Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ericsson Licenses France Telecom's Turbo Codes for 3G

France Telecom has granted Ericsson a worldwide license to its Turbo Codes patents for use in Ericsson's 3G products encompassing WCDMA to HSDPA. Turbo Codes are a form of forward error correction (FEC).

Invented by Claude Berrou and Alain Glavieux of Ecole Nationale Surperieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Brittany, France, Turbo Codes have been adopted by the leading 3G standards, 3GPP (UMTS/W-CDMA) and 3GPP2 (CDMA2000), in order to provide previously unavailable error correction performance at commercially viable costs.

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