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20100056139Monitoring Roaming Calls - To monitor roaming calls, at first locations (03-04-2010
20120184271System And Method Of Controlling Application Level Access Of Subscriber To A Network - The invention is a system and method of controlling an access of a subscriber to a network. The method includes sending an identification of the subscriber and a level of access to be provided to the subscriber from a visited network of a plurality of networks (07-19-2012
20130045738Method, Device and System for Aborting Circuit Switched Fallback Call - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for aborting a CSFB call. A VLR determines whether a call needs to be aborted. If the call needs to be aborted, an SGs message indicating a call abort is sent to an MME so that the MME rejects the CSFB call. Correspondingly, embodiments of the present invention also provide a mobility management entity, a visitor location register and a communication system.02-21-2013
20110195711METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ROAMING OF A MOBILE EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to a method for managing roaming of a mobile equipment of a subscriber, when the mobile equipment is roaming. The method comprises the steps: to store a first list customized for each subscriber, the first list comprises information regarding the visited countries, number of times a certain country have been visited, and for how long time the country have been visited; to store a second list customized for each subscriber, the second list comprises information about preferred operators for a part of the countries on the first list; to receive a roaming signal from the Home Location Register when the mobile equipment is roaming into another network or monitor a roaming signal intended for the Home Location Register; in response to the roaming signal, to update the first list; if the first list has changed above a predetermined threshold value, to update the second list; and to send the updated second list to the mobile equipment.08-11-2011
20090061856PEAK OFF-PEAK RATING FOR PREPAID TERMINATING CALLS - A method and system for setting a charging rate for a terminating call to a prepaid mobile subscriber in a telecommunications network is provided. A query from a GMSC to a mobile subscriber's HLR returns information from a VMSC where the mobile subscriber is registered, including local time information for the MSC where the mobile subscriber is registered. The local time information can be included in an Initial Detection Point at call setup so that a peak or off-peak rate for the call can be set. Additional messaging between the GMSC and the VMSC during the call can provide updated local time information which can be used to set a charge for each allocated charging segment of a call.03-05-2009
20100113016Methods for routing a call to a mobile unit that has been ported - The present invention provides a method for determining the HLR for a user who has been ported in to an IMS network. A call request is received for a mobile unit that has been ported. The communication system determines a Home Location Register (HLR) for the mobile unit. The communication system receives a temporary directory number associated with the mobile unit. The call request is completed to the mobile unit using the temporary directory number.05-06-2010
20100075669SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING DYNAMINC STEERING OF ROAMING IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Systems, methods, and computer readable media for providing dynamic steering of roaming in a telecommunications network are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method for providing dynamic steering or roaming in a telecommunications network includes a method for providing dynamic steering or roaming in a telecommunications network. The method includes, at a mobile telecommunications device, the device being associated with a subscriber of a first network, detecting a trigger condition for updating a roaming preference, where the trigger condition is not controlled by the operator of the first network, determining an identity of a second network, and performing at least one of: making a change to a preferred roaming network for the device by setting the second network as a preferred roaming network for the device, and connecting to the second network.03-25-2010
20100075668MULTIPLE IMSI CONNECTIONS - A system is disclosed that includes a first multiple International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) location register (MILR) module. The first MILR module includes user information associated with a plurality of mobile subscribers. For each of the mobile subscribers, the user information includes a first IMSI number and a first Mobile Directory Number (MDN). The first IMSI number and the first MDN are associated with a first country. The user information includes a second IMSI number and a second MDN. The second IMSI number and the second MDN are associated with a second country. The user information also includes active location information for each of the mobile subscribers.03-25-2010
20130210427Method and System for Efficiently Routing Messages - Efficient routing of a message over a data network. A first communication device sends a message to a telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator determines the communication protocol of the first communication device and the communication protocol of a second communication device. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator converts the message to a data format compatible with the second communication device, wherein the message is converted to one of at least three different communication protocols. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator then forwards the message for receipt by the second communication device. The telemetry gateway or short message arbitrator can convert and forward the message without completing a store and forward process.08-15-2013
20130079001REDUCING SERVICE ACQUISITION TIME WHEN A USER DEVICE IS POWERED UP - Methods and systems for reducing service acquisition time of a user device are disclosed. A method includes receiving a request to turn off the user device, obtaining network information for a future destination of the user device, and powering off the user device. The method further includes utilizing the network information for the future destination of the user device to reduce service acquisition time when the user device is powered on.03-28-2013
20100099404METHODS FOR SITE SELECTION IN A MULTI-SITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A device detects a first signal on a channel that is one of a plurality of channels arranged in a first order on a list, with each channel being associated with a different site in a multi-site communication system. Upon detecting the first signal, the device attempts to measure and record signal strength of a signal at each channel on the list based on the first order beginning with the detected first signal, and selects as a home site the site associated with the channel having the signal with the highest recorded signal strength. The device rearranges the channels on the list into a second order based on the recorded signal strengths with the home site channel at the top. If necessary, the radio attempts to awaken its repeaters one after another based on the second order until a repeater is found to transmit a signal.04-22-2010
20100041398Method for providing wireless subscriber services - A system for providing wireless services to a first user on the system includes a first application server coupled to a home location register and configured to provide wireless services to the first user. The home location register is configured to store information regarding the first user. A second application server is configured to provide wireline services to the first user and coupled to a media resource function. The media resource function is configured to produce tones and announcements. The second application server is further configured to interact with the first application server to provide an interface to the media resource function.02-18-2010
20130035097DE-REGISTRATION METHOD, HOME NODEB (HNB), AND HOME NODEB GATEWAY (HNB GW) - The present invention relates to the field of communication technology, and a de-registration method, a Home NodeB (HNB) and a Home NodeB Gateway (HNB GW) are disclosed. In an embodiment, the present invention provides a de-registration method, comprising: initiating, by an HNB GW, release of pre-registration resources corresponding to user equipment (UE) after the HNB GW receives indication information indicating that the UE moves to another cell from a source HNB. Applying the embodiment of the present invention can release pre-registration resources in time and reduce waste of resources.02-07-2013
20130035096Management of Subscriber Data in Mobile System - The present invention relates to a mobile system comprising a mobile network having a mobile services switching centre (MSC, MSCA) for switching connections in the mobile network, and at least one subscriber database server (CSE) for maintaining data on the subscribers of the mobile network. The mobile services switching centre (MSC, MSCA) comprises means for querying for and receiving subscriber data from the subscriber database server (CSE) wherein subscriber data are maintained in www page format, and the subscriber database server (CSE) comprises at least one www page for each subscriber in the mobile network, in which page the subscriber's subscriber data are stored, the search address of the www page being created based on the subscriber's identity.02-07-2013
20130035095APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ROAMING PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK (PLMN) SELECTION - A mobile communications device accompanying with a radio frequency (RF) unit is provided for roaming Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) selection. In the mobile communications device, a processing unit directs the RF unit to register to a plurality of PLMNs one at a time for reception of at least one Short Message Service (SMS) text message from the currently registered PLMN, and then retrieves service charging information from the SMS text message for each of the PLMNs. Also, the processing unit directs the RF unit to register to one of the PLMNs for obtaining mobile services therefrom according to the service charging information.02-07-2013
20100093344MULTIPLEXING MSC/VLR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In one embodiment, a wireless communication system provides wireless cellular service to wireless devices located within at least one coverage area associated with the wireless communication system. The wireless communication system comprising a register function to maintain information about the wireless devices that are located in the at least one coverage area, and a switching function to perform switching in connection with providing wireless cellular service to the wireless devices. The wireless communication system is connected to a plurality of first home public land mobile networks. The switching function and the register function are configured to function as an extension of each of the plurality of first home public land mobile networks when providing wireless service to wireless devices that are associated with the respective first home public land mobile network.04-15-2010
20130045737Method for Instant Registration of a Roaming UE Onto a Preferred VPLMN From a Non-Preferred VPLMN - A User Equipment (UE) that was registered on a non-preferred network operator may be forced to register immediately and seamlessly onto another available more preferred network operator by updating the EF_LOCI in the UICC with the MCCMNC (i.e. PLMN ID) of the preferred network operator and then sending the REFRESH—3G Session Reset command to the Mobile Equipment (ME).02-21-2013
20090042564METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL ROAMING AND CALL BRIDGING - Disclosed is an enhanced system and method for bridging calls across telecommunications networks, including an illustrative application of the invention as it relates to international roaming among prepaid wireless subscribers. For instance, whenever wireless subscribers roam internationally they may invoke the system by keying in an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) short code followed by the number to be dialed. Said subscriber's prepaid account is then decremented in real-time (until such account is fully depleted). A key feature of the disclosure generally is the bridging of the call legs between the wireless subscriber initiating the telephone communication and that of the receiving party through a series of general purpose databases and computers without requiring modifications to existing core network or handset infrastructure.02-12-2009
