NEC had five patents in edge computing during Q1 2024. NEC Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for systems and methods aimed at reducing costs and storage requirements for mobile base station vehicles, classifying vehicles based on driver behavior data, controlling functions of a base station based on user device signals, and enabling relocation of application contexts between different multi-access edge computing systems. These innovations focus on improving efficiency and continuity of mobile communication services. 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 edge computing as a theme is 20% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Communication management system, operation management system, and integration system (Patent ID: US20240098510A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp. describes a communication management system that aims to reduce costs and storage requirements associated with mobile base station vehicles while ensuring efficient continuation of mobile communication services during local or temporary traffic increases. The system includes a base station operating status storage unit, a data processing unit for selecting a movable object equipped with a base station function, and an operation system to dispatch the selected object to a specific area based on positional and operational information.

The claims detail the specific components and functionalities of the communication management system, such as selecting movable objects based on various criteria like supported technologies, frequency bands, and battery capacity. Additionally, the patent outlines an operation management system that focuses on equipment information, positional data, and operation plans for movable objects providing mobile communication services. The integration system combines the communication and operation management systems to streamline the dispatch process and ensure seamless mobile communication services. Overall, the patent aims to optimize the deployment and operation of mobile base stations for enhanced service continuity and cost-effectiveness.

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