Ericsson grants Huawei Technologies a license for its patent portfolio of WCDMA/UMTS technologies

August 22, 2002

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson, the world leader and pioneer in 2G, 2.5G and 3G mobile technology, has concluded a worldwide patent license agreement with Huawei Technologies, the leading Chinese vendor for communications equipment and network solutions for telecom carriers in fixed, mobile and data communications networks.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.The execution of yet another WCDMA patent license agreement confirms Ericsson's leadership with respect to its WCDMA patent portfolio in standards essential and implementation patents. Ericsson's intellectual property rights portfolio is exceptionally strong and is required by any company developing 3G products. Ericsson has the industry's strongest R&D commitment with well over 10,000 granted patents worldwide in the telecom field."This agreement further demonstrates Ericsson's commitment to fullysupport, and co-operate with local Chinese vendors in order toaccelerate the development of 3G Mobile telephony and facilitate themarket growth in China. This will create new opportunities for boththe local Chinese industry and Ericsson, and further leverages onEricsson's technology leadership and patent portfolio. Ericsson ispromoting 3G in China and is showing the way to the rest of theindustry by granting a license under terms to encourage competitiveaccumulated royalty rate for WCDMA," says Torbjörn Nilsson, SeniorVice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development.LM EricssonHuawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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