Qualcomm and HMD Global signed a patent license agreement for devices that can be connected to networks including 5G.
The agreement signed in San Diego, USA applies globally, including devices that can only be connected to one network, only 3G, 4G or 5G, otherwise known as single-mode devices.
“Qualcomm is very pleased to be able to sign a 3G, 4G and 5G patent licensing agreement with HMD Global built on a close and established technology partnership,” said Alex Rogers, Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, in his official statement.
In addition to single-mode devices, this patent license agreement also includes multi-mode devices that can use various cellular networks. These devices will be produced and marketed in Nokia brands.
At present, HMD Global is the licensee for Nokia phones.
Under the cooperation agreement, Qualcomm gave HMD Global the right to use their patents to develop, produce and sell devices connected to cellular networks, both single-mode and multi-mode.
“Our collaboration with Qualcomm enables us to bring the leading innovations on the market, while at the same time proving our promise to consumers,” said Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global.