Thursday 10 September 2009

Huawei becomes a big player in LTE

[Shenzhen, China, 1 September 2009] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has been granted 147 Long Term Evolution (LTE) patents by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), representing 12 percent of the total existing 1,272 LTE patents assigned by ETSI as of August 2009. The patents granted were across several key LTE sub-sectors, such as physical-layer air interface, radio resource management and connection management.

Huawei’s robust investment in LTE research and development has accelerated the commercialization of LTE technology. In June 2009, Huawei connected the world’s first LTE mobile broadband internet connection for Teliasonera in Oslo, Norway.

Huawei is an active participant in 91 standardization organizations, with over 100 committee leadership positions. In 2008, Huawei had filed a total of 35,773 patent applications globally.

Last year LG had claimed that it has upto 300 patents, not sure if that is still true.


Anonymous said...

I believe ETSI doesnt grant patents and Huawei is being creative here :).

Zahid Ghadialy said...

I think that companies file patents independently and then inform ETSI that they hold patent to particular part of specs. ETSI has to then acknowledge that a particular patent is applicable to the Release-8 LTE specs and is held by a particular company.

Anyway, thats my understanding but my knowledge of this area is quite limited.

Anonymous said...

This is a rehash of Huawei's press release; which is in direct contradiction to your "limited knowledge"