Luxembourg, 9 November 2023 - China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KPN and Verizon are among the latest companies to become licensors in the Cellular IoT patent pool run by Sisvel International SA (Sisvel).
The four join existing members KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange and Telefónica, demonstrating support by eight of the world’s leading telecommunications operators for offering easy, transparent and efficient patent licensing for the IoT industry.
The Sisvel Cellular IoT Patent Pool presents a single solution for IoT manufacturers seeking to license patents essential to the NB-IoT and LTE-M standards. With the four additions, it now provides foundational IP owned by 28 world class innovators, a significant increase compared to when the initiative was launched just last year.
With its clear, one-stop framework for obtaining licences, Sisvel creates major efficiencies that reduce transaction costs and eliminate uncertainty.
The Sisvel Cellular IoT Patent Pool has committed itself to make the terms of NB-IoT and LTE-M competitive, to encourage the use of the LPWAN cellular IoT standards, so helping to achieve a level playing field.
“We are delighted to welcome these four new licensors to the pool,” says Sisvel’s Cellular IoT programme manager, Sven Torringer. “It is important that the programme has patents owned by different stakeholders in the ecosystem, so securing the participation of eight major telecoms companies committed to a thriving industry and the supercharging of technology adoption is something we are very proud of.”