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Modern video delivery would not be possible without our inventions


For over 30 years we have invested heavily in multimedia R&D. In addition to our significant contributions to the standardization of market-adopted video and audio codecs, we have developed a wide variety of other technologies that are implemented into over a billion of new devices every year, enabling video delivery direct to viewers through more conventional platforms such as cable and satellite TV as well via video streaming and Over the Top (OTT) applications. 

"This kind of freedom will be the future of media"

"No one wants to see video compression from the 1990s"


invested in R&D since 2000


inventions enabling multimedia products and services since 2000


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Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards won together with our partners

License our patented technologies

Our patented inventions enable high-quality consumer experiences.  Nokia’s R&D has led to advancements in many areas, including innovations fundamental to video and audio industry standards, technology embedded in consumer electronics and mobile devices, and services delivering content to consumers.

Our patent licensing program is widely recognized across multiple industries.

We also license our proprietary OZO Audio and OZO Playback software to device manufacturers to enhance the multimedia capabilities of their smartphones and cameras.

Our licensing team can help you to find the right licenses for your products and services. To find out more, please contact us.

Industry-leading multimedia innovation

We have created almost 5,000 inventions that enable multimedia products and services since 2000 – and continue to play a leading role in multimedia research and standardization. Our expertise in multimedia and video research is built on continuous investment to advance the industry; Nokia has invested around €150 billion in R&D since 2000, including over €4 billion in 2023 alone.

Nokia has been instrumental in the development of market-adopted video codecs, including the Advanced Video Coding Standard (AVC/H.264), the High Efficiency Video Coding Standard (HEVC/H.265) and the Versatile Video Coding Standard (VCC/H.266).

We have a leading portfolio of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and a broad scope of non-SEPs that cover every main area of the H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC standards.

Through our contributions to open standards, Nokia has defined many of the fundamental technologies used in video compression today. Without these technologies, streaming high-definition video over fixed and cellular networks would not be possible. 

In addition to video compression, Nokia has a number of fundamental implementation patents that enable key technologies in streaming/over the top (OTT) video platforms, Pay TV including cable, satellite and IPTV services, gaming, social media, AR/VR, and a number of cloud-based service offerings.

Multimedia research and standardization leadership

The latest multimedia technology innovation from Nokia

Our portfolio of innovations continues to grow thanks to our ongoing investment in multimedia R&D and our internationally acclaimed team of experts. The work of our inventors in video research and standardization has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including five Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards.