HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2018--
CommScope and co-owned CCI and CCAI (collectively, CCI) have reached an
agreement that resolves all litigation between the parties in India and
the United States. The litigation relates to advanced base station
antenna technologies that enable better performance in wireless networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, CommScope has taken a worldwide
license to CCI’s patents directed to asymmetrical twin beam antenna
techniques. CCI and its co-owned affiliates have taken worldwide
licenses to specific CommScope patents relating to systems for enabling
electrical tilt in base station antennas. Both parties recognize the
validity, scope and applicability of their relevant patents and fully
acknowledge the fundamental principles and techniques underpinning the
CommScope and CCI have made substantial investments in research and
development in these areas, and each recognizes the need to protect the
patentee’s rights while allowing for appropriate licensing agreements
that allow customers to have access to the most up to date technologies
at fairly competing sources. This agreement provides freedom of design
for their technical teams and should accelerate further research and
development while improving their ability to compete in global markets.
Further details of the agreement will not be disclosed.
(NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and wireless
networks around the world. As a communications infrastructure leader, we
shape the always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40 years, our
global team of greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and
technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to
anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
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About CCI and CCI Antennas:
CCI is a network infrastructure innovation company providing mobile
operators around the world with cost effective, revenue increasing RF
solutions that are rapidly deployable, fit-for-purpose and maximize the
use of valuable spectrum and existing network investments. CCI delivers
field proven solutions for coverage enhancement, densification and
capacity, interference reduction, spectrum re-farming and the
co-location of LTE, UMTS and emerging 5G technologies. CCI continues to
expand its portfolio with patented antenna solutions, small cell
deployment and backhaul solutions as well as industry defining portable
PIM analyzers. Communication Components Antenna Inc. (CCI Antenna) is
CCI’s affiliate company based in Ottawa Canada where its antenna
products are developed. For more information, visit www.cciproducts.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not
intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these
statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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