While Nokia has made a comeback to the smartphone industry with its Android handsets, a considerable chunk of its resources are still spent towards research and development of alternate technologies which include 5G. On the 9th of October, Nokia said that it has been awarded more than 2000 patent families which are essential for “5G” standards to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Out of all these patents, the two most notable patents include US patent US9,338,785B2 and European patent EP2848055B1. A statement shared by the company said that both these patent provide network resources for smartphones, industrial devices and other equipment to access services with shorter latency, increased reliability and higher throughput, the company.
In simpler words, they exhibit an end to end guide of technologies and methods that are required to facilitate 5G, right from the signal emmitting towers to smartphones that are equipped with this technology.
Besides, the same statement also added that the standardization process of 5G that is managed by 3GPP — a consortium of seven standards develoment organisations which includes ETSI, has already been carried out. And products complying with the set standard will be compatible with each other and work interoperably in a seamless manner, so manufacturers can provide a wide variety of options to the end consumers.
Marcus Weldon who is Chief Technology Officer and President at Nokia Bell Labs boasted of his companies achievemnents saying “ The tradition of technologies invented by Nokia Bell Labs leading the world clearly continues in the 5G era.”
Likewise, President of Nokia Technologies, Jenni Lukander shared her perspective saying “ Through licensing, other businesses and industries can benefit from Nokia’s innovation, as we seek to enable an ever more connected world.”
Lastly, after the 2000 newly awarded patents, Nokia Cellular’s portfolio of standard essential patents (SEPs) for all G standards now account for more that 2,700 patent families that has apparently put the company in a strong position in the domain of 5G which is regarded as the next generation of Telecommunication.