Quebec, QC, Canada / TheNewswire / February 15th, 2017 - NuRAN Wireless Inc. ("NuRAN Wireless" or the "Company") (CSE: NUR) (OTC:NRRWF) is pleased to announce that it has successfully filed an international patent application on Efficient Massive MIMO Processing Technique for 5G. NuRAN filed the international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty ("PCT"). The application has received a very favorable opinion including a statement that all claims of the application are considered to meet the PCT requirements regarding novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability.
The favourable opinion will be provided to the patent Examiners in all countries where Nuran will pursue the patent application. The company believes that based on this important milestone, the prospects of receiving a favourable patent application in strategically targeted countries are excellent.
5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems, abbreviated as 5G, are the proposed next telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advanced standards. Rather than faster peak Internet connection speeds, 5G planning aims at higher capacity than current 4G, allowing higher number of mobile broadband users per area unit, and allowing consumption of higher or unlimited data quantities in gigabyte per month and user. This would make it feasible for a large portion of the population to stream high-definition media many hours per day with their mobile devices when Wi-Fi hotspots are not available. 5G research and development also aims at improved support of Device-to-device communication, aiming at lower cost, lower latency than 4G equipment and lower battery consumption, for better implementation of the Internet of things.
"We are very pleased with this recent development. NuRAN, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nutaq Innovations, is at the forefront of the next wave in wireless. Massive MIMO technology have been identified as the most influential and disruptive technologies for 5G. This successful and important first step further demonstrates our ability to be at the cutting edge of 5G wireless development and is further evidence of the sophistication and quality of our work for our fortune 500 clients as well as our own internally developed and marketed products for connecting the billion" states Martin Bedard, Co-CEO & Co-President of NuRAN Wireless.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an international patent law treaty. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application.
A single filing of a PCT application is made with a Receiving Office (RO) in one language. It then results in a search performed by an International Searching Authority (ISA), accompanied by a written opinion regarding the patentability of the invention, which is the subject of the application. It is optionally followed by a preliminary examination, performed by an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA). Finally, the relevant national or regional authorities administer matters related to the examination of application (if provided by national law) and issuance of patent.
A PCT application does not itself result in the grant of a patent, since there is no such thing as an "international patent", and the grant of patent is a prerogative of each national or regional authority. In other words, a PCT application, which establishes a filing date in all contracting states, must be followed up with the step of entering into national or regional phases to proceed towards grant of one or more patents. The PCT procedure essentially leads to a standard national or regional patent application, which may be granted or rejected according to applicable law, in each jurisdiction in which a patent is desired.
About NuRAN Wireless
NuRAN Wireless, with its wholly owned subsidiary Nutaq Innovation, is a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions. Its innovative GSM, LTE, and White Space radio access network (RAN) and backhaul products dramatically drop the total cost of ownership, thereby creating new opportunities for mobile network operators and internet service providers.
The Company provides a variety of specialist systems for indoor coverage, rural and urban connectivity in emerging markets, connectivity to offshore platforms and ships, and for emergency and crisis communications.
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