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 Methods and  enabling further l1 enhancements in lte heterogeneous networks patent thumbnailMethods and enabling further l1 enhancements in lte heterogeneous networks
A network element in a first cell in a wireless telecommunication network is provided. The network element comprises a processor configured such that the network element provides uplink and downlink grants in the first cell, wherein the first cell is a low-power cell within the coverage area of a second, high-power cell, and wherein the first cell acts as a secondary cell and the second cell acts as a primary cell in a carrier aggregation mode, and wherein at least one uplink control signal is received by one of only the first cell or both the first cell and the second cell..
Blackberry Limited


 Reference signal interference management in heterogeneous network deployments patent thumbnailReference signal interference management in heterogeneous network deployments
Methods and apparatus for enabling interference coordination in a communication network. A base station includes a plurality of antenna ports.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


 Mitigating interference to embms services in hetnet deployments patent thumbnailMitigating interference to embms services in hetnet deployments
Techniques described herein relate to the dynamic modification of the serving band used by small cells in a heterogeneous network (hetnet) environment. The serving band may be modified to mitigate interference with macrocell embms services.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


 Method for communication in heterogeneous network, macro base station, micro base station, and user equipment patent thumbnailMethod for communication in heterogeneous network, macro base station, micro base station, and user equipment
The present disclosure discloses a macro base station includes: a processing unit, configured to determine location information of user equipment ue within coverage of the macro base station, and allocate a candidate micro base station to the ue according to the location information of the ue; and a sending unit, configured to send identifier information of the candidate micro base station to the ue and send the location information of the ue to the candidate micro base station. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a channel state of a millimeter-wave band channel between a micro base station and ue can be measured..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Heterogeneous network integrating device and method thereof patent thumbnailHeterogeneous network integrating device and method thereof
A heterogeneous network integrating device and method thereof are provided. The device and method are applied in a communication environment overlapped by a mobile network covering range and a wireless network covering range and using the mobile network and wireless network to transmit downlink traffic.
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.


 Method for wireless backhaul frequency band flexible allocation patent thumbnailMethod for wireless backhaul frequency band flexible allocation
The present invention provides a method for wireless backhaul frequency band flexible allocation. It is able to use the uplink band of fdd band as the wireless backhaul uplink and downlink band of small cells.
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.


 Enhanced ue performance in hetnet poor coverage scenarios patent thumbnailEnhanced ue performance in hetnet poor coverage scenarios
This disclosure relates to techniques for enabling a user equipment (ue) to determine which cell to attach to in a heterogeneous network (hetnet). The ue may determine, based on the quality of the downlink (dl) channel and/or on the type of traffic between the ue and a current base station, whether to attach to a small cell base station or an overlay macro base station in the cellular network.
Apple Inc.


 Hardware-accelerated protocol conversion in an automotive gateway controller patent thumbnailHardware-accelerated protocol conversion in an automotive gateway controller
A network gateway in a vehicle connects heterogeneous networks and buses within the vehicle. The gateway implements hardware acceleration to accomplish protocol translation, e.g., between can, lin, flexray, and ethernet buses and networks.
Broadcom Corporation


 Methods and  enhanced scrambling sequences patent thumbnailMethods and enhanced scrambling sequences
Methods and apparatus for identification of macro-cells and subordinate transmission nodes. In one embodiment, the methods and apparatus are configured for use within a long term evolution (lte/lte-a) network, and include a scrambling technique which can facilitate advanced capabilities in which the subordinate nodes possess unique cell identities from the macro-cell.
Apple Inc.


 Enhancement of a cell reselection parameter in heterogeneous networks patent thumbnailEnhancement of a cell reselection parameter in heterogeneous networks
A cell reselection procedure in heterogeneous networks is enhanced based on utilization of per category cell reselection parameters. In one aspect, a serving access point can categorize a set of neighbor access points based on cell-type and/or cell-profile data of a set of neighbor access points.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


Method for operating a gateway

A gateway, operable in a hierarchical heterogeneous network, includes at least two interfaces of which at least one is connectable to a lower network level, and the communication protocols in the network provide a message for offering a service and a message for searching for a service, receipt of a message coming in from a lower network level in the gateway at an interface for offering a service, and/or an item of information identifying the offered service, is noted in the interface receiving this message or in a management unit assigned thereto, and receipt of a message from a lower network level in the gateway at an interface for searching for a service and/or an item of information identifying the sought service is noted in the interface or management unit, and if the messages relate to the same service, a message for the service availability is sent via the interface.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Uplink power control in heterogeneous networks

