ZTE had 22 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. ZTE Corp’s patent involves a method for a platform manager node to receive VNF instance information from a wireless communication node, select a MEP based on this information, and transmit a configuration request to the selected MEP. This technology aims to optimize multi-access edge computing platforms for efficient network function virtualization. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with cloud as a theme is 18% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Method for deployment multi-access edge computing application (Patent ID: US20240040355A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes methods, systems, and devices for managing virtualization network functions (VNFs) in wireless communication networks. The platform manager node receives VNF instance information from wireless communication nodes, selects a multi-access edge computing platform (MEP) based on this information, and transmits configuration requests to the selected MEP. The system allows for efficient management and deployment of VNF instances in wireless networks.

The patent includes claims detailing the wireless communication method, orchestrator node, and platform manager node involved in managing VNF instances. These claims cover aspects such as receiving VNF instance information, selecting MEPs, transmitting configuration requests, and handling location information of VNF instances. The system is designed to work with various components like Multi-access Edge Application Orchestrators (MEAOs), VNF managers (VNFM), and Network Functions Virtualization Orchestrators (NFVOs) to ensure effective deployment and management of VNFs in multi-access edge computing environments.

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