Huawei claims lead in LTE patents

As Huawei continues to put pressure on rivals for LTE contracts, it is also claiming to lead its rivals in LTE patents.

The Chinese vendor said ETSI has confirmed its award of 147 LTE patents, which is claims cross several key LTE subsectors such as physical-layer air interface, radio resource management and connection management. In all, its patents represent 12 percent of the total existing 1,272 LTE patents assigned by ETSI as of August 2009, Huawei said.

Recently, using 60 LTE base stations from Huawei, T- Mobile Austria claims it has conducted the largest multi-user trial of LTE under real-life conditions. Last month, Vodafone Germany has announced it will conduct independent trials of the technology using equipment from Huawei starting this summer.

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