Ericsson files end-to-end 5G patent application

17 Nov 2017

Ericsson has filed what it is calling a “landmark” end-to-end 5G patent application incorporating numerous inventions from the vendor.

The patent application combines the work of 130 Ericsson inventors and contains the vendor's complementary suite of 5G innovations.

“[The application] contains everything you need to build a complete 5G network - from devices, the overall network architecture, the nodes in the network, methods and algorithms, but also shows how to connect all this together into one fully functioning network,” Ericsson principal researcher Dr Stefan Parkvall said.

“The inventions in this application will have a huge impact on industry and society: they will provide low latency with high performance and capacity. This will enable new use cases like the Internet of Things, connected factories and self-driving cars.”

Ericsson has filed a worldwide patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a US patent with the US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO).

The vendor appears to be making an early play for a share of the FRAND licensing royalties for 5G devices and components.

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