Accelerates small cell deployment in Saudi Arabia and adds Dallah to more than 345 existing Qualcomm licensees globally
SAN DIEGO and JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – August 26, 2019 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and the Saudi Arabian company, Dallah Trans Arabia Limited Liability Company (“Dallah”, DTA), today announced they have entered into a patent licensing agreement which covers multimode small cells. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Dallah a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell multimode small cells utilizing 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies. The royalties payable by Dallah are consistent with the terms of Qualcomm’s branded multimode licensing framework disclosed in 2017.
Dallah Trans Arabia Limited Liability Company is owned by Dallah Al-Baraka Group, a private multinational corporation based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dallah Group has holdings throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe, with investments including the financial, banking, healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, and operations and maintenance sectors.
With this agreement, joins the growing list of OEMs around the world to have direct access to Qualcomm’s breakthrough technologies. Dallah will have access to Qualcomm’s broad patent portfolio for the development of complete multimode small cells.
Qualcomm is pleased to enter into this strategic agreement with Dallah,” said John Han, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. “With access to our diverse and ever-expanding technology patent portfolio, Dallah will now be able to develop and market compelling 3G/4G/5G small cells powered by Qualcomm’s leading mobile technologies both in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Dallah Trans Arabia is more than excited to enter this strategic agreement with Qualcomm, the world’s leading mobile technology giant and it plans on becoming one of the global digital transformation enablers” said Ammar Kamel, Executive Director of DTA. “Backed by the ambitious Saudi Arabian 2030 vision, and a history of delivering mega projects, DTA will use this Patent license agreement to develop, market and sell 5G/4G/3G multimode Small Cells powered by Qualcomm’s cutting edge technologies in the MENA region and globally.
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About Dallah Al-Baraka
Dallah Al-Baraka is a Saudi Arabian based conglomerate that has been in the heart of developing many business sectors in the Middle East for the last 50 years. Established in 1969, it started in the 70’s in the operation & maintenance sector. Later, it was amongst the first to develop and structure Financial institutes and banks in the region. In addition to that, it was the first to create paid subscription satellite channels, and held the FiFa World Cup broadcasting rights 3 terms in the Middle East. It also invests in the sectors of healthcare, food processing, real estate development, transportation and recently IoT and smart cities solutions. As Dallah Marks it’s 50th anniversary in 2019, nothing can be more appropriate than entering the young and growing market of 5G that is believed to impact everybody everywhere.