Ericsson signs LTE patent deals

Ericsson signs LTE patent deals

Gustav Brismark, vice president of patent strategies at Ericsson, told Reuters that the company already had more than eighty similar patent agreements in place for earlier mobile network technologies, such as GSM and WCDMA.

"The first agreements including LTE have been signed, and over time more or less all these agreements will be renegotiated to include LTE, but that will not be done in a day," he said.

LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a new high-speed mobile network technology, intended to boost capacity in wireless networks to cope with increasing data traffic.

Ericsson invests heavily in research and development. Licensing agreements for patents is one way of capitalising on these investments.

"We see that we are keeping our leading position as we go from GSM to WCDMA to LTE. That is important to be able to continue the strategy of having licence revenues as one part of what Ericsson makes money from," Brismark said.

News Source: Reuters

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *