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Ericsson and Huawei Technologies sign patent license agreement for WCDMA/UMTS

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Ericsson has concluded a worldwide patent license agreement with Huawei Technologies.

Under the terms of the worldwide, royalty-bearing agreement, Ericsson has granted Huawei Technologies a non-exclusive, non-transferable license under Ericsson's patent portfolio for the WCDMA/UMTS mobile telephony standard. This allows Huawei Technologies to develop, manufacture and sell infrastructure as well as subscriber equipment using the leading mobile technology from Ericsson. In return, Huawei Technologies provides running royalty payments, as well as a reciprocal license to Ericsson.

"This agreement further demonstrates Ericsson's commitment to fully support, and co-operate with local Chinese vendors in order to accelerate the development of 3G Mobile telephony and facilitate the market growth in China. This will create new opportunities for both the local Chinese industry and Ericsson, and further leverages on Ericsson's technology and patent portfolio. Ericsson is promoting 3G in China and is showing the way to the rest of the industry by granting a license under terms to encourage competitive accumulated royalty rate for WCDMA," says Torbjrn Nilsson, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development.