Nokia, Sony Ericsson And Others Sign 3GPP LTE Technology Contract

Posted: Apr 14 2008, 10:25am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:24am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


Nokia, Sony Ericsson and others sign 3GPP LTE Technology Contract
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Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, NEC, NextWave Wireless, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Sony Ericsson have today announced a mutual commitment to a framework for establishing predictable and more transparent maximum aggregate costs for licensing intellectual property rights (IPR) that relate to 3GPP Long Term Evolution and Service Architecture Evolution standards (LTE/SAE).

LTE promises to make 3G networks, faster, more efficient, lower cost and more.
This agreement should speed up the roll-out of the technology without getting into royalty or patent road blocks.

The framework is based on the prevalent industry principle of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms for essential patents. This means that the companies agree, subject to reciprocity, to reasonable, maximum aggregate royalty rates based on the value added by the technology in the end product and to flexible licensing arrangements according to the licensors' proportional share of all standard essential IPR for the relevant product category.
More details on the Nokia site.

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