Deutsche Telekom has been granted a patent for a method in a wireless communication network connecting user applications to servers. The technology involves exchanging various EDGE signaling between different network components to ensure secure and efficient data transfer, with trust determined by a Distributed Ledger node based on network information. GlobalData’s report on Deutsche Telekom gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for wireless communication network connecting user application to server

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Deutsche Telekom AG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11889593B2) outlines a method for operating a wireless communication network to connect a user application in a user device to an application server. The method involves various components such as an edge enablement client, gateway enablement server, edge application server, and core network, each exchanging specific signaling (EDGE-1, EDGE-3, EDGE-5, EDGE-7, EDGE-9) to facilitate the exchange of user data. Notably, the core network transfers network information, including user device identifier, application identifier, and network address, to a distributed ledger node for determining trust for the user application, user gateway, edge data network, and core network based on this information.

Furthermore, the patent includes additional features such as the involvement of mobile edge compute platforms and applications in the edge data network and user gateway, support for low-latency applications, computer interface applications, and augmented-reality applications. The core network's functionalities include a wireless network slice with a user plane function for data exchange, a network exposure function for transferring network information to a security control function, which then communicates with the distributed ledger node. The method described in the patent aims to enhance the connectivity and trustworthiness of wireless communication networks by utilizing a distributed ledger node for verifying network entities based on specific identifiers and signaling exchanges, ultimately ensuring secure and efficient data transfer between user applications and servers.

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