Ottawa, Canada, January 9, 2018 – Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., announced today that it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). ETSI is a European-based, international, independent, not-for-profit organization that produces globally-applicable standards for information and communications technologies. As a partner in the international Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP™), ETSI is helping to develop 4G and 5G mobile communications. ETSI’s members include companies and organizations with an interest in the creation of telecommunications and related standards. This includes universities, research bodies, associations and public authorities, as well as industrial companies of all sizes. By becoming an ETSI member, Conversant Wireless will actively participate in the work of the Institute: to help determine ETSI’s work program, allocate resources, and approve its deliverables.
“Conversant has a long standing reputation as a technology innovator,” said Boris Teksler, President and CEO of Conversant. “Since the company was founded in 1975, our engineers have made important discoveries that significantly improved the operation of DRAM semiconductor chips. As a long-time member of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), we have declared several internally developed patents relevant to FLASH and DRAM memory standards. Conversant’s engineers now work with several technical standards organizations and specifications. In cellular, radio-frequency, and other communications technologies, we have experts in GSM, CDMA, UMTS™ and LTE™ cellular standards, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and NFC. Our technical staff in the past has participated in 3GPP™ standard-setting meetings, and we look forward to actively contributing to ETSI’s ongoing standard-setting research and development.”
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. is a global intellectual property management company known for its principled approach to patent licensing. With a portfolio of thousands of patents and patent applications under management, Conversant has special expertise in semiconductors and communications technology. For more information, please visit www.conversantip.com. Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à r.l. is a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. that is focused on licensing a major portfolio of about 1,000 wireless patents and patent applications covering technologies used in a wide range of mobile communications devices and services. Conversant Wireless’ former name was Core Wireless. For more information, please visit www.conversant-wireless.com/.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 65 countries across five continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. For more information please visit www.etsi.org.
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