GreyB and Amplified First-Phase Study reveals US, Britain owe Huawei for 5G Standards

“Huawei creates plenty of its own intellectual property; we don’t need to steal anyone else’s,”

Ben Howes, a Huawei spokesman, said in an opinion video on Jun 8, 2020 oh Huawei’s Youtube channel titled “Joint Research: A Race We Can All Win”

While the Trump’s administration has helped curtail Huawei’s growth outside China by launching a global band to erase the Telecom Giant from its supple chain, it remains a player because of its global footprint and advanced technology.

The company said it put together the video “in response to the U.S. government’s attempts to prevent Huawei from collaborating with academic institutions and innovating with our R&D and patents.”

According to a new study by two research firms, Huawei Technologies Co. owns the most patents on next-generation 5G technology, ensuring the Chinese company will get paid despite President Donald Trump efforts to shut them out.

So what is the name o this study that shows that despite Donald Trump’s Brinkmanship, Huawei still strives and thrives?

GreyB and Amplified First-Phase Study – 6 companies with 80% of 5G standards

The GreyB and Amplified study, considered the first phase as more patents are analyzed and the standards continue to evolve, showed the interconnectedness between companies around the world, Syal said.

He said the purpose of the study was “to bring more clarity” to where the discussions or decisions are being made.

“Rather than saying who has less contributions or who has less number of patents, let’s work toward increasing the intellectual contribution of our country or our company and then build the 5G infrastructure,” he said. “Otherwise, even by blocking, they are not helping in the end because they’re paying money in terms of royalties.”

The study identified the inventions most closely connected to the 5G standards and found that six companies owned more than 80%:

  • Huawei
  • Samsung Electronics Co.
  • LG Electronics Inc.
  • Nokia Oyj
  • Ericsson AB
  • Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc. is the only U.S. based company in the group.

Huawei, the US and Britain – IP charges still apply

“Even if they hire some other company to build the 5G infrastructure, they still have to pay the Chinese company because of the intellectual contribution to develop the technology,” said Deepak Syal, director of GreyB Services Pte., a technology research firm that conducted the study with software firm Amplified AI Inc.

Identifying how many patents a company holds and how key they are to the industry standards, will help determine who profits most from the next generation of technology that promises to revolutionize developments such as autonomous cars, robotic surgery, and connected homes.

Huawei has collected more than $1.4 billion in licensing revenue and has paid some $6 billion to other companies, it said in a court filing in its patent dispute with Verizon Communications Inc.


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