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20110176471DISCARD ACTION FOR MULTI-BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE DATA IN A MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL LAYER - A method of handling by a UE a Dynamic Scheduling information (DSI) Medium Control Access MAC control element containing a Stop MTCH field having a reserved value includes ignoring the Stop MTCH field, treating the Stop MTCH field having the reserved value to mean that the corresponding MTCH is not scheduled, or receiving all Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes corresponding to the DSI MAC control element during a scheduling period associated with the DSI MAC control element until the MTCH is completely received.07-21-2011
20130044669SUPPORTING A SERVER-ARBITRATED GROUP COMMUNICATION SESSION OVER A LOCAL WIRELESS NETWORK VIA A WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK PROXY CLIENT - In an embodiment, a proxy client is positioned within a local wireless network (e.g., a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)) and maintains a connection to an application server in a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) that is separate from the local wireless network. The application server arbitrates group communication sessions between a plurality of user equipments (UEs). An Internet Protocol (IP) unicast connection is established between the proxy client and the application server. The proxy client associates with at least one of the UEs over the local wireless network, and notifies the application server of the association. The application server sends, to the proxy client, traffic associated with a group communication session to the associated UE(s). The proxy client re-transmits the received traffic via IP multicast over the wireless network.02-21-2013
20130044672METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS ROUTER MULTICAST - A system and method are provided to transmit messages in a wireless communication network to a multicast group using a single wireless channel. A base station processor having a plurality of wireless channels is in communication with a plurality of subscriber access units in a wireless communication network. The base station processor allocates the wireless channels to the subscriber access units for transmitting messages between the subscriber access units and the base station processor. The base station processor is also connected to a public access network such as the Internet via an Internet gateway. Multicast messages are received via the Internet gateway to be sent to a plurality of the subscriber access units, denoted as a multicast group, in the wireless communication network. The multicast message is sent concurrently to each of the subscriber access units by allocating a single wireless channel to all subscriber access units in the multicast group. The message is sent over the single wireless channel to all the subscriber access units in the multicast group and received concurrently by the subscriber access units in the multicast group.02-21-2013
20130044671METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SUPPORT WIRELESS MULTICAST TRANSMISSION - A method and system may include a source station to provide wireless multicast transmission to a plurality of destination stations according to a protocol adaptation layer multicast management protocol. The protocol adaptation layer may lie above the MAC layer. The multicast management protocol includes formation, maintenance, and termination procedures. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-21-2013
20130044670METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An MBMS service reception method and an apparatus are provided for facilitating reception of Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) provided in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. The method for receiving MBMS in a radio communication system includes receiving User Service Description (USD) information including time information of the MBMS in a connected mode, determining whether a session of the MBMS has started based on the time information, and receiving, when the MBMS session has started, MBMS data of the MBMS session. The MBMS service reception method and apparatus of the present invention facilitates receiving the MBMS service.02-21-2013
20130044668Efficient Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Continuity Methods - A method is provided for a UE to receive a MBMS. The method includes, when the UE initiates a handover from a first cell that is providing the MBMS, the UE adding a TMGI associated with the MBMS service to a message sent from the UE to an access node in the first cell. The method further comprises the UE receiving information from the access node in the first cell, the information promoting the UE being handed over to a second cell capable of providing the MBMS.02-21-2013
20130039254METHOD FOR BACKHAUL SUBFRAME SETTING BETWEEN A BASE STATION AND A RELAY NODE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR - Disclosed is a method whereby a relay node receives a signal from a base station in a wireless communication system. More specifically, the invention comprises: a step in which a relay node receives, from the base station, a request signal for changing the size of a downlink physical control channel transmitted to a terminal corresponding to the relay node; a step in which a signal in response to the request signal is sent to the base station; a step of setting a downlink available symbol between the base station and the relay node, based on the request signal; and a step in which a relay node specific signal, sent from the base station, is received from the downlink available symbol.02-14-2013
20130039253BASE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a base station including a communication unit for communicating with a user equipment according to a frame format where subframes for uplink and subframes for downlink are structured in a time division manner, and a scheduler for moving a boundary between a subframe for downlink and a subframe for uplink. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with another base station by using a subframe between the boundary before movement by the scheduler and the boundary after the movement.02-14-2013
20130039252PREPROCESSOR FOR FILE UPDATING - A method for updating a computer the includes converting a first computer the to executable byte code and receiving a second computer the that includes a change that distinguishes the second computer file from the first computer file. The method also includes converting the second computer the to executable byte code and comparing at least a portion of the executable byte code of the second computer file with at least a portion of the executable byte code of the first computer file. The method further includes inserting, into the executable byte code the first computer file, a modification that causes at least a portion of the executable byte code of the first computer the to resemble the executable byte code of the second computer file.02-14-2013
20130039249Seamless Mobility Schemes in Named-Data Networking Using Multi-Path Routing and Content Caching - A content-centric-network (CCN)/named-data networking (NDN) system to support seamless mobility for a mobile node (MN) comprising a first point of attachment (PoA) configured to indicate to the MN that attaches to the first PoA one or more neighbor PoAs and to multicast an interest for content from the MN to the neighbor PoAs in a CCN or NDN when the MN starts a handoff procedure, and a second PoA from the one or more neighbor PoAs of the first PoA configured to receive the multicast interest from the first PoA, forward the interest to the CCN or NDN, receive content data from the CCN or NDN, and forward the content data to the MN.02-14-2013
20130039248Signalling about on-going and starting broadcast-service sessions on other frequency carriers - The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method, apparatus, and executable computer program to perform operations including signaling MBMS change related information to, from, or between network devices in the same or different carrier frequencies. The MBMS related information regarding new, on-going, appearing, and/or disappearing multi-cast services offered in different frequency cells. Further, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide for determining that multi-cast services in different carrier frequencies are new, on-going, appearing, and/or disappearing multi-cast services. In addition, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide for operations at network devices to send and receive signaling regarding changes to multi-cast services offered in the same and/or a different carrier frequency. Further, the exemplary embodiments of the invention provide for operations to announce only changes to a set of MBMS services offered in a carrier frequency to network devices in the same or other carrier frequencies. The exemplary embodiments provide operations for signaling between different network devices in the same and/or different carrier frequencies to indicate that a network device is to be informed regarding changes to the multi-cast services provided in a carrier frequency.02-14-2013
20100150049 BEARER CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT METHOD IN THE IP-BASED EVOLVED MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for controlling and managing a bearer in a gateway of an IP-based mobile communication network is provided. A protocol message that must be sent between a mobility management entity and a gateway where a bearer exists is newly defined as context setup and IP allocation request/response messages, request/response messages for setup and release of a tunnel for service initiation and release, user equipment handover completion/completion acknowledgement messages, paging indication/response messages for a packet coming from a network, and multicast-service join/leave indication messages when the user equipment is powered on/off, resulting in high efficiency of signal protocol and efficient bearer management irrespective of separation or integration of physical nodes of the mobility management entity and the serving gateway.06-17-2010
20120201187METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING A DOWNLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL, AND BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT USING SAME - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. In detail, the present invention relates to a technique for transmitting a downlink reference signal in a wireless communication system in which one base station simultaneously transmits signals to a plurality of user equipment, and a control signal containing information on the allocation of a reference signal of specific user equipment and layer information for specifying the transport layer of the specific user equipment is transmitted to the specific user equipment, wherein the information on the allocation of the reference signal contains information for indicating whether or not a reference signal pattern, other than the reference signal pattern in which the reference signal of the specific user equipment is multiplexed, is transmitted in a predetermined resource region.08-09-2012
20120201184SYNCHRONIZATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE, UPPER LAYER NETWORK ELEMENT, AND LOWER LAYER NETWORK ELEMENT THEREOF - A synchronization processing method for multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS), an upper layer network element, and a lower layer network element thereof. The method includes: an upper layer network element sends a synchronization protocol control frame to a lower layer network element, wherein, the synchronization protocol control frame carries the data packet length information of the pre-determined data frame in the synchronization sequence corresponding to the synchronization protocol control frame, and the pre-determined data frame includes at least one of: each data frame, part of a data frame.08-09-2012
20130028165METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE SYSTEM INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - The present description relates to a method for updating E-MBS-related system information in an idle mode state, comprising the following steps: receiving, from a base station, a first system configuration descriptor (SCD) message containing an E-MBS-related parameter; receiving, from the base station, a first message containing an indicator for indicating whether or not to change the E-MBS-related parameter; and, if the indicator indicates that the E-MBS-related parameter is to be changed, shifting from the idle mode state to a connected mode state.01-31-2013
20130028166Mobile Wireless Communication System, Access Gateway, Wireless Base Station, And Mobile Wireless Communication Control Method - The present invention discloses a wireless mobile communication system for transferring MBMS data from an access gateway to plural wireless base stations and transmitting the MBMS data from the plural wireless base stations to a wireless mobile station at the same time. The system includes a transferring part included in the access gateway for copying the MBMS data in a number corresponding to the number of the plural wireless base stations, adding a header indicative of data transmission time to the MBMS data, and transferring the MBMS data to the plural wireless base stations; a transmitting part included in each the plural wireless base stations for extracting the data transmission time from the header of the transferred MBMS data, deleting the header from the MBMS data, and transmitting the MBMS data to the wireless mobile station.01-31-2013
20090046616SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSERTING BREAK-IN SIGNALS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A system and method are provided for transmitting signals while facilitating channel-specific signal insertion to local user terminals. In one mode, a communication device may operate to transmit signals from a remote signal source (via a communication network infrastructure) to one or more local user terminals. In a second, the communication device may insert a locally-obtained break-in signal into one or more downlink communication channels, and/or bands, thereby providing the break-in signal to one or more specific local user terminals. In this manner, communications over a communication channel to a local user terminal may be interrupted by or mixed with an inserted break-in signal to the user terminal. Additionally, the communication device may also operate to establish bidirectional communications between a local operator and one or more user terminals as well as relay communications between two or more local user terminals while bypassing the conventional network infrastructure.02-19-2009
20100103850METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANNEL SELECTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A node in a wireless communication system announces a channel switch operation to facilitate a smooth transition to other channel. The node detects a requirement to discontinue communications at a first channel and sends a message to a plurality of neighboring nodes in response to detecting the requirement. Generally, the message comprises at least a reason for discontinuation of communications at the first channel and a duration for the channel switch operation after which the node is available for communications at the first channel or an alternate channel. Each of the plurality of neighboring nodes can determine based on the message and the neighborhood conditions a requirement to scan alternate channels to initiate communications with other nodes.04-29-2010
20120163266GLOBAL PUSH-TO-COMMUNICATE APPLICATION AND SYSTEM - A global push-to-communicate system supports communication between any two or more devices with one another by a simple push-to-activate operation. Users create and send text, voice and graphic messages to other users on the system anywhere in the world where data transmission via the Internet or other networks is available. The application may be installed on any digital communication device and permits multiple format messages to be reconfigured into a data stream so that the multiple components may be sent in a single message packet. This includes a cell phone, personal digital assistant (pda), computer, television, radio, interactive displays and the like. All messages are digitized and sent over the network. Voice, text, video, still images, graphics, gps data, mapping and other message components, in any combination, may be sent in a single transmission.06-28-2012
20120163279COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A power-consumption-information collecting apparatus (06-28-2012
20120163276METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING MULTICAST RESOURCE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION - A method of allocating a multicast resource to a multicast group for a multicast communication in a base station is provided. The base station persistently allocates the multicast resource to the multicast group, generates a MAP IE including allocation information of the multicast resource, an allocation period indicating a period in which the multicast resource is allocated and a lifetime in which allocation of the multicast resource is maintained, and transmitting the MAP IE to the multicast group.06-28-2012
20120163273METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING MBMS SERVICE, TERMINAL FOR RECEIVING MBMS SERVICE, AND NETWORK FOR TRANSMITTING MBMS SERVICE - Disclosed is a method for receiving MBMS services from a base station supporting multi-carriers, including: receiving first system information including information on all the carriers; receiving second system information including information on multi-carriers supported by the base station; receiving MBMS control information through an MBMS control channel; and receiving the MBMS services through an MBMS transmission channel based on the MBMS control information.06-28-2012
20120163269MOBILE STATUS UPDATE DISPLAY - A method for using a wireless receiver may include receiving subscribed messages for a user identified with a user account of a hub, being messages posted by other users of the hub to which the user has subscribed. The method may include automatically processing the messages to determine content for display on a display device, and displaying the content on the display device. The display device may be configured as two separate screens mounted at separate locations on the user's body. The messages may include user status messages, which are messages posted to the hub by the user, and the user status messages and subscription messages may be displayed on separate ones of the two screens. An apparatus for performing the method may include a processor coupled to a memory holding encoded instructions for performing operations of the method.06-28-2012
20120163268METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE USING SCALABLE VIDEO CODING - A method and system for efficiently transmitting data, to which scalable image coding has been applied over a single frequency network is provided. The system includes a control server which re-packetizes data packets, received from a multimedia server, into a scalable bit stream by separately encoding the data packets into a base layer and one or more enhancement layers, and at least one base station which adaptively multicasts and broadcasts the scalable bit stream, received from the control server, to a plurality of terminals located in the area of a cell. The at least one base station multicasts and broadcasts the base layer across the area of the cell, and adaptively transmits the one or more enhancement layers depending on channel status or terminal performance of the plurality of terminals.06-28-2012
20120170501METHODS FOR TRANPORTING A PLURALITY OF MEDIA STREAMS OVER A SHARED MBMS BEARER IN A 3GPP COMPLIANT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An infrastructure device in a 3GPP compliant system performs a method transporting a plurality of media streams over a shared MBMS bearer. The 3GPP compliant system includes a RAN partitioned into a plurality MBMS services areas, wherein each MBMS service area has at least one already existing shared MBMS bearers for transporting the media streams. The infrastructure device: receives a first request to transmit a first media stream to a first communication group; identifies a shared MBMS bearer in a first 3GPP MBMS service area that is already transporting a second media stream to a second communication group; and determines whether the shared MBMS bearer has sufficient capacity to transport both the first media stream and the second media stream simultaneously. When the shared MBMS bearer has sufficient capacity, the infrastructure device simultaneously sends both the first media stream and the second media stream on the shared MBMS bearer.07-05-2012
20090196213SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A BEARER CHANGE - A system and a device for controlling bearer change are provided. The system includes a bearer change notifying entity and a bearer change control entity. The bearer change notifying entity is adapted to acquire information that a bearer needs to be changed, and send a bearer change notice to the bearer change control entity. The bearer change control entity is adapted to determine and control conversion from a multicast bearer mode to a unicast bearer mode or conversion from the unicast bearer mode to the multicast bearer mode according to the received bearer change notice. Further, a method for controlling bearer change is also provided. The system, the device, and the method are capable of sensing changes in multicast capability and user will and establishing the unicast/multicast bearer mode for data transmission08-06-2009
20100008282SYNCHRONOUS TDM-BASED COMMUNICATION IN DOMINANT INTERFERENCE SCENARIOS - Techniques for supporting communication in a heterogeneous network are described. In an aspect, communication in a dominant interference scenario may be supported by reserving subframes for a weaker base station observing high interference from a strong interfering base station. In another aspect, interference due to a first reference signal from a first station (e.g., a base station) may be mitigated by canceling the interference at a second station (e.g., a UE) or by selecting different resources for sending a second reference signal by the second station (e.g., another base station) to avoid collision with the first reference signal. In yet another aspect, a relay may transmit in an MBSFN mode in subframes that it listens to a macro base station and in a regular mode in subframes that it transmits to UEs. In yet another aspect, a station may transmit more TDM control symbols than a dominant interferer.01-14-2010
20100150048MULTICAST COMMUNICATION METHOD, ACCOMPANIED WITH THE RELAY NODE AND WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM DESIGN - A multicast communication method for relaying a multicast packet from a first member node to a plurality of second member nodes in a wireless network is provided, wherein the first member node and the second member nodes belong to a same group and can communicate with each other via a plurality of non-member nodes. In the multicast communication method, a number and distances of the second member nodes are recorded. The multicast packet is received from the first member node, and a waiting time is determined according to the number and the distances of the second member nodes. Whether the multicast packet is broadcasted by any other relay node is monitored during the waiting time. If the multicast packet is already broadcasted to all the second member nodes by other relay node, the multicast packet is not broadcasted; otherwise, the multicast packet is broadcasted after the waiting time elapses.06-17-2010
20100150047METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST SERVICE IN NEXT-GENERATION NETWORK - Provided are a method and system for providing a multicast service in a next-generation network (NGN), which can improve the quality-of- service (QoS) of broadcast services by separating a routing path calculation function and a resource allocation function during the setting of a multicast broadcast channel and enabling a resource control server to perform centralized resource control. In the method and system for providing a multicast service in an NGN, a multicast router calculates a routing path, and a number of multicast routers on the calculated routing path issue a request for resources for a desired multimedia broadcast channel, and a resource control server allocates resources to the multicast routers on the calculated routing path.06-17-2010
20110188441METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE FOR MULTICAST AND/OR BROADCAST SERVICE DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more particularly, to a method for allocating a resource for multicast and/or broadcast service data in a wireless communication system and apparatus therefore. The present invention includes the steps of dividing a certain frequency band into a plurality of subbands, and allocating at least one subband to the MBS data from a subband having a lowest index among the plurality of subbands, wherein the MBS data is multiplexed with unicast data.08-04-2011
20110188437RECEPTION OF PARALLEL WARNING MESSAGES - Systems, methods and apparatus described herein include features that enable the reception of multiple warning messages. In one embodiment, the access point transmits a list of warning messages. Using the list a UE is able to determine whether all of the currently available warning messages have been received, and in turn, whether to maintain open reception in order to enable reception of the warning messages on the list that have not been fully received. In another embodiment, the access point transmits an indicator of a counter value. Using the indicator of the counter value a UE is able to decipher how many warning messages are being currently transmitted. In another embodiment, an access point transmits an indicator that the number of available warning messages has changed. In turn, a UE is able to determine whether or not to check for a new list or indicator of a counter value.08-04-2011
20090207773MBS SYSTEM, MBS ZONE PARTITIONING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING MBS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - An MBS system, an MBS zone partitioning method, and a method for implementing MBS in a wireless network are disclosed. In the present invention, each MBS zone is managed by an MBS proxy function entity as a signaling plane entity, and the MBS proxy function entity allocates, manages and maintains the resource within the MBS zone. An ASN gateway containing an MBS DPF is adapted to establish, modify, or delete an MBS bear between the MBS DPF and a base station. An MBS agent contained in the base station is adapted to establish the MBS bearer and classifies and distributes MBS packets cooperating with the MBS proxy function entity and the MBS DPF.08-20-2009
20080259839REDUNDANT WIRELESS BASE STATION - In a redundant wireless base station, a redundancy parameter solicitation is sent by a first baseband processing unit via a multicast to a local area network including at least a second baseband processing unit. Advertised redundancy parameters are received via a multicast to the local area network from the second baseband processing unit.10-23-2008
20080259838Method and Device for Inverse Multiplexing of Multicast Transmission - A stream of multicast messages is forwarded through a network to a plurality of subscriber devices (10-23-2008
20130028163Forwarding Internet Protocol Version 6 Link-Local Multicast to Support Roaming of Wireless Mobile Client Devices - Techniques are provided for a foreign controller to receive a handoff message including information for a multicast group that is used to forward network control information originating from an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv01-31-2013
20130028164MULTICAST CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS - In a multicast control method, when an SSID or a BSSID of a specified VAP that will be delivered to an access point AP enables a multicast control function, an AC sends to the AP a CAPWAP multicast control message that includes multicast control enabling information, so that the AP creates a multicast control table according to the CAPWAP multicast control message that includes the multicast control enabling information and performs multicast control according to the multicast control table. With the method, the AC is responsible for delivering a multicast control policy to the AP, and the AP implements multicast replication and WLAN station rights control, which relieves the multicast control and multicast replication pressure on the AC effectively, improves the utilization of the network bandwidth, and overcomes the operator's difficulties in meeting multicast service requirements in the WLAN thoroughly.01-31-2013
20110194481ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD FOR USING IEEE S02.11-LIKE WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM TO EMULATE PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM (PLMRS) RADIO SERVICE - An architecture is described for providing IP push-to-talk (IPP2T) service using a wireless local area network (WLAN) serving a plurality of subscriber terminals (STs), having at least one broadband access network terminal (BANT), the BANT coupled to and interacting with at least one of a plurality of Access Points (APs) via a local area network (LAN), the plurality of APs in communication with the plurality of subscriber terminals; a multicast-enabled network, the multicast-enabled network coupled to and interacting with at least one BANT via a broadband access network; an IP network coupled to, and interacting with, the multicast-enabled network via an edge router; and a WLAN mobile radio service (WLMRS) controller (WLMRSC) coupled to and interacting with the IP network via a multicast-enabled router (MR).08-11-2011
20110194479TRANSMITTING DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND RECEIVING METHOD FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - A transmitting device for a multicast and broadcast service according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an encoder that receives data to generate parity; an ARQ block generator that generates a first automatic repeat request (ARQ) block by dividing the data and generates a second ARQ block by dividing the parity; a PDU generator that generates a first protocol data unit (PDU) including the first ARQ block and a second protocol unit (PDU) including the second ARQ block; and a transmitter that transmits the first PDU and the second PDU to a plurality of terminals.08-11-2011
20110194478METHOD OF PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - A method of performing a random access in a mobile communication system and an apparatus for the same are disclosed. The method of performing a random access includes transmitting a random access preamble to a network node and receiving a random access response from the network node, wherein the random access response is received through a first subframe if the random access preamble is a dedicated preamble, and the random access response is received through a second subframe which is different from the first subframe if the random access preamble is a non-dedicated preamble.08-11-2011
20110194477RESOURCE SPECIFICATION FOR BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICES - Techniques for supporting multimedia broadcast/multicast services (MBMS) are described. In an aspect, resources used for MBMS services may be provided with a multi-tier structure. In the first tier, resources (e.g., subframes) used for a multicast control channel (MCCH) for MBMS services may be signaled in a system information block (SIB). In the second tier, resources (e.g., subframes) for channels carrying data for MBMS services may be signaled via the MCCH. In one design, a base station/cell may determine resources used to send a MCCH. The cell may generate a SIB comprising information indicative of the resources used to send the MCCH. The cell may send the SIB in a broadcast control channel (BCCH). The cell may send the MCCH on the resources indicated by the information sent in the SIB. The cell may send other channels carrying data for MBMS services based on information sent in the MCCH.08-11-2011
20110194476SELECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK FUNCTIONALITY - Disclosed are a method, system and apparatus for use in a network of devices which can facilitate the installation of the network. In a network consisting of multiple devices, it is often necessary to use repeaters to relay communications between two or more devices that are out of range of each other. The various aspects of the present invention provide for one or more of the devices to be selectively switched to operate as a repeater.08-11-2011
20090122738Method of broadcasting packets in ad-hoc network - A method for distributing a packet to a plurality of moving nodes comprising receiving a packet containing at least a message, a sender identifier, a location of a sender, an identifier for a relay node and distance from the sender and the relay node, determining if a node receiving the packet is the relay node and immediately distributing the packet to a plurality of moving nodes if the receiving node is the relay node. If the receiving node is not the relay node, the method further comprises steps of waiting a set period of time, determining if a packet is received from a different sender containing the same message, within the period of time and distributing the packet to a plurality of moving nodes if a packet containing the same message is not received within the period of time. The distributed packet includes an identifier for a successive relay node.05-14-2009
20090122740SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING AVAILABILITY OF AN MBMS USER SERVICE IN MULTIPLE VARIANTS - A system and method for signaling the availability of a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) user service in multiple variants. Various embodiments involve the usage of the additional capacity introduced by MBMS Over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) in order to carry a higher quality or more robust variant of the service in MBMS. The broadcast multicast service center (BM-SC) provides the same MBMS user service in two variants, one for the regular MBMS and the other for MBSFN. The MBSFN variant of the service may be charged differently and would then need to be protected separately. In various embodiments, the user equipment is informed that the same service is present in different variants and therefore can then select one of the available variants for consumption.05-14-2009
20100157872METHODS OF OBTAINING SERVICE INFORMATION TO RECEIVE BROADCASTING SERVICE IN USER EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICE INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT METHODS PERFORMABLE IN SERVICE CENTER AND SERVER - Provided are a method of obtaining service information to receive a broadcasting service in a user equipment (UE), and service information announcement methods performable in a service center in charge of multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) control and a server interoperable with the service center. The method of obtaining MBMS information in a UE includes checking whether or not a previously defined event occurs in order to obtain service information, requesting an external server announcing service information to transmit service information according to whether or not the event occurs, and receiving service information transmitted in response to the service information transmission request and outputting the service information through a user interface (UI).06-24-2010
20100157873APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RELEASING A POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT RADIO BEARER - A mobile terminal can release a point-to-multipoint radio bearer (RB) in an explicit manner or an implicit manner, whereby an explicit RB release mechanism allows the network to explicitly instruct the mobile terminal to release the RB, while an implicit RB release mechanism allows the mobile terminal itself to release the RB without receiving any explicit instructions from the network.06-24-2010
20100118759 METHOD OF OBTAINING A MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE SUPPORTING ABILITY OF A CELL - A method for obtaining the MBMS supporting ability of a cell is disclosed. The method concludes: step 1 in which RNC transmits an audit request message to Node B; step 2, the Node B returns an audit response message containing the MBMS supporting ability information of the cell to the RNC. With the present invention, the RNC can obtain the MBMS supporting ability information of the cell, and obtain the MBMS supporting ability changing information of the cell in real time and correctly.05-13-2010
20100118754System and Method for Multicasting in a Network Environment - An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a content player that receives a request for content from an endpoint and evaluates whether a given portion of the content has already been multicasted. If the portion has been multicasted, then the endpoint is connected to a multicast version of the portion of the content, and if the portion has not been previously multicasted then the portion of content is added to a multicast transmission schedule. In more specific embodiments, the content player requests a piece of content from a content source and segments the piece of content into clips to be delivered to one or more endpoints. In still other embodiments, if the portion has not been previously multicasted then the portion of content is sent over a unicast channel.05-13-2010
20100074159POSITION MANAGING DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, FREQUENCY LAYER CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - In a mobile communication system, it is possible to improve the frequency use efficiency of the entire communication system and effectively execute base station control of used frequency layer for a particular mobile station. The present invention can be applied to a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) mobile communication system having different frequency layer reception capability. A position managing device (aGW) decides an information transmission frequency layer to a frequency position and/or idle mode mobile station device which provides the MBMS in accordance with MBMS desire information as an index of the MBMS transmission frequency layer control. A mobile station device (UE) receives MBMS and an idle mode mobile station device with the frequency layer specified by aGW.03-25-2010
20100074158SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING MULTICAST MESSAGES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - An exemplary node of a network, such as a wireless sensor network, has a communication device and a stack. The communication device is configured to receive a multicast message from a channel of a wireless sensor network. The communication device is further configured to transmit an energy level signal indicative of an amount of energy detected for the channel while the multicast message is being received by the communication device. The stack is configured to determine whether to retransmit the multicast message through the wireless sensor network based on the energy level signal.03-25-2010
20130077554COMMON ANCHOR BASED AGGREGATION - Embodiments contemplate techniques for managing aggregation between using an anchor channel over a first frequency band as the anchor band between an Access Point and a wireless receiver/transmitter unit (WTRU). One or more embodiments may include the WRTU receiving one or more beacons via the anchor channel, where the one or more beacons may provide allocation information for allocating a supplementary channel on a second frequency band as a supplementary band that may be different from the first frequency band. Embodiments also contemplate establishing the supplementary channel over the supplementary band using the allocation information provided in the one or more beacons. Embodiments also contemplate exchanging data over the established supplementary channel on the supplementary band.03-28-2013
20130077553FREQUENCY LAYER CONVERGENCE METHOD FOR MBMS - A method to control cell selection and/or re-selection in a communication system comprising a plurality of cells with which terminal devices may communicate, the method including the steps of: determining that a terminal device is to start a session for a certain service, the service using a reception frequency; based on that determination, changing at least one cell selection and/or re-selection parameter in respect of the terminal device with the effect that a subsequent cell selection and/or re-selection performed by the device would favor cells that use the reception frequency used in the service session over other cells.03-28-2013
20130077551METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE USE OF FREQUENCY BANDS - Methods and systems are disclosed for communicating in a wireless communications system utilizing a plurality of frequency bands for downlink (DL) transmission and a plurality of frequency bands for uplink (UL) transmission. In an embodiment, a mobile device receives a DL signal via a DL frequency band. The DL signal contains DL-UL frequency-band association information. The DL signal is decoded to obtain the DL-UL frequency-band association information which is used to determine a UL frequency band for UL transmission. The mobile device configures its radio-frequency (RF) circuitry to operate in the UL frequency band for UL transmission.03-28-2013
20130077552METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AVOIDING INTERFERENCE IN LOCAL AREA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is a method and apparatus for avoiding an interference in a local area wireless communication system. The method includes (a) transmitting, by an interference device detecting a frequency interference, a channel update request signal to a channel manager, (b) broadcasting, by the channel manager, channel update information including new channel information in response to the channel update request and changing a channel, (c) rebroadcasting, by at least one device having received the broadcasted channel update information, the received channel update information and changing a channel after waiting for a maximum polling delay time of a child sleep device, and (d) transmitting, by the at least one device having changed the channel, a channel change confirmation packet to the channel manager.03-28-2013
20130034042SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT - A system and method for bandwidth sharing in a distributed wireless client application using inverse multiplexing termination. The system includes: a group of collocated client playback devices having wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) connectivity, and a centralized inverse multiplexing (IMUX) server which optimizes shared bandwidth of both the WAN via inverse multiplexing and the LAN using either broadcast or multicast of all virtual multiplexing paths to all other client playback devices of the group of collocated client playback devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-07-2013
20130039255BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, PAGING MESSAGE TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND PAGING MESSAGE RECEIVING METHOD - A method for a base station supporting multicarrier operation to transmit a paging message is provided. The base station determines a first time point for multicast broadcast service (MBS)-related information and transmits the MBS-related information through a first carrier at the first time point. Also, the base station determines a second time point for transmitting a paging message to a mobile station, determines a second carrier for transmitting the paging message to the mobile station, and transmits the paging message through the second carrier at the second time point. Here, the second time point is different from the first time point.02-14-2013
20130039250Method to Indicate MBMS Reception Status to Enable Service Continuity - Network-assisted solutions are provided to maintain MBMS service continuity. In one novel aspect, a base station broadcasts MBMS service continuity (SC) indication to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) via a system information block (SIB). The MBMS SC indication comprises MBMS service area IDs (SAIs) supported by the current cell as well as neighbor frequencies. If a UE is in RRC_IDLE state, then the UE makes cell reselection decision based on the MBMS SC indication to maintain MBMS service continuity. If the UE is in RRC_CONNECTED state, then the UE reports MBMS reception status to the base station based on the MBMS SC indication via a dedicated RRC message. As a result, the base station can makes certain decisions including handover for the UE to maintain MBMS service continuity.02-14-2013
20130039251PROVIDING BROADCAST-UNICAST COMMUNICATION HANDOVER - A method of delivering data to a wireless communication unit in a communication system that comprises a broadcast network and a unicast network comprises at a network element, encoding a data packet stream at a first rate for delivery over the broadcast network; encoding the same data packet stream at the first rate for delivery over the unicast network; and concurrently transmitting the encoded data packet stream over the unicast network and broadcasting the encoded data packet stream over the broadcast network.02-14-2013
20130077555TRIPLE-PLAY PROTOCOL -- A MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL LAYER PROTOCOL FOR TRANSMISSIONS IN NETWORK-CODED THREE NODE BIDIRECTIONAL COOPERATION - A method and apparatus are described including transmitting a request-to-send signal, determining if a clear-to-send signal and a reverse direction transmission request signal have been received, transmitting first data, a first block acknowledgement request signal and a reverse direction grant signal responsive to the first determination, determining if a first block acknowledgement signal, second data and a second block acknowledgement request signal have been received, transmitting a second block acknowledgement signal responsive to the second determination, determining if a third block acknowledgement signal has been received and transmitting a fourth block acknowledgement signal responsive to the third determination. Further described are a method and apparatus including listening to channels, estimating channel conditions responsive to the listening, determining if a signal has been received, determining if channel conditions are adequate to act as a relay node multicasting a relay node clear to send signal responsive to the first and second determinations and multicasting a block acknowledgement signal and data responsive to the first and second determinations.03-28-2013
20130034041Relay Link HARQ Operation - A method for preventing a first network node from missing a transmission from an second network node. The method includes, when a ten millisecond periodicity is used for Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes, setting a time between an uplink grant from the second network node to the first network node and an acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement message (ACK/NACK) from the second network node to the first network node equal to ten milliseconds. The method further includes, when a forty millisecond periodicity is used for MBSFN subframes, the second network node sending the first network node an asynchronous grant for an uplink retransmission when a data packet is missed, and when the first network node receives the grant for the uplink retransmission, the first network node retransmitting the missed data packet.02-07-2013
20130034037METHOD FOR REDUCED RESOURCE USAGE IN SYSTEM SYNCHRONIZATION, DATA DELIVERY AND ASYNCHRONOUS REAL-TIME ACCESS MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE LOW COMPLEXITY TERMINALS - A radio communication method and a corresponding system are described. Time frequency resources are divided into a grid of resources. For communicating with a plurality of non-synchronized terminals the timing offset of each terminal is measured and a joint message is asynchronously transmitted to a subset of terminals, wherein the subset comprises at least two terminals.02-07-2013
20100046410MCBCS System Initialization and Establishment Over Wireless Broadband Network - Systems, apparatuses, and techniques for wireless communications can include receiving an access profile associated with a wireless device from a connectivity service network which is operable to determine whether the wireless device has privilege to a data feed provided by a multicast-broadcast service controller; operating a proxy, which is in communication with the multicast-broadcast service controller, based on the access profile to obtain service parameter information associated with the data feed and to use a first multicast-broadcast service data path between the proxy and the multicast-broadcast service controller to receive the data feed; and operating a base station to deliver the data feed to the wireless device in accordance with the service parameter information, the base station operable to use a second, different multicast-broadcast service data path between the proxy and the base station to receive the data feed.02-25-2010
20100046412REFERENCE SIGNAL STRUCTURES FOR MORE THAN FOUR ANTENNAS - A transmitter, for use with a cellular communication network, includes a reference signal generation unit configured to provide a reference signal corresponding to a reference signal structure for more than four transmit antennas. The transmitter also includes a system information signal generation unit configured to provide a system information signal corresponding to the reference signal structure for the more than four transmit antennas. The transmitter additionally includes a transmit unit configured to transmit the reference signal and the system information signal.02-25-2010
20100046411METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST DATA, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST DATA - A method and apparatus for receiving or transmitting broadcast data are provided. The broadcast data receiving method includes: acquiring first signaling information indicating an ensemble in which service composition information of a broadcasting service is transmitted, acquiring the service composition information based on the first signaling information, and providing the broadcasting service based on the service composition information and the first signaling information.02-25-2010
20100046409Signalling Control for a Point-To-Multipoint Content Transmission Network - The invention relates to a technique for controlling a signalling for a point-to-multipoint (PTM) content transmission in a PTM-enabled network environment. A method embodiment of the invention comprises the steps of transmitting signalling information related to a PTM content transmission along a downstream signalling distribution tree (MSG) to a plurality of network access nodes; and receiving, in response to the signalling information, an aggregated feedback report from a feedback aggregation server separate from the downstream signalling distribution tree, wherein the aggregated feedback report is indicative of feedback reports from the plurality of network access nodes related to the signalling information.02-25-2010
20130034039CONTROL DEVICE, RELAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A control device according to the present invention comprises a receiving unit which receives, in the network, a multi-address message transmitted from each of the terminal devices, a determining unit which determines whether or not the received multi-address message is to be translated into a unicast message to be transmitted to a specified terminal device, based on information contained in the multi-address message, the specified terminal device being included in the terminal devices, a translating unit which translates the multi-address message into the unicast message when the determining unit determines that the multi-address message is to be translated, and a transmitting unit which transmits the unicast message to the specified terminal device.02-07-2013
20130034040METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, CORRESPONDING NETWORK AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A multiple-user multiple input-multiple output wireless communication system uses a set of multiple subcarriers arranged in plural subsets or resource blocks. Precoding of signals transmitted from a base station to user terminals involves acquiring channel state information on the connection channel between the base station and user terminals in the plurality. Channel quality indicators are detected with user terminals for respective subsets of resource blocks to produce user/resource block pairs having associated channel quality indicators. The user/resource block pairs are subjected to selection as a function of the channel quality indicators associated therewith so that precoding is performed by acquiring channel state information exclusively for the user/resource block pairs surviving the selection as a function of the channel quality indicators and, possibly, other selection steps as a function of other parameters, such as, speed, maximum bit rate, and direction of arrival or angular spread in a multiple-stage selection process.02-07-2013
20130034038METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A COOPERATIVE TERMINAL - According to the disclosure of the present description, a method in which a base station determines a cooperative terminal is provided. The method comprises: a step of receiving status information from one or more terminals from among terminals that can cooperate with the base station in cooperative transmission; a step of determining, on the basis of the status information and upon receipt of a cooperative communication request from one terminal from among the cooperative terminals, a terminal which will cooperate with a terminal that has requested a cooperation; and a step of notifying the cooperative terminal of the terminal that has requested a cooperation.02-07-2013
20090116419METHOD AND SYSTEM OF THRESHOLD SELECTION FOR RELIABLE RELAY STATIONS GROUPING FOR DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION - A relaying selection and cooperative communications method provides a threshold selection criterion for forming a reliable group of relay stations (RSs) based on one or more design criteria. Possible design criteria include an outage probability constraint and a throughput constraint. The threshold value is selected according to, for example, transmission paths (e.g., line-of-sight, obstructed-light-of-sight, non-light-of-sight) or channel conditions (e.g., signal-to-noise-ratio) between the base station (BS) and the RSs (i.e., BS-RSs link) and between the RSs and the mobile station (MS) (i.e., RSs-MS link), respectively.05-07-2009
20090175212FEEDBACK CONTROL FOR MULTICAST OR BROADCAST SERVICES - The invention relates to a method for controlling feedback of mobile terminals receiving via an air interface of a mobile communication system a multicast or broadcast service transmitted or forwarded by a feedback control entity and to a mobile terminal, the feedback control entity using this method. Further, a system comprising a feedback control entity and a mobile terminal receiving a multicast or broadcast service is provided. To enable configurable and adaptive feedback for multicast or broadcast services provided via an air interface maintaining the end-to-end session concept the invention suggests selecting a subset of the mobile terminals of the mobile communication system and which receive the multicast or broadcast service for providing feedback to a feedback control entity. In one embodiment of the invention the terminals may decide whether to provide feedback based on a probabilistic experiment performed based on parameters determined and provided by the feedback control entity.07-09-2009
20090274086IMPROVED ACQUISITION OF SYSTEM INFORMATION OF ANOTHER CELL - Method for informing a mobile terminal (MN), which is located in a first cell, on system information of a second cell. In particular, pointers to the system information are transmitted from the base station of the first cell to the mobile node, while the mobile node is located in the first cell. The MN processes said pointer, comprising e.g. information on the transmission format and timing of system information in the second cell. Using an acquisition gap assigned by the network, the MN changes the frequency to the second frequency so as to acquire the system information based on the previously received scheduling information. Thus, the acquisition time for important system information may be reduced, as no Master Information Block on the second frequency has to be processed first, in order to acquire the system information.11-05-2009
20100103851SYSTEM FOR ENABLING COMMUNICATION OVER A WIRELESS INTERMITTENTLY CONNECTED NETWORK - Disclosed are methods, apparatus' and systems for enabling communication over wireless intermittently connected networks. A system includes at least one dispatch center for managing various communications of the intermittently connected network, a plurality of geographically separated nodes and a plurality of mobile terminals. The at least one mobile terminal is configured to provide a communication network to the plurality of geographically separated nodes for the transfer of information among the plurality of geographically separated nodes. The information is at least in part based upon the various communications managed and communicated to at least one mobile terminal by the at least one dispatch center, and comprises one or more of authentication parameters, security credentials, provisioning parameters, routing information, connection setup messages, services, messages, and diagnostics. Authentication between entities is completed, and in turn, provisioning is completed and capabilities and services are established prior to messaging commencing.04-29-2010
20100097972Detection and Efficient Use of Broadcast-Only Modes of Cellular Communication System Operation - Operation of a network node in a mobile communication system that serves a User Equipment (UE) includes ascertaining whether the network node is operating in a broadcast-only mode. If so, then broadcast channel information is transmitted on a physical multicast/broadcast channel. Otherwise, the broadcast channel information is transmitted on a physical broadcast channel. To inform the UE of where to find the broadcast channel information, the network node transmits an indicator to the UE, wherein the indicator indicates whether the broadcast channel information is conveyed via the physical broadcast channel or the physical multicast/broadcast channel. The indicator can be included within signals that are also used to enable a UE's cell search procedure.04-22-2010
20100110958METHOD FOR CONTENT SYNCHRONIZATION WHEN BROADCASTING DATA IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - The present invention relates to an arrangement and method for content synchronization when broadcasting data from an infrastructure node in a communication network. The arrangement comprises a receiver receiving data sequences and a transmitter for transmitting data sequences. Each data sequence has a data size and comprises a sequence number (SN). The arrangement further comprises a processing arrangement configured to add byte numbered sequence numbers to said data sequences passed between layers in a protocol stack for transmission to a transceiver station.05-06-2010
20100110960MBMS DATA TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING IN PACKET BASED ON MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is a data transmission/reception method for simultaneously transmitting MBMS data from multiple cells through a HARQ method by allocating a shared feedback channel to user equipments of each cell and, when there is an error in the transmitted MBMS data, reporting feedback on a cell basis. The method for transmitting identical MBMS data from multiple cells to user equipments includes: a) transmitting control information including information on a service group identifier for the MBMS data and on a cell-specific shared feedback channel shared by user equipments of a cell to the user equipments through a control channel; b) transmitting MBMS data to the user equipments; c) when an acknowledgement is received through the shared feedback channel from at least one user equipment, transmitting radio resource information of retransmission data to the user equipments through a downlink control channel; and d) transmitting the retransmission data to the user equipments.05-06-2010
20100110962ACCESS POINT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - The present invention implements an intermittent reception method with which a portable station that does not receive a multicast service does not enter the Awake state unnecessarily. A packet buffer portion buffers a received packet in such a memory as RAM and recording device, and judges whether the buffered packet is a multicast packet. When the packet buffer unit judges that the packet buffered by the packet buffer unit is a multicast packet, a DTIM beacon generation unit generates a DTIM beacon in which multicast notification data indicating that the multicast packet is buffered is set. A packet transmission unit transmits the DTIM beacon generated by the DTIM beacon generation unit to wireless communication stations or the like.05-06-2010
20100110963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST/ BROADCAST SERVICE ZONE BOUNDARY DETECTION - A wireless communication method for providing zone boundary detection performed by a controller managing communications within a multicast/broadcast service (MBS) zone. The method includes assigning to a boundary paging group a first base station communicating within the MBS zone and near a boundary of the MBS zone. The method further includes transmitting, through a second base station which covers a mobile station, to the mobile station information indicating that the boundary paging group corresponds to locations near the boundary of the MBS zone.05-06-2010
20090080355RESPONDING TO AN INTRACTIVE MULTICAST MESSAGE WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Wireless communication systems and methods of scheduling access terminal responses to an interactive multicast message are provided. A radio access network (RAN) generates an access control message (ACM), the ACM indicating feedback instructions for a plurality of access terminals (ATs) belonging to a given multicast group. The feedback instructions of the ACM designate a temporary manner in which the plurality of access terminals are to respond to an interactive multicast message. The target ATs receive the interactive multicast message as well as the ACM. The target ATs, or multicast group members, respond to the interactive multicast message based on the feedback instructions for the plurality of access terminals indicated by the ACM.03-26-2009
20090154388Link adaptation of a broadcast system - A method and apparatus of link adaptation of a broadcast system is disclosed. The method includes a base station adaptively determining a signal quality threshold. The base station broadcasts a signal, wherein the signal includes the signal quality threshold. A plurality of subscribers receives the signal, and measure a signal quality. Each of a subset of the plurality of subscribers transmits back to the base station an indicator of whether the received signal has a measured signal quality that is either above or below the signal quality threshold. A percentage of subscribers that receive the signal having a received signal quality above the signal quality threshold is estimated. A transmission modulation format and coding is selected based on the estimated percentage.06-18-2009
20090154387DISTRIBUTING DIGITAL VIDEO CONTENT TO MOBILE TERMINALS USING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A system for broadcasting digital information includes a digital video front end processor configured to process a digital video signal for broadcast by a digital video transmitter. The digital signal includes a plurality of sequential datagrams and the digital video front end processor may be configured to generate a digital transmission stream in response to the digital video signal and to modulate the digital transmission stream. The system further includes a first transmitter configured to receive the modulated digital transmission stream from the front end and to broadcast the modulated digital transmission stream over a first communication interface, and a second transmitter configured to receive the plurality of datagrams and to transmit selected ones of the plurality of datagrams to a receiving terminal over a second communication interface different from the first communication interface in response to a request from the receiving terminal.06-18-2009
20090141664Device and method for synchronizing radio access logic entities of a wireless communication network - A device is dedicated to synchronizing radio access logic entities each having a local clock and forming part of a wireless communication network capable of broadcasting and/or multicasting content-defining data packets between a broadcast and/or multicast source and mobile communication terminals, via logic entities. This device includes a calculation unit tasked with i) estimating, for each logic entity of a synchronization area of the network, the time, with respect to a reference clock when said entity received a selected packet from the broadcast and/or multicast source, then ii) determining, for each logic entity, a value that represents the time difference between its reception time and the latest reception time among those of the logic entities, and iii) ordering each logic entity to wait for a period of time equal to the value which was determined for it before retransmitting each packet received from the broadcast and/or multicast source to the terminals located within its synchronization area.06-04-2009
20100039979BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND MOBILE STATION - Controlling broadcast and multicast service communication including transmitting request signaling information for requesting broadcast and multicast service from a mobile station to a base station using preamble codes of specified random access channel (RACH) signals, and discriminating the preamble codes of the specified RACH signals from among preamble codes of RACH signals which have been received. Further including transmitting reception completion responses to the mobile station which transmitted the preamble codes from the base station after discriminating the preamble codes, including transmitting a request for starting broadcast and multicast service to a multimedia-broadcast-and-multicast-service transmission apparatus when the base station first receives at least one of the preamble codes of the specified RACH signals for the broadcast and multicast service, and broadcasting and multicasting, in the base station, of multimedia data supplied by the multimedia-broadcast-and-multicast-service transmission apparatus to the mobile station.02-18-2010
20100039978MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS - Systems and methods for enhancing broadcast/multicast services in telecommunication networks are disclosed. A multicast router is provided between a network node, such as an SGSN or GGSN, and a radio access network. A multicast transport address can be provided to send packet data from network devices to the radio network in a multicast fashion. The multicast transport address works with multicast equipment, such as multicast routers, to reduce the burdens of sending data in a broadcast or multicast fashion to mobile nodes.02-18-2010
20100039977RADIOCOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MULTICAST DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD IN THE RADIOCOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Radio resources are utilized efficiently and the communication quality is improved by flexibly adapting to the state of radio waves at a base station varying every moment or the topology of the distribution area of contents in multicast communication. The base station (02-18-2010
20100039976TECHNIQUE FOR ASSIGNING MULTICAST GROUP MEMBERS TO RADIO NETWORK CALLS - Inter-cell handover (or cell reselection) in order to provide load balancing in wireless networks, in particular in hierarchical (overlay) networks, wherein the mobile stations in the cells are associated to different multicast groups. A technique for assigning one or more members of a multicast group to cells of radio network is described. This technique includes determining among multicast group members in a first cell one or more first group members having the highest resource demand in this cell. Next, for each cell of a cell cluster and in relation to a second group member having the highest resource demand in the considered cell, the relative resource consumption increase if the one or more first group members were assigned to said considered cell is determined. This determination is also carried out for the first cell but disregarding the one or more first group members having the highest resource demand. These one or more first members are then assigned to the cell that is associated with a minimum compensated relative resource consumption increase or a minimum compensated relative resource increase. In one embodiment, the cells are hierarchically structured and the assigent of member of the multicast group cells is allowed to be carried out on different hierarchy layers.02-18-2010
20100027454DEDICATED REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN FOR NETWORK MIMO - Aspects describe utilizing a dedicated reference signal for supporting Network MIMO, distributed MIMO, Coordinated MultiPoint, and the like. A data modulation symbol is transmitting in the same direction as a pilot modulation symbol is transmitted. Two or more wireless devices can coordinate communications such that transmission of the same pilot modulation symbol and the same data modulation symbol are transmitted to a device in different directions, each direction associated with a wireless device and intended for a particular mobile device. Cluster-specific scrambling and/or user-group specific scrambling can be employed and a scrambling code can be communicated prior to transmission of the pilot modulation symbols and data modulation symbols.02-04-2010
20100091696METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing at least one user equipment (UE) with a point-to-multipoint multimedia service through two or more common physical channels in a mobile communications system. A radio network transmits a point-to-multipoint multimedia service through a plurality of physical channels using multiple codes. A user equipment (UE) receives multiple channel code information through a control channel from the radio network, configures a plurality of physical channels using the received multiple channel code information and receives the point-to-multipoint multimedia service through the configured physical channels.04-15-2010
20130083720METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE RECEPTION STATUS - The invention proposes a method of transmitting a multimedia broadcast multicast service reception status message, wherein a terminal receives a radio resource control message from a base station; determines whether the radio resource control message satisfies a predetermined condition; and if the radio resource control message satisfies the predetermined condition, then the terminal transmits the multimedia broadcast multicast service reception status message to the base station, wherein the multimedia broadcast multicast service reception status message is used for identifying a multimedia broadcast multicast service being received by the terminal With the technical solution of the invention, the base station can obtain a reception status message, transmitted by the terminal, of at least one multimedia broadcast multicast service at the terminal side to thereby count the number of broadcast or multicast receiving users of the multimedia broadcast multicast service in operation and perform other relevant processes.04-04-2013
20130083719METHOD FOR REPORTING A CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR BY A RELAY NODE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME - The present invention relates to a method for reporting a channel quality indicator for a relay node-dedicated physical downlink shared channel (R-PDSCH) from a base station by a relay node in a wireless communication system. More particularly, the method comprises the following steps: receiving one or more reference signals from the base station; calculating a channel quality indicator for the R-PDSCH on the basis of one or more reference signals; and reporting the channel quality indicator to the base station.04-04-2013
20130083718System and Method for Spatial Multiplexing-Based OFDM Broadcast/Multicast Transmission - A method of OFDM transmission/reception comprising: transmitting broadcast/multicast signals on a first antenna and unicast signals on a second antenna; segregating broadcast/multicast sub-channelization from unicast channels sub-channelization based on FDM(frequency division multiplexing)/TDM (time division multiplexing) sub-channelization.04-04-2013
20130083715MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICE CONTINUITY IN MULTI-CARRIER NETWORKS - Embodiments of the present disclosure describe devices, methods, computer-readable media and systems configurations for management and/or support of multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service in a wireless communications network. An evolved Node B (eNB) may transmit MBMS assistance information to a user equipment (UE). The MBMS assistance information may identify a carrier by which one or more upcoming MBMS services are to be provided and an indicator of a carrier selection mode to be used by the UE. The UE may transmit an MBMS interest indication message including information related to one or more targeted MBMS services which the UE wants to receive.04-04-2013
20130083717DYNAMIC ASSIGNMENT OF CELL BROADCAST MESSAGE IDENTIFIERS - A method and apparatus for broadcast communication from a broadcast entity to terminals of a wireless communication network. A request for broadcast access to the wireless communication network is received, the request comprising an indication of a predetermined feature. In response, a dynamic association is established between the feature and an identifier selected from a pool of currently unused identifiers. Messages are then received from the broadcast entity, the messages associated with the predetermined feature. The messages are then broadcast along with the identifier. Broadcasting may be via Cell Broadcast Service (CBS), with the CBS Message Identifier as said identifier. The terminals are configured to optionally use the identifier for selective message processing. Upon a predetermined expiry condition, the identifier may be returned to the pool for re-use. Information regarding the temporary association may be published to the terminals.04-04-2013
20130083716Method for Enhancing the Reliability of the Continuity of the Communications Operated from a 4G Mobile Terminal Linked to an IP Interconnection Network - A method for guaranteeing with a high level of reliability the continuity of the communications operated from a fourth-generation mobile terminal linked to a level-3 interconnection network, in the terminology defined by the OSI, uses gateways to maintain location information about the mobile terminals. The method applies notably to the mobility of mobile terminals in a context which is highly intolerant to faults, for example for networks used by military forces, public bodies, or civil agents such as the police, fire brigade or civil security. In particular, it may be implemented in networks liable to experience breaks in communication links in the interconnection network.04-04-2013
20100329169Method and Arrangement for Efficient Group Communication - In a method of enabling improved group communication for a plurality of mobile terminals MT participating in a multicast session in a communication system comprising a plurality of cells and at least two base station systems with corresponding cell coverage, reducing S12-30-2010
20100329168Frequency Band Assignment Method for a Wireless Communication System and Device Using the Same - A frequency band assignment method for a wireless communication system is disclosed. The wireless communication system includes a plurality of base stations. The plurality of base stations has overlapped radio ranges and forms a plurality of independent overlapping areas. The method includes steps of modeling the plurality of base stations as a plurality of variable nodes in a factor graph, modeling the plurality of independent overlapping areas as a plurality of constraint nodes in the factor graph, and using the factor graph to perform frequency assignment for the plurality of base stations. Each variable node is defined as a frequency band to be assigned to the modeled base station. Each constraint node is defined as that the frequency bands assigned to the base stations forming the modeled overlapping area cannot be equivalent.12-30-2010
20120182918Method of Handling Latency Impact on CoMP HARQ and Feedback Operation and Related Communication Device - A method of handling a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) operation for a network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The network supports a coordinated multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP) operation. The method comprises determining a modified HARQ operation for the CoMP operation, wherein the modified HARQ operation is a derived HARQ operation or a variation of the HARQ operation; configuring the modified HARQ operation to a mobile device in the wireless communication system when the mobile device participates in the CoMP operation; and performing a transmission or a reception of a HARQ process according to the modified HARQ operation.07-19-2012
20120182923SUBFRAME PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE - A subframe processing method and device are disclosed. The subframe processing method includes: if data packets that are not received by an evolved NodeB (eNB) include at least two consecutive Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) data packets to be scheduled in a Dynamic Schedule Period (DSP) by the eNB, setting a subframe of the eNB that is used to transmit07-19-2012
20120182922METHOD FOR PERFORMING SYNCHRONISATION FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICES IN A WIRELESS ACCESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK, CORRESPONDING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVER AND BASE STATION - The present invention relates to a method for performing data synchronization in a wireless access communication network. The method includes data to be synchronized coming from an access network gateway and being sent to at least two base stations, and the data being further sent from the base stations to user terminals over an air interface in downlink frames. The method also includes sending a signaling message to the at least two base stations with the signaling message having a set of parameters defining unambiguously the position and size of the data in the downlink frame and the structure of the data.07-19-2012
20120182921WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - To perform MBMS transmission capable of effective utilization of resources without increasing load in a mobile station apparatus. In a wireless communication system including a base station apparatus and mobile station apparatuses to provide an MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service), the base station apparatus transmits a message for aggregating the number of mobile station apparatuses requesting an MBMS to a mobile station apparatus being served, and, among the mobile station apparatuses, the mobile station apparatus requesting an MBMS adds intra-cell location information of its own to a response message to the message and transmits the response message added with the intra-cell location information to the base station apparatus.07-19-2012
20120182920METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PHONE COMMUNICATION USING HOME NETWORK - A method of providing a home network telephony service, in which a first mobile communication terminal having a phone call connection with a second mobile communication terminal provides a phone communication service by using a first electronic device connected to a home network of the first mobile communication terminal is provided. The method includes transmitting a call initiation request message, including an address of the first electronic device, and making a request for a phone call connection using the first electronic device in response to the phone call to the second mobile communication terminal; receiving a response message in response to the call initiation request message from the second mobile communication terminal; and transmitting a call initiation request message including the address of the second electronic device and making a request to the first electronic device to originate a call to the second electronic device.07-19-2012
20120182919Method of Handling Latency Impact on Feedback Operation and Related Communication Device - A method of handling control information for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The mobile device is configured with a coordinated multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP) operation by network of the wireless communication system. The method comprises determining at least one cooperating cell or cooperating point of the network involving in the CoMP operation or involving in downlink (DL) transmissions to the mobile device or uplink (UL) receptions from the mobile device; and feeding back the control information to the at least one cooperating cell or cooperating point on at least one UL channel.07-19-2012
20110002255SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS IN A WIRELESS MOBILE DISPLAY DIGITAL INTERFACE MULTICAST ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for avoiding conflict in a wireless mobile display digital interface (WMDDI) environment including both host and client devices. In one aspect, the presently claimed invention includes a system and/or method that is configured for broadcasting a first multicast MAC address by a first host to at least one first client in a predetermined geographic area and broadcasting the first multicast MAC address by a second host to at least one second client in the predetermined geographic area. The system and/or method can be further configured for determining a priority between the first host and the second host when the second host receives multicast packets transmitted by the first host and changing to a second multicast MAC address by a least priority host of the first host and the second host.01-06-2011
20130051302APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING BEAM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for selecting a beam in a wireless communication system capable of forming a plurality of antenna beams are provided. The method for transmitting signals includes transmitting a training signal by using a plurality of first beams and a plurality of second beams, and transmitting at least one of user control information and data by using at least one fourth beam among a plurality of third beams.02-28-2013
20130051301Method, Apparatus and System for Transmitting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Notification Message - The present invention discloses a method, apparatus and system for transmitting a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service notification message, relates to the wireless communication field, and solves the problem that there is not a MBMS notification message transmission mechanism. The technical scheme of the present invention is: receiving a Radio Resource Control signaling, reading subframe configuration information of the MBMS notification message included in said Radio Resource Control signaling; and using a subframe selection rule corresponding to said subframe configuration information to receive said MBMS notification message. The technical scheme provided by the present invention is suitable for the MBMS service.02-28-2013
20130089020LOCAL SELECTION OF RETRANSMITTING DEVICE IN COOPERATIVE CLUSTER TO ENHANCE CELLULAR MULTICAST - A method for local selection of a retransmitting user equipment within a cluster comprises: selecting first retransmission indication information according to a first pre-defined criterion, in response to receipt of non-acknowledgement information from at least one non-acknowledgement user equipment at which a data packet from a network node is decoded incorrectly; performing a local selection of a retransmitting user equipment within a cluster based at least in part on the first retransmission indication least one non-acknowledgement user equipment, and at least one acknowledgement user equipment at which the data packet is decoded correctly; and determining whether or not to retransmit the data packet to the at least one non-acknowledgement user equipment, based at least in part on the local selection of the retransmitting user equipment.04-11-2013
20130089019APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICASTING VIDEO IN REAL-TIME - Disclosed are an apparatus for multicasting a video in real-time photographed by a portable terminal. An apparatus for multicasting a video in real-time, includes: a target selector selecting receiving terminals which will receive the video; and a video multi-caster provided in a portable terminal and multi-casting the video to selected receiving terminals through a multicasting server such that the video is real-time multicasted for every selected receiving terminal. A user may multicast a currently photographed video in a manner of simultaneously real-time streaming the video to a plurality of users.04-11-2013
20090323574SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EFFICIENT CONTROL TRANSMISSION FOR SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK-BASED BROADCASTING OR MULTICASTING - A system and method for providing efficient control transmission for single frequency network-based broadcasting and/or multicasting. Various parameters that are needed to decode local single frequency network transmissions are signaled in a channel that is separate from the overlay single frequency network control channel. In various embodiments, this channel is transmitted at the level of a local single frequency network or at an individual cell level. This allows this channel to provide, at any given geographical location, the parameters that are used in the transmission of the particular local single frequency networks in that location.12-31-2009
20130089017COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus comprising a wireless modem for use at a terminal, the modem being adapted to connect to the terminal via a first connection, and to connect via a second, wireless connection to a gateway between a wireless cellular network and a further, packet-based network. The modem is operable to connect to the gateway via the second connection using a point-to-point link protocol that does not require a physical address for the gateway, and is operable to connect to the host terminal via the first connection using a point-to-multipoint link protocol that supports point-to-multipoint connection and does require a physical address for the gateway. The modem is configured to intercept a message being conveyed between the gateway and the terminal, to generate a substitute address that identifies an interface of the modem, and in response to intercepting the message to communicate the substitute address to the terminal.04-11-2013
20130089018MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED MOBILITY MANAGEMENT NETWORK - The present invention relates to a mobility management system and method for distributed mobility management network providing initial connection and handoff processes of mobile nodes to support IP multicast, and a method of selecting agents and networks to receive multicast data by anchor agents in the distributed mobility management network, comprising: a mobile node receiving network access services by conducting wireless communications in the distributed mobility management network through the wireless transmitter-receiver as a device consists of a wireless transmitter-receiver, an antenna and a control unit; a mobility management anchor agent supporting the mobility of the above mobile node, and taking the role of anchor each time the mobile node moves; a mobility management information server receiving information on agent or network transmitting multicast channel and data currently received from the above mobility management anchor agent, and then registering and updating the information.04-11-2013
20090303914UPE RELOCATION FOR ROUTE OPTIMIZATION DURING HANDOVER BETWEEN NEIGHBOURING NETWORK AREAS - The invention relates to a method for managing the mobility of a mobile terminal, while receiving a service via an access node of a mobile communication network. The mobile communication network has overlapping pool areas, while the access node is assigned to at least two pool areas simultaneously. After the UE changes to the access node of the overlapping area, it is proposed that the mobility management entity serving the UE arbitrarily selects a prospect user plane entity for transporting service data into the next pool areas, and requests from the service provider information about UPEs handling this service. After the actual attachment to an access node within the new pool area, the handover is finalized by changing the UPE from the old one to the selected UPE in the new pool area. Thereby, the data path from the service provider to the UE is constantly being optimized.12-10-2009
20090303913TRANSMISSION OF MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system for transmitting data in a wireless communications system using multiple transmit antennas. The method comprises the stesp of receiving a plurality of data sequences, each assigned with a priority level; encoding each of said plurality of data sequences in accordance with the assigned priority level to form a plurality of coded data sequences, the coded data sequences comprising systematic data and parity data; interleaving said plurality of coded data sequences to form a plurality of interleaved data sequences; multiplexing said plurality of interleaved data sequences to form a plurality of multiplexed data sequences; and mapping said plurality of multiplexed data sequences to form a plurality of mapped data sequences for subsequent transmission of said mapped data sequences from said multiple transmit antennas.12-10-2009
20090303912DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS OF USER DEVICE(S) TO MBMS SERVICES PROVIDED BY A MOBILE NETWORK - A device (D) is dedicated to controlling the access of user equipments (12-10-2009
20090303911BROADCAST-CONTENT TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, BROADCAST-CONTENT RECEIVING APPARATUS, BROADCAST-CONTENT TRANSMITTING METHOD, BROADCAST-CONTENT RECEIVING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The content receiving unit (12-10-2009
20090303909POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT DATA COMMUNICATION - A sending user unit (12-10-2009
20090103465SYNCHRONIZED MULTI-BS MBS FOR IMPROVED IDLE MODE POWER SAVINGS IN HIGHER-ORDER FREQUENCY REUSE NETWORKS - A method for providing a multicast and broadcast service (MBS) in a wireless network, the method comprising: establishing an MBS MAC connection between a mobile station (MS) and a first base station (BS) in an MBS zone; sending a first MBS_MAP message in a first frame, wherein the first MBS_MAP message includes information for locating a second MBS_MAP message in a second frame, but does not specify the location of the second MBS MAP message within the second frame; and sending the second MBS_MAP message in the second frame.04-23-2009
20120218933METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION ERROR IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for performing timing synchronization error compensation by a base station in a communication system, in which if there is a need for timing synchronization error compensation of a user equipment, the base station generates a message related to the timing synchronization error compensation, and broadcasts the generated message to the user equipment. In this manner, the base station can notify the user equipment of the need for timing synchronization error compensation in the communication system.08-30-2012
20120218932METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING MBMS - A method, a device and a system for synchronizing a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) are provided. The method includes: receiving a synchronous control frame from a Broadcast Multicast Service Center (BM-SC) by a network side device, carrying a load condition of a data frame in a synchronous sequence within the synchronous control frame; determining the composing information of the Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) according to the load condition of the data frame in a synchronous sequence by the network side device; determining the need of stopping transmitting the missed data frame according to the composing information of the RLC PDU by the network side device while the data frame missing. The method makes the base station falling synchronization in the Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) region recover synchronization in the case of appearing losing synchronous data frames continuously; and does not influence transmitting of the subsequent MBMS service, therefore promotes the feeling of the user receiving the MBMS service in the MBSFN region effectively.08-30-2012
20120218931System and Method for Centralized Station Management - A wireless network is adapted with a wireless network switch in communication with a plurality of access points, which are in communication with one or more stations. Specifically, a network device may receive a multicast or broadcast message. Furthermore, the network device will transmit the multicast or broadcast message if at least one station is associated with the network device, and will discontinue transmitting the multicast or broadcast message if no station is associated with the network device.08-30-2012
20120218930COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided is a game apparatus which stores, in an outbox for individual-transmission data, individual-transmission data the destinations of which are individually specified, and stores, in an outbox for universal-transmission data, universal-transmission data the destinations of which are all terminals. A plurality of pieces of data is stored in the outbox for individual-transmission data, and information regarding the destination thereof and the information regarding the source thereof are added to each piece of data. When the outbox for individual-transmission data is full, all data stored in the outbox is retrieved, and one frame which includes the plurality of pieces of data is generated and transmitted.08-30-2012
20090040957Prepositioning Data For Wireless Applications - Provided are methods, systems and devices for pre-positioning data objects on a group or sub-group of mobile communication device which comprises receiving a datagram containing a data object and a multicast address via a multicast by a network node within a mobile communications network and satisfying at least one of a set of logic rules concerning the delivery of the datagram to the group of mobile communication devices by the network node based at least on the multicast address. A determination is made by the network node if a last hop node within the mobile communications network has an active MCD within broadcast range. If the last hop node has an active MCD within broadcast range, then multicasting the datagram to the last hop node for physical broadcast.02-12-2009
20090092071METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING SUBSCRIBER STATION IDENTIFICATIONS AND CONNECTIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method and apparatus for encoding an identification of a subscriber station and its connections in a data frame for transmission in a wireless communication network comprising at least one base station and at least one subscriber station is disclosed. The method comprises specifying a subscriber station identification in the data frame to identify the one or more subscriber stations for which contents of the data frame are destined and specifying a connection identification in the data frame to identify one or more connections of the one or more identified subscriber stations to which the contents of the data frame belong. The subscriber station identification and the connection identification can be specified in a single stage or in two stages.04-09-2009
20130070659METHOD FOR DETERMINING WIRELESS FRAME BEARING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE NOTIFICATION INFORMATION AND TRANSMITTER THEREOF - The present invention discloses a method for determining a radio frame bearing a multimedia broadcast multicast service notification message, including: a sending end configuring a Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) Modification Period (MCCHMP), a period coefficient (PeriodCoeff) and a notification message offset (NotificationOffset), and when a system frame number (SFN) modulo a ratio of the MCCHMP to the PeriodCoeff is equal to the NotificationOffset, a radio frame corresponding to a value of said SFN is the radio frame of sending the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) notification message. The present invention obtains the radio frame of sending the MBMS notification message by less MCCH information, so that the receiving and analyzing processes of the terminal save power.03-21-2013
20130070660Method and system for sending counting response by user equipment in multimedia broadcast multicast service - The present disclosure discloses a method and system for sending a counting response by a User Equipment (UE) in a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), wherein the method includes: within a specific period or upon occurrence of a triggering event, the UE actively initiates a feedback process; otherwise, a network side sends a feedback request indication to the UE, the UE sends a counting response to the network side according to the indication, and the network side counts UEs according to counting responses from UEs. According to the solution provided by the present disclosure, the UE may send the counting response according to the feedback triggering condition under the condition of multiple MCCHs, and the network side may count the UEs correctly for enabling or disabling the MBSFN transmission.03-21-2013
20110038300METHOD FOR SIGNALLING RESOURCES TO A RADIO STATION AND RADIO STATION THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a method for signaling a plurality of transmission parameters for a plurality of communications between a primary station and a plurality of respective secondary stations in a multi-user MIMO mode, comprising the steps of (a) signaling the value of at least one first transmission parameter in a multicast message to at least two secondary stations, the value of the first transmission parameter being common to the respective communications corresponding to the at least two secondary stations, and (b) signaling the value of at least one second transmission parameter in a plurality of unicast messages to each secondary stations of the plurality of secondary stations.02-17-2011
20110013550METHOD OF HANDLING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE DATA RECEPTION ON MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIERS - A method of handling multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) data reception on multiple component carriers for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The mobile device has a maximum component carrier capability indicating the maximum number of component carriers accessible for the mobile device. The method comprises the steps of receiving a broadcast message or a dedicated message sent by the network, obtaining information about the number of the component carriers configured for the MBMS data reception, from the broadcast message or the dedicated message, and sending a first message to inform the network of a component carrier capability indicating the number of the component carriers on which the mobile device is not configured by the network to receive the MBMS data.01-20-2011
20110013549DEVICE FOR SELECTION OF BEARER CHANNEL TYPE FOR BROADCASTING CONTENTS TO COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - A device (D01-20-2011
20120188934METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOP-BY-HOP RELIABLE MULTICAST IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and apparatus are described including performing hop-by-hop multicasting including network coding of data packets of a portion of content, wherein network coding further includes receiving an encoded data packet of a portion of content from an upstream transmitter, determining if the received encoded data packet is innovative, storing the received encoded data packet responsive to the first determination, determining if a full rank of the encoded data packet of the portion of content has been received, determining if an acknowledgement message for the portion of the content has already been sent to the upstream transmitter responsive to the second determination, sending the acknowledgement message to the upstream transmitter responsive to the third determination and discarding the received encoded data packet responsive to the first determination.07-26-2012
20120188932PRE-CODING METHOD IN COOPERATIVE RELAY SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND RELAY APPARATUS - The embodiments of the present invention disclose a pre-coding method in a cooperative relay system. The pre-coding method in the cooperative relay system includes: obtaining pre-coding matrixes of local optimal sub-channels to single links of respective relay stations; and obtaining a pre-coding matrix of a synthesized optimal sub-channel according to the pre-coding matrix of each local optimal sub-channel. The embodiments of the present invention also disclose a communication apparatus and a relay apparatus. The present invention is applicable to pre-coding between a transmitter and a relay station in a cooperative relay system.07-26-2012
20090290524METHOD FOR RETRANSMITTING MULTICAST FRAMES AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED MULTICAST FRAMES IN WIRELESS NETWORK - A method for retransmitting a multicast frame in a wireless network and a method for de11-26-2009
20090268655Method and system for controlling the provision of media content to mobile stations - A media service controller controls how one or more base stations transmit media content from one or more media servers to mobile stations. The media service controller may control whether a mobile station receives media content via a unicast or a multicast connection, e.g., based on a predefined schedule and/or on whether other mobile stations served by the same base station are receiving the same media content. The media service controller may provide a content discovery service through which a first media server may determine whether other media servers are providing the same media content. The media service controller may facilitate changing a source of media content received by a mobile station, e.g., by changing the source from a first media server to a second media server when the mobile station moves from an area associated with the first media server to an area associated with the second media server.10-29-2009
20090067360METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING MULTICAST CONNECTION IDENTIFIER USED FOR IP MULTICAST PACKET TRANSMISSION OVER PORTABLE INTERNET NETWORK AND TRANSMITTING PACKET USING THE MULTICAST CONNECTION IDENTIFIER - Provided is a method and apparatus for allocating a multicast connection identifier (MCID) for Internet protocol (IP) packet transmission over a portable Internet network and transmitting packets using the MCID. More specifically, there is provided a method of defining and allocating an MCID for transmitting an IP version 6 (IPv6) multicast packet over an IEEE 802.16/Wireless Broadband (WiBro) network and a process for transmitting an IP multicast packet of a base station (BS) using the MCID. The method of allocating is related to a method of automatically generating a connection identifier (CID) having 16 bits for packet transmission over the IEEE 802.16/WiBro network in order to transmit the IPv6 multicast packet. In this method, a scope value of the IPv6 multicast packet is added to the MCID. Therefore, multicast packets having an effective IPv6 scope such as a multicast packet in a link-local category, a multicast packet in a site-local category, and a multicast packet in a global category can be transmitted over the IEEE 802.16/WiBro network according to the scope of the multicast packet. Accordingly, when a new IPv6 scope is defined, the method can be naturally applied.03-12-2009
20090059834MULTIPLE RECEIVER AGGREGATION - A technique for multiple receiver aggregation that allows for multiple immediate responses of acknowledgements or block acknowledgements. The technique uses a spoofed network allocation vector (NAV) implemented within an aggregate's PLCP header to protect the aggregate and all of the immediate responses from multiple receivers. The immediate responses are scheduled, the information indicating the scheduled offset time and granted transmission duration for response of each receiver being included in the physical sublayer data unit (PSDU) headers within the aggregate.03-05-2009
20120224523METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES VIA A DEDICATED DOWNLINK CARRIER - A method for receiving multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) data and unicast data is disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) having a receiver switchable between reception on a MBMS carrier and a unicast carrier is provided. At least (K+υ) MBMS encoded packets per superframe are received via the MBMS carrier, where K is the number of packets to be recovered in a superframe and value υ is a positive integer. The received at least (K+υ) MBMS encoded packets per superframe are decoded to recover the K MBMS data packets.09-06-2012
20130064166System and Method for Direct Multi-User Transmission - A method for transmitting to a plurality of responder stations includes transmitting a first direct link setup request message to a first responder station via an access point, the first direct link setup request message including a first group identifier, the first group identifier being received from a communications controller and being associated with the first responder station, and transmitting a second direct link setup request message to a second responder station via the access point, the second setup request message including a second group identifier, the second group identifier being received from the communications controller and being associated with the second responder station. The method also includes transmitting data to the first responder station and the second responder station in a single transmission.03-14-2013
20130064167CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, NETWORK CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING FEEDBACK FROM SUBSCRIBER COMMUNICATION UNITS - A method for obtaining feedback from one or more wireless subscriber communication unit(s) related to a broadcast service in a wireless communication system comprising at least one communication cell. The method comprises transmitting a request message by a network controller to one or more wireless subscriber communication unit(s); receiving and processing the request message by a wireless subscriber communication unit; transmitting a layer-1 response signal by the wireless subscriber communication unit in response to the request message; and detecting by the network controller the layer-1 response signal in a particular communication cell, and in response thereto, performs one of the following: 03-14-2013
20130064164METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTICAST SERVICE - A method of managing a multicast service is provided to a mobile station. The mobile station receives from a base station a message including information on a multicast indication cycle including a multicast available interval and a multicast unavailable interval. The mobile station receives a multicast indicator in the multicast available interval of the multicast indication cycle, and receives a multicast traffic at a transmission time indicated by the multicast indicator.03-14-2013
20130064163METHOD FOR MINIMIZING COLLISIONS OF MESSAGES RESPONSIVE TO MULTI- OR BROADCAST MESSAGES IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A radio communication system comprises an access station that is adapted and configured to transmit a rateless encoded multicast message to a plurality of radio terminals. Each of the radio terminals transmits a reply message to the access station upon successful reception of the multicast message, wherein the transmit resources are selected from a predefined set of agreed transmit resources, where the selection is influenced by certain characteristics of the reception of the multicast message.03-14-2013
20130064165SUPPORT OF MULTIPLE TIMING ADVANCE GROUPS FOR USER EQUIPMENT IN CARRIER AGGREGATION IN LTE - Methods, systems, and devices are described to support multiple timing advance groups for multi-carrier user equipment. Some embodiments provide for utilizing timing advance group synchronization information across multiple timing advance groups. Some embodiments provide support for performing random access procedures in relation to timing advance groups that may not include a primary component carrier. Some embodiments utilize timing advance group indexes to enable cross-carrier random access procedure management. Other embodiments support parallel random access procedures across multiple timing advance groups. Some embodiments provide for a reference downlink component carrier for timing within a timing advance group.03-14-2013
