On Oct. 11, CommScope announced that it has agreed to a technology transfer agreement as a result of a settlement with Fractus S.A., a Spanish company that developed key antenna technology for use in wireless base station antennas.
Fractus S.A. licenses its antenna and base station patents to some of the largest handset and base station antenna manufacturers in the world. The settlement includes a technology transfer of Fractus’s entire worldwide portfolio of base station antenna patents to CommScope, adding to an already impressive 15,000 patents worldwide, including more than 700 related to base station antenna technology.
“We are excited about this agreement and believe that CommScope is a perfect partner to deploy our patented technology into its worldwide deployment of base station antennas,” commented Ruben Bonet, president of Fractus.
As a result of the technology transfer to CommScope, a pending dispute between the parties has been dismissed (Fractus S.A. v. CommScope Technologies, LLC et al., Civil Action No. 2:19-CV-255).
CommScope notes that its extensive line of base station antenna systems help operators increase capacity, deploy with speed and efficiency and prepare for future networks such as 5G.
“The addition of Fractus’s patents enhances the value of CommScope’s base station antenna portfolio and will enable us to offer new and innovative features that will provide significant value to our base station antenna customers,” concludes Farid Firouzbakht, senior vice president, RF Products for CommScope’s Mobility Solutions.