Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson had two patents in social media during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in Q1 2024 focuses on tracking usage information for different components of traffic associated with the same application identifier in a communication network. This allows for differentiated charging based on the specific components of traffic, such as distinguishing between social media services and advertising content within the same application running on a User Equipment (UE). By tracking and reporting network usage at a finer granularity, more precise and targeted charging mechanisms can be implemented. GlobalData’s report on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson had no grants in social media as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Methods and apparatus for differentiated charging in a communication network (Patent ID: US20240106934A1)

The patent filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson describes a method and system for tracking usage information for different components of traffic associated with the same application identifier in a communication network. By tracking and reporting network usage at a granular level for each component, such as service traffic and advertising content, differentiated charging can be implemented. The method involves receiving usage reports, generating charging reports, and enabling differentiated charging based on the components of traffic exchanged during a communication session.

The claims in the patent outline methods performed by different network functions, such as Session Management Function (SMF), User Plane Function (UPF), and Charging Function (CHF), to enable differentiated usage tracking, reporting, and charging for various components of traffic associated with the same application identifier. The system utilizes Packet Flow Control Protocol (PFCP) reports, Packet Data Units (PDUs), and Packet Flow Descriptors (PFDs) to distinguish between components of traffic, such as primary service traffic and supplementary advertising traffic. Additionally, the CHF is responsible for generating Charging Data Records (CDRs) based on the differentiated usage reporting to facilitate differentiated charging for the components of traffic. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing charging mechanisms in communication networks by providing detailed usage information for different components of traffic.

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