20130064162Capability Extensions for Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services - A base station of a mobile communication network supports continuity of a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, for a terminal. The base station receives, from the terminal, an information element informing the base station of a combination of bands, which the terminal supports for carrier aggregation. The terminal supports MBMS reception on any carrier configurable as a serving cell for the terminal according to the information element. The base station derives, from the received information element, MBMS reception capabilities of the terminal. The base station determines a number of carriers, which are configurable by the base station as serving cell of the terminal, such that the terminal is enabled to receive at least one MBMS.03-14-2013
20130064161Group Addressing for Multicast Transmissions for Power Savings at Physical Layer - Techniques are provided to enable group addressing for multicast transmissions in a frame that is configured to support multi-user transmissions. The frame comprises a header field that is configured to indicate to recipient devices associated with a multi-user transmission interval during which time, frequency and spatial channel resources are allocated to allow for the transmission of a data frame or simultaneous transmission of corresponding ones of a plurality of data frames to respective recipient devices. In the header field, group identification information is wirelessly transmitted that indicates a group of recipient devices which are to receive a transmission during the multi-user transmission interval. Data is wirelessly transmitted for a multicast transmission during the multi-user transmission interval that follows the header field, where the multicast transmission is intended for a group of recipient devices that are members of a multicast group corresponding to group identification information contained in the header field.03-14-2013
20130064159Systems and Methods for Optimizing the Distribution of Point-to-Point and Broadcast Messages in a Layered Mesh Network - Various aspects of the present invention relate to optimizing the distribution of point-to-point and broadcast messages in a layered mesh network of nodes. In one aspect, a node in the mesh network identifies a point-to-point frequency for sending a point-to-point message to a preferred node, which facilitates communication with a collector node. The node also identifies a broadcast frequency of the preferred node that is distinct from the point-to-point frequency. According to one configuration, the broadcast frequency is offset a predetermined number of frequency channels from the point-to-point frequency. In addition to listening on the broadcast frequency, the node further identifies and listens on a receive frequency for point-to-point messages from other nodes.03-14-2013
20130064160METHODS FOR MANAGING AT LEAST ONE BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE BEARER - A central resource manager is communicatively coupled to a broadcast/multicast service (BMS) capable system. The BMS capable system has a radio access network that includes at least one BMS service area and a total number of BMS bearers for transporting media streams. Each BMS service area has associated therewith a portion of the total number of BMS bearers. The central resource manager allocates, to a first local call controller of a plurality of local call controllers, a first portion of the total number of BMS bearers to be managed locally by the first local call controller, and identifies the first portion of the total number of BMS bearer to the first local call controller. The central resource manager also manages a second portion of the total number of BMS bearers for a subsequent allocation to at least one local call controller of the plurality of local call controllers.03-14-2013
20120195247METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HANDLING UNSUCCESSFUL RECEPTION IN BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - The present disclosure discloses a method for handling unsuccessful reception in broadcast/multicast service. The method comprises: the user terminal which fails to receive broadcasted/multicasted service contents obtains the service contents actively or passively after a mobile data broadcast/multicast platform broadcasts/multicasts the service contents. The present disclosure also discloses a system for handling unsuccessful reception in broadcast/multicast service, in which an obtaining unit is configured to obtain the service contents actively or passively by the user terminal which fails to receive the broadcasted/multicasted service contents after the mobile data broadcast/multicast platform broadcasts/multicasts the service contents. By the method and system provided in the present disclosure, handling of the unsuccessful reception of broadcasted/multicasted service contents can be triggered and realized by the user terminal.08-02-2012
20090238107METHOD FOR BEARER CONTROL AND DELETION, DATA DISTRIBUTION, AND MODIFICATION - A method for bearer control, bearer deletion, data distribution, and multicast broadcast service MBS modification are described, which enables MBS data to be received successfully and MBS sessions to be managed effectively. According to the invention involved in a communication field, service distribution information for one MBS service is maintained within MBS upstream and downstream nodes, and the MBS service distribution information is composed of a list of downstream nodes corresponding to the respective nodes. A corresponding service bearer and data distribution relation of the MBS are established and maintained based on the service distribution information, and service data of the MBS is distributed based on the service bearer and the data distribution relation. The MBS distribution information is pre-configured and/or dynamically maintained, the establishment of the service bearer is pre-configured and/or dynamically maintained, and the data distribution relation is pre-configured, distributed by default, and/or dynamically maintained.09-24-2009
20090238106SIGNALING AND MANAGEMENT OF BROADCAST-MULTICAST WAVEFORM EMBEDDED IN A UNICAST WAVEFORM - Embodiments describe overlaying a broadcast multicast channel on top of a unicast network. Messages can be generated by protocols in a broadcast/multicast (BCMC) stack and tunneled through an IRTP of a serving access node. These messages can be transmitted on a BCMC channel and/or a unicast channel. Other messages can be generated by protocols in a unicast stack and tunneled to a B-IRTP of a BCMC Access node and transmitted on a BCMC channel to an access terminal.09-24-2009
20090232043DATA RELAYING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND DATA RELAYING METHOD - A data relaying apparatus for relaying data bidirectionally transmitted between a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus includes a first symbol string generator configured to generate, in accordance with a first modulation method, a first symbol string from first data transmitted from the second communication apparatus; a second symbol string generator configured to generate, in accordance with a second modulation method, a second symbol string from second data transmitted from the first communication apparatus; and a combining unit configured to combine a first symbol of the first symbol string and a second symbol of the second symbol string by calculating an exclusive OR on the first symbol and the second symbol to generate a third symbol string to be multicasted to the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus.09-17-2009
20090232042Wireless network including post groupcast time - In one aspect thereof the invention provides a method that includes transmitting from a first (beaconing) mesh point at least one multicast or broadcast frame; and transitioning the first mesh point to a lower power mode of operation state after expiration of a specified post groupcast time from a last multicast or broadcast frame that was transmitted by the beaconing mesh point after expiration of an awake window, or when the awake window expires, whichever occurs later. In another aspect thereof the invention provides a method that includes operating a peer mesh point in an awake state; and maintaining the peer mesh point in the awake state for no more than a specified post groupcast time after a last target beacon transmission time, or a last received beacon frame, or a receipt of multicast or broadcast frame having an indication that another multicast or broadcast frame will be transmitted. A computer-readable medium storing program instructions to implement the methods is also disclosed, as are corresponding apparatus.09-17-2009
20090232041Method And System For Advertising Bluetooth Multicast Feature - Aspects of a method and system for advertising a Bluetooth multicast feature are provided. A master device may provide a multicast service to active slave devices during a Bluetooth piconet connection. A Bluetooth multicast packet addressed to a specific slave device may be transmitted over a point-to-point connection. The multicast packet may be decoded and acknowledged by each of the slave devices on the piconet. The master device may re-transmit the multicast packet addressed to the specific slave device over the same point-to-point connection when an acknowledgment or response indicating a reception of the multicast packet from each of active slave devices may not be detected. The point-to-point connection may be associated with a L2CAP channel identified by a determined unique channel identifier (M-CID). The point-to-point connection may be secured by assigning a common authentication key shared among the slaves of the piconet.09-17-2009
20090046618WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An access point transmits data frames to a plurality of wireless terminals by MC or BC communication. When the data frames are transmitted, data to identify the presence of the return of an ACK frame as affirmative acknowledgment with respect to transmitted contents is applied to an MAC header. In a case where a Block ACK frame is requested as affirmative acknowledgment with respect to the transmission of a plurality of frames in the MC or BC communication, the plurality of wireless terminals return the Block ACK frame to the access point and the wireless terminals other than the wireless terminal itself by the MC or BC communication.02-19-2009
20090046615Network system, network apparatus and transfer apparatus - In order to maintain the reliability of telecommunication by means of the multicast wireless communication when IP multicast is used in the IP broadcast service, the network system includes a transfer apparatus for transferring multicast packets and transfer request packets and a network apparatus for receiving transfer request packets and for transferring the multicast packets to be distributed. The transfer apparatus transmits transfer requests together with transfer request packets when it transmits multicast packets to the receiver requiring unicast communication, and the network apparatus receives multicast packets, sets the destination MAC address of the multicast packet as the unicast MAC address of the receiver in response to the conversion request from the transfer apparatus and transfers multicast packets.02-19-2009
20090046620Mobile communication system using a downlink shared channel - A base station comprises a transmitter configured to transmit first data to a mobile station and to transmit second data to a plurality of base stations via a shared channel, wherein the first data includes unicast data and identification information assigned to the mobile station and the second data includes multicast data and identification information of multicast which is identical to identification information of multicast assigned to the plurality of mobile stations.02-19-2009
20090046619INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - An information management method and an information management system are provided. The method mainly includes the following steps. A first message is sent to a foreign agent (FA) of a mobile station (MS) after a paging controller (PC) is redirected. The first message includes information of a new PC after redirection. The FA stores the information of the new PC and sends a response message to the first message to the PC. The following technical effects are achieved by the present invention through the above technical solutions. An anchor PC before redirection or a new anchor PC after redirection reports an ID of the new anchor PC to the FA, so the FA gets to know an address of the new anchor PC when paging and thus implements the paging process successfully.02-19-2009
20090046614METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING A MULTICAST STATE OF A MULTICAST GROUP - A method and system for updating a multicast state of a multicast group at a first mesh access point as provided improves network efficiency. According to one aspect, the method includes processing a multicast member join request for the multicast group received from a first wireless node. A proxy update message for the first wireless node received from a third mesh access point is then processed. The first wireless node connects to a second mesh access point after joining the multicast group via the first mesh access point, and the third mesh access point is a root node of a mesh tree of which the second mesh access point is a node. An Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) query message for the multicast group is then generated. A multicast update (MUPD) packet is then transmitted to an upstream node, whereby a multicast state is updated at the upstream node.02-19-2009
20090046613SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST/BROADCAST RELIABILITY ENHANCEMENT OVER WIRELESS LANs - A system comprises a communication engine for transmitting at least one groupcast packet to wireless stations on a wireless network; an ACK leader selection engine for identifying at least one of the wireless stations as a current ACK leader responsible for generating any ACK in response to the at least one groupcast packet, and for shifting the current ACK leader among a group of the wireless stations; and an ACK management engine for managing any ACK received from the current ACK leader.02-19-2009
20120230242METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING A FRAME IN A MULTI-USER BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to methods for transmitting a frame by grouping a plurality of wireless terminals in a multiuser based wireless communication system. The present invention includes a method for transmitting a frame by including information about multiple receiver terminals in a MAC frame, another method for transmitting a frame by allocating group addresses and then using a corresponding group address for frame transmission, and yet another method for transmitting a frame by using a unique group sequence number that is allocated to each group and group control information that contains bitmap information. The group control information is included in a destination address field of a MAC layer, or in a signal field of a physical layer, or in both the MAC layer and the physical layer.09-13-2012
20090010197METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE AERIALS IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM - A method and system for managing multiple aerials in a wireless system are described. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of obtaining a first unique ID of a first device within a coverage range, associating a first priority level to the first unique ID, and storing the first unique ID in a first queue associated with the first priority level in a first process, and transmitting data to the first device with the first unique ID in a sequence based on at least the first priority level in a second process. The first process and the second process are independently performed.01-08-2009
20090010196Delivery of Multicast and Uni-Cast Services in an Ofdma System - A method of operating a radio telecommunications network including, a plurality of base transceiver stations (BTSs) each transmitting on a respective transmission bandwidth, and one or more mobile terminals (MTs) each having a respective maximum reception bandwidth, defining a common multicast frequency band within the transmission bandwidth of at least a first group of BTSs of the network on which the multicast service is to be transmitted; transmitting a multicast service in the common multicast frequency band from each BTS within the first group of BTSs; and enabling each base station having a bandwidth greater than the width of the common multicast frequency band to transmit a uni-cast service in portion of its transmission bandwidth falling outside the multicast frequency band.01-08-2009
20090010195Efficient Multicast Service Data Provision in a Mobile Communication System - The invention relates to a method for efficiently setting up a bidirectional multicast service in a mobile communication system. The bidirectional service is provided to a user equipment located in a radio cell controlled by a control entity. For the downlink data of the bidirectional service a downlink multicast service framework is utilized. In case the control entity decides for a point-to-point radio link to the UE, the system resources of the downlink framework are configured so as to re-use the configured system resources of the bidirectional service. This includes radio resources in the radio access network and may include tunnels in the core network. The invention further relates to a network entity in the CN or in the RAN for configuring system resources and for forwarding the multicast service data to the UE. The invention also relates to a mobile terminal for receiving the bidirectional multicast service.01-08-2009
20090010194RADIO MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a radio measurement procedure for station statistics measurements in wireless communication network. In the method, the requesting station transmits to a requested station a request message for triggered RSNA station statistics measurements including a group identity field which indicates the requested RSNA statistics group and a triggered reporting field for RSNA counters which is used to specify trigger conditions comprising reporting triggers and RSNA statistics thresholds for the corresponding reporting triggers. And, the requesting station receives from the requested station a RSNA statistics measurements report message including measured RSNA statistics for the reporting triggers specified in the triggered reporting field for the RSNA counters when the measured RSNA statistics exceeds the corresponding RSNA statistics thresholds specified in the triggered reporting field for the RSNA counters.01-08-2009
20090010193SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MULTICASTING MULTIMEDIA STREAMS - A method and system for multicasting a media stream in a telecommunications network. The system includes a broadcast user broadcasting a media stream. The broadcast user determines the destination addresses of each end user desiring to receive the media stream. The media stream is received by an IP router. Within a classification stage of a data-plane residing in the IP router is a replication filter action which replicates the broadcast media stream. The broadcast media stream is replicated with the exception of the destination address. The replicated media stream is sent to each destination address of the end users, thereby providing a multicast media stream to a plurality of end users without requiring a content server of the broadcast user to send multiple media streams.01-08-2009
20120113886Method, Apparatus And System For Configuring Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) Control Information - The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for configuring Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) control information, and the method includes: a network side apparatus broadcasts Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) configuration information to the terminal by Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH), and the MCCH configuration information is received by the terminal; the network side apparatus sends Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) region configuration information to the terminal by the MCCH channel; the MBSFN region configuration information is received by the terminal according to the MCCH configuration information; the network side apparatus sends MBMS service data to the terminal by Multicast Traffic Channel (MTCH); the MBMS service data is received by the terminal according to the MBSFN region configuration information. In the present invention, the network side apparatus broadcasts MCCH configuration information to the terminal by the BCCH channel, and sends MBSFN region configuration information to the terminal by the MCCH channel respectively, thereby the information required to be transmitted in the BCCH channel and MCCH channel is configured in division, the capability requirements of the different air interfaces are satisfied, and the signaling overhead is saved.05-10-2012
20120113883COMP OPERATION IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - The invention relates to Coordinated MultiPoint (COMP) operation in a cellular communication network. A supporting radio base station (RBS) (05-10-2012
20100085905COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication system includes a center station communication device and a plurality of local station communication devices. The center station communication device includes a transmission unit which transmits first data including reference information to the local station communication devices, the reference information being used for switching the local station communication devices from an active state to a waiting state for a period of one-to-many communication in which the center station communication device transmits second data to the local station communication devices. Each of the local station communication devices includes a receiving unit receiving the first data and the second data from the center station communication device and a state switching unit which, for the period of one-to-many communication, switches from the active state to the standby state based on the reference information.04-08-2010
20100085906COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANAGING COMMUNICATION RESOURCES - In response to a resource acquisition request received from a terminal device, whether or not there is an available communication resource among a plurality of communication resources used for receiving or transmitting broadcast signals is checked. When those communication resources are being used and there is not an available communication resource, that resource acquisition request is held temporarily, and release of a communication resource being used is waited for. When a communication resource that has ceased to be used is released, the released communication resource is allocated to the resource acquisition request that has been held.04-08-2010
20130100872Method and System for Preventing Loops in Mesh Networks - The present disclosure discloses a network device and/or method for preventing loops in routing paths of network frames in a wireless digital network. The disclosed network device at a network node receives a frame from a wired network. The frame includes a site identifier uniquely corresponding to the wired network, a source physical address, and a destination physical address. If the network node is selected as a representative portal node, the network device forwards the frame. Otherwise, if another network node is selected as the representative portal node, the network device drops the received frame to prevent forming a loop in a routing path corresponding to the frame. If not other network is selected as the representative portal node, the network device floods the frame to other network nodes in the wireless network.04-25-2013
20130163501FLEXIBLE CYCLIC PREFIX MANAGEMENT - Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for managing cyclic prefixes (CPs). The techniques may involve utilizing different CP types for different portions within a same subframe. Various mechanisms may be used to determine which CP types are used for which portions.06-27-2013
20120236779APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELIABLY AND DYNAMICALLY TRANSMITTING GROUP INFORMATION VIA A WIRELESS MULTICAST OR BROADCAST CHANNEL - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus, in which a controller (OGI-controller) receives the registration of a terminal from a content provider so as to transmit information via a wireless multicast or broadcast channel, and transmits information to the registered terminal. The method comprises: a service registration step in which the controller registers a service to transmit information provided by the content provider to the terminal, and allocates an identification to a terminal group which will receive the information; a terminal registration step in which the content provider registers the terminal group to the controller; a terminal state checking step in which the controller receives a report on the operating states of the terminals of the registered terminal group; a terminal classifying step in which the controller classifies the terminals on the basis of the operating states of the terminals; and a terminal state reporting step in which the content provider receives a report on the state of the terminal.09-20-2012
20120236778WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON PROXY REDUNDANCY - A method for wireless communication in a network comprising a resource-restricted device (ZGPD), at least two proxy devices (ZP09-20-2012
20120236777MULTICAST RETRY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Aspects of multicast retry in a communication network includes a terminal device serving as an originator station device within a multicast group configured to provide transmission of one or more protocol data units via a network utilizing a multicast address. Subsequent to transmission of the one or more protocol data units, the terminal device may receive an acknowledgment protocol data unit via one of many destination terminal devices configured to serve as a responder. The received acknowledgment protocol data unit provides a basis to determine whether the transmitted protocol data units were successfully received by one or more destination terminal devices. One or more of the protocol data units may be retransmitted based on the determination. Also, following retransmission, a supplemental acknowledgment protocol data unit may be provided via a destination terminal device of the destination terminal devices exclusive of the responder destination terminal device.09-20-2012
20120236776TARGET CELL SELECTION FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTINUITY - Transfer of Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) service and idle mode unicast service for a mobile entity from a source base station to a target base station may be managed by a base station or mobile entity of a cellular wireless communications system (WCS). Operations related to the transfer may include obtaining an MBMS status of the mobile entity, and/or obtaining MBMS support information for the base station. A network entity may facilitate MBMS discovery by a mobile entity, by transmitting a data element to the mobile entity including service identifiers mapped to corresponding cell identifiers to indicate respective MBMS services to be broadcast in an WCS area on adjacent cells identified by respective ones of the cell identifiers. The MBMS services may be broadcast within the WCS area using the adjacent cells previously indicated in the data element.09-20-2012
20120236775METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST CONTROL CHANNEL NOTIFICATION MESSAGE - The present invention discloses a method for receiving multicast control channel notification message and user equipment. The method comprises user equipment receiving MCCH notification message for one or more times within the time interval of the modification period MP of the MCCH indicated by the broadcast control channel BCCH when the user equipment acquires that the multimedia broadcast service MBMS service that it is interested in is corresponding to some multicast control channel MCCH; the user equipment receiving MCCH notification message for one or more times within the time interval of the shortest MP of the MCCH MP indicated by the broadcast control channel BCCH when the user equipment cannot acquire that the multimedia broadcast service MBMS service that it is interested in is corresponding to some multicast control channel MCCH. The present invention reduces the times of UE receiving MCCH notification so as to reduce UE power consumption.09-20-2012
20120236774JOINT MANAGEMENT OF RADIO AND TRANSPORT RESOURCES - A system for managing radio access resources includes a joint radio resource management/transport resource management unit configured to communicate with a plurality of radio units over a transport network, to jointly allocate radio resources at the radio unit and transport resources on the transport network in response to requests from wireless terminals requesting access to radio resources from the radio units, to send a radio resource allocation schedule to the plurality of radio units that defines radio resource allocations for the wireless terminals, and to generate a transport resource allocation schedule that defines transport resource allocations for the wireless terminals. The system further includes a transport resource controller configured to receive the transport resource allocation schedule and to map user data to physical transport resources on the transport network in response to the transport resource allocation schedule.09-20-2012
20130163499METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REFERENCE SIGNALING ALLOCATION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS - An apparatus and method for transmitting reference signals in a communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting common reference signals of a first type from a transmitter to a plurality of receivers; transmitting receiver-specific reference signals of a second type from a plurality of distributed ports to a subset of the plurality of receivers; wherein the common reference signals of the first type and the receiver-specific reference signals of the second type are allocated to different resources from one another, and wherein the communication system includes the transmitter and the plurality of receivers and the transmitter uses a plurality of central ports and the plurality of distributed ports to transmit to the plurality of receivers.06-27-2013
20130163500MULTIMEDIA MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICE PROVIDING APPARATUS AND MULTIMEDIA MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD USING THE SAME - An MBMS providing apparatus and an MBMS providing method using the same in a cloud radio access network are provided. The MBMS providing apparatus includes a third layer into which a plurality of network layers providing an MBMS are integrated in the plurality of DUs, and a second layer into which a plurality of datalink layers providing the MBMS are integrated in the DUs. Therefore, the present invention integrates the layers that provide the MBMS in the plurality of DUs, and provide the MBMS by MBSFN synchronization area through the integrated layers. Accordingly, by performing the MBMS by MBSFN synchronization area through respective integrated layers, the present invention can prevent the occurrence of an unnecessary load, thus enhancing the performance of a communication network.06-27-2013
20130163502METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR RESOURCE IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for resource immediate assignment, which includes: constructing an immediate assignment message according to channel request messages of at least two terminals, where the immediate assignment message assigns a channel resource for the at least two terminals according to the channel request messages of the at least two terminals; and sending the immediate assignment message out. By implementing the embodiments of the present invention, in a case that a valid byte of an immediate assignment message is unchanged, one immediate assignment message can assign a packet resource for at least two terminals, thereby satisfying an access requirement of more terminals.06-27-2013
20130163503METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and device are provided for synchronizing data transmission of multicasting/broadcasting services (MBS) by a plurality of Base Stations. Meanwhile, each of the Base Stations receives the MBS data to be transmitted and determines whether any of the MBS data has not been properly received. If so, the respective Base Station may initiate a process to recover the missing MBS data and/or to obtain information regarding the missing data to determine the duration of the time period that would have been required for transmitting the missing MBS. If the missing data has not been timely recovered, the respective Base Station determines a starting point and the duration of a silence period based on the information obtained, and refrains from transmitting signals along a communication channel allocated for transmission of MBS data, during that silence period.06-27-2013
20120269111MOBILE MULTICAST SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING NETWORK-BASED MOBILITY AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a mobile multicast system and a method thereof, and more particularly to a network-based mobility multicast system and a method thereof. The system according to one embodiment of the present invention is the mobile multicast system for supporting the network-based mobility comprising: access points which communicate with mobile terminals within an access network through a wireless channel, obtains layer 2 addresses of the terminals, and provides the obtained layer 2 addresses of the terminals; management parts which control a handover of each terminal included in the access points, transmit multicast packets to be provided to the terminals, and are provided according to the access points; a router which receives the multicast data through the network, and transmits the multicast packets to the terminals for receiving the multicast data; and a mobile control server which obtains position information of the terminals from the management parts, transmits a query message for determining the reception of the multicast data to each of the management parts so as to confirm whether the terminals join the multicast when receiving the query message from the router, and controls setting of a tunnel between the router and the management part for transmitting a membership report message when receiving the membership report message for joining the multicast.10-25-2012
20110044226SELECTIVELY GENERATING MULTICAST FLOW IDENTIFIERS AND SELECTIVELY OBTAINING SESSION PARAMETERS FOR A MULTICAST COMMUNICATION SESSION - An embodiment includes based on an evaluation of multicast communication session identifier(s) of a given multicast communication session, selecting between (i) querying a remote server for a multicast flow identifier, and (ii) applying a pre-defined mapping protocol to the multicast communication session identifier(s) to generate the multicast flow identifier. Another embodiment includes, based on an evaluation of a multicast flow identifier of a given multicast communication session selecting between (i) querying a remote server to obtain a set of session parameters for the given multicast communication session, and (ii) loading a set of pre-defined session parameters for the given multicast communication session. Another embodiment includes applying a pre-defined mapping protocol to (i) a given portion of a first multicast communication session identifier, (ii) a given portion of a second multicast identifier and (iii) a pre-defined prefix in order to generate a multicast flow identifier.02-24-2011
20110255460TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROLLING BEARER SELECTION - The disclosure relates to a technique for transporting content data to a plurality of mobile clients in a network. Among others, a method embodiment for controlling bearer selection by the mobile client in the network having a plurality of access areas is presented. Each access area provides for a transmission of the content data at least one of a point-to-multipoint-type bearer (PTM-type bearer) and a point-to-point-type bearer (PTP-type bearer). The method comprises the step of receiving information regarding a local bearer topology (LBT). The LBT comprises at least two neighboring access areas including an access area of the mobile client. The LBT information indicates for each access area of the LBT an availability or unavailability of at least one bearer of at least one bearer type. The method further comprises the step of performing bearer selection based on the LBT information.10-20-2011
20110149824SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING-BASED OFDM BROADCAST/MULTICAST TRANSMISSION - A method of OFDM transmission/reception comprising: transmitting broadcast/multicast signals on a first antenna and unicast signals on a second antenna; segregating broadcast/multicast sub-channelization from unicast channels sub-channelization based on FDM (frequency division multiplexing)/TDM (time division multiplexing) sub-channelization.06-23-2011
20100080160METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention provides, inter alia, a method of operation of a radio base station in a wireless telecommunications system, in which system information is transmitted on a broadcast control channel. The method comprises the steps of transmitting the broadcast control channel continuously on a first carrier; and also transmitting the broadcast control channel non-continuously and periodically at regular intervals. This prevents or at least minimizes, for example, MBMS data loss when a UE with a single receiver listens to a dedicated MBMS carrier.04-01-2010
20100091694Method and system of traffic processor selection for broadcast/multicast service in a wireless network - A method and system for selecting traffic processors for processing and transmitting broadcast/multicast service flow in a cellular network includes evaluating processor occupancy of a plurality of traffic processors and selecting the traffic processors with the highest available processor occupancy. The cellular network has one or more base stations that are connected to a radio network controller, the radio network controller having a plurality of traffic processors to process the radio signals and data traffic to be transmitted to the base stations. A required processor occupancy for transmitting the broadcast/multicast service flow to the base stations is estimated and the traffic processors are selected such that their combined available processor occupancy is greater than the required processor occupancy for the broadcast/multicast service flow. The method and system optimizes resource utilization and distribution among the plurality of traffic processors.04-15-2010
20120099512RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio communication system (04-26-2012
20100232336SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING ANTENNAS FOR COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION - A method of transmitting data from multiple base stations to a user equipment (UE) with possibly different numbers of antennas selected at the individual cooperating base stations is described. Also described is a method of transmitting data from a UE to multiple base stations with possibly different numbers of antennas selected at the individual cooperating base stations.09-16-2010
20100034129SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE SYNCHRONIZATION - A method for an access service network gateway (ASN-GW) to provide multicast and broadcast services (MBSs) through a plurality of base stations (BSs) in an MBS zone. The method includes: generating a plurality of synchronization maps (SYNC MAPs) including synchronization information for the BSs to generate MBS data frames; and transmitting to the BSs the generated SYNC MAPs, one in each of a plurality of schedule intervals.02-11-2010
20100232335UPLINK ACCESS METHOD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a wireless mobile communications system, a network transmits a response request message with respect to a particular point-to-multipoint service to a terminal, and then the terminal transmits a response message to the network using an allocated uplink access preamble included in the response request message, thereby effectively performing a counting procedure with respect to the particular broadcast service at a minimum overhead.09-16-2010
20110280173APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobile communication system for supporting a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) is provided. More particularly, an apparatus and a method for applying a direct tunnel feature in order to reduce a transmission delay of a mobile communication system for providing an MBMS. The system includes a Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN). The GGSN omits transmission of data to a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and transmits data to a Radio Network Controller (RNC) using the direct tunnel feature when transmitting data.11-17-2011
20110280172METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTI UNICAST INFORMATION WITHIN BROADCASTED INFORMATION - A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting a communication frame by a base station which comprises broadcasted information intended for a plurality of subscriber stations (AMSs), wherein that information is broadcasted by using more than one Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS). The method comprises the steps of: a) receiving bandwidth requests' indications from the plurality of AMSs; b) based on these indications, identifying more than one decoding capabilities, wherein each of the identified decoding capabilities is associated with at least one of the plurality of AMSs; c) preparing a Bandwidth Request Acknowledgement Media Access Protocol Information Element (BR-ACK MAP-IE) message in response to the bandwidth requests' indications received; and d) transmitting a communication frame which comprises at least two copies of the BR-ACK MAP-IE message, wherein the number of the copies corresponds to the number of different decoding capabilities identified, and wherein each of the copies is transmitted at an MCS that corresponds to a respective decoding capability that has been identified.11-17-2011
20100260090PAGING ACCESS TERMINALS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - An embodiment is directed to an access network that configures set of paging indicator (PI) bits within a quick paging channel (QPCH) cycle to page a group of access terminals. An access terminal within the group receives the QPCH cycle, and evaluates the PI bits to determine whether a unicast page and/or group page is present. Another embodiment is directed to selecting less than all timeslots in one or more control channel cycles of a downlink control channel, and configuring a page message to convey the selected timeslots to an access terminal. The access terminal receives the configured page message and decodes information only within the selected timeslots. Another embodiment is directed to generating a transport-layer message for transmission to at least one access terminal, and configuring the transport-layer message by modifying an application-layer portion of the transport-layer message. An access terminal receives the message and extracts the application-layer portion.10-14-2010
20100128649SERVICE CONTENT SYNCHRONIZATION OF MULTICAST DATA FOR MOBILE NODES MOVING BETWEEN NETWORKS WITH DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES - The invention relates to a method for continuing the provision of a multicast service to a mobile node, which moved to a network area, in which the multicast service is provided at a different data rate than before. A content synchronization entity is introduced into the mobile communications system for deciding whether to establish an additional multicast session to be provided to the mobile node via an additional data channel, in order to allow a seamless multicast service provision. The content synchronization entity may base its decision on various parameters and algorithms, such as the progress of the session provision in the source network at the time the mobile node performs the handover. Subsequent mobile nodes that enter the same network area may reuse the previously established additional data channel and receive the additional multicast session, since the additional data channel may be established as a multicast radio bearer.05-27-2010
20100322128MULTICAST SERVICE PROVISION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING OVERLAPPING POOL AREAS - One aspect of the invention relates to ensuring service continuity of a multicast service received from an access node assigned to a first and a second pool area simultaneously. Another aspect of the invention relates to the establishment of a user plane between a user plane entity and different access nodes assigned to different pool areas simultaneously for multicast or broadcast services. To ensure service continuity of the multicast service, it is proposed that the MME serving the mobile terminal registers at the UPE providing the multicast user plane to the access node irrespective of the UPE being assigned to the same pool area/tracking area as the MME. To facilitate efficient resource utilization in the distribution of service data to access nodes located in a overlapping region of pool areas, the invention further suggests proactive and reactive schemes for ensuring the selection of a common UPE for overlapping pool areas thereby ignoring consider pool area boundaries.12-23-2010
20100278094METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting data in a wireless communication system includes preparing a frame including a unicast subframe for unicast data and an MBS (Multicast and Broadcast Service) subframe for MBS data; and transmitting the unicast data and the MBS data via the frame, wherein the MBS subframe includes an idle time during which data is not carried, and the idle time is arranged to be at the temporally latest position in the MBS subframe. An MBS frame structure for using an appropriate CP with respect to MBS signals transmitted from multi-cell is provided, so an unnecessary idle time can be reduced, and thus, the efficiency of limited radio resources can be improved.11-04-2010
20090310525METHOD AND NETWORK ENTITIES FOR SYNCHRONIZING RADIO COMMUNICATION - At least one mobile station receives information from at least one first radio network node serving radio cells providing multicast communication and communicates with at least one second radio network node serving radio cells providing unicast communication. Information regarding multicast communication is transmitted from the at least one mobile station to the at least one second radio network node and the at least one first radio network node via at least one connection established between the first and the second network node.12-17-2009
20090207772COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTERMEDIATE NETWORK DEVICE WITH BRANCH SELECTION FUNCTIONS - A communication method for use in a radio communications system in which a mobile station sends identical data to a plurality of radio base stations in a parallel fashion. The method determines which radio base stations should stop forwarding data to an intermediate network device managing them. The intermediate network device includes a monitor and a controller. The monitor checks continuity of sequence numbers affixed to data received from each radio base station, thereby detecting missing sequence numbers. Based on the statistics of missing sequence numbers, the controller selects which radio base station should be allowed to continue its data forwarding operation. The controller then requests the other, non-selected radio base stations to stop their data forwarding operation.08-20-2009
20110286378METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING PACKET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for simultaneously transmitting packets having different lengths to two or more users in a wireless communication system includes: generating the packets to transmit to the respective users, the packets containing information on the maximum transmission length of the packets having different lengths; and simultaneously transmitting the generated packets to the respective users. The maximum transmission length is represented by the number of symbols, and each of the packets sequentially contains control information required for transmitting the packet, data, a tail field, and a PHY pad field, and is generated by inserting a MAC pad between the control information and the data such that the tail field and the PHY pad field are positioned at the last byte of the last symbol of the maximum transmission length.11-24-2011
20110286379RELIABLE MULTICAST WITH AUTOMATIC SESSION STARTUP AND CLIENT BACKFILL SUPPORT - A form of multicast, referred to as “on-demand multicast,” provides a methodology that allows for “on demand” multicasting of data. On-demand multicast allows clients to join or leave a transmission at any point. There is no transmission session start or end time—the session is continuously available, although data is not necessarily continuously transmitted. Data blocks missed by late-joining clients are retransmitted per amalgamated client requests through multiple transmission cycles until all clients that have joined the transmission session receive all content. Once a client has received all data blocks comprising the content for the session, the client may exit the ongoing session.11-24-2011
20110286376PER-CELL TIMING AND/OR FREQUENCY ACQUISITION AND THEIR USE ON CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which a system timing is estimated, derived from timing of one or more cells, a timing offset is determined for a plurality of cells relative to the estimated system timing, and signals received form the plurality of cells are processed using the timing offsets. In addition, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which a carrier frequency is estimated, derived from a frequency of one or more cells, a frequency offset is determined for a plurality of cells relative to the estimated system timing, and signals received form the plurality of cells are processed using the frequency offsets.11-24-2011
20120002581METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING A SPECTRALLY EFFICIENT MULTICAST GROUP CALL - A method, device, and system for establishing and maintaining a multicast group call. The method includes monitoring one or more link parameters for each of a plurality of communication devices associated with the multicast group call. The method further includes selecting, for each of the plurality of communication devices, a sector from a plurality of permitted sectors, the selected sector providing an associated highest signal strength for the communication device and forming a multicast communication zone based on the selected sectors. The method further proceeds with calculating a signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) for each communication device based on the formed multicast communication zone, identifying a communication device with a lowest SINR, updating a spectral efficiency metric relative to the formed multicast communication zone based on the lowest SINR, and establishing the multicast group call when the updated spectral efficiency metric meets a minimum expected spectral efficiency metric.01-05-2012
20120099514SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMISSION OF UNINTERRUPTED RADIO, TELEVISION PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL DATA SERVICES THROUGH WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and system for In-Dash Multimedia Players or Portable Multimedia Players for automotive, aviation, boating, and personal use that, exploiting the services and capabilities of the Digital Wireless Network DWLN (04-26-2012
20120099513COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING METHOD USING ADAPTIVE CYCLIC DELAY DIVERSITY, SYSTEM SIDE APPARATUS AND RECEIVING APPARATUS USING SAME, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A COORDINATED BASE STATION SET - Disclosed is a coordinated multi-point transmitting/receiving method using adaptive cyclic delay diversity, a system side apparatus and a receiving apparatus using the same, and a method for determining a coordinated base station set, which can cause a particular base station to have a good channel performance in a particular frequency band, which requires coordinated multi-point transmission/reception, by using adaptive cyclic delay diversity (CDD), so as to include the relevant base station in a coordinated base station set.04-26-2012
20120099511DATA SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a data synchronization method and system. The method includes that: a first device adds a time stamp to a received data packet and transmits the data packet to a second device; the second device determines a transmission period to which the data packet belongs according to the time stamp of the data packet, and transmits data packets of different services which belong to the same transmission period by using air resources corresponding to the transmission period after the data packets of the different services which belong to the same transmission period are multiplexed. By the technical scheme of the present invention, air resources can be fully utilized.04-26-2012
20120099510METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for a base station to transmit multimedia broadcast data in a wireless communication system according to the present invention includes receiving Radio Link Control Service Data Units (RLC SDUs), receiving a control message including information on size of RLC SDU to be transmitted in a synchronization period for current transmission, and processing the RLC SDUs using the size information of RLC SDU. The method and apparatus for transmitting multimedia broadcast data of the present invention is capable of transmitting data stably while maintaining integrity of the multimedia broadcast data on radio channels in a wireless communication system.04-26-2012
20120099509RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MULTIPLEXING OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE - A resource allocation method for dynamic multiplexing of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) can be used to improve resource utilization efficiency when multimedia multicast services share a channel. A network side device configures a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) for said logical channels or the Multicast/Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes bearing said logical channels according to the transmission requirements of logical channels, and implements modulation and coding processing for the data of Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH) borne by MBSFN subframes bearing said logical channels by using said MCS. The network side device can employ different modulation and coding in the physical layer according to different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of different logical channels of MBMS services, thereby achieving the purpose of improving resource utilization efficiency and satisfying different service requirements.04-26-2012
20120099508Communication Method and System - A method of sending information from a first base station to other base stations including sending information to a first plurality of the base stations at a first time; and sending said information to a different plurality of the base stations at a later time according to a predetermined sending pattern for timing sending of said information to different pluralities of the base stations at different times.04-26-2012
20120099507METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE EXISTENCE OF BROADCAST AND MULTICAST FRAMES BUFFERED IN AN ACCESS POINT - A method and a system for determining the existence of broadcast/multicast frames buffered in an access point (AP) are used to avoid wakening a station (STA) unnecessarily. The method includes: when receiving broadcast/multicast frames sent from a service network and/or multicast group, an AP sets a broadcast/multicast indication bit that associates the service network and/or multicast group to the valid state and sends frames that carry the broadcast/multicast indication bit to a STA; the STA determines whether there are broadcast/multicast frames buffered in the AP according to the associated service network and/or multicast group and the received broadcast/multicast indication bit. Embodiments of the present disclosure also disclose an AP and a STA. The AP can identify whether there are broadcast/multicast frames buffered in an AP.04-26-2012
20120099503Methods and Systems for User Equipment Positioning Using Intercell Interference Coordination - Methods, devices and systems for determining positions of user equipments (UEs) based on uplink position signals are described. Cooperating base stations measure received positioning signals and report measurements to serving base stations. Cooperating base stations can also adapt resource allocation to mitigate interference on the uplink to positioning signals. Cooperation between base stations can be coordinated via inter-base station links, e.g., X2 interfaces in LTE systems.04-26-2012
20110299448Distributed Gateway for Reliable Multicast Wireless Video - Techniques are provided to reduce or restrict the bandwidth consumed by multicast video streams on wireless links, such as wireless IEEE 802.11 links. At a central multicast video transcoder apparatus configured to communicate with one or more access point devices operating in a wireless local area network, one or more multicast video streams are re-encoded the one or more multicast video streams to produce a corresponding one or more wireless-friendly multicast video streams that have a reduced bandwidth from a bandwidth of the received multicast video streams. The one or more wireless-friendly multicast video streams are thus adapted for wireless transmission by access point devices to wireless client devices in the wireless local area network. The one or more access point devices receive the one or more wireless-friendly multicast video streams and process the one or more wireless-friendly multicast video streams depending on conditions in a radio channel used by the access point device. The access point devices then wirelessly transmit the one or more wireless-friendly multicast video streams to one or more client devices in a corresponding multicast group.12-08-2011
20110299450METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICASTING WITH FEEDBACK INFORMATION - A method for multicasting a packet begins by providing a buffer for each of two user equipments (UEs) in communication with a base station. A determination is made whether there is a previously unsent packet at the base station. A second determination is made whether both UE buffers are non-empty. A non-empty buffer is flushed if there is no previously unsent packet and if one of the buffers is non-empty. A packet is selected to be transmitted if there is a previously unsent packet or if both buffers are non-empty. The buffers are updated based on feedback received from the UEs.12-08-2011
20110299449METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMITTING DATA IN MBSFN SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus of transmitting data in a Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe in a wireless communication system is provided. A base station (BS) transmits a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to a user equipment in a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, transmits reference signals for a plurality of extended antenna ports to the user equipment in a second OFDM symbol by mapping the reference signals to subcarriers, and transmits a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) to the user equipment in the second OFDM symbol by mapping the PDSCH to the remaining subcarriers other than the subcarriers to which the reference signals are mapped.12-08-2011
20110292858BROADCASTING COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for supporting broadcast transmissions and unicast communications in a wireless communication system is described. The method comprises supporting unicast communication in a first mode of operation wherein at least one unicast data transmission unit is encoded and communicated within a time-continuous sub-frame of a first length and a first number of timeslots. The method further comprises supporting broadcast transmission in a second mode of operation, wherein at least one broadcast data transmission unit is encoded communicated over a time period that comprises a discontinuous plurality of the time-continuous sub-frames of the first length.12-01-2011
20090252077METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING MBSFN SUBFRAMES TO SEND UNICAST INFORMATION - Techniques for sending information in a wireless network are described. The network may support (i) regular subframes used to send unicast information and (ii) multicast/broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframes used to send broadcast information and having lower overhead than the regular subframes. In an aspect, MBSFN subframes may be used to mitigate interference. A first base station may cause high interference to stations (e.g., UEs) served by a second base station. The first base station may reserve a subframe for the second base station, send system information conveying the reserved subframe as an MBSFN subframe to its stations, and transmit in a first part of the reserved subframe in accordance with an MBSFN subframe format. The second base station may skip the first part and may send unicast information to its stations in the remaining part of the reserved subframe. In another aspect, MBSFN subframes may be used to support additional base station capabilities.10-08-2009
20110134825METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE FOR MULTICAST AND/OR BROADCAST SERVICE DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS THEREFOR - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more particularly, to a method for allocating a resource for multicast and/or broadcast service data in a wireless communication system and apparatus therefore. The present invention includes the steps of dividing a downlink frequency band into a plurality of frequency partitions, allocating one or more subbands in a certain frequency partition among the plurality of frequency partitions to the MBS data, and c) allocating one or more subbands in each remaining frequency partitions one by one to the MBS data, if the number of subbands required for transmitting the MBS data (KSB,E MBS) is larger than the number of subbands in the certain frequency partition.06-09-2011
20110134824SYNCHRONIZED BROADCAST/MULTICAST COMMUNICATION - Synchronized broadcast transmits a same broadcast content using a same waveform from multiple transmitters. Transmitters each apply a same spreading code for broadcast transmissions. In a spread-spectrum communication system having a time division multiplexed forward link, a synchronized broadcast transmission is inserted into a broadcast slot. One embodiment employs an Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplex (OFDM) waveform for the synchronized broadcast. An OFDM receiver is then used to process the received synchronized broadcast transmission. An alternate embodiment implements a broadcast Pseudo-random Noise (PN) code for use by multiple transmitters. An equalizer is then employed to estimate the synchronized broadcast transmission.06-09-2011
20110134823SYNCHRONIZED BROADCAST/MULTICAST COMMUNICATION - Synchronized broadcast transmits a same broadcast content using a same waveform from multiple transmitters. Transmitters each apply a same spreading code for broadcast transmissions. In a spread-spectrum communication system having a time division multiplexed forward link, a synchronized broadcast transmission is inserted into a broadcast slot. One embodiment employs an Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplex (OFDM) waveform for the synchronized broadcast. An OFDM receiver is then used to process the received synchronized broadcast transmission. An alternate embodiment implements a broadcast Pseudo-random Noise (PN) code for use by multiple transmitters. An equalizer is then employed to estimate the synchronized broadcast transmission.06-09-2011
20110134822MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING MBS ZONE IN SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - A multicast and broadcast service (MBS) management device and an MBS zone configuring method by using the same in the single frequency network environment are provided. The MBS management device for controlling the MBS receives position information of a terminal positioned in a cell controlled by a base station within a first tier MBS zone from the base station in order to set the MBS zone. The MBS management device determines whether the terminal is positioned in a boundary area of the cell by using position information of the terminal, and sets an MBS zone of the terminal to include a base station of the neighboring cell in a boundary area of the cell when the terminal is positioned in the boundary area of the cell.06-09-2011
20110164547METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MBS DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING FRACTIONAL FREQUENCY REUSE - Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting multicast broadcast service (MBS) data in a wireless communication system using fractional frequency reuse (FFR). The method comprises: allocating, to a common network zone, part or whole of a frequency partition where FRF (frequency reuse factor) is 1, from among a plurality of frequency partitions; and transmitting MBS data in the common network zone.07-07-2011
20120014312METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING PROPAGATION DELAY IN A COMP TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - The present invention proposed a method and a device for controlling propagation delay in a base station of a wireless communication system based on COMP transmission. To be specific, w hen sending downlink data to a mobile station, the base station processes part of data of one or more other unsynchronized base stations and sends the processed part of data to the mobile station at one or more specific time slots simultaneously. By applying the solution of the present invention, because data, corresponding to the length of the out-of-synchronization information, of an unsynchronized base station is sent to the mobile station at a specific time slot by a synchronized base station or other unsynchronized base stations, DL data that is sent to the mobile station by the unsynchronized base station all falls within the detection window of the mobile station, such that the resulted problem of the decreased performance of a receiver due to the propagation delay is solved.01-19-2012
20120014308METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT RECONFIGURATION IN SELF ORGANIZED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS - Prior to a change in a configuration, such as a change to the carrier frequency, bandwidth, base station type, and so forth of the base station, the base station can inform a subscriber station to prepare for the reconfiguration by sending a message to the subscriber station. The message informs the subscriber station regarding the change in configuration and a timing regarding the change. The base station can command the subscriber station to handover to the serving base station with the new configuration or the subscriber station can choose to handover to the serving base station with the new configuration. The subscriber station can perform network reentry to the serving base station with the new configuration at the time of or after the new configuration is effective. A communication context between the stations can be maintained and the network reentry can be optimized by omitting one or more operation procedures.01-19-2012
20100238851OPTIMAL BEAM SCHEDULING FOR MULTICASTING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Systems and methods are disclosed to partition a multicast group into a plurality of partitions where each partition has a mutually exclusive subset of users or clients; scheduling beam transmission with switched beamforming antennas; and performing the multicast transmission in accordance with the beam scheduling.09-23-2010
20110292859MOBILITY MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICES - A system is disclosed for performing a mobile station handover while continuing a multicast and broadcast service (MCBCS). The system includes a transceiver module transmitting from the mobile station multicast and broadcast service (MBS) zone criteria, including a list of one or more potential target base stations, to a serving base station, if a target base station is not in the same MBS zone as the serving base station. A handover request is made to one or more of the potential target base stations from the serving base station, determined based on the MBS zone criteria, where the MBS zone criteria includes an MCBCS continuity policy of the mobile station. A target base station is then selected, from the list of one or more potential target base stations, that satisfies the MBS zone criteria, and a handover process is performed to the target base station.12-01-2011
20110292861METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTROL SIGNALING - The present invention provides a method and base station for transmitting broadcast multicast service control signaling, and the method includes: a serving base station of a cell located in overlapped coverage of more than one Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) area respectively determining multi-cell mode broadcast multicast service control signaling for each MBSFN area, and transmitting the determined multi-cell mode broadcast multicast service control signaling. The base station serves a cell located in overlapped coverage of more than one MBSFN area, and includes a control signaling determination module and a control signaling transmission module. The method and base station of the present invention avoid the complex processing at the border of MBSFN areas, and facilitates the management of control signaling in MBSFN areas.12-01-2011
20110292860Method, System and Apparatus for Notifying Network Standard Time Information - A method, system and apparatus for notifying the Network Standard Time Information are provided by the present invention. The present invention is used to notify the Network Standard Time Information to a User Equipment (UE) in the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) mechanism, thus ensuring that the local time of the UE is consistent with the Network Standard Time Information of the network side, and enabling the UE to achieve the MBMS at a prescribed time. The said method comprises the following steps: the network side adds the Network Standard Time Information into the MBMS point-to-multipoint Control CHannel (MCCH) message; the network side notifies the Network Standard Time Information to the UE by transmitting the said MCCH message to the UE.12-01-2011
20110292857Network Address Translator 64 for Dual Stack Mobile Internet Protocol Version Six - An apparatus comprising a home agent (HA) configured to couple to a mobile node (MN), a network address translation (NAT) server, and an Internet Protocol (IP) version four (IPv4) only host and to associate an IP version six (IPv6) address for an interface with the MN with an IPv4 address for an interface with the IPv4 only host in a NAT state table entry, wherein the NAT state table entry is used to translate an IPv6 packet associated with the MN to an IPv4 packet associated with the IPv4 only host.12-01-2011
20090274085SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST AND/OR BROADCAST SERVICES - A method for a base station to provide a multicast and/or broadcast service (MBS) in a communication system. The method includes: transmitting system information on a system control information block (SCIB); transmitting MBS control information that is changed with relatively high frequency on a secondary multicast/broadcast control information block (S-MCIB); and transmitting MBS content data based on the MBS control information.11-05-2009
20110064014MULTICAST WITH JOINT LAYER RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORKS - Methods and systems for allocating resources and modulation and coding schemes to transmit layers of a data stream are described. Embodiments provide efficient utilization of resources by collectively allocating resource slots to layers assigned a common modulation and coding scheme. Modulation and coding schemes are assigned based on a maximal utility that is modeled on the collective resource allocation.03-17-2011
20090059831METHOD OF COMMUNICATING A MULTI-USER PACKET TO A GROUP OF USERS - A disclosed method of communicating includes using a group identifier within a multi-user packet (MUP) to indicate at least one packet within the MUP is intended for a plurality of members of a group corresponding to the group identifier. In a disclosed example, the group identifier comprises a group MAC identifier that is included in a header of the MUP. Mobile stations receiving the MUP process the MUP to determine whether any individual user identifier or any group MAC identifier within the MUP indicates that an associated packet is intended for that mobile station. If so, the mobile station proceeds to process the associated packet or packets from within the MUP.03-05-2009
20100110961METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MBMS IN SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE EVOLUTION - The present invention discloses a system structure for supporting Evolved Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (Evolved MBMS), comprising: a Broadcast/Multicast Service Center (BM-SC) for initiating control signaling and bearer services for Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS); a System Architecture Evolved Gateway (SAE GW) for receiving MBMS service data and MBMS control signaling or service data from another network, and forwarding the received service data and control signaling; a Broadcast/Multicast Management Entity (BME) for receiving, processing and forwarding the MBMS control signaling, and determining, for each item of the service data for MBMS, an enhanced Node B (eNB) which needs to receive the control signaling; and an multicast User Plane Entity (mUPE) for receiving the MBMS service data, processing the received MBMS service data in Evolved Packet System Architecture Evolution, and forwarding the processed MBMS service data to a downstream node.05-06-2010
20100103852DEDICATED RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL - The present invention provides for a method of controlling switching between dedicated radio resources of the mobile radio communications network including sending an RRC massage to UE within the network requesting both RB release and RB set-up at the user equipment, such that only a single message is required for reconfiguration sufficient to allow switching between the RB resources which, in one example, can comprise different channels of a Mobile TV service.04-29-2010
20090168679Method and Device for Providing Programs to Multiple End User Devices - A scheme for providing programs to multiple end user devices. Two types of media streams that convey a first group of programs are provided to multiple end user devices via an edge device. The two types of programs include a unicast media stream and a multicast media stream. When a request from a first end user device to view a first program that belongs to the first group of programs is received, a type of a media stream that conveys the first program to a second end user device is selectively switched, in response to bandwidth constraints imposed on a communication path coupled to the edge device.07-02-2009
20100080161MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MULTICAST DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND ACCESS NETWORK APPARATUS - A core network apparatus notifies a piece of identification information on each service for receiving multicast data in a down link to an access network apparatus. The access network apparatus receives the piece of the identification information notified from the core network apparatus to capture a radio channel for the service identified by the piece of the identification information. The core network apparatus transmits the multicast data to the access network apparatus in a receivable form on the basis of the piece of the identification information. The access network apparatus receives the multicast data transmitted from the core network apparatus on the basis of the piece of the identification information and transmits the received multicast data to terminals over the radio channel.04-01-2010
20090190518APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING DATA PATH FOR BROADCASTING SERVICE IN CELLULAR NETWORK - An apparatus and method for creating a data path for a broadcasting service in a cellular network is provided. In a method for creating a data path to provide a broadcasting service in a cellular network, a broadcast server transmits a session start request message to an Access Service Network-GateWay (ASN_GW) before transmission of Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) data, to request a multicast connection setup. The ASN_GW establishes a multicast connection between the broadcast server and the ASN_GW on the basis of information of the session start request message. The ASN_GW transmits a session start response message to the broadcast server in response to the session start request message, after establishment of the multicast connection between the broadcast server and the ASN_GW. The ASN_GW transmits a path registration request message to at least one base station associated with a broadcast zone, to request MBS data path establishment and air resource reservation. The base station establishes a multicast connection between the ASN_GW and the base station on the basis of information of the path registration request message. The base station transmits a path registration response message to the ASN_GW in response to the path registration request message, after establishment of the multicast connection between the ASN_GW and the base station.07-30-2009
20090190514METHOD FOR ENHANCEMENT OF MULTICASTING FORWARDING PROTOCOL IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method for enhancing the reliability of a simplified multicasting forwarding protocol in a wireless network is provided. The method comprises establishing a list of multi-point relaying (MPR) nodes for each of a plurality of nodes. The list of MPR nodes includes neighbor nodes that cover each of the plurality of nodes within two hops. A first set of nodes is identified that is not already in the list of MPR nodes. In a first approach, the first set of nodes includes nodes that are the only neighbor node to a node in the list of MPR nodes. In a second alternative approach, the first set of nodes includes nodes that are sequentially previous to a node in the list of MPR nodes. Once the first set of nodes is identified, the first set of nodes is added to the list of MPR nodes. If the first approach is used, the method further comprises identifying a second set of nodes that is not already in the list of MPR nodes. The second set of nodes comprises nodes that have the largest number of neighboring MPR nodes. The second set of nodes is then added to the list of MPR nodes.07-30-2009
20100142430MULTIMEDIA DATA SERVICE APPARATUS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTICAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA DATA SERVICE - A multimedia data service apparatus of a mobile communication system for supporting multicast and multicast service activation and deactivation methods for a multimedia data service used by the mobile communication system are provided. Information for mobility management is searched for according to a multimedia data service join request from a packet data network gateway of the mobile communication system, and multimedia data is multicasted to a user equipment. Accordingly, a multicast service can be provided in a system of 306-10-2010
20090080357MULTICAST MESSAGING WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and systems for sending multicast messages are disclosed. A multicast message is received to be transmitted to a plurality of access terminals at a radio access network (RAN), the received multicast message having a first format. The first format may correspond to a conventional multicast message format. The RAN determines whether the received multicast message requires special handling. If the RAN determines the received multicast message requires special handling, the radio access network converts the received multicast message from the first format into a second format. The RAN transmits the converted multicast message with the second format (e.g., a data over signaling (DOS) message) on a control channel to at least one of the plurality of access terminals. The access terminals receiving the converted multicast message interpret the message as a multicast message.03-26-2009
20100034131System and Related Methods for Beamforming in a Multi-Point Communications Environment - A system and related methods for beamforming in a multi-point communication environment is presented. According to one aspect of the invention, a method comprising identifying one or more target(s) for which a communication signal is intended, identifying one or more other target(s) which may benefit from receipt of the communication signal, and developing a multi-lobe beampattern to transmit the communication signal to the intended target(s) and the identified one or more other target(s).02-11-2010
20100034130Dynamic Discovery of Multicast Broadcast Services controller and Synchronization in Wireless Communication Systems - Systems, apparatuses, and techniques for wireless communications can include operating an access service network to provide wireless communications to wireless devices based on an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing air interface and can include receiving a service profile associated with a wireless device from a connectivity service network which is configured to determine whether the wireless device has privilege to access a multicast broadcast controller. A service profile can include access information to facilitate communications between the wireless device and the multicast broadcast controller. Systems, apparatuses, and techniques can include storing the access information in a network node configured to transact messages based on a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with wireless devices and can include operating the network node, based on the access information in response to a DHCP message sent by the wireless device, to provide address information to enable the wireless device to communicate with the multicast broadcast controller.02-11-2010
20100014450 METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT MULTIMEDIA MULTICAST SERVICE - A method of receiving broadcast information from a network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. More specifically, a mobile terminal receives information of a specified number of groups and also receives a plurality of messages according to the information of the specified number of groups, wherein each message corresponds to each time interval. Furthermore, the mobile terminal acquires the broadcast information from the received plurality of messages.01-21-2010
20090122741DIGITAL BROADCASTING TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICES CAPABLE OF IMPROVING A RECEIVING PERFORMANCE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a digital broadcasting transmission/reception system having an improved reception performance and in a signal-processing method thereof. A digital broadcasting transmitter comprises a TS stream generator for inputting robust and normal packets having stuff bytes in predetermined positions and generating dual TS stream by inserting the robust packets between the normal packets; a randomizer for randomizing the dual TS stream; a stuff byte exchanger for replacing the stuff bytes of a randomized data streams from the randomizer to a predetermined known data; and an encoder for encoding a data streams to which the known data is inserted. Accordingly, the present invention detects the known data from a signal received from a reception side and uses the detected known data for synchronization and equalization, so that the digital broadcasting reception performance can be improved at poor multipath channels.05-14-2009
20090245154SIGNALING PARAMETERS CHANNEL PROCESSING - In a multicasts wireless telecommunication system providing an aggregation of one or more independent data components as a flow, wherein the OIS is located at the latch point of the beginning of the superframe, and the OIS programming is latched at the superframe boundary, the improvement of deriving signal parameter information from Signaling Parameter Channel (SPC) symbols transmitted in a Forward Link only (FLO) network by deriving a time domain channel estimate by assuming each of the combinations for the signal parameter field in the scrambler seed and picking the signal parameter combination that yields the most energy in the time domain above a threshold value.10-01-2009
20090185520METHOD OF PROVIDING A MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN A DIGITAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method of providing a multimedia multicast service in a digital wireless communication network, the network having a network controller for controlling of at least one base station, comprising establishing a single data stream from the network controller to the base station for transmitting of multimedia data, by means of a single lub link or transport bearer and establishing a separate communication link and a separate data queue for each user equipment in a radio cell of the base station which requests the multimedia data.07-23-2009
20100091695METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING IDLE MODE STAND-BY TIME IN A MULTICAST SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for optimizing idle mode stand-by time in wireless device operable in a multicast system are disclosed. In order to maximize or optimize the stand-by time for idle mode, a time line for decoding of overhead information symbol (OIS) data received in one or more superframes in the wireless device. Based on the determined time line, an offset time period can be determined for setting an idle mode timer period used by the wireless device to decode the OIS information. By offsetting the timer period, a wireless device can be ensured to wake up and prepared to latch OIS information before the start of a superframe boundary, thus minimizing the wake up time of the device operating in an idle mode and, in turn, optimizing stand-by time.04-15-2010
20090168681MECHANISM FOR WIRELESS MULTICAST - In an example embodiment, a system in which multi-destination packets are sent either as multicast packets or replicated and sent as unicast packets to each member of a multicast group. Determining whether to send multicast packets or replicated unicast packets can be based on which technique achieves higher throughput and/or lower latency.07-02-2009
20100110956EMERGENCY ALERT - A wireless area network terminal receives an unsolicited broadcast from a network to all wireless area network terminals in a predetermined category. The unsolicited broadcast includes an indicator that an emergency alert is waiting. The indicator triggers a request to be sent from the terminal to the network to allow the alert to be downloaded to the terminal.05-06-2010
20090122743METHOD, SYSTEM AND MEDIA GATEWAY FOR REALIZING MOBILE SWITCH CENTER POOL - The disclosure provides a method for realizing a Mobile Switch Center (MSC) pool, a system for realizing an MSC pool and a Media Gateway (MGW). The method for realizing an MSC pool includes: connecting with a Base Station Controllers (BSC)/Radio Network Controller (RNC), by a Media Gateway (MGW) through the use of a common signaling point; and upon receipt of a message whose destination signaling point is the common signaling point from the BSC/RNC, determining, by the MGW, a destination MSC server of the message according to ID information carried in the message, and sending the received message to the destination MSC server. According to the present invention, the networking scheme for an MSC pool may be implemented without upgrading any BSC/RNC. The flexibility of the networking scheme for mobile communication systems may be improved, and the traffic load of the subscribers may be shared.05-14-2009
20090168684BROADCAST MESSAGING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method for receiving a broadcast message in a wireless communication device is disclosed. The device receives a broadcast message that has associated therewith a unique message grouping identifier and determines whether the unique message grouping identifier of the received message is equal to a unique message grouping identifier of a previously received message. The device ignores the received broadcast message when the unique message grouping identifier of the received message is equal to the unique message grouping identifier of the previously received message and in some implementations enters sleep mode.07-02-2009
20100110965Base Station, Apparatus, And Mobile Station - First paging information is determined in advance according to the characteristics of delivered data for each channel of delivered multicast data, and the multicast data delivery frame of each channel is determined based on the first paging information. Paging information (second paging information) for a mobile station which selects a channel is determined from the first paging information determined for each selected channel. Due to this, multicast data delivery frame can be overlapped (is synchronized) with frames for monitoring for paging announcements, and power consumption for an MS in the idle mode can be reduced.05-06-2010
20090080364SUPPORTING A MULTICAST SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods of supporting a multicast session within a wireless communications network are provided. An access terminal adjusts a monitoring rate of a downlink control channel either (i) after transmitting a multicast registration message in a sector that is not supporting a given multicast session or (ii) after receiving an announce message announcing the given multicast session. An access network anticipates the monitoring rate adjustment, and sends a message advertising the given multicast session (e.g., a broadcast overhead message (BOM)) based on the adjusted monitoring rate. Further, the announce message sent by the access network can be sent on the downlink control channel, and can be sent based on expected paging cycles, or monitoring rates, of the downlink control channel at one or more access terminals within the network prior to the monitoring rate adjustment.03-26-2009
20090190516RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS AND PILOT TRANSMITTING METHOD - A base station realizing enhancement of the interpolation accuracy of the channel estimate between sub-frames. In a base station (07-30-2009
20090147721BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE METHOD BASED ON USER LOCATION INFORMATION - A method and device for receiving a broadcast/multicast service as discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a method of receiving a broadcast/multicast service by a terminal, the method comprising: receiving a service guide from a network including a broadcast/multicast server, the service guide being used by a user to select specific contents related to a broadcast/multicast service; transmitting information on the contents selected by the user, to the network; transmitting a content request to the network; and receiving contents from the network in response to the content request, wherein the received contents were further selected, among the contents selected by the user, by the broadcast/multicast server that performed an exact location tracking of the terminal to enable location based filtering of services corresponding to the contents selected by the user.06-11-2009
20090147719METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA TO MULTI DESTINATIONS IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM - There is provided a method of transmitting data to multi destinations in a wireless LAN system. In the method, a transmitting device generates a media access control protocol data unit (MPDU) for each of a plurality of destination devices, and the transmitting device generates an aggregated-MDPU (A-MPDU) by sequentially adding the MPDU for each of the destination devices. A physical header is added to the A-MPDU, and then the A-MPDU with the physical head added is transmitted to the plurality of destination devices at the transmitting device. The respective destination device transmits ACK frames, which notify a successful reception, to the transmitting device after receiving a self-destined MPDU from the A-MPDU and verifying the received MPDU. The transmitting device receives the ACK frames transmitted from the respective destination devices in sequence.06-11-2009
20090147718Method and Apparatus for Reliably Delivering Multicast Data - A method and apparatus are described including mapping a multicast connection to a unicast uniform resource identifier, establishing a state for a multicast-to-unicast conversion, allocating ports, receiving multicast addressed data packets and converting the multicast addressed data packets to unicast addressed data the packets.06-11-2009
20110170469METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTED INTERNET PROTOCOL TRAFFIC OFFLOAD - A method and apparatus of performing selective internet protocol (IP) selective offload (SIPTO) or local IP access (LIPA) is disclosed. A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) receives a broadcast message from a Node-B. Then the WTRU receives a message from the Node-B that SIPTO service, or LIPA service is available for that WTRU. The WTRU then communicates using the SIPTO or LIPA service. A method an apparatus for receiving a paging message for SIPTO or LIPA services is also disclosed. The paging message includes an indicator that indicates that the message is for SIPTO or LIPA communications. The indicator may be a temporary mobile subscriber identity (TMSI) assigned by the network specifically for SITPO or LIPA communications. The indicator may also be a single bit designated to indicate that a paging message is a for SIPTO or LIPA traffic.07-14-2011
20110170468METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING DISTRIBUTED BEACON TRANSMISSIONS - A method to support distributed beacon transmission in a directional communication network is provided. The method may comprise receiving, by a second apparatus, a first reference signal from a first apparatus, wherein the first reference signal comprises network shared information associated with a first network and specific information associated with the first apparatus, generating a second reference signal by updating the network shared information in the first reference signal to include specific information associated with second apparatus, and transmitting the second reference signal at a defined time, wherein the defined time is selected to minimize any interference associated with a subsequent transmission of the first reference signal by the first apparatus.07-14-2011
20090310526SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SIMULTANEOUS, TIME-SHIFTED TRANSMISSION TO MULTIPLE RECEIVERS - Systems and methods for communicating with multiple receivers simultaneously are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises applying a first adjustment to a first signal based on a first propagation path delay between a transmitter and a first receiver, combining the adjusted first signal and a second signal, and transmitting a composite signal based on the combined signal substantially concurrently to the first receiver and a second receiver.12-17-2009
20100118757METHOD FOR REDUCING TIMES OF RECEIVING OVERHEAD INFORMATION BY MOBILE MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST TERMINAL - A method for reducing times of receiving overhead information by a mobile multimedia broadcast terminal, comprising the following steps: a mobile multimedia broadcast system multiplexes different services according to service type, generates different overhead information, and adds an overhead information update indication in a corresponding service data segment for indicating whether the overhead information in the next frame will be updated; a receiving terminal monitors whether the overhead information will be changed according to the overhead information update indication in the service data segment; when the overhead information update indication indicates the overhead information in the next frame will not be updated, the receiving terminal will not receive the overhead information and only receive necessary service data in the next frame; when the overhead information update indication indicates the overhead information in the next frame will be updated, the occurrence of the update will be recorded, and the receiving terminal will determine whether to read the updated overhead information according to whether it is necessary to receive other services other than the current service.05-13-2010
20100118755CONTROL APPARATUS, SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR THE CONTROL APPARATUS - A control apparatus, a signal transmission method and a computer program product for the control apparatus are provided. The control apparatus, which is for use in a wireless network comprising at least one mobile station (MS), comprises a storage module, a receiving module, and a determination module. The storage module is configured to store a multicast group list. The receiving module is configured to receive an idle mode entry signal which comprises information of the at least one MS. The determination determines whether the multicast group list has the information of the at least one MS. If the multicast group list does not have the information of the at least one MS, the determination module adds the information of the at least one MS into the multicast group list.05-13-2010
20090080359TRACKING LOCATIONS OF MULTICAST GROUP MEMBERS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Apparatuses and methods related to tracking locations of multicast group members within a wireless communication system are disclosed. An access terminal sends a group member report to an access network, the group member report indicating a location of the access terminal and at least one multicast group, the group member report being sent before a multicast session associated with the multicast group is initiated, determines a location update rule, the location update rule being a manner in which to report location updates of the access terminal to the access network and reports location updates of the access terminal to the access network based on the determined location update rule.03-26-2009
20100080159EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS THEREOF - The present invention provides a user equipment (UE), comprising: first receiving means for receiving on a first carrier information for determining a second carrier and a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) notification; second receiving means for receiving Radio Bearer (RB) configuration information and MBMS scheduling information on the second carrier determined from the information; and control means for generating an MBMS scheduling template based on the received RB configuration information and MBMS scheduling information, wherein, the second receiving means receives MBMS data based on the MBMS scheduling template.04-01-2010
20100080162WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATION, ACCESS POINT AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - An object of the present invention is to suppress quality deterioration of a multicast packet due to transmission delay jitter. An access point comprises: a received packet analysis unit which extracts, from a packet transmitted from a wireless communication station, identification information for identifying a wireless communication station, MC reception information to indicate whether the wireless communication station receives a multicast packet or not, and communication operation information to indicate whether the communication operation of the wireless communication station is set to PS mode or not; an STA table management unit which generates an STA table associating the extracted identification information, MC reception information and communication operation information, and stores this STA table in a memory; and a packet transmission timing control unit which controls a transmission timing of the multicast packet based on the STA table stored in the memory.04-01-2010
20090080361DE-REGISTERING A MULTICAST GROUP MEMBER FROM A MULTICAST GROUP WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of de-registering a multicast group member from a multicast group within a wireless communications network are disclosed. An access terminal sends a first multicast registration message to an access network, with the first multicast registration message identifying a first set of multicast groups. The access network receives the first multicast registration message and registers the access terminal for each of the first set of multicast groups. The access terminal sends a second multicast registration message, the second multicast registration message omitting at least one multicast group from among the first set of multicast groups, the second multicast registration message being sent to request de-registration, for the access terminal, from at least one multicast group. The access network receives the second multicast registration message and interprets the second multicast registration message as a request to de-register the access terminal from the omitted at least one multicast group.03-26-2009
20090080351METHOD OF CONTROLLING DATA TRANSMISSION FOR MULTIMEDIA AND BROADCASTING SERVICES IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method of controlling data transmission for a multimedia and broadcasting service in a broadband wireless access system. As an aspect of the present invention, a base station receives feedback information including burst profile information with which a terminal can receive MBS data without errors and the base station configures an appropriate burst profile and transmit the MBS data using the burst profile to the terminal, thereby reception errors in the terminal can be minimized and radio resources can be used efficiently.03-26-2009
20120033603SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN A RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a data transmission/receiving method and apparatus in a relay communication system. In particular, the data transmission/receiving method through a backhaul link between a base station and a relay node in a relay communication system comprises: composing a backhaul subframe including a control signal transmission period to which a control signal is allocated and a backhaul signal transmission period to which a backhaul signal is allocated and then allocating the backhaul signal; transmitting configuration information about the backhaul subframe, the information containing symbol position or size data of the backhaul signal transmission period, to the relay node through an upper layer signal; and transmitting the backhaul signal having been allocated through the backhaul subframe to the relay node.02-09-2012
20120033602Method and system for obtaining access information and accounting in multimedia broadcast/multicast service - The present invention discloses a method and system for obtaining access information in a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS). The method includes the following steps: during an eMBMS session, a broadcast/multicast service center (BM-SC) configures access information in one or more MBMS session signaling, and sends the MBMS session signaling to an MBMS gateway within a service area of the BM-SC; wherein the access information at least includes radio access technology type information. The present invention also discloses a method and system for charging in an MBMS. The methods and systems of the present invention can take the access information including the radio access technology type as the basis of charging, supply communication operators with a charging manner of distinguishing radio access technology types, and adopt different rates corresponding to the MBMS service areas of different radio access technology types, and thus charging can be further detailed.02-09-2012
20120033601DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - A digital broadcasting system and a method of processing data are disclosed, which are robust to error when mobile service data are transmitted. To this end, additional encoding is performed for the mobile service data, whereby it is possible to strongly cope with fast channel change while giving robustness to the mobile service data.02-09-2012
20120033599SATELLITE MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CONSIDERING EVOLUTION OF SATELLITE MOBILE COMMUNICATION SERVICES MARKET AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING THE SYSTEM - Disclosed is a communication method of a satellite mobile communication system. The communication method of a satellite mobile communication system, includes: receiving system information indicating frame intervals in which first user equipments using a satellite radio interface in commonality with a terrestrial radio interface do not perform communications from a base station; accessing the base station in the rest frame intervals other than frame intervals in which the first user equipments do not perform communications, based on the system information; transmitting the system information from the base station to second user equipments using a satellite radio interface optimized for satellite environment; and accessing the base station in the rest frame intervals based on the system information received in the second user equipments.02-09-2012
20100080163APPARATUS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING AND RECEIVING VENUE LEVEL TRANSMISSIONS AND SERVICES - A venue-cast system and method for providing and receiving venue level transmissions and services, including discovery of a venue specific transmission by receiving an overhead signal from a non-venue network, extracting information for receiving the venue specific transmission from the overhead signal, and tuning to receive the venue specific transmission based on the extracted information. The venue level transmission may be provided and received in a manner that does not prevent an access terminal from receiving a local area or wide area transmission.04-01-2010
20090207775SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - When a coded signal having a layer structure is generated, insertion of header information in a sub-layer in each frame increases the bit rate. In contrast, when the header information is only inserted at regular intervals, a reproducer sometimes cannot obtain information necessary in a reproduction start point.08-20-2009
20090207774Communication of Point to Multipoint Service Information in Wireless Communication System - The present invention relates to a method for transmitting and receiving information for configuring a point-to-multipoint control channel in a wireless communication system. A network generates configuration information for configuring a point-to-multipoint control channel (MCCH) and transmits the configuration information to a mobile terminal. The configuration information comprises at least one of a modification period, a repetition period, a SFN-MCCH-Offset comprising an offset between a transmission of a first frame of a modification period and a system frame number (SFN) of a cell in which the configuration information is transmitted, and a number of transmission time intervals (TTIs) the mobile terminal will read at each beginning of a repetition period.08-20-2009
20110188440Method for Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service, MBMS, Notification Indicatator Detection,Computer Program, and User Equipment Apparatus - A method for multimedia broadcast and multicast service, MBMS, notification indicator detection from multiple MBMS notification-indication channel, MICH, frames in a User Equipment operating in a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access system is disclosed. The method comprises determining a desired number of MICH frames; upon connection with a NodeB, receiving an available number of MICH frames within a modification period; decoding notification indications of the received MICH frames; determining a majority value being the number of notification indications having a most frequent value of the decoded notification indications; and if a ratio between the majority value and the desired number of MICH frames is above a threshold value, determining the correct notification indicator to be the most frequent value, or if the ratio between the majority value and the desired number of MICH frames is less than the threshold value, connecting to the NodeB; receiving further MICH frames; and decoding notification indications of the received MICH frames such that the correct notification indicator is achieved. A computer program and a User Equipment apparatus are also disclosed.08-04-2011
20110194480METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - A method for managing a multicast and broadcast service in a base station according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: transmitting a multicast and broadcast service control channel to a terminal; transmitting an indicator channel for indicating a change of the multicast and broadcast service control channel by using a unicast control channel when the multicast and broadcast service control channel is changed, to the terminal; and transmitting the changed multicast and broadcast service control channel to the terminal.08-11-2011
