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Declaration of 495 patent families applicable to 5G standard

Acceleration of Business Vision "Changing the World with 8K and AIoT"


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Sharp declared that it is prepared to grant irrevocable licenses on FRAND terms and conditions*1 for 495 patent families*2 applicable to first version of 5G NR (New Radio)*3standard to ETSI*4 (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and it appeared at ETSI official website. Holders of standard-essential patents are obligated to declare those standard-essential patents to Standards Developing Organizations, and this declaration was made to correspond to this obligation. Sharp’s patents declared this time include patent families related to eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) which realizes high data rates and greater capacity communications and features of low latency services.

The 5G cellular system is expected as a social backbone with higher data rate, low latency, and massive device connectivity to contribute to the growth of various types of vertical industries including “ultra-high definition video traffic”, “connected industries”, “robotics” , “automatic driving”, and “network controlled monitoring system/ logistics systems.”

Sharp announced its business vison “Changing the World with 8K and AIoT” in our 2017-2019 Medium-Term Management Plan in May 2017. By providing our advanced 5G technologies for industries, we will accelerate our business transformation to realize our business vision.

  • *1 Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory terms and conditions. ETSI IPR Policy: http://www.etsi.org/images/files/IPR/etsi-ipr-policy.pdf
  • *2 Patent families means a group of patent application in the first country, its divisions, and patent applications based on deployment to other countries.
  • *3 5G comprises enhanced 4G technical specification and 5G dedicated technical specification. “5G NR” is a radio standard specification provided by 3GPP to meet 5G requirement.
  • *4 European Telecommunications Standards Institute


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