Upgradeable licensing fees for 3G/LTE would remove a lot of friction in M2M

22 March 2013
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Matt Hatton
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, licensing, IPR
Number of Pages: 5

The growth of the M2M market is being stifled by the fact that customers are required to pay a premium for including multiple RAN technologies within devices despite not knowing whether these technologies will ultimately be used.  This Research Note examines the potential for a virtual upgrade path whereby customers pay the licensing fees to IPR holders such as Qualcomm, only when corresponding technologies are used. 

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