20090168683Method and System for Transmitting Content to a Plurality of Users of a Mobile Communication Network - A scheme substantially similar to that used in HSDPA (in which a downlink channel is provided for data transmission, and at least one associated control channel is provided for transmission of control information including information related to availability of a portion of the transmitted data for the current UE on the downlink channel) is adapted for prolonged high data rate transmission, particularly for MBMS transmission. A duration of the data portions sent on the downlink channel is varied possibly up to high duration values (as compared with a duration of one TTI). User equipment enjoying the service is informed of the duration of the imminent available data portion in a field suitably defined and transmitted as control information on the associated control channel(s). Advantageously, during the “long” decoding of the data portion, the UE does not monitor the associated control channel(s), so that the impact on the terminal's battery is considerably reduced.07-02-2009
20090245153MULTIUSER SECTOR MICRO DIVERSITY SYSTEM - Embodiments of methods and apparatus for a multiuser sector micro diversity system are described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.10-01-2009
20110268012METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION IN RADIO NETWORK - Disclosed is a method for data communication in a radio network, including calculating an expected value of transmission efficiency of a Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) protocol and an expected value of transmission efficiency of a Slotted ALOHA protocol, comparing the two expected values, switching a mode into the mode of the protocol having the larger expected value from among the expected value of transmission efficiency of the CSMA/CA protocol and the expected value of transmission efficiency of Slotted ALOHA protocol, and broadcasting, to stations (STAs), a message for indicating the STAs to switch a protocol into the protocol having the larger expected value of transmission efficiency, and transmitting data by using the protocol having the larger expected value of transmission efficiency.11-03-2011
20090190519METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING MBMS RADIO BEARER TYPE - A method and apparatus for selecting a radio bearer type for providing a service to a plurality of mobile terminals according to a count of mobile terminals obtained through responses to a service response request message from a network is provided. An MBMS radio bearer type is selected according to a count that includes RRC-connected mobile terminals that still need to establish a connection in order to receive an MBMS such that the radio bearer type established is sufficient to provide the MBMS to all mobile terminals desiring to receive the service.07-30-2009
20090046617METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICES IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for supporting broadcast, multicast, and unicast services in a cellular system are described. A Node B may multiplex data for broadcast and multicast services and data for unicast services on radio resources available for transmission. The Node B may periodically send scheduling information used to determine the radio resources carrying the broadcast and multicast services. In one design, the Node B may time division multiplex the data for the broadcast and multicast services and the data for the unicast services. The scheduling information may convey time unit(s) used for each broadcast or multicast service. In another design, the Node B may map the data for the broadcast and multicast services to time frequency blocks. The scheduling information may (i) convey the time frequency block(s) used for each broadcast or multicast service or (ii) point to control information conveying the time frequency block(s) used for each service.02-19-2009
20090168685INTERNET PROTOCOL RADIO DISPATCH SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for dispatching calls using a packet network is disclosed. The use of distributed call management modules, enables various communication systems, such as RF and PSTN systems, to communicate with each other over the IP network. Audio devices from the various communication systems are each assigned an IP multicast group. Distributed call management modules convert signals from the audio devices into IP packets and transmit the IP packets to designated IP multicast groups over the IP network.07-02-2009
20120106431OPERATION CONTROL METHOD OF M2M USER EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM AND M2M USER EQUIPMENT - An operation control method of a user equipment in machine to machine (M2M) application is provided in the embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: information including an operation indication sent by a network side is received, and the operation indication includes at least one of indications that instructs a user equipment (UE) or a UE in a group to perform registration, activate subscriber data, and transmit service data; and the UE or the UE in the group performs an operation according to the received operation indication. A corresponding user equipment, server and control system are also provided.05-03-2012
20120106430METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING RECEIVING EFFICIENCY OF AN MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method for enhancing receiving efficiency of a multimedia broadcast multicast service, know as MBMS, in a wireless communications system includes setting an indicator for indicating whether an MBMS service is transmitted on an MBSFN, an abbreviation of MBMS over a Single Frequency Network, carrier or not, and sending the indicator to a user equipment of the wireless communications system.05-03-2012
20120106429METHOD FOR INTERCONNECTING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINALS IN AD-HOC NETWORK - A method for interconnecting mobile communication terminals in an AD-HOC network, comprising generating, by each mobile communication terminal, a broadcast or multicast message comprising a source IP address in the AD-HOC network and a unique identifier corresponding to a mobile communication terminal, and broadcasting or multicasting the message in the AD-HOC network, receiving, by a first mobile communication terminal, the above messages and extracting and saving source IP addresses and unique identifiers contained in the broadcast or multicast messages, generating, by the first mobile communication terminal, an information correspondence list comprising extracted and saved source IP addresses and unique identifiers, and selecting, by a first mobile communication terminal user, a unique identifier from the information corresponding list, and interconnecting with the corresponding mobile communication terminal.05-03-2012
20120106428METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE, BROADBAND, ROUTABLE INTERNET - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a mobile broadband routable internet (MBRI) providing for carrier-grade, networked, broadband, IP-routable communication among a plurality of mobile devices, where the mobile devices may represent a plurality of nodes that are linked together through a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET). Mobile devices may operate as peers in a peer-to-peer network, with full IP routing capabilities enabled within each mobile device, thereby allowing routing of IP-based traffic, including deployment of applications, to the mobile device without need for infrastructure conventionally required for mobile ad hoc networks, such as cellular telephony infrastructure. Full IP-routing to mobile devices may allow seamless integration to the fixed Internet, such as through fixed or mobile access points, such as for backhaul purposes. Thus, the MBRI may function as a standalone mobile Internet, without connection to the fixed Internet, or as an IP-routable extension of another network, whether it be the Internet, a local area network, a wide area network, a cellular network, a personal area network, or some other type of network that is capable of integration with an IP-based network.05-03-2012
20120106427COMMUNICATION METHOD - Provided is a communication method for improving the communication quality of multicast transmission. A grouping table storage section stores a grouping table in which Ack return order positions indicating priority orders of the reception terminals which each return an Ack, and addresses of the reception terminals are set. An Ack return order position notification frame creation section notifies each reception terminal of a corresponding Ack return order position based on the grouping table. An Ack return permission information determination section refers to the grouping table, determines the number of reception terminal that are to be permitted to return an Ack, and creates Ack return permission information in which information about the reception terminals that are to be permitted to return an Ack is set, based on the determined number of reception terminals. A multicast creation section creates a multicast containing the Ack return permission information and transmission data.05-03-2012
20120106426BANDWIDTH INDICATION IN RTS/CTS FRAMES - Disclosed in an example embodiment is an apparatus comprising a transmitter and processing logic coupled with the transmitter. The processing logic is configured to send data via the transmitter. The processing logic generates a request to send frame. The processing logic encodes data representative of a bandwidth parameter set in the request to send frame. The processing logic transmits the request to send frame via the transmitter.05-03-2012
20120106425Managing Multicast Membership in Wireless LANS - Processing of IGMP control packets in an access point (AP) connected to a digital network. According to the present invention, an AP in a network converts IGMP queries from multicast to unicast and sends these unicast packets to each client of the AP. These IGMP query packets may be filtered or restricted by per-user client rules These IGMP query packets may also be tagged as high priority packets to speed their delivery. The AP also suppresses the retransmission of IGMP Join packets to clients of the AP.05-03-2012
20120269112Method and System for Improving Performance of Broadcast/Multicast Transmissions - Methods and systems for performing hybrid automatic repeat request (ARQ) in conjunction with broadcast/multicast channels are presented. In particular, an access node may transmit a series of hybrid ARQ subpackets to one or more client nodes using a broadcast/multicast channel. Each of the subpackets may be derived from the same full packet. Upon receiving a subpacket, a client node may attempt to decode the full packet from the subpacket(s) derived from the full packet. If the client node fails to do so, the client node may transmit a negative acknowledgement to the access node. If the access node receives more than a threshold extent of negative acknowledgements, the access node may transmit a subsequent subpacket in the series on the broadcast/multicast channel.10-25-2012
20110199955METHOD AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING A DATA FLOW TRANSFER - A method is provided for managing a transfer of a data stream received by a mobile terminal of a first network to a second network, the terminal having subscribed to at least one multicasting group receiving the data stream, and being connected to the first network by way of an access router for the first network, termed the first router. The method comprises: detecting, by an access router for the second network, termed the second router, an arrival of the terminal in the second network; obtaining, by the second router, information relating to at least one multicasting group to which the terminal has subscribed, on the basis of a reading of a subscription table; and receiving the data stream by the second router, on the basis of the information obtained, and retransmission to the terminal.08-18-2011
20110199954MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL STATION, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - A mobile communication system according to the present invention is a mobile communication system including base stations each of which forms a cell and transmits MBMS data to a mobile station existing in the cell, and control stations each of which controls the base station connected thereto, wherein the control stations include at least a control station and a second control station that determines a frequency and timing for transmitting the MBMS data in the cell and instructs the first control station of the determined frequency and timing, and wherein each of the first and second control stations establishes time synchronization with another control station and instructs the connected base station to set the cell to the frequency determined by the second control station and transmits the MBMS data to the connected base station in accordance with the transmission timing determined by the second control station.08-18-2011
20110199953METHOD FOR MULTICAST FRAME TRANSMISSION AND DUPLICATED MULTICAST FRAME DETECTION - A method and apparatus of transmitting a multicast frame in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises transmitting a request to send (RTS) frame to stations (STAs) included in a multicast group by using an omni-directional antenna, and receiving a clear to send (CTS) frame transmitted by the STAs included in the multicast group in response to the RTS frame, and transmitting the multicast frame to the STAs included in the multicast group by using a directional antenna.08-18-2011
20090201845POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT MOBILE RADIO TRANSMISSION - A method of operating a mobile communication system-supporting data transmission between a mobile station (MS) and a network in a number of different packet data protocols (PDPs) including a point-to-multipoint-multicast (PTM-M) protocol PDP data is formatted and unformatted by a sub-network dependent convergence protocol (SNDCP) according to the PDP of data. The PDP is identified to the SNDCP by a protocol identifier transmitted between the network and the mobile station. In order to allow a MS to receive a PTM-M in an IDLE state, a unique protocol identifier is permanently assigned to PTM-M transmissions whilst other identifiers are dynamically assigned to other PDPs by the network.08-13-2009
20090279472COMMUNICATING PROGRAM REJECTION INFORMATION IN BROADCAST-MULTICAST MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to communicating program rejection information in a broadcast-multicast mobile communication system. Preferably, present invention comprises receiving information related to at least one broadcast-multicast service from a base station, determining to receive one or more specific broadcast-multicast services based on the received information, requesting the one or more specific broadcast-multicast services determined to be received from the base station, and receiving a broadcast reject message for indicating rejection of at least one of the one or more specific broadcast-multicast services requested, wherein the broadcast reject message comprises a same reject reason indicator field for indicating whether a reason for rejecting the at least one of the one or more specific broadcast-multicast services requested is identical to a reason for rejecting a previous broadcast-multicast service in the broadcast reject message.11-12-2009
20090279468METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR INCREASING DATA TRANSMISSION EFFICIENCY IN A BROADCAST NETWORK - A method for increasing data transmission efficiency in a broadcast network having at least one unicast transmission link and at least one multicast transmission link to a mobile device, the method comprising: identifying a viewing trend based upon monitored viewing activity of first content data by a first plurality of users over the unicast transmission link; determining, based upon the identified trend, that a viewing audience will exceed a target threshold for second content data; and in response to the determination, broadcasting the second content data to a second plurality of users over the multicast transmission link to increase data transmission efficiency in the broadcast network. This method may also be used to promote the dissemination of useful or popular information such as service awareness as part of marketing activities.11-12-2009
20110170471METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Method and apparatus for avoiding or reducing interference between transmissions from a donor eNB to a relay node and down link transmissions from the relay node to at least one mobile terminal, where the transmissions take place in overlapping frequency bands. In the method, at least one interruption is created in a transmission from the relay node to the mobile terminal(s), and during the created interruption, a transmission from the donor eNB is received. This may result in an improved reception of the transmission from the eNB in the relay node.07-14-2011
20110170470METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALING IN BROADCAST COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and a system for providing signaling in cellular telephone system providing broadcast services to fully integrate broadcast services with the services provided by the cellular telephone systems. The signaling method coordinate interaction between an access network and the subscriber station to allowing the subscriber station to decode the broadcast service, to receive paging messages while receiving the broadcast service, to properly transition between operation states, and other functions known to one of ordinary skill in the art.07-14-2011
20090285144DATA TRANSMITTING SYSTEM, DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION - A data transmission system is disclosed for multicasting user common data from one or more radio base stations to one or more mobile stations. The radio base station is configured to transmit user common data using a shared data channel, transmit associated control information using an associated control channel, and transmit broadcast information using a broadcast channel. The mobile station is configured to receive the shared data channel, the associated control channel and the broadcast channel. The mobile station is further configured to analyze the broadcast information and the associated control information. The broadcast information includes information indicating transmission timing of the associated control channel. The associated control information includes information of a radio parameter of the shared data channel and includes distribution information indicating multicasting time of the user common data.11-19-2009
20090262677MULTICAST TO UNICAST CONVERSION SYSTEM - A network device includes a first interface that receives multicast packets and a control module that determines that N of the multicast packets have a common multicast address. The network device also includes a packet aggregation module that uses the N of the multicast packets to form aggregate data. The network device also includes a packet format module that adds a header to the aggregate data to form a unicast packet. The network device also includes a second interface that transmits the unicast packet. N is an integer greater than or equal to 1.10-22-2009
20090262676COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREFOR - A communication system comprises a set of user equipments which are arranged to simultaneously transmit a signal over an air interface to a base station. Each of the transmitted signals comprises a data stream encoded by a space time block code and transmitted on multiple antennas. Specifically, an Alamouti code may be used. The base station generates a received data stream for each of the set of user equipments by joint space time block code decoding of the signals from the set of user equipments. The invention may provide improved performance and increased capacity and may in particular provide efficient multi user operation for a system using space time block codes. The user equipments may be scheduled in response to cross interference metrics reflecting a cross interference between simultaneously transmitting user equipments.10-22-2009
20090109890ENHANCED WIMAX MBS SERVICE ON SEPARATE CARRIER FREQUENCY - A system and method for supporting multicast and broadcast service (MBS) on one or more separate carrier frequencies are provided. The system includes carrier frequency information to indicate that data in an MBS zone resides on a separate carrier, and to direct the subscriber stations to receive MBS data on the separate carrier. The method comprises establishing an MBS MAC connection between a subscriber station and a base station in a MBS zone, processing carrier frequency information to determine whether data associated with the MBS zone resides on a separate carrier, and if so, transmitting the MBS data on the separate carrier.04-30-2009
20090290523DISCONTINUOUSLY TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Discontinuous transmission and reception of point-to-multipoint service data between a network and a mobile terminal is achieved by transmitting scheduling information from the network to the mobile terminal via a first common channel. The mobile terminal determines a time for receiving the service data in response to the scheduling information and discontinuously receives the service data through a second common channel.11-26-2009
20090279469THE METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MBMS TRAFFIC DATA - The invention provides a method and device for sending MBMS traffic data based on MBMS Cell Group, the method comprises the following steps: channel coding and modulating said MBMS traffic data; determining said MBMS cell group-specific scrambling code; determining said MBMS cell-specific scrambling code; scrambling said MBMS traffic data with said MBMS cell group-specific scrambling code, and adding reference signal scrambled with said MBMS cell group-specific scrambling code and reference signal scrambled with said MBMS cell-specific scrambling code; and sending scrambled MBMS reference signal and data. With the method and the corresponding device provided by the invention, it is easy to realize RF combining or RF combining and soft combining simultaneously at UE to obtain diversity gain.11-12-2009
20090279470DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST IN WIRELESS LOCAL ACCESS NETWORK - A device and method for multicasting data in a wireless network. The method includes receiving multicast data at a specific node of the wireless network, the multicast data including a multicast acknowledgement request; and determining by the specific node whether or not the specific node is requested to send an acknowledgement to the multicast acknowledgement request. Also, a device and method for multicasting data in a wireless network. The method includes transmitting multicast data, the multicast data including a multicast acknowledgement request, the multicast acknowledgement request including information configured to enable a specific node of the wireless network to determine whether or not the specific node is requested to send an acknowledgement to the multicast acknowledgement request.11-12-2009
20090279471LOCAL AND WIDE-AREA TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS BROADCAST NETWORK - To broadcast different types of transmission having different tiers of coverage in a wireless broadcast network, each base station processes data for a wide-area transmission in accordance with a first mode (or coding and modulation scheme) to generate data symbols for the wide-area transmission and processes data for a local transmission in accordance with a second mode to generate data symbols for the local transmission. The first and second modes are selected based on the desired coverage for wide-area and local transmissions, respectively. The base station also generates pilots and overhead information for local and wide-area transmissions. The data, pilots, and overhead information for local and wide-area transmissions are multiplexed onto their transmission spans, which may be different sets of frequency subbands, different time segments, or different groups of subbands in different time segments. More than two different types of transmission may also be multiplexed and broadcast.11-12-2009
20090285146METHODS FOR IMPROVING RANGE FOR MULTICAST WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - An extended range mode for wireless communication of a multicast data signal from an access point (AP) to multiple stations (STAs) may be enabled or disabled. When the extended range mode is enabled, the AP transmits the data signal up to a total of N times using a transmit delay diversity, where N is the number of transmit antennas.11-19-2009
20110170472METHOD FOR ALLOCATING PHYSICAL LAYER CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MBMS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING PHYSICAL LAYER CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MBMS THEREFOR - Provided are a method for allocating physical layer control information for multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) and a method for receiving physical layer control information in a wireless communication system for MBMS. The method for allocating physical layer control information for MBMS includes generating physical layer control information for MBMS, and allocating the physical layer control information to a common search space and a specific search space.07-14-2011
20090103468MULTICAST PACKET TRANSFER DEVICE, MULTICAST PACKET MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND MULTICAST PACKET RECEPTION DEVICE - A technology is disclosed that can reduce delay time and multicast packet loss occurring when a reception side communication device using radio communication performs a handover, and actualize multicast technology taking into consideration mobility (particularly PIM-SM taking into consideration mobility). Based on the technology, when a reception side communication device (listener) 04-23-2009
20090103467Synchronization and Macro Diversity for MCBCS - A method and system for multicast and broadcast system (MCBCS) synchronization and macro diversity is provided. In an embodiment, an MBS Proxy creates the necessary messages with synchronization rules embedded therein. The messages are provided to an MBS Distributed DPF and a base station, which performs a final PHY frame construction for transmission. In another embodiment, the MBS Proxy provides the necessary information to the base station and the base station creates the messages, including the synchronization rules. In yet another embodiment, the base station receives raw IP packet information and synchronization information. In this last embodiment, the base station creates the packets and frames based on the information provided to it.04-23-2009
20090103466MCBCS Mapping and Delivery to Support MCBCS Services - A method and system for multicast and broadcast system (MCBCS) mapping and delivery to support MCBCS services is provided. Media content flows are assigned a media content identifier grouped into one or more multicast and broadcast system (MBS) services, wherein each MBS service is assigned an MBS service ID. An MBS content ID (MCID) is assigned to each MBS service. Data packets are formed that include the MBS service information (e.g., the media content flows) and classification/synchronization rules. A data path ID (DPID) is assigned to one or more MBS services dependent upon the destination of the data packets. Frames for transmission are then created and transmitted via radio frequencies. Optionally, a logical channel ID (LCID) may be assigned to each media content flow, if more than one media content flow is included within an MBS service.04-23-2009
20090296623METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGES IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus adapted to a portable terminal for generating a multicast group and multicasting messages using the multicast group are provided. The method includes inputting a number to be used as a multicast number, searching in a phone book for phone numbers matching with the input number, selecting at least two phone numbers matching with the input number, and generating a multicast group. Portable terminal users can more easily and efficiently send the message to recipients.12-03-2009
20090296621INFORMATION SERVICE APPARATUS AND METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An information service apparatus and method in a wireless communication system are provided. A method of operating a Radio Access Station (RAS) includes receiving information regarding business offices located in a cell coverage area of the RAS from a network entity of a core service network, classifying the received business office information according to a plurality of items and storing the classified information in a Data Base (DB), allocating a Multicast Connection IDentifier (MCID) for each item, determining a transmission period for each item, obtaining a business office list of a corresponding item from the DB when a Transmit (Tx) time elapses according to the Tx period, generating an advertisement multicast burst including the obtained business office list, and multicasting the generated burst to pre-registered Mobile Stations (MSs).12-03-2009
20090040956PACKET TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND PACKET TRANSMISSION METHOD - There is provided a packet transmission device capable of receiving an MBMS service packet which could not be received for level measurement of a different frequency in a mobile station device, by using the current scheduling information. In this packet transmission device, an empty section search unit (02-12-2009
20090040959METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RETRANSMITTING DATA IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and system for retransmitting data in a communication system are provided. In the retransmission method, a BS determines an automatic retransmission number for a multicast data frame according to the number of MSs of a multicast group, transmits the determined automatic retransmission number to the MSs of the multicast group, and repeatedly transmits the multicast data frame to the MSs until the number of transmissions of the multicast data frame is equal to the automatic retransmission number, irrespective of reception of information indicating whether the multicast data frame has been received from the MSs. Accordingly, resource consumption can be reduced and overhead can be decreased.02-12-2009
20100110957NEGOTIATING DIFFERENT MOBILE IP DELIVERY STYLES - The present invention provides a system and method to selectively negotiate different delivery styles for different types of packets sent from the Mobile Node to the Foreign Agent, which will allow the Mobile Node to negotiate a delivery style that will permit the Foreign Agent to transmit certain selected outbound traffic directly without reverse tunneling that traffic back to the home network. Specifically, the present invention allows the Foreign Agent to distinguish between certain types of BC/MC packets that are designated to be processed and routed to their destinations by the Foreign Network directly, as opposed to reverse tunneling the outbound traffic from the Foreign Agent back to the Home Agent on the home network. By selecting processing by the Foreign Network, the efficiency of the system will improve because the transmission of outbound traffic and inbound responses will not need to be tunneled through the Home Network.05-06-2010
20100110959MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE AND DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD - A base station transmits multimedia broadcast/multicast service data on the resource block allocated to a multimedia broadcast/multicast service to a number of terminals. The terminal extracts multimedia broadcast/multicast service data from the resource block allocated to the multimedia broadcast/multicast service, which is contained in the signal received from the base station, and measures reception quality of the resource block. The base station transmits auxiliary data on another resource block when the reception quality of the resource block has deteriorated in any of the terminals. The terminal in which the quality of the received data is low to extracts auxiliary data contained in the received signal and synthesizes the data with the multimedia broadcast/multicast service data.05-06-2010
20080212511COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND COMMINICATION METHOD - A communication apparatus of the present invention used for communicating with an external communication device is provided with a memory section to store a correspondence table associating users of external communication devices with contact addresses for contacting the users via the communication apparatus; a communication section to transmit data destined for the contact addresses and/or receive data originated from the contact addresses; a retrieval section that retrieves, from the users in the correspondence table, users with an elapsed period longer than a threshold value, the elapsed period being a period elapsed after a final communication destined for or originated from contact addresses of the retrieved users; a display section to display a list of the retrieved users; and a communication control section that, upon selection of a user from the displayed list, causes the communication section to perform a communication destined for the contact address associated with the selected user.09-04-2008
20080212510Method and Arrangement for Coding and Scheduling in Packet Data Communication Systems - The method and arrangement according to the present invention relates to scheduling and coding in communication systems utilizing automatic repeat request (ARQ) and/or multihop scheduling and forwarding. According to the inventive method the receiving nodes selectively stores received information, also overheard information, as a priori information and feed back information about their respective stored a priori information to a sending node. The sending node forms composite data packets by jointly encoding and scheduling multiple multicast data packets, and subsequently transmits the composite data packets to the receiving nodes. Upon receiving a composite data packet the receiving nodes uses their stored a priori information, comprising of regular multicast packets, or full or partly decoded composite packets comprised of regular multicast packets, in the process of extracting multicast data packets from the composite data packets.09-04-2008
20080212509APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING, RELEASING, AND CHANGING MCBCS CHANNEL OF MOBILE STATION IN BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for selecting, releasing, and changing a MultiCast and BroadCast Service (MCBCS) of a Mobile Station (MS) in a Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) system are provided. The method includes, upon receiving a request to select a specific channel, transmitting a channel selection request message for selecting the channel; determining whether a DSA request message including a Media Access Control (MAC) layer name tag for the channel is received from an Access Service Network-Gateway (ASN-GW), and, upon receiving the DSA request message, transmitting a DSA response message to the ASN-GW; and receiving a channel selection response message including information indicating a success or failure of the channel selection from an MCBCS server. Accordingly, there is an advantage in that an overall transmission delay is reduced for an MCBCS call process, and a processing capacity can be effectively utilized.09-04-2008
20100103855METHOD, SYSTEM AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING MBMS IN SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - A method, system and base station for transmitting MBMS in a single frequency network are provided. The method includes: sending, by an RNC, MBMS data to base stations of the target cells or sectors, distributing the same time and frequency resources, scrambling code and midamble to the cells or sectors to transmit the MBMS data, sending information of the distributed resources, scrambling code and midamble to the base stations and UEs of the target cells or sectors; and rotating, by each of the base stations, the MBMS burst signal to be sent by a random phase, sending the rotated signal to the UE using time and frequency resources distributed by RNC. The system includes an RNC, base stations and a UE, and each of the base stations includes a phase processing module and a signal sending module.04-29-2010
20100103856METHOD OF TRANSMITTING MULTICAST DATA BASED ON PROXY MOBILE IPv6 DURING HANDOFF - Provided is a method of transmitting multicast data based on proxy mobile Internet protocol version 6 (PMIPv6) during handoff. The method includes, when a first access router detects that a mobile node in the region of the first access router moves out of the region, transmitting, at the first access router, a context message informing a second access router adjacent to the first access router of handoff, when the second access router receives the context message, transmitting, at the second access router, a multicast membership report message about the mobile node to a multicast router, and receiving, at the second access router, multicast data from the multicast router and holding the received multicast data.04-29-2010
20100103854METHOD FOR RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - The present invention allows the terminal not to receive the same system information from corresponding cell when the terminal is moved to another cell within the global MBMS area, thereby preventing unnecessary reception and preventing network resources from being wasted.04-29-2010
20100103853Wireless Communication Apparatus - A wireless communication apparatus (04-29-2010
20120294223Multicast Service - A method including sending a multicast packet to a cluster of recipients; receiving information indicating receiving status relating to the multicast packet from individual members of the cluster of recipients; and initiating intracluster retransmission of said multicast packet by sending to the cluster of recipients collective information about the receiving statuses of the members of the cluster of recipients.11-22-2012
20120294222APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING E-MBS SERVICE IN MULTICARRIER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method for operating a terminal for receiving E-MBS (enhanced-multicast and broadcast service) service in a multicarrier system, the method comprising: establishing E-MBS service connection with a base station; sending, to the base station, a first message including report mode information when the terminal receives E-MBS service from the base station; wherein the report mode information indicates the terminal requests the base station to assign a carrier switching operation start time, receiving, from the base station, a second message including the carrier switching operation start time information requested by the terminal; and starting a carrier switching operation based on the received carrier switching operation start time information.11-22-2012
20120294220Method for Mobile Reception of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service by User Equipment, and User Equipment - Disclosed in the present invention are a method for mobile reception of a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) by a user equipment and a user equipment. The method includes: when a UE moves from a source cell to a target cell, the UE judges whether the UE will move out of or has already moved out of one or more multimedia broadcast multicast single frequency network (MBSFN) areas.11-22-2012
20120294221MBS DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, MBS DATA RECEIVING METHOD, AND USER EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for signaling, to user equipment, the number and position of frequency resources allocated to each of the plurality of E-MBS zones, using a zone allocation bitmap including bits corresponding to the number of resources allocated for one or more E-MBS zones. The method and apparatus of the present invention are advantageous in that signaling overheads required for specifying the number and position of frequency resources allocated to each of E-MBS zones can be reduced.11-22-2012
20120294219METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE MARKET SERVICE TRANSACTIONS - An approach is provided for receiving a request to broadcast at least one message associated with one or more market transactions. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, a conversion of the at least one message to a format for embedding into at least one broadcast signal. The approach also causes, at least in part, a transmission of the at least one converted message via the at least one broadcast signal.11-22-2012
20110205951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING RELAY - Disclosed are a data transmission/reception apparatus and method of a wireless communication system using a relay. The data transmission/reception apparatus of the relay sets a relay reception subframe (hereinafter, referred to as ‘relay-rx-sub-frame’), and reports, to a terminal within a cell coverage, that the set relay-rx-subframe is a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame, so that a legacy terminal may be provided with services in a wireless communication system using the relay.08-25-2011
20110205950RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio base station according to the present invention includes a common control information acquisition unit 08-25-2011
20100061290METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGES RELATED TO A BROADCAST OR MULTICAST SERVICE IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method of providing a point-to-point multicast service for transmitting data from a network element to a plurality of terminals in a communication system. The method includes transmitting a first message including service available information from the network element to the plurality of terminals, and transmitting a second message including radio bearer information from the network element to the plurality of terminals. The first message includes a pointer to the radio bearer information.03-11-2010
20100061288METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a communication system, a plurality of radio access systems (RASs) respectively receives connection resources from an MBS server for transmitting a multicast broadcast data packet. The MBS server is involved in transmission of the multicast broadcast data packet. Then, the plurality of RASs receive the multicast broadcast data packet including parameters for synchronization between the plurality of RASs and parameters for size and location of the multicast broadcast data packet and deliver the received multicast broadcast data packet to a portable subscriber station (PSS). Thereby, the plurality of RASs can transmit the multicast broadcast data packets with the same location and the same size to the PSSs at the same time.03-11-2010
20100061289 METHOD OF PERFORMING AND SUPPORTING HANDOVER IN BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - A method for performing a handover between MBS zones of a mobile station receiving multicast and broadcast service (MBS) data in a wireless access system is disclosed. The method for performing the handover between first and second MBS zones of the mobile station in a wireless access system includes receiving the MBS from a first base station belonging to the first MBS zone which uses a first MBS zone identifier (ID), requesting the handover between the first and second MBS zones, receiving parameter information including a second MBS zone identifier (ID), from the first base station, and receiving the MBS from a second base station belonging to the second MBS zone, using the parameter information, wherein the second MBS zone uses the second MBS zone identifier (ID) which is needed to receive the MBS.03-11-2010
20100061287Efficient coding schemes for retransmissions in multicast transmission - For use in a multicast wireless communication network comprising a plurality of base stations, various methods for encoding retransmissions to a plurality of mobile stations are provided. Each method includes transmitting a plurality of data packets to the plurality of mobile stations. Each method also includes creating at least one redundancy packet by using at least two of the plurality of data packets and binary XOR addition. Each method further includes transmitting at least one redundancy packet to the plurality of mobile stations.03-11-2010
20100061286Method for EMBS-unicast interactivity and EMBS paging - A method of paging a mobile station is provided. The method includes requesting to receive a page that announces when a program is to be broadcast. The method also includes sending the page to the mobile station before the program is to be broadcast. The method further includes receiving the page at the mobile station. A method for providing interactive feedback in a wireless communication network is also provided. The method includes broadcasting a program from a server to a mobile station. The method also includes receiving at least part of the program at the mobile station. The method further includes providing feedback about the program from the mobile station.03-11-2010
20100061285DATA COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In a communications system including a base station capable of altering a frequency bandwidth which is used for transmitting broadcast data for providing point-to-multipoint broadcasting communications service and which is used for transmitting individual communications data for providing point-to-point individual communications service, and a mobile terminal capable of altering a receivable bandwidth which is used for receiving at least the broadcast data and the individual communications data transmitted from the base station, decision processing of making a decision as to whether the mobile terminal can receive reception-desired content it desires to receive among contents provided by the broadcasting communications service is executed in accordance with a frequency occupying bandwidth used for transmitting the reception-desired content. Thus, the mobile terminal becomes able to make a decision as to whether it can receive particular E-MBMS content considering its own UE position.03-11-2010
20100290383RETRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER DEVICE IN MULTICAST SYSTEM - Disclosed are a retransmission method, a base station, and a user device in a multicast system. In order to reduce uplink signaling resource, a new MNI (Multiple NACK Indicator) message is added to an uplink common feedback channel in an existing E-MBMS system. The MNI message enables decision of an XOR retransmission group which satisfies the XOR retransmission condition. As compared to a conventional XOR retransmission, the number of uplink signalings does not depend on the number of receivers. That is, when a plenty of receptions are present, it is possible to significantly reduce uplink signalings.11-18-2010
20090296620BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR USE THEREIN - A base station includes a multicast group administration unit administering a multicast group to which a mobile station belongs, a timing determination unit determining an inter-frequency measurement timing when the mobile station measures a signal having a frequency different from a frequency for a residing cell of the mobile station, and a transmission unit transmitting data. The timing determination unit assigns an uniform inter-frequency measurement timing for at least two mobile stations belonging to the same multicast group. The transmission unit transmits data to a mobile station within the multicast so as to avoid the inter-frequency measurement timing.12-03-2009
20090296624METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST - Provided are a method and apparatus for transporting a broadcast and a method and apparatus for receiving a broadcast. In the method of transporting a broadcast service for mobile communications, the method includes generating an encapsulation packet including configuration information adaptive to application data that is to be transmitted and the application data; generating transport packets having data regarding the encapsulation packet by dividing the encapsulation packet into predetermined-sized packets, where the transport packets include information regarding the structures of the transport packets; and generating service configuration information including information set about a channel having the transport packets, and including the service configuration information in a service information channel at a predetermined location from among at least one transport channel on a transport stream. Accordingly, it is possible to efficiently use a data region and increase the speed of data transmission.12-03-2009
20110268008APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT USES MULTI-CARRIER - A method for operating a base station for Multicast Broadcast Services (MBS) in a wireless communication system that uses a multi-carrier is provided. In the method, MBS capability exchange is performed on a terminal using a primary carrier. A first message for configuring at least one MBS service flow is received from the terminal. A second message is transmitted to the terminal in response to the first message. The second message includes switching information between the primary carrier and a secondary carrier. MBS data is transmitted using the secondary carrier.11-03-2011
20080240011Method and Apparatus for Error Correction in Mbms Receipt System - Provided is an error correcting method that can provide improved error correction efficiency in a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) by marking the presence of an error in a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) with an error instead of discarding the erroneous PDU in an MBMS terminal of the MBMS system, which performs error correction in an application layer, and transmitting the erroneous PDU together with a PDU without an error to the application layer, and an error correction apparatus employing the method. The MBMS terminal includes: a radio link control (RLC) protocol processor configured to receive PDUs generated from the reception data, generate service data units (SDUs) by combining the PDUs, mark whether there is an SDU recovered from a PDU with an error, and output the SDUs; and a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) processing means configured to receive and deliver the SDUs.10-02-2008
20090003256MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MBMS SERVICE RELEVANT INFORMATION TRANSFER METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - The present invention provides a mobile communication system in which a target Radio Network Controller can decide the PtP method or PtM method correctly, and notify that the contents data of an MBMS service starts to be transferred to the radio terminal. A source Radio Network Controller sets up the relevant information of the MBMS service joined by a radio terminal in a Relocation Required message, and transmits it to an SGSN4. The SGSN4 transmits a Relocation Request message to the target Radio Network Controller. The target Radio Network Controller sets up the radio resources to perform the communication with the radio terminal, and stores the relevant information of the MBMS service in the Relocation Required message in memory.01-01-2009
20080232294METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTINGUISHING BROADCAST MESSAGES IN WIRELESS SIGNALS - Methods and apparatus for processing and generating broadcast messages determined by a subband and OFDM symbols of frames in which signals are received. Overhead messages indicating resources used by broadcast messages in a wireless communication system are generated. Signals are received over a wireless system and broadcast messages are determined from the signals as designated by a subband and OFDM symbols of frames of an ultraframe in which signals are received.09-25-2008
20090168686Adaptive Broadcast Multicast Systems in Wireless Communication Networks - A method in a wireless communication network infrastructure entity including broadcasting information on a broadcast channel for receipt by broadcast wireless communication terminals in the wireless communication network, transmitting (07-02-2009
20090040958Transmitting RF signals employing both digital and analog components with a common amplifier - Apparatus is presented for broadcasting an RF signal. This includes a signal divider that receives a composite RF signal and provides therefrom first and second signals each having digital and analog components. A phase extractor receives the first signal and provides therefrom a phase modulated RF signal for application to an amplifier. A gain controller varies the gain of the amplifier in accordance with amplitude variations of the second signal.02-12-2009
20080273482UPLINK ACCESS METHOD FOR RECEIVING A POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT SERVICE - In a wireless mobile communications system, a network transmits a response request message with respect to a particular point-to-multipoint service to a terminal, the terminal transmits uplink access preamble according to information of the received response request message and receives a response message in response to the uplink access preamble. The terminal transmits an uplink message to a network if a terminal identifier together with an identifier of the preamble are included in the response message, and does not transmit the uplink message to the network if only the identifier of the preamble is included in the response message, thereby effectively utilizing uplink radio resources during the uplink access.11-06-2008
20080285497Apparatus, method, and computer program product providing improved point-to-multipoint communication in a wimax system - The exemplary embodiments of the invention describe apparatus, methods and computer program products that provide a guide and control channel in a WiMAX system to facilitate point-to-multipoint (p-t-m) channel identification, transmission and/or reception. In one non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: accessing a p-t-m guide; and transmitting the p-t-m guide using a predetermined IP address on a predetermined channel in a WiMAX system. In another non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: receiving a p-t-m guide on a predetermined IP address of a predetermined channel in a WiMAX system; extracting p-t-m session information from the p-t-m guide; selecting a transmission to receive based on the extracted p-t-m session information; and receiving the selected transmission.11-20-2008
20100128650BASE STATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - User apparatuses transmit feedback information for reporting that multicast data and/or broadcast data do not satisfy required quality. A base station apparatus for transmitting multicast data and/or broadcast data to the user apparatuses includes: a feedback information determination unit configured to obtain the number of notifications of the feedback information, and to determine whether to perform adaptive modulation and coding based on the number of notifications; and a MCS control unit configured to change a combination of a modulation scheme and a channel coding scheme which are applied to multicast data and/or broadcast data according to a determination result of the feedback information determination unit.05-27-2010
20100128646Fast signaling services for E-UTRAN based wireless systems - Fast Signaling Services (FSS) for E-UTRAN based wireless systems are provided. A mobility management entity defines FSS MBSFN areas for its tracking areas and generates a FSS packet including signaling information intended for a plurality of UEs in a tracking area of the wireless network. The tracking area and its associated FSS MBSFN area includes a plurality of cells/eNodeBs. The mobility management entity multicasts the generated packet to the plurality of cells/eNodeBs in the FSS MBSFN area that covers the tracking area. The plurality of eNodeBs broadcast the packaged signaling messages to the plurality of UEs in the tracking area using the FSS MBSFN transmission. The FSS improves signaling performance of the overall system for the E-UTRAN.05-27-2010
20080291862SECURE COMMUNICATIONS FOR WIRELESS MESH NETWORK ACCESS POINTS - Techniques for secure communications among wireless mesh network access points are described herein. According to one embodiment, a wireless mesh network includes multiple wireless mesh access points communicatively coupled to each other via multiple mesh links and multiple end-user clients, each being associated with one of the wireless mesh access points. In response to a packet received at a first mesh access point of the wireless mesh access points from a local end-user client of the first mesh access point destined to another end-user client associated with a second mesh access point of the wireless mesh access points, the packet is routed via a tunneling protocol from the first mesh access point to the second mesh access point. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.11-27-2008
20080291860MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS IN A WIRELESS MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for multiplexing and transmitting multiple data streams are described. Transmission of the multiple data streams occurs in “super-frames”. Each super-frame has a predetermined time duration and is further divided into multiple (e.g., four) frames. Each data block for each data stream is outer encoded to generate a corresponding code block. Each code block is partitioned into multiple subblocks, and each data packet in each code block is inner encoded and modulated to generate modulation symbols for the packet. The multiple subblocks for each code block are transmitted in the multiple frames of the same super-frame, one subblock per frame. Each data stream is allocated a number of transmission units in each super-frame and is assigned specific transmission units to achieve efficient packing. A wireless device can select and receive individual data streams.11-27-2008
20080205321Radio frequency multicasting - A method for radio frequency multicasting and a multicast site architecture are provided. The method includes assigning a different traffic multicast Internet Protocol (IP) address to each of a plurality of groups of LMR users and encapsulating the LMR content within IP packets. The method further includes transmitting the IP packets to one of the plurality of groups of LMR users using at least one of the assigned traffic multicast IP addresses.08-28-2008
20080279132Wireless Communication Device - A plurality of nodes each including a transmitter, a receiver, and a controller is linked together via a network. The transmitter of a transmission node using multiple wireless interfaces sends a beacon message sending its own node identifier and wireless interfaces to at least one reception node, which in turn sends back a response message sending its own node identifier and at least one usable wireless interface. The controller of the transmission node determines the broadcast order based on the response message received by the receiver. The transmitter of the transmission node performs broadcasting or multicasting using the wireless interface, which is selected based on the broadcast order. Thus, it is possible to perform broadcasting or multicasting at an efficient usage of radio frequency while covering all reachable neighboring nodes in node-to-node wireless communications based on multiple wireless communication methods.11-13-2008
20120033605METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING A PUSH MESSAGE - In the field of wireless communications technologies, a method, a device and a system for transmitting a push message are provided, which solve the technical problem that a push message may not be transmitted in an appropriate Point To Multipoint (PTM) bearer mode in the prior art. The method includes: determining at least one mode in PTM bearer modes for a received push message; adapting respectively, for the push message, a transmission bearer type corresponding to the at least one mode; and transmitting the adapted push message to a terminal through a PTM bearer network corresponding to the transmission bearer type.02-09-2012
20110007683APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MULTICAST COMMUNICATION IN BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for supporting multicast communication in a broadband wireless access system are provided. A method of a Mobile Station (MS) for supporting multicast communication in a wireless access system includes acquiring decoding parameters by receiving an Advanced Air Interface Enhanced-Multicast and Broadcast Service configuration (AAI-E-MBS_CFG) message from a Base Station (BS), establishing an E-MBS service flow by sending and receiving AAI Dynamic Service Addition-request/response (AAI_DSA-REQ/RSP) messages to and from the BS, and decoding E-MBS MAP received from the BS through the established E-MBS service flow using the acquired decoding parameters. The E-MBS MAP includes information for decoding multicast bursts.01-13-2011
20130215813MODIFYING FEC VALUES AND MCS VALUES IN A NETWORK - A method includes receiving an indication of current quality of service for a transmission received by user equipment from a base station. The method includes identifying target quality of service values for the transmission. A current FEC value and a current MCS value is identified for the transmission. An adjusted FEC value and an adjusted MCS value is determined based on the current FEC value and the current MCS value, the indication of current quality of service, and the target quality of service values. The method includes outputting the adjusted FEC value to a broadcast multicast service center for the transmission. The method also includes outputting the adjusted MCS value to the base station.08-22-2013
20100142432Method and Apparatus For Data Packet Transport In a Wireless Communication System Using an Internet Protocol - Method and apparatus for data packet transport in a wireless transmission system supporting broadcast transmissions. A multicast tree is built between nodes through neighboring routers. The multicast tree forms a tunnel through which the broadcast content is transmitted. The broadcast message is encapsulated in an Internet Protocol packet for transmission through the multicast tree. At least one multicast tree is formed between the Internet portion of the system and the wireless portion of the system, such as the Access Network. In one embodiment, an external multicast tree is formed between a content source and a packet data service node, and an internal multicast tree is formed between the packet data service node and a packet control function node.06-10-2010
20080240010INTELLIGENT ORCHESTRATION OF CROSS-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS - A method and architecture for managing a communication campaign direct toward a plurality of media consumption devices associated with a common user (10-02-2008
20090080353METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIPLE MULTICAST COMMUNICATIONS OVER A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Apparatus and method for allocating bandwidth for multicast communications in a wireless communication network. The base station allocates certain bandwidth for handling multicast communications through a multicast communication channel. When a new multicast communication arrives, the base station assigns a predefined number of bandwidth to the multicast communication channel according to a predefined algorithm. A wireless device will monitor all slots in a multicast channel and discard all the packets not belonging to its call.03-26-2009
20100272004MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system has three types of cells including, in addition to an MBMS dedicated cell, a unicast cell to and from which a mobile terminal can transmit and receive individual communication data, and a unicast/MBMS-mixed cell which can provide both a service provided by the unicast cell and a service provided by the MBMS dedicated cell. While receiving the broadcast type data transmitted from the MBMS dedicated cell, the mobile terminal makes a notification of an MBMS receiving state via the unicast cell or the unicast/MBMS-mixed cell to transmit information for identifying the MBMS dedicated cell, and the communication system transmits a paging signal to the mobile terminal currently receiving the broadcast type data transmitted from the MBMS dedicated cell on the basis of a tracking area (Tracking Area) in which the mobile terminal is tracked, the tracking area being determined on the basis of the information transmitted.10-28-2010
20090303910Method for providing notifications for multi-media broadcast/multicast service - A method for providing notifications for Multi-media Broadcast/Multicast Service comprising steps of configuring a MBMS notification channel or a service channel by a RNC; sending information relevant to the MBMS service to a base station by the RNC; calculating a location indicated by a transmission notification according to the received information by the base station; and transmitting the MBMS notification channel by the base station. With the service relevant parameters transferred to the Node B, the notification indicated location NI corresponding to each service in each frame can be calculated by the Node B to reduce the traffic through the interface lub. The traffic of information transferred between the RNC and the base station is decreased so that the network resource is utilized effectively.12-10-2009
20100142429Multimedia service providing method for radio mobile communication system - A multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) in a universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) includes a UTRAN that provides an MBMS service. The MBMS service-related information is exchanged between the UTRAN and a terminal or between nodes in the UTRAN by using an MBMS identification so that a user group receiving MBMS data or a data of a specific MBMS service can be identified.06-10-2010
20100142431INFORMATION DOWNLOADING APPARATUS AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A technique for improving the efficiency of downloading transmission data is disclosed. An information downloading apparatus downloads differing sets of information to predetermined groups to which a mobile terminal may belong. This apparatus includes a channel selecting unit for selecting from plural information channels an information channel for transmitting transmission data and a transmitting unit for transmitting transmission data using the selected information channel. The channel selecting unit selects an information channel so that sets of transmission data with differing destination addresses may be transmitted through differing information channels. The transmitting unit transmits to each group, through a control channel, information pertaining to whether a set of transmission data exists, the information channel to be used if the set of transmission data exists, and the data length of the set of transmission data. The control channel includes time slots that are associated with the groups.06-10-2010
20090180417Ehspa Architecture - A system and method for use in a telecommunications network may utilize Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS), specifically, a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) or a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network may utilize MBMS and eHSPA technology. IP multicast connections directly between the eHSPA Node Bs I 07-16-2009
20090161595SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROADCASTING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC INFORMATION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS - A system and method for a novel broadcasting scheme (NBS) in a wireless local area network are described, which can operate with or without a network connection. The system permits transmission of application-specific data through a specific field in a beacon frame, the Service Set Identity (SSID). By implementing a NBS Processor in an AP and a NBS Parser in stations, the AP can broadcast application-specific data while the stations can automatically act upon the receipt of the broadcast.06-25-2009
20090161592METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING DISPARATE CONNECTION PATHS FROM A MOBILE USER DEVICE TO A BASE STATION THROUGH A MOBILE PEER-TO-PEER (PTP) NETWORK - A system and method for establishing and/or maintaining one or more disparate connection paths from a originating mobile user device to a base station via a mobile peer-to-peer (PTP) network including an originating mobile user device configured to broadcasting at least one of a path establishment request signal and one or more path confirmation request signals to one or more intermediate mobile user devices; a mobile peer-to-peer network including the one or more intermediate mobile user devices configured to forwarding the at least one of the path establishment request signal, one or more path establishment response signals, the one or more path confirmation request signal, and one or more path confirmation response signals, via one or more disparate connection paths; and a base station configured to broadcasting at least one of the one or more path establishment response signals and the one or more path confirmation response signals to the originating mobile user device via the one or more disparate connection paths within the mobile peer-to-peer network.06-25-2009
20090154389Multi-Channel mesh network - A method of selecting at least one routing path between an access node and a gateway is provided. The method includes the access node receiving over a plurality of channels, indicators from at least one upstream access node, the indicators providing information of selected upstream paths between each of the upstream access nodes and upstream gateways. The access node determines an optimal set of routing paths between the access node and at least one upstream gateway, based upon the indicators, the optimal set of routing paths including a combination of paths over multiple channels.06-18-2009
20090180419INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD AND INFORMATION TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - An information transmitting method including; determining, on a basis of a packet error rate from a master station to slave stations, a number of times of multicast transmission in accordance with an expected value of a number of slave stations that transmit a retransmission request, an expected value of a number of retransmitted packets responding to the retransmission request, or a probability that the slave stations receive all packets forming information; notifying determined number of times of multicast transmission to the slave stations; and transmitting, to plural slave stations in multicast, same information formed of plural packets the determined times of multicast transmission.07-16-2009
20090180420INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD AND INFORMATION TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - A slave station which transmits/receives signals to/from a master station, the slave station includes: a transmitting unit and receiving unit for transmitting/receiving signals regarding the master station; a storing unit; an input unit; wherein under a control by a control unit, the transmitting unit transmits a transmission request for transmitting multicast data to the master station in accordance with a timing of power-on or an input by the input unit; the receiving unit receives information of a number of times of transmission for requested multicast data from the master station and stores the number in the storing unit; and after receiving the multicast data the number of times of transmission stored in the storing unit, the control unit determines presence of absence of lacking data which have not been received and, transmits a retransmission request for requesting the lacking data in a case of presence the lacking data.07-16-2009
20110268011METHOD, SYSTEM AND DRNC FOR TRANSPORTING CELL CAPICITY BY CROSSING IUR INTERFACE - The present invention provides a method, system and a Drift Radio Network Controller (DRNC) for transferring a cell capability across an Iur interface. The method comprises: a DRNC writing MBMS service supporting capability indication information of a DRNC controlled cell into an indication message or a response message, and sending the indication message or the response message to a SRNC. This method facilitates the SRNC to make a more suitable decision according to the requirement after knowing the cell capability of the DRNC.11-03-2011
20110268009RELAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RELAY METHOD - Disclosed is a relay apparatus for forwarding a received multicast frame to a communication apparatus at a specified communication rate. The relay apparatus converts the received multicast frame to the corresponding unicast frame, sets a relatively higher communication rate than the specified communication rate, and forwards the converted unicast frame to the communication apparatus at the relatively higher communication rate. The relay apparatus determines whether or not the availability of the converted and forwarded unicast frame by an application is ascertained based on a condition, and prohibits conversion to the unicast frame when the availability is negated. This configuration enhances the user's convenience in the relay technique of converting multicast frames to unicast frames and forwarding the converted unicast frames.11-03-2011
20110268007COORDINATED MULTI-POINT (CoMP) NETWORK AND PROTOCOL ARCHITECTURE - Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to wireless communication systems, and more particularly to a coordinated multi-point network and protocol architecture. One aspect discloses a method of wireless communication and includes receiving a measurement report from a user equipment (UE). Coordinated multi point (CoMP) control messages are transmitted from a first eNodeB to a second eNodeB at a medium access control (MAC) layer in response to the received measurement report.11-03-2011
20110268006Network Controlled Device to Device / Machine to Machine Cluster Operation - Methods, apparatuses, and systems can permit network allocation of uplink resources. In one example, a method includes determining uplink resources to be granted to a cluster. The method can also include preparing, at an apparatus, an uplink resource grant, based on the determining, including a transmitter identifier. The method can further include transmitting the uplink resources grant to a plurality of cluster nodes of the cluster. The transmitter identifier identifies at least one node of the plurality of cluster nodes.11-03-2011
20090080358TERMINATING A MULTICAST SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A wireless communication system and methods thereof are disclosed. A server (e.g., a push-to-talk (PTT) server) determines a multicast message to be a final multicast message for a multicast session having an indeterminate end time. The server inserts a flag into the multicast message, the inserted flag indicating that the flagged multicast message is a final multicast message for the multicast session. The server sends the flagged multicast message to a communication entity (e.g., a radio access network (RAN), a broadcast serving node (BSN), etc.) supporting the multicast session. The communication entity (e.g., RAN, BSN, etc.) receives the multicast message from the server. The communication entity determines whether the received multicast message includes a flag relating to multicast session termination. The communication entity releases at least one channel associated with the multicast session based on the determining step.03-26-2009
20090080352PACKET RELAY METHOD AND HOME AGENT - The present invention is to reduce consumption of band resources and delay in communication as a whole. A functional configuration of a home agent according to the present invention will be described as follows. A Mobile IP protocol process portion 03-26-2009
20110205952TRANSMITTING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCHEDULING INFORMATION - A transmitting method and device for scheduling information, wherein the method includes: scheduling information of the MBMS controlling signaling is borne in a designated system information block to be transmitted, wherein the designated system information block is a system information block 08-25-2011
20090161590MULTICAST DATA STREAM SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for multicast data stream selection in a communication system includes a first step 06-25-2009
20090161594HYBRID MULTICAST ROUTING PROTOCOL FOR WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS - A method of multicast routing in a wireless mesh network is provided. One implementation involves maintaining a multicast logical tree having a structure establishing parent-child connectivity relationships between wireless station nodes, wherein each node has access to local connectivity information for its local nodes; and a wireless station node joining a multicast group in the network and becoming the group coordinator. Each multicast group member may join and leave the group at any time utilizing both tree structure and local link state information.06-25-2009
20090161591TRANSMISSION OF SYSTEM CONFIGURATION INFORMATION IN MOBILE WIMAX SYSTEMS - The particular frame in a super-frame using orthogonal frequency division multiple access techniques will contain system configuration information in the super-frame header. This super-frame header may be located at a fixed offset from the initial preamble of the frame. In some embodiments, the system configuration information may be located in a broadcast channel section of the super-frame header. In some embodiments, the particular frame may overlap a legacy OFDMA frame in time and in OFDMA sub-channels, so that the two frames share some time and sub-channel resources.06-25-2009
20090161596METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - A method for transmitting multimedia broadcast/multicast service includes: checking whether packet loss occurs during a transmission process of the multimedia broadcast/multicast service; and notifying, upon checking a packet loss, a physical layer not to transmit any data over a time and frequency resource used for transmitting the lost packet. A system for transmitting multimedia broadcast/multicast service is also provided. The method and system realizes checking and handling the packet loss during transmission process of MBMS service in time, effectively prevents errors from spreading, guarantees that terminals can receive MBMS service data correctly and further ensures smooth radio combining in the physical layer.06-25-2009
20090161593Wireless Multicast for Layered Media - The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for optimizing data rates in communicating multicast data, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining available data rates corresponding to a user station; computing optimal data rate within each access network cell; and controlling the data rate for each data packet at each access network cell.06-25-2009
20090285145System and method for relaying multicast broadcast service - A system and method for relaying Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) are provided. The system for relaying MBS includes a base station; and a plurality of relay stations, wherein the relay stations forms multi-hop relay network, and wherein the base station selects a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) level among a plurality of MCS levels based on channel condition between the base station and the respective relay stations. The MBS relay system of the present invention provides improved data throughput and stable broadcast services.11-19-2009
20080316952METHOD OF SELECTING BETWEEN MULTIPLE OPERATION MODES OF PROVIDING A BROADCAST OR MULTICAST SERVICE - The invention relates to a method of selecting by a control entity between at least a first and a second operation mode of providing a broadcast or multicast service to user equipments (UEs) in a wireless telecommunication network, the method comprising: 12-25-2008
20080316951METHOD FOR DISCOVERING A ROUTE TO AN INTELLIGENT ACCESS POINT (IAP) - In a wireless multi-hop network including a plurality of multi-radio meshed nodes, a method is provided for a particular recipient multi-radio meshed node to optimize a route to an intelligent access point (IAP). Each of the multi-radio meshed nodes include a plurality of radio modules, and each radio module comprises an interface. Each of the radio modules in each of the multi-radio meshed nodes transmit a HELLO message over-the-air (OTA). Each HELLO message transmitted by each of the radio modules comprises: a source node MAC address field which specifies a first MAC address of the multi-radio meshed node, and a source interface MAC address field associated with a particular radio module of the multi-radio meshed node and which specifies an interface MAC address of the radio module.12-25-2008
20120069785SYNCHRONIZATION SCHEDULE METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM - A synchronization schedule method, apparatus and system are provided. The method includes that base station equipment obtains a scheduling sequence of the multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS); the base station equipment makes the received synchronization data frame of MBMS perform ordering, and sends the synchronization data frame according to the ordering result. The method, apparatus and system make the received synchronization data frame of MBMS perform ordering according to the scheduling sequence, so as to ensure a plurality of MBMS perform synchronization schedule and synchronization multiplex between the base station equipments, and make the system obtain the statistical multiplex gain of MBMS service.03-22-2012
20120069784METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE MULTIPLE POINT TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION - A cooperative multiple point transmission and reception (CoMP) method of a user equipment (UE) receiving signals from a plurality of base stations (BSs) comprises receiving a first signal from a serving BS, receiving a second signal from an interfering BS, and restoring data, included in the first signal, using the second signal. The second signal comprises a downlink signal, transmitted from the interfering BS to a UE connected to the interfering BS, and a dummy signal for canceling interference of the downlink signal with the first signal. In a wireless communication system composed of multiple cells, CoMP using DPC can be performed even without data sharing between the cells.03-22-2012
20120069783MOBILITY MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE CLUSTERS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of mobility management within a wireless communications network including a plurality of sectors are disclosed. In an example, the wireless communications network includes a first cluster of sectors with at least one target sector and at least one supporting sector. The multicast communication session is carried within both the target and supporting sectors. In another example, a second cluster can be included within the network for supporting the same multicast communication session that includes its own target and supporting sectors. In this example, the first cluster transmits multicast media on a first interlace-multiplex (IM) pair of a downlink broadcast channel (BCH) and the second cluster transmits multicast media on a second IM pair of the downlink BCH. If sectors of the first and second clusters are at least adjacent, the network controls a manner in which the first and second clusters carry the multicast media.03-22-2012
20090180418METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TERMINAL MOVING IN MULTICAST BROADCAST SYSTEM - A method and a base station (BS) for a terminal to move in a multicast broadcast system are disclosed. The method and the BS maintain the continuity of a multicast broadcast service (MBS) when a terminal in an IDLE mode moves within an MBS zone or among different MBS zones or different paging groups. After the start of the MBS, when the terminal in the IDLE mode moves from an original BS to the coverage of a target BS in the same MBS zone and the same paging group, if the terminal does not receive the MBS or the terminal determines that the target BS does not provide the MBS or provides the MBS in a PTP mode, the terminal notifies the information about the MBS that the terminal needs to receive to the target BS through a location update procedure.07-16-2009
20090022079Method and apparatus for providing enhanced channel interleaving - An approach is provided for channel interleaving. A plurality of symbols are received and partitioned into a plurality of subblocks. The subblocks form a plurality of subsequences. A first output sequence is generated from the subsequences. The subsequences of the first output sequence is selected and punctured to generate a second output sequence, and interleaving the second output sequence.01-22-2009
20090252076SWITCHING CARRIERS TO JOIN A MULTICAST SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Embodiments are directed to supporting a multicast session in a wireless communications network are provided. A request to register for an announced multicast session (e.g., a push to talk (PTT) session) is sent from an access terminal to an access network. The access terminal has a traffic channel on a first carrier. The access network determines whether the announced multicast session is being carried on the first carrier. The access network transmits a traffic channel assignment message allocating the access terminal a traffic channel on a second carrier if the determining step determines that the given multicast session is not being carried on the first carrier and is being carried on the second carrier. Thus, the access terminal need not send a connection request to be allocated a traffic channel on the second carrier, thereby reducing a channel outage during the carrier switch.10-08-2009
20090252075TRANSMISSION OF OVERHEAD CHANNELS WITH TIMING OFFSET AND BLANKING - Techniques for mitigating interference in a wireless network are described. In an aspect, interference on overhead channels may be mitigated by (i) sending the overhead channels from different base stations in non-overlapping time intervals and (ii) having each interfering base station reduce its transmit power during time intervals in which the overhead channels are sent by neighbor base stations. In one design, a first base station may send an overhead channel in a first time interval, and a second base station may send the overhead channel in a second time interval that is non-overlapping with the first time interval. The base stations may have different frame timing, which may be offset by an integer number of subframes and/or an integer number of symbol periods. Alternatively, the base stations may have the same frame timing, and the first and second time intervals may cover non-overlapping symbol periods with different indices.10-08-2009
20090252074Method for Determining Successful Receipt at a Mobile Terminal - Transmissions sent on a multicast broadcast multimedia service control channel (MCCH) to a mobile terminal are determined to be successfully received by signalling the expected number of messages within the transmission; and terminating receipt of the MCCH only when the number of messages received is equal to the number of messages signalled.10-08-2009
20090141665BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE METHOD BASED ON USER LOCATION INFORMATION - A method and device for providing a broadcast/multicast service are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising: receiving, by a client module, a service guide including contents information with respect to one or more contents from a broadcast/multicast server; transmitting, by the client module, a broadcast/multicast request message with respect to contents selected by a user of a specific terminal among the contents information included in the received service guide to the broadcast/multicast server; transmitting, by the client module, a location tracking request message with respect to the specific terminal to a network entity; receiving a response message with respect to the location tracking request message, the response message including a location tracking result from the network entity; transmitting, by the client module, location information of the specific terminal to the broadcast/multicast server.06-04-2009
20110222463LARGE BANDWIDTH MULTI-CARRIER SYSTEM AND ITS BROADCAST INFORMATION UPDATING METHOD - The present invention discloses a large bandwidth multi-carrier system and its broadcast information updating method, and relates to broadband variable, ultra-band wireless communication system. The method of the present invention comprises: the system side sending the complete broadcast information periodically only on the primary carriers; when the broadcast information has been changed, the system side sending the broadcast information updating indication signaling in the paging channels of both the primary carriers and the secondary carriers after updating the broadcast information on the primary carriers, and sending the updated broadcast information on all the secondary carriers; when the broadcast information has not been updated, the system side not configuring the broadcast information on the secondary carriers.09-15-2011
20110222462SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SUPERPOSITION CODED MULTICAST WITH A SINGLE MODULATION SCHEME - A cross-layer design architecture is provided for logical superposition coded (SPC) modulation for last-hop wireless data, aiming to overcome the effects of multi-user channel diversity in wireless video multicast. The proposed approach generates a logical SPC modulated signal by mapping successively refined information bits onto layered modulation through dynamic energy allocation and phase keying assignment, which mimics the superposition process for multiple modulated signals in convention hardware-based SPC modulation. At the receiver end, the received logical SPC signal is decoded by implementing a software-based approach on common demodulators without going through the signal-interference cancellation (SIC) process that is necessary in the conventional approach. The approach presented provides comparable or even better overall system throughput than by using the conventional hardware and SIC-based SPC modulation under various scenarios of different histograms of user channel conditions and power allocations for base and enhancement layer information.09-15-2011
20090080362REGULATING BROADCAST OVERHEAD MESSAGES WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of regulating broadcast overhead messages within a wireless communications network are disclosed. In an example, an access network periodically sends a message advertising an announced multicast session on each of a plurality of carriers, the message indicating that the announced multicast session is being carried on a target carrier among the plurality of carriers. The access network determines whether to cease transmission of the periodic message within each non-target carrier based on a number of times the periodic message has been sent in each of the plurality of carriers, and ceases transmission of the periodic message within each non-target carrier based on the determining step.03-26-2009
20090052363WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Wireless communication is performed between an access point and a plurality of wireless terminals pursuant to standard of wireless LAN communication. The access point transmits a plurality of data frames to the plurality of wireless terminals by one communication of multicast communication and broadcast communication and designates some of the plurality of wireless terminals to return Block Acknowledgement frames as an acknowledgement response. The designated wireless terminals produce the Block Acknowledgement frames and return them to the access point when required to return the Block Acknowledgement frames from the access point.02-26-2009
20090097429DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A digital broadcasting system and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. A method for controlling a digital broadcast receiving system includes the steps of receiving a broadcast signal having mobile service data and main service data multiplexed therein, extracting transmission parameter channel (TPC) signaling information and fast information channel (FIC) signaling information from a data group within the received mobile service data, by using the extracted fast information channel (FIC) signaling information, acquiring a program table describing virtual channel information and service of an ensemble, the ensemble being a virtual channel group of the received mobile service data, by using the acquired program table, detecting a descriptor defining basic information required for accessing the received service, and, by using the detected descriptor, controlling the receiving system to enable access to the corresponding service.04-16-2009
20090080363MOBILITY MANAGEMENT WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of mobility management within a wireless communications network including a plurality of sectors are disclosed. In an example, the wireless communications network includes a first cluster of sectors with at least one target sector and at least one supporting sector. The multicast communication session is carried within both the target and supporting sectors. In another example, a second cluster can be included within the network for supporting the same multicast communication session that includes its own target and supporting sectors. In this example, the first cluster transmits multicast media on a first interlace-multiplex (IM) pair of a downlink broadcast channel (BCH) and the second cluster transmits multicast media on a second IM pair of the downlink BCH. If sectors of the first and second clusters overlap, the network controls a manner in which the first and second clusters carry the multicast media.03-26-2009
20090080354Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Providing System and Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a multi-media broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) providing system and a method thereof. The MBMS providing system provides an MBMS to a terminal having an MBMS function. The MBMS providing system includes a service center and a radio access network. The service center provides MBMS data and metadata having service announcement information abut the MBMS to the terminal. The radio access network periodically transmits establishment information for receiving the metadata to the terminal, and provides the metadata and the MBMS data received from the service center to the terminal through nodes for transmitting data. The establishment information includes first establishment information having a service identifier and IP/UDP parameters for receiving the metadata, and second establishment information for establishing a radio channel.03-26-2009
20110141962METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEMODULATING MULTICAST SIGNAL - An apparatus for demodulating signals received from a plurality of base stations including a serving base station and a neighbor base station determines start timings of a serving cell signal transmitted from the serving base station and neighbor cell signals transmitted from the neighbor base stations, and verifies whether or not the neighbor cell signals that are earlier than the serving cell signal are provided on the basis of the determined start timings. Next, the apparatus selects a section where the reception energy of the symbol has the maximum level among symbols corresponding to signals of frames corresponding to the signals, respectively, as a demodulation section, and demodulates a multicast signal including the received signals on the basis of the selected demodulation section.06-16-2011
20110141964METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERY PROCESSING OF SYNCHRONOUSLY TRANSMITTED SERVICE DATA - A method and apparatus for recovering synchronization among transmitted service data are disclosed in the present invention. The method comprises: a first network element sending a request to a second network element, the request carrying first information and identification information of data stream, wherein, the request is used to acquire a Radio Link Control sequence number of a Radio Link Control protocol data unit corresponding to the data packet indicated by the first information in the data stream; the first network element receiving second information returned by the second network element according to the request and allocating the Radio Link control sequence number carried in the second information to the Radio Link Control protocol data unit in the first network element.06-16-2011
20110141961METHOD OF ERROR CORRECTION FOR A MULTICAST MESSAGE - A method of error correction for a multicast message sent over a wireless network includes encoding a message into N data packets using a forward error correction code and multicasting at least L data packets of the N data packets over a wireless network to recipients. Recipients not receiving the at least L data packets send a reply to the sender. The sender then selects a second subset of X data packets from the N data packets, and multicasts the X data packets over the wireless network to the recipients.06-16-2011
20090201844Method, Apparatus And System For Multicast Communication In A Wireless Multi-Hop Network - A method for multicast communication in a network having plural nodes according to the ZigBee network specification includes creating a multicast group including a subset of the plural nodes and excluding at least one non-member node in the plural nodes. The multicast group has a multicast address. The method also includes transmitting multicast message including the multicast address and receiving the multicast message at each node in the multicast group.08-13-2009
20130215815EFFICIENT MULTICAST CONTROL PROCESSING FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method comprises an exchange of messages between an access point and a wireless network switch. One message, a PROXY IGMP JOIN message, is transmitted to the access point for propagation to a multicast router. This is performed so that multicast data associated with the multicast group identified by the PROXY IGMP JOIN message is routed to the access point without any unnecessary involvement by the wireless network switch.08-22-2013
20130215812WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE POWER REDUCTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A wireless communications power saving method and apparatus is provided. The method includes, when no reverse link traffic exists and no forward link traffic has been received for a predetermined amount of time, establishing, at a terminal, a reverse link transmission pilot signal duty cycle, and boosting overhead channel signal transmission power during ON slots and gating overhead channel and pilot signal transmission power during OFF slots. The design further includes estimating, at the terminal, an available data transmission rate, determining an actual data transmission rate, setting a terminal transmission duty cycle for a next period based on the estimated available data transmission rate, the actual data transmission rate, and a margin of error, and transmitting data from the terminal according to the terminal transmission duty cycle.08-22-2013
20090190515BRIDGING WIRELESS AND WIRED MEDIA IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - In one embodiment, a transmitting node may be configured to transmit a wireless advertisement frame over a computer network, wherein the frame includes a source address of a reachable node being advertised, a destination address to which the reachable node is to be advertised, a transmitter address of the transmitting node, and a receiver address of a wireless access point to which the wireless advertisement frame is to be received. Also, the wireless access point may be configured to receive the wireless advertisement frame from the network, and in response, transmit a reflected wireless advertisement frame having the source address of the reachable node, the destination address to which the reachable node is to be advertised, a transmitter address of the access point, and a receiver address that indicates the reflected frame is to be accepted by any appropriate receiver excluding the transmitting node.07-30-2009
20090097430Selective Service Method In Multicast System - A multicast service of a 3GPP Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is disclosed. A multicast service stream identifier is provided so that each multicast area can receive different information for one service or one multicast service can be provided with different QoSs to areas. In addition, the multicast service stream identifier is provided which can selectively receive diverse menus or channels for one multicast service provided in the same area. Thus, by providing the multicast service stream identifier, users' desires for various services can be satisfied.04-16-2009
20110222458Multi-user Downlink and Uplink Transmission Method and Communication System Using the Same - The present invention discloses a multi-user (MU) downlink and downlink transmission method for a communication system. The communication system includes an access point (AP) and a plurality of stations. The MU transmission method includes steps of the AP deciding a first group of stations in a first scheduling period based on a channel condition, and the AP and the first group of stations performing simultaneously transmission during a MU media access control period.09-15-2011
20110222459MANAGING CHANNEL CONFIGURATION INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention provides for managing channel configuration information in a wireless communication system. Preferably, the present invention receives transport channel configuration information for configuring at least one transport channel currently not mapping a point-to-multipoint service, wherein the at least one transport channel is capable of mapping at least one new point-to-multipoint service at the start or before the stop of the at least one new point-to-multipoint service, determines whether to receive the at least one new point-to-multipoint service, and reads configuration information for the at least one new point-to-multipoint service at the start of the at least one new point-to-multipoint service if it is determined that the at least one new point-to-multipoint service is to be received.09-15-2011
20090147717Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network Data Scheduling and Handling - A system is provided for scheduling for a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The system includes a central control configured to promote a plurality of enhanced node Bs (ENBs) transmitting one or more multicast traffic channels (MTCHs). The one or more MTCHs are provided during a variable scheduling period (SP) and include a data portion that contains MBSFN traffic content and a variable scheduling portion that contains scheduling information related to the MBSFN traffic content.06-11-2009
20110228718REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DOWNLINK MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM - A method of a reference signal (RS) in a downlink MIMO communication system is disclosed. The method comprises generating a subframe including the RS, and transmitting the generated subframe to an user equipment (UE). RSs of predetermined four antennas among the eight transmitting antennas are mapped into a first OFDM symbol and a second OFDM symbol of the subframe, and RSs of one or more antennas among the eight transmitting antennas are mapped into the other OFDM symbols. The other OFDM symbols are recognized by only a UE that supports the eight transmitting antennas.09-22-2011
20090219850METHOD FOR TERMINAL TO JOIN MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE IN WIRELESS NETWORK AND SYSTEM USING THEREOF - A method for a terminal to join a multicast broadcast service (MBS) in a wireless network and a wireless communication system are provided, so as to enable a terminal to successfully join an MBS and receive MBS content. The method and the system relate to a wireless communication field. A terminal obtains MBS parameters that include a first ID indicating an air interface connection and a second ID indicating MBS content from a network, so that the terminal can receive the MBS content indicated by the second ID from the air interface connection indicated by the first ID after receiving the MBS parameters and thus successfully join the MBS. The terminal may initiate an MBS join process by sending an MBS join request message, so as to obtain the MBS parameters and join the required MBS. The network may actively initiate the MBS join process to send the MBS parameters to the terminal and invite the terminal to join the MBS.09-03-2009
20090219849APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) MACRO-DIVERSITY BASED INFORMATION PROCESSING - A novel and useful apparatus for and method of multicast and broadcast service (MBS) macro-diversity based information processing for use in MBS enabled wireless communication systems. MBS allocations and transmissions from base stations are not coordinated and independent of each other. The characteristics of the MBS signal, such as waveform, modulation, timing and frequency domain, used for transmissions in one or more MBS zones by a base station are uncoordinated and unsynchronized with respect to transmissions in other base stations or MBS zones. They all, however, contain the same information content and relate to the same CID (MCID and/or SA). The MS, using multiple detection techniques, uses time and frequency diversity reception techniques to combine MBS transmissions received from multiple base stations. Base stations and/or the network inform mobile stations of whether or not uncoordinated MBS data transmission is supported on the network via a TLV transmitted during the MBS connection setup process. If supported, mobile stations can receive multiple MBS data signals, combining them to generate a single MBS data output stream.09-03-2009
20090219848PROVISION OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) FOR ROAMING SUBSCRIBERS - The present invention proposes a solution for providing multicast/broadcast service to users roaming between different operational domains. In particular it is proposed to provide means enabling the user to contact a home multicast/broadcast server Said means might be a request being triggered by the user Said request includes a network identifier identifying the visited operational domain, which is provided to the multicast/broadcast server The latter decides on a provision method for providing the at least one multicast/broadcast service to the user in the visited operational domain considering rules for a provision of multicast/broadcast services in the visited operational domain and the request triggered by the user Further the multicast/broadcast server determines a second parameter set for accessing the at least one multicast/broadcast service in the visited operational domain according to the provision method and informs the user about the second parameter set.09-03-2009
20090245156PARAMETER SETTING CHANGE METHOD AND SETTING APPARATUS - A parameter setting change method for a system that performs multicast distribution from an information distribution apparatus to a plurality of mobile stations via a relay node is provided. In the method, a parameter adjustment setting apparatus analyzes a data reception state output from the plurality of mobile stations and calculates an information-distribution-apparatus setting-change parameter and a relay-node setting-change parameter for making the data reception state within a predetermined range. Then, when the information distribution apparatus can be set to the information-distribution-apparatus setting-change parameter, the relay node performs setting change to the relay-node setting-change parameter.10-01-2009
20120195249METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICE CAPABILITY MODIFICATION - A method includes determining, at a receiving station, a modified capability for maintaining reception of a service while supporting a broadcast service. The modified capability is a modification of a capability associated with the service. The method further includes communicating an indication of the modified capability to a transmitting station.08-02-2012
20120195251METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING MBMS NOTIFICATION INFORMATION - A method for carrying MBMS notification information comprising: when the MBMS notification information is transmitted more than once in a modification period of MCCH information, carrying at least once the MBMS notification information in a sub-frame carrying the MCCH information at the time of arrival of the modification period of the MCCH information; and when the MBMS notification information is transmitted once in the modification period of the MCCH information, carrying the MBMS notification information in the sub-frame carrying the MCCH information at the time of arrival of the modification period of the MCCH information. Also disclosed is a device for carrying MBMS notification information. The method for carrying MBMS notification information allows a receiving terminal to save more power.08-02-2012
20120195250MULTIPLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - A method for receiving acknowledgements from plural wireless communication devices is described. A first acknowledgement message addressed to the plural wireless communication devices is transmitted. The first acknowledgement message indicates for each wireless communication device a period within which that wireless communication device should transmit a device acknowledgement message. A device acknowledgement message is received from each of the plural wireless communication devices. The device acknowledgement message is transmitted within the period indicated for that wireless communication device to transmit its device acknowledgement message. Other aspects, embodiments, and features, are also claimed and discussed.08-02-2012