Methods and apparatus for uplink power control in a communication system with a low power cell neighbouring a macro cell. The low power cell includes a low power node serving a user equipment (ue).
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Method of controlling heterogeneous network and related apparatuses using the same

The disclosure is directed to a method of controlling a heterogeneous network and related apparatuses using the same method. In one of the exemplary embodiments, the disclosure is directed to a method controlling a heterogeneous network applicable to a base station, the method includes not limited to: transmitting a first configuration message comprising a measurement and report rule (mrr) which comprises a first measuring interval, a second measuring interval, a first reporting interval, and a second reporting interval for receiving a measurement report of a channel of an unlicensed spectrum; receiving the measurement report of the channel of the unlicensed spectrum after transmitting the first configuration message; and transmitting a second configuration message to update the mrr..
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Anomaly prediction heterogeneous network architecture

An anomaly prediction method and system for heterogeneous network architecture are provided. A gateway receives a packet and converts the packet to conform to a switching format.
Wistron Corporation

Method and network node device for running push-button configuration sessions within heterogeneous network and heterogeneous network

A heterogeneous home network (with possibly multiple hops between devices) uses a push button configuration mechanism that ensures only one single new network node device is registered for a single push button key press event and overlapping push-button configuration sessions within the heterogeneous network are prevented by an enhanced mechanism for running push button configuration sessions based on a push-button configuration handshake procedure triggered and initiated by a virtual or physical push-button-event on a new device, which wants to join the heterogeneous network for a user friendly security bootstrapping, in which multiple network node devices in the heterogeneous network belonging already to the heterogeneous network are involved in registering the new device. The push-button configuration handshake procedure is initiated to get a permission information to join the network or to proceed with the push-button configuration or to get a rejection information not to join the network..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Co-channel interference mitigation in wireless radio access network

Techniques described herein relate to reducing co-channel interference between macrocells and small cells in a heterogeneous network environment. Macrocells and small cells may dynamically select from among multiple interfaces (e.g., an x2 or s1 interface) to communicate feicic control communications.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Apparatus and methods for improved packet flow mobility

Methods and apparatus for improved packet data flow mobility and packet data distribution and collection across heterogeneous networks. In one embodiment, a source device with one or more wireless interfaces receives data to be transmitted to a target device.
Apple Inc.

Method for transmitting and receiving control information of a mobile communication system

The method for transmitting control information in a mobile communication system includes: determining a control channel resource for transmitting control information by means of the data channel region; and transmitting the control information using the determined control channel resource. A capacity for control information, which increases for multiple user multiple-input multiple-out (mimos) in a heterogeneous network environment, for heterogeneous network interference control using carrier aggregation, for frequent use of a multicast-broadcast single frequency network (mbsfn) subframe, and for a comp transmission control, may be satisfied.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Apparatuses and methods for transmitting or receiving a broadcast content via one or more networks

The present invention relates to an apparatus for supporting hybrid broadcasting in a digital broadcasting system. The present invention provides an apparatus for receiving a broadcast content via one or more networks.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Heterogeneous network system, network apparatus, and rendezvous path selection method thereof

A heterogeneous network system, network apparatus, and rendezvous path selection method thereof are provided. The heterogeneous network system includes several partner network apparatuses and a network apparatus.
Institute For Information Industry

Apparatus and interference control in heterogeneous network-multi cell mobile communication system

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5g) or 5g communication system to be provided for supporting rates beyond 4th-generation (4g) communication system such as a long term evolution (lte). An operating method of a transmitting apparatus in a mobile communication system is provided.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

Scheduling for heterogeneous networks

A method is disclosed of a first network node of a cellular communication network comprising at least the first and a second network node. The first network node is adapted to transmit a first, desired, signal over a first frequency region using a first radio access technology, and the second network node is adapted to transmit a second, interfering, signal over a second frequency region using a second radio access technology.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Beam detection, beam tracking and random access in mm-wave small cells in heterogeneous network

