Developers of cellular telecommunications standards have teamed-up with leading consumer electronics brands to provide practical guidance for businesses interested in making 5G and IoT-connected products.
The guidance – called “Principles and guidance for licensing Standard Essential Patents in 5G and the Internet of Things, including the Industrial Internet” – sets out a consensus view of principles for cellular standards licensing. It has been designed as a simple, short and practical guide to encourage more European businesses to take advantage of the huge economic opportunities created by 5G and the IoT – estimated to amount to $11.1 trillion per year by 2025 – and make Europe the world’s leading digital innovation ecosystem.
The document was developed through a CEN-CENELEC Workshop agreement process, which started in October 2017, and has been refined following a thorough public consultation. As well as leading users and innovators of the cellular standard, many other companies and organisations participated in the document’s development.