20090093248WWAN device provisioning using signaling channel - A signaling channel of a wireless wide area network is used to wirelessly obtain network connection information by a wireless device. Such information may include configuration information, branding information, data roaming partner information, and/or subscriber plan information. A user and/or the wireless device may use the network connection information when deciding whether and/or how to connect to the network. A network provider may use methods disclosed herein to efficiently update wireless devices that subscribe to the network. The network provider may provide selected network connection information based on information regarding the wireless device, such as the device location.04-09-2009
20090093247WWAN device provisioning using signaling channel - A signaling channel of a wireless wide area network is used to wirelessly obtain network connection information by a wireless device. Such information may include configuration information, branding information, data roaming partner information, and/or subscriber plan information. A user and/or the wireless device may use the network connection information when deciding whether and/or how to connect to the network. A network provider may use methods disclosed herein to efficiently update wireless devices that subscribe to the network. The network provider may provide selected network connection information based on information regarding the wireless device, such as the device location.04-09-2009
20110059738METHOD AND SYSTEM TO ENABLE MULTIPLE VIRTUAL NUMBERS ACROSS DIFFERENT MOBILE NETWORKS - Disclosed is a system and method for enabling a subscriber who has multiple virtual or physical SIM identities across several networks to make and receive calls and messages on a single handset at the same time. Key features of the disclosure is the setup and management of multiple virtual IMSIs and MSISDNs, from different networks, or from the same network but different countries or regions, which exist in one or more servers which are able to manage inbound and outbound calls and messages enabling a subscriber to manage multiple identities without the need to swap or replace SIM cards.03-10-2011
20080311905Call Routing in a Mobile Communication System - A method and a system for handling a mobile terminating call in a mobile communications network, wherein interrogation (12-18-2008
20090005036CALL SETUP FOR ROAMING SUBSCRIBERS - A wireless communication assembly (01-01-2009
20090233597WIRELESS, GROUND LINK-BASED AIRCRAFT DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH ROAMING FEATURE - A flight information communication system has a plurality of RF direct sequence spread spectrum ground data links that link respective aircraft-resident subsystems, in each of which a copy of its flight performance data is stored, with airport-located subsystems. The airport-located subsystems are coupled by way communication paths, such as land line telephone links, to a remote flight operations control center. At the flight operations control center, flight performance data downlinked from plural aircraft parked at different airports is analyzed. In addition, the flight control center may be employed to direct the uploading of in-flight data files, such as audio, video and navigation files from the airport-located subsystems to the aircraft.09-17-2009
20120231789Method and System for SIM Card Reregistration Control in a Mobile Communications Network - A method for registering a mobile terminal on a mobile telecommunications network includes leaving an operating range of a primary mobile telecommunications network. Data is received from other mobile telecommunications networks. A list of available mobile telecommunications network is determined. It is determined whether a mobile virtual network operator managed by the primary telecommunications network is available. When it is determined that a mobile virtual network operator managed by the primary telecommunications network is available, the virtual network operator is selected as a guest network, IMSI and MSISDN information received from the guest network is stored to a SIM card of the mobile terminal, and messages are exchanged between the mobile terminal and the guest network.09-13-2012
20090011760User plane location based service using message tunneling to support roaming - An improved User Plane location based service (LBS) architecture and message flow, enabling seamless User Plane location based services even when a mobile or wireless device has roamed among different carrier networks. The present invention overcomes constraints inherent in the current protocol for roaming support defined by the Secure User Plane Location Service specification. A location system is enabled to automatically fall back to a message tunneling mechanism to ensure the security of a communication path between the location service system and the target wireless device, ensuring that the communication path is uninterrupted as the wireless device travels.01-08-2009
20100087192CALL PROCESSING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS - A mobile telephone network has a function (04-08-2010
20120238266ENABLING SIMULTANEOUS USE OF HOME NETWORK AND FOREIGN NETWORK BY A MULTIHOMED MOBILE NODE - The invention relates to a method performed by a home agent serving a mobile node in a home network upon attachment of a mobile node to the home network as well as to the home agent. The invention also relates to a method for enabling simultaneous use of a plurality of interfaces by a mobile node being attached to a home network through one of the plurality of interfaces and to at least one foreign network through at least another interface of the plurality of interfaces. Moreover, the invention provides a mobile node and a proxy acting on behalf of the mobile node. To enable a mobile node to use a home network and at least one foreign network for communications the invention suggests the registration of the mobile node's home address or of a network node's address within its home network as a care-of address in the home network.09-20-2012
20120238265GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR MANAGING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES - A method of operating a mobile wireless network comprising: receiving, by a provisioning server, a signal from a mobile wireless network specifying a location of a first mobile device having a first International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and operating in the mobile wireless network under a first condition, the mobile wireless network including a plurality of mobile switching centers (MSCs) and a plurality of mobile devices operating in the mobile wireless network; provisioning the first IMSI in the first HLR based on a state transition rule from a first provisioning state to a second provisioning state; provisioning a second IMSI in the first HLR based on the state transition rule from a third provisioning state to the first provisioning state; and transmitting data identifying the second IMSI to the first mobile device to allow the first mobile device to operate in the mobile wireless network under a second condition.09-20-2012
20090088153Determining Mobile Phone Number Assignment - The present invention detects whether an initial mobile number assignment is suboptimal, resulting in excessive roaming. If excessive roaming is encountered, the telematics service provider determines the effective home area of the telematics unit and assigns an appropriate replacement number to the unit. In this way, the disclosed principles allow a telematics service provider to decrease its roaming charges, and/or those of its users, and more optimally manage its mobile phone number assignments.04-02-2009
20080293408SIGNALING GATEWAY WITH MULTIPLE IMSI WITH MULTIPLE MSISDN (MIMM) SERVICE IN A SINGLE SIM FOR MULTIPLE ROAMING PARTNERS - A method and apparatus for mobile communication in multiple mobile communications networks. Embodiments include installing a SIM that includes at least one IMSI and at least one MSISDN in a mobile communications device. The SIM is used to receive and place calls while the user is in the user's home network and while the user is roaming in another network. In various embodiments, one of a home MSISDN and a local MSISDN is used.11-27-2008
20110081907ROAMING RETRYING METHOD UNDER PRE-PAGING MODE - The present invention provides a method for roaming retry under pre-paging mode. The method comprises the following steps of: during a pre-paging period, a called Mobile Station (MS) moving to a new location area and sending a location update request to a new Visitor Mobile Switching Center/Visitor Location Register (New VMSC/VLR); after receiving the location update request, the New VMSC/VLR sending a location area update message to a Home Location Register (HLR); after receiving the location area update message, the HLR sending a Send Routing Information (SRI) Ack message including a Roaming Retry Indication identifier to a to a Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC); after receiving the SRI Ack message, the GMSC triggering a roaming retry procedure according to the Roaming Retry Indication identifier, and completing the subsequent calling flow.04-07-2011
20110281582TRAFFIC REDIRECTION ON DATA ROAMING TRAFFIC - The present invention is directed towards a method for directing roaming traffic associated with a subscriber of an HPMN. The method includes detecting a location update message from the subscriber at a non-preferred VPMN. The subscriber has an established data context with the non-preferred VPMN. The method further includes sending one or more location update messages to one or more elements associated with the non-preferred VPMN, thus causing the subscriber to associate with a preferred VPMN.11-17-2011
20090149175WIRELESS DEVICE ACTIVATION - Tools and techniques for activating a wireless device on a wireless network. In an aspect, such tools can allow an unactivated wireless device (that is, a wireless device that generally would be inoperable on a wireless network) to be given limited functionality in order to activate itself on the network. In some cases, such tools can be implemented within business processes to generate revenue streams for entities involved in the wireless activation process.06-11-2009
20110300861MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY INFORMATION DELETING METHOD AND DEVICE - A mobility management entity (MME) information deleting method includes: receiving a message sent by a first MME; and if needed, determining whether it is necessary to delete information about the first MME according to version information about the first MME. The method further includes: receiving a message sent by a target MME, in which the message carries version information about a source MME acquired by the target MME or an indication of deleting information about the source MME added by the target MME; and deleting the information about the source MME according to the message. A network device for deleting MME information is also provided. According to the present invention, a network device, such as a home subscriber server (HSS), is capable of acquiring version information about a source MME or receiving an indication of deleting information about the source MME, so as to determine whether it is necessary to delete the information about the MME.12-08-2011
20110300862RECOVERY PROCEDURES BETWEEN SUBSCRIBER REGISTERS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - The present invention is aimed to provide subscriber registers of a mobile network with higher performance and memory capacity whilst keeping recovery procedures, such as redundancy and restoration procedures, up to reasonable levels and measurements of network performance, signalling load and response time. The present invention provides for a new clustered architecture for subscriber registers, wherein each subscriber register comprises a number of processing blades, each processing blade handling a reduced number of subscribers, and wherein more processing blades can be added without affecting other components in the subscriber register. Failures and unavailability are expected to often occur on a processing blade basis, so that recovery procedures may be carried out for a reduced number of subscribers, thus being completed with lower signalling load and response times. To this end, the present invention also provides for a new method of updating subscriber data between two subscriber registers where at least one follows the clustered architecture.12-08-2011
