Google Acquires Magnolia Broadband’s Patent Portfolio

Posted on Jun 18 2012 - 2:13pm by Editorial Staff

Google has acquired Mobile Transmit Diversity patent portfolio from Magnolia Broadband, covering methods for increasing spectrum utilization (network capacity), expanding coverage, improving uplink transmission speeds at the cell edge, and improving device battery life. There is no information on financial details disclosed yet.

Osmo Hautanen, CEO of Magnolia Broadband, said; “We believe that Google’s acquisition of our more than 50 Mobile Transmit Diversity beam forming technology patents underlines the need for such a technology in mobile broadband devices.”

Mr. Hautanen further explained Magnolia Broadband’s continued vision: “The software, which can be embedded into any mobile broadband device remains the property of Magnolia Broadband and will be made available to mobile device vendors and chipset companies.”

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