ZTE had five patents in edge computing during Q4 2023. The patents filed by ZTE Corp in Q4 2023 focus on packet processing methods for edge devices in virtual private networks, processing message headers in IPv6 messages according to Bit Indexed Explicit Replication (BIER) headers, and UE authentication and authorization with edge data networks. These innovations aim to improve network architecture support, optimize message processing, and enhance security in communication networks. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with edge computing as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Packet processing method, edge device, and computer-readable storage medium (Patent ID: US20230370358A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes a packet processing method for edge devices in a virtual private network. The method involves sending a route advertisement message indicating network architecture support and receiving service packets based on the supported architecture. The disclosure also includes methods for configuring instances, establishing neighbor relationships, and forwarding packets based on the received information.

The claims detail the specific steps involved in the packet processing method, including sending route advertisement messages with flag information, selecting network identifiers, configuring instances, establishing neighbor relationships, and forwarding packets based on the received information. The method also involves storing network identifiers and corresponding routes, selecting identifiers based on path selection strategies, sending path computation requests to controllers, and supporting multi-path computation. The patent further covers the implementation of the method on edge devices and computer-readable storage mediums.

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