Press Release

02/15/2006

LG Demonstrates the future of Next-generation Wireless Communications Technology

Barcelona, Spain, February 15, 2006 - LG Electronics (LG), the world's leader in next generation technology, demonstrated a series of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), the next generation wireless communication technology at 3GSM World Congress 2006.

Barcelona, Spain, February 15, 2006 - LG Electronics (LG), the world's leader in next generation technology, demonstrated a series of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), the next generation wireless communication technology at 3GSM World Congress 2006.

LG successfully demonstrated the world's first VCID (Visual Caller ID) technology based on the IMS at the event. The VCID technology enables a caller to place calls with images from the phone including the photos taken by the phone camera. The receiver can see the image on the screen when the call comes. IMS technology enables users to transmit not only sounds but also images or data in large volumes. The technology is the next generation technology, which will lead the convergence of communications and broadcasting and wire and wireless communications.

"The IMS demonstration showcases LG's leadership in image-based communication services such as video calling and video chatting," said Mr. Skott Ahn, Executive Vice President and Head of the LG Mobile Communications R&D Center.

LG also demonstrated PoC (Push to talk over Cellular) technology. The technology facilitates more speedy and easy-to-use telephone conversations, applying 'Walkie-Talkie' technology to 3G handsets.

Another success included demonstrating UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) technology at the event. With UMA technology, users can switch without experiencing disconnection between wired and wireless network.

"With our successful demonstrations at the 3GSM World Congress 2006, LG has laid the blueprint for how next-generation wireless technology will be developed. Based on IMS, LG will be the leader in next-generation communications technology," said Mr. Ahn.
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