20120195248METHOD AND APPARATUS TO AVOID IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are disclosed to avoid in-device coexistence interference in a wireless communication system. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving at a user equipment (UE) a MBMS service via a Point-To-Multipoint (PTM) transmission, and initiating a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) solution in the UE for coexistence interference avoidance, wherein the TDM solution defines one or more scheduling periods and one or more unscheduled periods, and the UE stops receiving the MBMS service via the PTM transmission when the TDM solution is initiated in the UE.08-02-2012
20100002617PILOT SIGNAL TRANSMITTING METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION AND CELLULAR SYSTEM TO WHICH THE METHOD IS APPLIED - In a cell-specific pilot signal transmitting method for use in a mobile communication system that comprises a base station and a wireless mobile station in the cell of a wireless communication area formed by the base station and that can mix and then transmit unicast data and broadcast/multicast data as downstream data from the base station to the mobile station, the difference between the start phase of a cell-specific pilot signal transmitted in a subframe in which the base station transmits the unicast data and the start phase of a cell-specific pilot signal transmitted in the next subframe is equal to the difference between the start phase of a cell-specific pilot signal transmitted in a subframe in which the base station transmits the broadcast/multicast data and the start phase of a cell-specific pilot signal transmitted in the next subframe.01-07-2010
20100157870MANAGING A MULTICAST GROUP MEMBERSHIP TABLE AT AN ACCESS NETWORK WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Managing multicast communications within a wireless communications system, including receiving, at an access network, a group status message including a multicast session identifier and at least one access terminal identifier. The access network updates a multicast group membership table based on the group status message. The multicast group membership table is configured to include a list of access terminal identifiers that have registered for the multicast session identified by the multicast session identifier.06-24-2010
20090122739Wireless communication area measuring apparatus and computer program of the same - In order to improve the reduction of interference among cells such as pico cells and ease operations of arranging and controlling the cells, a wireless communication area measuring apparatus includes: a signal measuring unit for calculating wireless environment indicators at measuring points based on measured data of received signal strength indicators of a plurality of base stations; a transmission power determination unit for adjusting transmission power of the base stations based on margins of the received signal strength indicators; and a display unit for outputting adjustment results of the transmission power of the base stations.05-14-2009
20090122742METHOD FOR UTILIZING MULTICAST SERVICES TO ENHANCE USER EQUIPMENT BATTERY LIFE - A method and apparatus for utilizing multicast services to enhance battery life and provide for more efficient use of radio resources. A UE is configured to receive messages indicating an assigned paging window from a plurality of paging windows. The receiver receives a notification messages in the assigned paging window, wherein notification messages include the group identifiers of multicast groups associated with the UE that have subsequent data messages to send. The UE powers down during paging windows to which it is not assigned.05-14-2009
20100172282METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING PILOT SIGNALS IN MULTIPLEXING MODE OF UNICAST AND BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICES - Disclosed is a method for mapping pilot signals in a multiplexing mode of unicast service and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS). The method comprises the steps of: generating pilot symbols for the unicast service and the MBMS service, respectively; mapping the pilot symbols for the MBMS service to multiple transmit antennas such that, in a subframe, the pilot symbols for the MBMS service for each antenna are arranged in a same time domain and adjacent to each other, the pilot symbols for the MBMS service for the same transmit antenna are spaced from each other by a predetermined number of subcarriers in the frequency domain and by a predetermined number of OFDM symbols in the time domain, and the pilot symbols for the MBMS service for the same transmit antenna are arranged in a staggered form along the time domain, and mapping the pilot symbols for the unicast service at the same time.07-08-2010
20090316614METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA USING A PLURALITY OF CARRIERS - Methods for transmitting and receiving data using a plurality of carriers are disclosed. One of the methods comprises multiplexing the multicast/broadcast data and the unicast data in a frame and attaching a pilot signal to the frame. Another of the methods comprises receiving the radio frame including a plurality of data symbols multiplexed multicast/broadcast data with unicast data and retrieving the multicast/broadcast data and the unicast data from the radio frame.12-24-2009
20090316616Automatic and Dynamic Logon Mechanism in Satellite Networks - In a satellite communication network, a link between a remote terminal and a traffic processor located at the hub may be used for providing services over a satellite link, such as traffic routing, protocol acceleration, data compression and data encryption. Aspects of this invention relate to methods and apparatus for automatically and dynamically associating remote terminals with traffic processors. These methods may be used for simplifying the satellite network's configuring process, especially for large scale networks, for offering load balancing between traffic processors and for offering an efficient automatic redundancy mechanism when a traffic processor malfunctions.12-24-2009
20090316615SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN IMPROVED MBMS TO PSS HANDOVER - A system and method for ensuring an improved transition at the application layer when distribution of media is changed from broadcast/multicast bearers to unicast bearers and vice versa. A mapping is defined between the timeline of a Packet-Switched Streaming Service (PSS) session and the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) session timeline. This mapping is used to enable the correct positioning of the stream in a PSS session by a PSS server after a handover has occurred. Broadcast multicast service center (BM-SC) signals can support various options for media playback after a MBMS-PSS handover in a PSS session description protocol (SDP) file or in the MBMS user service description (USD). In response, the client can signal its choice in the RTSP request that is sent when switching to the PSS session.12-24-2009
20100165905CORE NETWORK DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION DEVICE, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - It is possible to provide a core network device, a radio communication base station device, and a radio communication method which can improve the radio resource use efficiency of the entire network without increasing UE battery consumption. According to the devices and the method, a user quantity counting unit (07-01-2010
20100150050Systems And Methods For Packaging And Distributing Information06-17-2010
20100157871Method And Apparatus For Data Package In Broadcast Networks - Disclosed relates to a method and apparatus for data transmission in broadcast networks, in which N×K pieces of inputted application data are segmented into a matrix B06-24-2010
20100189025METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING FEEDBACK CORRESPONDING TO MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - The invention is directed to a method for receiving a feedback for at least a multicast broadcast service flow transmitting to a plurality of subscriber stations. The method comprises steps of assigning a plurality of code division multiple access (CDMA) codes to a feedback corresponding to the multicast broadcast service flow and then performing an allocation process for allocating a feedback channel for the subscriber stations. Thereafter, an announcement process is performed to announce a multiple feedback condition, the CDMA codes and the feedback channel to the subscriber stations. A channel monitoring process is performed for receiving a negative-acknowledgment (NACK)-based feedback sending from one of the subscriber stations unsatisfied with the multiple feedback condition and the NACK-based feedback is in a form of one of CDMA codes corresponding to the multicast broadcast service flow and is transmitted through the feedback channel.07-29-2010
20100189026CONTROL CHANNEL RECEPTION METHOD FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST OR MULTICAST SEVICE - Disclosed is the radio (wireless) terminal which receives a broadcast or multicast service, and more particularly, to a control information reception method for a terminal, which, if control information received through a certain control channel is segmented with the one or more data units for transmission, receives the one or more data units from a network, and stores the one or more data units in every modification period if the control information cannot be completely decoded by the received one or more data units, wherein if the control information is determined to be modified in a current modification period, the terminal discards the stored one or more data units, and if the control information is determined not to be modified in the current modification period, the terminal does not discard the stored one or more data units.07-29-2010
20090109889System and method for providing simultaneous connectivity between devices in an industrial control and automation or other system - A system, apparatuses, and methods support simultaneous connectivity between devices in an industrial control and automation or other system. For example, a data publisher can publish or provide data to multiple data subscribers. This can be done using a multicast group associated with the multiple data subscribers. The data publisher transmits a data message using a network address associated with the multicast group. Each data subscriber associated with the multicast group receives a copy of the data message. As a particular example, the data publisher could represent a wireless sensor or wireless actuator in the industrial control and automation or other system. Also, the data subscribers could represent multiple controllers or actuators in the industrial control and automation or other system. In this way, the multicasting functionality allows for simpler connectivity or interaction between devices in the industrial control and automation or other system.04-30-2009
20120033598MBS WITH OUTER CODING AND ADJUSTED FRAME REFERENCE - The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus for providing MBS (multicast broadcast service) with outer coding and adjusted frame reference indexing. In one aspect, there is provided a method. The method includes receiving data packets from a network, dividing the data packets into one or more data streams, applying outer encoding on the one or more data streams and providing the one or more encoded data streams to an air interface for transmission to a user equipment over a wireless communication system.02-09-2012
20100260088SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for providing a Multicast and Broadcast service (MBS) in a wireless communication system including base station, mobile station providing the MBS, and a plurality of relay stations for providing relay path between the base station and the mobile station, the base station receives Relay Station's Basic Capability Negotiation Request (SBC-REQ) messages transmitted from the relay stations, checks a capability information included in the SBC-REQ messages, allocates resources to the mobile station and a relay station among the relay stations based on the capability information, and provides the MBS to the mobile stations using the allocated resources.10-14-2010
20100182944DISTRIBUTED ACCESS POINT FOR IP BASED COMMUNICATIONS - An apparatus for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network includes a network interface, a controller, and memory. The interface receives a series of multicast data packets. The controller identifies one or more receiving nodes in the wireless network requesting data corresponding to the series of multicast data packets and determines that the effective unicast rate for one or more unicast data packets exceeds a minimum data rate of the series of multicast data packets using an 802.x protocol. The memory stores instructions that may be executable by a processor. Upon execution of the instructions by a processor, the received series of multicast data packets is converted into one or more unicast packets, the execution and conversion occurring in response to instructions received from the controller. A system for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network implements such an apparatus in the context of an access point.07-22-2010
20100182945METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING MESSAGES TO MOBILE RECIPIENTS - For processing digital communication traffic in a network comprising a central communication processing structure and a number of separate devices of users designed for communication with the central communication processing structure, each time, a communication coming from one of the separate devices is received which communication is addressed to another of the separate devices. It is then checked whether the received communication meets at least one condition applicable to the communication or the sender. In reaction to meeting the condition, a message is added to the communication and the communication including the added message is sent to the addressed device.07-22-2010
20100182943IDENTIFICATION OF MBMS SERVICE FROM A CENTRAL NODE TO UMTS LTE ENBS - An apparatus configured to receive packets associated with a service and to communicate the packets to at least one user in a system enabling communication of multiple data streams in a transmission is disclosed. The apparatus is configured to assign packets of a data stream with a service identifier.07-22-2010
20090296622APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING FREQUENCY RESOURCES IN A FREQUENCY OVERLAY SYSTEM - A method for allocating frequency resources by a Base Station (BS) in a frequency overlay system is provided. The method includes grouping at least one Mobile Station (MS) capable of using the same Frequency Allocation (FA), according to zones, multicasting zone information indicating a frequency resource available for each zone to at least one MS belonging to a corresponding zone, unicasting resource allocation information indicating an allocated frequency resource to at least one MS to which the frequency resource is allocated, among the grouped MSs, and communicating with the at least one MS using the allocated frequency resource indicated by the resource allocation information, within the frequency resource indicated by the zone information.12-03-2009
20090116420SYNCHRONIZED MULTI-LINK TRANSMISSION IN AN ARQ-ENABLED MULTI-HOP WIRELESS NETWORK - A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for synchronized multi-link transmission in an ARQ-enabled multi-hop wireless network. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing pre-transmission of a packet to hops to enable a base station and the plurality of hops in the network to transmit the packet synchronously to one or more mobile stations in the wireless communication system; and performing one or more re-transmissions of the packet at a set of one or more hops forming a path in the network if time remaining before a synchronized transmission time for the path as a whole is greater than a threshold.05-07-2009
20090116417Method for a User Equipment Performing Frequency-Layer Operations in Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services - A method for a User Equipment (UE) performing frequency-layer operations in Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Services (MBMSs) is disclosed, with priorities preset for various frequency-layer operations, the procedure of performing frequency-layer operations includes the steps of: receiving control information of the MBMSs sent from the network; and performing the frequency-layer operations of the activated MBMSs included in the control information of the MBMSs according to the priorities of frequency-layer operations. By using the method in accordance with embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to avoid wrong frequency-layer operations under the circumstances of a UE joining multiple MBMSs, thus achieving the highest procedural efficiency with the least consumption and improving the efficiency of the UE.05-07-2009
20100260091METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MULTICAST FRAME - A method of processing a multicast frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN) and an apparatus supporting the method are provided. The method comprises receiving, at a station, a unicast frame from an access point (AP), the unicast frame including an unicast address indicating a single station which receives the unicast frame, receiving a multicast frame from the AP, the multicast frame including a group address indicating a group of stations which receives the multicast frame, determining whether the unicast frame is duplicated with the multicast frame, and discarding the multicast frame if the unicast frame is duplicated with the multicast frame.10-14-2010
20100157869MANAGING TRANSMISSION PROTOCOLS FOR GROUP COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Apparatuses and methods for managing transmission protocols for group communications are disclosed. In an example, an access network receives a forward link packet having a first transmission protocol, the forward link packet associated with a given group communication session. The access network determines whether the first transmission protocol is acceptable. The access network selects a second transmission protocol, if the determining step determines the first transmission protocol is not acceptable. The access network transmits the forward link packet in accordance with the second transmission protocol (e.g., by mapping the packet between transmission protocols at the access network).06-24-2010
20100177675METHOD FOR REALIZING MBMS TDM AND THE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a method for implementing time division multiplexing among multimedia broadcast multicast services, comprising: if multimedia broadcast multicast services adopt a bearer type of point-to-multipoint, and channel resource is shared by time division multiplexing to transmit the services, a network side informing user equipments of configuration information of the multimedia broadcast multicast services, and sending the multimedia broadcast multicast services on the channel resource satisfying the configuration information, the configuration information comprising information of a time division multiplexing repetition period, and information of a position and amount of channel resource occupied in a time division multiplexing period; after receiving the configuration information, the user equipments receiving the multimedia broadcast multicast services on indicated channel resource.07-15-2010
20100177674NETWORK-BASED MACRO MOBILITY IN CELLULAR NETWORKS USING AN EXTENDED ROUTING PROTOCOL - A new architecture provides network-based mobility in cellular networks that is built on Internet Protocol (IP)/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technologies, such as Virtual Private Local Area Network (LAN) Service (VPLS), the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and BGP MPLS Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The architecture consists of several building blocks that provide functionality for different aspects of cellular network mobility. One building block is network-based macro mobility in IP/MPLS networks. The macro mobility techniques described herein are built on extensions to a routing protocol such as BGP. Another building block relates to transferring subscriber context between network devices while preserving the IP address of the subscriber. The techniques described herein provide a subscriber context transfer mechanism for mobile subscriber management that is built on extensions to a routing protocol such as BGP. Another building block of the mobility architecture is network-based micro mobility based on VPLS.07-15-2010
20110235564BASE STATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MULTICAST SIGNAL - A base station apparatus includes a receiver, a transmitter, a determiner, and an instruction sender. The receiver receives a multicast signal. The transmitter transmits the multicast signal to a mobile station apparatus. The determiner determines, in accordance with a status of communication with the mobile station apparatus, whether the transmission of the multicast signal is needed. The instruction sender transmits, in accordance with a result of the determination, an instruction signal indicating whether to join a group of destinations of the multicast signal to a distribution apparatus for distributing the multicast signal.09-29-2011
20100214970METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DATA PACKETS FROM A SOURCE TO MULTIPLE RECEIVERS VIA A NETWORK - A method for transmitting data packets from a source to multiple receivers via a network is characterized in that a network element (08-26-2010
20090116421RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a radio communication system in which unicast data and multicast data are transmitted on an identical carrier (carrier wave) in a time-division multiplexed manner, each terminal transmits a signal in an uplink time interval corresponding to a time interval in which multicast data is transmitted on the downlink either autonomously or according to an instruction from a base station. The signals to be transmitted include random access signal, measurement result signal of downlink radio channel, and pilot signal for measuring uplink radio channel quality, for example.05-07-2009
20130215814METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for transmitting data between wireless devices in a wireless communication system is provided. A first wireless device acquires downlink reception timing with a base station. The first wireless device determines transmission timing for direct communication with a second wireless device based on the downlink reception timing with the base station. The first wireless device transmits data for the direct communication to the second wireless device at the transmission timing for the direct communication.08-22-2013
20130215816PILOT SIGNAL TRANSMITTING METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS AND PROGRAM USED FOR THE SAME - A larger cell uses a pilot pattern with a higher pilot density in a frequency axis direction to improve a channel estimation accuracy when a frequency selective fading variation is large. Meanwhile, a smaller cell uses a pilot pattern with a lower pilot density in the frequency axis direction. A pilot pattern that each base station uses is transmitted to a mobile station in a cell as a report signal.08-22-2013
20130215817MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE COUNTING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A multimedia broadcast multicast service counting method is provided in the present invention, comprising: after receiving Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) Counting Initiation information sent by a network side, a base station sending MBMS counting indication information to a User Equipment (UE) via an air interface; and the base station reporting the counting information about the MBMS to the network side according to a received MBMS counting result reported by the UE. A multimedia broadcast multicast service counting system for implementing the method is further provided in the present invention. The present invention can timely and accurately count the MBMS correspondingly, which can enable the network side to timely and accurately learn the application situation of the current MBMS and make it convenient for the network side to make relevant deployment regarding the MBMS.08-22-2013
20100214971METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR WIRELESS MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICES - A method for data communication may include transmitting, by a data communication device, a data group comprising a first group of data items having a first number of data items, and receiving, by the data communication device, a feedback message indicating a transmission error relating at least a portion of the first group of data items transmitted from the data communication device. The method may also include processing the first group of data items, by a data processing device, to provide a second group of data items having a second number of data items, and generating, by a data coding device, a correction data packet based on the second group of data items and information included in the feedback message, for correcting the transmission error. The method may further include transmitting, by the data communication device, the correction data packet.08-26-2010
20100226302METHOD OF OPERATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of operation (09-09-2010
20100226303METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIPLE STREAMS IN WIRELESS BROADCAST NETWORKS - Accordingly, a method and apparatus are provided to convert received content into a first stream and a second stream, to transmit said first stream using a first tone and to transmit said second stream using an orthogonal scheme. A layering scheme is used to transmit the base stream covering a smaller area and an enhanced stream is used to cover a large utilizing orthogonal scheme.09-09-2010
20100238852DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND BROADCASTING RECEIVER - In a digital broadcasting system including a plurality of service providing means each for providing a broadcasting service sent from a broadcasting network, a broadcasting facility P which is provided for each of the service providing means, and a broadcasting receiver 09-23-2010
20110058513Synchronization method of common control message among network elements - The present invention discloses a synchronization method of common control messages among network elements. The method includes that the central network element instructs the distributed network elements to synchronously update the common control messages of the respective specific cells of the distributed network elements. By using the present invention, the synchronous update and synchronous transmission of the common control messages among the cells of different network elements can be realized.03-10-2011
20110058511METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OF MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE USING SUPERFRAME HEADER IN MOBILE WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM - There is provided a method of transmitting multicast broadcast service (MBS) data using a superframe including a plurality of subframes in a mobile wireless connection system, the method including transmitting MBS MAP indication information indicating the first at least one first resource unit of an MBS region in the beginning of an MBS scheduling interval (MSI) and MBS control information including subframe offset information; transmitting an MBS MAP through the first resource unit; and transmitting an MBS burst indicated by the MBS MAP, wherein the subframe offset information including an index of the subframe at a point where the MBS burst is ended.03-10-2011
20100208641UPDATING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR Iu INTERFACE PARALLEL MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE SESSION - An updating method and device for an Iu interface supported parallel Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service session are provided. The method includes: step 1, receiving the MBMS session updating message of the SGSN by the RNC; step 2, detecting whether the modified MBMS SA of the MBMS session and the MBMS SA of other sessions of the same service interlaps with each other or not; and step 3, performing the updating operation for the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast service session according to the detecting result.08-19-2010
20100246471DYNAMIC SHARED FORWARD LINK CHANNEL FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A dynamic shared forward link channel (or “data” channel) is used to send multicast data to a group of wireless devices, e.g., using a common long code mask for the data channel. Reference power control (PC) bits are also sent on the data channel and used for signal quality estimation. A shared forward link control channel is used to send user-specific signaling to individual wireless devices, e.g., using time division multiplexing (TDM) and a unique long code mask for each wireless device. A shared forward link indicator channel is used to send reverse link (RL) PC bits to the wireless devices, e.g., using TDM. The data channel is jointly power controlled by all wireless devices receiving the data channel. The control and indicator channels are individually power controlled by each wireless device such that the signaling and RL PC bits sent on these channels for the wireless device are reliably received.09-30-2010
20100118756METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING MIMO BURSTS FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICES - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for supporting multicast and broadcast services (MBS) with multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) capabilities. This can be achieved by adding specific MIMO information into existing MBS-MAP messages while providing backward compatibility.05-13-2010
20100118758Distributing content in a communication network - A method involves determining a first content identifier for content and determining a second content identifier for the content, wherein the first content identifier belongs to a first system layer and the second content identifier belongs to the second system layer. The method further involves requesting for delivering of the content by transmitting the first content identifier in a control message, wherein the control message belongs to a second system layer. The content is received via radio interface within a connection, wherein the connection belongs to the second layer. The second system layer is lower than the first system layer.05-13-2010
20090257371RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD IN THE RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS - Provided is a base station capable of SFN transmission of multicast data by using an empty section of an allocated resource. In this base station, an arrangement unit (10-15-2009
20100195556METHOD FOR DETERMINING A SEQUENCE OF ACCESS TO A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, STORAGE MEANS AND DEVICES - The invention pertains to a method for determining a sequence of access (08-05-2010
20090016253COMBINING MOBILE VPN AND INTERNET PROTOCOL01-15-2009
20090245155WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT, AND MULTI SERVICE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT - A wireless communication system includes a multi service supplying unit which transmits the same data to a plurality of user equipment and a quality evaluation result collecting unit which collects quality evaluation results of a multi service from the plurality of user equipment. The wireless communication system includes a resource controlling unit which controls shared wireless communication resources used for the multi service according to the quality evaluation results.10-01-2009
20100195559Mobile Communication System Using A Downlink Shared Channel - A method of mobile communication at a base station includes transmitting to a mobile station, identifying information for multicast data to be transmitted to the mobile station and transmitting the multicast data on a shared channel to the mobile station, wherein the data is identified by the information.08-05-2010
20090073911FEEDBACK METHOD FOR MULTICAST SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND A SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD - A method for providing multicast service by a base station in a wireless communication system and a system implementing the method are provided. The method includes receiving one or more multicast service request messages including downlink channel state information from one or more mobile stations, determining the number of mobile stations which have requested a multicast service, determining a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) based on a mobile station, which has transmitted lowest channel quality information, among the one or more mobile stations when the determined number of mobile stations exceeds a preset value, and providing the multicast service through a t03-19-2009
20090073909Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Channel Mapping and Multiplexing - A system is provided for mapping multimedia broadcast multicast services. The system includes one or more processors programmed to map a plurality of multicast transport channels (MCHs) to a plurality of multicast/broadcast single frequency networks (MBSFNs) such that any one of the MBSFNs has only one MCH and further where each one of the MCHs is different.03-19-2009
20090073912METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK WITH RECEIVING STATIONS ACCORDING TO THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL STATUS - The present invention relates to a method and system of computer communication through an infrastructure multicast IP network, between one or several determined central stations and undetermined groups of receiving stations, especially mobile stations. According to the invention, every mobile station sends its geographical status, e.g. its position, in an IP unicast message to the central station. In response, the mobile station receives an IP unicast message comprising one or more IP multicast addresses corresponding to the transmitted geographical status. The central station also has the necessary routers subscribed or unsubscribed to these multicast addresses, according to the local presence of such receiving stations. Receiving stations may then subscribe such localized multicast addresses, and receive the corresponding multicast messages.03-19-2009
20090073910RADIO MULTI-HOP NETWORK, NODE, MULTICAST ROUTE CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREOF03-19-2009
20090073908Indication of Multicast Control Information - A method for indicating a structure of control information for a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) is provided. The method comprises separating a multicast control channel (MCCH) of an MBMS transmission into a first portion and a second portion and arranging the separated MCCH into either a first structure wherein the first portion includes at least one pointer to a location of the second structure, or a second structure wherein the first portion directly includes the second portion. The method further includes including in a downlink transmission an indicator to indicate which of the first structure and the second structure is used.03-19-2009
20110211517EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE MULTICAST OVER A Wi-Fi NETWORK - A “Wi-Fi Multicaster” provides a practical and efficient Wi-Fi multicast system for environments having potentially large numbers of Wi-Fi clients. Significantly, the Wi-Fi Multicaster does not require any changes to the 802.11 protocol, or to the underlying Wi-Fi infrastructure. In various embodiments, the Wi-Fi Multicaster uses pseudo-broadcast, and augments it with destination control, association control and optional proactive FEC (forward error correction) to improve multicast performance. More specifically, the Wi-Fi Multicaster system converts multicast packets to targeted unicast transmissions. To minimize the amount of airtime consumed, the Wi-Fi Multicaster uses destination control in combination with various algorithms for association control. Further, in various embodiments, the Wi-Fi Multicaster includes an adaptive, proactive FEC scheme to reduce overall packet losses. Finally, to overcome the challenges posed by encryption protocols such as 802.1x, the Wi-Fi Multicaster uses a “virtual multicast interface” that allows clients to “share” a common key for each multicast.09-01-2011
20110032859PROVIDING POSITIONING ASSISTANCE DATA - For supporting the use of positioning assistance data, the positioning assistance data is broadcast in a plurality of different logical sub-channels. The positioning assistance data is distributed to the plurality of different logical sub-channels depending on its content.02-10-2011
20090147720METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SCALABLE RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatuses for reception of point-to-multipoint (PTM) transmissions in a wireless communication system including a set of receiving devices. The method includes receiving location information respectively associated with each of a plurality of PTM data versions, and retrieving the plurality of PTM data versions using the location information. The method also includes combining the retrieved plurality of PTM data versions to generate a combined PTM data version, and decoding the combined PTM data version.06-11-2009
20090168682HOST ROUTE CONVERGENCE - In one embodiment, detecting a host device on a port of a forwarder switch in a network, detecting a movement of the host device from a first forwarder switch to a second forwarder switch, and multicast broadcasting an updated device information for the host device to a convergence group switches and a proximity group switches, where the convergence group switches includes switches in the network that are not configured as forwarder switches, and the proximity group switches include forwarder switches grouped together based on radio proximity is provided.07-02-2009
20130128796DISTRIBUTING CONTENT TO A PLURALITY OF MOBILE STATIONS USING A DOWNLINK POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT (PTM) BEARERS AND DOWNLINK POINT-TO-POINT (PTP) BEARERS - A method and apparatus is provided for distributing content to a plurality of mobile stations using a downlink point-to-multipoint (PTM) bearers and downlink point-to-point (PTP) bearers. A controller can process events, to determine whether a current modulation-and-coding scheme (MCS) level applied to downlink transmissions over the downlink PTM bearer is to be changed or maintained, and to communicate a change message whenever the current MCS level is to be changed. An actuator can adjust, in response to receiving a change message, a MCS level that is applied to downlink transmissions over the downlink PTM bearer.05-23-2013
20130128797DYNAMICALLY SWITCHING MOBILE STATIONS BETWEEN POINT-TO-POINT AND POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT OPERATING MODES - A method and apparatus is provided for dynamically switching mobile stations between point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PTM) operating modes. For example, a particular mobile station can determine whether reception of information over a downlink PTM bearer is inadequate or adequate. Upon determining that the reception of the information over the downlink PTM bearer is inadequate, the particular mobile station can generate and transmit a complaint message to a controller. It can then be determined whether the particular mobile station is to switch between the PTP operating mode and the PTM operating mode. A signal can be processed at the particular mobile station. When the signal is to switch to the PTP operating mode, the particular mobile station can switch from the PTM operating mode to the PTP operating mode and start receiving downlink transmissions over a PTP bearer.05-23-2013
20100296429Method for Obtaining Synchronization Signal In Wireless Communication System - A method for obtaining a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system includes dividing a full frequency band into a synchronization band for transmission of the synchronization signal and a usual band for transmission of multicast broadcast multimedia service (MBMS) data, and searching for a primary synchronization signal (PSS) for a dedicated MBMS in the synchronization band, and detecting the PSS for the dedicated MBMS through the synchronization band.11-25-2010
20100278093Method and Apparatus for Multicast and Broadcast Retransmission in Wireless Communication Systems - Embodiments of method and apparatus for reception of multicast and broadcast (MBS) transmissions in a wireless communication system including a set of receiving devices is disclosed. A method embodiment includes encoding, by a transmission device, a plurality of MBS data bits to generate a plurality of MBS data versions, and transmitting, to the set of receiving devices, the plurality of MBS data versions, wherein the plurality of MBS data versions are transmitted in a predefined transmission pattern. The method also includes transmitting, to the set of receiving devices, identification and decoding information associated with each of the plurality of MBS data versions.11-04-2010
20100278090ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE ON DEDICATED CARRIER - An access method of MBMS on dedicated carrier relates to MBMS access technology on dedicated carrier, including: synchronize a user equipment to a MBMS dedicated carrier; the user equipment detects a start-frame of system message on the MBMS dedicated carrier; and the terminal monitors the system message from the start-frame of system message. An apparatus of realizing the method is also provided.11-04-2010
20100296430Method and System for Computing Multicast Traffic Matrices - A system and method for receiving, from one or more ingress routers, a first set of records including data corresponding to network traffic, receiving, from one or more egress routers, a second set of records including data corresponding to network traffic and creating a multicast traffic matrix using at least a portion of the data included in the first and second sets of records.11-25-2010
20110128902Broadcasting Messages in Multi-Channel Vehicular Networks - Message are broadcast in a vehicular environment using a network of nodes, wherein each node includes a transceiver and a processor arranged in a vehicle, and a bandwidth of the network is partitioned into a control channel (CCH) and multiple service channel (SCH). Time is partitioned into alternating control channel intervals (CCHI) and service channel intervals (SCHI). A source node detects an event and broadcasts a message related to the event. The message specifies current channels and next channels used by the source node to broadcast the message. The message is received in a set of relay nodes. Then, each relay node that receives the message rebroadcasts the message during the SCHI on the CCH or any other channels not specified in the message.06-02-2011
20100278091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing Multicast and Broadcast Service (MCBCS). According to the present invention, the MCBCS system and method supports session start and data path registration procedures, join and leave procedure for providing the MCBCS with static or dynamic multicast service schemes, and supports procedures for providing to mobile stations operating in idle mode. Accordingly, the present invention enables effectively implementing the MCBCS in a wireless communication system, particularly in WiMAX system, and provides the MCBCS according to the mobile stations operating in idle mode.11-04-2010
20100278092MULTICAST DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM - A WiMAX system includes a delivery controller having a base station information database and a regional information database in which the base station information database stores latitude/longitude information of a base station installed position and base station identification information in off-line, and a unit to specify a base station installed in a delivery desired region, thereby base station information of the delivery desired region is stored in the regional information database and a multicast delivery is connected to a base station alone specified by the regional information database to be able to deliver multicast data limited to a specified region.11-04-2010
20090080356MANAGING ACKNOWLEDGMENT TRANSMISSIONS FROM MULTICAST GROUP MEMBERS OF A MULTICAST GROUP WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of managing acknowledgment transmissions from multicast group members of a multicast group within a wireless communications network are disclosed. An access network transmits an announce message announcing a multicast session to a plurality of access terminals. One of the plurality of access terminals (i.e., a first responder) sends a BCMCSFlowRegistration message and an announce acknowledgment (ACK) message to the access network. In an example, the BCMCSFlowRegistration message and announce ACK message are sent within the same access probe on a reverse link access channel. Next, the access network sends, in response to the received BCMCSFlowRegistration message, a suppression message to request access terminals not to send announce acknowledgment messages for the announced multicast session. Alternatively, an application server sends the suppression message in response to the received announce ACK message. In either scenario, the access terminals receiving the suppression message suppress transmission of subsequent announce ACK messages.03-26-2009
20100322138Apparatuses and Methods for Multi-Antenna Channel Quality Data Acquisition in a Broadcast/Multicast Service Network - Various methods and apparatuses provide unicast channel data acquisition, such as antenna information, from MBMS subframes. A method of operating a wireless communications network infrastructure entity is disclosed comprising transmitting a subframe (12-23-2010
20100322132METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ARRANGING RESOURCE ALLOCATION MESSAGES TO REDUCE BLIND DECODING COMPLEXITY IN OFDMA-BASED SYSTEMS - A base station and subscriber station are capable of communicating with each other in a wireless communication network. The base station allocates resources to the subscriber station through resource allocation messages included in a resource allocation region of a downlink communication. The resource allocation region is partitioned into a plurality of sub-regions. Conventions regarding the arrangement of the resource allocation messages are disclosed which enable the subscriber station to decode the resource allocation messages contained in a sub-region and cease decoding operations upon reaching the end of the sub-region. Accordingly, the subscriber station does not decode resource allocation messages contained in subsequent sub-regions.12-23-2010
20100322131MULTICASTING WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - An access network determines to transmit multicast messages on a downlink shared channel. The access network receives a multicast registration message and a traffic channel request from at least one access terminal. The access network assigns a traffic channel to the at least one access terminal, and transmits the multicast messages on the downlink shared channel. In another example, the access network can determine a channel type upon which the support a multicast session, can indicate the channel type selection to the at least one access terminal in an announce message and can then transmit the multicast messages for the multicast session on the selected channel type. The at least one access terminal receives the announce message, requests a traffic channel and receives a traffic channel assignment, registers to the multicast session and monitors the downlink shared channel for multicast messages.12-23-2010
20100322130Techniques for broadcast/multicast delivery in wireless networks - An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus including a transceiver operable for broadcast/multicast traffic delivery in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver is adapted to identify local broadcast traffic and limit a broadcast domain to a basic service set (BSS) servicing the local broadcast traffic.12-23-2010
20100322137METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PEER TO PEER WIDE AREA NETWORK COMMUNICATION - A method and system for peer to peer wide area network communication is provided. A peer in the network receives one or more media and one or more associated control signaling from any one of a plurality of Logical Media/Control Channels, wherein each Logical Media/Control Channel is associated with a Transport Resource on a base station; formats the media into a Formatted Media Packet; formats the control signaling into an Internet Peer to Peer Control Signaling; concatenates the Formatted Media with the Internet-Peer to Peer Control Signaling to form a Concatenated Packet comprising an Internet-Peer to Peer Control Signaling and a Media Packet; duplicates the Concatenated Packet, thereby forming a duplicated Concatenated Packet comprising at least one of a unicast packet and a multicast packet; and transmits the duplicated Concatenated Packets via the wide area network.12-23-2010
20100322135APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIGNALLING SUB-FRAME ALLOCATION PATTERN - An apparatus and method for signalling sub-frame allocation pattern. The present invention is provided a method of signalling a sub-frame allocation pattern to apparatus (e.g. UE) adapted to receive wirelessly and extract data from a radio signal (e.g. a signal carrying MBMS channels) comprising a series of radio frames, each radio frame comprising a plurality of sub-frames for carrying data, the sub-frame allocation pattern indicating the position of at least each sub-frame, in the series of radio frames, allocated to carry data of one respective data channel (e.g. one MCH) of a plurality of data channels. The method comprises providing the apparatus with an indication of a set of sub-frames (e.g. a common sub-frame pool), in the series of radio frames, reserved for carrying data of said plurality of data channels (e.g. the MCHs), and providing the apparatus with an indication of a at least one sub-set (e.g. a sub-set of the common pool allocated to a particular MCH) of the set of sub-frames allocated to carry data of a respective one of said data channels.12-23-2010
20110110287NAVIGATION TERMINAL, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING MAP VIA FUSION OF BROADCASTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS - A method for updating a map in a navigation terminal via fusion of broadcasting and telecommunications includes: receiving map contents of the map from a broadcast center via a broadcast network; classifying the map contents received via the broadcast network into updatable map contents and un-updatable map contents which have dependencies with map contents having not been received by the navigation terminal; and updating the map using the updatable map contents. The method further includes requesting the broadcast center via a wired/wireless telecommunications network to download map contents of the map, which have not been received but have dependencies with the un-updatable map contents; receiving the requested map contents from the broadcast center via the wired/wireless telecommunications network; and updating the map by aggregating the un-updatable map contents with the requested map contents.05-12-2011
20110110286METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICAST MOBILITY - A method and an apparatus for a proxy mobile Internet protocol (PMIP) supporting a dedicated multicast local mobility anchor (LMA) and mobile access gateway (MAG) is provided. The LMA assigns an Internet Protocol (IP) address to a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) that processes the IP address and sends a router solicitation message to a serving MAG. A WTRU is disclosed to receive a first IP address that is for unicast service and a second IP address that is for multicast services. Generally, the method and apparatus proposes architecture, interfaces, and procedures to enable multicast mobility using Proxy Mobile IP. More specifically operations of aggregated PMIP tunnels for multicast services are described. Multicast mobility is enabled when mobile nodes move from one MAG to another MAG, intra-LMA, and inter-LMA. And, Multicast mobility is enabled between bidirectional network and downlink only multicast network in a hybrid network.05-12-2011
20110110285SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A MULTI-CELL NETWORK - A communication system and method that receives data from a terminal using a cooperative reception scheme, is provided. Each terminal may generate multi-cell transmission data used for overcoming transmission delay and transmit, to each base station, a data frame including the multi-cell transmission data.05-12-2011
20110110284NETWORK CODING METHOD AND NETWORK CODING APPARATUS - A base station BS transmits downlink data to a relay station RS. A mobile station MS transmits uplink data to the relay station RS. The relay station RS determines a first modulation scheme for transmitting the uplink data to the base station BS, and determines a second modulation scheme for transmitting the downlink data to the mobile station MS. The relay station RS multiplies a symbol sequence obtained by the first modulation scheme by a symbol sequence obtained by the second modulation scheme for each symbol, and multicasts the multiplication result to the base station BS and the mobile station MS.05-12-2011
20110002254METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING BCMCS INFORMATION - A broadcast/multicast service information receiving method and broadcast/multicast service information transmitting method using the same are disclosed. The present invention includes the steps of receiving length information of a BCMCS component flow discriminator (BCMCS Flow Discriminator) configuring a BCMC service flow identifier (BCMCS Flow Identifier) and receiving information for a number of BCMCS component flow discriminators configuring the BCMC service flow identifier using a bit number corresponding to a value of the length information of the BCMCS component flow discriminator. Accordingly, the information for the BCMCS component flow identifier can be efficiently transmitted and received.01-06-2011
20110013551NETWORK RELAY APPARATUS - The network relay apparatus is provided. The network relay apparatus includes: a relay apparatus selector configured to, in response to direct or indirect reception of a join request for a preset multicast group from an external device connecting with the network, refer to information for identifying respective network relay apparatuses on a segment which the own network relay apparatus belongs to, and, at least one of information for identifying the preset multicast group and information for identifying a source, wherein the information for identifying the preset multicast group and the information for identifying a source are included in the received join request, and unequivocally select one network relay apparatus among at least part of the network relay apparatuses on the segment as a designated network relay apparatus according to a predetermined rule, wherein the designated network relay apparatus is assigned to relay a multicast packet to the external device; and a setter configured, when the own network relay apparatus is selected as the designated network relay apparatus by the relay apparatus selector, to set a multicast route for relaying the multicast packet to the external device, and when the own network relay apparatus is not selected as the designated relay apparatus by the relay apparatus selector, not to set the multicast route for relaying the multicast packet to the external device.01-20-2011
20110128903RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD, PROGRAM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MULTI-CELL/MULTICAST COOPERATION CONTROL APPARATUS - Disclosed is a radio communication system in which transmission parameters, such as MCS of MBSFN, the number of subframes, and a transmission power of a reserved cell, are adaptively output, based on a unicast traffic volume in a MBSFN area, a number of terminals, and a number of cells of the MBSFN area, so that a system throughput in the MBSFN area is maximized while satisfying an MBSFN quality requirement condition.06-02-2011
20130148563APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT, CONFIGURATION AND CONTROL SIGNALING OF NETWORK CODED HARQ IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Techniques for the management, configuration, and control of network coded communications in a wireless network are disclosed herein. In one approach, there is provided an example method operable by an evolved Node B (eNB) or the like. The method may involve grouping a plurality of user equipments (UEs) into a network coding group. The method may involve associating the plurality of UEs in the network coding group with a network coding group identifier. The method may involve sending a data transmission for select UEs in the network coding group using the network coding group identifier. The data transmission may include additional downlink control information related to one or more of the UEs in the network coding group.06-13-2013
20130148564COMMUNICATION METHOD OF MTC DEVICES AND RELATED APPARATUS - A communication method of MTC devices in the field of communication technologies, including: grouping, by a network side, first MTC devices according to time when the first MTC devices access a network, where the grouping is so performed that MTC devices accessing the network at same time are grouped into different groups, and MTC devices accessing the network at different time are grouped into a same group; and sending, after the first MTC devices access the network, group information to the first MTC devices, so that the first MTC devices receive and/or send data according to the group information. Embodiments of the present invention further provide a related communication apparatus of MTC devices. Embodiments of the present invention realize scattering time for MTC devices to access a network for sending data, thereby avoiding collisions and effectively easing the burden resulted from MTC devices accessing the network concurrently.06-13-2013
20090067359METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST AND/OR BROADCASTING SERVICES - Disclosed are methods and systems for providing multicast and/or broadcast services in a mobile communication network. In particular, the disclosed methods and systems optimize resource utilization and signaling in packet-based networks.03-12-2009
20090067358Method and System for Multicast Retry in a Communication Network - Aspects of a method and system for multicast retry in a communication network may include an originator station device within a multicast group that enables transmission of one or more PDUs via a network utilizing a multicast address. The transmitted one or more PDUs may be associated with an identified multicast flow. Subsequent to transmission of the one or more PDUs, the originator station device may receive one or more acknowledgment PDUs. The received acknowledgment PDUs may enable the originator station device to determine whether the transmitted PDUs were successfully received by one or more destination terminal devices. One or more of the PDUs may be retransmitted based on the determination. The originator station device and one or more destination terminal devices may be members of a multicast group. The multicast group may be identified based on the multicast address.03-12-2009
20090067357METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE (MMS) TO VIDEO ADAPTATION - A method and system are disclosed for adapting the media contained in a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message, which may include a presentation, into a single media format such as an audio/video file or stream by creating a logical timeline from information found in the presentation, creating an adaptation pipeline from the logical timeline, and executing the adaptation pipeline.03-12-2009
20110110283TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, MULTI-CLASS MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE SYSTEM AND MODULATION METHOD THEREOF - A multi-class multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) system includes a transmitter and at least one receiver. The transmitter transmits N primary signals by N primary channels and an auxiliary signal by an auxiliary channel, wherein a resolution of the auxiliary signal is identical to a resolution of the primary signal with the highest resolution and the constellation mappings of the auxiliary signal and the primary signal with the highest resolution on the corresponding modulation constellations can be coupled. The receiver couples the primary signal with the corresponding auxiliary/virtual auxiliary signal to obtain a lower-resolution virtual auxiliary signal, which can also be coupled with the primary signal having the same resolution. Therefore, receiving quality of each resolution is improved by combining the primary signal and the corresponding auxiliary/virtual auxiliary signal.05-12-2011
20100329170Method of Managing Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Reception and Related Communication Device - A method of managing multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) reception for a communication device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the step of using a dedicated-type resource allocation to decode data of a MBMS subframe when a MBMS resource allocation and the dedicated-type resource allocation are received. The dedicated-type resource allocation is dedicated to the communication device and used for the MBMS subframe.12-30-2010
20110032860COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A base station in a communication system where mobile stations receive paging announce using a discontinuously received reception frame and the mobile stations receive multicast data as well as the paging announce, in which the mobile stations in idle mode are searched for from among the mobile stations receiving multicast data, the mobile stations located where a paging group to which the searched-for mobile stations belong overlaps an area where the multicast data are distributed are selected from among the searched-for mobile stations, and the base station includes a radio resource allocating unit allocating radio resources to the selected mobile stations, the radio resources being for transmitting uplink signal, and an allocated radio resource information including unit including information of radio resources allocated by the radio resource allocating unit in a radio frame transmitting the multicast data to be transmitted to the selected mobile stations.02-10-2011
20110032861METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING A MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE - A method and a device for transmitting a multimedia broadcast multicast service are provided. The method includes one or more base stations encode and modulate the original multimedia broadcast multicast service data to be transmitted, and transmit the encoded and modulated multimedia broadcast multicast service data to one or more transparent relay stations belonging to the one or more base stations via a specified same time and frequency resource; the one or more transparent relay stations performs a relay process for the received multimedia broadcast multicast service data; then the one or more transparent relay stations and the one or more base stations transmit the multimedia broadcast multicast service data via the specified same time frequency resource simultaneously; and a terminal processes the received multimedia broadcast multicast service data to acquire the original multimedia broadcast multicast service data. The present invention can improve the MBMS service transmission performance in the next generation mobile communication system.02-10-2011
20110032858Technique for controlling content distributions in point-to-multipoint enabled network environments - The invention relates to a technique for controlling a content distribution in a point-to-multipoint (“PTM”)-enabled network environment (02-10-2011
20090225691APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANGING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE CHANNEL OF TERMINAL IN BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for changing a Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) channel of a terminal in a broadband wireless communication system are provided. In the method, an overall channel scheduling information message comprising group information for Connection Identifications (CIDs) of all channels in service is received from a base station. Transmission information of an MBS channel scheduling information message corresponding to a group to which a CID of a current channel belongs is extracted from the overall channel scheduling information message. A relevant MBS channel scheduling information message is received from the base station using the extracted transmission information of the MBS channel scheduling information message. Transmission information of an MBS MAP message for a relevant CID is extracted from the MBS channel scheduling information message. Therefore, an MBS channel change of a terminal can be easily performed.09-10-2009
20100172280Processing Method and Apparatus for Iu Interface Parallel Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Session Start-Up - The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for processing Iu interface parallel multimedia broadcast multicast service session start-up, wherein the method comprises: after receiving a MBMS session start message sent by SGSN, RNC detects whether other sessions of a same MBMS service have been established; and when the other sessions of the same MBMS service are determined to have been established in the RNC, the RNC detects whether the MBMS service area carried in the MBMS session start message and that of the other MBMS sessions established between the RNC and the SGSN intersect or overlap or whether the MBMS service area carried in the MBMS session start message and that of the MBMS session established between the RNC and other SGSNs intersect, and processing on multimedia broadcast multicast service session start-up is performed according to the detecting result.07-08-2010
20100172278RADIO TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND RADIO TRANSMITTING METHOD - Provided is a radio transmission device capable of improving reception accuracy of a unicast channel received after a multicast channel. In the radio transmission device, a multicast transmission power control unit (07-08-2010
20110085486SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HOME NETWORK DEVICES USING MULTICAST ENABLED REMOTE CONTROLS - A system, method, and article of manufacture for controlling home network devices using a multicast enabled remote control. The system includes a plurality of home network devices capable of receiving and/or transmitting multicast input and/or output signals and a home gateway to receive audio/video signals generated outside of the home and to transform the audio/video signals into multicast output signals. The system also includes a multicast enabled remote control to detect, aggregate, store and display all audio/video multicast output signals on the multicast enabled remote control, to enable a user to redirect an audio/video multicast output signal to one or more of the plurality of home network devices capable of receiving multicast input signals, and to control the plurality of home network devices capable of receiving and/or transmitting multicast input and/or output signals. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.04-14-2011
20110085488Methods and Apparatuses Relating to Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services - In a flat Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture, each base station (04-14-2011
20110211518ADAPTIVE WIRELESS NETWORK - Systems, methods, and devices are provided for an adaptive wireless network. A wireless network device for an adaptive wireless network can include an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) including logic and memory resources coupled to the ASIC. The logic can store information received from a number of clients associated with the wireless network device regarding capabilities of the number of clients in the memory resources. The logic can adapt a guard interval and/or a channel width for transmission of a data stream according to capabilities of a number of clients associated with the wireless network device.09-01-2011
20130188550DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Disclosed is a method for allocating radio resources in a wireless communication system. Subframes that use only a particular terminal or a particular terminal group are allocated through the period, offset, and number of subframes that are consecutively used, or the subframes are allocated through the period, offset, and bitmap for subframes that are available within one or a plurality of frames, whereby radio resources are effectively allocated.07-25-2013
20110243056Method for realizing MBMS under bandwidth aggregation, CoMP and relay operation - Method for realizing MBMS under bandwidth aggregation, CoMP and relay operation includes allowing a first cell in an MBSFN area to transmit data on a physical downlink data channel in a first subframe while a second cell in the MBSFN area transmitting MBMS data on a physical multicast channel in a second subframe; wherein the first cell operates in a first wireless communication system and the second cell operates in a second wireless communication system; wherein the first wireless communication system is as same as the second wireless communication system, or the first wireless communication system is different from the second wireless communication system.10-06-2011
20110243055Method and Apparatus for Packet Aggregation Transmission - A method and apparatus for packet aggregation transmission which are for application in a system comprising a transmitting end and at least two receiving ends, wherein the method comprises, for each receiving end, determining respectively a hold-up condition of subpackets at the transmitting and receiving ends at the current transmitting time, and determining the receiving end corresponding to the worst hold-up condition of the subpackets at the transmitting and receiving ends, and performing a packet aggregation transmission to the determined receiving end at the current transmitting time. The present invention is directed to point-to-multipoint data transmission, can solve the problem of transmission time sequence for a plurality of receiving ends, and improves the instantaneity of a system to the maximum degree possible.10-06-2011
20110243052DYNAMIC RATE AND FEC ADAPTATION FOR VIDEO MULTICAST IN MULTI-RATE WIRELESS NETWORKS - Video multicast over Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) faces many challenges due to varying channel conditions and limited bandwidth. A promising solution to this problem is the use of packet level Forward Error Correction (FEC) mechanisms. However, the adjustment of the FEC rate is not a trivial issue due to the dynamic wireless environment. This decision becomes more complicated if one considers the multi-rate capability of the existing wireless LAN technology. A novel method which dynamically adapts the transmission rate and FEC for video multicast over multi-rate wireless networks is described. In order to evaluate the system experimentally, a prototype using open source drivers and socket programming was implemented. Experimental results show that the proposed system significantly improves the multicast system performance.10-06-2011
20110243051Methods and Apparatus For Service Continuity In A Communication Network - Methods and apparatus for service continuity in a communication network. A method includes receiving a service in a first network coverage area, detecting entry into a second coverage area, acquiring control signaling information of the second coverage area in response to entering into the second coverage area, establishing traffic channels in the second coverage area while the service is received from the first coverage area, and switching to receive the service on the traffic channels in the second coverage area so that service disruption is minimized. Another method includes receiving a service in a first network coverage area, acquiring control signaling information associated with other coverage areas while in the first coverage area, detecting entry into a second coverage area, establishing traffic channels in the second coverage area, and switching to receive the service on the traffic channels in the second coverage area so that service disruption is minimized.10-06-2011
20090080365GENERATING MULTICAST FLOW IDENTIFIERS - Methods of generating multicast flow identifiers are provided. In an example, a multicast flow identifier (e.g., a broadcast multicast service (BCMCS) flow identifier (ID)) is generated, with the multicast flow identifier including a portion of a multicast Internet Protocol (IP) address and a portion of a port designation number, the multicast IP address and port designation number collectively designating a given multicast group.03-26-2009
20090080360Reducing an occurrence of false grants for a multicast session within a wireless communications network - Aspects of reducing an occurrence of false grants for a multicast session within a wireless communications network are disclosed. For example, an access network receives an announce message to be transmitted to a plurality of access terminals, the received announce message configured to announce a given multicast session. The access network determines whether sufficient resources are available to support the given multicast session. The access network configures the received announce message to convey whether sufficient resources are available to support the given multicast session based on the determining step, and transmits the configured announce message to the plurality of access terminals. A given access terminal receives the announce message, and determines whether the received announce message indicates whether sufficient resources are available to support the given multicast session. The given access terminal sends an announce acknowledgment (ACK) message that indicates an acceptance or rejection of the given multicast session.03-26-2009
20110075600METHOD OF TRANSMITTING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - A method of a base station transmitting Multicast Broadcast Service (hereinafter referred to as MBS) includes transmitting MBS configuration information, including information about an MBS region which is a resource region to which MBS-related information is allocated and information about an MBS MAP, to a terminal and transmitting MBS data to the terminal through the MBS region. The information about the MBS region includes location information and a transmission parameter of the MBS region. The MBS MAP includes an MBS configuration information change indication which indicates whether the MBS configuration information is expected to change from first MBS configuration information to second MBS configuration information. MBS is effectively and persistently managed in a mobile wireless communication system supporting MBS.03-31-2011
20120243456Bridge Mode Firewall Mobility - Mobility of firewall rules for clients moving among bridge AP nodes in a wireless network. APs operate in bridge mode. A wireless client C is associated with a first AP. As part of that association, the first AP establishes and maintains personal firewall rules and state for client C. When wireless client C associates with a second AP in the L2 domain, the second AP sends session request to other APs. This may be in the form of a multicast message. Optionally, the second AP may send a unicast message to the first AP indicating that client C has associated with the second AP. APs receiving the multicast session request message for client C check their tables to see if they have stored firewall or other state for client C. APs having storied firewall or other state for client C send session response messages to the second AP containing stored firewall sessions and other state for client C. When the second AP receives a session response, it sends an acknowledgement to the AP which sent the response. When the AP, such as the first AP, receives the acknowledgement, it may remove all stored state for client C. If the second AP receives session response messages for client C from multiple APs, it acknowledges each, and creates session entries and state using the oldest rules in the session response messages. Flags may be logically ORed together.09-27-2012
20120243459PROTOCOL BOOSTER FOR SCTP IN MULTICAST NETWORKS - A traffic optimizer facilitates communication of data packets using a unicast protocol between a server and at least one of a plurality of clients through a multicast network. The traffic optimizer includes a communication processor and a packet processor. The communication processor receives both data including association data and the data packets using the unicast protocol from the server. The association data includes IP addresses of the server and IP addresses of at least one of a plurality of clients available for communication. The packet processor processes the data packets to optimize data transfer in response to an analysis of the data packets, and forwards the processed data packets to at least one of the plurality of clients at respective ones of the received IP addresses through a multicast network using the unicast protocol.09-27-2012
20120243458MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE SCHEDULING AND TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for scheduling and transmitting a MBMS includes: for each multicast radio interface channel, a lower layer network element scheduling a MBMS born by the multicast radio interface channel according to a scheduling period of the multicast radio interface channel, wherein data of the MBMS are scheduled and scheduling information is generated in a Multicast/Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe resource occupied by the multicast radio interface channel in a resource allocation period corresponding to the scheduling period; and said lower layer network element sending to a user equipment a signaling indicating resource allocation information and scheduling period information of each multicast radio interface channel, and sending the data of the MBMS and said scheduling information to the user equipment. A system is further provided for scheduling and transmitting a MBMS and a lower layer network element for supporting scheduling and transmitting a MBMS.09-27-2012
20120243457EFFICIENT MULTICAST CONTROL PROCESSING FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method comprises detecting, by a wireless network switch, a new association between an access point and a wireless station. Thereafter, a first message is transmitted from the wireless network switch. The first message is adapted to cause the access point to (i) join a multicast group to which the wireless station is a member and (ii) transmit a multicast message directly to a multicast router without routing the multicast message via the wireless network switch.09-27-2012
20110128904Earthquake and tsunami warning system and a transmission method for a primary notification message thereof - The present disclosure provides an earthquake and tsunami warning system and a transmission method for a primary notification message thereof. The transmission method includes: a base station pages all terminals via a paging message containing indication information of an earthquake and tsunami warning system (ETWS) message, and transmits security information of an ETWS primary notification message via the resource prearranged with the terminals, and basic information of the ETWS primary notification message is transmitted within the paging message or via the prearranged resource; the terminals receive the security information of the ETWS primary notification message via the prearranged resource after receiving the paging message containing indication information of the ETWS message, and obtains the basic information of the ETWS primary notification message from the paging message or receives the basic information of the ETWS primary notification message via the prearranged resource. The technical solution provided by the present disclosure can achieve the transmission of the ETWS primary notification message as well as meet the time delay requirement, and modify the base station and terminals slightly with little or no overhead increasing.06-02-2011
20100254294Method for Distributing Data Packets in a Mobile Node Network and Associated Node - A method of broadcasting a data packet (D) in an ad hoc network comprising a plurality of groups of mobile nodes traveling along traffic lanes in a road network. The data packet (D) is broadcast within a group (G) during an intragroup broadcasting phase during which the data packet (D) propagates simultaneously in two opposing directions of movement (A10-07-2010
20100254296METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT IP MULTICASTING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - Methods and apparatus for assigning physical channels in a content-based network. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network having a plurality of cable modems, and the physical channels are assigned to the cable modems based at least in part on any multicast transmissions that may exist on the system. When two cable modems are receiving the same multicast transmission, the invention causes tuning of one or more of the cable modems to the same physical channel in order to limit the total number multicast transmissions on the network. Multicast transmissions typically comprise video or audio information, but other types of information may also be multicast according to the invention. In another embodiment, a multicast transmission list (containing a list of multicast transmissions and the corresponding physical channels) is sent to the set of cable modems. This list is used by the modems (or associated CPE) to manage channel allocation and tuning.10-07-2010
20100232338APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VENUECAST SERVICES ON A NEXT GENERATION FORWARD LINK ONLY (FLO) NETWORK - An apparatus and method for providing a coding scheme for interference cancellation in a broadcasting network comprising splitting a plurality of data packets into a plurality of M blocks, wherein each of the plurality of M blocks comprises a plurality of L packets; adding an outer code to each of the plurality of M blocks, wherein the outer code is applied to each of the plurality of L packets in each of the plurality of M blocks; encoding each of the plurality of L packets which have been outer coded to generate a plurality of encoded L packets in each of the plurality of M blocks; and interleaving each of the plurality of encoded L packets to generate a plurality of interleaved encoded L packets in each of the plurality of M blocks.09-16-2010
20100226301Feedback Technique for a Hierarchically Organized Broadcast/Multicast Service Area - The disclosure relates to a technique for determining for a broadcast or multicast session the availability of resources in a hierarchically organized content distribution network. The network includes on a lower hierarchy level a plurality of service area portions such as individual radio cells. In one embodiment, an availability request is sent from a network component on a higher hierarchy level towards one or more network components on a lower hierarchy level. In response to the availability request, one or more feedback messages including resource availability information relating to one or more service area portions are received.09-09-2010
20100220642METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PEER-TO-PEER CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS - Aspects of a method and system for peer-to-peer cellular communications are provided in which one or more cellular communication channels may be established between a femtocell and a plurality of communication devices. The femtocell may control routing of data between the plurality of communication devices via the one or more cellular communication channels. The femtocell may enable multicasting and/or broadcasting data from one of the communication devices to two or more remaining ones of the communication devices. The multicast and/or broadcast data may be communicated via the cellular communication channels and may be additionally communicated via an IP connection to the femtocell. Data may be communicated over the cellular communication channels in compliance with 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) standards and/or 3rd generation partnership project 2 (3GPP2) standards. The femtocell may reformat data prior to communicating it to one or more of the plurality of communication devices.09-02-2010
20100220643Method and Apparatus for Providing Distributed Scheduling - An approach is provided for distributing scheduling information within a wireless network. A multicast group is configured to include one or more neighboring nodes of a meshed wireless network. A multicast link identifier to each link to the neighboring nodes. Scheduling information is generated for distribution to the multicast group over the corresponding links.09-02-2010
20090323575METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICASTING WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A number of uplink transmissions from multiple remote devices is received. The remote devices correspond to a single network node, and each of the uplink transmissions corresponds to a request for content. A subset of remote devices whose uplink transmissions correspond to requests for common content is identified and a Quality of Service (QoS) level corresponding to the number of remote devices in the identified subset is determined. The common content is transmitted to the single network node at the determined QoS level.12-31-2009
20110211516METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting and receiving control information in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method of receiving control information related to a specific point-to-multipoint service in a user equipment of a wireless communication system comprises receiving a notification message including indication information and an identifier identifying the point-to-multipoint service from a network, the indication information indicating at least one downlink channel related to the specific point-to-multipoint service among a plurality of downlink channels established for transmission of control information for at least one or more point-to-multipoint service, and receiving at least one downlink channel indicated by the indication information.09-01-2011
20110243053FEMTOCELL ONE-TO-MANY PACKET DELIVERY - Femto nodes provide Local IP Access (LIPA) which allows terminals to communicate with local area networks that the femtocells reside in using cellular air-interfaces (such as cdma2000, UMTS or LTE). Femto nodes also enable Remote IP Access (RIPA) service, which allows the terminals to access the local area network from the Internet as if they were present in the local area networks. Further, to avoid degradation of standby time of the terminals or the capacity of the femto node, or both, apparatus and methods are described herein in which a femto node consolidates received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets from a local area network prior to delivering the packets to terminals over a cellular air-interface. In other aspects, a femto node may deliver the received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets via a cellular one-to-many transmission, either with or without consolidation.10-06-2011
20090323577BROADCAST-MULTICAST TRANSMISSION WITH RATE ADAPTION - Techniques for supporting broadcast/multiple transmission to multiple terminals with feedback and rate adaptation are described. In an aspect, a combination of HARQ and at least one shared feedback channel may be used to support broadcast/multicast transmission. In one design, a base station may send at least one transmission of a packet to multiple terminals, one transmission at a time. The base station may receive feedback information (e.g., NAK) for the packet from the terminals on the shared feedback channel(s). The base station may determine whether to terminate the packet early and/or may select at least one transmission parameter for another packet based on the feedback information for the packet. In another aspect, a transport format for a broadcast/multicast transmission may be selected based on CQI information from terminals receiving the transmission. The terminals may send CQI information at a slow rate and/or only certain terminals may send CQI information.12-31-2009
20100054167COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An MBS control apparatus classifies MBS contents into a plurality of types, manages information in which an MBS identifier, a base station, and a gateway apparatus are associated with each other, and sends MBS zone configuration information including the information to the gateway apparatus. The gateway apparatus transfers the MBS zone configuration information to a base station. The base station obtains connection identification information corresponding to the MBS zone identifier for each of the types and sends it to a terminal. The terminal performs a communication with the base station based on a type of MBS contents and the connection identification information.03-04-2010
20100322129Techniques for hierarchical encoding for multicast broadcast services in wireless communication systems - An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a transceiver adapted for hierarchical encoding for a Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) in wireless networks, wherein the hierarchical encoding is provided by superposition coding to provide different levels of protection for data streams.12-23-2010
20120230240MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE CONTROLLER - A multicast broadcast service controller is disclosed. The MBSC processes multicast broadcast data streams for transmission to access service network gateways or base stations. The MBSC includes a MBSC core processor for establishing time synchronization information used the by the access service network gateways or base stations to synchronously transmit data streams. The MBSC core processor selects streams for transmission in a time diversity interval (TDI) and builds multicast broadcast (MBS) region content based on the selected streams and configuration information. The MBS region content includes timing synchronization information, resource information and MBS region content location information. A MBS region distribution module (MRD) transmits the MBS region content to the access service network gateways or base stations.09-13-2012
20110090835NETWORK SYSTEM, NODE,PACKET FORWARDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There are proposed: a network system capable of realizing packet forwarding higher in packet forwarding efficiency than in conventional Intermittent Periodic Transmit (IPT) using omni-directional antennas; and the like. Directional antennas are applied to the IPT, and each of slave nodes waits for reception of downlink packets by a directional antenna for receiving the downlink packets in a reception waiting state therefor. Moreover, the downlink packets are treated like polling control signals, and uplink packets are transmitted at a reception time of the downlink packets, whereby a hidden node problem and a carrier sensing problem can be avoided. Furthermore, in accordance with routing protocol in which each of nodes changes directivity randomly by a route formation process, it becomes possible to form a more suitable route.04-21-2011
20100061291POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT DIGITAL RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSPORT - A digital radio frequency transport system that performs bi-directional simultaneous digital radio frequency distribution is provided. The transport system includes a digital host unit and at least two digital remote units coupled to the digital host unit. The bi-directional simultaneous digital radio frequency distribution is performed between the digital host unit and the at least two digital remote units.03-11-2010
20110080862Polling Method And Apparatus For Long Term Evolution Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services - A device for wirelessly communicating a service to user equipment is provided. The device includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The processor is programmed to promote the transmitter polling to determine whether user equipment desire a service and responsive to receiving, via the receiver, at least one user equipment request for the service, the processor programmed to promote the transmitter providing a point-to-multipoint (PTM) broadcast of the service.04-07-2011
20110080860Method of Formatting Dynamic Scheduling Information and Related Communication Device - A method of formatting dynamic scheduling information (DSI) for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes the step of including a plurality of first tags in the DSI, each of the plurality of first tags corresponding to one of a plurality of multicast traffic channels (MTCHs) having a plurality of logical channel identifiers (LCIDs); and arranging the plurality of first tags in an order according to the LCIDs or a plurality of multicast control channels (MCCHs).04-07-2011
20100135197RADIO FREQUENCY MULTICASTING - A method for radio frequency multicasting and a multicast site architecture are provided. The method includes assigning a different traffic multicast Internet Protocol (IP) address to each of a plurality of groups of LMR users and encapsulating the LMR content within IP packets. The method further includes transmitting the IP packets to one of the plurality of groups of LMR users using at least one of the assigned traffic multicast IP addresses.06-03-2010
20110103288METHOD OF TRANSMITTING SYSTEM INFORMATION RELATED TO POINT-TO MULTIPOINT SERVICE - A method of receiving system information performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes receiving, from a network, an indicator indicating a change of system information related to a point-to-multipoint service on a physical control channel, and receiving changed system information related to the point-to-multipoint service in response to the indication.05-05-2011
20100128647EFFECTIVE RECEPTION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING MBMS SERVICE - Disclosed is a radio (wireless) communication system providing a radio communication service and the terminal, and more particularly, to the method for receiving a MBMS service effectively by considering of time information related to a MBMS service transmission scheme.05-27-2010
20100128648RANDOM ACCESS METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE(MBMS) - A method of performing random access procedure in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The present invention includes the steps of receiving a first message transmitted to count the number of user equipments attempting to receive the broadcast/multicast service from a network, transmitting a preamble for a random access to the network, receiving a second message including a user equipment identifier for identifying the user equipment and uplink (UL) radio resource allocation information in response to the preamble from the network, transmitting a third message to the network using the uplink radio resource allocation information, and stopping the random access in case of receiving a contention resolution message from the network.05-27-2010
20110249607WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS TERMINAL, AND SYMBOL ARRANGEMENT APPARATUS - In MBMS system, a plurality of MBMS areas are geographically arranged to provide multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) to wireless terminals located in the plurality of MBMS areas, the plurality of MBMS areas having cell pattern including single frequency network (SFN) using predetermined frequency band. The plurality of MBMS areas are arranged using different frequency bands to simultaneously provide different MBMSs to wireless terminal located at a given point.10-13-2011
20120120863ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING SYMBOL DISTRIBUTING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK SUB-FRAME - The present invention provides an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol distributing method for Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame. According to the uniform configuration rules, an OFDM symbol distributing system distributes the OFDM symbols in all MBSFN sub-frames bearing the transmission of the Multi-cell transmission Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in the MBMSFN domain. The present invention also correspondingly provides an OFDM symbol distributing system for MBSFN sub-frame. By configuring the OFDM symbols occupied by the PDCCH in the MBSFN sub-frame bearing the Multi-cell transmission MBMS, the present invention increases the frequency of the OFDM symbol that is occupied by the PDCCH bearing the MBMS in the MBSFN sub-frame, so as to effectively use the resource and avoid the interference to the PDCCH due to the MBMS data transmission to a certain extent.05-17-2012
20120120862ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - Signal distribution, signal switching, and signal collection are performed with a simple configuration. An electronic device comprises a transmission unit (05-17-2012
20120120861BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus for assigning, identifying and controlling broadcast transmissions are disclosed. A broadcast flow is assigned to a broadcast logical channel of the physical resources of a wireless communication channel. A broadcast channel control message indicative of parameters of the broadcast logical channel is generated. Upon receipt, the broadcast channel control message is processed and used to accordingly process the received broadcast transmission.05-17-2012
20110080861MBMS DUAL RECEIVER - A method for communicating between a network and a dual receiver UE includes receiving first signaling from a first network node at a first frequency, and receiving second signaling via a PtM control channel from a second network node at a second frequency. The method further includes receiving a request from the second network node at the second frequency, such that the request is carried on the PtM control channel, and transmitting to the first network node a response to the request from the second network node. An alternative method includes receiving communications from a first network node, and identifying that the first network node lacks uplink capabilities. This method may further include identifying that the first network node provides a MBMS service, and receiving the MBMS service from the first network node despite the identification of the lack of uplink capabilities.04-07-2011
20110080863Cell-Selective Network Access - The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for providing selective network access, wherein a cell type indication is provided based on at least one of a preamble and a header portion of a broadcast signal. At the receiving end, it is checked based on at least one of the preamble and the header portion, whether broadcast signals are received from different first and second cell types. The first cell type is selected for network access, if both broadcast signals from the first and second cell types are received with sufficient strength.04-07-2011
20090213777DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND RECEIVING APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING PREDETERMINED CONTENTS - A content receiver receives content data distributed repeatedly from a distribution station. The content data are stored in a content storage. A reproduction processing unit sequentially reproduces parts of the content data stored in the storage corresponding to content data received by the content receiver. A content management unit monitors the degree of completion of the content data stored. When the monitored degree of completion becomes a preset level or above, a connection processing unit disconnects connection to the distribution station. After the connection has been disconnected, an identifier receiver receives reproduction information informed from the distribution station. The reproduction processing unit reproduces the content data according to the reproduction information.08-27-2009
20090213776BROADCAST/MULTICAST COLLISION FREE FRAME TRANSMISSION - A protocol for collision avoidance in inter and intra basic service set broadcast/multicast communication in a wireless network is disclosed. An access point reserves a broadcast transmission time and conveys that reservation to each of its associated stations. Using a beacon or an action frame, the transmission reservation time is sent to all stations and other neighboring access points within range of the primary access point. Upon receiving the broadcast transmission time reservation, each station associated with the reserving access point and any neighboring access points set their network allocation vector thus preventing frame transmission or reception during the now reserved transmission time.08-27-2009
20090213775DETERMINISTIC FEEDBACK CONTROL FOR MULTICAST OR BROADCAST SERVICES - The invention relates to a method for controlling the transmission of feedback of mobile terminals receiving via an air interface of a mobile communication system a multicast or broadcast service transmitted or forwarded by a feedback control entity and to a mobile terminal, the feedback control entity using this method. Further, a communication system comprising a feedback control entity and a mobile terminal receiving a multicast or broadcast service is provided. To enable configurable and adaptive feedback for multicast or broadcast services provided via an air interface maintaining the end-to-end session concept the invention suggests that a feedback control entity deterministically selects a subset of the mobile terminals of the mobile communication system and which receive the multicast or broadcast service for providing feedback to the feedback control entity. In one embodiment of the invention the terminals are instructed to start or stop feedback provision by the feedback control entity by means of signaling.08-27-2009
20090213774METHOD OF DETERMINING NEIGHBOR CELL SELECTION - A mobile terminal selects neighbor cell(s) to use in receiving a broadcast or multicast by deriving an estimate of cell quality for each neighbor cell; comparing the estimated quality with a minimum acceptable quality; and choosing those neighbor cells having the highest quality from the acceptable neighbor cells. The estimate of cell quality is based on a parameter of the difference between a common pilot channel transmit power and a secondary common control physical channel transmit power that is transmitted to the mobile terminal on a multimedia broadcast multicast control channel.08-27-2009
20110069653MULTICAST SERVICE - A method including sending a multicast packet to a cluster of recipients; receiving information indicating receiving status relating to the multicast packet from individual members of the cluster of recipients; and initiating intra-cluster retransmission of said multicast packet by sending to the cluster of recipients collective information about the receiving statuses of the members of the cluster of recipients.03-24-2011
20110069652Multicast Group Management In Wireless Networks - A source device which is a distributed device and which is not a wireless network access point advertises a multicast data stream; receives from a destination device a message indicating that the destination device wants to receive the multicast data stream; and adds the destination device to a list of destination devices for the multicast data stream, in which the list is stored in a computer readable memory. In various exemplary embodiments the advertising comprises broadcasting in a protocol adaptation layer an advertisement comprising a multicast medium access control (MAC) address and an address for the source device; or sending to a centralized controller a first message comprising the MAC address which triggers the centralized controller to broadcast an advertisement for the multicast data stream to destination devices. Prior to advertising the source device may create a multicast MAC address and check for uniqueness of the created address via signaling.03-24-2011
20110149828DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCAST SIGNAL - A digital broadcasting system and a method for transmitting and receiving digital broadcast signal are disclosed. The method of receiving digital broadcast signal includes receiving a broadcast signal including data groups, wherein the data groups include mobile service data and signaling data including transmission parameter, wherein the transmission parameter includes a protocol version field identifying a first transmission mode or a second transmission mode, demodulating the broadcast signal, decoding the signaling data including a transmission parameter, decoding the mobile service data according to the transmission parameter included in the signaling data.06-23-2011
20110038297TRANSMISSION OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST CONTENT AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a method of transmitting multicast and broadcast content in a mobile access network, the mobile access network comprising: at least one multicast-broadcast service zone with at least one Base Station, a Multicast-Broadcast server for each one of the multicast-broadcast service zones, the mobile access network coupled to a content distribution network, the content distribution network comprising a content server coupled to an JP multicast network, the content server being adapted for multicast and broadcast transmission, the method comprising the steps of: sending a first join request using a membership protocol for a multicast group from a Multicast-Broadcast server to the content distribution network; sending a second join request using the membership protocol and sending a first multicast IP packet from the multicast/broadcast content server to the multicast-broadcast server using a first multicast routing protocol. The method further comprises: encapsulating the first multicast IP packet into a second multicast IP packet; sending the second multicast IP packet to the local multicast group of the multicast-broadcast service zone using a second multicast routing protocol.02-17-2011
20100302989METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) IN WIMAX - Disclosed is a mobile internet system, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for supporting a multicast broadcast service (MBS) over WIMAX. The MBS supporting method of the present invention comprises assigning a first GRE key to a first MBS service flow for a first MS, and delivering MBS contents having the first MBS service flow through the use of first GRE key; and if a second MBS service flow for a second MS is the same as the first MBS service flow, delivering MBS contents having the second MBS service flow through the use of first GRE key pre-assigned to the first MBS service flow.12-02-2010
20100302990Method of Power Control - In a method and a transmitter data is transmitted to two mobile stations sharing the same frequency band and the same timeslot. The data is modulated using a quaternary symbol constellation. Further, the data is transmitted to two mobile stations multiplexed on a shared channel comprising two branches and the transmission power for the transmitted data is set in response to the relative gain of the two branches. Hereby, the total system interference is reduced. The method and transmitter further allows for a cellular radio system individual power control loops for the two sub-channels when the system uses MUROS.12-02-2010
20100260089HANDING OFF AN ACCESS TERMINAL DURING A MULTICAST SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Methods and apparatuses for multicasting within a wireless communications system are disclosed. In one embodiment a method of multicasting within a wireless communications system operating in accordance with a given wireless communication protocol includes monitoring multicast messages associated with a given multicast session in a first sector. A handoff occurs from the first sector to a second sector. It is determined whether the second sector is transmitting multicast messages associated with the given multicast session. Then, based on the determination, a registration request for the given multicast session within the second sector is transmitted on a reverse link access channel in an earlier slot than a next designated slot for registration requests as defined by the wireless communication protocol.10-14-2010
20100254297TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN A MULTICAST OR BROADCAST WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The reverse path transaction management system enables the subscriber to receive a multicast on their wireless subscriber device via the forward path of a multicast channel or via a unidirectional broadcast channel concurrently with a plurality of other subscribers on the same multicast channel or broadcast channel. The subscribers can simultaneously initiate a transaction to purchase goods and/or services via the reverse path associated with the shared multicast channel or via a separate cellular communication connection associated with the broadcast channel. Typically, goods and/or services are offered to the subscriber as part of the multicast extant on the shared forward channel.10-07-2010
