Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and General Mobile today announced they have entered into a 3G and 4G patent license agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Qualcomm has granted General Mobile a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G and 4G complete devices. With this agreement, General Mobile joins the growing list of OEMs around the world that have access to Qualcomm’s leading technology.
General Mobile is a leading Turkish and regional smartphone brand, and partner of Google’s Android One program, bringing high quality Android smartphones to Turkey and other markets around the world. Following the global success of General Mobile’s GM 4G Android One and GM 5 Plus Android One, the company has expanded its portfolio offering to consumers in over 35 different countries. With today’s agreement, General Mobile can further the success of their existing product portfolio, utilizing Qualcomm’s advanced technologies to foster innovation, develop new 4G/LTE-A devices, and strengthen the mobile ecosystem in Turkey.
“This agreement will enable General Mobile to create new Android devices that utilize many of our industry-leading mobile technologies,” said Alex Rogers, executive vice president & president, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. “The reach of General Mobile is extensive, and we are pleased to see their mobile devices powered by our industry leading technologies, serving consumers across Turkey and other parts of the world.”
“We are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm to bring innovative and powerful products to the markets,” said Sebahattin Yaman, chairman at General Mobile. “As part of the Android One program, we are committed to developing the next generation of high quality Android smartphones for customers around the world.”