To strengthen telecom sector, Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies. The agreement includes patents relating to all cellular technologies.
- The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets.
- Ericsson has made significant investments in R&D and in developing global mobile standards and is committed to licensing its standard-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms for the benefit of consumers and enterprises everywhere.
- Ericsson and Samsung have agreed on technology cooperation projects to advance the mobile industry in open standardization and create valuable solutions for consumers and enterprises.
The major expansions and collaborations by Ericsson are mentioned below:
Nov 2020: The leading telecom solution provider Ericsson had announced the completion of acquisition of the US-based Cradlepoint, a market leader in Wireless WAN Edge 4G and 5G solutions for the enterprise market.
July 2020: Bonn based telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom chooses Ericsson for 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) deployment. As per partnership agreement several mobile sites would be upgraded to 5G technology standard over the next few years using Ericsson Radio System products and solutions.
March 2020: The leading networking and telecommunications company Ericsson had signed an agreement to acquire Barcelona based Genaker, a provider of Mission Critical Push-to-talk (MC-PTT) solutions. Genaker was founded in 2004 and employs about 30 people, all of whom will transfer to Ericsson after completion of deal.
January 2020: Ericsson in collaboration with VodafoneZiggo unveil 5G Hub in the Netherlands. The new 5G Hub located in High Tech Campus Eindhovens building features a testing laboratory, training facilities, and a demo studio with 5G and IoT capabilities.
December 2019: Ericsson collaborated with Microsoft to bring connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform that is running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
November 2019: Ericsson and OPPO, a Chinese mobile company, whose products include 5G handsets, established a joint lab in Shenzhen, China, focusing on 5G innovation.
October 2019: Ericsson announced the completion of acquisition of the antenna and filter division of Kathrein, a world leading provider of antenna and filter technologies with headquarters in Rosenheim, Germany.
Ericsson, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leading communications service provider. The company’s portfolio includes Networking, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business. The company also help customers to go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. The company has also television and video systems, and related services.