20110211519WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION AND NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS - In a time slot in which a first base station for performing a multicast transmission executes the multicast transmission, a second base station which does not perform the multicast transmission does not perform a unicast data transmission. The time slot in which the first base station performs the multicast transmission is notified to the second base station from a multicast control apparatus for performing scheduling of the multicast transmission to the first base station. Information to receive the multicast transmission is notified from the second base station to a terminal connected to the second base station.09-01-2011
20100118760METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MOBILE MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST SERVICE DATA FLOW AND A MULTIPLEXING FRAME FOR TRANSMITTING - The present invention discloses a method for transmitting mobile multimedia broadcast service data flow and a multiplex-frame for transmitting to improve transmission efficiency and fault tolerance of a multimedia broadcast system. The method comprises: using, by a transmitter, one or more multiplexing blocks to carry a service data packet of a mobile multimedia broadcast system, encapsulating the one or more multiplexing blocks as load into a video, audio or data unit of a mobile multimedia broadcast standard multiplex-frame corresponding to the service data packet, then encapsulating the video, audio or data unit into a multiplex sub-frame, and assembling a plurality of multiplex sub-frames into a multiplex-frame and sending it via a mobile multimedia broadcast network; receiving, by a receiver; and utilizing, by a terminal, the service data packet obtained by resolving the multiplexing blocks to realize upper layer application.05-13-2010
20100097975METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE BROADCAST PACKET HANDLING - A first network element determines (04-22-2010
20100097973METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDLE MODE NOTIFICATION IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for idle mode notification in a cellular communications system is provided. A user transmits, prior to entering an idle mode, a de-registration request message to a Base Station (BS) which then transmits a Dynamic Service Addition REQuest (DSA-REQ) message to the user and adds the user to a multicast group for the idle mode, and enters the idle mode. The BS transmits an idle mode notification to the user using a Multicast/Broadcast Service MAP (MBS_MAP), and the user receives the idle mode notification, wherein the user switches to a unicast carrier to perform network reentry if the idle mode notification is a network reentry notification. The idle mode notification is considered as a service of an MBS type. When a user enters the idle mode, the BS actively invites the user to join the multicast group for idle mode notification if the MBS operates on a dedicated carrier.04-22-2010
20100097974Method and device for realizing paging in mobile switching center pool - A method for realizing paging in a mobile switching center (MSC) pool includes the following steps. An MSC server selects a media gateway (MGW) from more than one MGW connected to a base station controller (BSC)/radio network controller (RNC), delivers a paging message of an international mobile station identity (IMSI) paging type to the selected MGW, and stores a corresponding relation between an IMSI carried in the paging message and the MSC server in the MGW which is connected to the BSC/RNC and does not receive the paging message. The MGW that does not receive the paging message receives a paging response message sent by the BSC/RNC, determines an MSC server corresponding to an IMSI carried in the paging response message by looking up the corresponding relation between the IMSI and the MSC server stored therein, and routes the received paging response message to the corresponding MSC server. Several other methods and devices for realizing paging are also provided.04-22-2010
20090168680MULTIPLE MULTICAST DATA STREAM DELIVERY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Multiple multicast data stream delivery in a communication network includes a first step (07-02-2009
20090290522Method and Device for the Dynamic Setting up and Control of Temporarily Formed Communications Groups with Secure Transmission - A method and a device for the dynamic setting up and control of temporarily formed communications groups with secure transmission, in which nodes potentially participating in a communications group are connected via a common transmission medium. The transmission medium enables an efficient transmission of so-called broad- and/or multicast-messages. The dynamic and automatic setting up of a communications group is then carried out in the following steps: From an initiator node a broadcast message is first sent out, which includes at least one group identifier, an identifier and address of the initiator node, and information about the communications group. This message is analyzed by all nodes accessible via the transmission medium and thereby authenticated by the initiator nodes. From those nodes that are participating in the communications group, a unicast message with at least their identifier and address is sent back to the initiator node. The participating nodes are authenticated by the initiator node by the receipt of the unicast messages, and unicast messages with at least one multicast-identifier and a security key are then sent to the participating nodes. An asymmetric encryption system for example can be used for the authentication.11-26-2009
20080247347Mobile Communication System and Control Device - The present invention can improve a reception quality of mobile stations and utilize radio resources effectively, by resolving the problem caused when the conventional multicast communications system. The present invention relates to a radio communications system for transmitting same data to a plurality of cells via at least one base station and performing a soft combining or a selective combining on the same data received by a mobile station. The radio communications system includes a controlling unit configured to set up a cycle at which synchronization processing on transmission timing of the same data among the plurality of cells is performed, or an accuracy by which the synchronization processing is performed, for each control apparatus which performs the synchronization processing.10-09-2008
20110211520HANDLING DISCONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION INDICATION BITS - Transmitter(s) (09-01-2011
20090190517WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION CONTROL DEVICE, WIRELESS BASE STATION, AND METHOD OF ASSIGNING A PHYSICAL CHANNEL - A wireless communication system comprises: a wireless base station thereof having a first cell that provides a multicast/broadcast service and a second cell with at least a portion thereof overlapping with said first cell, said wireless communication system further comprises: a determining unit that for determines whether or not a mobile station is located in a service area of said second cell; and an assigning unit that assigns a multicast/broadcast service physical channel corresponding to said second cell when said mobile station is located in said service area of said second cell and assigns a multicast/broadcast service physical channel corresponding to said first cell when said mobile station is not located in said service area of said second cell.07-30-2009
20110176473 Method of Transmitting ETWS Notification Messages in a Gerancellular Radio System - In a Base Station Subsystem adapted to provide an earthquake and Tsunami Warning System notification message to a User Equipment accessing a cellular radio system using a GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network, GERAN, means are provided for receiving an earthquake and tsunami warning system notification from an emergency centre. In addition means are provided for transmitting the earthquake and tsunami warning system notification to the User Equipment located in affected areas of the message over the Fast Associated Control Channel, FACCH, if the User Equipment is in GERAN dedicated mode and over the Packet Associated Control Channel, PACCH, if the User Equipment is in GERAN packet transfer mode.07-21-2011
20090028085Method for providing measurement gaps - A method comprising interrupting the reception of a first transmission to receive a predetermined channel; determining from receipt of said predetermined channel first timing information associated with a second channel; and interrupting the reception of said first transmission at a time defined by said first timing information to receive said second channel.01-29-2009
20080267108MULTIUSER SCHEDULING FOR MIMO BROADCAST CHANNELS WITH FINITE RATE FEEDBACK - System and methodologies are provided herein for multiuser scheduling in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication system. Various aspects described herein facilitate full feedback scheduling, wherein multiuser scheduling is performed based on an antenna selection and signal quality feedback, such as signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) feedback, from respective users. Based on information received from respective users, independent information streams can be transmitted from respective transmit antennas to respective users with the highest signal quality. Receive antenna selection can also be employed to allow respective users to select a single receive antenna on which information is to be received. Additional aspects described herein facilitate quantized feedback scheduling, wherein scheduling is performed based on signal quality feedback that is quantized into a finite number of bits by respective users.10-30-2008
20080267109METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES - A method and apparatus of resource management for multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) sends a measurement report and an MBMS reception performance report to a network. Single frequency network (SFN) area change may be made based on cell reselection information, WTRU macro-diversity MBMS reception performance, neighbor cell signal strength reported by a WTRU, interference level measured by the WTRU, a number of WTRUs in a cell, service priority, WTRU class, WTRU mobility trend, WTRU location to a cell center, WTRU MBMS reception interference level, etc. The MBMS service on/off decision and/or point-to-point (PTP) to point-to-multipoint (PTM) switching may be made based on a channel condition of a WTRU. The channel condition may be determined based on whether the WTRU is in in-sync or out-of-sync in MBMS reception, consecutive negative acknowledgements (NAKs) within a certain time window, measured pathloss from a reference channel, etc.10-30-2008
20080267107ATTRACTION WAIT-TIME INQUIRY APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and apparatus are disclosed that enables a plurality of users of portable computing devices to each individually request and receive wait-time indications for each of a plurality of attractions within a physical establishment. In certain embodiments the attractions are rides and the physical establishments are amusement parks. In this way, users of portable computing device, such as mobile phones, may individually request and receive wait-time indications for each of a plurality of rides within at least one of a plurality of amusement parks. The methods and apparatus may be configured to maintain and access a database of wait-time values for a plurality of attractions within one or more physical establishments. In certain embodiments, request messages are received as SMS text messages from mobile phone and response messages are sent as SMS text messages to mobile phones.10-30-2008
20110211515METHOD OF ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCE QUOTAS TO CONTROL ENTITIES IN A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - The invention relates to a method of allocating radio resource quotas to a plurality of control entities in a wireless telecommunication network, the control entities being adapted to control a radio resource usage of a base station, the method being performed by a radio network entity.09-01-2011
20110255461TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR SENDING CONTROL MESSAGES - Disclosed are transmission apparatus and a method for sending control information in which the processing time and power consumption at the reception side are reduced by improving the efficiency of reception processing at the reception side. At a base station (10-20-2011
20100322136WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, PACKET RETRANSMISSION METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication base station device capable of improving the reception quality of the MBMS data of UE without wasting wireless resources even if an error occurs in the MBMS data transmitted from an eNB when distributing the MBMS via a wireless access network composed of the eNB and an RS. In the device, a wireless quality determining section (12-23-2010
20100322133Method and Apparatus for Handling MBMS Dynamic Scheduling Information - A method for handling MBMS dynamic scheduling information in a network terminal of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of generating an MAC Control Element for carrying an MBMS dynamic scheduling information; and applying an MCCH specific Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) for transmitting the MAC Control Element on a corresponding Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH).12-23-2010
20100322134Method and Apparatus for Performing Multicast in Communications Network - Systems and methods for managing multicast transmissions in a communication network.12-23-2010
20100278089WIRELESS ONE-TO-ONE COMMUNICATION USING MULTICAST - Techniques are generally described for receiving a multicast signal at a plurality of receivers and using the received multicast signals to recover an one-to-one communication for a recipient. Other embodiments may be disclosed and claimed.11-04-2010
20100309835Method and Apparatus for Handling MBMS Dynamic Scheduling Information - A method for handling MBMS dynamic scheduling information in a network terminal of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of generating a MAC Control Element for carrying an MBMS dynamic scheduling information, the MAC Control Element containing at least one fields, each corresponding to one MBMS service transmitted on an MCH, for indicating an ending point of sub-frames used by the corresponding MBMS services in a scheduling period of the MCH; and setting a first field to a specific value to indicate there is no sub-frame scheduled for the corresponding MBMS service in the scheduling period when the corresponding MBMS service has no data for transmission in the scheduling period.12-09-2010
20100309836COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD - In an MBMS service desired to be received, if a condition for performing an MBMS request (an MBMS request trigger criterion) is satisfied (S12-09-2010
20110164543UNICAST/MULTICAST ARCHITECTURE - A system and method for providing content to users including a multicast sub-system providing content to multiple users and a unicast sub-system providing content to individual users. The multicast sub-system being operative to push to each of a plurality of user communities, content relating to the community and the unicast sub-system being operative to provide on demand to a user, content which has not been previously pushed to the user.07-07-2011
20110164549MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - This invention provides a mobile communication system, including: a base station device; and a mobile station device, the mobile communication system having a predetermined total bandwidth made of a set of a plurality of downlink component carriers, the base station device and the mobile station device processing each downlink physical layer provided for a respective one of the plurality of downlink component carriers, and the set of the plurality of downlink component carriers including (i) a downlink component carrier employing a subframe structure according to which some symbols at the beginning of a subframe include control information and (ii) a downlink component carrier employing a subframe structure according to which some symbols at the beginning of a subframe do not include control information.07-07-2011
20080205322METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING AND SYNCHRONIZING A MULTIMEDIA BRAODCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - A communication system provides, via a single, serving Node B, scheduling information required by a user equipment (UE) to determine a start time for each Node B of multiple Node Bs with respect to a multicast, by each Node B of the multiple Node Bs, of soft combinable MBMS data. The UE may then use the scheduling information to synchronize a soft combining of the MBMS data received by the UE via each of the multiple Node Bs, even when the multicasts via the multiple Node Bs are not synchronized. However, while the multicasts of frames of data associated with an MBMS service by different Node Bs need not be synchronized, synchronized multicasts are preferable for soft combining. Therefore, the communication system further provides for a synchronization by a network controller of the multicasts of the soft combinable MBMS data by the multiple Node Bs.08-28-2008
20080205320Method and system for selectively communicating with mobile platforms - There is provided a method for selectively communicating from a remote system to a subset of a plurality of vehicles. Each of the vehicles is equipped with a first wireless communications device and a second wireless communication device. The method comprises broadcasting a common message from the remote system to the vehicles via the first wireless communication device. A subset of the plurality of vehicles is selected based upon the common message. A communications link is established between the remote system and the second wireless communication device of each of the selected subset of vehicles to transmit formatted electronic data therebetween.08-28-2008
20110164548METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A data transmission method and apparatus in a wireless communication system is provided. The data transmission method include dividing a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) zone including a plurality of cells into at least one sub-zone including at least one cell, enabling a plurality of cells belonging to the MBSFN zone to transmit first multicast broadcast service (MBS) data, and enabling the cell belonging to the at least one sub-zone to transmit sub-zone data superposed with the first MBS data, wherein the sub-zone data is second MBS data.07-07-2011
20110164545MBMS FEEDBACK METHOD FOR E-MBS ADAPTATION - An MBS feedback method is disclosed. The MBS feedback method includes detecting one or more codes multiplexed in Code Division Multiplexing (CDM) from an MBS feedback channel, and adjusting a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) based on the detected one or more codes.07-07-2011
20110164544METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION PROCESSING - The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for synchronization processing, wherein the method for synchronization processing includes: a designated network element receiving multiple data bursts of a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service transmitted by its upper layer network element, wherein data packets in the data bursts carry timestamp information; for multiple data bursts whose timestamp locates before a current available transmitting time interval, the designated network element starting to transmit the data packets belonging to the multiple data bursts in turn from the start time of the current available transmitting time interval. By means of the present invention, the synchronization between the lower layer network elements can be kept and the performance of a system can be stabilized.07-07-2011
20110164542Intra-Donor Cell Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission with Type 1 Relay - A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunications system. The method comprises an access node acting as a master control but not acting as a serving node in a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) transmission with a relay node toward a user equipment. The method further comprises the access node retaining a copy of data packets that the access node sends to the relay node for the CoMP transmission.07-07-2011
20110164540METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONFIGURING A COMMON CHANNEL - The present invention for reconfiguring a common channel receives modified channel configuration information of a first common channel through a second common channel, and determines a starting time of reconfiguring the first common channel, according to a type of an information element including the modified channel configuration information. Also, the present invention reconfigures the first common channel from the determined starting time. According the present invention, the common channel, such as the MCCH, may be reconfigured more efficiently.07-07-2011
20110255459WIRELESS METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK SERVICE OVER WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK - Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing wireless metropolitan area network services over wireless local area networks.10-20-2011
20110019604COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE(MBMS) COUNTING - A communication method for performing communication between a specific user equipment and a network to count the number of user equipments, which desire to receive a specific broadcast/multicast service in a mobile communication system, comprises receiving a first message from the network, the first message being transmitted to count the number of user equipments which desire to receive the broadcast/multicast service; and transmitting a second message to the network in response to the first message, the second message being a first layer message or second layer message of the network.01-27-2011
20110019605MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) UTILIZING SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING - Systems and methods are disclosed herein for an enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in a wireless communications network. In one embodiment, a number of base stations in a MBMS zone, or broadcast region, accommodate both Spatial Multiplexing (SM) enabled user elements and non-SM enabled user elements. In another embodiment, a number of base stations form a MBMS zone, or broadcast region, where the MBMS zone is sub-divided into an SM zone and a non-SM zone. In another embodiment, the wireless communications network includes multiple MBMS zones. For each MBMS zone, base stations serving the MBMS zone transmit an MBMS zone identifier (ID) for the MBMS zone. The MBMS zone ID may be used by a user element for decoding and/or to determine when to perform a handoff from one MBMS zone to another.01-27-2011
20100284320Combined simulcasting and dedicated services in a wireless communication system - An efficient method for providing both dedicated and simulcast services over a common wireless infrastructure is described. The services can be available to a single terminal as well as to a multiplicity of terminals simultaneously. The method uses time division multiplexing and orthogonal frequency division multiple access for simulcasting information and transmitting dedicated message information from a plurality of base stations forming a cellular pattern over the same wireless frequency channel. The method comprises the steps of constructing frames for transmission by the plurality of base stations comprising control information, simulcast information and dedicated message information within predetermined time slots of the frames and allocating the simulcast information and the dedicated message information to time slots of the same frame predetermined by the control information of the frame. The underlying modulation technology used is OFDM and thereby the channel delay-dispersion is minimized.11-11-2010
20100329172Delivery of Multicast Data - A method and apparatus are provided for delivering multicast media in a network in which at least some nodes do not support delivery of multicast packets. A RTSP SETUP request is sent to a streaming server to send multicast packets, encapsulated within unicast wrappers, to a gateway node in the network. The RTSP SETUP request includes details both of the multicast destination address, and of the unicast destination address of the gateway node, requiring an extension to the RTSP protocol as currently defined and enabling the media server to send multicast packets in a unicast tunnel dynamically.12-30-2010
20100329171Method and Apparatus for Handling Subframe of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Single Frequency Network in Wireless Communication System - A method for handling Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe in a network terminal of a wireless communication system includes configuring a plurality of MBSFN subframes in a cell, and scheduling downlink unicast transmission in an unused MBSFN subframe of the plurality of MBSFN subframes for a user equipment which is not receiving any MBMS service.12-30-2010
20100329167METHOD FOR COUNTING A NUMBER OF MOBILE STATIONS IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK - The invention relates to a method of counting a total number of mobile stations (12-30-2010
20110261744BASE STATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobile communications terminal divides a plurality of multipath signals associated with radio signals transmitted from a plurality of base stations using an S-CCPCH into groups by base station, i.e., by transmit source, maximum-ratio-combines a plurality of multipath signals associated with each same base station which is a transmit source into a composite signal, decodes the composite signal, and selects a composite signal having a good decoded result from among decoded composite signals.10-27-2011
20110261743WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Even when a radio terminal cannot receive contents data from a serving base station, the radio terminal can receive the contents data from other base station. A wireless communication system includes a radio terminal, a serving radio base station to which the radio terminal serves, and a non-serving radio base station to which the radio terminal does not serve. The serving radio base station receives, from the non-serving radio base station, contents-related information concerning contents data to be broadcasted or multicasted by said non-serving radio base station, and transmits the received contents-related information to the radio terminal.10-27-2011
20100296428A ROBUST SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS DATA MULTICASTING USING SUPERPOSITION MODULATION - A method for transmitting data over a wireless network to a plurality of receivers connected to the wireless network is provided consisting of applying a superposition coded multicast or broadcast so as to create a multi-resolution multicast or broadcast signal to transmit data to the plurality of receivers as a scalable multicast or broadcast. The method consists of separating the data into one or more quality layers; converting the data in each quality layer into individual protected layer data streams by applying a protection or robustness means; modulating each said protected layer data stream using a modulation means, the modulations means for each said protected layer data stream not necessarily being the same; superimposing the modulated data of all layers into a single broadcasting or multicasting transmission block; and transmitting the single broadcasting or multicasting transmission block to the plurality of receivers linked to the wireless network.11-25-2010
20110075599METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICAST GROUP MANAGEMENT - It provides a method for multicast group management. The apparatus determines a request for joining a multicast service derived during establishment of a connection for carrying multicast service between a first device and a second device, and it sends a message indicative of joining said multicast service based on the request for joining if the multicast service is not available in said network device. As a consequence, it reduces the messages exchanged in unreliable wireless connection so as to reduce the probability of service interruption.03-31-2011
20100246467 SCHEDULING LOCATION UPDATE REPORTS OF ACCESS TERMINALS TO AN ACCESS NETWORK WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Embodiments are directed to scheduling location update reports of access terminals to an access network within a wireless communications system. The access network acquires a defined location region within a wireless communications system, and determines a location of a given access terminal within the wireless communications system. The access network selects one of a plurality of location update rules for the given access terminal based on a relationship between the defined location region and the determined location, each of the plurality of location update rules specifying different conditions for prompting location update reports from the given access terminal to the access network. The access network informs the given access terminal of the selected location update rule, and the given access terminal sends one or more location update reports to the access network in accordance with the selected location update rule.09-30-2010
20120201186GATEWAY DEVICE, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, PACKET TRANSFER CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A pass-through packet determination unit (08-09-2012
20120201185RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVER, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio communication system includes a first server and a second server. The first server includes a first processor to receive, together with an identifier for identifying a base station, communication information transmitted from a plurality of mobile stations via the base station, extract, for the base station, a keyword frequently used in communications between the first server and the plurality of mobile stations on the basis of the received communication information and the received identifier, and transmit the extracted keyword together with the identifier. The second server includes a second processor to receive, together with the identifier, the keyword transmitted from the first server, and distribute distribution information corresponding to the received keyword to the plurality of mobile stations via the base station.08-09-2012
20120201183Femtocell Base Station and Initiative Message Broadcasting Method Thereof - The disclosure provides a femtocell base station and an initiative message-broadcasting method thereof. When a mobile communication apparatus enters into the range of communications provided by the femtocell base station and establishes a stream of multimedia data communications of video call or video/audio packet-switch data, the detected multimedia data and the pre-stored broadcasting message are synthesized to be a sort of synthesized media data carrying the broadcasting message, or the broadcasting message can be used to intercept the multimedia data, and the synthesized media data or the broadcasting message are transmitted to the mobile communication apparatus and/or a core network apparatus, thereby resolving the problem that the messages cannot be broadcast instantly as encountered in prior techniques due to a central disposition and management of broadcasting messages provided by the telecommunications industry.08-09-2012
20120147804Medium Reservation Techniques for Multi-User Transmissions - Techniques are provided for a multi-user reservation sequence used when transmitting a multi-user transmission in a wireless network. At a wireless access point device configured to operate in a wireless network, a multi-user request-to-send packet is transmitted as part of a multi-user reservation sequence prior to a multi-user transmission from the wireless access point device to a plurality of wireless client devices that are the intended recipients for the multi-user transmission. The multi-user request-to-send packet comprises duration information and address information configured to address at least some of the plurality of wireless client devices. Clear-to-send packets transmitted from two or more of the plurality of wireless client devices in response to the multi-user request-to-send packet are received at the wireless access point device. Each clear-to-send packet comprises identical content. In some scenarios, the multi-user request-to-send packet is preceded by a single-user request-to-send packet directed to a designated wireless client device.06-14-2012
20090207771Broadcast AMD Multicast On High Speed Downlink Channels - A high speed downlink packet access base station (HSPDA Node B) and a method therefore working in acknowledged mode (AM), the base station being adapted for unicast transmission on a physical downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH), by preceding announcement on a shared control channel (HS-SCCH) which shared control channel may be decoded by a given user entity using its own identity (UE-ID), each user entity (UE) being adapted for transmitting an acknowledge (ACK) or non-acknowledge (NACK) message pertaining to the reception of the given transmission on an uplink dedicated physical control channel (HS-DPCCH) pertaining to a given HARQ process of a given individual user entity. The base station is performing multicast transmissions (08-20-2009
20110255458METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELIABLE MULTICAST STREAMING - A method and apparatus for network transmission in a network system, e.g. WLAN is provided. In the network system, there is a media server for multicasting video stream, a QoS server for obtaining important packets from the media server and reconstructing the obtained important packets into a QoS multicast stream. Then there is an AP for receiving and sending out the multicast video stream to mobile stations directly, and for receiving the QoS multicast stream, re-encapsulating and sending out the stream in multicast-over-unicast way.10-20-2011
20110026450METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICE CONTINUITY ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for service continuity on a mobile communication device is disclosed. The method can include receiving (02-03-2011
20100142428SUPPORTING MULTICAST COMMUNICATIONS IN SECTORS THAT BORDER ADJACENT SUBNETS WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Embodiments are directed to supporting multicast communications at boundary sectors within a wireless communications system. In an example, an access network configures a primary cluster for a given multicast session, the primary cluster including a plurality of sectors within a first subnet. The access network also configures a boundary cluster for the multicast session, the boundary cluster including at least one boundary sector that overlaps with a sector belonging to the primary cluster, the boundary sector being adjacent to a sector belonging to a second subnet. The access network transmits multicast packets associated with the given multicast session at each of the plurality of sectors of the primary cluster on a primary channel at a first data rate, and further transmits multicast packets associated with the given multicast session at the at least one boundary sector on a supplemental channel at a second data rate.06-10-2010
20080219201Method of Clustering Devices in Wireless Communication Network - In a wireless communication network (09-11-2008
20110164541Intra-Donor Cell Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission with Type 1 Relay - A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunications system. The method comprises an access node performing a coordinated multi-point transmission with a relay node toward a user equipment, wherein the access node performs at least one master control function and does not perform at least one serving node function.07-07-2011
20100110964Method for Relays within Wireless Communication Systems - A relay design backward compatible with existing wireless communication networks. The invention provides details of apparatus and methods to enable operation of inband relays. Using a grant-based inhibit mechanism, a Relay and an eNB can efficiently cooperate to improve the performance by allowing one of either UE or the Relay to transmit on the uplink. Similarly, the UE overrides any pre-determined schedule (i.e., absence of Reference Signals) by searching for a scheduling grant and if the UE find the scheduling grant, the UE can assume that the Relay has overridden the pre-determined schedule temporarily.05-06-2010
20110096710APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND TRANSMITTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MULTICAST DATA IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS - A signal and apparatus for receiving the signal are described wherein the signal includes a duration field, a multi-cast receiver address field, a transmitter address field, a block acknowledgment request control field, a block acknowledgment request information field and an information field. Also described are a signal and apparatus for transmitting the signal wherein the signal includes a duration field, a multicast receiver address field, a transmitter address field, a block acknowledgment control field and a block acknowledgment information field.04-28-2011
20110096713Fast Channel Switching in TV Broadcast Systems - The invention relates to a technique for supporting a fast channel switching in broadcast systems or similar systems for the distribution of media data, for example mobile TV data, in a point-to-multipoint (‘PTM’) fashion. A method embodiment of the technique for supporting a fast channel switching in a system (04-28-2011
20110096711APPARATUS FOR COLLISION MITIGATION OF MULTICAST TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Message formats and apparatus are described that reserve access to a communication medium in a multicast system. A first message, a multicast request-to-send message, includes a duration field having information representing the reserved time for a communication medium, multicast receiver and transmitter address fields, and bits that specifies a destination that is expected to reply to the multicast digital message. The bits that specify a destination can be extended to a plurality of fields that each contain different destination identifiers. Example destination identifiers include association identifiers or media access control addresses. Alternately, the bits that specify a destination can have a first field containing an offset and a second field indicating destinations with respect to the offset. A second message includes a duration field and multicast receiver and transmitter address fields. The second message is used to cancel a data transmission resulting from a multicast request-to-send message.04-28-2011
20110176472Multi-user uplink communications within multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communication systems - Multi-user uplink communications within multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communication systems. Within such communication systems, uplink communications from various receiving wireless communication devices (e.g., STAs) to a transmitting wireless communication device (e.g., AP) may occur in any of a number of various dimensions or combinations thereof including MU-MIMO dimension and frequency dimension (asynchronous FDM or synchronous FDM). In accordance with such uplink communications, various considerations such as time synchronization, frequency synchronization, and/or power control (including wireless communication device grouping). When performing uplink asynchronous FDM signaling, power control as grouping is used. When performing uplink synchronous FDM signaling, time synchronization, frequency synchronization, and power control (such as including wireless communication device grouping) is performed.07-21-2011
20100165904METHOD FOR SELECTING A CHANNEL IN A MULTI-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for selecting a channel for group communications in a conventional multi-channel communication system comprises receiving, for a plurality of channels in the multi-channel communication system, a talkgroup assignment list for the channels that identifies a set of talkgroups assigned to use the corresponding channels. A subscriber unit receives talkgroup assignment lists for multiple different channels, determines a desired talkgroup, and selects a channel assigned to the desired talkgroup using the received talkgroup assignment. The talkgroup assignment list is developed for at least one channel in the multi-channel communication system and identifies a set of talkgroups assigned to use the corresponding channel. The list is transmitted for the channel to a subscriber unit and is used by the subscriber unit to register with the system and affiliate with a talkgroup supported by the channel in the conventional multi-channel communication system.07-01-2010
20100165906VTS FRAME FORMAT - Methods and apparatus for transmitting a video frame in wireless local area network communications are proposed. In one aspect, a method generates and transmits an IEEE 802.11 media access control (MAC) frame containing a video transport stream (VTS) frame. The VTS frame includes a video frame and a VTS control header that includes control information with respect to the video frame.07-01-2010
20100165903Radio Communication Terminal and Communication Method - A radio communication terminal of the present invention determines expected communication speeds used on a forward link on the basis of receiving conditions of carriers Cfw07-01-2010
20100165902USAGE OF POLICY INFORMATION FOR NETWORK SUPPORTED SELECTION OF UNICAST VERSUS MBMS - The present invention relates to an arrangement and method for a mobile telecommunication network comprising a policy node (PCRF) connected to a gateway (GGSN) and a streaming server, respectively, for selecting to distribute a content with unicast or broadcast/multicast from the streaming server to users via the core network and the radio network, wherein the arrangement comprises means for initiating a streaming content distribution by a unicast distribution. The arrangement comprises means for retrieving content information from the streaming server, means for retrieving geographical information to determine a geographical position for said users, means for processing the retrieved content information and the retrieved geographical information to determine the number of users consuming the content within a predefined geographical area, and means for selecting to distribute the content by unicast or broadcast/multicast based on the determined number of users consuming the content within a predefined geographical area.07-01-2010
20100165909System, Method and Computer Program Product for Receiving Data from a Satellite Radio Network - A system, method and computer program product are disclosed for receiving data from a satellite radio network in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a datagram broadcast via a satellite radio network is received utilizing a receiver.07-01-2010
20100165908METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND PROVIDING MULTICAST BROADCASTING SERVICE - A method for adaptively receiving and providing a multicast broadcasting service (MBS) according to at least one of capability and a channel status of a mobile station (MS) is disclosed. In more detail, a base station provides the MBS to MSs using different layers according to the capabilities and/or the channel statuses of the MSs, and the MSs adaptively receive the MBS according to the respective capabilities and/or the channel statuses of the MSs.07-01-2010
20100165901MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE CELLS RECONFIGURATIONS - The invention proposes a method for indicating the validity of physical channels of a control cell and a neighbouring cell carrying point-to-multipoint service data in a wireless communication system. The method includes the following steps: generating a message comprising configuration information for each of said channels; including validity information with the message for deriving the validity timing of the configuration information for each of said channels; and transmitting the message to a mobile terminal (07-01-2010
20100195558SCHEDULING OF DYNAMICALLY MULTIPLEXED SERVICES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Various example embodiments are disclosed relating to uniform scheduling of dynamically multiplexed services in a wireless network. According to an example embodiment, a technique may include determining an amount of offered data for a service multiplex to be transmitted exceeds a radio resource reservation for the service multiplex, the service multiplex including a plurality of services; selecting one of the services for a packet drop based on a number of packets offered for each service and a number of packets previously dropped by the base station for each service; dropping a packet of the selected service; and transmitting the data for each service via an associated wireless bearer. Various criteria may be used to select one of the services for packet drop, such as a packet loss rate (or an adjusted packet loss rate), priority of the service, or other criteria such as a service identifier for each service.08-05-2010
20100195555METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FAST AND POWER EFFICIENT MULTICAST SCHEME - A base station (BS) may determine a fixed modulation scheme, a fixed PDU payload size, and a fixed number of PDUs per downlink burst for transmission of multicast data to subscriber stations. The BS may allocate downlink bursts to deliver the multicast data to the subscriber stations via PDUs using the fixed modulation scheme, the fixed PDU payload size, and the fixed number of PDUs per DL burst. A subscriber station (SS) may bypass the processing of multicast frames if the SS does not belong to any multicast groups. An SS may search for multicast connection identifiers (CIDs) in DL MAP IEs in multicast frames if the SS belongs to at least one multicast group. The SS may bypass the parsing of a PDU's MAC header within a corresponding downlink burst in the multicast frame in response to identifying a multicast CID in a DL-MAP IE in a multicast frame.08-05-2010
20100195557RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND POWER-SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A radio communication system comprises a parent node transmitting a beacon signal as one-to-many communication at every constant period, and a child node receiving the beacon signal, the parent node and the child node operating in synchronization with each other by using the beacon signal. The child node transmits a schedule notification signal for providing notification of presence/absence of a schedule of data transmission to the parent node, within a predetermined time period between the beacon signals. The parent node transitions into a sleep state until a time of transmitting the next beacon signal, when the parent node cannot detect the schedule notification signal in the predetermined time period.08-05-2010
20100067425METHODS AND DEVICES FOR WIRELESS BROADCASTING SERVICE COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT - A method for subblock generation in a wireless communication system includes receiving, by a subblock generator, one or more data blocks, and selecting, based on one or more criteria, one or more functional blocks and an operational order of the one or more functional blocks. The method also includes processing the received one or more data blocks using the selected one or more functional blocks in the selected operational order to generate a plurality of data subblocks, and transmitting the plurality of data subblocks to the plurality of receiving devices. The method further includes transmitting, to the plurality of receiving devices, location information for each of the plurality of data subblocks.03-18-2010
20110261742SEQUENTIAL ACK FOR MULTI-USER TRANSMISSIONS - Techniques are provided for sending an acknowledgment from a station to an access point in response to a multi-user transmission, which may include receiving a multi-user transmission addressed to a multi-user group including the station, determining a response position of the station in a sequence of responses based on an order of the station in the group, and sending the acknowledgment in the determined response position. Techniques are also provided for ordering acknowledgments from a group of stations addressed in a multi-user transmission from an access point, which may include selecting a group identifier to identify the group of stations to receive the multi-user transmission, configuring a header portion of the multi-user transmission to indicate a Sequential ACK acknowledgment policy for station responses based on an order of the stations in the group, and transmitting the multi-user transmission to the group.10-27-2011
20100165907RELIABLE AND DETERMINISTIC COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - A reliable and deterministic video communication protocol is provided. In one aspect, a method of transmitting data, audio or video frames in a basic service set having a plurality of stations in a wireless local area network transmits a transmit opportunity information element to reserve a transmit opportunity time interval. The method further transmits the data, audio or video frames to a number of the stations in the basic service set during the reserved transmit opportunity time interval. In another aspect, a method of transmitting data, audio or video frames in a basic service set having a plurality of stations in a wireless local area network first transmits protection frames to reserve a time interval, then transmits frames during the reserved time interval or during a non-reserved time interval. In yet another aspect, a method of transmitting data, audio or video frames in a basic service set having a plurality of stations in a wireless local area network utilizes acknowledgement frames from the plurality of stations to acknowledge the transmission. A wireless communication device is also provided.07-01-2010
20110188439CONTROL PLANE ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTICAST CACHE-FILL - A multicast content delivery system can use both multicast and unicast streams to efficiently use available bandwidth to deliver content. Available multicast content can be identified to gateways serving consumption devices, and the gateways can receive requests for unicast content deliver, but honor the requests with multicast group sessions.08-04-2011
20110188438REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DOWNLINK MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM - A reference signal transmission method in a downlink MIMO system is disclosed. The downlink MIMO system supports a first UE supporting N transmission antennas among a total of M transmission antennas (where M>N) and a second UE supporting the M transmission antennas. The method includes transmitting, by a base station (BS), subframe-associated information which designates a first subframe in which data for the first UE and the second UE is transmitted and a second subframe in which data only for the second UE can be transmitted within a radio frame having a plurality of subframes, and transmitting the first subframe and the second subframe. Reference signals corresponding to antenna ports ‘0’ to ‘N−1’ of the N antennas are mapped to the first subframe, and reference signals corresponding to antenna ports ‘0’ to ‘M−1’ of the M antennas are mapped to the second subframe. 08-04-2011
20110188436METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICES - Techniques for supporting multimedia broadcast/multicast services (MBMS) are described. A group of base stations/cells may support a number of MBMS services and may transmit any set of MBMS services in a given scheduling period. In one design, a base station may determine scheduling information for a plurality of MBMS services, generate a bitmap based on the scheduling information, and send the bitmap to convey the scheduling information. The bitmap may include a bit for each MBMS service, and the bit may indicate whether or not that MBMS service is scheduled. In one design, the bitmap may cover all MBMS services supported by the base station. In another design, a plurality of groups of MBMS services may be formed for all supported MBMS services. A group of MBMS services may be selected from among the plurality of groups, and the bitmap may be for the MBMS services in the selected group.08-04-2011
20110188435METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZING BROADCAST CONTENT - Embodiment methods and systems enable a broadcast network, such as a MediaFLO network, to maintain the presentation quality of video data received from content providers when transforming it to a format suitable for broadcasting to mobile devices. Methods enable encoding of H.264 frames received from a third-party encoder into superframes for broadcast over MediaFLO FLO TV®. The methods group individual image frames together into superframes for broadcast, making allowances for frames which are supposed to be decoded in one second but presented or displayed in a subsequent second. The various embodiments ensure that image frames are group together into superframe so that frames that are supposed to be presented together in the same second are displayed together and so that frames that are dependent on those frames for decoding are not put ahead of the frames from which they depend.08-04-2011
20110051651METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICAST TREE MANAGEMENT IN MULTI-HOP RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method is described including receiving multiple requests for a multicast service, generating parameters associated with binding paths to a multicast tree to provide the requested multicast service and binding the paths to the multicast tree. Also described is a method including receiving a request for multicast service with a multicast tree identification, binding the multicast tree identification to paths satisfying a quality of service level for the multicast tree identification and transmitting a first message to a multi-hop relay base station. A method is described including receiving requests to delete multicast service from client devices served by multiple paths, generating parameters associated with unbinding paths from a multicast tree to delete the multicast service and unbinding the paths from the multicast tree. Also described is a method for unbinding of paths from the perspective of the relay station.03-03-2011
20110051650Grouping of users onto traffic channels in multiple-users-per-channel transmission schemes - A method includes transmitting downlink signals to at least first and second mobile communication terminals over respective first and second traffic channels. Reception quality measures are obtained from the first and second mobile communication terminals for at least one of the traffic channels. Based on the reception quality measures, an expected downlink performance is estimated for simultaneous transmission to the first and second mobile communication terminals on a candidate shared traffic channel.03-03-2011
20110149834METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SUPPORT MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE OVER GENERIC ACCESS NETWORKS - A method and system for supporting multimedia broadcast multicast service over a generic access network is provided. The method includes utilizing one or more channels to perform one or more application procedures in a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS). The method also includes establishing an MBMS bearer for the MBMS over the generic access network by delivering an MBMS notification comprising generic access network cell description. The MBMS notification is delivers via the one or more of channels. Further, the method includes directing an electronic device to a generic access network cell based on the delivered MBMS notification. The system includes an electronic device. The system also includes a mobile station for rendering multiple mobile services to the electronic device. Further, the system includes a base station in communication with the mobile station for establishing an MBMS bearer in the generic access network for supporting the multimedia broadcast multicast service.06-23-2011
20110149833MULTICAST RATE OPTIMIZATION - This invention relates to multicast rate optimization, particularly a method for controlling an encoder (06-23-2011
20110149832METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMITTING IN MOBILE MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - Disclosed is a method for transmitting multicast broadcast service (MBS) data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: transmitting an MBS MAP, which comprises MBS AAI subframe offset and MBS resource index. MBS AAI subframe offset and MBS resource index indicate the end subframe (i.e., subframe offset) of MBS data and the number of resource units in the end subframe of the MBS data burst and resource allocation information about an MBS data burst, to a mobile station; and allocating resources as many as the number of resource units which is appointed by the MBS subframe offset and MBS resource index from transmission starting point of the MBS data burst on the basis of the resource allocation information and transmitting the MBS data burst using the allocated resources to the mobile station06-23-2011
20110149831APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE BEARER - Provided is an MBMS bearer setting managing method and apparatus. The MBMS bearer setting managing method configures an MBMS bearer context including information corresponding to the single service and information corresponding to the plurality of sessions, and manages the MBMS bearer setting based on the information corresponding to the single service and the information corresponding to each of the plurality of sessions.06-23-2011
20110149830APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE BASED ON USER LOCATION - Provided is a multimedia broadcast and multicast service controlling apparatus and method based on a user location. The multimedia broadcast and multicast service controlling apparatus may receive MCCH information, may periodically update a service list of a mobile terminal based on the received MCCH information, the service list listing services that are providable, may register a service in a pending list when the service is not included in the updated service list and is requested to be provided, and may provide the service registered in the pending list when the mobile terminal reaches a location where the mobile terminal may provide the service registered in the pending list.06-23-2011
20110149829METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST SERVICE - A wireless multi-cell communication system and method of controlling the distribution of multimedia broadcast services (MBMS) are disclosed. The system includes at least one network, e.g., a Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN), which distributes the MBMS to one or more wireless receive/transmit units (WTRUs). In one embodiment, the MBMS are activated and deactivated based on whether periodic cell updates are provided for a particular cell. In another embodiment, MBMS transmission is terminated when receipt of the MBMS are confirmed. In yet another embodiment, the MBMS are segmented to reduce the resources used by the network and/or the WTRUs during MBMS distribution.06-23-2011
20110149825METHOD FOR BROADCASTING/MULTICASTING TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - In a wireless communications network comprising a plurality of multicast and broadcast service (MBS) zones each of which comprises at least one base station, there is provided a method for providing a multicast and broadcast service to a mobile terminal capable of moving from one MBS zone to another. The method comprises the steps of: providing the mobile terminal with one or more multicasting/broadcasting transmissions comprising at least one multicast connection identification (MCID) associated with an MBS zone other than a current MBS zone at which the mobile terminal is currently receiving the one or more multicasting/broadcasting transmissions; retrieving information regarding the at least one MCID; and upon detecting that the mobile terminal is capable of receiving transmissions associated with the other MBS_ZONE, utilizing the MCID associated with that other MBS_ZONE to receive multicasting/broadcasting transmissions intended for that mobile terminal.06-23-2011
20110051649METHODS FOR EFFICIENT CONFIGURATION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS - An apparatus and method for configuring Enhanced Multicast and Broadcast Service (E-MBS) Scheduling Intervals (MSIs) in a communication system are provided. The method includes selecting a number N of MSIs, and selecting a periodicity of each of the N MSIs. By selecting a number N of MSIs and a periodicity of each of the N MSIs, a communication system is able to more efficiently decode E-MBS data.03-03-2011
20110149826BROADCASTING MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKETS IN MULTI-CHANNEL BROADCASTING NETWORK - Provided is a Broadcasting Media Access Control (BMAC) device for providing a high-speed and high-capacity broadcasting service via a multi-channel broadcasting network. The BMAC device includes: an input packet classifier for generating a BMAC packet by inserting a serial number according to an input order of a plurality of input packets constituting one of contents; a BMAC packet scheduler for distributing the BMAC packet into a plurality of channels; and a plurality of encapsulators for multiplexing the BMAC packet distributed into the plurality of channels into a transport stream.06-23-2011
20110051648RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, BASE STATION, BASE STATION CONTROL DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - A radio communication system includes a distribution device which distributes broadcast data or multicast data, and a radio base station. The radio base station 03-03-2011
20110051647METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE-USER COMMUNICATION IN A CLIENT INITIATED COMMUNICATION TRANSMISSION SCHEME - An apparatus is disclosed having a receiver configured to receive a request to transmit data from a wireless node in a plurality of wireless nodes; and a transmitter configured to transmit a multi-cast message to a set of wireless nodes in the plurality of wireless nodes to permit data transmission. A method for wireless communications is also disclosed.03-03-2011
20110051646DYNAMIC MULTICASTING - When multiple mobile devices request the same content, rather than initiating a dedicated session for providing the content to each respective device, a multicast session is dynamically established to provide the content to all the devices. After the multicast session is established, respective additional requesters of the content are dynamically added to the multicast session responsive to each request. In an example configuration, a Service Center receives a request to provide content to a mobile device in a cellular site and determines if multicasting is warranted, the cellular site in which the mobile device is located, and, if warranted, initiates a multicast session and allocates resources for providing the content to the mobile device in that cellular site. As additional requests for the content are received from other mobile devices, the Service Center dynamically, upon each request, adds the requesters to the multicast session.03-03-2011
20090175213METHOD, SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - A method, a system, and a terminal for sending and receiving a multicast broadcast service (MBS) are provided in the communication field. Based on a preset correspondence between MBS content IDs and LCIDs, a network side sends MBS data with an LCID corresponding to the MBS content ID in an air interface link identified by an MCID. A terminal generates a corresponding LCID from the MBS content ID of the MBS based on the same correspondence as that of the network side, and receives data via a logical channel identified by the LCID in the air interface link identified by the MCID of the required MBS. A method for assigning an MBS information ID is also provided. The uniqueness of the MBS content ID can be guaranteed within an operator, an access service network (ASN), or an MBS zone.07-09-2009
20090175211METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION07-09-2009
20090175208Automatic Clustering of Wireless Network Nodes Toward Selected Mesh Access Points - In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting by a mesh access point a number of wireless network nodes that are attached to the mesh access point within a mesh network; calculating by the mesh access point an attachment preference factor that enables at least one other wireless network node to determine whether to attach to the mesh access point, wherein the mesh access point increases the attachment preference factor based on a corresponding increase in the number of wireless network nodes that are attached to the mesh access point; and outputting by the mesh access point the attachment preference factor, enabling the at least one other wireless network node to determine whether to attach to the mesh access point.07-09-2009
20090175210MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS IN A WIRELESS MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for multiplexing and transmitting multiple data streams are described. Transmission of the multiple data streams occurs in “super-frames”. Each super-frame has a predetermined time duration and is further divided into multiple (e.g., four) frames. Each data block for each data stream is outer encoded to generate a corresponding code block. Each code block is partitioned into multiple subblocks, and each data packet in each code block is inner encoded and modulated to generate modulation symbols for the packet. The multiple subblocks for each code block are transmitted in the multiple frames of the same super-frame, one subblock per frame. Each data stream is allocated a number of transmission units in each super-frame and is assigned specific transmission units to achieve efficient packing. A wireless device can select and receive individual data streams.07-09-2009
20100027456NETWORK MIMO REPORTING, CONTROL SIGNALING AND TRANSMISSION - A coordinated multipoint transmitter is for use with a network MIMO super-cell and includes a coordination unit configured to provide joint link processing to coordinate a multipoint transmission corresponding to a set of transmission points. Additionally, the coordinated multipoint transmitter also includes a transmission unit configured to transmit the multipoint transmission using the set of transmission points. Additionally, a coordinated transmission receiver is for use with a network MIMO super-cell and includes a reception unit configured to receive a multipoint transmission corresponding to a set of transmission points. The coordinated transmission receiver also includes a processing unit configured to process the multipoint transmission from the set of transmission points.02-04-2010
20100027455METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTENT SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Consistent with the disclosed embodiments, a method for content synchronization in a wireless network is provided. A first data packet communicated in a multicast or broadcast service may be received over a first communication channel. A primary counter value may be added to the first data packet. The primary counter value may be indicative of a total size of data packets sent over a second communication channel to a base station within a period of time. A secondary counter value may be added to the first data packet if the first data packet has a timestamp later than a scheduling time. The scheduling time may be associated with a scheduling interval for transmitting data packets. An updated first data packet may be sent over the second communication channel to the base station. The updated first data packet may include the first data packet received including the primary counter and the secondary counter.02-04-2010
20100027453COMMUNICATING A GROUP MESSAGE PACKET OVER A WIDE AREA NETWORK - A method and apparatus is provided for communicating a group message packet among wireless communication devices (WCDs) over a wide area communication network that includes a first infrastructure device (ID), a second ID and a third ID. A first communication connection is established between an envoy packet duplicator module (EPDM) that is in communication range of a source wireless communication device (WCD) and a first envoy module implemented at the first ID that is in communication range of a first destination WCD. The EPDM is implemented at the third ID. The source WCD communicates a group message packet from the source WCD to a third envoy module implemented at the third ID, which forwards the group message packet to the EPDM. The EPDM generates a first copy of the group message packet destined for the first destination WCD, and communicates the first copy of the group message packet to the first envoy module.02-04-2010
20100020735METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATION AMONG SITES - A method and system for peer-to-peer communication among a plurality of sites in a land mobile radio (LMR) system. The sites are interconnected by a data network, such as an IP network. Each site transmits a periodic broadcast message, which includes the identity of the transmitting site and a list of target groups that the transmitting site is interested in participating. The message is received by the other sites, thus each site becoming aware of the presence of all other sites in the system and Talk Groups they are interested in. When a site, referred to as the initiating site, intends to communicate with other sites, the initiating site transmits a call request message. The call request message is multicast over the data network to the intended recipients. The initiating site receives an acknowledgement message from the other sites confirming their willingness to communicate with the initiating site. The initiating site then sends a voice message, via multicasting, to the other sites interested in the call. Among various advantages, the system reduces hop counts for the call setup, and latency is decreased because call control is distributed among the sites. Furthermore, the system does not have a single point of failure since control and bearer plane traffic need no longer go through a bridge device.01-28-2010
20100020737MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS AND MOBILE STATION DEVICE - To provide a mobile communication system, base station apparatus and mobile station device for use in a data communication service such as MBMS in which a plurality of base station apparatuses transmit identical information toward a plurality of mobile station devices, to enable data transmission of high reliability by making use of a MIMO signal processing technology in an OFDM scheme. A plurality of base station apparatuses 01-28-2010
20100020736INTERLEAVER ADDRESS GENERATION IN TURBO DECODERS FOR MEDIAFLO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Address generation for interleaving in a wireless communication system includes at least one input generation module to generate at least one input signal. A first address generator module and a second address generator module generate a first output address for interleaving and a second output address for interleaving. A selector module selects an address for interleaving from the first and the second output address based on predetermined criteria. At least one input translation module is receives an input signal and translate the received input signal to generate a nominal input signal based on a value of the received input signal. An address generation module generates an address for interleaving based on the nominal input signal.01-28-2010
20110216688RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF SWITCHING COMMUNICATION MODE - In a radio communication system, when switching of a multicast communication and a unicast communication is performed, a radio communication base station determines whether to switch a communication mode based on reception information received from a mobile terminal, newly establishes a logical channel between the mobile terminal and the radio communication base station by the same logical channel as before switching based on the determination result, converts to a transport channel of a communication mode different from before switching in the newly established logical channel, and switches communication with each mobile terminal to a communication mode represented by the converted transport channel. Thus, switching of the communication mode is performed limitedly only in between the radio communication base station and each mobile terminal.09-08-2011
20110216687Method and Apparatus for Accounting Multicast Broadcast Service - In a method for accounting a multicast broadcast service (MBS), an Access Service Network (ASN) receives MBS service accounting information sent by an MBS accounting agent. The MBS service accounting information includes an MBS service identifier and MBS service granularity-based accounting information. A mobile station (MS) is determined using the MBS service according to the MBS service identifier. Subscriber service granularity-based accounting information of the MS is generated and the generated accounting information is sent to an accounting system.09-08-2011
20110216685MAC BASED MAPPING IN IP BASED COMMUNICATIONS - An access point of a communications network receives a multicast or broadcast packet from a source. The access point converts the multicast or broadcast packet into a unicast packet addressed to a station associated with the access point. The access point then transmits the unicast packet over the communications network from the access point to the station. The access point further may determine a minimum data rate by which the access point may transmit the multicast or broadcast packet to the station and determines an effective unicast rate for transmitting the unicast packet to the station. If the effective unicast rate does not exceed the minimum data rate, the access point does not transmit the unicast packet to the station and transmits the multicast or broadcast packet.09-08-2011
20120147807DATA SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a data synchronization method and system. The method includes that: a first device adds a time stamp to a received data packet and transmits the data packet to a second device; the second device determines a transmission period to which the data packet belongs according to the time stamp of the data packet, and transmits data packets of different services which belong to the same transmission period by using air resources corresponding to the transmission period after the data packets of the different services which belong to the same transmission period are multiplexed. By the technical scheme of the present invention, air resources can be fully utilized.06-14-2012
20120033604BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A base station device, a terminal device to communicate with a base station device, and a transmission method are disclosed. The base station device includes an indicating part that indicates the availability of the coordinated communication. The base station device also includes a determining part that determines, in accordance with the availability of the coordinated communication, the ratio of the power of a data signal with respect to a transmission symbol including a reference signal to the power of a data signal with respect to a transmission symbol not including a reference signal.02-09-2012
20120033600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST SERVICE FOR MOBILE NODE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for providing a multicast service for an MN includes: transmitting, by an MN connected to a first access point within a first access network, multicast information of the MN to an agent of the first access network through the first access point, wherein the multicast information includes information on a multicast source and a multicast group; transmitting and receiving messages between agents according to a predetermined protocol based on the multicast information of the MN transmitted to the agent of the first access network, and setting a multicast path between the multicast source and the MN of the first access network between the agents; transmitting, by the agent of the first access network, the multicast information of the MN to the MICS; and registering, by the MICS, the multicast information of the MN transmitted from the agent of the first network.02-09-2012
20120307707METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE SESSION UPDATE - There is provided a method for processing Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service MBMS session update in M3 and M2 interfaces in a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system comprising a Mobility Management Entity MME, a Multi-cell/Multicast Coordination Entity MCE and an eNB, the method comprising: sending, by the MME, a first MBMS session update request message to the MCE; processing, by the MCE, the first MBMS session update request message, and sending, a second MBMS session update request message to the eNB and sending a first feedback message to the MME; processing, by the eNB, the second MBMS session update request message, and sending a second feedback message to the MCE.12-06-2012
20120307704Methods And Apparatus For Determining Participants In Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission - Systems and techniques for communication using coordinated multi-point transmission. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises at least one processor and a memory storing a set of computer instructions. The processor is configured to cause the apparatus to receive information relating to a propagation delay variation between at least a first transmission and a second transmission received at a user equipment. The first transmission is received from a first transmission point and the second transmission is received from a second transmission. The information relating to the propagation delay variation is evaluated and, based on the result of the evaluation, a determination is made as to whether the second transmission point is acceptable as a participant in a cooperative multi-point joint processing transmission to the user equipment.12-06-2012
20120307705MULTICAST COMMUNICATION METHOD IN A CDMA MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A multicast communication method in a CDMA mobile communication system is disclosed, which is capable of reducing a transmission power in a base station system and performing an efficient multicast operation for a large number of mobile subscribers is provided. Starting of information distribution by a multicast operation and identification of information indicating content are notified through a broadcast channel to a mobile subscriber. Through the broadcast channel, information necessary for actual reception of communication data is notified. In the mobile subscriber, a surround environment of the mobile subscriber is checked to determine the possibility of simultaneous receiving from a plurality of other base station systems. If possible, similar notified information is also received from other base station systems. Thus, all kinds of information regarding the spread code or the like to be used for receiving distributed information are obtained.12-06-2012
20120307706TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, RECEPTION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROCESSOR - A multiplexed signal generator is configured to multiplex a signal addressed to a first reception device which has been subjected to a power suppression process of suppressing the power of the signal, and a signal addressed to a second reception device which is not subjected to the power suppression process.12-06-2012
20110116436TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF A REFERENCE SIGNAL SUPPORTING POSITIONING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Techniques for transmitting and receiving a reference signal in a wireless network are described. In one design, a UE may generate multiple transmissions of a reference signal at multiple frequency locations. The UE may send the transmissions of the reference signal in multiple symbol periods of at least one subframe. The UE may send at least two transmissions of the reference signal in each subframe, e.g., one transmission of the reference signal in each symbol period of a subframe. Each transmission of the reference signal may cover a portion of the bandwidth of the reference signal and may be sent on a set of contiguous subcarriers at a particular frequency location. The multiple transmissions of the reference signal may cover the entire bandwidth of the reference signal. A location estimate for the UE may be determined based on time of arrivals (TOAs) of the reference signal measured by multiple receiver stations.05-19-2011
20110116437SUBFRAME DEPENDENT TRANSMISSION MODE IN LTE-ADVANCED - A method of wireless communication includes communicating in a plurality of subframes. The subframes include a first type of subframe and a second type of subframe. The method further includes utilizing a transmission mode for each of the subframes based on the type of each of the subframes. A second method of wireless communication includes communicating in a plurality of subframes. The subframes include a first type of subframe and a second type of subframe. The second method further includes configuring a UE with a transmission mode for each of the subframes based on the type of each of the subframes.05-19-2011
20120039236METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR NOTIFYING PURPOSE OF SUBFRAME, METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR PROCESSING SUBFRAME - A method and an equipment for notifying a purpose of a subframe, and a method and an equipment for processing a subframe are disclosed. The method includes: sending a broadcast message to a user equipment (UE), where the broadcast message carries indication information indicating a purpose of a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe; and sending a radio frame to the UE, wherein the radio frame carries the MBSFN subframe which serves the purpose indicated by the indication information. The technical solutions of the present invention enable the UE to be notified of the true purpose of the MBSFN subframe, and improve communication reliability.02-16-2012
20110116438COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication system includes a reception device and at least one transmission device. The transmission device includes: a signal transmission unit which transmits at least one unicast signals and a multicast signal to the reception device. The reception device includes: a plurality of signal reception units which receive at least one the unicast signals and the multicast signal from the transmission device; a first control unit which receives the unicast signals from the transmission device using all of the plurality of signal reception units when only the unicast signals are received; and a second control unit which receives the unicast signals from the transmission device using some of the plurality of signal reception units, and simultaneously receives the multicast signal from the transmission device using another signal reception unit of the plurality of signal reception units, when the unicast signals and the multicast signal are received.05-19-2011
20110116435Method and System for acknowledgement and retransmission of multicast data in wireless local area networks - A method and apparatus are described including multicasting a plurality of data units and multicasting a request for acknowledging receipt of the plurality of data units, receiving signals responsive to the request. Also described are a method and apparatus including receiving a multicast request to acknowledge receipt of data, determining if a response to the request is required, determining status of the data, preparing the response based on the determining acts and transmitting the response.05-19-2011
20110116433METHOD TO CONTROL A MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE(MBMS) MODE OF A MBMS SESSION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method to control a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) mode of a MBMS session in a communication system is provided herein. In operation, a first network element that is located outside a radio access network determines to use one of a single frequency network MBMS mode and a single cell MBMS mode for the MBMS session based on a property of the MBMS session. The first network element then transmits a session control signaling message to a second network element that is located inside the radio access network. The session control signaling message instructs the second network element that user plane data for the MBMS session shall be transmitted using the determined MBMS mode. The base stations then transmit the user plane data to one or user equipments in a target service area according to the determined MBMS mode.05-19-2011
20110116432APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL RECIPROCITY IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Disclosed herein is a method comprising using a first frequency for communication in a first direction with an infrastructure node and a second frequency for communication in a second direction with the infrastructure node during a normal operation phase in a wireless network. The method may further comprise reversing the frequencies used for the communication in the first and second directions with the infrastructure node during a link reversal phase.05-19-2011
20110116431BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - To facilitate selection of broadcast data which was multiplexed on broadcast programs and was broadcast. A mobile terminal device has a digital broadcast receiving means for receiving broadcast data which was multiplexed on broadcast programs and was broadcast further has a controlling means for setting the mobile terminal device to a state so as to utilize the usable data when selecting, then instructing execution of viewing history data linked with usable data by an operating means.05-19-2011
20110149827BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE CONTINUITY BETWEEN MBMS AREAS IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided are a base station, a mobile station, and a method for providing service continuity between Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS) areas. A system information generation unit of the base station may generate a System Information Block (SIB) including broadcasting area information providing a broadcasting service to a neighboring cell of a serving cell where the mobile station is located. A communication unit may transmit the generated SIB to the mobile station.06-23-2011
20110305187AUTOMATIC RETRANSMISSION AND ERROR RECOVERY FOR PACKET ORIENTED POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATION - Point to multipoint wireless communication, including automatic retransmission and error recovery for packet oriented point to multipoint communication, which integrates adaptive and dynamic responsiveness for parameters for automatic retransmission using wireless communication. A wireless communication link is divided into a downstream portion and an upstream portion. Parameters are selected for automatic retransmission independently for the downstream portion and the upstream portion of the wireless communication link. A BSC controls the selection of parameters for automatic retransmission for all CPE within a cell. As part of a TDD frame, in which the BSC and the CPE share communication bandwidth using a TDMA technique, the BSC includes its selection of parameters for automatic retransmission to be used by CPE within a control section of the TDD frame. The BSC dynamically and adaptively determines new selected parameters for automatic retransmission, in response to conditions of a wireless communication link with each independent CPE. The BSC dynamically and adaptively allocates acknowledgement time slots within the upstream portion of the TDD frame, for use by each selected CPE. The BSC allocates some portion of the upstream bandwidth as a shared resource and some portion of the upstream bandwidth as unshared when there are messages received but not yet acknowledged. The BSC dynamically and adaptively response to acknowledgement and non-acknowledgement messages from each selected CPE, to integrate the automatic retransmission protocol with the TDD frame and the TDMA technique used within that frame.12-15-2011
20110305186Method and system for transmitting a multimedia broadcast multicast service control signaling - The present invention discloses a method for transmitting a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) control signaling, comprising: a network side sends the indication information of a radio frame and/or a sub-frame carrying an MBMS control channel to a terminal via a high-level signaling and sends an MBMS control signaling to the terminal via the radio frame and/or the sub-frame carrying an MBMS control channel; and the terminal acquires the radio frame and/or the sub-frame carrying an MBMS control channel through analysis according to the acquired indication information of the radio frame and/or the sub-frame and reads the MBMS control signaling from the radio frame and/or the sub-frame. The present invention further discloses a system for transmitting an MBMS control signaling, which realizes the configuration of an MBMS control channel at a system side, provides a method for the transmission of an MBMS control signaling, and eliminates the randomness in the transmission of an MBMS control signaling at a system side signaling and the reception of an MBMS control is signaling at a terminal at a low signaling overhead.12-15-2011
20110305185Method of Transmitting and receiving Data in a Wireless System - A method of transmitting data in a wireless communication is disclosed, by which timing error can be solved in a multi-cell environment. The present invention, in which data is transmitted by a serving cell to a mobile station communicating with a plurality of cells in a wireless communication system, includes receiving information on delay times of signals from the mobile station, wherein the signals are received by the mobile station from the plurality of the cells and transmitting data to the mobile station by inserting a cyclic prefix (CP) having a length determined according to the information on the delay times into the data.12-15-2011
20110305184Methods to support continuous MBMS reception without network assistance - In an LTE/LTE-A system, a UE subscribes to an MBMS service in a source cell. In one embodiment, the UE with ongoing MBMS service handovers to a target cell. The UE obtains MBMS information of the target cell before or after the handover. The UE then determines MBMS service continuity in the target cell based on the obtained MBMS information. In another embodiment, the UE with ongoing MBMS service reselects a new cell. The UE makes cell reselection decision based on obtained MBMS information of its neighbor cells. If the subscribed MBMS service is discontinued after handover or cell reselection, the UE releases MBMS bearer and informs a NAS entity. If the subscribed MBMS service is available after handover or cell reselection, the UE keeps MBMS bearer during handover or cell reselection. By acquiring MBMS information, the UE is able to maintain continuous MBMS reception after handover or cell reselection.12-15-2011
20110305183Methods to support MBMS service continuity and counting and localized MBMS service - Network-assisted solutions are provided to maintain MBMS service continuity, to provide efficient localized MBMS service, and to achieve intelligent MBMS service management. In a first embodiment, a source eNB acquires MBMS information of neighbor cells and acquires MBMS reception/interest status information of a UE. Based on the acquired information, the source eNB makes handover decision for the UE to handover to a selected target cell and maintain MBMS service continuity. In a second embodiment, location information of a localized MBMS service is provided to a UE. Based on the location information, the UE is able to receive the localized MBMS service with minimum power consumption. In a third embodiment, an MBMS counting procedure is provided for an eNB to count the number of UEs that are receiving or are interested in MBMS service(s). Based on the counting result, the MBMS service(s) can be enabled or disabled accordingly.12-15-2011
20120099506DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCAST SIGNAL - The disclosed method for processing a digital broadcast signal comprises encoding signaling information for mobile service data of the mobile service, the signaling information including first signaling data which includes transmission parameters and second signaling data which contains cross layer information between a physical layer and a upper layer, formatting a data group including known data, the first signal data and the mobile service data and transmitting the digital broadcast signal including data in the data group, wherein the mobile service in the digital broadcast signal is transmitted via first transmission mode or second transmission mode, wherein the slot is a basic time period for multiplexing of the mobile service data and main service data according to the first or second transmission mode, wherein the first signaling data includes slot indicating information identifying whether the slot is a slot for the first transmission mode or a slot for the second transmission mode.04-26-2012
20120099505METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFYING A SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION OF MULTICAST BROADCAST SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - The present invention provides a method for notifying Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe configuration, which comprises the following steps: a first node sends its MBSFN subframe configuration, via an X2 interface, to a second node with which the first node is connected; the first node receives the MBSFN subframe configuration of the second node as a feedback. According to the invention, a serving cell can obtain the MBSFN subframe configurations of the neighboring cells and/or RNs, so that rational utilization of resources is achieved according to the configurations. Therefore, interference between cells is reduced, and system capacity and efficiency are improved.04-26-2012
20120099504SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EMBMS CHATTING SERVICE AND SERVICE PROVIDER SERVER OF THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING eBM-SC AND USER EQUIPMENT - Disclosed is a system for providing an Evolved Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (EMBMS) chatting service for providing a multi-chatting service. The system comprises at least one of a User Equipment (UE) to request establishment of a chatting channel and to transmit and receive a communication message and contents so as to transmit and receive the communication message with a plurality of mobile subscribers participated in the chatting channel, an evolved Broadcast Multicast-Service Center (eBM-SC) to perform control of an EMBMS service so as to transmit the communication message to the at least one of the UE using the EMBMS service, and a service provider server to transmit, to the eBM-SC, user service information, first bearer service information, and contents for each of the chatting channels, so that the UE transmits and receives the communication message with the plurality of the mobile subscribers participated in the chatting channel.04-26-2012
20100254295MULTICAST AND BROADCAST DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - A multicast and broadcast data transmission method is provided. The multicast and broadcast data transmission method includes transmitting, at at least one synchronized macrocell base station, Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) data to user equipment (UE) using radio resources allocated for MBS data transmission. Here, a relay or a small cell base station in the cell of the at least one synchronized macrocell base station keeps silent for the radio resources used for the macrocell base station to transmit MBS traffic data without performing any transmitting operation. Accordingly, it is possible to increase transmission efficiency while minimizing interference in a UE, and improve the quality of a multicast broadcast service while reducing required radio resources.10-07-2010
20110085489SAE APPLICATION FOR MBMS - The present solution relates to a method in a first core network gateway (04-14-2011
20080291861Equipment and method for providing broadcast/multicast service in mobile communications - A communications controller according to the present invention includes a network interface, and a control unit for, when the network interface receives a request information for requesting establishment of a new multicast communications flow, judging whether or not the new multicast communications flow can be established with respect to a base station, based on communications quality parameters of the other multicast communications flows already established with a plurality of base stations, and a communications quality parameter of the new multicast communications flow, the new multicast communications flow being to be transferred by way of the base station, and establishing the new multicast communications flow if result of the judgment on the base station is YES, the new multicast communications flow being to be transferred by way of the base station.11-27-2008
20090046612METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKET IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a packet reception method. In a packet reception method applied to a mobile communication system, in which data transmission is performed by repeating at least two interlaces by a predetermined cycle, the present invention includes the steps of receiving a broadcast/multicast packet from a base station, receiving a broadcast overhead message including information of a reference multiplex burst length and information about multiplexes, each having a burst length different from the reference multiplex burst length, and decoding the received broadcast/multicast packet using the information included in the broadcast overhead message. Accordingly, the present invention can efficiently transmit the broadcast overhead message required for the packet data decoding.02-19-2009
20120039233APPARATUS SUPPORTING AN MBMS SERVICE - Provided is a method and apparatus that may control a configuration and operation of a network including a base station to support a multicast and broadcast multimedia service in a cellular system and may control an operation of a terminal and the like, and thus, may effectively provide a multimedia service in the cellular system.02-16-2012
20110058512METHOD OF TRANSMITTING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE DATA - A resource allocation method for a Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) and a method for transmitting MBS data in a wireless access system are disclosed. The MBS transmission method for a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) zone includes, constructing a resource zone by sequentially allocating predetermined symbol areas preferentially on a frequency axis, mapping predetermined MBSs provided from the MBSFN zone to the predetermined symbol areas, and transmitting a first MBS among the predetermined MBSs to mobile stations located at an edge of the MBSFN zone. The first MBS is equal to a second MBS among MBSs provided from a neighbor MBSFN zone. The first MBS and the second MBS are transmitted to the same time zone according to a time division multiplexing (TDM) method.03-10-2011
20120039237METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMITTING AND ACQUIRING CONTROL INFORMATION IN BROADCAST MULTICAST SYSTEM - Various embodiments provide a method for transmitting control information in a broadcast multicast system, the method includes: broadcasting identifier information of N Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) areas to which the current cell belongs through a system message wherein N is an integer with N>1; transmitting indication information of control information of the N MBSFN areas through a system message or a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message; and transmitting the control information of the N MBSFN areas respectively through a Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) of the current cell according to the indication information. Various embodiments can guarantee normal working of a UE when the UE is located in an area overlapped by multiple MBSFN areas.02-16-2012
20120039235METHODS FOR RELIABLE MULTICASTING IN LOCAL PEER GROUP (LPG) BASED VEHICLE AD HOC NETWORKS - A method for routing a multicast message comprising the steps of receiving a multicast message including at least a message, a source identifier, a sequence number, a time-to-live value and a multicast group destination, determining if the multicast group destination is in a multicast forwarding table, determining if the message has been previously received, adding the multicast message to the multicast forwarding table if it is determined that the multicast message has not been previously received, determining if a node that received the multicast message is a forwarding node; randomly setting a wait time for forwarding the multicast message; and forwarding the multicast message at the expiration of the wait time.02-16-2012
20120039234WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A data alignment method capable of preventing degradation in demodulation performance due to variation in signal qualities when a data signal to which a Turbo code is applied is transmitted simultaneously from a plurality of cells. The method divides signal components to be used for data alignment into resources common to all the cells and resources dependent on the cells and transmits encoded and rate-matched data with the first half thereof aligned to the resources common to all the cells and the second half thereof aligned to the resources dependent on the cells.02-16-2012
20120039232METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SUB-FRAME DESIGNATION INFORMATION TO A DOWNLINK IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting subframe designating information in downlink in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The present invention includes generating the subframe designating information for designating a subframe of a specific type in a radio frame and transmitting the generated subframe designating information to a user equipment, wherein the subframe designating information includes initial location information indicating an initial location of the subframe of the specific type on the radio frame and period information indicating a period for the subframe of the specific type to be repeated.02-16-2012
20120039231Opportunistic Listening System and Method - A system and method for using multiple peer listeners in order to improve the ability to receive a transmitted signal. A peer link is established between the peer listeners. At least some of the peer listeners also have a data link to a sender communicating with an outside source. In the simplest embodiment, a peer listener receiving data over the sender data link communicates that data to one or more other peers which may have an impaired ability to presently utilize its own data link to the sender. In more complex embodiments, multiple peer listeners can receive and process portions of needed data over the data link to the sender, then communicate portions of the data to other peer listeners on an as-needed basis.02-16-2012
20120039229DELIVERY OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICES CONCURRENTLY WITH UNICAST DATA - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment receives unicast services from a first carrier of a primary serving cell and determines if Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast services (MBMS) services are available on a second carrier based at least in part on information in a broadcast carrier channel that indicates the second carrier or an identification (ID) of the second carrier. If MBMS services are available on the second carrier, the user equipment at least temporarily switches to the second carrier to receive the MBMS services. The user equipment may provide feedback to the network or the primary serving cell when it starts and stops receiving MBMS services, and then may switch back to the primary serving cell when MBMS services have ended or the user equipment no longer desires to receive MBMS services.02-16-2012
20120147806Data over signaling (DOS) optimization over wireless access networks - The present invention supports a communication protocol on a wireless communication network to transmit application data on the control channel to an access terminal. Base transceiver stations are grouped and configured into paging zones. The radio network controller transmits a page message and application data to the base transceiver stations in the paging zone where the access terminal is located. Each of the base transceiver stations transmits a page and buffers the application data. The buffered application data is only transmitted by the base transceiver station receiving a response to the page.06-14-2012
20120147805METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICELL COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION - According to one aspect of the present invention, a method in which a relay performs multicell cooperative communication comprises the steps of: receiving scheduling information and data from a base station; receiving a bypass indicator from the base station; performing protocol layer processing on the scheduling information and data in accordance with the bypass indicator; and transmitting the processed data to a user equipment in accordance with the processed scheduling information, wherein said bypass indicator indicates that the protocol layer processing should be performed for only a portion of the protocol layer of the relay.06-14-2012
20110064015RETRANSMISSION PROTOCOL AND CODING SCHEME FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - A method for the retransmission and coding of multicast broadcast services.03-17-2011
20110064016METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA OF MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE IN MOBILE WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM - A method for receiving multicast broadcast service (MBS) data by a mobile station (MS) in a mobile wireless connection system which comprises receiving MBS-related information of at least one neighbor base station (BS) from a serving BS, performing handover from the serving BS to a target BS selected from the neighbor BSs, determining whether or not MBS-related information of the serving BS and MBS-related information of the target BS are identical, updating MBS-related information of the MS based on the determination results and receiving MBS data by using the updated MBS-related information of the MS, wherein the received MBS-related information of the neighbor BS comprises at least one of indication information indicating whether or not the MBS-related information of the neighbor BS and the MBS-related information of the serving BS are identical, information required to be updated among the MBS-related information of the serving BS, and every MBS-related information of the target BS is provided.03-17-2011
20110064017RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD FOR MBMS IN AN INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A RESOURCE ALLOCATION CONTROLLER THEREFOR - Disclosed is a resource allocation method for an MBMS in an integrated communication system including a satellite communication system, in which a multicast service being provided by the terrestrial communication system is switched to the satellite communication system and the terrestrial communication system stops providing the same multicast service when the number of cells of the terrestrial communication system providing the same multicast service is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value and there is a channel available for an additional multicast service in the satellite communication system.03-17-2011
20110064013COLLISION MITIGATION FOR MULTICAST TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS - A method and apparatus are described including multicasting a medium reservation message, receiving responses to the medium reservation message and determining if a ratio of the received responses to an expected number of responses exceeds a threshold. Also described are a method and apparatus including receiving a medium reservation message, determining if the medium reservation message specifies this receiver in a list of receivers from which a response is requested, determining if a medium is idle and transmitting the response to the medium reservation message responsive to the second determination.03-17-2011
20110317611Systems, Methods, Apparatuses, and Computer Program Products for Coordinating Communications Between Network Nodes - A system method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for coordinating communications between network nodes. A method may include transmitting an information message related to a first network node implementing broadcasting-and-extracting mode to a neighboring network node implementing collecting-and-broadcasting mode during a first time interval. The method may further include receiving a collective information message package from the neighboring network node during a second time interval. The collective information message package may include one or more information messages received by the neighboring network node during the first time interval and an information message related to the neighboring network node. Corresponding systems, computer program products, and apparatuses are also provided.12-29-2011
