OPPO to licence cellular patents to the IoT industry

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Global technology brand OPPO, has announced that it would license its worldwide 3G and 4G standard-essential patents to the IoT and automotive markets through leading patent licensing platform Avanci.

The company that has been at the forefront of innovation in the smartphone market is diversifying its portfolio to include frontier technologies such as IoT, 5G and augmented reality (AR), to provide more immersive and personalised technological experiences to users worldwide.

In addition, OPPO has been strengthening its research and development (R&D) capabilities and innovations to support the company’s aim of providing cutting-edge smart devices and services for the era of intelligent connectivity.

Ethan Xue, president,OPPO Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “We understand the demands of tech-savvy consumers in the Middle East and Africa, and are looking forward to bringing world-class IoT devices and exquisite audio products to the region.”

Adler Feng, senior director, Intellectual Property, OPPO, added: “OPPO is committed to the development of industry-leading technology innovations. We are licensing OPPO’s essential patent portfolio to the industry based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. We are pleased to offer our 3G and 4G communications standard-essential patents for licensing through Avanci to IoT and automotive manufacturers.”

Avanci is a patent licensing platform that provides a license to the vast majority of 3G and 4G cellular standard-essential patents for the Internet of Things products and connected vehicles.

Kasim Alfalahi, founder and CEO, Avanci, said the company is delighted to welcome OPPO, a smartphone manufacturer to the Avanci platform. “Avanci enables companies such as OPPO to earn a reasonable return on their R&D investments, through an efficient marketplace that balances the interests of patent owners and licensees around the world, and enables continued innovation,” he said.

OPPO said it will soon be launching a variety of new and distinctive IoT products, including wireless headphones that create a personalised audio experience and function as an essential entrance to the world of smart voice services.

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