ZTE had eight patents in mobile during Q4 2023. The patent filed by ZTE Corp in Q4 2023 relates to a network handover method and apparatus for maintaining UE context during handover, ensuring resources used by a UE are not released. The method involves sending handover required and control messages between communication nodes and the core network, based on reference information of UE context at the source side. 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 mobile as a theme is 37% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Network handover method and apparatus, device, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20230345316A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes a network handover method and apparatus that involve sending messages between communication nodes to facilitate seamless handovers between different network technologies. The method includes sending handover messages carrying UE context information, receiving control messages for maintaining UE context, and reserving resources to ensure continuity during handovers. The apparatus consists of processors and memory to execute the described method.

The method outlined in the patent involves specific steps for network handovers, such as sending and receiving messages with reference information, acknowledging handover requests, and reserving radio resources. The apparatus described includes processors and memory to implement the method effectively. Overall, the patent focuses on optimizing network handovers by ensuring the maintenance of UE context and resource reservation for a smooth transition between different network technologies.

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