Huawei has signed a global patent cross-licensing deal with Xiaomi, covering multiple communications technologies including 5G.

Commenting on the deal, Alan Fan, head, Intellectual Property Department, Huawei, said, “We are delighted to reach this licensing deal with Xiaomi. This licensing agreement once again reflects the industry’s recognition of Huawei’s contributions to communications standards and will help us enhance our investment in researching future mobile communications technologies.”

Meanwhile, Ran Xu, general manager, Corporate Business Development and IP Strategy, Xiaomi, said, “We are glad to reach a patent cross-licensing agreement with Huawei. This shows that both parties recognise and respect each other’s intellectual property. As part of our commitment to our values around IP, Xiaomi will, as always, respect IP, seek long-term and sustainable IP partnerships for shared success, drive technology inclusion with IP, and allow more people to benefit from technology.”

Huawei has made similar patent license agreements with other companies like Oppo and Samsung as well.