High handset royalty rates challenge mobile phone markets

The current high average handset technology royalty rates - particularly for WCDMA - are potentially the most challenging barrier that is preventing these markets from reaching their full potential, according to research firm ABI Research. Royalties continue to form a significant share of handset bills-of-materials and present a challenge to the development of more affordable devices for the world’s mobile consumers, noted the firm.

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