September 29, 2008 -- Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks announced today a patent license agreement with Huawei and its affiliates for standards essential patents. The comprehensive agreement covers the worldwide use of all standards essential patents of all parties, including GSM, WCDMA, CDMA2000, optical networking, datacom and WiMAX in mobile devices, infrastructure and services.
"We are very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Huawei" said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Intellectual Property Rights, Nokia. "Huawei is the thirty-fifth company to license Nokia patents related to cellular standards and this agreement demonstrates how companies can license intellectual property in a way that encourages industry innovation and fosters a healthy IPR environment."
"As a newer player in the telecoms IPR environment, Nokia Siemens Networks see this as our most significant licensing agreement to date", said Gottfried Weidel, Head of Intellectual Property Rights, Nokia Siemens Networks. "It will help to create a more predictable business environment and further supports our goal of industry innovation."
"This agreement is of great significance and benefit to Huawei, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks" said Song Liuping, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Huawei. "It underscores our commitment to create a harmonious environment for the benefit and development of the telecom industry."
Nokia is the industry leader in wireless innovation and the development of GSM and WCDMA technologies. Nokia has built one of the strongest and broadest IPR portfolios in the wireless industry and since the early 1990's has invested close to EUR 35 billion in research and development. Nokia's patent portfolio includes approximately 300 GSM, 370 WCDMA and 170 CDMA2000 declared essential patent families.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through the Nokia Siemens Networks.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com