20090093249SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE CS USERS TO ACCESS IMS NETWORK AND REGISTRATION METHOD FOR ACCESSING - The present invention provides a system and apparatus for a mobile CS user to access an IMS network and a registration method for accessing. The network under the present invention comprises an IMS network for providing IMS services and a CS access network. The network contains a Register Proxy Function (RPF) entity, which comprises a first interface for communicating with the IMS network and a second interface for communicating with the CS access network. The RPF entity is adapted to map a CS registration event which is originated by the mobile CS user through the second interface to an IMS registration event, and initiate registration to the IMS network through the first interface on behalf of the mobile CS user. The technical solution under the present invention enables a mobile CS user to be registered to an IMS network practicably so that the CS user can enjoy rich IMS services.04-09-2009
20100159924IMSI handling system - The invention relates to an International Mobile Subscriber Identity, IMSI, handling system (06-24-2010
20110287764HOME LOCATION REGISTER QUERY REDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for reducing the traffic volume associated with home location register queries used to determine a subscriber's location in a wireless telecommunications network or in an IP multimedia subsystem network. A query reduction mechanism (QRM) is in communication with a short message service center (SMSC) and with a home location register (HLR) to provide a destination location to send an incoming message. The SMSC sends a lookup query to the QRM and the QRM sends a location response back to the SMSC. The destination location and the message are then sent to the mobile switching center for transmission of the message to the destination mobile device. The QRM includes a route cache with location information, route caching logic, and a passive monitor to receive subscriber location updates.11-24-2011
20090286536LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING NOTIFICATION BASED UPON LOCATION - According to an embodiment, a location based notification method in a H-SLP (Home-SUPL Location Platform) includes receiving, by the H-SLP, a request for positioning of a roaming terminal; transmitting, a session initialization message including a notification mode parameter to the roaming terminal if one or more of location-based notification and verification are required as a result of checking a privacy of the roaming terminal; transferring a positioning start message to a V-SLP (Visited-SUPL Location Platform) if the H-SLP receives the positioning initialization message from the roaming terminal; receiving a calculated location of the roaming terminal from the V-SLP; and transmitting a session notification message including a notification element to the roaming terminal if the H-SLP receives the calculated location of the roaming terminal.11-19-2009
20090104904ROAMING METHOD AND SYSTEM IN LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM - A method and device for obtaining position information of a target terminal are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes sending a start message to a home network, the start message used for positioning of the target terminal; receiving a response message from the home network, the response message containing address information of a visited network; sending a positioning initiation message to the visited network using the address information in the response message; and performing a positioning procedure with the visited network, wherein the positioning procedure is performed without connection with the home location server.04-23-2009
20100035608METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION - The embodiment of the present invention discloses a method and a device for generating subscriber information. The method for generating subscriber information includes: obtaining original subscriber information sent by a home location register (HLR) in a home network to a mobile switching center (MSC) in a visited network of the roaming subscriber; identifying the original subscriber information and generating new subscriber information according to an identification result and prerecorded subscriber subscription service information; and sending the new subscriber information to the MSC in the visited network of the roaming subscriber. The embodiment of the present invention obtains the original subscriber information through signaling monitoring or signaling interception, and then modifies the original subscriber information. Thus, a subscriber can use various services provided by the visited network of the roaming subscriber.02-11-2010
20090215448Location dependent handling of mobile subscribers - In a mobile communications network including an unlicensed radio access portion adapted to communicate with mobile stations over an unlicensed-radio interface an arrangement and method is proposed to permit calls to be handled differently depending on whether the caller and subscriber wishes to connect via the unlicensed radio access network or not. This is achieved by providing a home location register adapted to identify stored subscriber identity information identifying a mobile station from at least two separate dialled numbers and to output mobile station location information associated with the subscriber identity information in response to the dialled number. At least one of these numbers is reserved for connections to a mobile station via the unlicensed radio access network portion only. The mobile communications core network is furthermore arranged to terminate a call using the second dialled number when a mobile station is not connected to the unlicensed radio access network.08-27-2009
20100105379Call redirection for enterprise hosted dual mode service - Systems and methods provide a single E.164 number for voice and data call redirection and telephony services such as caller identification, regardless of in which type of network a dual mode mobile device operates. When the dual mode device registers and is active in a GSM network, temporary routing and status updates are triggered and resultant information is maintained in both networks. A mobile terminated call is routed through an enterprise WLAN with call control within the enterprise being handled by SIP or H.323 signaling, and the call is redirected to the mobile device in the GSM network, where call control is assumed by the SS7 network. Services are provided using the protocols native to the active network, and the single E.164 is used consistently along with or lieu of the temporary routing information for subscriber identity specific functions, such as caller identification and voice mail.04-29-2010
20100035609METHOD, SYSTEM AND CORE NETWORK NODE FOR IMPLEMENTING LOAD MIGRATION IN POOL AREA - A method for implementing load migration in a pool area is disclosed. The method includes that: the destination CN node receives an identifier of a subscriber ready for migration; and the destination CN node migrates the subscriber ready for migration to the destination CN node, and allocates a local office identifier to the migrated subscriber. In addition, a system for implementing load migration in a pool area and a CN node are disclosed.02-11-2010
20100113017METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SIGNALING PEAK LOADS - In densely populated areas a random period of time or an offset is added in order to avoid signaling congestion. Using the described method and system will reduce the signaling peak load on the signaling channels when many subscribers are changing Location Area at the same time. The method and system as described herein are easy to implement and does not require additional hardware resources or configurations on the network side.05-06-2010
20090061861Scheme for Providing Regulatory Compliance in Performing Network Selection in a Foreign Country - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for network selection in a user equipment (UE) device. A determination is made that a network identified by a received network identity code is an equivalent home network with respect to a subscriber identity associated with the UE device. Responsive to that determination, a further determination is made that the equivalent home network is in a geographic region of a home country associated with the subscriber identity, whereupon a scanning of all equivalent home networks is performed in accordance with the scanning procedures specified for the geographic region.03-05-2009
20110269457METHOD OF PROVIDING NOTIFICATION OF ABNORMAL CONDITIONS DURING NON-ACCESS STRATUM (NAS) MESSAGE TUNNELING - The present invention provides a method that includes generating, in response to a non-access stratum (NAS) message transmitted between a mobility management entity and a visiting location register, a response message including information indicating a message type, an identifier of a mobile unit associated with the NAS message, and a cause associated with generating the response message. The method also includes transmitting the response message.11-03-2011
20080293409Method and system for exchanging NRTRDE files between a visited network and a home network in real time - The present invention provides a method for facilitating exchange of roaming information between a first gateway and either a Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) agent or second gateway in real time. The method includes obtaining, by a first gateway associated with the VPMN, one or more event parameters in real time from mobile communication of the VPMN's inbound roamer coming from the HPMN. The method further includes generating the roaming information at the first gateway in real time, using one or more obtained event parameters such that the generated roaming information is comprehendible to either an NRTRDE agent associated with the VPMN or a third party vendor, or a second gateway associated with the HPMN. The method further includes providing the roaming information by the first gateway to either the NRTRDE agent or the second gateway in real time.11-27-2008
20080274736METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING DATA ROUTING OF ROAMING USER - A method and system for implementing data routing of a roaming user are disclosed. The method comprises: configuring a roaming protocol between the home network and the roaming network; during the registering process of the user in the roaming network, performing an interactive negotiation between the home network and the roaming network, so as to determine one of the home network and the roaming network to allocate IP address according to the roaming protocol between the home network and the roaming network; and establishing the IP access bearer based on the IP address. A corresponding system is also provided. The routing of the roaming user data plane could be optimized under the control of the home network operator, and the IP address of the default IP bearer for the roaming user could be allocated by the roaming network as much as possible, while guaranteeing of the home network operator's interest and dominant position, so as to optimize the routing of the data plane for the roaming user, improve the performance of the data service and bring a better service experience to the roaming user.11-06-2008
20100248716SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ZONE-BASED PERSONALIZED INFORMATION PROVIDING - A system and method for providing zone-based personalized information to a user of mobile communication terminal located in a specific zone are presented. The system comprises a zone management system which acquires MIN information of a mobile communication terminal entering a specific zone, a zone information management server which receives the MIN information and zone identification information, requests location registration of the terminal to HLR and retrieves transmission information to be transferred to the terminal, and a SMS server which receives the transmission information and the MIN information from the zone information management server, gets location information of the terminal corresponding to the MIN information from the HLR, and transfers the transmission information and the MIN information to base station of the cell where the terminal is located. According to the system, distinct information according to the present location of the user can be provided for the user.09-30-2010
