CommScope inks cross-license deal with Kathrein

CommScope and Kathrein, industry leaders in network infrastructure solutions, have entered into a long-term global agreement to cross-license portions of their patent portfolios, increasing each company´s ability to develop new solutions, serve customers and compete in the global market, the companies said.

Under the agreement, both companies can access and implement the other company´s patents and technologies globally. The cross-license agreement relates to passive base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and filters.

Kathrein is the first company that CommScope has licensed to its digital DAS patent portfolio. As part of the agreement, Kathrein agreed to an undisclosed upfront payment and ongoing royalties specific to the digital DAS portfolio. CommScope gains access to Kathrein´s robust passive base station antenna and filter portfolios.

Further details of the agreement are not being disclosed.

CommScope helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks.

Kathrein is a international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies.