Huawei Entered Into a Wi-Fi 6 Patent Licensing
Huawei, which already has a fear of global competitiveness in network technologies such as 5G and Wi-Fi, and the initiative in patent licensing, recently announced that the company has entered into a Wi-Fi 6 patent licensing agreement with Japan’s Buffalo Inc.
According to Huawei’s announcement, the partnership agreement enables Buffalo’s Wi-Fi devices to use Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 SEP (Standard Essential) protocol, and Buffalo joins a growing list of companies worldwide that use Huawei’s SEP patents.
Huawei said the partnership with Buffalo is the first Wi-Fi 6 patent licensing partnership they have entered into overseas, emphasizing Huawei’s willingness to license its patents to its peers and welcoming them to use Huawei’s patented technology to enrich their lives worldwide.
Although Huawei and Buffalo did not disclose the exact amount of the licensing agreement, though the SEP patents mean that there is no getting around it, and Buffalo will need to pay a fee for these patents.
It is also significant for Huawei to reach the first Wi-Fi 6 patent licensing agreement in the overseas market. With this cooperation case, more network equipment companies will adopt Huawei patent licensing next.