A system and method for beam detection and beam tracking are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes detecting, by the ue, reference signals sent in beams by one or more small cell nodes, each reference signal being allocated to a beam, measuring, by the ue, beam qualities of the beams, reporting, by the ue, best quality beams to a macro cell node, receiving, by the ue, an assignment from the macro cell node, wherein the assignment is for sending an access signal to the designated small cell node and sending, by the ue, the access signal to the designated small cell node..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Integrated data plane for heterogeneous network services

Network services can be dynamically configured on an integrated data path by establishing control paths between data plane entities located on the integrated data path and service entities associated with the network services. In this way, routing for the integrated data path is performed with fewer restrictions than traditional data planes, which are largely limited by the relative locations of pre-configured network nodes in the service network.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Open shortest path first routing for hybrid networks

In some examples, a method includes determining, with a software-defined networking (sdn) controller, a network topology for an sdn portion of a heterogeneous network. Sdn portion 111 can, for example, be formed by hybrid and sdn devices.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Systems and methods for mobility state estimation framework for lte network

Methods, systems, and devices for mobility state estimation in a heterogeneous network are disclosed herein. User equipment (ue) includes circuitry to perform a mobility state estimation (mse) operation to determine an mse state for the ue, and a receiver to receive, from a cell in a heterogeneous third generation partnership project (3gpp) network, mobility state information corresponding to movement of the ue within the heterogeneous 3gpp network.
Intel Ip Corporation

Method and system for mobile network nodes in heterogeneous networks

Methods and systems for providing optimized communications links between at least two network nodes. Configuration data may be generated and exchanged between the two network nodes.
Swisscom Ag

Method and inter-cell load distribution and interference mitigation in wireless communication system

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for an inter-cell load distribution and interference mitigation in a wireless communication system, and the inter-cell load distribution method by a first base station in a heterogeneous network wireless communication system including the first base station and a second base station for solving the above-described problem, comprises the steps of: setting a reserved area for the second base station so as to distribute an inter-cell load; and managing a terminal according to the reserved area.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and applying resources in heterogeneous network system

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for applying wireless resources in order to control inter-cell interference in a heterogeneous network system. The method for applying wireless resources provided by the present invention generates an almost blank subframe (abs) pattern on the basis of the type of data transmitted from at least one of a first base station and a second base station, applies a non-abs or an abs to wireless resources of the first base station according to the generated abs pattern, and performs data communication by using the wireless resources to which the abs has been applied..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method for associating terminals with cells in a heterogeneous network

A method associates terminals with cells in a network including at least one macro-cell and a plurality of small cells. According to this association method, each terminal performs, for each possible association, a power measurement on the radio link and deduces a quality indicator of that link therefrom.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Heterogeneous network system, network apparatus, and rendezvous path selection method thereof

A heterogeneous network system, network apparatus, and rendezvous path selection method thereof are provided. The heterogeneous network system includes partner network apparatuses and a network apparatus.
Institute For Information Industry

Method and system for optimizing communication in a heterogeneous network

Embodiments herein disclose a method and system for optimizing communication in a heterogeneous network. The method includes forming, by a non-constrained device, an association between the non-constrained device and a constrained device, wherein the association is formed by the non-constrained device in response to receiving an association request broadcasted by the constrained device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Controller for managing base station in heterogeneous network environment and managing the controller, and base station managing system

Disclosed is a controller managing a base station in a heterogeneous network environment constituted by a macro base station and a small cell base station group, including: a traffic managing unit managing traffic of the small cell base station group; and an operation controlling unit controlling an operation of at least one peripheral base station included in the small cell base station group based on the traffic of the small cell base station group, wherein the small cell base station group includes a center base station and the at least one peripheral base station and the small cell base station group is disposed in a macro cell configured by the macro base station.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Security device controller

In some embodiments, a security device controller (sdc) is provided. In some embodiments, a security device controller includes receiving a configuration policy in a vendor neutral language; and automatically configuring a plurality of security devices on a heterogeneous network based on the configuration policy.
Infoblox Inc.