20080280605System and method for providing local IP connectivity for a roaming mobile subscriber - A system installed at a roaming mobile network, comprises: a signaling relay enabled to monitor, intercept and modify mobile network signaling messages between the roaming network and the home network, a controller application for the signaling relay, said controller configured to instruct the signaling relay to replace an identity of a roaming user with a local network subscriber identity, thereby to enable registration of the roaming user with the local network for receiving at least one local mobile service as a local user, the roamer retaining a pre-existing registration with a respective home mobile network for receiving at least one other roaming mobile service, wherein authentication of the mobile device with the roaming network uses authentication data of the home network registration.11-13-2008
20080293407Wireless Device and Method for Determining Which APN to Use - Wireless devices and methods are provided for performing mobile discovery of an active data subscription. This involves a wireless device attempting to register using an APN that is one of a CDMA-centric APN and a GSM-centric APN. If that attempt fails, then the wireless device attempts to register using an APN that is the other of the CDMA-centric APN and the GSM-centric APN. In some cases the first APN attempted is always the CDMA-centric APN; in some cases the first APN attempted is a previously successfully used APN. For wireless devices with a data roaming enable/disable mechanism, the method can be executed while data roaming is disabled such that when data roaming is enabled, the proper APN to use will have been previously identified.11-27-2008
20090061859PROVIDING AND CHARGING FOR DATA SERVICES IN ROAMING NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS - A method provides detecting a roaming operator by a mobile communications device, where the mobile communications device is associated with a home operator; receiving a data service, by the mobile communications device, provided by the roaming operator independent of the home operator; sending information, from the mobile communications device, to the roaming operator for the roaming operator to authenticate the mobile communications device with the home operator; and receiving a voice service, by the mobile communications device, provided by the roaming operator based on the authentication by the roaming operator of the mobile communications device with the home operator.03-05-2009
20090298495METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR USING IMS COMMUNICATION SERVICE IDENTIFIER - A method, system and apparatus for using an IMS communication service identifier is provided. The method includes getting, by an HSS, arrival of information related to a user subscribed IMS communication service identifier, and sending information of a user subscribed IMS communication service identifier to a SID-requiring network entity according to the information related to the user subscribed IMS communication service12-03-2009
20090005035System and a Method of Realizing Subscriber's Foreign Roaming Service Through the Router - A system and method of realizing subscriber's roaming service through the route server, employed in next generation network system which realizes cross-domain calling route through the route server, wherein when the roaming device is accessed, the register server judges whether the roaming device is a contracted subscriber or a roaming subscriber, then performs authentication, and notifies the soft switch control device to perform register operation and report location update message, for the contracted describer, the register server further needs to notify the roaming region that the subscriber has returned, and initiates location update in the roaming region, for the roaming subscriber, the register server sends register message to the home region to obtain the subscriber's service information and the location information of the contracted area, the register server of the home region registers the location information of the roaming area and reports the location update message, for the roaming subscriber-related service, the soft switch control device can accomplish connection and control according to normal procedure. The system and method of the present invention can realize subscriber's roaming service.01-01-2009
20090325575METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING NETWORK PROVIDERS - An approach is provided for performing network discovery and selection. Information specifying a list of network access providers that may be associated with a home network service provider is received (e.g., the information may be pre-provisioned, or manually configured). The information includes a field that having at least one of the following values: a first value indicating that the network access providers in the list have a higher priority than unlisted network access providers, a second value indicating that the network access providers in the list have equal priority with the unlisted network access providers, or a third value indicating that only the network access providers on the list are to be selected. A network access provider is selected according to the value of the field. This selection process can also be performed for network service providers.12-31-2009
20090082015SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE UNIT ACCESS TO NETWORK SERVICES BASED ON ITS LOCATION - Methods and systems for controlling mobile unit access to network services based on the location of the mobile unit are disclosed. One system includes determining if the mobile unit is located within an area and enabling access to the network services, by the mobile unit, in response to determining that the mobile unit is located within the area. A system includes a reader configured to determine if a mobile unit is located within the area and a switch coupled to the reader. The switch is configured to provide access to the network services, to the mobile unit, in response to the reader determining that the mobile unit is located within the area. An apparatus includes means for determining if a mobile unit is located within the area and means for enabling the mobile unit to access the network services in response thereto.03-26-2009
20090082016ENTERPRISE MOBILITY USER - In one embodiment, an enterprise network is provided that includes a mobility agent 03-26-2009
20090069011METHOD FOR TIME-STAMPING A MESSAGE BASED ON A RECIPIENT LOCATION - A method time-stamps an electronic message in accordance with information about the time zone in which the intended recipient resides where the message is originally received by a message center in a time zone different from the intended recipient.03-12-2009
20090069009DETERMINING PROCESSOR OCCUPANCY OF A CLUSTER OF HOME LOCATION REGISTERS - Methods and computer readable mediums are provided for determining the processor occupancy of a cluster of HLR registers. A deterministic-based performance model is utilized to determine the processor occupancy based on a number of nodes in the cluster, a number of call attempts per unit time, a number of autonomous registrations, a processor utilization for processing each call attempt and a processor utilization for processing each autonomous registration. The models may be utilized to determine the processor occupancy of each node in the cluster if a selected number of HLR nodes are utilized, such that an iterative process may be employed to select a number of HLR nodes in order for each HLR node to operate under a node processor occupancy threshold.03-12-2009
20120077490MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE, AND EXCHANGE - In a mobile communication method according to the present invention, in a communication start procedure of a mobile station cams on a femtocell, acquiring, by an exchange 03-29-2012
20090215449System and Method for Virtual Roaming of Mobile Communication Devices - A method and system for virtual roaming for mobile communication devices. The mobile communication device may preferably roam between any two or more mobile communication networks, optionally in different countries.08-27-2009
20090247155CONTROLLING HAND-OFF IN A MOBILE NODE WITH TWO MOBILE IP CLIENTS - Extending Mobile IP to support both local and remote access by using two MIP client stacks in the end node, a roaming Node in the local access network, a standard Home Agent in the remote network. Messages between the AR and the MN, and between the internal modules of the MN, are then used to control hand-off for each MIP client and to enable backwards compatibility with legacy remote access clients.10-01-2009
20090280804LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING NOTIFICATION BASED UPON LOCATION - According to an embodiment, a location based notification method in a system including a H-SLP (Home-SUPL Location Platform), and a V-SLP (Visited-SLP) having a V-SLC (Visited-SUPL Location Center) and a V-SPC (Visited-SUPL Positioning Center) for a location service, the method comprising: receiving, by the H-SLP, a request for positioning of a roaming terminal; transmitting, by the H-SLP, a session initialization message including a notification mode parameter to the roaming terminal if one or more of location-based notification and verification are required as a result of checking a privacy of the roaming terminal; transmitting and receiving, by the V-SPC, messages with the roaming terminal for performing a positioning process if a positioning start message is received from the roaming terminal.11-12-2009
20120142344METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING LOCATION SERVICES WITH ROAMING - Techniques for supporting location services with roaming are described. A method of supporting location services (LCS) for a mobile station roaming from a home network and communicating with a visited network includes receiving a domain name system (DNS) query at a DNS of the home network from a packet data serving node (PDSN) of the home network. The method also includes sending to the mobile station from the DNS of the home network an address of a serving position determining entity (S-PDE) in the visited network.06-07-2012
20100151856Distributed HLR System and Method For Obtaining Roaming Number of Callee - The present invention relates to the technical field of communications, and in particular, to the technology of obtaining a roaming number of a callee based on an HLR system and fetching the roaming number of the callee from a visited MSC. The invention provides a distributed HLR system and a method for obtaining a roaming number of a callee, the method includes: determining, by a user database device of a distributed HLR system, an HLR front end corresponding to an identification number according to the corresponding relationship information after obtaining the identification number of a callee from a received SRI request message, sending a PRN request message of the callee via the determined HLR front end, and obtaining a roaming number of the callee from a returned PRN response message. After a user database device of a distributed HLR system receives an SRI request message, an HLR front end on which an MAP process of the callee takes place is taken as the exit of the PRN request message, so that the path through which the PRN request message reaches the MSC on which the callee registers may be shortened, the network resources may be saved, and the time delay of a service may be reduced.06-17-2010
20130122900ACCESS CONTROL FOR ROAMING RADIO DEVICES - Methods and systems are provided for supporting roaming wireless devices and roaming wireless groups with access controls. One exemplary method involves obtaining a set of permissions associated with a roaming device from its home radio system, obtaining a set of permissions for the roaming device from the visited radio system, merging the obtained sets of permissions, and responding to a request from the roaming device in accordance with the merged set of permissions for the roaming device within the visited radio system. Another exemplary method involves obtaining permissions associated with a roaming radio group from its home radio system, obtaining permissions for the roaming radio group from the visited radio system, merging the obtained permissions, and responding to a group service request for the roaming radio group in accordance with the merged set of permissions for the roaming radio group within the visited radio system.05-16-2013
