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Orange S.A. Joins Sisvel’s Wi-Fi Licensing Program

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Sisvel UK announced today that Orange S.A. has joined Sisvel’s Wi-Fi Licensing Program which aggregates Wi-Fi patents from different patent holders. The licensing program will assure the growth and interoperability of Wi-Fi by providing fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory access to worldwide patent rights that are essential to the IEEE’s 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and related Wi-Fi Alliance specifications.

“We are thrilled to have Orange as a partner," said Nicholas Webb, Managing Director of Sisvel UK. "Orange's participation confirms the Group’s commitment to maximize the value which our license will provide to implementers of Wi-Fi technology”.

“We are delighted to join Sisvel’s Wi-Fi Licensing Program which provides a great platform to obtain a license to our Wi-Fi patents and we are pleased for the opportunity to facilitate agreements to make the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard widely available to users” indicated Luc Savage, Orange Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing.

Participation in Sisvel’s Wi-Fi Joint Licensing Agreement is open to new owners of Wi-Fi standard essential patents.

Information about the terms and conditions of Sisvel licenses under these patents, including royalty rates and the types of products covered, is available from Sisvel upon request by companies requiring a license.

You may contact Sisvel at the following e-mail address: wifi@sisvel.com

About 802.11
IEEE 802.11 is a family of specifications for wireless local area network (WLAN) communications in the bands from 2.4, up to 5 GHz that has continued to evolve since the official publication of the first wireless LAN standard in IEEE Std. 802.11-1997 and many subsequent enhancements. The IEEE 802.11n specification added multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and several other enhancements, and was formally adopted as IEEE Std. 802.11n-2009. More recently, the IEEE has further enhanced WLAN throughput in the 802.11ac specification.

About Sisvel
Started in 1982 when Sisvel S.p.A. was founded in Italy, the Sisvel Group has become a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing the value of patent rights. The Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach, with subsidiaries in Italy (Sisvel and Sisvel Technology in None Torinese), the United States (Sisvel US and Audio MPEG in Metropolitan Washington, DC), China (Sisvel Hong Kong), Japan (Sisvel Japan in Tokyo), Germany (Sisvel Germany in Stuttgart), Luxembourg (Sisvel International), and the United Kingdom (Sisvel UK), with over one hundred professionals worldwide with engineers, legal, and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio, and widespread technologies such as OSD (On Screen Display), ATSS (Automatic Tuning & Sorting System), and WSS (Wide Screen Signalling - for automatic switching of television image formats). Sisvel currently operates patent pools and joint licensing programs for the DVB-T, DVB-T2, LTE/LTE-A and Wi-Fi standards, together with its Sisvel Wireless licensing program and is in the process of creating a new licensing program for DVB-C2.
For additional information, please visit: www.sisvel.com

Contact information

Media Contact Sisvel Group
Veronica Pugi, Tel: + 39 011 990 4114
Senior Communications Officer
veronica.pugi@sisvel.com

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