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Wi-LAN and Cisco join forces to overturn FCC denial of licence-exempt devices

News | 01/08/2001 5:00 am EST

Two familiar foes are banding together in a common battle to get OFDM technology certified by the Federal Communications Commission for use in licence-exempt devices. Wi-LAN Inc and Cisco Systems Inc of San Jose are in the midst of a legal dispute over whether the Calgary-based company has the right to impose licence fees on companies using OFDM technology in devices. At the same time, the two companies are working together to ensure that OFDM-driven devices operating in the 2.4 GHz band can be sold in the U.S. market.

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