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The owners of the patents underpinning LTE, the fourth generation mobile technology, have agreed to only charge each other "reasonable" licence fees. The companies involved - Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, NEC, NextWave Wireless, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Sony Ericsson - have all agreed to a framework based around fair, …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Why don't we just get DoCoMo?

  2. Robert McCracken


    I can't wait to see what twats (O)2 do with this....

    Joe "Hello I would like a O2 phone [might happen] that has G4 what speed do I get."

    02 lieing git "1 GB/sec!!!!!!"

    Joe "Great I'll have one!"

    Two weeks later........

    Joe " I don't get 1 GB/sec rate infact I appear to be getting 28000 Baud! "

    02 lieing git " Yep thats how much you really want, its a technical error, loads of other poeple are fine ( <- that would be 1 person, his gran in peckham), you're wrong. now sod off you nerdy git! PLUS I can drink Bill Ray under the table!!! and beat him in thumb wrestling!!! AND if you call me a liar then it will help me get into PR.

    The last bit might be going to far but you get the jist.

  3. Lance

    Screw Qualcomm

    All companies should just stick it to Qualcomm when they want to produce their LTE chips. Do the same exact things that Qualcomm does to them for 3G patents. Make the cost of their products so high no one will buy them and let the go out of business.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Uh, you can't screw Qualcomm here. They hold some of the patents, some of which came with their purhcase of Flarion, and don't build handsets or base stations, just chips & software. So they are in the better position, little to lose (after all, LTE replaces two forms of CDMA, their invention) and something to gain if LTE is delayed.

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