Nokia and Xiaomi sign a collaboration agreement

Yordan, 05 July 2017

Nokia and Xiaomi announced they have signed a business cooperation and patent agreement. The two companies will license each other's cellular standard essential patents. Xiaomi also acquired patents assets as a part of the deal.

Under the agreement, Nokia will provide network infrastructure equipment to Xiaomi. It will improve the capacity and low-power performance of the Chinese manufacturerís smartphones. Both companies will also work together on data transport and connection solutions. They will eventually explore opportunities for cooperation in the area of Internet of Things.

Xiaomi could make great use of Nokiaís rich patent portfolio if it to expand to western markets. It is currently present in over 30 countries and regions, but most of those are in the SEA region.

Nokia, on the other hand, could learn from Xiaomiís experience in Internet of Things. The Mi Ecosystem currently has 60 million connected devices, with 8 million of them active on a daily basis.

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  • Jerry101923

Nokia, why... That's a huge mistake for you! Usually cooperating is good, but for Xiaomi, even if you can't beat them, don't join them. You must regret.

  • AnonD-579440

This could be the start of Nokia's resurrection to mobile dominance once again. While also helping xiaomi recapture the lost marketshare they have seen in to the other big Chinese manufacturers over the last few yrs. Really does seem like a win win t...

Sigh... Nokia decides to betra... Huh? Um... Network... Infrastructure? Why??? I mean, it's not like Xiaomi makes network equipment... Why care? And why Nokia and IoT...?