20100184428LOCAL ROAMING NUMBER SERVER - Another embodiment is directed to a wireless network. The wireless network comprises a visitor location register to store information about wireless devices that are located in a coverage area associated with the wireless network and a switching center to establish calls with wireless devices located in the coverage area associated with the wireless network. The wireless network further comprises a home location register to store information about subscribers for whom the wireless network is their home network and an operations and support subsystem that is configured to receive information indicative of location update events. The wireless network further comprises a local roaming server coupled to the operations and support subsystem to receive at least a portion of the information indicative of the location update events. The local roaming server is configured to do the following after a visitor enters the coverage area associated with the wireless network and successfully performs a location update: store an address associated with the visitor location register that is servicing the visitor and act as a home location register in connection with providing local roaming number service to the visitor using a local roaming number assigned to the visitor.07-22-2010
20090286535Methods And Apparatus For Producing And Submitting An HTTP Request With A Selected Country Code Parameter From A Mobile Device - A mobile communication device maintains a stored list of a plurality of carrier identifications, where each carrier identification is stored in association with one of a plurality of country codes. The mobile device is also associated with a home wireless carrier that is identifiable by a home carrier identification stored in its memory. The mobile device reads the home carrier identification from the memory, and selects one of the plurality of country codes that is stored in association with the home carrier identification. During operation, the mobile device reads a specified domain name in response to a user-initiated request made via a Web browser or search application. Then, the mobile device produces a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) corresponding to a specified domain name and a country code parameter which includes the selected country code. The HTTP request with the URL is submitted via the wireless communication network. Advantageously, consistency in accessing web sites, information, and/or search results may be achieved regardless of location of the mobile station.11-19-2009
20090264122Method and System for Updating Home Location Register in Mobile Network - Method of registering a mobile subscriber in a mobile network and network unit for a mobile network having a home location register in which data related to a plurality of active mobile subscribers are stored. A first attempt of a mobile subscriber to attach to the mobile network is detected, and subsequently the home location register is updated by entering data related to the mobile subscriber in the home location register. Data related to a mobile subscriber which is not yet registered in the home location register may be stored in a second register, and the data related to the mobile subscriber is transferred from the second register to the home location register upon detection of the first attempt.10-22-2009
20120244859METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PIGGYBACK ROAMING FOR SPONSORING SPLIT ROAMING RELATIONSHIPS - A method for facilitating exchange of one or more signaling messages between a client network and an HSRP network. The method includes identifying by an SPRS router associated with a client network, one or more parameters in the received signaling messages so as to determine from the parameters one or more roaming agreements that are required between the client network and the HSRP network, to allow exchange of the signaling messages. The method further includes facilitating by the SPRS router, exchange of the signaling messages between the client network and the HSRP network via one or more SPRS hubs, when the SPRS router determines absence of the required roaming agreements. The method further includes facilitating by the SPRS router, direct exchange of the signaling messages between the client network and the HSRP network, when the SPRS router determines presence of the required roaming agreements.09-27-2012
20130130677System, Method, and Device for Providing Communications Using a Distributed Mobile Architecture - A method includes receiving, at a first distributed mobile architecture (DMA) system, a call from a first mobile subscriber to a second mobile subscriber and determining whether the second mobile subscriber is registered with one of the first DMA system and a second DMA system based on information stored at an authentication, authorization, and accounting module. The information stored at the AAA module includes a first home location register storing information associated with mobile subscribers registered with the first DMA system and a first community location register storing information associated with a second HLR of the second DMA system.05-23-2013
20130130678METHOD, SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR SELECTING A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method, a system, apparatuses and computer programs all select at least one wireless network via a mobile apparatus. The mobile apparatus may detect the available wireless networks and may send a first list containing information of at least a part of the available wireless networks to a network apparatus. The network apparatus may elect from the first list at least one wireless network and may transmit a second list, containing the at least one elected wireless network, back to the mobile apparatus. The mobile apparatus may then perform the network selection taking the received second list into account.05-23-2013
20090069010MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, LOCAL SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - The unnecessarily increase of the information amount of subscriber information retained by a local subscriber information management device is prevented even if the number of subscribers increases, so that the limit of the number of subscribers is extended to support the increasing number of subscribers without increasing the capacity of subscriber information retaining means in the local station (local subscriber information management device). Based on information contained in subscriber management information 03-12-2009
20090036122 CDMA INTELLIGENT NETWORK SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD, DEVICE FOR REALIZING INTERNATIONAL ROAMING SERVICE - The present invention discloses a CDMA intelligent network system and a method for implementing an international roaming service. The CDMA intelligent network system includes: a Home SCP, a Home Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC) or Home International Switching Center (ISC), and a visited GMSC or visited ISC; further, the CDMA intelligent network system includes a roaming SSP. The SCP is in communication with the roaming SSP, and voice channels are established among the roaming SSP, the Home GMSC or ISC, and the visited GMSC or ISC. The present invention further discloses a roaming Service Switching Point, which is adapted for signaling exchanging with the Home SCP of subscriber in international roaming, so as to establish a service route for the subscriber in international roaming in the CDMA intelligent network.02-05-2009
20130150031Methods and Apparatus for Short Message Service over a Packet-Switched Domain - A wireless communication device can provide an indication that its registration in a circuit-switched domain of a network is intended only for a short message service that is included in or accompanies a registration request, such as a combined registration for both the CS domain and a packet-switched (PS) domain. The device can also change a conventional order of its domain registrations, e.g., by performing a PS-domain registration before a CS-domain registration, when it will send SMS messages over the PS domain. The device can indicate its intention to use or support for SMS over the PS domain and/or be informed about network support for SMS over the PS domain before the UE attempts a network registration.06-13-2013
20110045828CAMEL ROAMING SERVICES BETWEEN OPERATORS WITH DIFFERENT CAMEL PHASE - This invention, in general, relates to the field of telecommunications. More particularly, the present invention relates to a centralized system and method for providing customized applications for mobile networks enhanced logic CAMEL roaming services to a mobile subscriber. The CAMEL HUB configured to process a request from the mobile subscriber to avail one or more mobile services from a visited network operator. The mobile subscriber device has a subscription to a home network operator and operates in a home CAMEL phase. The visited network operator operates in a visited CAMEL phase. The CAMEL HUB is also configured to allow the mobile subscriber device to avail the one or more mobile services seamlessly from the visited network operator independent of the visited CAMEL phase. The home CAMEL phase may or may not be different from the visited CAMEL phase.02-24-2011
20090061858System and Method to Manage Communication Handoff - A method for reducing a failure of a handoff to a home base station (HBS) is provided. The method includes a user device promoting initiating a handoff request. Responsive to receiving the handoff request from the user device, a mobile switching center (MSC) requests a hub HBS for the user device to sense whether the user device is in range to communicate with the hub HBS. The MSC completes the handoff when the hub HBS senses that the user device is in range and prevents the handoff when the hub HBS does not sense that the user device is in range.03-05-2009
20110117910Method and system for providing roaming service in wireless communication system - A method and apparatus for providing roaming service in a wireless communication system. A roaming gateway for performing communication between an Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) network and a circuit switched (CS) network receives an authentication request for a roaming mobile station (MS), which roams from an IMS network to a CS network, from a mobile service center (MSC) of the CS network, acquires authentication information for the roaming MS and service information for services, with which the roaming MS has been provided from the IMS network, at the authentication request, checks if the roaming MS is entitled to use the services according to the service information by using the authentication information and the service information, and sends an authentication success message to the MSC when the roaming MS is entitled to use the services.05-19-2011
20090239531Policy for a Roaming Terminal Based on a Home Internet Protocol (IP) Address - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a visited network node, policy for a roaming terminal from a home network of the roaming terminal. The policy is associated with a home Internet Protocol (IP) address of the roaming terminal. The visited network node applies the policy in the visited network to data packets that include the home IP address. Applying the policy to a data packet encompasses either enforcing the policy at the node that applies the policy or sending data that indicates the policy to a different node that applies the policy based on the data sent, or both.09-24-2009
20090047949METHOD, SYSTEM AND MSC FOR LOAD REALLOCATION UNDER A-FLEX ARCHITECTURE - A load reallocation method operable under A-FLEX architecture includes: determining from configuration information, by an MSC, whether an MS needs to move out of the controlled range of the MSC; and transmitting, by the MSC, a registration request message to a BSC when determining that the MS needs to move out of the controlled range of the MSC, the BSC configured to instruct the MS to initiate a new registration so as to register with a new MSC. In cases where the loading balance changes when a service is ongoing, after the MSC completes the service, the MS is required to initiate a new location registration to a new MSC so that the loading of the present MSC may be reduced as soon as possible and the loading across the MSCs may be rebalanced after connection is established. The disclosure also provides a load reallocation system and an MSC operable under the A-FLEX architecture.02-19-2009
