ZTE had 48 patents in internet of things during Q4 2023. ZTE Corp filed patents in Q4 2023 for methods and apparatus related to carrier aggregation, carrier frequency selection, sidelink discontinuous reception configuration, and information interaction in wireless communication networks. These technologies aim to improve efficiency, balance loads on carrier frequencies, and enhance system performance, particularly in NB-IoT systems for transmitting small data. 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 internet of things as a theme is 41% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Method and apparatus for carrier aggregation in sidelink communication (Patent ID: US20230422286A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. discloses a method and apparatus for carrier aggregation in wireless communication nodes. The method involves receiving a downlink signal with specific threshold values from a second node to determine suitable carriers for LTE V2X sidelink communication. The threshold values are separately configured and associated with quality of service requirements, allowing for efficient carrier selection based on channel busy ratio measurements.

The apparatus described in the patent includes a receiver to receive the downlink signal and a processor to determine the appropriate carrier based on the threshold values for LTE V2X sidelink communication. The processor uses the threshold values to assess carrier suitability and quality of service requirements, ensuring optimal data transmission. Additionally, the patent covers methods for transmitting the threshold values to other nodes and computer-readable mediums storing instructions for executing the described methods, emphasizing the practical application of the disclosed technology in wireless communication systems.

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