Coding approach for a robust and flexible communication protocol

A coding approach for a robust and flexible network communication protocol is described. By using coding, it is possible to eliminate the need to track packet identities, and hence, it is possible to reduce coordination overhead associated with many conventional protocols.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Method and transmitting ip packet using segment routing

There are provided a method and an apparatus for transmitting an ip packet using segment routing. A path controller for transmitting an ip packet in a mobile communication system including heterogeneous networks includes a data transmission path establishing module configured to, if a request message for establishing a data path is received from any one of a plurality of mobile nodes, determine transport nodes that the ip packets is traverse between mobile nodes, and transmit segment values corresponding to the determined transport nodes to the mobile nodes sending the request message for establishing the data path, wherein the plurality of mobile nodes are connected to transport nodes and there may be a lot of data paths between them..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Facilitating load balancing in wireless heterogeneous networks

Load balancing is facilitated utilizing geographical location and mobility speed. An example method includes receiving, by a first cell device including a processor and associated with a first cell, from a device of devices, information indicative of whether the device has detected cell type information from a second cell device associated with a second cell, wherein at least a portion of the second cell is located within a first boundary of the first cell.
At & T Mobility Ii Llc

System and improved lawful interception of seamless data session continuity across heterogeneous networks

A method and system for providing lawful interception continuity across heterogeneous communication networks for an ongoing data session is disclosed, the method comprises: receiving one or more first data packets associated with an ongoing data session from a source communication network; detecting a handover of the ongoing data session from the source communication network to a destination communication network; receiving one or more second data packets associated with the ongoing data session from the destination communication network in response to detecting the handover of the ongoing session; maintaining continuity and sequence of the first data packets and the second data packets associated with the ongoing data session; and delivering the first data packets and the second data packets associated with the ongoing data session as the lawful interception data to a law enforcement agency.. .
Wipro Limited

Network-assisted mobility management using multiple radio access technologies

Technology for a cellular base station (bs) in a multiple radio access technology (multi-rat) heterogeneous network (hetnet) to communicate with a virtual access network (van) client is described. A desired van server can be determined from a plurality of van servers for a van client to communicate with.
Intel Corporation

Method for performing a cooperative operation between heterogeneous networks and device for same

The present invention relates to a method for performing a cooperative operation between heterogeneous networks and a device for same. A method for a first type base station to perform a cooperative operation between heterogeneous networks in a wireless communication system includes receiving a downlink synchronization channel from at least one second type base station; obtaining an identifier (id) of the second type base station by using the received downlink synchronization channel; and transmitting at least one of a channel number and a bandwidth of a center frequency of the first type base station and the cell id of the second type base station to a server.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method of expanding transmission range and base station apparatus using the same

Disclosed herein is a method of expanding, by a small cell bs, a transmission range in a heterogeneous network. The method includes estimating a number of success devices which successfully access a small cell bs through a contention based on an idle random access opportunity (rao) and comparing the estimated number of expected access device with an actual number of measured success devices and determining a transmission range expansion distance..
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University

A detection and characterization of technical emergence and associated methods

The present invention is a method for constructing a knowledgebase that can provide analysis and trend prediction of emerging technologies. Metadata and full text are gathered from collections of documents, which can include more than 10 million documents, and are used to build a heterogeneous network of elements related to themes such as technical emergence.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Method and coordinating inter-cell interference

Exemplary methods for coordinating inter-cell interference in a heterogeneous network comprising a macro cell and at least one small cell include obtaining, with regard to a terminal device in a small cell, a type of interference from the macro cell to the small cell, and determining a relationship between a number of uplink subframes and a number of downlink subframes in a current subframe configuration used in the macro cell. The methods also include allocating protected subframes for the terminal device according to the obtained type of interference and the determined relationship, and scheduling transmission in relation to the allocated protected subframes in the macro cell..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

Energy-saving heterogeneous network

Embodiments of the present invention provide an energy-saving method and apparatus for a heterogeneous network. The energy-saving method for a heterogeneous network includes: performing traffic detection on a cluster, where the cluster includes at least one first network device configured to provide a capacity enhanced network resource; and migrating a service in the cluster to a second network device if traffic of the cluster does not exceed a first preset threshold, and turning off the first network device in the cluster, where the second network device is configured to provide a coverage-type network resource, and network coverage of the first network device is within network coverage of the second network device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Data distribution method, data distribution device and heterogeneous network

The present invention relates to the field of communication technology, and particularly to a data distribution method, a data distribution device and a heterogeneous network. The data distribution method comprises: obtaining, via a data distribution device, cellular network access information and wireless local area network access identification information of a user terminal; obtaining, via the data distribution device, cellular network status information and wireless local area network status information; and judging, in combination of the obtained information and distribution policy, that downlink service is required to be distributed to a wireless local area network by the data distribution device, and guiding a data package in the downlink service needed to be distributed, to be distributed to the wireless local area network and transmitted to the user terminal.
Chengdu Skspruce Technology, Inc.

