Via changes LTE royalty structure in latest bid to crack smartphone market 09 Mar 17
Via Licensing has announced a significant change to the royalty rates for its pool relating to long-term evolution (LTE), fourth generation wireless technology. The move is an attempt to attract small and medium-sized players in the smartphone and tablet markets, with the biggest changes for those selling the lowest volume of devices. There is no fee for manufacturers selling up to 100,000 devices, while after that the rate rises to $1 per device up to 1 million sold. The rate then goes up to $1.50 for up to 2.5 million in sales and is then $2.10 for all sales after that. You can see the new and old rates in the table at the end of this story.
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