Innovations in cellular technology have opened us up to new digital experiences: 2G allowed us to have better conversations, 3G enabled us to surf the web, and 4G has given us seamless video streaming.
5G is now taking us to the next level and closer towards our vision of the networked society. It will bring rich video content with zero waiting times, immersive VR experiences and a whole range of exciting IoT services – in this connected world, anything is possible.
To continue innovating, we need to invest in the visionaries. Ericsson supports licensing under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms which remunerates companies with patent royalties. This enables them to re-invest in future developments, from cellular technology to incredible new advances in video encoding and location-based services. It means that the fruits of early and fundamental research are contributed back to the ecosystem, which leads to technology standards being established for generations to come.
5G foundation patent application
Ericsson has filed a landmark patent application, which incorporates numerous individual inventions that together will form a complete 5G architecture. It is the largest patent application in terms of inventors in the cellular industry, anywhere in the world (source: Derwent Innovation). Watch the video with just two of the 130 inventors to discover the future of mobile networks.
"Behind this amazing application there's a heavy investment in resources and time. It's 130 inventors, it's 400 pages, and it's the culmination of years of research in the area of 5G networks."
-Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher at Ericsson