NEC had 34 patents in big data during Q1 2024. NEC Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 related to enhancing the versatility of datacenters and virtual networks in a communication system, reducing costs and improving efficiency in mobile communication services, classifying vehicles based on driver behavior, recording communication data via appropriate data compression methods, and determining influence factors on target attribute parameters in a time-series dataset for accurate decision-making in the computer field. GlobalData’s report on NEC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

NEC grant share with big data as a theme is 35% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Datacenter, communication apparatus, communication method, and communication control method in a communication system (Patent ID: US20240107601A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp. describes a communication system that includes a datacenter with a virtual core network implementing mobile communication functions using multiple wireless communication facilities owned by different network operators. The datacenter is operated by a mobile virtual network operator and includes a single gateway connecting the virtual core network to base stations operated by different mobile network operators. This setup allows the datacenter to communicate with and receive data from mobile terminals subscribed to services provided by the mobile virtual network operator, enhancing the versatility of the datacenter and the virtual network within it.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific functionalities and configurations of the datacenter, including the termination of bearers and tunnels between the datacenter and mobile terminals, as well as the connection to base stations via physical or logical channels. The communication method outlined in the patent involves the single gateway in the datacenter facilitating communication between the virtual core network and the base stations, ensuring seamless data transfer from mobile terminals to the mobile virtual network operator's services. Overall, the patent aims to optimize communication processes within a datacenter environment, particularly in the context of mobile networks and virtual core networks, to enhance the overall efficiency and functionality of the system.

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