ZTE had six patents in mobile during Q1 2024. The patent filed by ZTE Corp in Q1 2024 focuses on techniques and apparatuses for network onboarding and provisioning. It describes a method for wireless communication involving receiving an authentication notification and transmitting a wireless device parameter update message between network nodes. 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 mobile as a theme is 16% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Control plane based security provisioning in a non-public network (Patent ID: US20240080321A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes techniques and apparatuses for onboarding and provisioning networks. The method involves receiving an authentication notification with an identifier for a network node where a key is stored, and then transmitting a wireless device parameter update message to the identified node. The key can be an authentication server function key (KAUSF), and the nodes involved include a provisioning server (PS) node, an access and mobility management function (AMF) node, and an authentication server function (AUSF) node within a non-public network (NPN).

Additionally, the method includes receiving an authentication notification indicating successful authentication of a wireless device, followed by transmitting a provisioning request message to a third network node with the device identifier and provisioning data. The process may involve receiving a provisioning response message with a result code, where the nodes include a provisioning server (PS) node, an access and mobility management function (AMF) node, and a unified data management (UDM) node. The wireless devices involved can be user equipment, smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other wireless user devices. The apparatus described includes a processor configured to perform the method outlined in the patent claims.

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