Heterogeneous network communication method and relevant equipment

The present disclosure provides a heterogeneous network communication method and relevant equipment. The method includes steps of: enabling a mobile terminal to access a cellular communication system via a micro base station; when data signaling is to be transmitted between the mobile terminal and the micro base station, determining, by the mobile terminal, symbols to be occupied by the to-be-transmitted data signaling from symbols included in a microcell subframe; and transmitting the data signaling between the mobile terminal and the micro base station on the basis of the determined symbols.
China Mobile Communications Corporation

System and toggling transmission parameters in a heterogeneous network

According to certain embodiments, methods and systems for toggling transmission parameters in a heterogeneous network to achieve a target block error rate by a network node may include obtaining a signal-to-noise ratio (sinr) estimate from channel quality information for a downlink between a network node and a wireless device. For each of a first code word and a second code word to be transmitted on the downlink, a block error rate estimate may be obtained based on the sinr estimate.

Method and system for opportunistic probing

A new approach to generating a probing signal by a cell in a heterogeneous network (hetnet) deployment is proposed. A small cell in the hetnet may be switched off by a base station when the small cell is not needed.
Zte (tx) Inc.

Method and adaptive band selection in heterogeneous networks

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to collect a channel information in conjunction with wireless communications; estimate at least one of a line of sight traffic and a non-line of sight traffic on the channel based on channel information; and select, with a processor, a frequency band, wherein the frequency band includes at least a respective frequency or frequency range and a frequency band or plurality of frequency bands and a bandwidth for the respective frequency or frequency range and time allocation for the frequency or frequency range. The selection is based on the estimated line of sight and non-line of sight traffic, wherein the respective frequency band comprises selecting at least one of a first frequency band or a second frequency band with the first and second frequency bands being different from one another..
Nokia Technologies Oy

Ul control channel consideration for heterogeneous networks

A method in a network node comprises providing to a user equipment a dedicated physical control channel (dpcch), the dpcch having an associated first fractional dedicated physical channel (f-dpch) for conveying transmit power control commands to the user equipment for power controlling the dpcch, and providing to the user equipment a secondary dedicated physical control channel (s-dpcch), the s-dpcch comprising an uplink control channel for communicating transmit power control commands, the s-dpcch having an associated second f-dpch for conveying transmit power control commands to the user equipment for power controlling the s-dpcch. The method comprises receiving, from the user equipment, a downlink transmit power control command, the downlink transmit power control command carried on the s-dpcch; and controlling a transmit power of the second f-dpch associated with the s-dpcch based on the downlink transmit power control command carried on the s-dpcch..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

Assisting measurements in small cells with an on/off scheme

Techniques are provided to ensure that a terminal device is able to perform measurements efficiently when an on/off scheme is used by network nodes, particularly in a heterogeneous network environment. An example method, implemented in a network node, comprises obtaining (720) a discovery signal window pattern, the discovery signal window pattern defining one or more discovery signal windows during which each of a plurality of cells is to transmit a corresponding discovery signal, and sending (730) an indication of the discovery signal window pattern to a terminal device..
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Resource aware routing in heterogeneous wireless networks

A method for routing packets in a multi-hop wireless heterogeneous network including nodes with different computational and energy resources includes monitoring a set of parameters of an operation of a node in the network, wherein the operation includes routing packets to the nodes of the network according to a mode of operation (mop) specifying a type of the routing and modifying the mop of the node in response to detecting a change in at least one parameter of the operation. The information about the modified mop is broadcasted to the network and the packets are routed to the nodes according to the modified mop..
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.



Heterogeneous Network topics:
  • Heterogeneous Network
  • Heterogeneous
  • Base Station
  • Network Device
  • Communication System
  • Transmitting And Receiving
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • Terminal Device
  • Mobile Phones
  • Mobile Phone
  • Quality Of Service
  • X2 Interface
  • Random Access
  • Contention
  • Physical Random Access Channel


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