Sisvel announces Koninklijke KPN N.V. as a new patent owner to its MIOTY LPWAN licensing platform
Luxembourg, 13 December 2023 - Sisvel International S.A. (“Sisvel”) announced today that Dutch telecom operator Koninklijke KPN N.V. has joined the MIOTY* licensing program as a new patent owner. The MIOTY Joint Licensing Platform was launched in April 2020, with patents owned, or controlled by Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (“Fraunhofer IIS”) and Diehl Metering GmbH (“Diehl”). Since the launch of the platform, also Danish company Apator Miitors ApS joined as a patent owner.
Fraunhofer IIS and Diehl are working together under the brand name “MIOTY" in the area of wireless technology for low power wide area networks (“LPWAN”). "MIOTY" technology is based on the protocol family Telegram Splitting Ultra Narrow band (“TS-UNB”) of the ETSI standard TS 103 357 (“TS-UNB Specification”).
Sisvel is organizing this licensing platform to make MIOTY technology accessible on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions by offering a fixed royalty-bearing, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license, with no right to grant sublicenses, under patents essential to the TS-UNB Specification. In addition, Sisvel offers a license to patents complementary to MIOTY implementations. Further information about the terms and conditions of Sisvel’s MIOTY licenses are available on Sisvel’s website https://www.sisvel.com/licensing-programs/wireless-communications/mioty/introduction. For more details you may contact Sisvel at the following e-mail address MIOTY@sisvel.com.
Open for additional patent owners
The MIOTY Licensing Platform remains open to additional patent owners with relevant patents. Thus, Sisvel invites all parties that have patents or patent applications they believe to be essential to the protocol family TS-UNB of the ETSI standard TS 103 357 to contact Sisvel and submit those patent(s) for an evaluation by the program’s designated, independent evaluators.
KPN has been the leading provider of telecommunications and IT services in the Netherlands for almost 140 years. Everyone in the Netherlands uses the KPN network on a daily basis, either directly or indirectly, from the high-speed fibre networks in the ground to payment card machines in shops, or the matrix boards above the motorways. Via the network of the Netherlands, in which KPN continuously invests by rolling out fibre and the introduction of new technologies such as the 5G mobile network, KPN serves consumers and business customers with services for telephony, data, television, internet-of-things, cloud, workplaces and security. KPN has an open network on which other providers also offer services. More information is available at www.kpn.com
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