Deutsche Telekom had 97 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Deutsche Telekom AG’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on managing service plans based on user identity rather than device identifiers, identity management for user verification, activating IoT devices with a single tap for billing setup, transferring UE information across wireless network slices, and improving link budget by disabling HARQ retransmission based on SINR threshold. GlobalData’s report on Deutsche Telekom gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Deutsche Telekom grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 58% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Network connectivity based on user identity (Patent ID: US20240106818A1)

The patent filed by Deutsche Telekom AG describes techniques for managing a service plan based on user identity rather than device identifiers. The system includes components for managing identity information, service plan agreements, and device connectivity. The operations involve receiving user information, determining service plans, storing plan values, and generating device credentials for connecting to the network. The system authenticates user identity, compares biometric data or user credentials, and activates an embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) for device connection. The service plan is independent of device identifiers and includes billing rates for multiple devices to connect to the network.

Furthermore, the system determines device credentials based on subscription identifiers, billing rates, and a threshold number of devices included in the service plan. The operations also involve presenting information through a user interface, allowing modifications to the service plan, payment status checks, eSIM activations, and order status updates. The system is designed for use in a fifth-generation telecommunications network and supports various devices like user equipment, IoT devices, vehicles, sensors, and more. The method involves receiving communications, determining service plans, storing plan values, authenticating user identity, and generating device credentials for establishing communication channels within the network.

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