Buffalo and Huawei Reach License Agreement on Wi-Fi 6


Huawei has reached a patent license agreement with Buffalo Inc.

The agreement provides Buffalo coverage for certain Wi-Fi 6 enabled products under Huawei’s portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 standard essential patents (SEPs). Buffalo joins the growing list of global vendors authorized to access and implement Huawei’s Wi-Fi SEPs and technologies.

“We are pleased to reach this license agreement with Buffalo, which is our first overseas Wi-Fi 6 focused license,” said Fan Zhiyong, Global Head of Intellectual Property at Huawei. “We have broader license agreements covering both Wi-Fi 6 and legacy Wi-Fi products, but this agreement marks the emergence of Wi-Fi 6 as the dominant Wi-Fi technology. Huawei is proud to be a key contributor to the all-new Wi-Fi 6 standard, which enables thrilling experiences such as ‘smart home’ and ‘smart factory’ innovations.”

Huawei is open to licensing its patents to industry peers, who in turn enrich lives globally using Huawei’s technologies. Huawei estimates there are over two billion active networking devices licensed under Huawei’s patents.

Buffalo Inc., based in Nagoya, Japan, is a provider of networking, storage and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators.

With more than four decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.