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Buffalo and Huawei Reach License Agreement Under Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 Patents

Dec 21, 2021

[Shenzhen, China, December 21, 2021] Huawei today announced that it reached a patent license agreement with Buffalo Inc. (“Buffalo”).

The agreement provides Buffalo coverage for certain Wi-Fi 6 enabled products under Huawei’s portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 standard essential patents (SEPs). Buffalo joins the growing list of global vendors authorized to access and implement Huawei’s Wi-Fi SEPs and technologies.

“We are pleased to reach this license agreement with Buffalo, which is our first overseas Wi-Fi 6 focused license,” said Fan Zhiyong, Global Head of Intellectual Property at Huawei. “We have broader license agreements covering both Wi-Fi 6 and legacy Wi-Fi products, but this agreement marks the emergence of Wi-Fi 6 as the dominant Wi-Fi technology. Huawei is proud to be a key contributor to the all-new Wi-Fi 6 standard, which enables thrilling experiences such as ‘smart home’ and ‘smart factory’ innovations.”

Huawei is open to licensing its patents to industry peers, who in turn enrich lives globally using Huawei’s technologies. Huawei estimates there are over two billion active networking devices licensed under Huawei’s patents.

About Buffalo

Buffalo Inc., based in Nagoya, Japan, is a leading provider of award-winning networking, storage and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With more than four decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.

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About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they're at home, in the office, or on the go. For more information, please visit Huawei online at or follow us on: