GE's Licensing business (GE) and Nokia have begun working together to commercialize cutting-edge Nokia technologies and intellectual property in markets beyond telecommunications.
Nokia has joined forces with GE to develop programs using GE's expertise in partnerships, business models, licensing, technology transfers and new business creation in a variety of markets. GE brings a strong track record of monetizing technology and intellectual property (IP) from large commercial organizations to complement
For Nokia, the collaboration will be led by Nokia Technologies, the company's licensing arm, which enables other companies to benefit from Nokia innovation. Many of the inventions originate from Nokia Bell Labs, which has a long history of disruptive innovation across a wide range of technology areas.
The first focus for the collaboration is incubating new business opportunities for Nokia Bell Labs' innovative space division multiplexing (SDM) technology using multi-mode optical fiber. This innovation has the potential to dramatically increase the capacity on a single fiber in communication networks. In addition, the same SDM technology can be used for advanced imaging capabilities, which could offer unique and compelling solutions for the medical market in devices such as endoscopes.