20110317612MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a multicast and broadcast service (MCBCS) system and method. According to the present invention, the MCBCS system comprises: an MBS distribution DPF (Data Patch Function) for receiving MBS data from an MCBCS server/controller and distributing the data; an MBS synchronization controller for acquiring GRE (Generic Routing Encapsulation) for the MBS data from the MBS distribution DPF and then generating an MBS synchronization rule; an MBS synchronization executor for executing MBS synchronization on the MBS synchronization rule received from the MBS synchronization controller; and an MBS DPF for receiving MBS data from the MBS distribution DPF, packaging the MBS data into an MBS burst and then transmitting the data to an MS (Mobile station). As such, multicast and broadcast services can be provided efficiently.12-29-2011
20110317609METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING RELIABLE MULTICAST SERVICE IN A WLAN SYSTEM - A method for acknowledged multicast operation in a wireless network having a base station and at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes the base station transmitting a first multicast signal during a first scheduled interval, the at least one WTRU receiving the first multicast signal during the first scheduled interval, and the at least one WTRU transmitting an acknowledgement signal to the base station during a second scheduled interval.12-29-2011
20110317610DATA-RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELAY STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for receiving data by a relay station (RS) in a wireless communication system includes: receiving radio resource allocation information via an R-PDCCH (R-Physical Downlink Control Channel); and receiving data from a base station (BS) via an R-PDSCH (R-Physical Downlink Shared Channel) indicated by the radio resource allocation information, wherein the radio resource allocation information includes information regarding an allocation of resource blocks in a frequency domain and information regarding an allocation of OFDM symbols in a time domain. Since the radio resource allocation information providing information regarding a time relationship between a control channel transmitted by the BS to a UE and a control channel transmitted by the RS to a UE connected to the RS is provided, the RS can reliably receive a signal transmitted from the BS in a backhaul link between the BS and the RS in a wireless communication system including the RS.12-29-2011
20110317608METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION AND GENERATION IN A MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for subframe configuration and generation in a multi-cell multi-carrier system. A frame for radio transmission in the system consists of multiple subframes, and each subframe consists of multiple Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Training symbols, frequency-domain data scrambling, size of Fast-Fourier Transform (FFT), or length of cyclic prefix can be configured differently for each subframe to facilitate different applications, such as unicasting or broadcasting.12-29-2011
20120044852Resource Scheduling Method and System, Base Station and Relay Node - The present invention discloses a resource scheduling method and system, a BS and a RN, which include that: the BS allocates an uplink subframe for performing uplink transmission of a backhaul link and a downlink subframe for performing downlink transmission of the backhaul link, and informs the RN of the allocation information of the uplink subframe and the downlink subframe of the backhaul link, or the BS only informs the RN of the allocation information of the uplink subframe or the downlink subframe of the backhaul link; the RN may determine, according to the received allocation information and a predefined timing relationship, an uplink subframe and a downlink subframe of the backhaul link of which the BS does not inform. By the solution of the present invention, an MBSFN subframe can be indicated to the RN, and uplink transmission conflict can be avoided.02-23-2012
20110164546VEHICULAR MOBILITY VECTOR BASED ROUTING - Enhancements are disclosed to improve communications within a wireless ad hoc network for mobile nodes. Mobile nodes may move at a speed where benefit may be seen from anticipating where the node will be in the future. Routing is described which estimates the location where the next communication will take place and packets are sent to one or more corresponding locations. Various other described techniques provide for enhanced wireless communications.07-07-2011
20110158147System and Methods for Managing Group Parameters in Unlicensed Spectrum Communications - A method, apparatus, and system for providing a communication resource for a communication device in a communication system. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a processor and memory having computer program code. The memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: transmitting a message attaching to an access station over the air in an unlicensed frequency spectrum; receiving an acknowledgement over the unlicensed frequency spectrum; and receiving a multicast message indicating one selected from a channel change within the unlicensed frequency spectrum for a group including the apparatus and a radio technology change to a predetermined radio technology not using the unlicensed frequency spectrum for the group including the apparatus.06-30-2011
20110158146METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTICAST VIDEO STREAMING OVER A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) - A system and method for multicast video streaming over a wireless local area network (WLAN) improves scalability and reliability. The method includes configuring the WLAN access point with a reserved video bandwidth (step 06-30-2011
20110158145METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SUPPORT WIRELESS MULTICAST TRANSMISSION - A method and system may include a source station to provide wireless multicast transmission to a plurality of destination stations according to a protocol adaptation layer multicast management protocol. The protocol adaptation layer may lie above the MAC layer. The multicast management protocol includes formation, maintenance, and termination procedures. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-30-2011
20090175209METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATION OF TRUNKING AND CONVENTIONAL LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEMS - An integrated Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system enables communication between a trunking land mobile radio (trunking LMR) system and a conventional land mobile radio (conventional LMR) system. The trunking LMR system includes a trunking site controller including a first network gateway router. The trunking LMR system includes at least one trunking control channel and a plurality of trunking traffic channel. The trunking traffic channels each are assigned to a specific trunking LMR subscriber by the trunking site controller to enable the trunking LMR subscribers to communicate with one another. The conventional LMR system includes a conventional site controller including a second network gateway router connected to the first network gateway router by a data network. The conventional LMR system includes a plurality of conventional traffic channels. The conventional traffic channels are each assigned to a specific conventional LMR subscriber by the conventional site controller to enable the conventional LMR subscribers to communicate.07-09-2009
20100034128TLV for Supporting DSx and R2 Signaling Procedures for MCBCS in WiMax Networks - A method for signaling in a wireless network, including a base station (BS) in a cell, wherein the network operates according to the IEEE 802.16 standard, exchanges messages between a subscriber station (SS), when the SS enters the cell. The messages indicate whether the SS and the BS are enabled to use an Upper Layer Signaling (R2) and a Dynamic Service Addition/Change (DSA/DSC) signaling (DSx) for multi-cast broadcast services (MBS) for subsequent message exchanged between the SS and the BS, after the SS is admitted into the cell.02-11-2010
20120044855Communication Method In An Automatic System - A communication method in an automation system, wherein the system comprises an access point and client terminals that receive downlink data sent from the access point and send uplink data to the access point, and the data transmission is divided into a master multiple receiver aggregation phase and more than one slave multiple receiver aggregation phases. During the master multiple receiver aggregation phase, the access point aggregates the data to be sent to the plurality of client terminals into one packet for transmitting in the downlink, and during the slave multiple receiver aggregation phases, the access point aggregates data in which errors have occurred when being transmitted during the master multiple receiver aggregation phase into one packet for transmitting in the downlink. The method can have strict control, through the access point and over the uplink and downlink data transmission, thus enhancing the certainty during automation communication and further reducing the cycle time.02-23-2012
20120044853BROADCAST MESSAGING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A wireless communication device includes a receiver configured to receive an emergency alert configuration message identifying which sub-message of an emergency broadcast message comprising a collection of sub-messages to be received by the wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication device is configured to receive only the sub-message of the emergency broadcast message identified by the emergency alert configuration message.02-23-2012
20120044851COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE OF BROADCAST AND/OR MULTICAST IN RADIO NETWORK - The invention discloses a communication method and device of broadcast and/or multicast in radio network. The eNB determines dynamic scheduling control information of each service, according to the practical transmission of the broadcast and/or multicast service in one scheduling period, and provides, in a MAC packet data unit, the UE with the dynamic scheduling control information; the UE receives, in a MAC packet data unit, the dynamic scheduling control information, and receives the broadcast and/or multicast service data from the eNB in the scheduling period, according to the dynamic scheduling control information. (FIG. 02-23-2012
20120044850METHOD, MCE AND BASE STATION FOR DYNAMICALLY DISPATCHING RADIO RESOURCES FOR MBSFN TRANSMISSION - A method for dynamically dispatching radio resources used for Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) transmissions for Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) is provided, comprising: for a current dispatching period, determining, by a Multi-Cell/Multicast Coordination Entity (MCE), semi-static MBMS dispatching information for each MBMS service or each MBMS service group, according to the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of each MBMS service or each MBMS service group used for MBSFN transmission, wherein said MBMS service group is a service group formed by statistically multiplexing a plurality of MBMS services that have the same Block Error Rate as their QoS requirements; informing, by said MCE, each base station and respective mobile stations under the control of each base station in an MBSFN area of the determined semi-static MBMS dispatching information; and, dispatching, by each base station, the radio resources dynamically, according to the semi-static MBMS dispatching information received from the MCE and actual data volume to be processed by each MBMS service or each MBMS service group.02-23-2012
20120044849POWER ALLOCATION IN CLOSED-LOOP DOWNLINK COOPERATIVE MULTIPLE POINT (COMP) TRANSMISSION - Techniques for power allocation among a plurality of network nodes in a communication network for cooperative downlink transmission to a mobile terminal are provided. Cooperative transmission to a mobile terminal is done in a selected one of a plurality of frequency bands allocated for cooperative downlink transmission, wherein each network node has a respective predetermined frequency band transmission power level for each of the plurality of frequency bands allocated for cooperative downlink transmission. Selection of the frequency band on which the mobile terminal will be cooperatively transmitted to is based on channel state information indicative of the channel between the mobile terminal and each of the network nodes and, for each of the frequency bands, the respective plurality of predetermined frequency band transmission power levels corresponding to the plurality of network nodes.02-23-2012
20120063380Interleaver Address Generation in Turbo Decoders for Mobile Multimedia Multicast Communication Systems - Address generation for interleaving in a wireless communication system includes at least one input generation module to generate at least one input signal. A first address generator module and a second address generator module generate a first output address for interleaving and a second output address for interleaving. A selector module selects an address for interleaving from the first and the second output address based on predetermined criteria. At least one input translation module is receives an input signal and translate the received input signal to generate a nominal input signal based on a value of the received input signal. An address generation module generates an address for interleaving based on the nominal input signal.03-15-2012
20120063379DISTRIBUTED ACCESS POINT FOR IP BASED COMMUNICATIONS - An apparatus for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network includes a network interface, a controller, and memory. The interface receives a series of multicast data packets. The controller identifies one or more receiving nodes in the wireless network requesting data corresponding to the series of multicast data packets and determines that the effective unicast rate for one or more unicast data packets exceeds a minimum data rate of the series of multicast data packets using an 802.x protocol. The memory stores instructions that may be executable by a processor. Upon execution of the instructions by a processor, the received series of multicast data packets is converted into one or more unicast packets, the execution and conversion occurring in response to instructions received from the controller. A system for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network implements such an apparatus in the context of an access point.03-15-2012
20120002584MULTICAST DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An MBMS-GW delivers multicast data from a contents management server respectively to base stations, partitions and codes the multicast data into a plurality of pieces of multiple description code data, and delivers the plurality of pieces of MD-code data respectively to the base stations. Each of the base stations arbitrarily sets a plurality of transmission carrier frequencies for respectively transmitting the plurality of pieces of MD code data, and concurrently transmits the plurality of pieces of MD code data delivered from the MBMS-GW by respectively using the plurality of transmission carrier frequencies set by the transmission frequency setting unit. An LTE terminal or an LTE-A terminal receives, from a corresponding base station, any one or more of the plurality of pieces of MD code data transmitted by using the plurality of transmission carrier frequencies, and decodes and reproduces the multicast data from the received MD-code data.01-05-2012
20120002585INFORMATION DOWNLOADING APPARATUS AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A technique for improving the efficiency of downloading transmission data is disclosed. An information downloading apparatus downloads differing sets of information to predetermined groups to which a mobile terminal may belong. This apparatus includes a channel selecting unit for selecting from plural information channels an information channel for transmitting transmission data and a transmitting unit for transmitting transmission data using the selected information channel. The channel selecting unit selects an information channel so that sets of transmission data with differing destination addresses may be transmitted through differing information channels. The transmitting unit transmits to each group, through a control channel, information pertaining to whether a set of transmission data exists, the information channel to be used if the set of transmission data exists, and the data length of the set of transmission data. The control channel includes time slots that are associated with the groups.01-05-2012
20120002583METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING GROUP SERVICE FLOW IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus generate a group service flow in a mobile communication system. An Advanced Mobile Station (AMS) in a mobile communication system transmits an AAI_REG-REQ message, which includes a group service request indicator indicating that it is required to generate the group service flow, to an ABS. The AMS receives an AAI REG-RSP message and an AAI_DSA-REQ message, which includes at least one of a group service flow parameter for the group service flow, a multicasting Station Identifier (STID), a multicasting flow ID, a group service flow ID, and information indicating a use of the group service flow, from the ABS. The AMS then generates the group service flow in cooperation with the ABS in accordance with the AAI_DSA-REQ message.01-05-2012
20120002582APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MBS DATA - An MBS transmitting apparatus allocates a plurality of subbands of an MBS transmission carrier to an MBS region and a non-MBS region and generates region allocation information of the MBS region and the non-MBS region. The MBS transmitting apparatus allocates the subbands, allocated to the MBS region, to at least one MBS zone and generates MBS zone allocation information of the at least one MBS zone. The MBS transmitting apparatus transmits the region allocation information and the MBS zone allocation information and transmits MBS data through the subbands allocated to the MBS region.01-05-2012
20120207077WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD - Provided are a wireless communication apparatus and a reference signal generating method, wherein inter-cell interference is reduced inside and outside a CoMP set. A CoMP mode setting unit (08-16-2012
20120207076METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF CELL-SPECIFIC INFORMATION OF BASE STATION IN COORDINATED MULTI-POINT TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for transmission of an uplink reference signal of a base station in a coordinated multi-point (multi-antenna) transmission/reception system and a coordinated multi-point transmission/reception method of a User Equipment (UE). Frequency, time, or code resources are divided in order to decrease the occurrence of interference between adjacent cells in transmission of an uplink reference signal in a coordinated multi-point transmission/reception system.08-16-2012
20120044854METHOD, BASE STATION, AND BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CENTER FOR CREATING, UPDATING, AND RELEASING SYNCHRONIZATION ENTITIES - The present invention provides processes of creating, updating, and releasing SYNC entities between eNB and BM-SC, and an eNB and a BM-SC for implementing the processes of creating, updating, and releasing the SYNC entities. According to a solution of the present invention, a method of creating SYNC entities is provided, including: creating, at a BM-SC, a plurality of SYNC entities whose amount is equal to the total amount of services, and associating the created plurality of SYNC entities with the services in a one-to-one correspondence manner; sending a SYNC entity creating instruction to all eNBs within an MBSFN area; creating, at each eNB, a plurality of SYNC entities whose amount is equal to the total amount of services based on the received SYNC entity creating instruction, and associating the created plurality of SYNC entities with the services in a one-to-one correspondence manner.02-23-2012
20120008541SIGNALING AND MANAGEMENT OF BROADCAST-MULTICAST WAVEFORM EMBEDDED IN A UNICAST WAVEFORM - Embodiments describe overlaying a broadcast multicast channel on top of a unicast network. Messages can be generated by protocols in a broadcast/multicast (BCMC) stack and tunneled through an IRTP of a serving access node. These messages can be transmitted on a BCMC channel and/or a unicast channel. Other messages can be generated by protocols in a unicast stack and tunneled to a B-IRTP of a BCMC Access node and transmitted on a BCMC channel to an access terminal.01-12-2012
20120008540METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCASTING SIGNAL AND BROADCASTING SIGNAL RECEIVER - A method for transmitting/receiving a broadcasting signal and a broadcasting signal receiver are disclosed. An identifier of a burst period is obtained from program table information of the broadcasting signal including mobile data and only the burst period in which a broadcasting program desired by a user is transmitted is received. Accordingly, when the broadcasting signal is received, only a desired burst period is received such that power consumption of the broadcasting signal receiver can be reduced.01-12-2012
20120008539System, Method, and Computer Program Product for Facilitating Communication Between Devices Implementing Proprietary Features in a DOCSIS-Compliant Broadband Communication System - A system, method and computer program product that facilitates communication between devices that implement at least one proprietary feature in a DOCSIS-compliant broadband communication system. A logical channel is established for communication between a first device, such as a cable modem termination system (CMTS), that implements at least one proprietary feature, and other devices that also implement the at least one proprietary feature. Registration information is then received from a second device, such as a cable modem, wherein the registration information indicates that the second device also implements the at least one proprietary feature. In response to receiving the registration information, the second device is assigned to the logical channel.01-12-2012
20120008542Distributed Ad Hoc Mesh Network Protocol for Underground Mine and Hazardous Area Communications - Methods and apparatus for forming and maintaining an ad hoc mesh network suitable for reliable voice and data communications in underground, industrial and other hazardous environments. This invention includes support for cooperative negotiation of dedicated transmission bandwidth for all fixed network nodes, determination of network time synchronization without a pre-determined time master, discovery and merging of adjacent ad hoc mesh networks, and routing techniques for voice, data and network status packets which react instantaneously to network topology changes. Furthermore this invention provides a reliable communication network for mobile nodes carried by personnel and sensor nodes that are fixed or mobile that supports voice, data and tracking/situation awareness. A current application for this technology is a coal mine communication system with an operations center to dispatch, monitor and control coal mine operation including communication and location of mine personnel, and environmental conditions in the mine.01-12-2012
20120113884METHOD OF ALLOCATING RESOURCE FOR RELAY - A method for wireless backhaul communication between a base station and a relay is disclosed. The base station enables a physical control channel to be set up, separately from the terminal that is used to transmit control information to each relay and the physical downlink control channel that has been set up. The base station can transmit data to the relay based on this control information. In a special embodiment, physical downlink control channel transmissions can be minimized by prescribing in advance the transmission of control information between the base station and the relay.05-10-2012
20090147716Wireless Communication Receiver, System, and Method for Loading Firmware - A wireless communication system comprises a plurality of antennas, a plurality of tuners, a plurality of receiver ends, a bus, and a processor. Each of the tuners is connected to one of the antennas and one of the receiver ends. Each of the receiver ends has a corresponding address. A common address code is assigned to the corresponding addresses of part of receiver ends during firmware loading. The processor transmits the firmware to the part of the receiver ends via the bus based on the common address code. The corresponding addresses of the part of the receiver ends are converted back into unique address codes after the firmware is loaded.06-11-2009
20120014310METHODS OF BROADCASTING TO TERMINALS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method of broadcasting a file to terminals in a wireless network, such as a mobile radio network. The file is divided into a set of blocks which are to be transmitted to the terminals. An interval for response by the terminals is calculated depending on the number of active terminals which require the blocks. Messages containing the blocks and the response interval are then broadcast over the network. Responses indicating missing or imperfect blocks are received from the terminals. These steps are repeated until all of the terminals have received a complete set of blocks or have become inactive. Shorter response intervals are calculated as the number of active terminals is reduced.01-19-2012
20120014307Generation of MBSFN-DOB Synchronization Codes - Physical downlink channels PPHY01-19-2012
20120014309WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM, DATA TRANSFER METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM01-19-2012
20120014311SIGNALING AND MANAGEMENT OF BROADCAST-MULTICAST WAVEFORM EMBEDDED IN A UNICAST WAVEFORM - Embodiments describe overlaying a broadcast multicast channel on top of a unicast network. Messages can be generated by protocols in a broadcast/multicast (BCMC) stack and tunneled through an IRTP of a serving access node. These messages can be transmitted on a BCMC channel and/or a unicast channel. Other messages can be generated by protocols in a unicast stack and tunneled to a B-IRTP of a BCMC Access node and transmitted on a BCMC channel to an access terminal.01-19-2012
20120057516METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN AN UPLINK COMP COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME - The present invention relates to a method for transmitting a sounding reference signal from a terminal in an uplink coordinative multi-point (CoMP) communication system. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of: receiving parameters for transmitting a sounding reference signal from a serving base station included in a CoMP set; assigning a resource for the sounding reference signal on the basis of the parameters; and transmitting the sounding reference signal to the serving base station included in the CoMP set and to at least one neighboring base station according to the assigned resource, wherein basis sequences of the parameters for the sounding reference signal are different for base stations included in the CoMP set.03-08-2012
20120057515MULTIPOINT RELAY SET SELECTION METHODS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO MULTICAST CHANNEL RESERVATION IN OVERLAPPING BASIC SERVICE SETS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and apparatus are described including communicating with neighbor nodes in a wireless network, determining one-hop neighbor nodes and two-hop neighbor nodes responsive to the communication, determining a minimum multipoint relay set responsive to the first working channel determination and communicating over the wireless network using the minimum multipoint relay set.03-08-2012
20110085487TRANSMITTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL BROADCAST SIGNAL IN TRANSMITTING SYSTEM, RECEIVING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RECEIVING DIGITAL BORADCAST SIGNAL IN RECEIVING SYSTEM - A transmitting system, a receiving system, a method of processing broadcast signals and a method of receiving broadcast signals are disclosed. The method of transmitting a broadcast signal includes forming a data group including a specified number of mobile data packets and a scalable number of mobile data packets, transmitting a broadcast signal including the data group during slot. The data group includes signaling data includes a protocol version field indicating whether or not the scalable number of mobile data packets exist in the slot. Also, the data group includes known data sequences inserted a predetermined area in the data group. The method of receiving a broadcast signal includes receiving a broadcast signal including the data group, detecting the known data sequence from the predetermined area in the data group, for equalizing channel of mobile data in the data group and decoding the signaling information in the data group.04-14-2011
20120113885Multi-Stage Setup for Long-Term Evolution Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Transmissions - A system for providing a service is provided. The system includes a central control to promote a plurality of cells to use a first counting method to determine whether user equipment within the plurality of cells are interested in the service. Based on responses from at least one of the cells having interested user equipment, the central control promotes the at least one of the cells to either provide the service via point-to-multipoint broadcast, or use a second counting method to determine whether to provide the service via point-to-multipoint broadcast or point-to-point communication.05-10-2012
20120020274CELL SITE CONTENT CACHING - Systems, apparatus, methods, and manufactures for caching content at a communications services cell site which include caching previously provided content and/or predictively caching content. Content may be transmitted to cell sites for caching via primary or ancillary channels. Ancillary channels may be provided through a broadcast medium such as the ancillary or supplementary services spectrum of the digital television (DTV) spectrum. Content may also be broadcast to multiple cell sites simultaneously.01-26-2012
20120020270SIMULCASTING OR MULTICASTING OF MULTIMEDIA CALL SESSIONS IN A LAN/WLAN/PAN VIA A BROADBAND ACCESS GATEWAY - A method and system for simulcasting multimedia information via a broadband access gateway and a wireless wide area network, is disclosed. An access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset engaged in a call served by a wireless wide area network may migrate to within the coverage area of an associated broadband access gateway with a wireless interface. The wireless wide area network may simulcast call content to the broadband access gateway via a broadband network. A user in the proximity of the broadband access gateway may be notified of the simulcasting of the call, and may elect to continue the call via a WLAN/PAN-enabled wireless handset or other access device that is compatible with the wired and/or wireless interfaces of the broadband access gateway.01-26-2012
20130010668Synchronisation in a Communication System - Synchronisation in a communication system A method and apparatus for a communication system is disclosed. In the system communications occur via a multiple of nodes each providing a stratum for synchronisation. It is determined that the stratum of a node is not included in a predefined set of stratums. In response to said determination synchronising with the node is provided differently from nodes with stratums without taking the order of the stratum into account. Information about the status can be communicated between nodes.01-10-2013
20120026928TECHNIQUES FOR UPLINK MULTI-USER MIMO MAC SUPPORT - An embodiment of the present invention provides a wireless station (STA), comprising a transceiver operable for communicating in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver is adapted for Uplink Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (UL MU MIMO) Medium Access Control (MAC) support.02-02-2012
20120155358ADAPTIVE MOBILE MULTICASTING FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - Video streams may be adaptively switched between multicast and unicast transmission over a wireless interface of a wireless network. A device may track a quantity of videos that are being streamed over the wireless network. The device may determine, based on the tracked quantity of videos, whether to dedicate a radio channel, of at least one cell in the wireless network, to streaming a first of the videos. The device may transmit, in response to a request, from a mobile device, for the first video, an identification of the dedicated radio channel so that the mobile device can receive the first video as a streaming video over the dedicated radio channel.06-21-2012
20120155367METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present specification relates to a method in which, in a broadband wireless communication system, a mobile station operates to receive multicast and broadcast service (MBS) data in the event a base station supports at least one MBS zone, wherein said method comprises: a step of receiving a first control message including at least one piece of control information from the base station; extracting, from the received first control message, control information corresponding to the MBS zone to which the mobile station belongs; and a step of receiving a second control message including MBS data burst allocation information using the extracted control information, wherein said control information contains the MBS zone identification information and/or the resource allocation information of the second control message.06-21-2012
20120155359MULTIPROTOCOL OFFLOAD ENGINE ARCHITECTURE - A device and method in which data transmissions to and from host processors in accordance with various protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, FTP) are translated to and from NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast (NORM) protocol data transmissions. A Multiprotocol Offload Engine (MOE) software architecture may perform the translations within a Network Interface Card (NIC) or Network Blade (NB) hardware platform. Moving the protocol translation processing from the host processors to the MOE hardware unit removes the protocol processing load from the host processor and significantly increases performance of data transmission among sources and sinks across a network layer.06-21-2012
20120176951Mobile Terminal, Base Station and Methods Therein - Embodiments herein relate to a method in a mobile terminal (07-12-2012
20090135756Combined simulcasting and dedicated services in a wireless communication system - An efficient method for providing both dedicated and simulcast services over a common wireless infrastructure is described. The services can be available to a single terminal as well as to a multiplicity of terminals simultaneously. The method uses time division multiplexing and orthogonal frequency division multiple access for simulcasting information and transmitting dedicated message information from a plurality of base stations forming a cellular pattern over the same wireless frequency channel. The method comprises the steps of constructing frames for transmission by the plurality of base stations comprising control information, simulcast information and dedicated message information within predetermined time slots of the frames and allocating the simulcast information and the dedicated message information to time slots of the same frame predetermined by the control information of the frame. The underlying modulation technology used is OFDM and thereby the channel delay-dispersion is minimized.05-28-2009
20110096712Unicast to Multicast Conversion - A method for unicast packet conversion whereby a unicast packet is received at a receiving node followed by a determination as to whether the destination address is identified in the packet. If the address is identified, then the unicast packets are converted to a multicast packet and forwarded to a connected station. If a destination network address is not identified, then the packet is forwarded to the connected station.04-28-2011
20120207074TRANSMITTING MULTIPLE GROUP-ADDRESSED FRAMES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, a method includes obtaining, by a first device, a transmission opportunity in a wireless network, transmitting to a second device a first message that includes a non-zero duration field indicating a duration of the transmission opportunity, and receiving a second message from the second device in response to the first message, wherein the second message includes a non-zero duration field identifying a remaining duration of the transmission opportunity. The method also includes transmitting, from the first device, a plurality of group-addressed frames before the duration of the obtained transmission opportunity expires, in response to receiving the second message.08-16-2012
20120207075MULTICAST DATA DELIVERY MECHANISM USING PACKET BUNDLING OR FILE DELIVERY FRAMEWORK - Methods, systems and devices enable efficient delivery of UDP packets over broadcast systems to receiver devices. UDP packets may be bundled and embedded within files for transmission over a file delivery framework, to deliver UDP packets over a broadcast network. A broadcast schedule message (BSM) may inform receiver devices of files and UDP packets that will be broadcast at a specified time, as well as describe the files and UDP packets. Files may be transmitted in file delivery pipes, which may be of different bandwidth and data rates. Receiver devices configured according to the embodiments may make use of the BSM message to select the UDP packets to be received based on the service or application to which the UDP packets are associated. Receiver devices activate receiver circuitry to capture the files and the UDP packets contained therein and pass the received files to applications or services requesting the files.08-16-2012
20090129307Data Over Signaling (Dos) Optimization Over Wireless Access Networks - The present invention supports a communication protocol on a wireless communication network to transmit application data on the control channel to an access terminal. Base transceiver stations are grouped and configured into paging zones. The radio network controller transmits a page message and application data to the base transceiver stations in the paging zone where the access terminal is located. Each of the base transceiver stations transmits a page and buffers the application data. The buffered application data is only transmitted by the base transceiver station receiving a response to the page.05-21-2009
20110044230BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION AND MULTICAST/BROADCAST COMMUNICATION METHOD - A multicast/broadcast communication method between a base station for transmitting first data to plural mobile stations according to multicast or broadcast communications and a mobile station for receiving the first data, includes replicating, by the base station, the first data to generate second data; transmitting, by the base station, the first data and the second data for plural transmission time units; storing, by the mobile station, the first data and the second data; and combining, by the mobile station, the stored first data and the stored second data for the plural transmission time units to generate the first data.02-24-2011
20110044232METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTICAST TRANSPORT - An apparatus for providing IP multicast transport may include a processor and a memory. The memory may store executable instructions that in response to execution by the processor cause the apparatus to at least perform operations including receiving a key for encapsulation of multicast data at a base station, using the key to generate a response to a message indicative of a multicast connection for a particular service received from a gateway device, the base station being joined to a same multicast tree in a multicast-broadcast zone as the gateway device, and establishing the multicast connection with the gateway device via a multicast data path comprising a multicast tunnel associated with the key. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.02-24-2011
20110044231METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LONG RANGE PRIVATE BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for long range private broadband wireless communication system is provided. The communication system provides bi-directional Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) data communication between a Network Operating Center (NOC) and many Subscriber Stations (SS) which may be either Mobile Stations (MS) or Fixed Stations (FS) or both. The system infrastructure consists of Base Stations (BSs) which may be located at the PLMR tower sites and backhaul communication infrastructure connecting the BSs to the Network Operating Center (NOC). The system infrastructure at the NOC includes a central router, a Network Management System (NMS) server, a DHCP server, a TOD server, an AAA server and may also include a Base Station Controller (BSC).02-24-2011
20110044229METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICES - A method, system, apparatus and article are described for managing enhanced multicast broadcast services. In some embodiments, for example, a first connection may be established using a first wireless communication protocol, scheduling information for one or more multicast or broadcast data services may be received using the first wireless communication protocol, one or more of the multicast or broadcast data services may be selected, and a second connection using a second wireless communication protocol may be established to receive the one or more selected multicast or broadcast data services. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-24-2011
20110044227SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BROADCASTING CONTENT USING SURPLUS NETWORK CAPACITY - A system and method are described for broadcasting/multicasting content using surplus network capacity. The systems and methods are directed to solving the problem of how to simultaneously broadcast/multicast large content files to a plurality of users for later retrieval by using existing network capacity as opposed to being forced to add new capacity to handle peak demand. Generally, the methods comprise receiving data to be distributed, determining surplus network capacity, and distributing the data within the surplus network capacity to a plurality of subscriber devices.02-24-2011
20110044225METHOD FOR PROVIDING A PLURALITY OF SERVICES - A method comprising providing a plurality of services to be transmitted over a common area by a plurality of nodes; and providing information relating to a quantity of data of said plurality of services for all of said services to said plurality of nodes.02-24-2011
20110044223MBMS DATA TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING IN PACKET BASED ON CELLULAR SYSTEM - Provided is a method for transmitting and receiving multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) data in a packet based cellular system. The method for transmitting multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) to a plurality of mobile stations in a packet based cellular system, includes the steps of: a) transmitting scheduling information of transmission data, b) hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information, and a service group identifier (ID) for MBMS to the mobile stations through a MBMS dedicated control channel; b) transmitting information about a dedicated feedback channel of a mobile station and unique scrambling codes different by cells and mobile stations to the mobile stations; c) transmitting a MBMS data packet to the mobile station; d) transmitting radio resource information of data retransmitted using a downlink control signal to the mobile stations if negative acknowledgment (NACK) is received from at least one of the mobile stations; and e) transmitting the retransmitted data to the mobile stations.02-24-2011
20110044228WIRELESS RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD AND OCCUPIED INFORMATION SENDING METHOD FOR MULTI BASE STATION MBS - The present invention discloses a method for scheduling wireless resources of a multi-base station MBS and a method for sending occupation information. The scheduling method comprises: dividing wireless resources of downlink sub-frames of all base stations in an MBS Zone into two parts, local service schedulers on the base stations scheduling one part for local services, and a multi-base station MBS resource scheduler in the MBS Zone scheduling the other part for the multi-base station MBS. The sending method comprises: a sender informing a receiver of multi-base station MBS wireless resource occupation situation through a message carrying multi-base station MBS wireless resource occupation information; content of the occupation information including a sending frame offset field, an index field and a resource unit quantity field; and the occupation information including configuration information and a scheduling result. When supporting the macro diversity multi-base station MBS, the present invention not only can avoid the conflict of unicast and MBS scheduling, but also can fully utilize the limited wireless resources of the system.02-24-2011
20110044224METHOD AND SYSTEM OF BEACON TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION USING DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS - A system for broadcasting and receiving a beacon signal includes a beacon transmitter (02-24-2011
20120170502METHODS FOR BINDING AND UNBINDING A MBMS BEARER TO A COMMUNICATION GROUP IN A 3GPP COMPLIANT SYSTEM - A 3GPP compliant system includes a radio access network (RAN) partitioned into a plurality MBMS services areas, wherein each MBMS service area has a plurality of MBMS bearers established a priori for transporting media streams. An infrastructure device: receives a request to transmit a media stream to a communication group, wherein the request to transmit is received after the MBMS bearers were established; determines a MBMS bearer in a MBMS service area to assign to transport the media stream; generates a MBMS connect message that binds the communication group to the assigned MBMS bearer, wherein the MBMS connect message includes an identifier for the communication group and an identifier for the assigned MBMS bearer; and sends the MBMS connect message to members of the communication group.07-05-2012
20120155369Method and Device for Service Time Division Multiplexing - A method and device for service time division multiplexing as well as a method and a device for transmitting service are disclosed. The method for service time division multiplexing includes: selecting a part or all of radio frames in one time unit as specific radio frames; and selecting a part or all of subframes in the specific radio frames as specific subframes for sending a specific service. The specific service is a multimedia broadcast multicast service, or a unicast service, or one or more than one kind of services transmitted in broadcast or multicast mode.06-21-2012
20120155368Method and Device for Service Time Division Multiplexing - A method and device for service time division multiplexing as well as a method and a device for transmitting service are disclosed. The method for service time division multiplexing includes: selecting a part or all of radio frames in one time unit as specific radio frames; and selecting a part or all of subframes in the specific radio frames as specific subframes for sending a specific service. The specific service is a multimedia broadcast multicast service, or a unicast service, or one or more than one kind of services transmitted in broadcast or multicast mode.06-21-2012
20120155364METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUNTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICES - A method and apparatus for multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) counting is provided. A user equipment (UE) may transmit selected service information to a multi-cell and multicast coordination entity (MCE) through a target evolved node base station (eNB), every time that a service requiring counting is received or cancelled and thus, the MCE may accurately manage a number of UEs that receive a service for each eNB. Also, the use may transmit selected service information to the MCE through the target eNB every time that the UE enters a new cell and thus, the MCE may accurately manage a number of UEs that receive a service for each eNB.06-21-2012
20120155365Method, Network Nodes and System for Broadcast Transmission of Data - A method for transmission of data requires a transmitting node sending a request message identifying at least one time slot that is available for the transmitting node to transmit a data transmission to a plurality of receiving nodes, a first receiving node transmitting a first time slot grant message in response to the request message, a second receiving node transmitting a second time slot grant message in response to the request message, the transmitting node receiving the first and second time slot grant messages, the transmitting node evaluating the first and second time slot grant messages to determine at least one available time slot for transmitting, the transmitting node transmitting at least one confirmation message to the first and second receiving nodes, and the transmitting node transmitting the data transmission in the at least one available time slot identified in the at least one confirmation message.06-21-2012
20120155363SCHEDULING APPARATUS CONSIDERING QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) - Disclosed is an efficient scheduling apparatus and method for multi-cell transmission in evolved node bases (eNBs). An eNB scheduling for a multi-cell transmission service may allocate wireless resources based on a priority level, a minimum guaranteed bit rate, and a maximum bit rate. That is, a subframe may be efficiently used by minimizing the number of subframes allocated to a single session while satisfying a quality of service (QoS).06-21-2012
20120155362Rate Matching For Data And Control Channels In Wireless Communication Systems - In co-channel heterogeneous networks, subframes may be partitioned between several evolved Node Bs (eNBs) including eNBs of different power classes. Lower power eNBs may have a reduced range due to interference from neighboring higher power eNBs. Rate matching on the UE allows the UE, during communication with a low power eNB, to avoid transmitting on Resource Elements (REs) which experience interference from common resource signals of an interfering base station.06-21-2012
20120155360NEGATIVE-ACKNOWLEDGMENT ORIENTED RELIABLE MULTICAST OFFLOAD ENGINE ARCHITECTURE - A device and method in which processing of NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast (NORM) protocol data transmissions are offloaded from host processors. A NORM Offload Engine (NOE) software architecture may apply the NORM protocol within a Network Interface Card (NIC) or Network Blade (NB) hardware platform. Moving the NORM protocol processing from the host processor to the NOE hardware unit removes the protocol processing load from the host processor and significantly increases performance of data transmission among sources and sinks across a network layer.06-21-2012
20120155361WIRELESS TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, RELAY STATION AND MOBILE STATION USING THE SAME - A wireless transmission method, a base station, a relay station, and a mobile station using the same methods are proposed. The method is adapted for delivering MBS in a relay system, and includes following procedures. MBS data is transmitted by a base station at a first time point to at least a subordinate mobile station. The MBS data is also transmitted at the first time point or at a later time point from the base station to subordinate relay node(s) thereof. The base station and relay node(s) at an upper hop level decide whether to transmit a duplicate of the MBS data simultaneously with the relay node(s) at a lower hop level when the lower hop level relay node(s) is scheduled to transmit the received MBS data at the later time point. An indicator is used to indicate any two transmissions being identical.06-21-2012
20110080859METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR IMPROVING MBMS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method in a network node for providing Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service from the network node to a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system, includes determining a scheduling information for at least one Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) service such that the scheduling information comprises information about transmission of data of the at least one MBMS service for a scheduling period that is later than a current scheduling period. The method also includes transmitting data of the at least one MBMS service and the scheduling information for said at least one MBMS service, the transmission taking place in the current scheduling period and in a plurality of consecutive scheduling periods following the current scheduling period.04-07-2011
20120300691INTEGRATED MULTI-DATASTREAM TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY - The present invention is related to integrated multi-datastream transmission technology, more particularly, to integrated multi-datastream modulation technology. According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a modulation equipment (11-29-2012
20120300690Signaling of Layer 1 Signaling Transmission in Broadcast/Multicast Networks - Embodiments may include apparatuses, computer media, and methods for receiving at least one data symbol for transmission in a data frame, generating signaling information that identifies transmission parameters for the data frame, wherein the signaling information includes a first signaling portion and a second signaling portion, wherein the second signaling portion includes at least a third signaling portion and a fourth signaling portion, generating at least one first size information for the third signaling portion, generating at least one second size information for the fourth signaling portion, adding the at least one first size information and the at least second size information to the first signaling portion, and assembling, by at least one processor, the data frame comprising at least the first signaling portion, the second signaling portion, and the at least one data symbol.11-29-2012
20120300689METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving control information in a wireless communication system are provided. In a method for receiving control information of a plurality of multiplexed channels by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the UE receives first control information including a first field indicating a specific identifier from a base station, wherein the plurality of multiplexed channels are not transmitted during a specific time interval based on the specific identifier.11-29-2012
20120300688GROUP ID AND QOS GROUP IDENTIFICATION FOR STREAM MULTIPLEXING IN MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SYSTEMS - Various embodiments provide methods and systems for identifying statistically multiplexed groups of services and coordinating the groups of services for multicast or broadcast over the same transmission channels. Further embodiments provide methods and systems for providing quality of service requirements for groups or subgroups of statistically multiplexed services. Coordination of the groups of services for multicast or broadcast over the same transmission channels may be based on the provided quality of service requirements. Various embodiments may identify groups of services and provide associated of service requirements by sending modified session start messages or separate group messages.11-29-2012
20120300687NETWORK AWARE CONTENT PRE-DELIVERY OVER A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK - Efficient delivery of subscription content over a wireless network is described herein. In one implementation a device may receive load information regarding network traffic load at radio interfaces for a cellular network. The device may maintain subscription information relating to subscribers that have subscribed to receive content items and to availability of the content items. The device may determine whether a quantity of mobile devices, that are attached to the base station and are associated with subscribers that have subscribed to the first content item, is above a threshold. Finally, the device may transmit, when it is determined that the quantity of mobile devices is above the threshold, the first content item to the quantity of mobile devices as a multicast transmission over a radio interface associated with the base station.11-29-2012
20120155366Controlling Scheduling Decisions in a Distributed Cooperation System - Feedback information is received from user equipments served by jointly processed data streams of a coordinated multipoint transmission at each base station of base stations serving the jointly processed data streams, and scheduling data is decided for the user equipments based on the feedback information and scheduling rules. The scheduling rules may be determined at least in part by one of the base stations and scheduling decisions by the base stations may be synchronized. Scheduling decisions may be transferred via a backhaul link and/or over the air, which may include scheduling decisions for future transmission time intervals.06-21-2012
20100097971METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AND MANAGING MULTICAST DATA DELIVERY PATH IN MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORK AND MULTICAST DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A method for configuring and managing a multicast data delivery path in a wireless ad-hoc network and a multicast data delivery system using the same are disclosed. The method includes transmitting, by a parent node, first messages to respective child nodes, transmitting, by each of the child nodes, a second message to the parent node in response to the first message relayed by at least some of non-member nodes other than the parent node, performing an operation as a branch node by a non-member node receiving second messages belonging to the same multicast session and transmitted from different originators, and establishing, by the parent node receiving at least one second message, an Internet protocol (IP) tunnel with the originator of the received at least one second message. The performing of the operation as the branch node includes regarding the originators of the received second messages as child nodes, establishing IP tunnels connected to the respective child nodes, generating a new second message including an identifier (ID) of the branch node and IDs of the child nodes in an originator field and a child list field, respectively, and transmitting the generated second message to the parent node.04-22-2010
20110090837COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS AUDIO DEVICES - The present subject matter provides a system for wireless communications between one or more wireless audio devices and other electronics for providing a rich set of streaming audio, control, programming and enhanced hearing functions.04-21-2011
20110090834Wireless mesh routing protocol utilizing hybrid link state algorithms - Systems and methods are described for exchanging and determining routes in packet-switched mesh networks. Nodes in the mesh networks may be coupled via wireless and fixed-wire links. Routing protocols used to determine routes include link state protocols and hybrids of link state and path vector protocols. Type-Length-Value formats are provided to facilitate state information for nodes in the packet switched network, allowing paths to be re-routed through the mesh networks in real-time.04-21-2011
20110090836DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Since OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), which is a downlink access scheme used for an LTE (Long Term Evolution) communication system, is weak at interference, it is preferable that the number of base stations for transmitting the same E-MBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) data be not excessive.04-21-2011
20110090833GROUP ADDRESSED FRAME DELIVERY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to improve power conservation and efficiency in wireless mesh networks, by limiting the number of sources of group addressed frames that a peer mesh station receives. In an example embodiment of the invention, a portal wireless peer mesh device transmits a Portal Announcement frame in a wireless mesh network to create unidirectional paths from wireless mesh devices within the network to the portal. The Portal Announcement frame is relayed from one wireless peer mesh device to another to flood the network. Each wireless peer mesh device that receives the Portal Announcement frame receives the network address of the portal and the network address of the wireless peer mesh device that transmitted the frame to the receiving transmitting device. The receiving device may have received a plurality of Portal Announcement frames from a plurality of transmitting devices. A first, receiving wireless mesh device selects a second, transmitting wireless mesh device of the plurality of transmitting wireless mesh devices to be the sole transmitting source from which the first receiving wireless mesh device will receive group addressed messages. The first wireless mesh device transmits a group delivery notify message to the second wireless peer mesh device informing of the second device of its selection as the sole transmitting source of group addressed messages for the first device. Thereafter, the first wireless mesh device receives only from the second wireless peer mesh device, group addressed messages.04-21-2011
20100172283SIMULCASTING OR MULTICASTING OF MULTIMEDIA CALL SESSIONS IN A LAN/WLAN/PAN VIA A BROADBAND ACCESS GATEWAY - A method and system for simulcasting multimedia information via a broadband access gateway and a wireless wide area network, is disclosed. An access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset engaged in a call served by a wireless wide area network may migrate to within the coverage area of an associated broadband access gateway with a wireless interface. The wireless wide area network may simulcast call content to the broadband access gateway via a broadband network. A user in the proximity of the broadband access gateway may be notified of the simulcasting of the call, and may elect to continue the call via a WLAN/PAN-enabled wireless handset or other access device that is compatible with the wired and/or wireless interfaces of the broadband access gateway.07-08-2010
20100172281METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING - The present invention relates to a method for communicating data in a telecommunication network comprising at least one primary station, and a plurality of secondary stations, comprising at a secondary station the step of transmitting a feedback signal to the primary station on a random access channel, wherein the feedback signal being of—a dedicated type related to at least one point to point link between the considered secondary station and the primary station, or—a common type related to multicast links, wherein, depending on the transmission, the second part being related to a first type of multicast link or to a second type of multicast link.07-08-2010
20100172279MULTI-MEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques to implement MBMS services in a wireless communication system. In one aspect, a method is provided for processing data for transmission to a plurality of terminals. Frames of information bits (which may have variable rates) are provided to a buffer implementing a matrix. The matrix is padded with padding bits based on a particular padding scheme to support variable frame rates. The frames are then coded based on a particular block code to provide parity bits. The frame of information bits and the parity bits are then transmitted to the terminals. In another aspect, a method is provided for controlling the transmit power of a data transmission to a plurality of terminals. In accordance with the method, TPC streams are received from the terminals and processed to obtain a stream of joint power control commands used to adjust the transmit power of the data transmission.07-08-2010
20110103289SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT ENHANCED MULTICAST BROADCAST SYSTEM (E-MBS) CONFIGURATION MESSAGE DECODING - A base station comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a downlink frame. The downlink frame comprising a first configuration message associated with the configuration of Enhanced-Multicast Broadcast Service (E-MBS). The first configuration message comprises a field with an indicator to indicate a next configuration message to be decoded by a subscriber station. The subscriber station, upon decoding the first configuration message, refrains from decoding subsequent configuration messages that precede the next configuration message to be decoded by the subscriber station in accordance with the indicator.05-05-2011
20110103287System and Method for Unified Feedback in a Communication System - In an embodiment, a method of operating a communication device includes determining a first coordinated multipoint (CoMP) mode, electronically receiving feedback from a user device in the uniform feedback format, and determining transmission parameters of the first CoMP mode. The first CoMP mode includes one of a plurality of CoMP modes, and each of the plurality of CoMP modes is configured to operate using a uniform feedback format.05-05-2011
20110103285SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HOME NETWORK DEVICES USING MULTICAST ENABLED REMOTE CONTROLS - A system, method, and article of manufacture for controlling home network devices using a multicast enabled remote control. The system includes a plurality of home network devices capable of receiving and/or transmitting multicast input and/or output signals and a home gateway to receive audio/video signals generated outside of the home and to transform the audio/video signals into multicast output signals. The system also includes a multicast enabled remote control to detect, aggregate, store and display all audio/video multicast output signals on the multicast enabled remote control, to enable a user to redirect an audio/video multicast output signal to one or more of the plurality of home network devices capable of receiving multicast input signals, and to control the plurality of home network devices capable of receiving and/or transmitting multicast input and/or output signals. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.05-05-2011
20110103284Managing Router Advertisement Messages to Support Roaming of Wireless Mobile Client Devices - Techniques are provided to manage how router advertisement messages are forwarded for ultimate wireless transmission in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a multicast router advertisement message intended for a virtual local area network is converted into individual unicast router advertisement messages directed to specific wireless mobile client devices that are part of that virtual local area network. In another embodiment, router advertisement messages are routed between controllers according to the current location of a wireless mobile client device. In still other embodiments, techniques are provided to minimize the volume of the router advertisement messages sent over a wireless network, and to proactively send a unicast router advertisement message to a mobile client device that has performed a handoff, without waiting for a router solicitation message.05-05-2011
20110103283METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WAN/WLAN UNICAST AND MULTICAST COMMUNICATION - IP unicast communication is provided between mobile devices in a wide area network and a wireless local area network coupled by a gateway component. Data communication is established between a mobile device and the wireless local area network, thereby receiving a first unicast IP address associated with the mobile device. A multicast group is joined within the wireless local area network and registering with that multicast group using a predetermined multicast IP address as a destination IP address and the first unicast IP address as a source address. The device disconnects from data communication within the wireless local area network, thereby releasing the first unicast IP address. Data communication is established between the mobile device and the wide area network, thereby receiving a second unicast IP address associated with the mobile device. The device then automatically communicates with the gateway component, via the wide area network, to specify the second unicast IP address as the source address for the mobile device within the multicast group.05-05-2011
20110103290WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, AND WIRELESS RECEPTION METHOD - A base station device includes: a control signal generator that generates a signal of control data including items corresponding to the type of sub-frames to be allocated; a scheduling information signal generator that generates a signal of scheduling information indicating a sub-frame to be a first sub-frame among sub-frames specified by first-type sub-frame candidate information; and a multiplexer that allocates the signal of the control data to the first-type and second-type sub-frames, and allocates the signal of the scheduling information to the first-type sub-frame. A mobile station device includes: a frame-type determining unit that determines the type of each of received sub-frames based on the first-type sub-frame candidate information and the scheduling information; and a control data detector that detects, for each sub-frame, the control data including the items corresponding to the type indicated by the result of the determination by the frame-type determining unit. Accordingly, the processing load on reception of control data is reduced.05-05-2011
20110103286MBSFN SUBFRAME GENERATION AND PROCESSING FOR UNICAST - Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose methods and apparatus for utilizing unused Multimedia Broadcast over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes for unicast transmissions. The proposed methods include efficient cyclic prefix (CP) and MBSFN frame structure design, and an optimized subframe/carrier bundling window design for hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback in presence of the MBSFN subframes.05-05-2011
20120120864WIRELESS BASE STATION - A mode setting unit sets two or more wireless terminals at a collaborative spatial multiplex mode in which the same uplink data burst region is shared for usage, based on the throughput of uplink signals from a plurality of wireless terminals. A burst region notification unit notifies the two or more wireless terminals set at the collaborative spatial multiplex mode of the uplink data burst region shared between the two or more wireless terminals for usage. A switching unit switches, for a first type of wireless terminal transmitting a known signal from a plurality of antennas, the MIMO scheme of a downlink signal from the space-time coding type to the spatial multiplex type when a predetermined condition for communication quality and spatial correlation coefficient satisfy a predetermined condition.05-17-2012
20120170503METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NETWORK ACCESS IN A MULTI-TECHNOLOGY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus is provided for controlling network access in a communication system comprising a packet data network and a circuit switched network. The packet data network receives, from the circuit switched network, a message indicating that the circuit switched network is congested. In response to receiving the indication, the packet data network broadcasts a message informing that access to one or more services of the circuit switched network is restricted. In various embodiments, the message received from the circuit switched network may include access class barring parameters identifying one or more classes of user equipment or service classes that are one or more of being barred from accessing the circuit switched network or whose access to the circuit switched network is being reduced and/or may identify one or more coverage areas or access nodes of the circuit switched network where access is being restricted.07-05-2012
20100290382DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATION OF PRECODING WEIGHTS FOR COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION ON THE DOWNLINK - In a Coordinated Multi-point (CoMP) system, the base station (BS) in each serving cell (or sector) is allowed to use not only its own antennas, but also the antennas of neighboring BSs to transmit to mobile terminals in the serving cell to form a floating CoMP cell. The serving BS in each floating CoMP cell computes tentative linear precoding weights for transmissions from the coordinating BSs in the floating CoMP cell to users in the serving cell of the floating CoMP cell. The serving BS determines the power availability for transmit antennas in the floating CoMP cell that are shared with other floating CoMP cells, and scales the tentative precoding weights based on the power availability of the shared transmit antennas to determine final precoding weights so that the power constraints of the shared transmit antennas will not be violated.11-18-2010
20120163267METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST DATA IN TUNNELLING-BASED MOBILITY NETWORK ARCHITECTURE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - Disclosed are a method and a system for receiving multicast data without using a tunnel in a tunneling-based mobility network architecture, and a mobile terminal thereof. By providing a method for receiving multicast data in a tunneling-based mobility network architecture receiving multicast data over a multicast-enabled Internet protocol (IP) network by switching a path before tunneling and thereby transmitting a corresponding channel reception request message to a corresponding visit network when a transmission packet of a mobile terminal is a channel reception request message in a heterogeneous visit network, and at the same time, guaranteeing mobility of the mobile terminal by tunneling a corresponding transmission packet to a care-of-address of a visit network being currently visited when the transmission packet is not the channel reception request message, there are provided a method and a system for receiving multicast data via a visit network without using an existing tunnel.06-28-2012
20100246470Method of Broadcasting Data Packets in a Network of Mobile Nodes and Associated Terminal - Disclosed is a periodic broadcasting of data packets in an ad hoc network formed by a plurality of mobile nodes that can move along traffic lanes forming junctions and can be located. A data packet is broadcast by a broadcaster node elected from a set of candidate nodes at each junction. The broadcaster node is elected in a decentralized manner at each candidate node by comparing the estimated travel time to reach the center of the junction with a particular reference time period between two successive broadcasts.09-30-2010
20100246466Multiplexing and Demultiplexing Radio Channels - In one embodiment, a method and apparatus of multiplexing and demultiplexing radio channels includes receiving data through at least one multicast media channel available for use in an Internet Protocol Interoperability and Communications System (IPICS) comprising multiple communication endpoints linkable to a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) in the IPICS; channel mapping the at least one multicast media channel to multiple media channels of the LMR; receiving an audio signal through the at least one multicast media channel; controlling access to the LMR by applying communication access control policies based on the received data upon reception of the audio signal; and operatively linking the LMR to a specified endpoint through the at least one multicast media channel based on the communication access control policies.09-30-2010
20100246469METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADAPTIVE BROADCASTING AND MULTICASTING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for adaptively transmitting information to a plurality of nodes in a local area of a base station. The base station receives channel quality information from one or more of the nodes within the local area, selects a transmission rate for a downlink transmission corresponding to the lowest channel qualities, and simultaneously transmits a message to the nodes at the selected transmission rate.09-30-2010
20100246468REGULATING THE SCOPE OF SERVICE GEOGRAPHICALLY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - In an embodiment, a network communication entity obtains a location associated with an access terminal that is attempting to participate in a communication service, determines whether the obtained location satisfies a relationship with a defined location region, the defined location region establishing a first level of service restriction for the communication service within the defined location region and establishing at least a second level of service restriction for the communication service outside of the defined location region, and restricts the access terminal in accordance with the first or second level of service restriction for the communication service based on the determination. The network communication entity may correspond to the access terminal, an access network or an application server. If the access terminal detects a current, imminent or future service restriction, the given access terminal can initiate handoff to another service mechanism and/or inform the user of the service restriction.09-30-2010
20120213144SPATIAL TECHNIQUES FOR EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE ENHANCEMENT - Transmission of eMBMS signals by at least one network entity of a wireless communications system may include coordinating transmission of eMBMS signaling with a remote access point of a wireless communications system to broadcast the eMBMS signaling from a multiple antenna matrix comprising at least one antenna of the network entity and at least one antenna of the access node. The network entity may be an access point. The access point may vary a precoding matrix applied to the eMBMS signaling to transmit from the network entity, or use alternative techniques for providing transmit diversity. Accordingly, the access point may provide transmit diversity for the eMBMS signaling transmitted from the multiple antenna matrix implemented between different cells on the wireless communication network. The access point may vary the precoding matrix to cause cyclical rotation of beam direction for the eMBMS transmissions from different cells of the network.08-23-2012
20120314641MULTICAST-UNICAST HANDOFF SERVICES - A system may receive, from a user device, a request to receive content via a first base station, where the content was previously being received, as multicast content, via a second base station; determine, in response to the request, whether the first base station can process multicast content; transmit a copy of the content, to the user device via the first base station, as multicast content, based on a determination that the first base station can process multicast content; and transmit the content, to the user device via the first base station, as unicast content, based on a determination that the first base station cannot process multicast content.12-13-2012
20120127913METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CHANNEL CONTENT ALTERNATION NOTIFICATION AND CHANNEL RE-DETECTING - A method for channel content alternation notification and channel re-detecting is provided. The method is: a base station determines that the configured carried content of multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) point to multipoint control channel (MCCH) is altered, and transmits the notification about alternation of the carried content of MCCH to a terminal through a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); the terminal re-detects MCCH according to the notification after the terminal received the notification. A system and a device for channel re-detecting are provided. The terminal can recognize whether the carried content of MCCH is altered, and re-detect MCCH in case of altered without re-detecting MCCH periodically, therefore it is beneficial to save the resources of terminal.05-24-2012
20120127912Method, Apparatus, and System for Cooperative Scheduling Among Multiple Cells - A method of cooperation scheduling among multiple cells applied in a CoMP system is disclosed in the present invention, the method includes: a relay base station in a relay cell receiving the scheduling results of every cell in a cooperation set, wherein the relay cell is one of the cooperation cells in the cooperation set; the relay base station determining whether the scheduling results meets a preset iteration ending condition or not; and if the scheduling result does not meet the iteration ending condition, the relay base station sending rescheduling indication information which carries the scheduling result of every cooperation cell to the cooperation base station in every cooperation cell in the cooperation set, indicating to restart the scheduling of every cooperation cell according to the scheduling results. A base station and a cooperation scheduling system among multiple cells are disclosed in the present invention.05-24-2012
20120127911RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD - To provide a radio base station apparatus, mobile terminal apparatus and transmission power control method for enabling conventional inter-cell interference reduction techniques and ULCoMP to be used together, a radio base station apparatus of the invention is characterized by having a ULCoMP processing section (05-24-2012
20120127909METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting and receiving control information for a specific service in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method of transmitting control information for a specific service in a wireless communication system which uses multiple carriers includes transmitting notification indication information to at least one user equipment, the notification indication information including information related to a channel resource region through which control information for the specific service is transmitted, and transmitting a notification message to the at least one user equipment through the channel resource region indicated by the information related to the channel resource region, the notification including control information.05-24-2012
20120127907Method and Device for Transmitting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Notification Messages - A method and device for transmitting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) notification messages are provided in the present invention. The method comprises: transmitting the MBMS notification messages in the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) in an idle sub-frame or a sub-frame having a minimal impact on the scheduling of other services, which is selected in a period of time window starting from the time of transmitting the MBMS notification messages; or transmitting the MBMS notification messages in the PDCCH of a Multimedia Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame. The device comprises: a MBMS notification message generating module and a MBMS notification message transmitting module. Compared with the prior art, the method and device of the present invention will not cause the problem that a PDCCH public searching area of the sub-frame does not have enough carrying capability and can save a Radio Network Temporary Identity (RNTI) for the system.05-24-2012
20120127908Method for Transmitting Coordinated Multipoint Transmission/Reception Coordinated Group Messages and an Evolved Nodeb Thereof - A method for transmitting Coordinated Multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP) coordinated group information and an Evolved NodeB (eNB) thereof are provided in the present invention. The method includes: the eNB sends the CoMP coordinated group information of the CoMP coordinated group to which the local service cell belongs, and/or the CoMP coordinated group information of the CoMP coordinated group to which the neighboring cell of the local service cell belongs to other eNBs via the X2 interface message. The eNB is configured with an X2 interface unit and a storage unit. The present invention can improve the CoMP transmission handover success rate of the network and improve the network performance.05-24-2012
20120163278METHOD FOR PERFORMING DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS - A method for performing direct communication, by a first terminal, between terminals, includes transmitting a control message for a direct communication resource allocation to at least one second terminal through a first region included in a direct communication resource, transmitting synchronization information to at least one second terminal through a second region included in the direct communication resource, and transmitting a data packet to at least one second terminal through a third region included in the direct communication resource.06-28-2012
20120163277METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING MULICAST CONNECTION - A method of establishing a multicast connection is provided. A mobile station transmits a registration request message for a discovery of a multicast service to the base station, and receives a registration response message from the base station in response to the registration request message. The mobile station exchanges a DSA request message and a DSA response message to the DSA request message with the base station, for a multicast connection on the multicast service. The mobile station receives a downlink control channel including allocation information of multicast resource from the base station.06-28-2012
20120163275METHOD OF PROVIDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VEHICLE AND ROADSIDE AND VEHICLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a method of providing vehicle wireless communication. In the method, a vehicle receives hand-over-related link information, which includes slot request information about slots requested by a vehicle to a roadside wireless communication device for hand-over of the vehicle, from a central control server. A hand-over preparation message, which includes the hand-over-related link information, is send to a vehicle wireless communication device connected to the vehicle. It is determined that the vehicle completed preparation for performance of the hand-over when a response message to the hand-over preparation message is received from the vehicle wireless communication device. Slots are allocated in consideration of the hand-over-related link information. Beacon frames, which include slot allocation information about the allocated slots, are transmitted to the vehicle wireless communication device. Accordingly, the vehicle wireless communication device and the roadside wireless communication device can reliably perform communication without interruption.06-28-2012
20120163274SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING MBMS BROADCASTING SERVICE - Disclosed are a system and a method for receiving an MBMS broadcasting service. In the present invention, in a mobile communication/wireless communication system, an MBMS service is provided by synchronizing a unicast bearer with a multicast bearer through scheduling information mapping at the time of transmitting a broadcast/multicast service through a unicast. Further, the present invention presents even a method for improving quality of experience (QoE) of the service by providing the MBMS service through the multicast bearer and the unicast bearer simultaneously. According to the present invention, MBMS services of various service qualities can be provided depending on wireless quality of a terminal or the capability of the terminal at the time of providing the MBMS service.06-28-2012
20120163272METHOD OF SETTING UP DYNAMIC MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE ZONE FOR PROVIDING MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION SERVICE - A technology of setting up a MBS zone for providing a mobile IPTV service is provided in which the MBS zone is effectively managed, so that QoS is prevented from being degraded due to the handover delay that is caused by a MBS handover occurring when a user moves between MBS zones.06-28-2012
20120163271DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION SERVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Provided is a data transmitting method for providing a machine type communication (MTC) service in a mobile communication system. The method includes subscribing, by the MTC device, to a multicast service, and recognizing, by the MTC device, at least one wirelessly announced multicast service and performing joining for a desired multicast service. In cases other than a case in which the MTC device performs the joining to transmit collected data information, the method further includes starting, by a broadcast multicast-service center, a session for the multicast service, performing group paging for at least one MTC device that will receive the multicast service, and transmitting multicast service-related data to the at least one MTC device that will receive the multicast service.06-28-2012
20120163270WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING DIVERSITY GAINS FOR MULTICAST SERVICES AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST SERVICES USING THE SYSTEM - There are provided a wireless communication system for providing diversity gains for multicast services and a method of providing a multicast service. According to the wireless communication system, by transmitting, when terminals are partially distributed in each cell, data to areas where no user exists so as to reduce interference between other MBS (Multicast Broadcast System) zones and other cells that transmit only unicast services, performance deterioration may be minimized.06-28-2012
20110182227Method For Enabling a Home Base Station to Choose Between Local and Remote Transportation of Uplink Data Packets - The present invention relates to methods and devices that allow for different types of transportation of data packets (07-28-2011
20110182226HEADER COMPRESSION ENHANCEMENT FOR BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICES - Methods and apparatus for compression of headers in broadcasting BCMCS services in a wireless communication system are described. Techniques used in BCMCS systems without feedback include sending static context information during BCMCS service initialization for use in a decompressor in a mobile station. Techniques used in BCMCS systems with feedback include receiving feedback from distributed mobile station decompressors and adjusting the broadcasting compressor in response to the feedback. Techniques that reduce the number of operating states in both the compressor and the decompressor are described. Techniques to classify flows so that a reduced number of contexts are used to compress/decompress session packet headers in a push-to-talk service are described.07-28-2011
20110182225SETTING UP A MULTICAST GROUP COMMUNICATION SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In an embodiment, a multicast communication session is setup at an access network within a wireless communications system, whereby the access network transmits an announce message announcing a current multicast communication session to a given group of access terminals within an initial cluster of sectors. The access network receives a registration request for the current multicast communication session from an access terminal, and selectively loads a stored cluster of sectors that supported a previous multicast communication session to the given group. The access network then turns on a multicast flow for the current multicast communication session within each sector of the stored cluster. In another embodiment, a multicast communication session is terminated whereby the access network stories a formation of the engaged cluster at or near the termination of the current multicast communication session, which can then be used during setup of a subsequent multicast communication session.07-28-2011
20110182229METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - A method and an apparatus for transmitting control information for multicast broadcast service (MBS) is provided. The method includes configuring one cell specific control channel for carrying cell specific control information; configuring at least one non-cell specific control channel for carrying non-cell specific control information; and transmitting the cell specific control channel and the non-cell specific control channel to a mobile station.07-28-2011
20110182228MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CORE NETWORK NODE, CONTROL STATION, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - A mobile communication system of the present invention is a mobile communication system including a mobile station, base stations each of which forms a cell and transmits MBMS data to the mobile station existing in the cell, control stations each of which controls a base station connected thereto, and further including a core network node that instructs each of the control stations connected thereto with respect to the frequency and timing for transmitting MBMS data in the cell, wherein each of the control stations establishes time synchronization with another control station and instructs the connected base station to set the cell to the frequency designated by the core network node and transmits, to the connected base station, the MBMS data in accordance with the transmission timing designated by the core network node and the mobile station then receives the MBMS data.07-28-2011
20120314643MULTICASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Disclosed herein are a multicasting system and method for a vehicular communication network. The multicasting system includes a plurality of roadside communication devices for communicating with a plurality of vehicular communication devices. Each of the roadside communication devices includes a communication unit for communicating with the plurality of vehicular communication devices and at least one neighboring roadside communication device, a beacon analysis unit for analyzing beacon frames when a slot allocation request is received from one of the vehicular communication devices, a determination unit for searching for a period in which a slot has not been allocated and determining whether a period for allocation of a slot to the vehicular communication device is present, and a slot allocation unit for allocating a slot period for multicasting of the vehicular communication device based on results of the determination of the determination unit.12-13-2012
20120314642Acquiring Method, Acquiring Apparatus and user Equipment for Multicast Control Channels (MCCHs) information - The present disclosure discloses a method for acquiring Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) information, which includes that: in a Multimedia Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) area which includes more than two MCCHs, when User Equipment (UE) detects that a interested MBMS service is started, the UE further determines whether a correspondence relationship between the interested MBMS service and the MCCHs exists, and the UE only acquires MCCH information corresponding to the interested MBMS service when the correspondence relationship exists, otherwise the UE acquires all MCCH information in the MBSFN area. The disclosure further discloses an apparatus and UE for acquiring MCCH information. It is ensured that UE in an overlapped MBSFN area receives a presently started MBMS service in time.12-13-2012
20120213146Scheme for Multi-Cell UL Sounding Transmission - The present invention provides a method, respective apparatuses, system and computer program product for obtaining channel state information in a coordinated multi-point transmission/reception communication network. The method includes allocating a first sounding resource to at least one of a plurality of user equipment in a coordinated multi-point transmission/reception communication network for transmitting sounding reference signal to a base station of a serving cell, and allocating a second sounding resource to the at least one user equipment for transmitting sounding reference signal to a base station of an interfering cell, wherein the first and the second sounding resource are different from each other.08-23-2012
20120213145MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RELAY STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO RELAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - In one embodiment, a relay station (08-23-2012
20120213143SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE CARRIER OPTIMIZATION FOR EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE - Techniques are provided for single carrier optimization. For example, there is provided a method that involves, in a subframe of a radio spectrum, allocating a first set of resource elements (REs) for multimedia broadcast over a single frequency network (MBSFN) transmissions, each symbol corresponding to each RE of the first set having a first cyclic prefix (CP) type. The method may involve allocating a second set of REs for unicast transmissions, each symbol corresponding to each RE of second set having a second CP type. The method may involve determining whether the first CP type and the second CP type are the same. The method may involve, in response to the first CP type and the second CP type being the same, combining the MBSFN transmissions and the unicast transmissions in the subframe according to the allocated first and second sets of REs.08-23-2012
20120213142NETWORK ELEMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNITS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING COMMUNICATIONS - A method for scheduling multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) transmissions in radio frames comprising subframes comprises receiving a plurality of different multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) user data for broadcasting to a plurality of wireless communication units. The method further comprises scheduling the different MBMS user data for broadcasting in respective subframes within a first radio frame; and scheduling a different subframe order of the different MBMS user data for broadcasting in respective subframes within a second radio frame wherein the varied subframe order is based on the MBMS service to be broadcast.08-23-2012
20120134313ACCESS POINT, L2 SWITCH AND METHOD OF SUPPORTING MULTICAST HANDOVER USING THE ACCESS POINT AND L2 SWITCH - An access point, a layer 2 switch, and multicast handover supporting method using the access point and the layer 2 switch are provided. According to the method of supporting multicast handover, when a mobile node is handed over from one cell to another while being provided with a multicast service in a wireless mobile communication network, the L2 switch performs multicast traffic routing in response to reception of MAC address information and multicast service source and group information from the access point. Hence, multicast traffic can be supported to be fast and seamlessly handed over within layer 2 network equipment.05-31-2012
20120134314CHANNEL SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE IN MULTICAST BROADCAST SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - A channel synchronization method, system and device in the multicast broadcast single frequency network are disclosed, which relate to wireless communication filed and are used to solve the problem of unable to ensure the base station to synchronously send the multi-points control channel (MCCH) message in the multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) region in the prior art. The specific scheme is: the network device in the MBSFN obtains multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service information and confirms the time resource and the frequency resource that bears MBMS service information. The network device sends the MBMS service information, the time resource and the frequency resource information to the base station in the MBSFN. The base station utilizing the time resource and the frequency resource sends the MBMS service information to the terminal via MBMS point to MCCH. Consequently the purpose that the base station synchronously sends the MBMS service message in the MBSFN is achieved.05-31-2012
20120134312APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN SCANNING INTERVAL AND MULTICAST INTERVAL IN BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - Scanning cycle synchronization of a multicast service in a broadband wireless access system is provided. Multicast group information of a multicast group to which a Mobile Station (MS) belongs is received at the MS from an application server. A scanning cycle pattern and a scan offset of a multicast service corresponding to the multicast group are determined. A scanning cycle of the multicast is set according to the scanning cycle pattern and the scan offset. Scanning and reception of multicast data are performed according to the scanning cycle.05-31-2012
20120134311Method and System for Allocating Resources to Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Control Channel - The invention discloses a method and a system for allocating resource to a multimedia broadcast multicast control channel, wherein the method includes: an upper level network element allocating at least one multicast subframe to the MCCH; the upper level network element transmitting MCCH resource allocation information to a lower level network element, indicating the lower level network element to transmit channel information of the MCCH in the at least one multicast subframe. The invention solves a problem of lack of consistency of allocation of physical resource to the MCCH, supports the UE to perform a combination for the received multi-cell MCH signals, enhances signal gain, and improves user experience.05-31-2012
20100189027RADIO TRANSMISSION METHOD, RADIO RECEPTION METHOD, RADIO TRANSMISSION-RECEPTION METHOD, RADIO TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RADIO RECEPTION APPARATUS, RADIO TRANSMISSION-RECEPTION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A radio communication base station apparatus, a radio communication terminal, and radio transmission and reception methods for a terminal to efficiently acquire the service status of the neighbor-cell before the terminal makes a cell change are provided. A subarea ID storage section 07-29-2010
20100195554REPEATING MULTICAST MESSAGE TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In an embodiment, an application server determines a priority associated with a given multicast message for transmission to at least one access terminal, configures the given multicast message to indicate the priority of the given multicast message and forwards the configured multicast message to an access network for transmission to the at least one access terminal a number of times based at least in part on the indicated priority. Alternatively, the application server can indicate, in the configured multicast message, the number of times to transmit the given multicast message. The priority, or number of times to transmit the given multicast message, can be conveyed to the access network by a flag inserted into the configured multicast message by the application server. The access network determines the number of times to transmit the given multicast message to the at least one access terminal based on the flag.08-05-2010
20120163265AUTONOMOUS NETWORK ACCESS CONGESTION AND COLLISION CONTROL - A mobile terminal receives a class identifier and receives a broadcast message with a backoff period definition for multiple classes of mobile terminals. The mobile terminal applies the class identifier to the backoff period definition to determine a backoff interval for the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal sends, to a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection request using the calculated backoff interval. Different backoff intervals are assigned to different classes of mobile terminals to control network access congestion at the base station.06-28-2012
20120213141ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CARRIERS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION - In a first configuration, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a configuration for an extension carrier. In addition, the apparatus receives MBMS information on the extension carrier on at least two subframes of a radio frame. In a second configuration, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a configuration for a carrier. In addition, the apparatus receives MBMS information on the carrier on at least seven subframes of a radio frame.08-23-2012
20090059835CENTRAL NODE, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - A disclosed base station includes a grouping unit configured to categorize mobile stations that are in the coverage area of the base station and in a multicast group into groups; and a content transmission unit configured to determine radio parameters for content based on at least supported frequency bands or transmission rates of the mobile stations in the respective groups and an available frequency band or a transmission rate of the base station and to transmit the content received from an upper node to the multicast group.03-05-2009
20090059833Wireless Multiple Connections and Method Thereof - The present invention provides a method for wireless transmission of a single packet flow from a network element. The method comprises establishing a first logical connection to a first wireless terminal for transmission of said single packet flow, determining at least one traffic parameter, establishing at least a second logical connection to the wireless terminal depending on said traffic parameter, for transmission of said single packet flow and transmitting the single packet flow using at least one of the first and second logical connections to the wireless terminal.03-05-2009
20090059832METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING COMMONALITY IN DATA STREAMS03-05-2009
20090059830METHOD OF SIGNALLING, A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - First and second data is transmitted simultaneously by modulating a first set of signal constellation points, corresponding to the first data, with second data thereby creating a second set of constellation points. The second set of constellation points comprises two subsets corresponding to two values of the first data. The constellation points are selected such that the minimum distance between the first and second subsets is not less than the minimum distance between the constellation points of the first set of constellation points.03-05-2009
20120170504Controlling a Transmission of Information in a Wireless Communication Network With a Relay Node - The present invention relates to a transmission of information in a wireless communication network between a radio access node (07-05-2012
20100309834CHANNEL CHARACTERIZATION AND TRAINING WITHIN MULTIPLE USER, MULTIPLE ACCESS, AND/OR MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Channel characterization and training within multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communications. Within such communication systems, there can be a number of devices (e.g., STAs) that communicate with a single device (e.g., AP). A multi-cast sounding frame may be transmitted from a transmitting device to a number of receiving devices. Appropriate scheduling or ordering of feedback signals from some or all of the receiving devices may be performed explicitly (e.g., sounding frame sent from the transmitting device to a receiving device) or implicitly (e.g., control information sent from the transmitting device to the receiving device, sounding frame sent to the transmitting device from the receiving device). Such characterization and training is with respect to a channel or path in which data will subsequently follow. Such characterization and training can be performed in accordance with group membership (e.g., with respect to only some of the receiving devices).12-09-2010
20120076068Data Transmission Method, System and Apparatus Thereof - Disclosed are a data transmission method, a system and an apparatus, which are used to meet transmission quality requirements of data on multiple kinds of logic channels in the event that multiple kinds of logic channels related to multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) are mapped to the same transmission channel. The data transmission method provided by the present invention includes that: a network side determines multiple kinds of modulation and coding schemes (MCSs) needed to be adopted when multiple kinds of logic channels are mapped to the same transmission channel, and notifies a terminal of correspondence between logic channels and MCSs; using MCSs needed to be adopted, the network side performs modulation and coding for the data on logic channels mapped to the transmission channel, then transmits it to the terminal through the transmission channel.03-29-2012
20120076067Method And Apparatus In A Plurality Of Rendezvous Points For Together Processing Multicast Traffics From Mobile Multicast Source - The invention proposes method and apparatus in a plurality of rendezvous points for together processing multicast traffics from mobile multicast source. Wherein, a first rendezvous point and at least one second rendezvous point compose an anycast group which is used for sharing the processing task of the multicast data packets of the mobile multicast source point together, the first rendezvous point and the at least one second rendezvous point share a route forwarding table, the route forwarding table comprises corresponding relation among the care-of-address, the home address and the multicast address of one or more multicast sources. The first rendezvous point obtains the multicast data packets, forwards the multicast data packets to the at least one second rendezvous point, when needing to forward the multicast data packets to the at least one second rendezvous point; the first rendezvous point searches the route forwarding table, according to address information of the multicast packet; determines the corresponding shared multicast tree, when the address information matches the care-of address and/or home address and matches the multicast address of an candidate multicast source; and forwards the multicast data packet according to the shared multicast tree.03-29-2012