20110081906METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MOBILE COMMUNICATION CORRESPONDING TO MULTIPLE MSISDNs ASSOCIATED WITH A SINGLE IMSI - The present invention proposes a method for mobile communication. The method includes assigning one or more Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers (MSISDNs) to a subscriber of a Home Public Mobile Network (HPMN) upon receiving a subscription activation message from the subscriber at a Signaling Gateway (SG). The subscriber has an HPMN Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) with a corresponding HPMN International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and an HPMN MSISDN. The method further includes creating an association of the MSISDNs with the HPMN MSISDN to facilitate signaling corresponding to the HPMN MSISDN and the MSISDNs associated with the subscriber.04-07-2011
20110098039HOME PLMN SEARCH METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A Home Public Land Mobile Network (Home PLMN) search method of a mobile terminal is disclosed. The method includes determining whether an input continued for a preset period of time from a user is generated on a specified item located in a predetermined area of an idle screen, comparing a PLMN service area in which the mobile terminal is located with a Home PLMN of the mobile terminal when the input is generated as a result of the determination, and searching for the Home PLMN when the PLMN service area is not identical to the Home PLMN, and registering the searched Home PLMN so as to match the searched Home PLMN with an input of the specified item, and initializing a timer set for a Home PLMN search.04-28-2011
20110151865INTER-NETWORK PROFILE REPOSITORY INTERWORKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Exemplary inter-network profile repository interworking systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary system includes an interface facility that interfaces with a home subscriber server (“HSS”) of a long term evolution (“LTE”) communications network and a home location register (“HLR”) of an alternate communications network, the HSS and the HLR maintaining separate profiles associated with a user device configured to access the LTE communications network and the alternate communications network. The exemplary system further includes a synchronization facility communicatively coupled to the interface facility and that synchronizes profile data associated with the user device across the separate profiles maintained by the HSS and the HLR. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.06-23-2011
20120149370METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ROAMING OF A MOBILE EQUIPMENT - A method for managing roaming of a mobile equipment of a subscriber with the aid of a system, when the mobile equipment is roaming between a home network, and a foreign network. The method includes the steps with the aid of N number of monitors included in the system, wherein N is an integer, and N≧1, each monitor monitors a cable in order to detect packets sent on the cable; with the aid of a control system included in the system, and connected to the N number of monitors, to decide if a packet is a roaming event; and if it is decided that a packet is a roaming event, with the aid of the control system, to trigger an action in connection to roaming.06-14-2012
20110212721Methods and system for detecting roaming location of mobile network - A method and system for detecting a roaming location of a mobile network is provided to detect the roaming location in a systematic and efficient way. The method first collects roaming call detail records (CDRs) of a subscriber of the mobile network which are generated when the subscriber roams to a roaming network and makes or receives corresponding roaming calls, and then finds at least one roaming CDR whose corresponding roaming call is occurred in a cell of the roaming network covering a registered address of the subscriber. Last, the method determines whether the registered address is the roaming location according to the found roaming CDR(s).09-01-2011
20100003976Mobile based area event handling when currently visited network does not cover area - An area event handler informs when a target mobile enters or leaves a network covering a pre-defined target area, and re-aims an original area event request. When the event occurs, the mobile sends a location report to an initiator of the request. A PLMN list with estimated geographic coverage areas is stored in a Home GMLC, and sent to each relevant mobile. When a mobile enters new network coverage, it uses this list for network access selection. When the Home GMLC discovers that the currently visited PLMN does not serve the original target area, it modifies the area event to the that mobile, so that the Home GMLC will be notified when the target mobile once again enters a PLMN that serves the original target area. Then, after being so notified, the Home GMLC re-sends the original area event location service request to the target mobile.01-07-2010
20090137245Monitoring Network Access of Roaming Users - There is provided a method of monitoring access to a set of mobile communication networks, the method comprising: placing a testing device within the coverage area of a plurality of mobile communication networks, the plurality of mobile communication networks forming a set of mobile communication networks, the testing device comprising a network authentication device for a mobile communication network not in the set of mobile communication networks; initiating a succession of network registration procedures from the testing device; and storing, in the testing device, the identity of the mobile communication network that the testing device registers with as a result of each network registration procedure.05-28-2009
20090029698APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING MOBILE NETWORK SELECTION BY A GAN-CONNECTED WIRELESS DEVICE - Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating manual PLMN selection of a GAN-connected wireless device. While maintaining connection of the wireless device with a serving GANC, a request is made for a PLMN listing of the potentially available PLMNs with which the wireless device can communicate. The request message is sent to the network, and the PLMN listing is created by a PLMN listing creator. The listing is provided to the wireless device in a response message returned to the device. Selection of a selected PLMN is made, subsequent to the selection, the de-registration of the connection of the wireless device with the serving GANC is permitted.01-29-2009
20110256866METHOD OF AND EQUIPMENT FOR SUBSCRIBER MOBILITY REGISTRATION UPDATE IN A HOME LOCATION REGISTER OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method of and equipment for subscriber mobility registration update in a Home Location Register, HLR, of a Global System for Mobile communications, GSM, or a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, UMTS, mobile telecommunications network. The HLR receives and stores subscriber mobility registration information from at least one Mobile Switching Centre, MSC, of the telecommunications network. The HLR instructs an MSC to forward intermediate subscriber mobility registration update messages to the HLR for specific mobility events of a subscriber. The HLR receives an intermediate subscriber mobility registration update message of the MSC when such a specific mobility event occurs, and the subscriber mobility registration in the HLR is updated on the basis of a received intermediate subscriber mobility registration update message by the HLR. The method is especially applicable for IP Multimedia Subsystem Centralised Services, ICS.10-20-2011
20120202488Method for Triggering Roaming Retry and Home Location Register - A method for triggering a roaming retry and a home location register (HLR) are provided. The method is applied to a situation that a mobile station (MS) moves from an original Visitor Mobile Switching Center (VMSC)/Visitor Location Register (VLR) to an area covered by a new VMSC/VLR. The method comprises: the HLR receiving a location updating request message from the mobile station through the new VMSC/VLR when requesting for allocating a roaming number or providing subscriber information (S08-09-2012
20110021190Network Selection Methods And Apparatus With Home Network Prioritization After Network Signal Recovery Or Power-On - A network selection method for a mobile station which is associated with a Home Public Land Mobile Network (HPLMN) identified by a home Mobile Network Code (MNC) and Mobile Country Code (MCC) pair. The mobile station identifies a plurality of PLMNs in a geographic area, and selects a non-home PLMN identified by a non-home MNC/MCC pair and designated as a Registered PLMN (RPLMN). In response to regaining signal coverage from an out-of-coverage condition with the RPLMN, or being powered-on from a power-off state entered while operating with the RPLMN, the mobile station selects the HPLMN if the HPLMN identified by the home MNC/MCC pair is available. Otherwise, if the HPLMN is unavailable and the RPLMN identified by the non-home MNC/MCC pair is available, the mobile station selects the RPLMN. However, if the RPLMN is unavailable, the mobile station selects an alternate PLMN in accordance with an automatic or manual network selection method.01-27-2011
20100285800METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING SCALABLE NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP) HOME LOCATION REGISTER (HLR) - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing NP-HLR functionality. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a system for providing scalable NP-HLR. The system includes an NP front end node for receiving requests for routing information for ported-in and non-ported foreign mobile subscribers, for making portability determinations in response to the requests, for processing or routing the requests based on the portability determinations, and for receiving and responding to provide roaming number requests for ported-out mobile subscribers. The system further includes at least one HLR back end node for performing HLR functions for ported-in foreign mobile subscribers including receiving, from the NP front end node, the requests for routing information for the ported-in foreign mobile subscribers and for responding to the requests with the routing information for the ported-in foreign mobile subscribers.11-11-2010
20100285799System and Method for Enhanced Content Access - A method and system for facilitating HLR access includes receiving a query request from a query entity, processing the query request to yield an SS7 request message, dispatching the SS7 request message to a HLR, receiving an SS7 response message from the HLR, constructing a query response, and returning the query response to the query entity.11-11-2010
20090197597Route optimization using network enforced, mobile implemented policy - A method for performing route optimization based on network enforced, and mobile implemented, policy. The method includes establishing, from a mobile device, a communication session with an access router; receiving, via the established communication session, a first IP address and a second IP address to be assigned to the mobile device; and receiving, at the mobile device, a set of rules. The method also includes evaluating, at the mobile device, at least one parameter of the communication session against the set of rules to determine to communicate with an external device using a selected one of the first IP address and the second IP address and communicating with the external device using the selected IP address as the address for the mobile device based upon a result of the evaluation.08-06-2009
20100190493SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A MOBILE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER - A system for correcting or updating a mobile identification number in a cellular telephone portion of a telematics unit installed in a vehicle allows service providers to resolve duplicate entries. A wireless service provider stores a triplicate entry in their HLR for cellular telephones associated with a number of telematics unit. The triplicate entry includes a MDN, a MIN, and an ESN. If a telematics unit's triplicate entry is an invalid combination, resulting, e.g., in call failure, the system provides an efficient mechanism whereby the service provider can update the MIN of each cellular telephone in one or more telematics units to eliminate duplicate entries.07-29-2010
