LG landed a deal to ship two 3G global roaming mobile phones to nine carriers around the world.
LG plans to ship 1 million of the LG-KM560 and KP330-LG that support 3G network standards around the world. Carriers that will offer these phones will include AT&T, Telefonica, and Telstra.
The 3G global roaming is pushed by the GSMA under the project name Horizon.
These LG handsets are the first 3G models that can automatically roam in 220 countries, as they support all three WCDMA bands (850, 1900 and 2100 MHz) as well as conventional GSM bands. With other handsets it is impossible to roam across regions that use different frequencies, as mobile phones typically only support one or two bands.
The selection of LG’s HSDPA phones for the GSMA’s Horizon Phone initiative demonstrates that operators have recognized LG’s strong commitment to advanced technologies and business practices in 3G,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President & CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “LG will continue to provide new and better 3G phones that customers want, based on our cutting-edge technologies and high standard of quality.”
Via the LG site (Korean).
The Mobile World Congress 2008 (former 3GSM) will open officially on the 11th of February. We will keep you updated on all interesting mobile technology announcements at the MWC 2008 in our Mobile Phone section.
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