After an IPR battle with Ericsson, Airvana Network Solutionts has sold its EV-DO macro-cell radio access network business unit to the Swedish electronics giant. No terms of the sale were disclosed.
Early in 2012, Airvana sued Ericsson, alleging intellectual property rights violations concerning EV-DO network technology. (Airvana Network Solutions Inc. v. Ericsson Inc., 650360-2012, New York State Supreme Court, New York County Manhattan)
Airvana and Ericsson agreed to negotiate a settlement in the software licensing dispute in May after the court issued an injunction against Ericsson’s use of hardware that used software developed by Airvana.