20120076066TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD OF UPLINK PACKET DATA TRANSMISSION - A mobile station (MS) transmits a first data flow to a first group of base stations with a first power offset, transmits a second data flow to a second group of base stations, and further transmits a pilot signal. A radio network controller (RNC) controls the power of the pilot signal power based on reception errors of the second data flow, calculates the first power offset based on signaled required level of the first power offset from base stations (BTS) of the first group which calculate the required level of the first power offset based on an occurrence of retransmission, and signals the calculated first power offset to the mobile station.03-29-2012
20120076065Method, System and Apparatus for Providing Modulation and Coding Mode used by Multicast Service Macro Diversity - A method, system and apparatus are provided for modulation and coding mode used by multicast service macro diversity. A message containing relevant information of modulation and coding mode(s) used by an MBS zone is sent in the MBS zone. The MS receives the message, analyzes other messages in the MBS zone according to the relevant information of the modulation and coding mode(s) contained in this message, and receives MBS service data according to the analyzed result upon other messages in the MBS zone. The invention resolves the problem that an entity is required to uniformly manage the coding and modulation mode definition of each cell in the prior art, as well as the problem that the DCD count in the DL-MAP message has to be continuously tracked in the prior art.03-29-2012
20120076064 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DYNAMIC SCHEDULING INFORMATION BASED ON MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICES - The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for processing multicast/broadcast services based dynamic scheduling information. The method comprises: network side allocating multicast resources, wherein, in one scheduling period, one of the following ways is used for the allocation: (1) configuring each multicast service channel with a flag indicating whether it is scheduled; (2) configuring a scheduled multicast service channel with a flag indicating it is scheduled; (3) configuring an un-scheduled multicast service channel with a flag indicating it is not scheduled; (4) allocating an SFN multicast/broadcast subframe number having a special value or not allocating a multicast/broadcast subframe number to an un-scheduled multicast service channel; and the network side transmitting the dynamic scheduling information according to the allocated multicast resources. The present invention saves UE electric energy.03-29-2012
20120076063Single Frequency Multicast Broadcasting Network Subframe, Method and Device for Sending User Data Channel - The present invention discloses a multicast broadcast single frequency network subframe. The multicast broadcast single frequency network subframe is used as a physical resource of a user transmission data channel; in the multicast broadcast single frequency network subframe, except symbols of a physical downlink control channel, other symbols adopt the same cyclic prefix as subframe 0 in a local cell. The present invention also discloses a user data channel transmission method and device, and a user physical resource determining device. By using the subframe, the transmission method and device, and the determining device, the performance of the LTE-A system can be improved.03-29-2012
20120076062METHOD, PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK AND BASE STATION ENTITY - A method for transmission of data within a public land mobile network from a base station entity to a first user equipment and to at least one other user equipment includes: providing a Shared Control Channel including a plurality of first sub-channels; providing a Physical Downlink Shared Channel comprising a plurality of second sub-channels, wherein each of the plurality of second sub-channels used for transmission of data to the first user equipment or the at least one other user equipment is referenced by a respective first sub-channel out of the plurality of first sub-channels; and performing downlink transmission of identical content to the first user equipment and to the at least one other user equipment.03-29-2012
20120314644MULTICAST MOBILE USER - The invention refers to a method in a wireless data communication network (12-13-2012
20120314645RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - Provided are a wireless communication base station device and a wireless communication method by which overhead is reduced in MBMS of LTE. An MBMS SIB creating section (12-13-2012
20120176953APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for providing a multicast service in a communication system and an apparatus for implementing the method are provided in the present invention. The communication system comprises at least one user equipment and a server for providing a service to the at least one user equipment. The method comprises steps of: determining, by the server, an MBMS multicast group to provide a multicast service; transmitting, by the server, MBMS service control information required to provide an MBMS service to user equipments within the MBMS multicast group, to a BM-SC in an e-MBMS network; determining, by the BM-SC, an MBMS service area and triggering in the MBMS service area an MBMS bearer setup procedure for user equipments within the MBMS multicast group, based on the received MBMS service control information; forwarding, by the server, data to provide a service to the BM-SC; and distributing, by the BM-SC, the data to each of the user equipments within the MBMS multicast group, via the set up MBMS bearer. The method according to the present invention enables to perform multicast within an MBMS multicast group in case that the multicast is not supported by a radio network.07-12-2012
20120176952METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POWER EFFICIENT BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for content multicasting and broadcasting and data unicasting in a broadband multicarrier wireless communication system. A base station is configured to transmit, and a mobile station is configured to receive, a sequence of consecutive frames. The frames comprise two types: frames containing time-frequency resources for content multicasting and broadcasting via a single frequency network, and frames containing time-frequency resources for data unicasting without the use of a single frequency network. The two types of frames are intermixed in accordance with an intermixing configuration pattern. The intermixing configuration pattern is indicated by a bit-map contained in a scheduling signal.07-12-2012
20100272002METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - A terminal receives a map scheduling interval that is set to be greater than a multicast and broadcast service map transmission cycle by a base station from the base station, and receives a multicast and broadcast service map from the base station according to the received map scheduling interval.10-28-2010
20100272003SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - Provided are a scheduling apparatus and method for a multicast broadcast service. Scheduling information is configured with at least one of information related to a location in which each multicast broadcast service, which is identified by a unique identifier within one scheduling period, starts and information related to a location in which each multicast broadcast service ends, and a scheduling block including the configured scheduling information is generated. There is an advantage that power management of user equipment is easy, and a time delay when initially entering the MBMS and a channel change time when selecting a different MBMS are reduced.10-28-2010
20100272001SCHEDULING TRANSMISSION OF MESSAGES RELATING TO MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) - In a network, at least first and second messages (10-28-2010
20100272000BASE STATION, MOBILE APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - A base station, a mobile apparatus, and a communication method thereof for multicast and broadcast service (MBS) are provided. The base station and the mobile apparatus belong to an MBS zone. The base station sets an indicator in a control channel allocation of a frame. The indicator is related to a cell-specific MBS configuration of the base station. The control channel allocation is an allocation that the mobile apparatus has to read when it is in power-saving mode and when it has to receive MBS data. The MBS data is related to the MBS zone. The mobile apparatus reads the indicator in power-saving mode and can derive the cell-specific MBS configuration according to the indicator. The mobile apparatus does not have to search the whole frame to derive the cell-specific MBS configuration.10-28-2010
20100271999Relay Link HARQ Operation - A method for preventing a relay node from missing a transmission from an access node. The method includes, when a ten millisecond periodicity is used for Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes, setting a time between an uplink grant from the access node to the relay node and an acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement message (ACK/NACK) from the access node to the relay node equal to ten milliseconds. The method further includes, when a forty millisecond periodicity is used for MBSFN subframes, the access node sending the relay node an asynchronous grant for an uplink retransmission when a data packet is missed, and when the relay node receives the grant for the uplink retransmission, the relay node retransmitting the missed data packet.10-28-2010
20100302988SUPPORT OF MOBILE TERMINALS IN A MULTICAST OR BROADCAST SERVICE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF BEARERS - The invention relates to a method providing a multicast or broadcast service to (the user of) a mobile terminal via a radio access network of a mobile communication system. The multicast or broadcast service is associated to a plurality of bearers for providing the multicast or broadcast service: Further, the invention relates to a mobile terminal for providing a multicast or broadcast service to a user, and to a network entity for providing a multicast or broadcast service to a mobile terminal via a radio access network of a mobile communication system. To enable the correct reception of the broadcast or multicast service at the mobile terminal, the invention proposes to provide the mobile terminal with information on the individual (layered/alternative/complementary) bearers' relationships. The bearers' relationships are provided in service description information for the multicast or broadcast service which indicates the bearers associated to the multicast or broadcast service and predetermined bearer combinations among the plurality of bearers.12-02-2010
20100302986APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MCBCS PROXY SELECTION FOR MCBCS AND MACRO DIVERSITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for supporting MultiCast and BroadCast Service (MCBCS) proxy selection for MCBCS and macro diversity in a wireless communication system is provided. The apparatus and method selects a first MCBCS proxy among MCBCS proxies in the plurality of ASNs as a master MCBCS proxy, and selects other MCBCS proxies except for the first MCBCS proxy as slave MCBCS proxies, and the first MCBCS proxy transmits information for macro diversity to the slave MCBCS proxies, wherein the master MCBCS proxy first receives an MCBCS join message from a Mobile Station (MS) in one Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) zone.12-02-2010
20100302985METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BASED ON INTERFRAME DEPENDENCIES - Methods and apparatus are provided for reliably transmitting data. A method comprises identifying a metric for a first frame of a plurality of frames, wherein the metric is indicative of decoding significance for the first frame among the plurality of frames. When the metric corresponds to a relatively high decoding significance, the method further comprises transmitting the first frame in accordance with an enhanced transmission scheme. When the metric corresponds to a relatively low decoding significance, the method further comprises transmitting the first frame in accordance with a default transmission scheme. The reliability of the enhanced transmission scheme is greater than the reliability of the default transmission scheme.12-02-2010
20100302984Method and apparatus for mobile broadcast and multicast using randomized transmit signal phases in a single frequency network - A base station transmitter for a broadcast/multicast single frequency network may include a base station component configured to randomize a phase of the signal for the base station transmitter to transmit, wherein the base station transmitter is configured to transmit a signal having a frequency common to a frequency of a signal sent by another base station component in the network. A method for improving performance of single frequency networks may include transmitting single frequency signals from base stations with pseudo-random phases including in the signals, data that permits a receiver compatible with the network to synchronously replicate the pseudo-random phases used in the transmission of the single frequency signals.12-02-2010
20100008281Broadcast and multicast in single frequency networks using othrogonal space-time codes - In one embodiment, a method of transmitting includes assigning column vectors of a generalized orthogonal space time code matrix to coverage areas of a plurality of base stations such that each coverage area is assigned one column vector. The same data is transmitted from each of the plurality of base stations in the coverage areas such that the data transmitted in each coverage area is transmitted using the column vector assigned to the coverage area.01-14-2010
20100008280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST SERVICES - A network element (for providing multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) over a communication system that comprises a broadcast multicast service centre (BM-SC) wherein the network element comprises logic for allocating broadcast control plane traffic to at least one first radio network control entity dedicated to handle control plane traffic and allocating broadcast data plane traffic to at least one second radio network control entity dedicated to handle data plane traffic.01-14-2010
20100008283FRAME STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT MULTICAST COOPERATIVE RELAY SCHEMES - A plurality of time frame structures that support the use of multicast cooperative relay schemes are disclosed. These time frame structures are used in IEEE 802.16j networks as well as other wireless networks. Furthermore, modifications to the frame structures used in IEEE 802.16j networks are disclosed.01-14-2010
20100284321METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - A method for transmitting data includes: acquiring a Multicast and Broadcast Service Mapping Information Element (MBS_MAP_IE) and MBS data corresponding to the MBS_MAP_IE; wherein the MBS_MAP_IE carries a parameter for indicating the frame position of the next MBS_MAP_IE; setting a sleep duration according to the parameter for indicating the frame position of the next MBS_MAP_IE; and acquiring the next MBS_MAP_IE and MBS data corresponding to the next MBS_MAP_IE when the sleep duration expires.11-11-2010
20100265870Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network Subframe Physical Downlink Control Channel Design - A relay node comprising a processor configured such that the relay node transmits a multicast/broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe including a control portion without a data portion, wherein the control portion comprises additional information assigned to any available resource elements (REs). Also included is a user agent (UA) comprising a processor configured such that the UA receives a MBSFN subframe including a control portion without a data portion, wherein the control portion comprises additional information assigned to any available REs. Also included is a method of wireless communication comprising transmitting a MBSFN subframe including a control portion without a data portion, wherein the control portion comprises additional information assigned to any available REs. Also included is a method of wireless communication comprising receiving a MBSFN subframe including a control portion without a data portion, wherein the control portion comprises additional information assigned to any available REs.10-21-2010
20100265869Apparatus and Method for Basic Multicast Support for Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol Version Six (IPv6) - An apparatus comprising a mobile access gateway (MAG) configured to receive a tunneled multicast packet from a local mobility anchor (LMA), decapsulate the tunneled multicast packet, and forward the multicast packet to a mobile node (MN). A network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a request message tunneled by a MAG for a MN, wherein the request message indicates that the MN wants to join a multicast group, decapsulating the tunneled message, connecting to a router for the multicast group, receiving a multicast packet from the router, and sending a tunneled multicast packet to the MN via the MAG, wherein the tunneled multicast packet has at least three Internet Protocol (IP) layer or layer 10-21-2010
20100265868MBMS BEARER ESTABLISHMENT RECONFIGURATION AND RELEASE - The invention provides for a method of MBMS bearer control in a mobile radio communications network by way of NAS signaling, the method including employing a NAS signal for the control of a plurality of MBMS bearers and so as to allow for bearer establishment, reconfiguration and release in a signal step.10-21-2010
20100265867MANAGEMENT OF SESSION CONTROL SIGNALING FOR MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICES - The invention relates to a method for distributing control signaling for session control of a multicast or broadcast service within a mobile communication network. Furthermore the invention also provides a base station, mobile terminal and communication system to perform the proposed method. In order to reduce the number of signaling connections for the service, the invention proposes to avoid the initial distribution of session control signaling in the entire mobile communications network or service area. Rather than providing service related control signaling connections upon session start, the control signaling connections are set up in response to service requests of the mobile terminals requesting the service. According to one further aspect, the mobile terminals send the service requests based on service announcements available at the mobile terminals, i.e. in contrast to conventional implementations, the mobile terminals do not await a notification of the access network on the availability of the service within the cell.10-21-2010
20100265866EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE ACCESS GATEWAY, BASE STATION AND METHODS THEREOF - The present invention provides an Evolved Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (EMBMS) access gateway supporting network multicast, comprising: receiving/responding means for receiving a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) Session Start message from a Broadcast/Multicast-Service Center (BM-SC) and for returning a response message to the BM-SC after receiving the MBMS Session Start message; storage means for storing a mapping relationship between respective MBMS service areas (SAs) and respective base stations; determining means for determining base station(s) associated with the MBMS based on the stored mapping relationship when the receiving/responding means receives the MBMS Session Start message; and transmitting means for transmitting the MBMS Session Start message to the determined bases station(s).10-21-2010
20100265865MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS IN A WIRELESS MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for multiplexing and transmitting multiple data streams are described. Transmission of the multiple data streams occurs in “super-frames”. Each super-frame has a predetermined time duration and is further divided into multiple (e.g., four) frames. Each data block for each data stream is outer encoded to generate a corresponding code block. Each code block is partitioned into multiple subblocks, and each data packet in each code block is inner encoded and modulated to generate modulation symbols for the packet. The multiple subblocks for each code block are transmitted in the multiple frames of the same super-frame, one subblock per frame. Each data stream is allocated a number of transmission units in each super-frame and is assigned specific transmission units to achieve efficient packing. A wireless device can select and receive individual data streams.10-21-2010
20120224522METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTICAST SERVICE - In a method of managing a multicast service, a mobile station receives a message including multicast service flow update information from a base station that belongs to a multicast group zone including a base station set having at least one base station. The mobile station updates a parameter associated with a multicast service flow of the multicast service based on the multicast service flow update information. The multicast service flow update information includes a new multicast group zone ID, current multicast service identification information, and new multicast service identification information mapped to the current multicast service identification information.09-06-2012
20090323576APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING TIME STAMP TO PROVIDE MULTICAST SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for transmitting a time stamp to provide a multicast service by a base station in a communication system is provided. Upon receipt of a multicast service request from a first terminal, the base station determines whether a second terminal exists that was receiving data of the multicast service before the multicast service request is received. The base station determines whether the multicast service data is being transmitted to the second terminal in a unicast manner when the second terminal exists. The base station allocates a first multicast Connection Identifier (CID) and a first time stamp of an earliest order to the second terminal when the multicast service data is being transmitted to the second terminal in a unicast manner. After allocating the first time stamp to the second terminal, the base station allocates the first multicast CID and a second time stamp having a next earliest order to the first terminal. The base station transmits the first time stamp and the second time stamp using a resource allocation message. The first time stamp and the second time stamp represent different playback times of the multicast service data.12-31-2009
20100296427Soft-Buffer Management of a Re-Transmission Protocol for Unicast and Multicast Transmissions - The invention relates to a method for transmitting data packets between an eNodeB and a mobile node (MN) when simultaneously using the HARQ protocol with soft-combining for unicast and multicast transmissions. Unicast transmissions are assigned to HARQ processes by the eNB, whereas multicast transmissions need to be assigned to a HARQ process by the MN. According to a first aspect, the soft-buffer memory is strictly separated into a unicast and multicast section, and HARQ protocol operations for unicast and multicast are independent. Due to the separation, the eNB can still correctly assign the unicast transmissions to a HARQ process. According to a second aspect, the soft-buffer is not separated but commonly used for unicast and multicast. However, in order for the eNB to still be able to correctly assign the unicast transmissions to a free HARQ process, the MN assigns the multicast transmission depending on a rule, known also to the eNB.11-25-2010
20120188933Radio Resource Usage Optimisation In A Packet Network - A method of optimising the use of radio resources in a mobile radio communication system during a combinational multimedia session involving circuit switched and packet switched sessions between user terminals, the method comprising: disabling an in-sequence delivery option of packets between radio network control nodes of the radio access network(s) serving the user terminals for said packet switched session.07-26-2012
20120188931STRUCTURE OF AN EFFICIENT RELAY MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL PROTOCOL DATA UNIT IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD USING SAME - A broadband wireless access system including a relay station and a structure of a relay medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) are disclosed. A method in which a base station (ABS) transmits data for a plurality of mobile stations (AMSs) to a relay station (ARS) in a broadband wireless access system includes generating second transmission unit data using a plurality of first transmission unit data oriented toward the plurality of mobile stations and using mobile station identifier information for indicating mobile stations to which each of the plurality of first transmission data unit data is to be transmitted and transmitting the second transmission unit data to the relay station.07-26-2012
20120188930Method and system for sending and transmitting MBMS paging indication signaling - A method and system for sending and transmitting a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) paging indicating signaling are disclosed. A network side assigns bit resource which bearing an Multipoint Control Channel (MCCH) modification indication for each MCCH according to the available resource of paging indicating signaling and the maximum number of MCCHs supported by a cell, and configures mapping information of each MCCH modification indication on the paging indicating signaling; the network side makes the MCCH modification indication corresponding to the configured MCCH included in the paging indicating signaling before transmitting the paging indicating signaling. The subject application can be applied to a cell having a plurality of MCCHs and is not suffered from the number change of the MCCHs. The application can be easily carried out. The application can be easily carried out, and the UE determines whether the content of the MCCH has changed only according to the MCCH modification indication corresponding to the MCCH concerned by the UE.07-26-2012
20120188929Scalable Video Multicast with Non-Overlapping Beamforming Antennas - A method includes initializing transmission of multicast data with non-overlapping beamforming antennas by a wireless access point responsive to multiple clients; determining a beam pattern for transmission of the data by the access point responsive to feedback on a signal-to-noise-ratio SNR of each client under every beam pattern; and scheduling a multicast of the data to the clients responsive to the determining and to one of an optimal beam streaming configuration and a sub-optimal beam streaming configuration for partitioning the beam patterns into groups for creating composite beam patterns associated with assigned modulation coding and video streams.07-26-2012
20120263095Contention Based Resource Configuration Method and Apparatus - A contention based resource configuration method is disclosed. The method includes: configuring, by a network device, a contention based resource parameter, wherein the contention based resource parameter comprises one or any combination of the following: a period and/or a frequency of a contention based resource block, the number of contention based resource blocks allocated once, a size of the contention based resource block, a modulation and coding scheme, and expected reception power; and notifying, by the network device, a user equipment of the contention based resource parameter. Through the technical solutions provided by the embodiments of the present invention, a network side may allocate a contention based resource more properly, and the user equipment may know the contention based resource parameter and use the contention based resource more properly and flexibly.10-18-2012
20120263092APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTITUTING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR A MULTI-CAST BROADCAST SERVICE - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for constituting control information for at least one subframe allocation pattern for a multi-cast broadcast service. The method compares periods of radio frame units for each of subframe allocation patterns, sets up a unit period in which at least one subframe allocation pattern is repeated, and sets up control information containing subframe information allocated for a multi-cast broadcast service in the unit period set in the previous step. The method of the present invention enables, for example, efficient separation of MBSFN subframe for an MBMS from other MBSFN subframes.10-18-2012
20120263093Control Channel Coordination in Heterogeneous Networks - An apparatus, method, system and computer program product provide control channel coordination in heterogeneous networks. Parameters are provided indicating the availability of resources, wherein a resource is defined as an available radio frequency per time interval, and parameters indicate configuration of a physical channel configured for downlink control, for a physical control channel configured for format indication, and for a physical channel configured for HARQ indication, for use in both of two different communication cells providing radio communication services for terminals located therein. Further, a first resource allocation set and a second resource allocation set are determined, wherein determinations of the first resource allocation set and the second resource allocation set are made to be as mutually disjoint in resource allocation as possible in consideration of the parameters.10-18-2012
20120263094Systems and Methods for Indicating Buffered Data at an Access Point Using an Embedded Traffic Indication Map - Stations in standby mode periodically wake up to check for buffered data at the access points. Traditionally, the information is available by checking the periodic beacon frame for a traffic indication map (TIM). Unfortunately, the length of beacons has steadily increased with the progression of the various wireless standards requiring stations to wake up for longer periods to merely check for buffered data. Several approaches are disclosed which address this shortcoming, including the broadcast of TIM frames, the partial reception of beacon frames and the use of an embedded TIM frame within a beacon frame.10-18-2012
20120263090Frequency selective transmission within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communications - Frequency selective transmission within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communications. Adaptation among different respective sub-channels and/or channels is effectuated within a wireless communication system. Such a wireless communication system may include an access point (AP) and one or more wireless stations (STAs). The respective channelization employed for various communications between the devices within such a wireless communication system may be adapted based upon any of a number of considerations. For example, a receiver communication device may indicate to a transmitter communication device one or more preferred sub-channels and/or channels on which subsequent communications are to be performed. Alternatively, a transmitter communication device may employ such information provided from one or more receiver communication devices as one of multiple respective considerations regarding which one or more sub-channels and/or channels on which subsequent communications are to be performed.10-18-2012
20120263091METHOD FOR RECOVERING A FRAME THAT FAILED TO BE TRANSMITTED IN A MU-MIMO BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus of transmitting in a wireless communication system is provided. A transmitter generates a group management frame including a group information and position information and a data frame including a group control information having a group identifier for each of a plurality of groups. The group information indicates whether the receiver is a member of each of the plurality of groups. The position information indicates a position of at least one stream corresponding to at least one group of which the receiver is a member.10-18-2012
20120263089DEMAND-BASED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE MANAGEMENT - A method or system for managing demand-based multicast services in a wireless communications system (WCS) capable of both unicast and multicast signaling may include providing content requested by a mobile entity in an area of the WCS via a unicast session, determining that a concurrent demand level for the content exceeds a defined threshold for the area of the WCS, and initiating a multicast session for the content in the area of the WCS, in response to determining the concurrent demand level has exceeded the threshold. The method or system may include more detailed operations or aspects for measuring the concurrent demand level, transitioning signaling between unicast and multicast modes, communicating between network components, or related functions.10-18-2012
20110116434Reliable Synchronization Apparatus And Method Within A Multicast And Broadcast Service Zone - A reliable synchronization apparatus and method within a multicast and broadcast service (MBS) zone having m sync executers (SEs) belonging to n retransmission zones is provided. Each retransmission zone has a selected leader SE and other member SEs. The apparatus comprises a sync controller and the n selected leader SEs. When the Sync controller multicasts a sync ruler to all SEs in a retransmission zone, the leader SE that loses the Sync ruler sends a NACK message to request the sync controller to retransmit the sync ruler. An election is triggered for updating leader information and announcing election to all SEs. The member SE that loses the sync ruler sends a NACK message to request its leader or the Sync controller to retransmit the sync ruler.05-19-2011
20120257561SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTICASTING USING PERSONAL AREA NETWORK "PAN" WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY - Systems and methods for multicasting using Bluetooth low energy are described herein. In one embodiment, a first device advertises multicasting capabilities over one or more channels using a first type of advertising packet. One or more receiving devices scan the one or more channels for the first type of advertising packets to identify the first device as a multicasting capable device. Further, the one or more receiving devices request information from the first device as to the channel and timing of transmission of the multicasting data. The one or more receiving devices use the requested information to listen for the multicasting data on the appropriate channel.10-11-2012
20120257560Cellular data bandwidth optimization using social networking concepts - A bandwidth optimization system to optimize bandwidth usage of a cellular data network is described. This is achieved by organizing data at interactive content cache server (10-11-2012
20120257563METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A MULTICAST SERVICE INITIATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Method and a system for multicast service notification in cellular telephone system to enable the cellular telephone systems to provide both multicast and point-to-point services are disclosed. Several embodiments describe the signaling interaction between an access network and subscriber stations belonging to a multicast group to allow the access network to properly notify the subscriber stations of a the multicast service. Such a signaling further allows the subscriber stations to recognize the multicast service notification to participate in the multicast service.10-11-2012
20120082083Polling Method and Apparatus for Long Term Evolution Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services - A device for wirelessly communicating a service to user equipment is provided. The device includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The processor is programmed to promote the transmitter polling to determine whether user equipment desire a service and responsive to receiving, via the receiver, at least one user equipment request for the service, the processor programmed to promote the transmitter providing a point-to-multipoint (PTM) broadcast of the service.04-05-2012
20120082082FRAMEWORK FOR COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION BASED ON A MULTICELL MAC/RRC DESIGN - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, two or more cells are configured to perform coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission for one or more user equipment devices with a common media access control (MAC) or a common radio resource control (RRC). Measurement information is received from the one or more user equipment devices. One or more of the cells may be deactivated, or one or more additional cells may be activated for coordinated multipoint transmission based at least in part on the measurement information.04-05-2012
20090016255PEER TO PEER MULTIPLE IDENTIFIERS - In an ad hoc peer-to-peer type network during peer discovery, information relating to an identifier associated with users of various devices is broadcast to other devices in an efficient manner. Two or more identifiers can be processed to produce a single value (e.g., bit vector) that is transmitted for the purpose of peer discovery, thus mitigating the need to broadcast the two or more identifiers separately. A public identifier can be converted to a private temporary identifier and the private temporary identifier can be used as one of the inputs to the operation producing the single value to be transmitted. The aspects are not limited to peer discovery and can include broadcasting by inanimate objects or broadcasting of services, functions or interests.01-15-2009
20090016254Point-to-Multipoint Service Communication - Among a plurality of point-to-multipoint control channels provided by a cell, a particular point-to-multipoint control channel is selected according to a preferred way of receiving the point-to-multipoint service. Control information related to the point-to-multipoint service is received through the selected point-to-multipoint control channel, and then the point-to-multipoint service is received according to the control information.01-15-2009
20120230243METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY RECEIVING BROADCAST CONTROL MESSAGE USING MAC PDU HEADER IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of driving a terminal for receiving a broadcast control message formed of a MAC PDU from a wireless access system. The method includes receiving at least one broadcast control message from a base station in a resource region where a broadcast control message is transmitted, extracting broadcast control message type information that represents the kind of a broadcast control message included in the header of the received broadcast control message, and checking the extracted broadcast control message type information and determining whether payload of the received broadcast message is decoded.09-13-2012
20120230241METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting and receiving control information for a specific service in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method of transmitting control information for a specific service in a wireless communication system which uses multiple carriers includes transmitting notification indication information to at least one user equipment, the notification indication information including information related to a channel resource region through which control information for the specific service is transmitted, and transmitting a notification message to the at least one user equipment through the channel resource region indicated by the information related to the channel resource region, the notification including control information.09-13-2012
20110122805METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CLIENT INITIATED TRANSMISSIONS IN MULTIPLE-USER COMMUNICATION SCHEMES - A method for wireless communications is disclosed that includes receiving a plurality of requests to transmit data from a plurality of apparatuses; determining resource allocation for a set of apparatuses in the plurality of apparatuses, wherein the determination is based on the plurality of requests; and transmitting a message comprising the resource allocation to the set of apparatuses to permit data transmission. Another method for wireless communications is disclosed that includes contending for access to a medium based on a request, by an apparatus, with a plurality of other apparatuses; receiving a message, the message comprising a resource allocation based on requests from the apparatus and the other apparatuses, wherein the resource allocation permits data transmission from the apparatus and some of the other apparatuses; and transmitting data by the apparatus based on the message. Apparatuses for performing the methods are also disclosed.05-26-2011
20100054168WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, ACCESS POINT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - When a wireless communication station, which is about to communicate while intermittently receiving a multicast service, transmits, to an access point, a request packet describing information on the multicast service and an intermittent reception request, the access point describes, in a packet, intermittent reception timing information corresponding to the multicast service information described in this request packet, and replies with this packet to the wireless communication station. The wireless communication station reads the intermittent reception timing information from the received packet, and performs transition to the Awake state or the Doze state according to this intermittent reception timing. The access point, on the other hand, transmits the multicast packet to the wireless communication station according to the intermittent reception timing.03-04-2010
20080298293PEER-TO-PEER GROUP CALL SUPPORT IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for supporting telecommunications over a wide area network. The method can include receiving telecommunications content and a group identifier from a first remote unit (12-04-2008
20080298294Inter-Domain Group-Communications - The invention relates to group communication services, i.e. communication services involving two or more users (or service participants). The invention provides a method for distributing multicast data of a multicast service to different domains and a method for distributing multicast data to service participants in a domain. Further, the invention relates to a control node and system implementing the respective methods. To improve resource utilization when providing a multicast service, including inter alia PoC services, to service participants the invention provides mechanisms to avoid unnecessary multiplication of multicast data in the distribution tree for multicast services with service participants of different domains. For this purpose the controlling node that is initiating the multicast service upon request determined to which domains the multicast data is to be provided and only forwards the multicast data on a per-domain basis. Another aspect of the invention is the avoidance of unnecessary duplications of multicast data within individual domains.12-04-2008
20080291859Fm Multiplex Broadcasting System, Fm Multiplex Broadcasting Method, and Receiver - An FM multiplex broadcasting system includes a central server for creating or managing data for FM multiplex broadcast and community servers connected to the central server over the Internet. The data for FM multiplex broadcast is transmitted from the central server to the community servers to provide FM multiplex broadcast containing the data for FM multiplex broadcast to specific areas through the community servers. With this, only specific information out of a content broadcasted by FM broadcast under viewers' condition can be reproduced or stored.11-27-2008
20120327837METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY ALERTS TO MOBILE DEVICES - A method of providing emergency alerts to a plurality of user devices is provided. A gateway device determines, for each of the plurality of user devices, a network address that uniquely corresponds to the user device. An emergency alert associated with a predetermined region is determined. A subset of the plurality of user devices located substantially in the predetermined region is determined. The emergency alert is then provided to the subset of the plurality of user devices located substantially in the predetermined region via the network addresses of the subset of the plurality of user devices.12-27-2012
20120327839RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF TRANSMITTING A RETRANSMISSION PACKET - A radio communication apparatus includes a scheduling unit configured to determine a resource block based on an allocation pattern of resource blocks, where frames in which multiple resource blocks are arranged in a frequency direction are repeatedly formed in a time direction, the allocation pattern using a frame number as a variable. The radio communication apparatus also includes a transmitting unit configured to transmit a packet according to the resource block determined by the scheduling unit.12-27-2012
20120327836CONVERGED WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK - One embodiment of the present invention provides a wireless network controller. The wireless network controller includes a data structure, a tunnel management scheme, an encapsulation mechanism, and a forwarding mechanism. The data structure stores a TRILL RBridge identifier associated with a remote wireless network controller. The tunnel management mechanism maintains a tunnel with a local access point, and the encapsulation mechanism encapsulates a packet received from the tunnel with a TRILL header which includes the RBridge identifier of the remote wireless network controller. The forwarding mechanism forwards the encapsulated packet.12-27-2012
20120327838METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTICAST/BROADCAST FRAME IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - A method for transmitting multicast frames by a transmitter in a wireless local area network is provided. The method includes: receiving a first directed multicast service (DMS) request frame from a first receiver; receiving a second DMS frame from a second receiver; transmitting a DMS response frame to the first receiver and the second receiver; transmitting a VHT-SIG A field; and transmitting each data unit to the first receiver and the second receiver by a multi user-multiple input multiple output transmission. The first and second DMS request frames are transmitted for requesting DMS. The DMS response frame includes a response type indicating whether the requested DMS is accepted as the DMS for a multi user transmission.12-27-2012
20110038299COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD - Efficient use of an identification information group (MAC ID) region which is assigned to a mobile station apparatus by a base station apparatus, and reduction in an uplink resource for making a request from the mobile station apparatus to the base station apparatus to start transmission of an MBMS service, are realized. In a mobile communication system which provides a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), a mobile station apparatus communicates with a base station apparatus. A control unit 02-17-2011
20110038298SYSTEM, METHOD, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL APPARATUS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION - A mobile communication system includes a data multiplexer which divides by time a radio frame of a communication channel in a radio layer and multiplexes one of a plurality of pieces of multicast data and a plurality of pieces of broadcast data into the divided radio frames; and a data multiplex demultiplexer which demultiplexes, when receiving one of the plurality of pieces of multicast data and the plurality of pieces of broadcast data multiplexed by the data multiplexer, the multiplexing of the received data.02-17-2011
20110038296APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MBMS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus of allocating a resource for a plurality of logical channels is provided. A transmitter acquires a plurality of available resources for a plurality of component carriers, and allocates the plurality of available resources to the plurality of logical channels based on priority of each of the plurality of logical channels.02-17-2011
20120269108Configuration Method, Device and System for Resource Occupied by Multicast Control Channel - Method, device and system for configuring resources occupied by a multicast control channel (MCCH) are disclosed, which relate to the field of wireless communication and solve the problem that a UE cannot acquire the physical resources occupied by the MCCH. The method comprises: a specified network element generating at least one subframe allocation pattern (SAP) in accordance with a set of Multicast/Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes bearing the MCCH; the specified network element sending an SAP configuration message to a network layer device, wherein the SAP configuration message carries at least one SAP generated by the specified network element or an index value of at least one SAP generated by the specified network element to indicate the network layer device to send the information of the MCCH according to the corresponding SAP. The method solves the problem that UE cannot acquire the physical resources occupied by the MCCH.10-25-2012
20120269110QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL IN A MULTICAST TRANSMISSION - A network entity may dynamically control Quality-of-Service (QoS) for a multicast transmission in a wireless communications system, by initiating a multicast transmission having an initial QoS, and later during the multicast transmission, generating an updated QoS for the multicast transmission. The network entity may generate the updated QoS in response to a network load factor for a multicast area aggregated from base stations in the area. The network load factor may indicate a measure of aggregate available bandwidth in the multicast area. The network entity may provide the updated QoS to mobile entities receiving the multicast transmission, which may process a subsequent portion of multicast content according to the updated QoS.10-25-2012
20120269109TRANSMISSION OF MBMS IN AN OFDM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention provides for a method of identifying a cyclic prefix to UEs in an OFDM communication system. The cyclic prefix has a dynamically variable length. The method includes, within an OFDM cell, transmitting MCCH scheduling information in a system information block in an OFDM broadcast channel, and using the MCCH scheduling information to receive the MCCH, wherein the MCCH contains MTCH scheduling information to indicate to the UE which sub-frame carries MTCH.10-25-2012
20120320814HANDOVER METHOD OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE IN WIRELESS NETWORK - A method of a mobile station receiving data packets from a serving base station via a multicast or broadcast connection in a wireless network is provided for performing a handover from the serving base station to a target base station. The method comprises, at the level of the mobile station, the steps of: upon the detection of the quantity of buffered data packets in the mobile station being lower than a first threshold value, establishing a unicast connection with the serving base station to receive data packets from the serving base station; and upon detection of the level of buffered data packets reaching the predetermined threshold level, performing a handover from the serving base station to the target base station. According to the invention, a seamless handover of a mobile station in a wireless network providing Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS service) can be achieved to prevent the MBS service interruption during the handover.12-20-2012
20120127910METHOD, BASE STATION, AND SYSTEM OF CONFIGURING RELAY LINK RESOURCES - A method, a base station, and a system of configuring relay link resources are provided. The method of configuring relay link resources includes: receiving an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing OFDM symbol number reported by a relay node RN, in which the OFDM symbol is used by a physical downlink control channel PDCCH of a multimedia multicast broadcast single frequency network MBSFN subframe where a relay link of the RN is located; and configuring relay link resources according to the OFDM symbol number, an offset, and a length of a PDCCH in an eNB subframe, in which the offset is an offset of an RN frame relative to the time when the RN frame is initially synchronized with an eNB frame, and is smaller than a sum of a length of the PDCCH of the MBSFN subframe where the relay link of the RN is located and a first idle time.05-24-2012
20120127906METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A MACHINE - A method and apparatus for managing communications between a mobile device and a machine. A mobile device wirelessly discovers a first machine that is adapted to wirelessly communicate attribute information about the first machine upon receipt of an authorization indication. The mobile device sends a machine identifier (ID) obtained from the first machine to a server. The mobile device receives an authorization indication from the server that authorizes communication with the first machine. The mobile device sends the authorization indication to the first machine, and in response to sending the authorization indication, receives attribute information from the first machine.05-24-2012
20110235567APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING MULTIPLE ANTENNAS - A data transmission apparatus having a plurality of antennas in a frequency division multiplexing system is provided. The apparatus includes a demultiplexer for splitting first-type data into plural pieces of sub-data, a first precoder for mapping the plural pieces of sub-data to the plurality of antennas by applying a first weight, a second precoder for mapping second-type data with an attribute different from the first-type data to the plurality of antennas by applying a second weight, and a transmit processor for transmitting the first-type data together with the second-type data through the plurality of antennas. Coverage can be expanded, and different types of services can be concurrently provided and system management can be achieved with increased flexibility and reliability.09-29-2011
20110235566METHOD OF SUPPORTING A MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING RELAY - A method of providing a multicast and broadcast service (MBS) in a multi-hop relay system is disclosed. The method of providing a multicast and broadcast service (MBS) in a multi-hop relay system comprises transmitting a first message including allocation information of a MBS zone; and providing the MBS from the MBS zone indicated by the allocation information. In this case, a downlink frame includes a downlink access zone, the MBS zone, and a downlink relay zone, and the MBS zone is allocated from the downlink frame used in a base station and a downlink frame used in a relay station at the same time.09-29-2011
20110235565APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A mobile communications device with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The wireless module performs wireless reception from a service network on a plurality of component carriers configured by the service network. The controller module selects a first component carrier from the plurality of component carriers providing the same multimedia broadcast and multicast services (MBMS) content and controls the wireless module to receive the MBMS content on the first component carrier.09-29-2011
20110235562SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING-BASED MULTIPLE ANTENNA BROADCAST/MULTICAST TRANSMISSION - Methods and devices are provided for implementing two types of sub-channel arrangements. A first type of sub-channel arrangement involves defining a first traffic portion and a second traffic portion of a transmission resource, transmitting broadcast traffic on at least one first antenna of a plurality of antennas in the first traffic portion using a first sub-channelization, transmitting multicast traffic on at least one second antenna of the plurality of antennas, the at least one second antenna being distinct from the at least one first antenna, in the first traffic portion using a second sub-channelization, and transmitting unicast traffic on at least one antenna of the plurality of antennas in the second traffic portion using a third sub-channelization. A second type of sub-channel arrangement involves defining a first traffic portion and a second traffic portion, wherein for a portion of the transmission resource, a portion of the first traffic portion overlaps with a portion of the second traffic portion. In the portion of the transmission resource in which a portion of the first traffic portion overlaps with a portion of the second traffic portion, the channel arrangement involves transmitting broadcast/multicast traffic on at least one first antenna of a plurality of antennas using a first sub-channelization and b) transmitting unicast traffic on at least one second antenna of the plurality of antennas, the at least one second antenna being distinct from the at least one first antenna, using a second sub-channelization. The first, second and third sub-channelizations may be based on either one of or a combination of FDM sub-channelization and TDM sub-channelization.09-29-2011
20120140693METHOD OF TRIMMING TRAFFIC IN AN E-MBMS SYSTEM AND BM-SC FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD - The present invention provides a method of trimming traffic in an e-MBMS system and BM-SC for implementing the method. The method comprises: determining, by a BM-SC, an ABBR of the multiplexing; allocating, by an MCE, resources based on the determined ABBR; determining, by the BM-SC, whether data amount to be transmitted in a synchronization period exceeds resources allocated in the synchronization period; and dropping, by the BM-SC, tail data packets that cannot be sent in the synchronization period in the multiplexed service if it is determined to exceed. Further, the method also comprises; before the step of determining, voluntarily dropping, by the BM-SC, some data packets in the multiplexed service.06-07-2012
20120140692METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DYNAMIC SCHEDULING INFORMATION - The present invention discloses a method for transmitting dynamic scheduling information (DSI) of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS). A network side bears the dynamic scheduling information (DSI) of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) born on a plurality of Multicast Channels (MCH) in one Multicast Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) area on one MCH to send. User Equipment (UE) reads scheduling information of MBMS born on each MCH in said MBSFN area from the MCH bearing a plurality of pieces of DSI placed together or one piece of DSI combined, and receives the MBMS born on different MCHs according to read scheduling information. The present invention further provides a network side device of a system supporting to transmit dynamic scheduling information and a corresponding system.06-07-2012
20120140694METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING CQI VALUE IN COORDINATED MULTI-POINT TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION - In the invention, a method for determining a channel quality indicator (CQI) value in coordinated multi-point transmission/reception (COMP) is provided, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a receiving side feeds back an independent CQI value or normalized useful signal power of each point of all or part of the points in a COMP measurement set or reporting set to a network side; the receiving side feeds back the correlation coefficient between the channel of each point and the channel of a master serving point to the network side; and the network side determines, according to the correlation coefficient and the independent CQI value of each point or normalized useful signal power, the CQI value used for coordinated multi-point transmission/reception. In the invention, a device is also provided for determining the CQI value in COMP. The feedback overhead is low in the present invention, and a more accurate final CQI value can be obtained through function operation.06-07-2012
20100232341METHOD OF PROCESSING TRAFFIC INFORMATION AND DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM - A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the traffic information data, thereby enabling the data to respond strongly against the channel environment which is always under constant and vast change.09-16-2010
20100232340Method of Transmitting MBMS Data in an E-UTRAN-System - In an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) system Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) data is transmitted as layered data together with control information comprising information enabling a User Equipment to reconstruct the layered MBMS data.09-16-2010
20100232339METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING USER TERMINALS WITH DIFFERENT NUMBERS OF ANTENNAS - A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting feedback information by each of user terminals in a communication system including the user terminals with different numbers of antennas. A multicast data packet is received from a base station through a downlink multicast transmission channel. If the multicast data packet has never been successfully decoded before, the multicast data packet is decoded and the success/failure in decoding the multicast data packet is determined. Upon the failure in decoding the multicast data packet, a NACK signal indicating the failure in decoding the multicast data packet is generated with sequences, the number of which is equal to the number of antennas of the user terminal. The NACK signal is transmitted to the base station through a shared feedback channel. If the user terminal has at least two antennas, sequences corresponding to the at least two antennas are orthogonal to each other and constitute sequence signals.09-16-2010
20100232337WIRELESS ACCESS POINT BEACON MESSAGING - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to wireless communication of messages between a wireless access point and one or more mobile stations. Example embodiments may comprise wireless communication of messages of variable length partitioned among one or more beacon signals transmitted from the wireless access point.09-16-2010
20100232334BASE STATION AND METHOD OF AVOIDING FLOOD OF JOIN MESSAGES FOR IP MULTICAST GROUP IN PORTABLE INTERNET NETWORK - Provided is a base station (BS) and method of avoiding a flood of join messages for an Internet protocol (IP) multicast group in a portable Internet network, and more particularly, to a BS and method of transmitting join messages for an Internet IP multicast group to an access router or other BSs with a predetermined delay time in an IP multicast (IP version 4 (IPv4) or IP version 6 (IPv6)) service in an IEEE 802.16/Wireless Broadband (WiBro) network. In addition, the BS immediately transmits the join message for the group to other user terminals which belong to the BS. Accordingly, a problem whereby a method of avoiding a flood of multicast group join messages cannot be applied due to point-to-multipoint characteristics of the portable Internet network such as the IEEE 802.16/WiBro network is solved. In addition, the method of avoiding a flood of join messages can be applied using both IPv4 multicast and IPv6 multicast services.09-16-2010
20100232333TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - A disclosed OFDM-based transmission device includes a unicast channel generating unit configured to generate a unicast channel; an MBMS channel generating unit configured to generate an MBMS channel; a multiplexing unit configured to time-division-multiplex the unicast channel and the MBMS channel in the same frequency band; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit time-division-multiplexed transmission symbols. In the disclosed transmission device, the guard interval length for the MBMS channel is set longer than the guard interval length for the unicast channel.09-16-2010
20110249608POINT TO POINT RADIO BEARERS FOR A BROADCASTING SERVICE - A method for establishing a connection between user equipment (UE) and an associated network includes receiving at the UE a service announcement providing a description of an available broadcast service and at least one identifier which identifies the broadcast service, and receiving at the UE a setup message which establishes a point-to-point radio bearer between the UE and the network, such that the setup message includes the identifier which is used to identify that the radio bearer carriers the broadcast service.10-13-2011
20120087295Method and system for transmitting logical channel identifier in MBMS - The present invention discloses a method for transmitting a logical channel identifier in a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), it comprises: an evolved Node B (eNB) notifies a User Equipment (UE) of a radio frame or a radio subframe carrying an MBMS Control Channel (MCCH) through a system broadcast message; and the UE reads a Medium Access Control (MAC) head from the radio frame or radio subframe, identifies the type of a logical channel according to the MAC head, and reads data from an MAC Service Data Unit (SDU). The present invention also discloses a system for transmitting a logical channel identifier in an MBMS. By adopting the present invention, the UE can accurately identify the type of the logical channel when various types of MBMS logical channels multiplex on the same MAC Protocol Data Unit (PDU).04-12-2012
20120087292Adaptive Multi-Channel Access for Vehicular Networks - A system and method is provided for dynamically self-allocating channel access for communication between communicating entities in an inter-vehicle ad hoc network. A respective entity observes communication activity over each inter-vehicle ad hoc network communication channel. Available time slots are identified within each communication channel for the respective entity to broadcast a data packet in response to the observed communication activity on a respective channel. An available communication channel and timeslot are selected to broadcast the data packet. A message is broadcast within the inter-vehicle ad hoc network that provides a schedule identifying the communication channel and time slot selected for broadcasting the data packet by the respective entity. The data packet is broadcast over the selected communication channel at the respective timeslot.04-12-2012
20120327835Multicast Grouping - A coexistence central entity CCE receives deployment messages from each of a plurality of N access nodes. Each deployment message has an identifier of an access node of the plurality and an identifier of a channel in a license-exempt band. From the received deployment messages the CCE compiles and maintains a database which associates each channel with a multicast group. Each multicast group includes all of the access nodes from which was received at least one deployment message identifying a said channel corresponding thereto. When the CCE receives a multicast message from one of the access nodes identifying a given channel, it checks the database to find members of a multicast group associated with the given channel, and notifies at least some of those members of the received multicast message. In this manner the access node's multicast message is forwarded among the whole group.12-27-2012
20120327834Multicast Grouping For Shared Band Use - A coexistence central entity CCE receives deployment messages from each n12-27-2012
20120281613DEDICATED RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL - A method of controlling switching between dedicated radio resources of a mobile radio communications network includes providing, using a first radio bearer (RB), a first service to a mobile radio communications device within the network, receiving, from the mobile radio communications device, a message indicating a desired change of service and sending a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to the mobile radio communications device, the RRC message serving to initiate both release of the first radio bearer, and set-up of a second radio bearer to provide a second service to the mobile radio communications device, the second service being different from the first service.11-08-2012
20120287841SYNCHRONOUS DELIVERY METHOD - A method for, in a radio communication system having at least a content server, plurality of base stations, and plurality of radio terminals, enabling two or more base stations among the plurality of base stations to broadcast or multicast data delivered from the content server to the radio terminals, the method includes: providing a Broadcast Multicast Service (BCMCS) Serving Node between the content server and two or more base stations; the BCMCS Serving Node includes a period number and sequence number into data delivered from the content server and transmits data including the period number and sequence number to the two or more base stations; in case that a synchronization is deviated or data is lost during data delivery from the base stations to the radio terminals, the base stations perform re-synchronization on a basis of the period number and sequence number included in data received from the BCMCS Serving Node.11-15-2012
20120287840MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MULTICAST DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND ACCESS NETWORK APPARATUS - A core network apparatus notifies a piece of identification information on each service for receiving multicast data in a down link to an access network apparatus. The access network apparatus receives the piece of the identification information notified from the core network apparatus to capture a radio channel for the service identified by the piece of the identification information. The core network apparatus transmits the multicast data to the access network apparatus in a receivable form on the basis of the piece of the identification information. The access network apparatus receives the multicast data transmitted from the core network apparatus on the basis of the piece of the identification information and transmits the received multicast data to terminals over the radio channel.11-15-2012
20120287839METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - When MBS information is updated, a base station transmits a first message to a terminal. The first message includes a service flow update indicator for indicating a scheme for describing a current MBS identifier (ID) and flow ID to be updated, information on the current MBS ID and flow ID described by the scheme indicated by the service flow update indicator, and new MBS information. The terminal transmits a second message to the base station in response to the first message.11-15-2012
20120287842TRANSMISSION OF MBMS IN AN OFDM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention provides for a method of identifying a cyclic prefix to UEs in an OFDM communication system. The cyclic prefix has a dynamically variable length. The method includes, within an OFDM cell, transmitting MCCH scheduling information in a system information block in an OFDM broadcast channel, and using the MCCH scheduling information to receive the MCCH, wherein the MCCH contains MTCH scheduling information to indicate to the UE which sub-frame carries MTCH.11-15-2012
20120287838METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING MAPPING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MULTICAST BROADCAST SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK AREA AND SERVICE AREA - The present invention discloses a method and system for determining a mapping relation between the MBSFN area and the service area, wherein the method includes: an eNB sends an M2 setup request message to an MCE; the MCE allocates MBSFN area identities and sends a message with a mapping relation between the MBSFN area and the service area to the eNB; and the eNB acquires the mapping relation between the MBSFN area and the service. By the technical scheme of the invention, the mapping relation between the MBSFN area and the MBMS area can be defined, thus ensuring the synchronization transmission demand of the MBSFN with air interfaces.11-15-2012
20120287837APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING CARRIER SWITCHING OPERATION FOR E-MBS SERVICE IN MULTICARRIER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method for performing a carrier switching operation in the perspective of a terminal in a multicarrier system, the method including establishing an enhanced-multicast broadcast service (E-MBS) service connection with a base station for E-MBS service reception, sending an E-MBS report message to the base station in the E-MBS service connected state with the base station, the E-MBS report message including connection information related to E-MBS channels, which the terminal is receiving or E-MBS channels, which the terminal intends to receive, receiving an E-MBS response message from the base station in response to the E-MBS report message, and performing a carrier switching operation for the E-MBS service reception based upon unicast available interval information included in the E-MBS response message.11-15-2012
20120287836Method and Apparatus of Transmitting and Receiving System Information in a Wireless Communication System - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving system information in a wireless communication system are disclosed. A method for receiving system information of a wireless device wirelessly communicating with a base station (BS) and a terminal in a wireless communication system includes receiving system information change information from the base station (BS) through a dedicated time unit used for communication between the base station (BS) and the wireless device, and receiving system information from the base station (BS) through a different time unit from the dedicated time unit.11-15-2012
20100208642INTELLIGENT ASSISTED TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - An intelligent assisted transmission method is provided. In the method, a Multicast and Broadcast Service (MCBCS) Server transmits Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) data to a base station in an MBS area. The base station transmits the MBS data to a user equipment. If the user equipment cannot correctly receive the MBS data, it returns a Not Acknowledgement (NACK) message to the base station. The base station transmits an intelligent assisted transmission prompt to the MCBCS Server. The MCBCS Server transmits an intelligent assisted transmission request to adjacent base stations of the base station. When the intelligent assisted transmission request is received, the adjacent base stations return an intelligent assisted transmission response. The MCBCS Server transmits the MBS data to the adjacent base stations, and the adjacent base stations transmit the MBS data to the user equipment.08-19-2010
20090052364MOBILE TERMINAL CONTROLLED SERVICE DELIVERY SELECTION FOR MULTICAST SERVICES - The invention relates to method for providing a multicast service from or via an application server to a mobile terminal within a mobile communication system, wherein the mobile communication system provides a downlink multicast or broadcast service (DMBS) that can be utilized for transmitting the downlink multicast data to the mobile terminal. Further, the invention relates to a mobile terminal and network entities that participate in this method. To enable an efficient provision of a bidirectional multicast service to users, wherein a DMBS may be used for providing downlink multicast data to the users, the invention proposes that the mobile terminal requests an application server to route downlink multicast data through the resources established for the multicast service instead of the resources for the DMBS, upon receiving a notification that a point-to-point connection is to be used for the downlink multicast data transfer. Thereby, the establishment of additional RAN resources for DMBS can be prevented.02-26-2009
20100177676METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA RETRANSMISSION IN MBMS - The present invention provides a method of data retransmission in MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service), comprising: a step in which a base station allocates an uplink time-frequency resource block to mobile stations; a step in which the mobile stations feed back uplink feedback signalings with respect to the received downlink MBMS service data to the base station on the allocated uplink time-frequency resource block, wherein the uplink feedback signalings with respect to one and the same downlink MBMS service data are combined in one and the same uplink time-frequency resource, and the uplink feedback signalings with respect to different downlink MBMS service data are multiplexed in one uplink time-frequency resource block; a step in which the base station decides whether to retransmit a data block based on the fed-back uplink feedback signalings.07-15-2010
20100202342AREA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A transmission area is specified flexibly in accordance with the contents of a flow. An area identification number (SHOG) is specified for each interlaced stream of wireless base stations. The same flow is sent at the same timing (or substantially at the same timing) in the interlaced stream specified for the same SHOG. A wireless terminal determines a neighbor sector or a neighbor wireless base station sending the same flow, in accordance with information given from the wireless base stations, and receives and combines the flows.08-12-2010
20100202341EMBEDDED MBMS STATUS INFORMATION REPORTING OF IDLE UE IN SUPPORTING LTE MBMS AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT - A simple and effective mechanism is shown to determine and utilize information about idle user equipment which received MBMS services for purposes of audience monitoring. The implementation can be done by defining a new information element (IE) for a proposed MBMS status information and embedding the new IE into a UE-originated message of a network control signaling procedure, e.g., RRC Connection Request which may be sent at the convenience of the UE when it transitions from the idle state to the active state for its own purposes, i.e., purposes primarily other than audience monitoring.08-12-2010
20100202340SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A RESOURCE MATRIX FOR TRANSMITTING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) DATA - A base station comprises a controller configured to construct a resource matrix comprising resource units. The controller also is configured to allocate a plurality of resource units within the resource matrix containing resource units that carry Enhanced-Multicast Broadcast Service (E-MBS) data, and to generate at least two indicator values. The at least two indicator values are configured to identify at least some of the plurality of resource units containing E-MBS data within the resource matrix. The base station further comprises a transmitter configured to transmit the E-MBS data placed in the resource matrix and the at least two indicators to a subscriber station.08-12-2010
20100202339MESSAGE BROADCASTING - A system for broadcasting user messages in a wireless network, said system comprising an access point and a plurality of clients, wherein each client comprises: a processing unit for receiving a message input by a user, a generator for generating a beacon frame comprising said input message, and a broadcast means for broadcasting said generated beacon frame; and wherein each access point comprises: a receiver for receiving broadcast beacon frames, and a broadcast means for rebroadcasting said received beacon frames.08-12-2010
20100202338COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME - A packet receiver receives an instruction, sent from other radio apparatuses, as to the transfer mode used when data signals received from the other radio apparatuses are to be forwarded. A setting unit sets the transfer mode based on the instruction received. The setting unit sets a primary transfer mode or a secondary transfer mode as the transfer mode. The probability of carrying out a transfer by a packet generator and a packet transmitter under the primary transfer mode is defined to be higher than that under the secondary transfer mode. The packet generator and the packet transmitter transfer the data signals received from the other radio apparatuses, according to the transfer modes respectively set.08-12-2010
20100202337INFORMATION BROADCASTING SYSTEM - Provided is an information broadcasting system for broadcasting information to subscribers of the system. The system includes an information receiving module that is configured to receive information from a monitoring authority, and an information transmitting module that is configured to receive the information from the information receiving module. The transmitting module is also configured to transmit coded data relating to the information to relay stations in at least one pre-selected geographical location to be relayed to subscribed communications devices in said at least one pre-selected geographical location. The coded data is configured to correspond with at least one information component stored on said communications devices such that on receipt of the coded data, the subscribed communications devices generate a notification corresponding to said at least one information component.08-12-2010
20100202336METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING MBMS DATA TO SUBSCRIBER STATIONS - A subscriber station may receive a WiMAX connection identifier (CID) scheduling message from a 2G/3G network. The WiMAX CID scheduling message may include scheduling information that indicates when Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) data for the subscriber station will be transmitted from a WiMAX network. The subscriber station may receive the MBMS data from the WiMAX network in accordance with the scheduling information.08-12-2010
20130010672METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REUSING MBSFN SUBFRAMES - A method and apparatus for reusing a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe are disclosed. The method comprises configuring a policy of using unicast on a reused MBSFN subframe; and implementing the configured policy to reuse the MBSFN subframe. By using the above technical solution, it is enabled to implement transmitting unicast services on an MBSFN subframe while achieving a balance between power saving and implementation complexity, without affecting the existing protocol.01-10-2013
20130010669A METHOD FOR MULTICAST LOAD BALANCING IN WIRELESS LANS - A method for multicast load balancing in a wireless network having a plurality of access points. The method includes setting a maximum Internet protocol multicast bandwidth for the access points, receiving an admissions control request from a client at one of the access points, and determining whether the admissions control request from the client is for an admitted or unadmitted multicast stream at the access point. The access point is responsive to the admissions control request for the admitted multicast stream by servicing the admitted multicast stream and to the admissions control request for the unadmitted multicast stream by servicing the unadmitted multicast stream where the bandwidth required for the unadmitted multicast stream, plus that portion of the access point bandwidth currently used for all existing downlink multicast streams, does not exceed the maximum internet protocol multicast bandwidth for the access point.01-10-2013
20130010671METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE RESOURCE - When zone allocation information of sub-bands is changed, a terminal receives a new MBS configuration message after a lifetime of an MBS configuration message at a time when the changed zone allocation information is received is expired. The terminal applies the changed zone allocation information at the beginning of the first MSI of the new MBS configuration message.01-10-2013
20130010670MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MULTICAST DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND ACCESS NETWORK APPARATUS - A core network apparatus notifies a piece of identification information on each service for receiving multicast data in a down link to an access network apparatus. The access network apparatus receives the piece of the identification information notified from the core network apparatus to capture a radio channel for the service identified by the piece of the identification information. The core network apparatus transmits the multicast data to the access network apparatus in a receivable form on the basis of the piece of the identification information. The access network apparatus receives the multicast data transmitted from the core network apparatus on the basis of the piece of the identification information and transmits the received multicast data to terminals over the radio channel.01-10-2013
20130010667APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST/ BROADCAST SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for providing a multicast/broadcast service in a mobile communication system. Upon detecting an occurrence of a multicast data packet, an Internet Protocol (IP) terminal converts the multicast data packet into an alternative multicast data packet, and transmits the alternative multicast data packet to a femto Node B. Upon detecting an occurrence of a broadcast data packet, the IP terminal converts the broadcast data packet into an alternative broadcast data packet, and transmits the alternative broadcast data packet to the femto Node B.01-10-2013
20100135196COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR OVERLAPPING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE ZONES - A method for providing resource allocation in a communication network includes identifying at least two broadcast zones for receiving broadcast services in the communication network and generating a first index based on a relative relationship among the at least two broadcast zones. The first index includes information indicative of whether a first broadcast zone overlaps with at least one other broadcast zone. The method further includes generating a second index based on the relative relationship among the at least two broadcast zones; assigning at least one identifier to each of the at least two broadcast zones based on the first index and the second index; and enabling data transmissions to the at least two broadcast zones based on the assigned identifiers and using the at least one communication resource associated with the identifiers. The second index may include information indicative of a number of broadcast zones overlapped with the first broadcast zone. Each identifier may be associated with at least one communication resource, with distinct identifiers being assigned to overlapping broadcast zones of the at least two broadcast zones.06-03-2010
20130016646TERMINAL OF SUPPORTING DIRECT COMMUNICATION USING INFRA COMMUNICATION AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION METHOD OF THE SAMEAANM CHANG; Sung CheolAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP CHANG; Sung Cheol Daejeon KRAANM YUN; Mi YoungAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP YUN; Mi Young Daejeon KRAANM KIM; EunkyungAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP KIM; Eunkyung Daejeon KRAANM KIM; Sung KyungAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP KIM; Sung Kyung Daejeon KRAANM KIM; Won-IkAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP KIM; Won-Ik Daejeon KRAANM LEE; HyunAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP LEE; Hyun Daejeon KRAANM YOON; Chul SikAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP YOON; Chul Sik Seoul KRAANM LIM; Kwang JaeAACI DaejeonAACO KRAAGP LIM; Kwang Jae Daejeon KRAANM KIM; SeokkiAACI Osan-siAACO KRAAGP KIM; Seokki Osan-si KR - A method in which a first terminal supports direct communication using infracommunication includes setting at least one direct communication link with at least one second terminal, setting at least one traffic connection with a base station, and forwarding data that is transmitted through the at least one direct communication link from the at least one second terminal to the at least one traffic connection or forwarding data that is transmitted through the at least one traffic connection from the base station to the at least one direct communication link.01-17-2013
20130016647Data Networking Through Inherent RF Connections in a Communication System - An RF distribution system distributes a radio frequency (RF) signal to a plurality of receivers. Ports provide RF connectivity from the antennas to the receivers while also providing data connectivity between the receivers. Sensors detect which receivers are connected to the distribution system so that the distribution system can route data from the first detected receiver to the other detected receivers and back to the first detected receiver. The distribution system can dynamically alter the routing if the receiver configuration changes. Consequently, a receiver can send data to other receivers through A-ports and B-ports of a radio distribution system. The A-ports provide RF connectivity to a first antenna while the B-ports provide RF connectivity to a second antenna. Different commands for locking, unlocking, scanning RF spectrum, and configuring can be sent between the receivers via the A-ports and B-ports through the RF distribution system.01-17-2013
20130016645MOBILITY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, MULTICAST SERVICE DELIVERING APPARATUS, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHODAANM Moriwaki; TetsuroAACI Osaka-shiAACO JPAAGP Moriwaki; Tetsuro Osaka-shi JPAANM Aramoto; MasafumiAACI Osaka-shiAACO JPAAGP Aramoto; Masafumi Osaka-shi JPAANM Naoe; HirokazuAACI Osaka-shiAACO JPAAGP Naoe; Hirokazu Osaka-shi JP - In a mobile communication system, in which a service area is constituted of a plurality of cells each disposing a base station, and which offers a multicast service to a mobile station apparatus existing in the service area, by transmitting multicast data from a multicast service delivering apparatus to the base stations in the service area, when a session initiation request received from the multicast service delivering apparatus includes a dynamic service area constitution identifier, a cell disposing a base station apparatus in which the mobile station apparatus exists is determined as a dynamic service area and a session start request is transmitted to the base station included in the service area. As a result, multicast data will be delivered limitedly to the base stations under which a mobile terminal exists, whereby it is possible to provide a mobile communication system which can perform efficient communication without using waste resources.01-17-2013
20110141963METHOD FOR SUPPORTING BROADCAST SERVICES IN MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE FREQUENCY NETWORK - Provided is a broadcasting service providing method. In the MBSFN, initiation for communication may be performed based on a system information message, a session between a network device and a mobile terminal may be established based on a system information block, a session start request message, a session start response message, a session notification message, and a session information message composed of parameters included in the system information message, and the session with the mobile terminal may be terminated based on a session stop request message, a session transmission response message, a session notification message, and a session information message.06-16-2011
20110158152Method for transmitting non-user-specific control information in a wireless communication system - A method for transmitting non-user-specific control information in a wireless communication system includes: in a downlink time period which includes one or more time zones, a base station sends non-user-specific control information in a time zone in which user specific control information is sent; and a terminal obtains and decodes the non-user-specific control information, then obtains information needed to decode user specific control information according to the obtained non-user-specific control information.06-30-2011
20110158151SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST/BROADCAST RELIABILITY ENHANCEMENT OVER WIRELESS LANs - A system comprises a communication engine for transmitting at least one groupcast packet to wireless stations on a wireless network; an ACK leader selection engine for identifying at least one of the wireless stations as a current ACK leader responsible for generating any ACK in response to the at least one groupcast packet, and for shifting the current ACK leader among a group of the wireless stations; and an ACK management engine for managing any ACK received from the current ACK leader.06-30-2011
20110158150BASE STATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A base station apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with base stations of a plurality of adjacent cells; a management unit configured to manage frequency bands for use in the adjacent cells; and a determination unit configured to determine instruction contents according to status of use of the frequency bands. The instruction contents are reported to all or a part of the adjacent cells via the communication unit. The instruction contents specify: a type of a pilot channel transmitted by a user residing in an adjacent cell; whether pilot channels of each user are code-division multiplexed or not; and whether pilot channels of each user are frequency-division multiplexed or not, and the like.06-30-2011
20110158149MULTIMEDIA GATEWAY FOR USE IN A NETWORKED HOME ENVIRONMENT - Multimedia gateway for use in a networked home environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method for delivering broadcast multimedia content in a networked home environment, a radio frequency (RF) signal is received. The RF signal is then converted into an IP stream. It is determined whether the IP stream is an IP data stream or an IP video stream and based on the outcome of the determination, the IP stream is sent to one or more televisions, one or more computing devices, and/or one or more telephones.06-30-2011
20110158148RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD AND MOBILE STATION USING THE SAME - A resource allocation method and a resource indication method for E-MBS system, and a mobile station using the same are proposed. The resource units of a first service flow are allocated following the end of the E-MBS MAP of the E-MBS region, along with the increasing of frequency domain index. When the edge of the E-MBS region in frequency domain is reached, the resource units of mth service flow are continued to be allocated from top frequency domain index in next time domain index, where m is an integer greater than or equal to 1. The resource units of m+1th service flow are allocated following the mth service flow, and such procedures are repeated until all service flows are allocated required resource units. The resource indication method indicates a specific service flow by absolute location in the E-MBS region formed based upon the resource allocation method.06-30-2011
20130021961METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) ZONE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided are a method and apparatus for configuring a Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) zone dynamically in a mobile communication environment. According to an example, there is provided a method of seamlessly changing base stations configuring a MBS zone whenever one or more mobile terminals configuring the MBS zone move or whenever a predetermined time period has elapsed to thereby provide a MBS with excellent quality while saving radio resources.01-24-2013
20090245157MANAGING AN ASSIGNMENT OF UNICAST TRAFFIC CHANNELS TO ACCESS TERMINALS PARTICIPATING IN A MULTICAST SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - In an embodiment, an access terminal sends a multicast session registration request to an access network. The access network determines whether to assign a unicast traffic channel (e.g., media access control (MAC) identifier (ID)) to the access terminal, for the access terminal to provide feedback (e.g., channel quality indicators (CQIs) associated with the multicast session, based on a number of access terminals that have been assigned unicast traffic channels for the multicast session and/or for applications other than the multicast session. The access network configures a traffic channel assignment message to include an identifier for the multicast session, and to further include an assignment of the unicast traffic channel if the determining step determines to assign the unicast traffic channel to the access terminal. The access network sends the traffic channel assignment message to the access terminal including at least the multicast session identifier.10-01-2009
20130201895Method for Automatic Reconfiguration in a Hierarchical Modulation System - A method is provided for enhancing a legacy satellite digital radio audio service (SDARS) by overlaying a hierarchically modulated data stream on a base layer (legacy) data stream to increase the amount of data transmitted in the SDARS system. Using improved (next generation) receiver designs, additional services can be provided to users while existing legacy receivers can continue to receive the services broadcast on the base layer modulated data stream in the legacy system.08-08-2013
20080232293METHOD FOR PROVIDING GROUP PAGING AND MESSAGING - The present invention provides a method of providing a group paging message. One embodiment of the method includes providing a first message during a first portion of a predetermined time period. The first message includes information indicating a second portion of the predetermined time period during which at least one idle first mobile unit is to wake up and attempt to receive a second message from the base station(s). The embodiment of the method also includes providing a third message during a third portion of the predetermined time period. The third message includes information indicating the second portion of the predetermined time period during which at least one idle second mobile unit is to wake up and attempt to receive the second message. The third portion of the predetermined time period is different than the first portion.09-25-2008
20080232292Method for Activating Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service - The present invention discloses a method for activating a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) comprising the steps: a. sending a message which carries MBMS bearer capabilities of a user equipment (UE) from the UE to a SGSN which the UE belongs to after passing authorization; b. verifying whether the MBMS bearer capabilities of the UE are less than Required MBMS Bearer Capabilities, if the SGSN has the Required MBMS Bearer Capabilities; and c. rejecting a request for activating an MBMS Context if the MBMS bearer capabilities of the UE are less than the Required MBMS Bearer Capabilities, or creating an MBMS UE Context if the MBMS bearer capabilities of the UE are not less than the Required MBMS Bearer Capabilities. The method can simplify the signaling interaction between the network entities, reduce the network complexity and save the network resources.09-25-2008
20080232291Packet Data Multicast Communication System, a Station, and a Method of Operating the System - A method of operating a packet data multicast communication system which comprises a network or NodeB (BS) and a plurality of mobile stations (MS09-25-2008
20080225771Point-To-Multipoint Wireless Display Method - The present invention discloses a point-to-multipoint wireless display method comprising steps of establishing connection between a data processing device and multiple display devices, acquiring pixel data, generating pixel data packets and transmitting the pixel data packets over the air in a multicast manner at the data processing device side, receiving the multicast data packets over the air, unpacketizing the data packets in accordance with a multicast protocol and restoring the pixel data from the multicast data packets at the display device side, and performing display output according to the pixel data. Preferably, the transmitting rate at the data processing device side can be determined according to signal strength, and the display devices can be divided into several multicast groups.09-18-2008
20080225770Method and System for Transmitting and Receiving Ethernet Data to and From Mobile Terminal Supporting High Speed Mobility - A method and a system for transmitting and receiving Ethernet data to/from a mobile terminal supporting high speed mobility are provided. The method includes: setting a wireless link between a specific access point among a plurality of wireless access points and the mobile terminal and registering identification information of the mobile terminal in the specific access point; allowing the specific access point to transmit an upward Ethernet frame received from the mobile terminal through the wireless link to the service node through the multicast tunnel connected to the specific access point; allowing the service node to recognize whether the mobile terminal is moving and to recognize a multicast tunnel address and identification information of the mobile terminal; allowing the service node to transmit the upward Ethernet frame to an external terminal, receive a downward Ethernet frame corresponding to a response to the upward Ethernet frame, and transmit the received downward Ethernet frame to the plurality of access points connected to the multicast tunnel; and allowing the specific access point, in which the identification information of the mobile terminal is registered, among the plurality of access points that receive the downward Ethernet frame to transmit the downward Ethernet frame to the mobile terminal. Accordingly, when the mobile terminal moves in a wireless LAN environment in which Ethernet data is transmitted and received to and from the mobile terminal, a soft hand-over in which service is not stopped and is stably maintained is provided.09-18-2008
20080225769System for Multicast Broadcasting Towards at Least One Roaming User Terminal in a Mobile IP Network - The invention relates to a system for multicast broadcasting towards an IP network mobile system. Upon connection of the mobile router (MRx) and transmission (A) of a signalling to the site of origin (S09-18-2008
20130170425SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing MultiCast and BroadCast Service (MCBCS). According to the present invention, the MCBCS system and method supports session start and data path registration procedures, join and leave procedure for providing the MCBCS with static or dynamic multicast service schemes, and supports procedures for providing to mobile stations operating in idle mode. Accordingly, the present invention enables effectively implementing the MCBCS in a wireless communication system, particularly in WiMAX system, and provides the MCBCS according to the mobile stations operating in idle mode.07-04-2013
20130170426CONTROLLER, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A control point device that reduces delay in a power-saving wireless network includes a normal data generating unit that generates 107-04-2013
20130170421METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING SERVICE LIST AND MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE DATA - The present invention discloses a method for obtaining a service list and multimedia broadcast multicast service data, and the method includes: obtaining electronic service guide (ESG) information, receiving a system information block (SIB) 07-04-2013
20130170422Precoder Design for Physical Layer Multicasting - A method for a transmit precoder for multicast communication over a downlink in a wireless network, including: initializing a transmit precoder, a channel estimate for each user in the wireless network; updating for each user a receive filter and a slack matrix; updating the transmit precoder by solving a second order cone routine solvable in closed form; determining if a predetermined convergence is met; and outputting the updated transmit precoder responsive to the convergence criteria.07-04-2013
20130170423INTERFERENCE REDUCTION METHOD AND RADIO BASE STATION - In a radio communication system in which a micro cell is provided in a macro cell, when a user terminal that is connected to the macro base station is located in the micro cell, interference signals which the user terminal receives from the micro base station are reduced. With the interference reduction method of the present invention, a user terminal UE that is connected to a macro base station (eNB) forming a macro cell transmits interference information indicating the interference signal power which the user terminal (UE) receives from a micro base station (HeNB) forming a micro cell, to the macro base station (eNB), when the interference signal power indicated by the interference information meets a predetermined condition, the macro base station (eNB) reports that to the micro base station (HeNB), and, in response to the report from the macro base station (eNB), the micro base station (HeNB) transmits data using a transmission frame in which interference signals from the micro base station (HeNB) at the user terminal (UE) can be reduced.07-04-2013
20130176930Method of Handling Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Resources in Wireless Communication System - A method of handling hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement responses in a network of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a plurality of communication devices of the wireless communication system when the plurality of communication devices conform to a specified rule; and always responding positive HARQ acknowledgement messages to the plurality of communication devices.07-11-2013
20130176931TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - A disclosed OFDM-based transmission device includes a unicast channel generating unit configured to generate a unicast channel; an MBMS channel generating unit configured to generate an MBMS channel; a multiplexing unit configured to time-division-multiplex the unicast channel and the MBMS channel in the same frequency band; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit time-division-multiplexed transmission symbols. In the disclosed transmission device, the guard interval length for the MBMS channel is set longer than the guard interval length for the unicast channel.07-11-2013
20130176932METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and device are provided for synchronizing data transmission of multicasting/broadcasting services (MBS) by a plurality of Base Stations. Meanwhile, each of the Base Stations receives the MBS data to be transmitted and determines whether any of the MBS data has not been properly received. If so, the respective Base Station may initiate a process to recover the missing MBS data and/or to obtain information regarding the missing data to determine the duration of the time period that would have been required for transmitting the missing MBS. If the missing data has not been timely recovered, the respective Base Station determines a starting point and the duration of a silence period based on the information obtained, and refrains from transmitting signals along a communication channel allocated for transmission of MBS data, during that silence period.07-11-2013
20080267106Apparatus and method for practical and efficient broadcast in mobile ad hoc networks - The present invention demonstrates how network-coding can be applied to a deterministic broadcast approach, resulting in significant reductions in the number of transmissions in the network. We propose two algorithms, that rely only on local two-hop topology information and make extensive use of opportunistic listening to reduce the number of transmissions: 1) a simple XOR-based coding algorithm and 2) a Reed-Solomon based coding algorithm that determines the optimal coding gain achievable for a coding algorithm that relies only on local information.10-30-2008
20130142104METHOD OF PROVIDING SERVICE TO USER EQUIPMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for prioritizing frequencies by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a plurality of UE frequencies, each frequency having a corresponding priority; and considering a specific frequency to be the highest priority among the plurality of frequencies, wherein the specific frequency is for a MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) service.06-06-2013
20130142103METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REINFORCEMENT OF BROADCAST TRANSMISSIONS IN MBSFN INACTIVE AREAS - A method for a wireless communication system includes broadcasting that a first service is available in a first MBSFN and a second service is available in a second MBSFN. The method includes supporting a service not broadcasted as available. For example, supporting the first service with the second MBSFN and/or supporting the second service with the first MBSFN. The supporting or reinforcing can be done by echoing. The echoing is scheduled along with the owned service.06-06-2013
