Qualcomm said Monday it has signed a 3G and 4G patent license agreement with Smartron India Pvt. Ltd.
Under the terms, Qualcomm has granted Smartron a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), CDMA2000, and 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) complete devices. With this agreement, Smartron joins the growing list of key Indian original equipment makers to have direct access to Qualcomm’s technology.
Qualcomm and Smartron will also strategically collaborate on early technology access and advancements in RF (Radio Frequency), camera testing and tuning and other critical calibrations required for smart devices, Qualcomm said in a press release. Financial details of the agreement weren’t disclosed.