Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, said: “We have seen that the WS-SEP2 document has been published on the CEN-CENELEC website and we will review it.”

“We hope that WS-SEP2 has followed the same approach taken by the European industry leaders in WS-SEP: creating a document that reflects and balances the legitimate needs of all players in the ecosystem with the goal of helping new businesses and sectors better understand the licensing of wireless technology standards such as 4G and 5G.”

“An unbalanced approach would harm the development of these standards and the IoT to the detriment of all, in particular consumers. Publishing principles that reflect only the objectives of a particular interest group would mislead those who may seek to rely on them and would be at odds with the European Commission’s wish to increase the efficiency of licensing for the IoT. “

Commenting on the completion of the WS-SEP public comment period, Francisco Mingorance, said:

“Our recent experience running the public comment period between October and December for WS-SEP has shown that there is real appetite among trade associations, research organisations, standardisation bodies, consultancies, corporates & SMEs to input. We are just now finishing the review of those comments and they have undoubtedly strengthened the practical advice WS-SEP offers to the new businesses that will need a license in 5G and IoT era.”