Thursday, April 17, 2008
Two blogs I read carried some coverage on the LTE IPR agreement that I wrote about here.
GigaOM pointed out that there will be a push-pull effect with the IP developers on one side and the operators and handset vendors on the other. But, it is perhaps unfair to characterize Qualcomm's IP position as the cause of 'pain and suffering'. I can see why other companies are seething at Qualcomm’s demands – the
Dean Bubley also had some good points that that I concur with. The IP-rich companies are ominous in their absence. Besides, it is a good way of positioning LTE as the fore-runner in the 4G race. Like he says, it will be interesting to see how the WiMAX world reacts to this.
Talking of WiMAX, did anyone notice Nextwave in this list? What is a company that put its weight behind WiMAX not long ago doing here? Does it say something about the future of WiMAX or the winner in the 4G race?