20100029272SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TRIGGERLESS MOBILE LOCATION-BASED ROUTING / SCREENING - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for performing triggerless mobile location-based screening and routing are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for performing triggerless mobile location-based screening and routing. A telecommunications network element receives a mobility management message associated with a mobile subscriber, extracts from the mobility management message information identifying the mobile subscriber and location information associated with the mobile subscriber, and stores the extracted location information associated with the mobile subscriber. The network element receives a call setup message associated with a call from the mobile subscriber, extracts from the call setup message information identifying the mobile subscriber, retrieves the stored location information associated with the mobile subscriber, and performs a screening or routing function based on the location information associated with the mobile subscriber.02-04-2010
20110217979METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR MANAGING THE ROAMING PREFERENCES OF MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for managing the roaming preferences of a mobile subscriber. The method includes sending a preferred network roaming list to a mobile subscriber device. The method further includes sending a triggering message for terminating a PDP context link involving the mobile subscriber device and for activating the preferred network roaming list on the mobile subscriber device.09-08-2011
20110217978METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL VISITED NETWORK ACCESS FOR DEVICES - Methods and apparatuses are provided that facilitate controlling device access to one or more restricted groups of access points in a visited network. An indicator can be provided by a home network that specifies whether a device registering with a visited network is allowed to access restricted groups in the visited networks. If so, the visited network can request restricted group subscription information for the device. Additionally or alternatively, the device can control whether restricted groups are displayed for selecting access points based on one or more indicators regarding whether the device is allowed to access restricted groups in visited networks.09-08-2011
20090011759FLEXIBLE NUMBERING IN MOBILE NETWORKS - In a mobile telecommunications network, a subscriber having a primary subscription on a home mobile network registers one or more flexible subscriber numbers on a secondary network that are associated with the primary subscription. A caller places a call to a subscriber through a serving network using the flexible subscriber number. The flexible subscriber number is translated into a primary MSISDN and the call is connected to the subscriber so that roaming charges to the subscriber are minimized.01-08-2009
20120302234Internetworking for Circuit Switched Fallback - In some implementations, a method includes presenting a network node as a Visited Location Resource (VLR) for User Equipment (UE) to Mobile Management Entity (MME) in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. The network node includes an SGs interface to the MME in the LTE system and a MAP interface to a Mobile Switching Center (MSC) in a Cellular System (CS). A notification of the UE registering the LTE system is received from the MME. A network node registers, through the MAP interface, with a Home Location Resource (HLR) in the CS as the VLR for the UE.11-29-2012
20100144344METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CAMEL SERVICES TO A HOME NETWORK'S OUTBOUND ROAMER WITHOUT NEED FOR CAMEL SUPPORT OR AGREEMENT - The present invention provides a method for enabling support of IN services for an HPMN's outbound roamer. The method provides a client-server architecture that enables exchange of messages between a client coupled to the outbound roamer's mobile device and a gateway coupled to the HPMN network. The method includes enabling a client on the outbound roamer's mobile device after successful registration of the outbound roamer with a VPMN and based on exchange of one or more parameters, encapsulated over one or more bearers, with a gateway. Moreover, the HPMN and the VPMN do not support either exchange of IN messages or an IN agreement. The method further includes facilitating communication between the client and an HPMN service node or an HPMN SCP, via the gateway that facilitates communication by translating the encapsulated IN messages in a protocol compatible with either the service node or the SCP. The method further includes managing the IN services using the gateway and either the service node or the SCP, by updating the outbound roamer's one or more traffic control conditions at the client.06-10-2010
20100173629INTER-PLMN ROAMING - A method for facilitating inter-PLMN (Public Land Mobile Network) roaming comprises a plurality of operations. A home PLMN of a caller's wireless communication device performs an operation for determining that the caller's wireless communication device is not located in the home PLMN and, in response to determining that the caller's wireless communication device is not located in the home PLMN, an operation for facilitating a call routing service in a Service Control Point (SCP) of the home PLMN. The call routing service causes a call originated by the caller's wireless communication device while roaming in a visited PLMN to be routed back to a Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC) of the home PLMN thereby allowing the home PLMN to have control over the roaming caller originated call and to have limited dependency on the visited PLMN.07-08-2010
20090061857DETERMINING CAPABILITY TO PROVIDE DYNAMIC LOCAL TIME UPDATES IN A PREPAID TERMINATING CALL - A method and system for setting a charging rate for a terminating call to a prepaid mobile subscriber in a telecommunications network is provided. A query from a GMSC to a mobile subscriber's HLR returns information from a VMSC where the mobile subscriber is registered, including local time information for the MSC where the mobile subscriber is registered. The local time information can be included in an Initial Detection Point at call setup so that a peak or off-peak rate for the call can be set. Additional messaging between the GMSC and the VMSC/VLR can determine the capability of the VMSC/VLR to provide updated local time information for the duration of the call.03-05-2009
20100087191Mobile telecommunications network roaming - A subscriber of a mobile telecommunications system has a home network and is able to roam in a visited network. A Roaming Record is generated when a subscriber uses telecommunication services in the visited network. Call Detail Records (CDRs) are generated when a call is terminated or originated by the home network. The system includes an analyzer for analysing Roaming Records and CDRs to identify mis-routed telephone calls. In the embodiments, mis-routed telephone calls that are diverted from the fixed International carrier line to a SIM box via a voice over IP connection are detected.04-08-2010
20090061860Predictive intelligence - The present invention provides a method for facilitating roaming tests for a host network. The method includes creating a fake profile via a gateway associated with the host network for a roaming subscriber at a Mobile Switching Center (MSC)/Visiting Location Register (VLR). The MSC/VLR is associated with at least one of the host network and a roaming partner network of the host network. The roaming subscriber is associated with both the host network and the roaming partner network. The method further includes simulating via the gateway, transactions with a first network element associated with at least one of the host network and the roaming partner network to test at least one of the first network element's response for the simulated transactions, and network routing on the roaming subscriber to a second network element associated with at least one of the host network and the roaming partner network.03-05-2009
20090247154METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENCE DETERMINATION OF MOBILE DEVICES - A presence server for determining presence of a mobile station in a mobile network, including structure and/or function to: receive a request for a presence indication that the mobile station is active; send a first query into the mobile network based on the request; receive a response to the first query; and, if the response indicates the mobile station is active then: provide the presence indication; if the response indicates the mobile station is not active then: send a second query into the mobile network for establishing a notification trigger; receive a second query response based on the notification trigger; the second query response including the presence indication and being based on short message service (“SMS”); and provide the presence indication based on the second query response.10-01-2009
20090170507LOCATION UPDATING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL IN RADIO NETWORK - A location updating method and apparatus for a mobile terminal in a radio network is provided for preventing a location updating request of a mobile terminal from being rejected by a network with an invalid cause of a rejection. The location updating method for a mobile terminal includes receiving a location updating reject message from a first network, the location updating reject message including a cause of a rejection indicating that the mobile terminal is not registered with the first network, checking a first network information of the first network, determining whether the first network information differs from a second network information of a second network, maintaining, when the first and second network information are different from each other, an operational state of the mobile terminal as a valid state, and requesting, when the home network is discovered, the home network for a location updating.07-02-2009
20090209252METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CALLED PARTY RECOVERY IN MOBILE SWITCH CENTER POOL - A method for called party recovery in an MSC Pool, applied in a system that comprises an HLR and an MSC Pool including multiple MSC/VLRs, includes configuring a backup server for each MSC/VLR in the MSC Pool; if an MSC/VLR serving a user is down, the user has not initiated any calling service or location update and the user is called, further includes: the HLR sending a call signaling to the backup server of the MSC/VLR that is down; the backup server of the MSC/VLR initiating a paging request to the user and initiating a location update for the user to the HLR; the HLR registering user data of the user at the backup server and switching the MSC/VLR serving the user to the backup server. The present invention also discloses other methods, systems and devices, which can solve the problem of called party recovery in the MSC Pool.08-20-2009
20090023443Method for Self-Provisioning of Subscriber Data in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) - A method for self-provisioning of subscriber data allows efficient registration of a subscriber for an Internet-Protocol Multimedia Subsystem of a telecommunication network at the subscriber database of the Internet-Protocol Multimedia Subsystem. A subscription entry is created in the subscriber database of the Internet-Protocol Multimedia Subsystem of a telecommunication network, based on prior secure identification of the subscriber by the access network that grants access to the Internet-Protocol Multimedia Subsystem.01-22-2009
20120040667MEANS AND METHOD TO PREVENT ROAMING OF A HOME SUBSCRIBER IN A VISITED NETWORK RESTRICTED FOR ROAMING - At present, there are operators which perform a Location Update procedure for a subscriber via Local Number Server under invoice agreement with the subscriber himself, and even where the subscriber is roaming in an area without roaming agreement with the subscriber's operator. In this situation, the subscriber's operator loses revenues because it has no roaming agreements with the operator where the subscriber is roaming, whilst the latter gets revenues from the subscriber by using the subscriber's operator Subscriber Identity Module or newer operator's card. To avoid this situation, there is provided a home location server arranged to determine whether roaming restrictions apply for a home subscriber before providing authentication data for said home subscriber and either deny the authentication data for the home subscriber to the requesting entity or apply a charging or billing for the provision of the authentication data for said home subscriber.02-16-2012
