June 10, 2016
DOCOMO Grants Patent License to HUAWEI
TOKYO, JAPAN, June 10, 2016 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it granted a patent license covering standard-essential patents for its wireless communication technologies to HUAWEI.
DOCOMO has now granted the standard-essential patent licenses to more than 10 companies, including Huawei, and plans to grant such licenses to other companies in the future.
For some two decades, DOCOMO has been one of the world-leading companies engaged in the research and development of mobile network and service technologies for systems based on the W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-A and 5G standards. As a result, DOCOMO now possesses more than 5,300 standard-essential patents for W-CDMA, LTE and LTE-A standards.
DOCOMO receives licensing fees for its standard-essential patents via both patent pools and directly from individual companies. Under the patent pool system, interrelated standard-essential patents are licensed together by the patent holders.
Going forward, as DOCOMO further researches and develops mobile-communication technologies, including the to-be-standardized 5G next-generation mobile communication system, it will continue to license its standard-essential patents via patent pools and individual negotiation.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 70 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.docomo.ne.jp/english/.