Creating a new G

The innovation behind 5G standardization

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Introduction to patents and licensing

Licensing on FRAND terms

5G patents and licensing

Highlighting inventors

Inventor of the Year award

Articles and opinions

IPR Press kit

5G patents and licensing

5G standardization is supported by the patent and licensing process, and will boost performance between networks, devices and operators, creating new revenue streams with radical new business models and use cases.

Progress on the 5G standardization front will also bring enormous opportunities to the way we use our devices to communicate with our surroundings, revolutionizing key industries globally, including: TV and media; manufacturing; healthcare; telecommunications; and transportation and infrastructure.

Landmark 5G patent application - a foundation for the future

The 5G foundation patent application forms the foundation of the 5G standardization work and shows how to incorporate numerous individual inventions to build a complete 5G architecture. With 130 inventors, it is the largest patent application in terms of inventors in the cellular industry, anywhere in the world (source: Derwent Innovation). Watch the video to discover the future of mobile networks.

Read more about the ground-breaking patent application

Estimating the future 5G patent landscape

OCT 26, 2018. Who will own the most significant 5G patent portfolios in the industry? Learn about the future patent landscape for 5G.

The innovation behind 5G standardization

What is 5G and who gets to decide? Dr. Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher at Ericsson and one of our many visionary people, discusses the value of this next generation of technology and the leading industry experts defining it, and our future.

Our 5G milestones

Today the conversation turns to 5G, but this is not a new dialogue for us. Our 5G network development began early, with a robust 5G testbed created to prove its concept. We also trialed our next generation technology with the world’s leading operators, including Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone, Docomo and SK Telecom, years before going to market. Our commitment has been recognized by the industry with numerous awards.

View our 5G milestones infographic

Learn more about 5G

Ericsson has been a key driver of 5G development and deployment, working closely with collaborators to recognize and confront opportunities and challenges.

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