CNBC Europe Announced as Official Global Broadcaster For 3GSM World Congress

London, UK 23 January 2004: The GSM Association has announced that CNBC Europe, the leading real time financial and business broadcaster, will be the Official Global Broadcast sponsor for the 2004 3GSM World Congress - the global mobile industry's leading annual event.

CNBC Europe will dedicate substantial broadcast coverage of the event - across European, Asian, US and World channels - covering the Congress from Monday 23rd February through Wednesday 25th February 2004.

"We are delighted to welcome CNBC as our official global broadcast partner for the 3GSM World Congress 2004," said Bill Gajda, Chief Marketing Officer of the GSM Association. "CNBC has an unrivalled reputation as a leading edge financial and business broadcaster, and has a proven track record of delivering unique coverage with incisive comment from the major global business events, as they happen."

Mick Buckley, Executive VP and Commercial Director at CNBC Europe says: "The 3GSM World Congress is an important event for us and we are delighted to be the official global broadcast partner. Many of our viewers are senior players within the mobile industry and therefore it is an ideal opportunity for us to communicate with the senior business leaders and decision makers who are attending 3GSM World Congress as well as watching CNBC Europe."

Each day there will be regular live reports (from 0900 - 1200 CET) featuring GSM industry leaders, along with interviews in CNBC Europe's 'Power Lunch' and 'European Closing Bell' live from.

CNBC Europe will exclusively cover each of the event's key elements - the 3GSM World Congress, the GSMA's Leadership Summit, the Technology Fashion Show and the GSMA's Awards night.

In addition, a half hour feature programme will be broadcast post the event, featuring key take-outs from the Congress.

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