20110274028METHOD AND WIRELESS TRANSMIT/RECEIVE UNIT (WTRU) FOR RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - A method and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for receiving a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) data is disclosed. A WTRU receives MBMS data segments from a first MBMS transmitting source along with segmentation information. The WTRU receives MBMS data segments and segmentation information from a second MBMS transmitting source. The MBMS data segments from the first MBMS transmitting source and the MBMS data segments from the second MBMS transmitting source are received in different order. The WTRU reassembles the MBMS data segments based on the segmentation information received from the first MBMS transmitting source and the second MBMS transmitting source.11-10-2011
20130142102MODULAR BASE STATION WITH VARIABLE COMMUNICATION CAPACITY - The present invention provides a base station architecture that is modular in configuration, lowering the initial cost of implementing a new CDMA telecommunication system for a defined geographical region while allowing for future capacity. The scalable architecture is assembled from a digital base station unit that is configured to support a plurality of simultaneous wireless calls connecting to a conventional public switched telephone network. For initial startup, two base station units are deployed for redundancy in case of a single failure. Additional base station units may be added when the need arises for extra traffic capacity. If sectorization is required, the base station units may be directionally oriented. Coupled to and remote from each base station unit are two amplified antenna modules that contain an omni-directional or an external directional antenna, a high power RF amplifier for transmitted frequencies and a low noise amplifier for received frequencies. A separate power supply module capable of supporting two base station units provides continued service in the event of a mains power outage.06-06-2013
20110274027Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Channel Mapping and Multiplexing - A system is provided for mapping multimedia broadcast multicast services. The system includes one or more processors programmed to map a plurality of multicast transport channels (MCHs) to a plurality of multicast/broadcast single frequency networks (MBSFNs) such that any one of the MBSFNs has only one MCH and further where each one of the MCHs is different.11-10-2011
20110274026METHOD FOR ALLOWING TRANSPARENT TRANSMISSION AND NON-TRANSPARENT TRANSMISSION OF RELAY NODE TO COEXIST - The present invention provides a method for allowing transparent transmission and non-transparent transmission of a relay node to coexist. That is, a frequency-division multiplex system is employed so that a transparent transmission mode is used in one operating carrier frequency bandwidth whereas a non-transparent transmission mode is used in another operating carrier frequency bandwidth. In addition, according to the frequency-division multiplex system, the transparent transmission mode is used for a plurality of subframes whereas the non-transparent transmission mode is used for another plurality of subframes. The method for allowing transparent transmission and non-transparent transmission of a relay node to coexist makes it possible to effectively reduce a cost of a system.11-10-2011
20110274025METHOD OF AVOIDING MONITORING USELESS DYNAMIC SCHEDULING INFORMATION OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of avoiding monitoring useless dynamic scheduling information (DSI) of multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) for a user equipment of a wireless communication system includes identifying a service type of an ongoing MBMS service, detecting whether the MBMS service is received when the MBMS service is identified as a short session service, and informing a lower layer to stop monitoring DSI when the MBMS service is received.11-10-2011
20130142101TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL - A transmitter includes an amplitude adjustment unit multiplying an amplitude adjustment sequence value for adjusting amplitude with a synchronization channel transmitted from a base station for establishing synchronization with a mobile station.06-06-2013
20130142100METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INTERCELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION - A method at a user equipment and the user equipment, the method: obtaining an event having event conditions from system information multicasts of a plurality of network nodes; and sending an uplink message to at least one network node for any event whose conditions are satisfied utilizing resources allocated for the event. Also, a method at a network node and the network node, the method multicasting an event having event conditions to a plurality of user equipments; receiving a communication from a user equipment attached to the said network node or any neighbor network nodes, said communication providing an indication that the event conditions are met at the user equipment; compiling statistics, based on the receiving, of network conditions; and performing resource allocation based on the compiled statistics.06-06-2013
20130170427PROTOCOL FOR MU MIMO OPERATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Various embodiments of the invention may modify the techniques used in conventional networks, to achieve techniques that are better suited for networks that use highly directional communications. A novel method is described for determining whether a channel in such a network is idle. In addition, various protocols and formats are disclosed that are intended for such a network.07-04-2013
20130114495Physical Channel Characteristics for e-PDCCH in LTE - Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for processing and transmitting enhanced physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmissions.05-09-2013
20130114492METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING CONTROL CHANNEL ERROR - Methods and apparatuses are provided that include decoding multicast broadcast communications where scheduling information related to a multicast channel is not properly received over a control channel. Media access control (MAC) packets can be decoded to determine whether a MAC subheader indicates the packet relates to a logical channel by indicating an associated channel identifier. Where the channel identifier of the MAC packet matches that of a requested logical channel, data in the MAC packet can be provided to a communications layer. Subsequent packets can be processed and provided to the communications layer until a different channel identifier is encountered.05-09-2013
20130094429METHOD FOR RETRANSMITTING MULTICAST FRAMES AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED MULTICAST FRAMES IN WIRELESS NETWORK - A method for retransmitting a multicast frame in a wireless network and for determining whether a received multicast frame is a duplicated frame. In determining whether the received multicast frame is the same duplicated frame as a previously received multicast frame, a receiver address value and a sequence number of the multicast frame may be used. When fragmentation of a multicast frame is allowed, the value of a fragment number of the multicast frame may be also used, and if it includes a traffic ID, the value of the traffic ID can be also used for determining whether or not the multicast frame is a duplicated frame. If a multicast frame is transmitted in a wireless mesh network, it is determined whether or not the multicast frame is a duplicated one by using a mesh source address, a mesh destination address, and a sequence number.04-18-2013
20130094428SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL SIGNALS USING AN UPLINK - The present invention relates to a system for providing multimedia service, comprising a network device which provides multimedia services using a wireless network, and a terminal which receives the multimedia services from the network device. The network device may receive feedback on the multimedia service receiving state from the terminal that receives the multimedia services, and control the multimedia services based on the received feedback.04-18-2013
20130094427METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING IN A DOMINANT INTERFERENCE SCENARIO - Techniques for supporting communication in a dominant interference scenario are described. A user equipment (UE) may communicate with a first base station and may observe high interference from and/or may cause high interference to a second base station. In one design, the first base station may use a first frequency band, which may overlap at least partially with a second frequency band for the second base station and may further extend beyond the second frequency band. The first base station may send at least one synchronization signal and a broadcast channel in a center portion of the first frequency band for use by UEs to detect the first base station. The second frequency band may be non-overlapping with the center portion of the first frequency band. The first base station may also communicate with at least one UE on the first frequency band.04-18-2013
20130094423WIDE AREA MIRRORING ROUTER - A wide area mirroring router enables mobile device screen minoring across a wide area network. The wide area minoring router (WAMR) is in wireless communication with a mobile device to receive Internet Protocol (IP) packets, including multicast packets, containing data related to minoring content displayed on the mobile device to a remote display device. The WAMR encapsulates the IP packets into envelopes for transmission via a tunnel to the remote display device over the wide area network.04-18-2013
20130094422ANTENNA SELECTION DIVERSITY SCHEME FOR ZIGBEE OR OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES AND RELATED APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method includes identifying, at a wireless device, transmit and receive link costs respectively associated with transmitting data to and receiving data from one or more neighboring nodes of the wireless device. The method also includes selecting at least one of multiple antennas to be used to further communicate with the neighboring node(s). The at least one antenna is selected using the link costs. At least some of the link costs are identified using link status messages received from the neighboring node(s). For each neighboring node, one antenna can be selected as a unicast antenna for unicast communications with that neighboring node. Also, one antenna can be selected as a broadcast/multicast antenna for broadcast or multicast communications with multiple neighboring nodes. An identity of the at least one antenna selected to communicate with the neighboring node(s) may not be communicated from the wireless device.04-18-2013
20130114499PILOT SIGNAL TRANSMITTING METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION AND CELLULAR SYSTEM TO WHICH THE METHOD IS APPLIED - A transmitting method in a mobile communication system, which has a base and mobile station that performs radio communication with the base station in a cell of a radio communication area formed by the base station, and mixes, allocates unicast data and broadcast/multicast data to subframes in a radio frame, and transmits the radio frame as downstream data from the base station to the mobile station, by the base station, multiplexing cell-specific pilot signals corresponding to the unicast data to a first subframe to where data is allocated, while multiplexing cell-specific pilot signals to a second subframe to where data is allocated, where the number of the cell-specific pilot signals allocated to the second subframe is different from the number of the cell-specific pilot signals allocated to the first subframe; setting a difference between the various start phase of cell-specific pilot signals transmitted in the various subframes.05-09-2013
20130114496System and Method for Interference Management in Cellular Networks - Notifying served user equipments (UEs) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served UE may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the subframe. Alternatively, the served UE may be notified through higher layer signaling.05-09-2013
20130094426EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGIES FOR TRANSMITTING LOCALIZED AUXILIARY INFORMATION AND RDS/RBDS INFORMATION VIA MULTIPLE RF FREQUENCIES, RF POWER, AND ANTENNA SELECTION OF BOOSTERS IN A SEGMENTED LISTENING AREA DELIVERING LOCALIZED AUXILIARY INFORMATION - Radio broadcasting equipment is provided that enables targeted radio broadcast delivery in an radio broadcast area wherein a plurality of radio auxiliary or booster transmitters are used to transmit localized RDS data and/or auxiliary information to supplement broadcast area wide content transmitted and/or RDS data on the same frequency. Moreover, these auxiliary or booster transmitters may be configured to transmit different localized RDS data and/or auxiliary information to supplement at least one main transmitter transmitted on corresponding specified transmission frequencies using Time Division Multiple Access frame structure.04-18-2013
20130094425APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING SIMULCASTING AND DE-SIMULCASTING WITH A PLURALITY OF BASE STATIONS - Base station simulcast controller module apparatuses are adapted to send a message to the base station controller to direct the base station controller to send downlink packets across each of the plurality of base stations for simulcast with a common sector identity (ID). One or more simulcasting control instructions may be sent to the plurality of base stations to facilitate simulcasting with the sector ID from the plurality of base stations. Methods for facilitating simulcasting and de-simulcasting at a plurality of base stations include sending a message to a base station controller to direct the base station controller to send downlink packets across each of a plurality of base stations for simulcast with a common sector identity (ID). One or more simulcasting control instructions are also sent to the plurality of base stations to facilitate simulcasting with the sector ID from the plurality of base stations.04-18-2013
20130094424SIGNALING WHETHER A NETWORK HAS BROADCAST SYSTEM INFORMATION - Devices, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods for signaling a broadcast of a message are described. According to some embodiments, a first message to be broadcast in a cell is determined. The first message includes barring indications. A second message is generated. The second message is a System Information Type 3 message and includes an indication that the first message is to be broadcast. The second message is broadcast. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.04-18-2013
20130114491Medium Access Control Enhancements - The exemplary embodiments enable setting one or more devices of a wireless communication network to be associated with a one or more groups of a plurality of groups based on at least a device type of the one or more devices, receiving at least one indication that one or more devices have data to send, and allocating, one group at a time, resources to the groups associated with the devices with data to send. Further, receiving a probe message from a network node, the probe message identifying one or more groups set to the device based at least on a device type, sending, information to the node, the information providing an indication that data is required to be sent, and in response to the sending, receiving a resource allocation from the node to send the data, wherein the resource allocation is arranged based on the groups set to the device.05-09-2013
20130114493INTERNET PROTOCOL RADIO DISPATCH SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for dispatching calls using a packet network is disclosed. The use of distributed call management modules, enables various communication systems, such as RF and PSTN systems, to communicate with each other over the IP network. Audio devices from the various communication systems are each assigned an IP multicast group. Distributed call management modules covert signals from the audio devices into IP packets and transmit the IP packets to designated IP multicast groups over the IP network.05-09-2013
20130114494METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK DATA BURST IN WIRELESS CONNECTION SYSTEM - In this specification, a method for transmitting an uplink data burst of a terminal in a wireless connection system comprises: a step of receiving a first message from a base station, which includes resource allocation information for competition-based uplink data burst transmission and control information for determining the number of terminals which attempt competition-based uplink data burst transmission; and a step of transmitting an uplink data burst to the base station over a resource domain allocated through the resource allocation information on the basis of the control information.05-09-2013
20130100874METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MULTICAST FRAME - A method of processing a multicast frame in a wireless local area network system. The method includes transmitting a request message for requesting a Directed Multicast Service (DMS) in which at least one multicast frame is transmitted as at least one unicast frame by an Access Point (AP), receiving a response message from the AP in response to the request message, and receiving the at least one multicast frame from the AP, the at least one multicast frame being transmitted as the at least one unicast frame. The request message includes a DMS descriptor list field comprising a Transmission Class (TCLAS) element field and a Transmission Specification (TSPEC) element field. The TCLAS element field includes a requested multicast group address for the DMS. The TSPEC element field defines Quality of Service (QoS) expectations information for the DMS.04-25-2013
20130100875METHOD FOR ELIMINATING INTERFERENCE IN MULTI-NODE SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING METHOD THEREOF - An interference elimination method performed by a first terminal in a multi-node system comprises the steps of: receiving information from a node on a second precoding matrix which is applied to a second signal to be transmitted to a second terminal; receiving from the node a first signal to which a first precoding matrix is applied; and eliminating an interference signal contained in said first signal on the basis of the information on said second precoding matrix.04-25-2013
20130100873Data Transmission Method, Base Station and Terminal - The present invention discloses a data transmission method, base station and terminal. The method comprises: transmitting, in every subframe used for transmitting multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS), n transport blocks (TBs) to terminals, and transmitting to the terminals the correspondence between the MBMS corresponding to each TB in the subframe and the TB serial number of each TB in the subframe; wherein n is an integer greater than one, a period of time occupies in every subframe by the TBs corresponding to same MBMS is same, and each TB in the subframe corresponds to a unique TB serial number. The present invention can transmit two or more TBs to terminals in every subframe, and the TBs transmitted in the subframe can correspond to different MBMSs, thereby realizing the transmission of TBs corresponding to a plurality of MBMSs in a subframe and improving the spectrum effectiveness of the data transmission.04-25-2013
20130114497EFFICIENT VARIABLE RATE FOR BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which at least one bit rate for allocating network resources from a broadcast-multicast service center (BM-SC) is received. The network resources are then allocated based on the at least one bit rate. Moreover, all evolved Node Bs (eNBs) in a broadcast/multicast area are informed of the network resource allocation. Additionally, the network resources are allocated for a session based on a first bit rate, wherein the first bit rate is greater than a guaranteed bit rate (GBR), and the network resource allocation is adjusted to a second bit rate based on the occurrence of an event, wherein the second bit rate is equal to GBR.05-09-2013
20130114498METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK DATA IN MBSFN SUBFRAME AND APPARATUSES THEREOF - A method for receiving a downlink signal from a base station (BS) in a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe is disclosed. The method is performed by a user equipment (UE) and includes receiving information indicating an MBSFN subframe configured as an almost blank subframe (ABS) (ABS MBSFN subframe) among MBSFN subframes of which a data region is allocated a reduced transmission power lower than a transmission power in a data region of a normal subframe, and demodulating the downlink signal received in the data region of the ABS MBSFN subframe based on a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) in a control region of the ABS MBSFN subframe according to the information.05-09-2013
20110268010RELAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND FRAME TRANSFER METHOD - A relay apparatus converts a received multicast frame to a unicast frame, sets a relatively higher communication rate than a specified communication rate, and forwards the converted unicast frame to a communication apparatus at the relatively higher communication rate. The relay apparatus attaches conversion information, which represents execution of the conversion, to the unicast frame. On reception of a unicast frame from the relay apparatus, the communication apparatus determines whether the received unicast frame is the converted unicast frame from the multicast frame, based on the conversion information attached by the relay apparatus. Upon determination that the received unicast frame is the converted unicast frame, the communication apparatus reconverts the received unicast frame to a multicast frame and transfers the reconverted multicast frame to an application installed in the communication apparatus to utilize a multicast frame. This arrangement enables the communication apparatus to effectively utilize a received unicast frame that is a converted unicast frame from a multicast frame.11-03-2011
20130170424SELECTIVELY MULTIPLEXING COMMUNICATION STREAMS - In an embodiment, a network device obtains a plurality of data packets that are each associated with one of a plurality of different streams, wherein each of the plurality of obtained data packets includes a header portion with stream-specific routing information. The network device strips the stream-specific routing information from the plurality of obtained data packets to produce a plurality of stream-specific payload portions, which are merged into a shared payload portion of a stream-multiplexed data packet that includes common routing information for the plurality of streams in a common header portion. The network device transmits the stream-multiplexed packet to a target device, and the target device determines whether any of the plurality of different streams are relevant to the target UE based on stream-mapping information contained in the stream-multiplexed packet, and selectively decodes and processes the stream-specific payload portions corresponding based on the determination.07-04-2013
20130121236MULTICAST MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS - A multicast management method of a base station is provided. The base station generates a CRC for a message including resource allocation information of a multicast group including a plurality of terminals, and masks the CRC by a CRC mask. The base station adds the masked CRC to the message, and then transmits the message to which the masked CRC is added to the multicast group.05-16-2013
20130121233BASE STATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobile communications terminal divides a plurality of multipath signals associated with radio signals transmitted from a plurality of base stations using an S-CCPCH into groups by base station, i.e., by transmit source, maximum-ratio-combines a plurality of multipath signals associated with each same base station which is a transmit source into a composite signal, decodes the composite signal, and selects a composite signal having a good decoded result from among decoded composite signals.05-16-2013
20130121235SELECTIVE REVIEW OF BUNDLED MESSAGES FROM A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system, method, and computer device that allow a wireless communication device to selectively bundle messages in an access channel communication packet being sent to another computer device on the wireless communication network, such as a base station are disclosed. The bundled messages are typically sent in response to a request sent to the wireless communication device for response to a specific event, such as the setup of a group communication call. The receiving computer device determines if the access channel communication packet contains data indicating one or more bundled messages are therewithin such that resources only then will expended to review the bundled messages to check for the availability of the requested resources.05-16-2013
20130121234GROUP RESOURCE ALLOCATION TECHNIQUES FOR IEEE 802.16M - Group resource allocation techniques for IEEE 802.16m are generally presented. In this regard a method is introduced comprising generating a plurality of bitmaps to identify resource allocations and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) modes for a group of broadband wireless mobile stations, wherein each mobile station in the group is assigned a position within a user bitmap to identify whether the mobile station is allocated frame resources and wherein the position within one or more MIMO bitmap(s) to identify a MIMO mode, and transmitting the bitmaps in a group resource allocation (GRA) information element (IE) of a broadband wireless media access protocol (MAP) frame portion. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.05-16-2013
20130121232METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POWER EFFICIENT BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for content multicasting and broadcasting and data unicasting in a broadband multicarrier wireless communication system. A base station is configured to transmit, and a mobile station is configured to receive, a sequence of consecutive frames. The frames comprise two types: frames containing time-frequency resources for content multicasting and broadcasting via a single frequency network, and frames containing time-frequency resources for data unicasting without the use of a single frequency network. The two types of frames are intermixed in accordance with an intermixing configuration pattern. The intermixing configuration pattern is indicated by a bit-map contained in a scheduling signal.05-16-2013
20130121230SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICES - A synchronization control method for MBS in an access network gateway is provided. The synchronization control method generates content unit data for multicast broadcasting when external data is input, generates a sync rule to be used in one or more base stations, and transmits the content unit data for multicast broadcasting and a sync rule notification message to the one or more base stations.05-16-2013
20130121231APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICE DATA TRANSMISSION SYNCHRONIZATION - An MBS data transmission synchronization apparatus of a radio access station is provided. The MBS data transmission synchronization apparatus includes an information reception unit that receives transmission synchronization information from an ACR, an information reception loss check unit that determines whether the received transmission synchronization information is lost, a content reception unit that sequentially receives a content packet including content time information from an MBS content source, a packet reception loss check unit that determines whether the received content packet is lost, a retransmission request unit that transmits a retransmission request message to the ACR, a transmission time determination unit that determines a transmission time of the received content packet on the basis of the transmission synchronization information and the content time information, and a content transmission unit that transmits the received content packet to mobile terminals at the transmission time.05-16-2013
20130121229Method and System to Enable Handover in a Hybrid Terrestrial Satellite Network - A hybrid satellite/terrestrial wireless network having a plurality of terrestrial cells and satellite coverage areas is disclosed. A multiplex transmitted in a terrestrial cell may include signaling information for neighboring terrestrial cells and neighboring satellite coverage areas. The signaling information may include indicators identifying different profiles for the hybrid satellite/terrestrial network, and include other information enabling handover from the terrestrial cell multiplex to one of the neighboring terrestrial or satellite multiplexes.05-16-2013
20130128800TIME-DIVISION MULTIPLEXED PILOT SIGNAL FOR INTEGRATED MOBILE BROADCASTS - A pilot channel signal for time-division multiplexing with one or more traffic channel signals in a broadcast/multi-cast signal and for code-division multiplexing with a continuously transmitted pilot channel signal is described. In an exemplary method for transmitting a broadcast/multicast signal, a pilot symbol sequence is obtained for each slot of one or more frames of the broadcast/multicast signal, so that the pilot symbol sequence varies for each slot of a given frame. The pilot symbol sequence for each slot is spread with a channelization code, and the spread pilot symbol sequence for each slot is scrambled, using a scrambling code, to form a first pilot channel signal. The first pilot channel signal is transmitted so that it is time-division multiplexed with one or more traffic channel signals transmitted during each slot and code-division multiplexed with a second pilot channel signal transmitted during all slots of the one or more frames.05-23-2013
20130128799Address Spoofing Prevention - The present invention relates to a method for securing a radio communication link establishment in a radio communication network comprising a local network and a secured network. The local network comprises at least a first terminal and a second terminal and at least the first terminal is capable of communicating with the secured network. The radio communication network implements layered protocol functions, comprising at least Layers 1, 2 and 3, the terminals being identifiable by their Layer 2 and 3 addresses. The secured network comprises a database comprising address correspondence information between Layer 2 and 3 addresses of terminals. In the method the first terminal authenticates itself with the secured network and then by using the Layer 3 address of the second terminal, obtaining the address correspondence information provided by the database and thereby determining the corresponding Layer 2 address of the second terminal. Then the first terminal establishes in the local network the radio communication link with the second terminal by using the Layer 2 address.05-23-2013
20130128798802.11 RESTRICTED ACCESS WINDOW - A method of operating an access point includes defining a restricted access window during which stations that belong to a same infrastructure basic service set as the access point are not allowed to transmit data frames. The method further includes generating a beacon announcing the restricted access window, and transmitting the beacon to the stations that belong to the same infrastructure basic service set as the access point. The method also includes, during the restricted access window, receiving a poll frame from a first station of the stations that belong to the same infrastructure basic service set as the access point. The method further includes, subsequent to the poll frame, transmitting a data frame to the first station.05-23-2013
20110216686COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF - Communication devices and methods thereof. The communication device comprises a communication module and a control module. The communication module is configured to receive point-to-multipoint data and point-to-point data on a first carrier, and receives a configuration of a second carrier after configuring the first carrier. The control module, coupled to the communication module, configures the second carrier according to the received configuration.09-08-2011
20130176933METHOD OF PERFORMING RESOURCE SPECIFIC CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for performing resource specific channel estimation at a user equipment in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving one or more reference signals in a specific subframe from a serving cell, and performing channel estimation for a control region of a corresponding downlink subframe, based on the one or more reference signals. The channel estimation for the control region is performed based on one or more reference signals included in a data region of the corresponding downlink subframe.07-11-2013
20110222461METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AIDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MULTICAST BACKHAUL IN THE FIXED NETWORK FOR MOBILE MULTICAST SERVICE - Method and apparatus for decreasing multi-cell feedback overhead is provided in the present invention. Wherein a mobile user terminal equipment utilizes a first period to feedback short-term channel direction information of a serving base station, utilizes a second period to feedback long-term channel direction information of neighboring base stations, further, the mobile user terminal equipment utilizes a third period to feedback long-term relative amplitude information, utilizes a fourth period to feedback short-term relative phase information, wherein the first period is shorter than the second period, and the third period is longer than the fourth period.09-15-2011
20110222460SYNCHRONISATION METHOD BETWEEN BASE STATIONS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND BASE STATION THEREOF - The invention relates to a method for use in a radio communication system (RCS), the radio communication system (RCS) comprising at least three base stations (SBS09-15-2011
20110222457METHOD OF RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE IN CELL-BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of receiving multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) information by a user equipment (UE) in a cell-based wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving information regarding a second cell from a first cell over a first channel, and receiving the MBMS information from the second cell over a second channel based on the received information regarding the second cell. Information regarding a cell that transmits multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) information is obtained from a cell that does not transmit the MBMS information, thereby eventually receiving the MBMS information. Therefore, an overhead caused by broadcasting of unnecessary MBMS control information can be reduced.09-15-2011
20080198785Methods and Apparatus for Cellular Broadcasting and Communication System - In a cellular wireless network, methods and apparatus are disclosed for a signal broadcasting scheme that can be individually augmented for users with poor reception. The network employs a first downlink channel (broadcast CH) for broadcasting data to all mobile stations (S08-21-2008
20130148565MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP MANAGEMENT - The present invention provides for a mobile radio communications device, and related method of operation, arranged for closed subscriber group selection and for the storage of closed subscriber group information in the device, the stored information including information configured as a whitelist of closed subscriber group identities delivered between non-access-stratum layer and access-stratum layer within the device, and the device being further arranged to remove a previous user-selected closed subscriber group identity from the whitelist responsive to the device connecting to a cell is different from that identified by the previous user-selected closed subscriber group identity, and which different cell can comprise for example a non-CSG cell.06-13-2013
20130148566D2D COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES: BEACONING; BROADCAST; CONFLICT RESOLUTION - There is a method and apparatus for transmitting a beacon for D2D communications in a first radio resource selected from among a first set of radio resources of a beacon frame; and for transmitting a broadcast message in a second radio resource selected from among a second set of radio resources of the same beacon frame. In various particular embodiments: the beacon has an indication that the broadcast message is to be transmitted in the beacon frame; the beacon has an indication specifying the second radio resource; there is transmitted a broadcast message header in the second radio resource during an initial subframe of the beacon frame and the broadcast message header has an indication of how many subframes are allocated for the broadcast message; and the broadcast message header has a retransmission control field that selectively indicates which broadcast partners are to re-transmit the broadcast message.06-13-2013
20110228717METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CARRIER OF MULTICAST AND BROADCAST SERVICE - A method of managing carriers in a terminal of a multi-carrier system is provided. The method includes switching from a primary carrier to an MBS carrier for an MBS, receiving MBS-associated data from a base station through the MBS carrier, returning to the primary carrier from the MBS carrier after receiving the MBS-associated data, and communicating with the base station through the primary carrier.09-22-2011
20110228716METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTIPLEXING MULTIPLE SERVICE COMPONENTS INTO ONE FLOW IN A FORWARD LINK ONLY NETWORK - Methods and systems for transmitting multiple service components in a single mediaFLO logical channel (MLC) stream within a MediaFLO® broadcast signal to distinguish data packets of different components based upon different media type header information or a component identifier added to the data packet header information. In a first embodiment, multiple service components of different media types are broadcast within the same MLC stream. Mobile device can separate received data packets within the MLC based upon their respective media type header information, and route each pack to its corresponding component processing module. In a second embodiment, different service components are identified with a component identifier that is added to the packet headers. A new layer in the protocol architecture stack can use the component ID within each data packet header to select and properly route the data packets for processing.09-22-2011
20110243054METHOD OF MINIMIZING AN UNNECESSARY SCHEDULING INFORMATION RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and a user equipment (UE) providing wireless communication services, and more particularly, a method of minimizing an unnecessary MSI (MCH Scheduling Information) reception by a terminal (UE) during a reception of a MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service) service in an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (E-UMTS), a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, and a LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) system that have evolved from a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), thereby preventing an unnecessary battery consumption of the terminal.10-06-2011
20130136053APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING HARQ RETRANSMISSION PROCESS TO RECEIVE E-MBS SERVICE IN A MULTI-CARRIER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method for receiving E-MBS service by performing a carrier switching operation in a multi-carrier system, the method comprising: performing carrier switching from primary carrier to secondary carrier; checking whether the uplink HARQ retransmission process is performed when the carrier switching is performed; and terminating or suspending the performing uplink HARQ retransmission process if the uplink HARQ retransmission process is performed.05-30-2013
20130136052APPLICATION-LAYER HANDOFF OF AN ACCESS TERMINAL FROM A FIRST SYSTEM OF AN ACCESS NETWORK TO A SECOND SYSTEM OF THE ACCESS NETWORK DURING A COMMUNICATION SESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Embodiments are directed to an application-layer handoff of an access terminal from a first system of an access network to a second system of the access network during a communication session within a wireless communications system. In an embodiment, the access terminal sets up a communication session on the first system. A multimedia client measures application-layer performance parameters for the communication session supported by the first system, and determines whether to handoff the communication session to a second system based at least in part on the application-layer performance parameters. If the multimedia client determines to handoff the communication session to the second system, the multimedia client initiates the handoff and the communication session is transitioned to the second system.05-30-2013
20130136051REGULATING BROADCAST OVERHEAD MESSAGES WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Aspects of regulating broadcast overhead messages within a wireless communications network are disclosed. In an example, an access network periodically sends a message advertising an announced multicast session on each of a plurality of carriers, the message indicating that the announced multicast session is being carried on a target carrier among the plurality of carriers. The access network determines whether to cease transmission of the periodic message within each non-target carrier based on a number of times the periodic message has been sent in each of the plurality of carriers, and ceases transmission of the periodic message within each non-target carrier based on the determining step.05-30-2013
20130136050TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL PROGRAM AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To realize transmission performances equivalent to those of an MU-MIMO BLAST ZF-THP system without increasing a signal processing amount in a base station apparatus in a downlink MU-MIMO transmission system. A transmission apparatus is provided with a plurality of transmission antennas, generates a transmission signal addressed to each reception apparatus based on information indicating spatial correlation of channels to and from a plurality of reception apparatuses, space-multiplexes the generated each transmission signal in the same wireless resource, and transmits it to each reception apparatus. The transmission apparatus includes: an ordering determination part 05-30-2013
20130136049GROUP COMMUNICATIONS OVER EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICES - The disclosure relates to group communications over multimedia broadcast-multicast services (MBMS). An embodiment of the disclosure establishes a first multicast flow and assigns a second multicast flow, wherein the second multicast flow contains signaling and media for at least one group call, and wherein the first multicast flow is configured to send information regarding activity on the second multicast flow. An embodiment of the disclosure monitors a first multicast flow for an announce message regarding a first group call, and upon receipt of the announce message, switches to a second multicast flow that contains signaling and media for the first group call.05-30-2013
20110235563FEMTOCELL ONE-TO-MANY PACKET DELIVERY - Femto nodes provide Local IP Access (LIPA) which allows terminals to communicate with local area networks that the femtocells reside in using cellular air-interfaces (such as cdma2000, UMTS or LTE). Femto nodes also enable Remote IP Access (RIPA) service, which allows the terminals to access the local area network from the Internet as if they were present in the local area networks. Further, to avoid degradation of standby time of the terminals or the capacity of the femto node, or both, apparatus and methods are described herein in which a femto node consolidates received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets from a local area network prior to delivering the packets to terminals over a cellular air-interface. In other aspects, a femto node may deliver the received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets via a cellular one-to-many transmission, either with or without consolidation.09-29-2011
20110249606METHOD OF COMMUNICATING MOBILE MULTICAST SERVICE IN FIXED NETWORK AND DEVICE THEREOF - The present invention provides a method and device of communicating mobile multicast service in the fixed network by coupling, via the fixed network, a mobile base station to the mobile communication system of a mobile core network. In the present invention, a multicast service channel is established between gateway used for connecting a fixed network with mobile core network and an edge routing device in the fixed network, for communicating the mobile multicast service from mobile core network; while the edge routing device provides, in the access/convergence network of the fixed network, mobile multicast service for the mobile base station. With application of the device and method in the present invention, network resource of the fixed network may be saved, and payload of each network device is relieved.10-13-2011
20130148561MANAGING DIGITAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - A system and computer usable program product for managing digital radio transmissions including determining a group of selected radio receiving units for a set of digital radio transmissions according to a policy, and transmitting the set of digital radio transmissions by a radio transmitting unit only to the group of selected radio receiving units.06-13-2013
20130148562WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, DATA DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, AND DATA UPDATING METHOD - A wireless communication apparatus including: a memory to store data therein, and a processor to receive a message including setting information concerning settings of a multicast service bearer through which updating data used for updating the data is distributed, to access the multicast service bearer through which the updating data is distributed in accordance with the setting information, to receive the updating data distributed through the multicast service bearer, and to update the data by the updating data.06-13-2013
20100284319DEDICATED CARRIER CONFIGURATION METHOD AND DEVICE AND MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE TRANSMISSION METHOD - The present invention discloses a MBMS dedicated carrier configuration method, including: at least one of MBMS dedicated carriers in a cell is chose and assigned MBMS control information of all MBMS dedicated carriers and MBMS system information; and frequency information and scrambling code group ID information of at least one MBMS dedicated carriers assigned bundling information is assigned to conventional service carriers in the cell. The present invention also discloses a device for realizing said method and a MBMS transmission method based on dedicated carriers assigned the bundling information. The present invention realizes MBMS bundling on the dedicated carriers, and UE can receive services by directly sensing the carriers bearing control signaling, and thus it can reduce meaningless switching sense by the UE and save power.11-11-2010
20120257564METHOD FOR RECEIVING MOBILE MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE IN MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Method receiving Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving a Dynamic Service Addition (DSA) message through a primary carrier, from a Base Station (BS); switching from the primary carrier to a secondary carrier based on the DSA message; receiving an MBS Configuration message through the secondary carrier, from the BS; and receiving MBS data through the secondary carrier based on the MBS Configuration message, from the BS.10-11-2012
20120257562METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DATA IN USER EQUIPMENT OF SUPPORTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE - A method and an apparatus for receiving data in a User Equipment (UE) supporting a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) are provided. A method of receiving data by a UE which supports an MBMS includes obtaining first indication information indicating a Multicast/Broadcast over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframe reserved for an MBSFN, obtaining second indication information indicating a subframe in the MBSFN subframe, the subframe decoding a Physical Multicast CHannel (PMCH), and when although a first subframe is indicated as the MBSFN subframe, the first subframe is not indicated to decode a PMCH and is not of a subframe for a Positioning Reference Signal (PRS), receiving a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) of the first subframe and decoding a corresponding Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH).10-11-2012
20090116418METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT SERVICE IN MOBLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting a point-to-multipoint service in a mobile communication system, method of receiving the same, apparatus for transmitting the same and apparatus receiving the same are disclosed, by which a transmission parameter of a channel providing a point-to-multipoint service to a plurality of cells can be informed to UEs receiving the point-to-multipoint service. The present invention includes receiving at least one transmission parameter on a point-to-multipoint signaling channel providing scheduling information of the point-to-multipoint service wherein the point-to-multipoint signaling channel is mapped to the point-to-multipoint channel, combining the point-to-multipoint channel transmitted from a plurality of cells by using the at least one transmission parameter, and receiving the point-to-multipoint service on a point-to-multipoint traffic channel wherein the point-to-multipoint traffic channel is mapped to the point-to-multipoint channel.05-07-2009
20100302987MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, USER APPARATUS AND METHOD - In a mobile communication system, a downlink MBMS channel is transmitted from a plurality of cells in timing synchronized with each other. The system includes: a unit configured to collectively transit a notification of setting up an uplink line for responding to the downlink MBMS channel to a plurality of user apparatuses specified by an upper node of the base station apparatus; a unit configured to set up the uplink line for a user apparatus that responds to the notification; and a unit configured to transfer a signal received from each user apparatus via the uplink line to the upper node.12-02-2010
20120275371CELL RESELECTION PROCESS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - A method of cell reselection in a wireless communications system where parameters are transmitted by the network in system information blocks to WTRU's on the network. Parameters are either added or subtracted from an equation representing the signal level and/or quality of a cell. Parameters may be prioritized. The results of the calculations are used to rank the servicing cell and neighboring cells. If a neighboring cell has a higher quality than the servicing cell, then the WTRU reselects the better cell. The network may transmit a blacklist of cells where the WTRU cannot camp as well as a barring timer for each cell where if the timer expires, the cell can again be considered for reselection. Information germane to the reselection decision may be transmitted and used by the network.11-01-2012
20120275372Method and System for Controlling the Provision of Media Content to Mobile Stations - A media service controller controls how one or more base stations transmit media content from one or more media servers to mobile stations. The media service controller may control whether a mobile station receives media content via a unicast or a multicast connection, e.g., based on a predefined schedule and/or on whether other mobile stations served by the same base station are receiving the same media content. The media service controller may provide a content discovery service through which a first media server may determine whether other media servers are providing the same media content. The media service controller may facilitate changing a source of media content received by a mobile station, e.g., by changing the source from a first media server to a second media server when the mobile station moves from an area associated with the first media server to an area associated with the second media server.11-01-2012
20120275370METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR ENHANCED MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided are a method and apparatus for allocating resources for enhanced multicast broadcast service (E-MBS) data in a wireless communication system. A base station divides a frequency region into at least one frequency partition and allocates subbands of K11-01-2012
20120275369METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MANAGING SIMULTANEOUS UNICAST AND MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques are provided for managing simultaneous unicast and multicast/broadcast services. For example, there is provided a method operable by a user equipment (UE) or the like, that involves transmitting, upon initial connection with a wireless communication system, a first message indicating one or more capabilities of the UE. The method may further involve transmitting a second message indicating that the UE is receiving or is about to receive a multicast/broadcast service. The method may also involve receiving, as a result of the second message, data scheduled in accordance with one or more predetermined rules.11-01-2012
20100315988METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR SYNCHRONIZING SIGNALING MESSAGE - According to the invention, it provides a method for synchronizing a signaling message transmitted over multi-cell MCCH. The method comprises the following steps: transmitting, by a gateway, the signaling message carried with activation time information to a base station via a MCE (MBMS Control Entity), or transmitting, by a MCE, the signaling message carried with activation time information directly to a base station; and making, by the base station, the signaling message take effect synchronously based on the activation time information contained in the signaling message.12-16-2010
20100315987Method and Apparatus for Improving MCCH Monitoring Mechanism - A method for improving MCCH monitoring mechanism in a network terminal of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of delivering an MBMS service announcement to a UE of the wireless communication system, which contains a list of MBMS services to be broadcast in the network and service related information, one of the service related information indicating which MBSFN area(s) an MBMS service is broadcasted in; transmitting session start information of the said MBMS service on the MCCH associated with the indicated MBSFN area; and starting broadcasting the said MBMS service in the indicated MBSFN area(s).12-16-2010
20100315986WIRELESS BROADCAST COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND BROADCAST SERVICE METHOD THEREOF - A wireless broadcast communication system includes a transmitter that provides broadcast services via a plurality of frames based on inband signaling, and a receiver that switches a sleep mode to an active mode and receives the target broadcast packets, according to the timing information. The receiver is repeatedly switched to the sleep mode according to the timing information. The system uses the scheduling information to detect broadcast packets via a plurality of frames, thereby enhancing the use efficiency of the scheduling information. Although the receiver fails to receive scheduling information via a particular frame, it can detect a position of a broadcast packet using the stored scheduling information.12-16-2010
20100315985METHOD OF PROVIDING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - The present invention relates to a method of providing a multicast broadcast service. A message for providing an MBS (Multicast Broadcast Service) between network constituent elements is defined by applying a message defined in a wireless channel, and functions and parameters to be performed by the network constituent elements are defined. Therefore, the MBS can be provided in a wideband wireless access network that is a field of a mobile communication system and includes a wire channel.12-16-2010
20100315984A Method, System and Base Station for Transmitting Broadcast Service Data in a Single Frequency Network - A method for transmitting broadcast service data in a single frequency network including a Radio Network Controller and one or more base stations each with a cell including one or more sectors, the method includes: transmitting, by the Radio Network Controller, broadcast service data and a first transmission time to the base station; and transmitting, by the base station, the broadcast service data to each of its sector after the first transmission time, where the broadcast service data is transmitted to adjacent sectors sharing a common station address at different transmission times. Also, the present invention discloses a system and base station for transmitting broadcast service data in a single frequency network. With this technical solution, the phenomenon of fast fading of received signals in the prior art which occurs at adjacent edge zones of adjacent sectors in the same cell of the single frequency network can be avoided, and thus improving performance of receiving the signals.12-16-2010
20130155933Request-Response Procedure for Wireless Network - This document provides a solution where a requesting wireless apparatus indicates in a probe request message that the requesting wireless apparatus supports a collision avoidance mechanism that enables a responding wireless apparatus to reduce a number probe response messages by responding to a plurality of probe response messages with a single probe response message.06-20-2013
20130155934NETWORK WITH SECONDARY CONTROL CHANNEL - Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for providing communications in an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Information including utility consumption information is transmitted from network endpoints to a central facility using a first communications channel, generally within an ISM band using relatively lower power transmitters operating in accordance with 47 CFR, Part 15. Commonly applicable information (for example, time signals and instructions destined for multiple of the endpoints) is transmitted over a second communications channel in frequency bands other than ISM bands using relatively higher power levels than are permitted under Part 15. Network endpoints and the first and second communications channels may be utilized in either of a mesh network or a star network.06-20-2013
20130155935Method for Multicast Video Delivery for 4G Cellular Networks - A method for video multicast delivery for 4g wireless networks includes collecting client feedback and obtaining supportable modulation and coding scheme MCS for each client over a base station of wireless network, prioritizing video packets for said clients and setting a utility for each of the video packets; performing a radio resource allocation for determining a utility optimization for transmitted frames of the video packets; and assigning an MCS to each transmitted frame of the video packets, responsive to step performing a radio resource allocation06-20-2013
20130155936METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING ENERGY-SAVING CELL - A method for configuring a cell includes the following steps. A network node obtains information for configuring serviceless Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frames of a first cell; and the network node configures serviceless MBSFN sub-frames of a neighboring cell of the first cell by alternating the serviceless MBSFN sub-frames of the neighboring cell with the serviceless MBSFN sub-frames of the first cell according to the information for configuring the serviceless MB SFN sub-frames of the first cell. In the method for configuring the first cell, the serviceless MBSFN sub-frames of the neighboring cell alternate with the serviceless MBSFN sub-frames of the first cell, thereby reducing interference between cells and improving stability of the system.06-20-2013
20130155937MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, HOME BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile station apparatus has established a first bearer that communicates with a home network and a second bearer that communicates with a core network. In the transmission of a multicast join request, the mobile station apparatus transmits the multicast join request by selecting the first bearer if the multicast join request is addressed to the home network, or by selecting the second bearer if the multicast join request is addressed to the core network. In this way, a mobile communication system is provided where the mobile station apparatus connected to a home base station apparatus determines whether a multicast group is based on a Local IP Access and then transmits the multicast join request, and the home base station apparatus appropriately establishes a multicast session to the home network or the core network in response to a determination of the mobile station apparatus.06-20-2013
20120281612METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR BROADCAST OPTIMIZATION IN MOBILE IP - In accordance with various embodiments, a Home Agent receives a registration request and sends a registration reply having a network mask extension including a network mask associated with the home address of the Mobile Node. Once the Mobile Node has obtained its network mask, it may send packets such as broadcast packets, as well as roam to its Home Agent. Additionally, in accordance with various embodiments, when a Home Agent receives a broadcast packet, it forwards the broadcast packet to a care-of address of the broadcast packet without duplicating the broadcast packet. Instead, the Foreign Agent obtains the subnet from the broadcast packet, identifies the Mobile Node(s) on that subnet, and duplicates the broadcast packet for transmission to the identified Mobile Node(s).11-08-2012
20120281611MANAGING RESERVED CELLS AND USER EQUIPMENTS IN AN MBSFN ENVIRONMENT WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a first configuration, an apparatus determines subframes, in a radio frame, used by one or more neighboring BSs for providing services, and sends information to a UE indicating the determined subframes. In a second configuration, an apparatus determines subframes, in a radio frame, used by one or more neighboring BSs for providing services, transmits with a first power in remaining subframes other than the determined subframes in the radio frame, determines a second power based on the first power such that a difference between the second power and the first power is less than a threshold, and transmits with the second power in a subset of symbols in the determined subframes. In a third configuration, an apparatus receives information from a BS indicating subframes, in a radio frame, used by one or more neighboring BSs for providing services, and adjusts an AGC gain based on the indicated subframes.11-08-2012
20120281610Method, System and Network Side Device for Transmitting Control Information of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service - The invention discloses a method for transmitting control information of a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS). A network side device indicates to a UE (User Equipment) the mapping information between information of each area and each MCCH (Multicast control channel), and the network side device may also indicate the area information of each MBMS to the UE, or the UE obtains the area information of the MBMS in a preset way; such, when the UE needs to receive a certain MBMS, the UE obtains the MCCH corresponding to the area information of the MBMS according to the area information of the MBMS and the mapping relationship between information of each area and each MCCH, and receives the configuration information of the MBMS in the MCCH. The invention also discloses a system and device for transmitting control information of a MBMS.11-08-2012
20120281609METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ROAMING PARTNER DISCOVERY - Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments of the invention are disclosed to improve the discovery of wireless networks having desired service offerings. In example embodiments of the invention, a method comprises: transmitting a wireless generic advertisement service request to a multicast address of a multicast group of wireless devices or to a broadcast address, specifying one or more required characteristics; and receiving one or more wireless generic advertisement service responses from only one or more of the plurality of wireless devices having the specified characteristics.11-08-2012
20130182632COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of mitigating, even if a large number of terminal device groups to be served by a base station device are located, congestion of a core network in a situation in which data is required to be communicated from the large number of communication terminal devices or to the large number of communication terminal devices at the same time. In the present invention, when judging to have received an RRC message from a communication terminal device (UE) in Step ST07-18-2013
20130182631METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-MEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES DATA TO USER EQUIPMENT OVER RELAY NODES - A method and apparatus for providing Multi-media Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) data to user equipment in a Multi-media Broadcast over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) environment over relay nodes are provided. The method includes periodically evaluating a synchronization delay associated with relay nodes in an MBSFN area by a DeNB, and assigning resources to the relay nodes for communicating MBMS data. The method also includes setting a time stamp in synchronization packets based on the synchronization delay. The time stamp information may indicate a start time for synchronized transmission of the MBMS data to user equipment in the MBSFN area over an air interface. The method may further include transmitting the synchronization packets including the MBMS data and time stamp information to the relay nodes using the allocated resources such that the MBMS data is synchronously transmitted to the user equipment by the relay nodes.07-18-2013
20130182630BASE STATION DEVICE - A base station device of the present invention includes: a downlink signal reception unit 07-18-2013
20130182629METHOD AND WIRELESS TRANSMIT/RECEIVE UNIT (WTRU) FOR RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE - A method and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for receiving a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) data is disclosed. A WTRU receives MBMS data segments from a first MBMS transmitting source along with segmentation information. The WTRU receives MBMS data segments and segmentation information from a second MBMS transmitting source. The MBMS data segments from the first MBMS transmitting source and the MBMS data segments from the second MBMS transmitting source are received in different order. The WTRU reassembles the MBMS data segments based on the segmentation information received from the first MBMS transmitting source and the second MBMS transmitting source.07-18-2013
20130182628RECEPTION REPORT AGGREGATION - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a first service and determines a potential upload time period including an aggregation time period. The potential upload time period is for uploading a reception report for the first service. The apparatus receives a second service before expiration of the aggregation time period. The apparatus determines whether to generate first reporting information for the received first service and second reporting information for the received second service. The apparatus aggregates the first reporting information and the second reporting information based upon the determination to generate both the first reporting information and the second reporting information.07-18-2013
20110286377METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTICAST BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT - A method for wireless communications is disclosed that includes generating and interpreting multicast block acknowledgement frames. Group identifiers and apparatus identifiers are used for indicating the presence of aggregated acknowledgement information and for extracting acknowledgement information for individual stations.11-24-2011
20110310786METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COORDINATED TRANSMISSION AND A MOBILE TERMINAL AND NETWORK SIDE DEVICE - A method and a system for coordinated transmission, and a mobile terminal and network side device are provided. The method for coordinated transmission includes: reporting by the terminal of a signal measurement result; determining the coordinated transmission state of the terminal according to the signal measurement result; and providing transmission service for the terminal according to the determined transmission state.12-22-2011
20110310785METHOD FOR ALLOCATING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) RESOURCES AND RECEIVING NON MBMS DATA - The present invention discloses a method for allocating MBMS resources and a method for receiving non MBMS data, wherein said method for allocating MBMS resources comprises: way 1: a transmitter using parts on the MBMS resources allocated for the MBMS to send a non MBMS, and informing a receiver of usage state of resources which are used to send the non MBMS in said parts of the MBMS resources through system information; or way 2: a transmitter using parts of the MBMS resources allocated for the MBMS to send a non MBMS only for one or more receivers which are not power limited. The present invention can avoid configuring the MBMS for the over allocation MBMS subframes using complex scheduling algorithms, and implements the flexible allocation of the MBMS subframes.12-22-2011
20110310784METHOD FOR PERFORMING HARQ OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting acknowledgment/non-acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) of a receiver in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes: sharing information on an ACK/NACK transmission time with a transmitter through aperiodic signaling; receiving a data packet from the transmitter; and transmitting ACK/NACK for the data packet to the transmitter at the ACK/NACK transmission time.12-22-2011
20110310783Method and Apparatus for Fair Scheduling of Broadcast Services - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprises a) receiving at a base station from a core network entity a plurality of data packets scheduled for transmission during a scheduling period and synchronization information for a plurality of service bearers; b) determining whether there is an overflow condition based on the received synchronization information and transmission resources reserved for the plurality of service bearers for the scheduling period in a single-frequency network; c) upon determining that the overflow condition is present, selecting among the plurality of service bearers at least one service bearer based on a bearer selection function, wherein the bearer selection function results in selecting the service bearer with a highest value or a lowest value of a ratio of two quantities each with a specific value for each of the plurality of service bearers, and wherein the bearer selection function does not directly compute any ratio; and d) dropping a data packet from the selected at least one service bearer.12-22-2011
20130188546Device-To-Device Discovery Resource Allocation - The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory) for implementing a D2D discovery resource allocation by a network for D2D discovery by UEs belonging to multiple cells in a D2D discovery area, e.g., in LTE wireless systems. A network such as LTE may determine an allocation of one or more resources (UL and/or DL) for a device-to-device discovery among a plurality of UEs located in multiple cells of the network in a D2D discovery area. The allocation of the one or more resources is then may be provided by the network to the plurality of UEs for performing, using these one or more resources, the D2D discovery between any two UEs of the plurality of UEs located in the multiple cells in the D2D discovery area.07-25-2013
20130188547MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, DATA DELIVERING APPARATUS, MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In a mobile communication system, a service area is constituted of a plurality of cells each disposing a base station, and offers a multicast service to a mobile station apparatus in the service area, by transmitting multicast data to the base stations in the service area when a session initiation request includes a dynamic service area constitution identifier. A cell disposed a base station apparatus in which the mobile station apparatus exists as well as cells surrounding the concerned cell is determined as a dynamic service area and a session start request is transmitted to the base stations included in the service area. As a result, multicast data will be delivered to the base stations around which a mobile terminal exists, thus providing a mobile communication system which can perform efficient communication without using waste resources.07-25-2013
20130188548APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DYNAMIC MBS ZONE FOR MACRO-DIVERSITY GAIN IN CELLULAR SYSTEM - A method of configuring a multicast/broadcast service (MBS) zone in a base station is provided. The method includes determining whether terminals connected for communication are positioned in a boundary area of a cell by calculating positions of the terminals, and deciding an MBS zone of the terminals positioned in the boundary area of the cell.07-25-2013
20130188549Method and Telecommunications Network for Controlling Activation of at Least One Terminal in a Machine-Type Communication Application - The invention relates to a method for controlling activation of at least one terminal in a machine-type communication application using a wireless access network. The wireless access network comprises a number of location areas, each of the location areas comprising a plurality of cells. The terminal has been assigned an identifier. First, a location identifier is received from a location provider, the location identifier indicating a subset of cells of at least one of the location areas. Activation of the at least one terminal is then controlled by transmitting at least one broadcast message on at least one cell broadcast channel in the cells of the subset indicated by the location identifier. The broadcast message contains the identifier or identifier part assigned to the terminal, such that the at least one terminal is signalled that the broadcast message is intended for him. An activation control system and a mobile terminal for use with such a system are also disclosed.07-25-2013
20130188545AUTOMATIC CHANNEL LAYERING - Deploying multiple access points on multiple wireless communication channels to optimize coverage area. Additional channels provide additional communication capability which multiple AP's, and their associated stations, can collectively use. An additional set of AP's can be disposed in the additional communication channel, with multiple communication channels possibly physically intersecting. The system control element collects information from devices in the wireless communication system, and automatically configures which AP is assigned to which communication channel. The system control element determines which AP's are servicing which physical locations, in response to feedback from AP's and stations in those locations. The system control element assigns, or re-assigns, AP's in each physical location, with the effect of optimizing coverage.07-25-2013
20110317613Method and Arrangement for DL-OTDOA (Downlink Observed Time Difference of Arrival) Positioning in a LTE (Long Term Evolution) Wireless Communications System - The present invention relates generally to methods and arrangements for positioning in a wireless communications system, such as LTE. In particular, the present invention relates to improving positioning accuracy. The invention provides methods and arrangements for scheduling positioning subframes, i.e. low interference subframes, for allowing aligning of positioning subframes across a number of cells in order to reduce the interference from data symbols of cells in the neighborhood of a cell serving the UE that is performing positioning measurements. A time instance during which transmission of the positioning subframes is to occur in a wireless communications network is selected. The base stations in the wireless communications network are informed about the selected time instance, whereupon the base stations schedule and transmit the positioning subframes based on the selected time instance, whereby the positioning subframes are aligned throughout the network.12-29-2011
20110317607METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUB-CHANNEL AND POWER ALLOCATION AMONG MULTICAST SESSIONS OF A MULTICAST SYSTEM USING AN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS SCHEME - A method and apparatus are described including assigning sub-channels to different multicast sessions under the assumption that in each session all sub-channels are allocated to all users of that session and power is equally allocated to each sub-channel, then for each session assigning the sub-channels to the users of that session under the assumption that the same amount of power is allocated to each sub-channel, then allocating remaining power to certain sub-channels within the session to increase multicast rate, finally modifying the sub-channel allocations among the multicast sessions depending on the sub-channel and power allocation within each multicast session.12-29-2011
20120008543Method and device for bearing and receiving scheduling information of multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) control channel (MCCH) update indication information - The present invention discloses a method for bearing scheduling information of MCCH update indication information in a MBMS system, comprising: configuring the scheduling information of the MCCH update indication information in the MCCH or BCCH, wherein the scheduling information of the MCCH update indication information at least comprises information describing a sending rule of the MCCH update indication information. Meanwhile, the present invention discloses a method for receiving scheduling information of MCCH update indication information in the MBMS system, comprising: receiving a MCCH or BCCH, obtaining the scheduling information of the MCCH update indication information, and receiving the MCCH update indication information according to information describing a sending rule of the MCCH update indication information in the scheduling information of the MCCH update indication information. Meanwhile, the present invention discloses devices for implementing the methods above. The present invention only receives the MCCH when the information born in the MCCH is changed, without receiving information born in the MCCH at all times, to make the mobile terminals save more power.01-12-2012
20120020276METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING A SIGNAL - Communication systems for broadcasting data often include the ability to combine and transmit more than one type or format of data. A method includes receiving a packet of data, determining a location for a parity byte, the location based on a characteristic of the packet of data, decoding, the data to determine a value for the parity byte, and outputting a coded packet of data. An apparatus includes a first signal processor for receiving a first data signal and a second data signal, combining the signals, and creating a signal identifying the signals. The apparatus also includes a second signal processor for encoding the combined signal using a decoding algorithm to generate Reed-Solomon parity bytes in locations within the combined signal based on the identifying signal.01-26-2012
20120020275Method and Apparatus for Data Retransmission in an Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service - The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for data retransmission in an enhanced multimedia broadcast and multicast service; and the method includes: dividing all user terminals into different user groups according to service priorities of the user terminals, and setting retransmission parameters for the different user groups; and in a particular time period, if the number of times of data retransmission requests received from user terminals in one user group by a base station is not less than a preset value of the set retransmission parameter, performing data retransmission for the user terminals in the user group and retiming; otherwise, when the particular time period expires, performing the data retransmission for the user terminals in the user group and retiming. The present invention improves the data retransmission efficiency of the enhanced multimedia broadcast and multicast service on the premise of ensuring a certain level of impartiality.01-26-2012
20120020273RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A relay device includes a receiver that receives a wireless signal and outputs the received signal; a regenerator that restores original data from the received signal, and generates a regeneration signal from the original data; a non-regenerator that generates, using the received signal, a non-regeneration signal; a switching controller that selects and outputs the non-regeneration signal when the received signal is a multicast signal, and that selects and outputs the regeneration signal when the received signal is a unicast signal; and a transmitter that transmits a signal output from the switching controller as a transmission signal.01-26-2012
20120020272SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING REFERENCE SIGNAL WITH INFORMATION ON STATE OF CHANNEL - A reference signal (RS) transmission system to transmit a channel state information (CSI) RS for extraction of CSI to a relay and a macro terminal is disclosed. The base station transmits information on a sub frame containing the CSI RS to the relay or the macro terminal. The macro terminal and the relay receive the CSI RS using the information on the sub frame. The macro terminal and the relay extract the CSI using the CSI RS and transmit the extracted CSI to the base station.01-26-2012
20120020271METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENABLE SWITCHING BETWEEN TWO CARRIERS IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK - For use in a wireless communication network, a subscriber station is capable of switching carriers. The subscriber station is configured to receive an N-bit bitmap from the communication network and determine at least one unicast available interval based on an arrangement of the N bits in the N-bit bitmap. The subscriber station is also configured to switch from a first carrier to a second carrier at a start of the at least one unicast available interval.01-26-2012
20120020269MEDIA ACCESS TECHNIQUES FOR MULTIPLE USER TRANSMISSIONS - Techniques are disclosed involving media access. For instance, a transmitting device may have data to transmit to destination devices. The transmitting device selects one or more of the destination devices and initiates an exchange with each of one or more of the selected device(s). Based on an outcome of such exchange(s), the transmitting device may choose between sending a data transmission and initiating a backoff interval. The data transmission may have data for one or more of the destination devices.01-26-2012
20130194996TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED MULTICAST CONTENT DELIVERY - Techniques for improved multicast content delivery are described. In some embodiments, for example, an apparatus includes a processor circuit, a communication component operative by the processor circuit to receive a data transmission containing a description segment and a correspondence segment, a correspondence processing component operative by the processor circuit to determine a plurality of multicast content streams representing different versions of a media content based on the correspondence segment, and a selection component operative by the processor circuit to select and receive one or more of the plurality of multicast content streams based on characteristics identified in the description segment. In various such embodiments, the apparatus includes an adaptation component operative by the processor circuit to adaptively switch across the plurality of multicast content streams for reception and processing based on characteristics identified in the description segment. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-01-2013
20130194997Low Power Narrowband Operation By An Endpoint - According to one embodiment, a method includes receiving a communication from a transceiver. An endpoint searches a search space for one or more control signals addressed to the endpoint. The search space includes one or more subcarrier frequencies of the plurality of subcarrier frequencies that are located within the narrowband portion of the frequency range and no subcarrier frequencies located outside the narrowband portion of the frequency range. The endpoint decodes at least one control signal addressed to the endpoint and transmitted using at least subcarrier frequency of the search space. The at least one decoded control signal indicates at least one time and at least one set of subcarrier frequencies of the plurality of subcarrier frequencies used to transmit at least one data signal of the communication to the endpoint. The method further includes recovering, by the endpoint, the at least one data signal transmitted to the endpoint.08-01-2013
20130194998Access Spreading with Selective Paging - The present invention provides methods and apparatus for selectively notifying user equipments (UEs) of updated access barring statuses and for spreading access attempts by the UEs. The methods and apparatus disclosed in the present application reduce potential overloads in a radio access network caused by UEs simultaneously accessing the radio network, after being notified that access restrictions have been removed.08-01-2013
20130194999CLIENT-ASSISTED TARGET MULTICAST AREA DETECTION - The disclosure is directed to group communications over multimedia broadcast/multicast services (MBMS). An aspect receives location information for each of a plurality of multicast-enabled target user devices, determines one or more area polygons based on the location information, each area polygon comprising a list of network components configured to provide multicast services to a subset of the plurality of multicast-enabled target user devices, and stores the one or more area polygons. An aspect receives a call request to establish a group call among a plurality of multicast-enabled target user devices, identifies one or more area polygons corresponding to the plurality of multicast-enabled target user devices, and provides a list of network components obtained from the one or more area polygons to one or more broadcast multicast service centers (BM-SCs) serving the plurality of multicast-enabled target user devices.08-01-2013
20130195000COOPERATIVE MIMO IN MULTICELL WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and system for cooperative multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) transmission operations in a multicell wireless network. Under the method, antenna elements from two or more base stations are used to form an augmented MIMO antenna array that is used to transmit and received MIMO transmissions to and from one or more terminals. The cooperative MIMO transmission scheme supports higher dimension space-time-frequency processing for increased capacity and system performance.08-01-2013
20130195002CYCLIC PREFIX IN EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE WITH HIGH TRANSMIT POWER - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which a cyclic prefix duration for orthogonal frequency division multiple access symbols is determined. The cyclic prefix duration is calculated to reduce inter-symbol interference associated with a transmitter located at a distance that is more than 5 kilometers from one or more user equipment. Subcarrier spacing is determined and a symbol size for the symbols is determined. One or more of an enhanced Node B and a user equipment is configured with the cyclic prefix duration, the subcarrier spacing and the symbol size.08-01-2013
20130195003METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING SERVICE AREA INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided are a method and apparatus for acquiring multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) service area information in a wireless communication system. User equipment (UE) acquires at least one first MBMS service area identity (SAI), which corresponds to a MBMS service provided at a first carrier frequency, from system information broadcasted from a first cell. The UE acquires at least one second carrier frequency, which neighbors the first carrier frequency and at which the MBMS service is provided, and at least one second MBMS SAI, which corresponds to the MBMS service provided at the at least one second carrier frequency, from the system information.08-01-2013
20130195001MAC Header Compression in Long-Range Wireless Local Area Networks - A method includes receiving, at or from a station STA, a plurality of packets. Each packet includes a set of flag bits, and a MAC header containing at least a first address field specifying a receiver address and a second address field specifying a transmitter address. The method also includes determining whether each set of flag bits indicates that the STA was associated with an AP when the respective packet was generated, and processing the MAC header of each packet. Processing the MAC header of each packet includes processing a third address field in each packet for which it is determined that the respective set of flag bits indicates that the STA was not associated with an AP when the respective packet was generated. The third address field contains a MAC address of the STA.08-01-2013
20120026931Systems and Methods For Reliable Broadcast and Multicast Transmission Over Wireless Local Area Network - Broadcast and multicast (BM) systems have not been reliable in the wireless local area networks. Higher bandwidth and more reliable BM transmissions are necessitated by video and audio applications. A class of BM reliable frames is transmitted at a higher rate. The access point performs some rudimentary collision avoidance to enhance reliability, and individual stations are given the ability to send feedback to the access point regarding the quality of the transmission.02-02-2012
20120026930METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SELECTING OPERATING FREQUENCY FOR USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In order to prevent from being incapable of receiving Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, called MBMS hereinafter, service when a user equipment (UE) has a connection for signaling only, the present invention provides a method of selecting an MBMS operating frequency for the UE in a wireless communications system. The method includes determining a radio bearer state of the UE, and switching a current operating frequency of the UE to a preferred frequency corresponding to an MBMS service prioritized by upper layers when the radio bearer state of the UE is in signaling transmission state.02-02-2012
20120026929METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES (MBMS) SERVICE FEEDBACK - A method and apparatus are described for providing multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) service feedback. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive an MBMS service query message over an MBMS control channel and transmit an MBMS service response. The MBMS service query message and MBMS service response message may be radio resource controller messages. The MBMS service query message may include MBMS service identifiers which identify MBMS services that the WTRU is receiving or intending to receive. The WTRU may generate a report with MBMS service identifier index values, where each MBMS service identifier index value indicates a position of a service identifier corresponding to an MBMS service in the original query list that the WTRU is currently receiving or intending to receive. The MBMS service status query message may be received alone or along with a MBSFNAreaConfiguration message. The WTRU may respond within a predetermined or configured time limit.02-02-2012
20120039230NETWORK APPARATUS ENABLING ROAMING ACROSS SUBNETS - To enable a network apparatus to detect L3 roaming users and to take appropriate forwarding actions, L3 knowledge is introduced inside an L2 bridge forwarding table in the network apparatus. As a client moves from a subnet associated with a first network element to a subnet associated with the network apparatus, a determination is made regarding whether the client is roaming by evaluating a source IP address within a L3 packet header within a first frame received at the network apparatus. If, as a result of the evaluating step, it is determined that the client is roaming, the L2 bridge forwarding table is configured to include a source MAC address of the client together with information identifying a destination interface for use in directing client data traffic back towards the subnet associated with the first network element.02-16-2012
20130201894METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING CELL BROADCAST SERVICE MESSAGE PROCESSING - A method and apparatus for optimizing a cell broadcast service (CBS) message decoding process is described. In an example, with a UE a CBS processing module may be configured to detect selection of a second cell by a user equipment (UE) being served by a first cell, determine whether the second cell and the first cell are within a common cell broadcast area, and maintain a message header associated with the first cell after the UE begins receiving service from the second cell upon a determination that the first cell and the second cell are within the common cell broadcast area. In another aspect, the CBS processing module may be configured to flush the message header associated with the first cell upon a determination that the first cell and the second cell are not within the common cell broadcast area.08-08-2013
20130201896WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to achievement of a data transmission control to cause base stations to cooperate with one another, taking into account efficient use of radio resources. A wireless communication system, which is an aspect of the present invention, includes: a first base station; a second base station connected via a wired network; and a wireless communication terminal that conducts at least one of single data transmission in which a single base station transmits data and cooperative data transmission in which a plurality of base stations cooperate to transmit data. The base stations notify the wireless communication terminal of a condition indicating a case where the cooperative data transmission can be performed. If the communication quality of the propagation path meets the condition, the wireless communication terminal transmits, to the base stations, information that is required for the cooperative data transmission.08-08-2013
20130201897BASE STATION, RELAY STATION AND METHOD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A base station generates first setting information commonly used for establishing a logical path for communication with a user apparatus and for establishing a logical path for communication with a relay station, and second setting information used only for establishing the logical path for communication with the relay station, and transmits a second RRC message including the second setting information to the relay station after transmitting a first RRC message including the first setting information to the relay station. The first setting information includes information indicating a priority of a radio bearer in the logical path, information indicating usage of resources in SPS, information indicating resources of SRS, configuration information in a MAC sublayer, and information on change of a security encryption key in handover, and the second setting information includes at least system information and MBSFN information.08-08-2013
20130201898CO-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION METHODS, SYSTEMS, & DEVICES - Co-channel communications methods, systems, and devices are provided. Embodiments can be utilized to allow multiple users on one time slot (MUROS). For example, a method for wireless communication by a first remote station can comprise receiving a first co-channel signal that has a first amplitude and a second co-channel signal that has a second amplitude, wherein a difference between the first amplitude and the second amplitude is less than a threshold; selecting one of the first co-channel signal and the second co-channel signal; and demodulating the selected co-channel signal. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.08-08-2013
20120063382BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - Disclosed is a base station device that reduces efficiency drops in downlink radio resources due to retransmission while giving all terminals that have sent a retransmission request a retransmission opportunity. In the base station device (03-15-2012
20120063381METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CELLULAR BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a cellular wireless network, methods and apparatus are disclosed for a signal broadcasting scheme that can be individually augmented for users with poor reception. The network employs a first downlink channel for broadcasting data to all mobile stations, a second downlink channel for sending signals to a specific mobile station in a cell, and an uplink channel for feeding back information to the base station. To achieve a certain user reception quality, the system adjusts its broadcasting parameters based on the statistical analysis of the feedback data. If some users still require better reception, the system individually augments their broadcast signals via the second downlink channels. Methods and apparatus are also disclosed for synchronization of data distribution by base stations, which, in part, allows the receivers to combine the receiving signals and improve their reception quality.03-15-2012
20120063378METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods for providing a multicast service by a Base Station (BS) and a Mobile Station (MS) in a communication system, and a BS and an MS for performing the methods, are provided. The method for providing a multicast service by a BS in a communication system includes providing a multicast service to an MS using a multicast group IDentifier (ID) used to uniquely identify a multicast service in a network, and a Flow ID (FID) used along with the multicast group ID to uniquely identify a multicast flow in the network.03-15-2012
20120087294RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - Provided are a radio base station apparatus and a radio communication method capable of improving the reception quality of a user at an end in a cell or certain area in MBMS. The radio base station apparatus of the present invention supports multimedia broadcast-multicast service and includes: a control signal receiver (04-12-2012
20120087293Telematics Device Reactivation Via Broadcast SMS Alert - The disclosed invention provides a system and apparatus for deactivating unused telematics units in a cost effective manner, while allowing later contact with the unit by the service provider. The service provider deactivates a device by replacing a valid MIN with an invalid default MIN, deactivating the normal CDMA registration process, and implementing a reduced frequency registration regimen. A regionally broadcast SMS message is subsequently used to reach the deactivated module. The SMS message is configured in such a way as to cause the targeted device to place a cellular call using a non-validating wireless number to a call center of the service provider. Once the telematics provider has a dedicated link call with the module, it executes a desired action, e.g., providing a newly provisioned MIN, shutting down the device entirely, collecting stored data from the device, etc.04-12-2012
20120093060Notification Mechanism That Allows A User Equipment To Distinguish Between Different MBSFN Areas - The embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and arrangement in a telecommunication system, in particular to methods and arrangements relating to overlapping MBSFN-areas. A notification mechanism is introduced that allows a user equipment to distinguish notifications for different MBSFN areas and different MBMS Control Channels. The user equipment then knows already upon reception of the notification whether it has to wake up and read a specific MBMS Control Channel. The embodiments of the present invention thus support multiple MBSFN areas per cell while still maintaining the benefits of reduced battery consumption in the UE due to said MBMS notification mechanism.04-19-2012
20120093059Method, System, and Device for Implementing Transmission of Backhaul Link Control Channel in Relay System - The present invention discloses a method which includes: allocating, by an eNodeB, a dedicated resource region for a relay served by the eNodeB; calculating, by the eNodeB, a control channel of the relay; configuring, by the eNodeB according to the resource region allocated for the relay and the acquired control channel of the relay, the control channel of the relay in the resource region corresponding to the relay; and detecting, by the relay, control information sent by the eNodeB in the corresponding resource region allocated by the eNodeB for the relay. The present invention solves the transmission problem of a backhaul link control channel in an LTE-A relay system, so that a relay can receive control information sent by the eNodeB within a wider scope and that the complexity of blind detection of the relay is decreased.04-19-2012
20120093058MEHTOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION IN A SYSTEM EMPLOYING DIFFERING TRANSMISSION PROTOCOLS - A method and apparatus for communication in a system employing differing transmission protocols. It is determined whether a first time slot of one transmission protocol is adjacent to a second time slot of another transmission protocol, and if a first symbol within the first time slot is adjacent to a second symbol of the second time slot. A pilot power and/or a number of pilot sub-carriers or tones of the first symbol is increased and channel estimation is performed on the first symbol.04-19-2012
20120093057MULTIPLEXING AND DEMULTIPLEXING RADIO CHANNELS - In one embodiment, a method and apparatus of multiplexing and demultiplexing radio channels includes receiving data through at least one multicast media channel available for use in an Internet Protocol Interoperability and Communications System (IPICS) comprising multiple communication endpoints linkable to a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) in the IPICS; channel mapping the at least one multicast media channel to multiple media channels of the LMR; receiving an audio signal through the at least one multicast media channel; controlling access to the LMR by applying communication access control policies based on the received data upon reception of the audio signal; and operatively linking the LMR to a specified endpoint through the at least one multicast media channel based on the communication access control policies.04-19-2012
20120093056APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SLOT - A slot managing method and apparatus is provided. A first layer of a destination node receives a request command for requesting a slot management from a source node, and transfers a first primitive for reporting a receipt of the request command to a second layer that is an upper layer of the first layer. The second layer transfers a second primitive to the first layer as a response to the slot management request. The first layer broadcasts a reply command including a result of the slot management request to neighboring nodes in response to the second primitive. The source node broadcasts a notify command including a result of the slot management request.04-19-2012
20120093055Scheduling Processing Method For Multimedia Broadcast And Multicast Service And Lower-Layer Network Element - A scheduling processing method for a MBMS service and a lower-layer network element are provided in the present invention. The method is used for each lower-layer network element to perform scheduling processing for data of an MBMS service received from an upper-layer network element. The method comprises: the lower-layer network element receives information sent by a designated network element, wherein the information is used for indicating a scheduling period of the MBMS service; then the lower-layer network element performs scheduling processing for the data of the received MBMS service according to the scheduling period of the MBMS service. According to the present invention, the problem of the service data loss due to the deficiency distribution of resources can be avoided. Thus, the service quality of the MBMS service can be improved.04-19-2012
20120093054Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products for Optimizing Content Distribution in a Data Networks - Systems, methods, and computer program products are for selecting content for distribution via a data network, and creating at least one content distribution channel to distribute specific content of the selected content. The specific content is partitioned from the selected content based upon a criterion common to the specific content.04-19-2012
20130208647METHOD AND A BASE STATION FOR PRIORITIZING MOBILE TERMINALS - A method for reducing collisions during the initial access by a plurality of mobile-terminal devices to a base station which comprises a control unit, wherein the control unit administers at least one random-access resource, wherein the method contains the following method steps: 08-15-2013
20130208642METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TOPOLOGY MANAGEMENT FOR HANDOVERS IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - A method comprises multicasting an uplink configuration of a user equipment to multiple target local Radio Access Networks (RANs); receiving notification of detection of the presence of the user equipment from at least one of the multiple target local RANs; and sending a relocation request to the at least one of the multiple target local RANs based on the notifications of the detection of the presence of the user equipment.08-15-2013
20130208643METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TOPOLOGY MANAGEMENT FOR HANDOVERS IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - A method comprises receiving a measurement report, the measurement report containing information from a user equipment, the information being associated with a desired local Radio Access Network (RAN) cell to which the user equipment is to hand-in; and utilizing the information in the measurement report to disambiguate at least one target local RAN and cell from a plurality of local RANs and cells, the at least one target local RAN and cell including the desired local RAN cell.08-15-2013
20130208644METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING CSG SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for supporting a closed subscriber group (CSG) service is provided. A user equipment determines whether a neighbor cell is a CSG member cell for which a CSG whitelist includes a CSG identity of the neighbor cell and PLMN identities of the neighbor cell. The user equipment sends a CSG membership indicator indicating whether the neighbor cell is the CSG member cell.08-15-2013
20130208645CONFIGURATION OF UPLINK AND DOWNLINK GRANT SEARCH SPACES IN AN OFDM-BASED MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to methods for detecting at least one of a downlink grant and an uplink grant within a sub-frame of an OFDM-based mobile communication system. The invention provides a reception apparatus (e.g. a relay node or a mobile terminal) that are adapted to perform these methods. The invention defines the uplink grant search space to form a subset of the downlink grant search space. In other words, in the frequency domain, the uplink grant search space is defined on a subset of the resource block pairs that form the downlink search space. This configuration allows downlink data to be mapped to the remaining resources outside the uplink grants search space and the resources used for a downlink grant. Furthermore, the downlink grants comprise an indication of whether the uplink grant search space in the sub-frame comprises (user) data or not.08-15-2013
20130208646Method and Apparatus for Controlling Network Access of Machine Terminal - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for controlling network access of a machine terminal. In the embodiments of the present invention, an authorized period and/or a forbidden period of a time-controlled subscription is generated according to information such as network service load historical data of a network and application information of the time-controlled subscription. Network access of the machine terminal is controlled according to the authorized period and/or the forbidden period. Because the network access time of the machine terminal can be controlled flexibly, the communication of the machine terminal can be controlled flexibly, and impacts of machine terminal communication on ordinary terminal communication can be reduced.08-15-2013