QUALCOMM grants Alcatel worldwide license to develop, manufacture and sell third-generation (3G) WCDMA (UMTS) and TD-SCDMA infrastructure equipment.
QUALCOMM Incorporated and Alcatel today announced that they have signed a CDMA equipment patent license agreement. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, QUALCOMM has granted Alcatel a worldwide license under QUALCOMM's CDMA patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell third-generation (3G) WCDMA (UMTS) and TD-SCDMA infrastructure equipment.
As part of the agreement, Alcatel has granted QUALCOMM a royalty-free, worldwide license under Alcatel's patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell semiconductor components for incorporation into wireless CDMA and multimode CDMA equipment.
"QUALCOMM is pleased to license Alcatel, a premier worldwide equipment manufacturer to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA and TD-SCDMA wireless infrastructure products using QUALCOMM's patents," said Steve Altman, president of QUALCOMM Technology Licensing. "This agreement further validates the strength of QUALCOMM's patent portfolio and applicability to WCDMA, also known as UMTS, and TD-SCDMA."
"This license strengthens Alcatel's position as an enabler of mobile data and 3G CDMA wireless services," said Marc Rouanne, president of Alcatel's Mobile Networks activities. "We are now, more than ever, well positioned to provide mobile operators with field-proven 3G solutions with everything in place, from UTRAN, Core network, ATM switches to Open service Platform and Software solutions."