Zealand - (64-




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