Ericsson funded analyst report shows that Ericsson has been responsible for submitting the highest number of submissions to the 3GPP standards body for the initial and ongoing development of the 3G and LTE standards.

This third Ericsson funded analyst report on the topic of technology leadership during the 3GPP standardization process expands the scope of previous studies to include the 3G standard – specifically UMTS and its continued evolution through HSPA+.

The report shows that Ericsson has been responsible for submitting the highest number of submissions to the 3GPP standards body for the initial and ongoing development of the 3G and LTE standards. Given the many dependencies between 3G and LTE and the longevity of a typical patent, the 3G patents continue to have relevance.

According to the report, the technology leadership landscape evolves relatively slowly, suggesting that the companies who are technology leaders today will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Please find the full report here.