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Huawei licenses key 5G tech to Oppo, Samsung amid U.S. crackdown

Chinese tech giant keen to make the most of its trove of intellectual property

Huawei Technologies controls a rich trove of 5G-related patents and is keen to monetize them through licensing deals. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

PHOENIX, U.S. -- Huawei Technologies has licensed key technologies to smartphone rival Oppo in a win for the Chinese tech champion as it attempts to resist a U.S. crackdown on its tech ambitions.

Huawei also said on Friday for the first time that it has licensed key 5G technologies to Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, and that those deals have been extended.

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