ZTE had 36 patents in space economy during Q1 2024. ZTE Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 related to wireless communication methods for satellite selection, common timing advance information, cell measurement, and slot-based transmission. These methods involve receiving and applying policies from network nodes, determining timing advance values, configuring extended discontinuous reception cycles, and sending uplink transmissions based on slot offsets. 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 space economy as a theme is 13% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Method for satellite selection (Patent ID: US20240106530A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. discloses a wireless communication method for wireless terminals involving receiving a satellite selection policy from a wireless network node and applying this policy to select satellites. The method allows for the categorization of satellites into groups based on preferences, permissions, or restrictions, as well as satellite types such as geostationary, medium Earth orbit, or low Earth orbit.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a wireless communication method for policy control functions, where a satellite selection policy is transmitted to a wireless terminal. This policy can be based on factors like user subscription information, terminal capabilities, radio access technology, or local policies. The patent also includes the design of a wireless terminal with a communication unit for receiving the satellite selection policy and a processor for implementing the policy in satellite selection.

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