20080318569Call delivery system to reach displaced wireless users after a regional disaster - An apparatus and method are provided for a call delivery system capable of reaching displaced wireless users after a natural disaster. A calling party may call a publicized general reach number, e.g., 800 number, to contact a wireless user. The home mobile switching center (MSC) of the wireless user may be damaged, inoperable or overloaded, thus prohibiting incoming calls for the wireless user. Upon being connected to the general reach number, the calling party may be prompted to provide a destination number for the wireless user. Upon receiving the destination number, a home location register may be queried to retrieve a temporary local directory number (TLDN) for the wireless user while bypassing the home MSC of the wireless user. Upon receiving the TLDN, an incoming call from the calling party may be delivered to a last MSC visited by the wireless user.12-25-2008
20120046031Call-Handling for an Off-Premises, Telecommunications Terminal with an Installed Subscriber Identity Module - Apparatus and method are disclosed that enable an organization's enterprise-wide network to accommodate roaming wireless terminals that are affiliated with the local enterprise networks within the enterprise-wide network. An embodiment of a system is capable of handling a wireless terminal, such as a cellular telephone, that is able to use different SIM cards in different geographic regions or service-provider networks. A mobility client that is part of the wireless terminal registers when it detects that a new SIM card has been installed at the wireless terminal, whereby the client provides the subscriber-specific information that the wireless terminal reads from the SIM card. The mobility client identifies itself to the server by a user identifier, such as the station extension with which the terminal is affiliated back at the home local enterprise network. Upon successful registration, the client receives an access number suitable for its current location.02-23-2012
20120064888METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING AN INTELLIGENT SERVICE AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The present application discloses a method for implementing an intelligent service and a communications system and relates to the communications technology field, so that an intelligent service may be performed in a wireless intelligent network (WIN). The method includes: a home mobile switch center (MSC) receives a call routed by a serving MSC, where the call carries a WIN configuration parameter that a home home location register (HLR) delivers to the serving MSC; after determining, according to the WIN configuration parameter of the serving MSC, that the call is a WIN OVERLAY call, the home MSC obtains an intelligent service parameter through a home first network entity; the home MSC implements WIN intelligent service processing according to the intelligent service parameter. The embodiments of the present invention are mainly applied in a WIN.03-15-2012
20120157094OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF CALLS BETWEEN NATIONAL CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE NETWORKS. - A method of providing interconnection services, characterized in that it links an assembly of national cellular networks (06-21-2012
20120157093Method for realizing user accessibility and multi-mode terminal - The disclosure discloses a method for realizing user accessibility and a multi-mode terminal. A UE initiates, after a tracking area update (TAU) periodic timer of the UE expires, an update process to a mobile switching center/visitor location register (MSC/VLR) in the case that an idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) is activated and the06-21-2012
20100093345MOBILE NETWORK, MOBILE NETWORK BASE STATION AND METHOD TO REGISTER A MOBILE TERMINAL ON A NETWORK - A mobile network, configured to broadcast at least a first network identity and a second network identity, particularly to provide a first and a second network layer. Also, a method is provided to register a mobile terminal on a network, having the steps of broadcasting, via the network the first and second network identities; receiving the network identities and registering the mobile terminal on the network when a received network identity corresponds with an individual mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a respective subscriber of the terminal.04-15-2010
20120122451METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ROAMING SERVICES TO INBOUND ROAMERS USING VISITED NETWORK GATEWAY LOCATION REGISTER - The present invention provides a method for providing roaming services to one or more subscribers, correspondingly associated with the one or more HPMNs, while the one or more subscribers are registered with the VPMN. The method includes allocating a pool of GTs to a Gateway Location Register (GLR) that is associated with the VPMN, where the pool of Global Titles (GTs) corresponds to at least one of: one or more VLRs associated with the VPMN, one or more SGSNs associated with the VPMN, one or more HPMNs, and one or more HLRs associated with an HPMN from the one or more HPMNs. The method further includes facilitating mobile communication of the one or more subscribers in the VPMN using the allocated pool of GTs.05-17-2012
20110183668METHOD OF ROAMING IN BROADCAST SERVICE AND SYSTEM AND TERMINAL THEREOF - A method, system, and terminal for handling or processing roaming errors between networks that can support broadcast services. When a roaming service between networks is requested, if a user authentication request is unsuccessful due to non-matching identification information between the networks, a corresponding error message is delivered to the subscriber terminal and network information that has been recently updated using various methods is provided such that repetitive requests and responses for authentication can be avoided when the subscriber requests a roaming service, and thus a roaming service between networks can be quickly provided without delays.07-28-2011
20110183667MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MATCHING RESOURCE AMOUNT OF CORE NETWORK BEARER AND RESOURCE AMOUNT OF VISITED NETWORK BEARER - A visited policy controlling device decides the amount of a visited network bearer resource that is provided by a visited user plane device for an end-to-end service based on the amount of a bearer service resource requested to be used in the end-to-end service. A home policy controlling device decides the amount of a core network bearer resource that a home gateway device provides for the end-to-end service based on the amount of the bearer service resource requested to be used in the end-to-end service. Further, a home policy controlling device performs processing to match the amount of the core network bearer resource decided by itself and the amount of the visited network bearer resource decided by visited policy controlling device, if they do not match.07-28-2011
20100173630METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING USER EQUIPMENT TO A FEMTOCELL - The described method provides for an efficient method for user equipment (07-08-2010
20120252444Roaming Mobile Subscriber Registration in a Distributed Mobile Architecture - A method includes receiving a call routing request at a first distributed mobile architecture (DMA) node from a mobile switching center (MSC). The method includes identifying, at the first DMA node, a DMA node associated with a mobile subscriber device based on information included in a visitor location register (VLR) gateway accessible to the first DMA node. The VLR gateway identifies a set of visiting mobile subscriber devices. The method includes sending a call routing message from the first DMA node to the identified DMA node associated with the mobile subscriber device.10-04-2012
20110201331COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A mobile communications system is described in which a mobile communications device can register with a Macro RAN base station or with a home base station when in range of the home base station. The home base station may be an open access mode, a closed access mode or a hybrid access mode home base station. The home base station sends a gateway device information about its access mode so that unnecessary access control is avoided. This information may be signalled to the gateway device by the presence or absence of an optional element of a registration request or by the presence or absence of entries within a mandatory element within the registration request.08-18-2011
20100273480NETWORK-INITIATED AREA EVENT TRIGGERED POSITIONING METHOD FOR ROAMING TERMINAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A network-initiated area event triggered positioning method for a terminal in a session-based position information system is discussed. Network-initiation of area-based positioning of a roaming terminal is discriminated according to a proxy mode and a non-proxy mode, and area-based positioning for the roaming terminal is performed in various manners according to whether an SLP for performing the positioning procedure with respect to the discriminated modes is a V-SLP or an H-SLP.10-28-2010
20100009678RECOVERY PROCEDURES BETWEEN SUBSCRIBER REGISTERS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - The present invention is aimed to provide subscriber registers of a mobile network with higher performance and memory capacity whilst keeping recovery procedures, such as redundancy and restoration procedures, up to reasonable levels and measurements of network performance, signalling load and response time. The present invention provides for a new clustered architecture for subscriber registers, wherein each subscriber register comprises a number of processing blades, each processing blade handling a reduced number of subscribers, and wherein more processing blades can be added without affecting other components in the subscriber register Failures and unavailability are expected to often occur on a processing blade basis, so that recovery procedures may be carried out for a reduced number of subscribers, thus being completed with lower signalling load and response times. To this end, the present invention also provides for a new method of updating subscriber data between two subscriber registers where at least one follows the clustered architecture.01-14-2010
20100291924ROAMING SELECTION SERVICES - Management of native subscriber registrations on a foreign network is accomplished via an approach that advantageously offers dynamic roaming, that is, the capability to send data over-the-air to populate a customer subscriber identity module (SIM) card with specific networks, in a specific order of preference, according to the characteristics and capabilities of the subscriber mobile station, the subscriber's home network, the foreign territory roamed, and the like. The approach also provides an SS7 service-based solution including the capability of the home network to control the roaming mobile station from registering on a non-preferred visited network, based on configurable rules. The approach provides the ability to segment subscribers, increased/assured quality of service, no limits on designation of carrier preferences, the ability to apportion roaming traffic across numerous operators in a given foreign territory, capability for real-time changes of preferred network, and preservation of manual network selection capabilities.11-18-2010
20120083267METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR OPTIMIZATION OF BEARER RESOURCES FOR IMS ROAMING - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for optimization of bearer resources for IMS roaming are disclosed. According to one aspect a system for optimization of bearer resources for IMS roaming includes a home media resource function controller module (HMRFC) for managing local media resources and for selecting a visited media resource function controller module (VMRFC) to provide media resources to a home subscriber that is roaming in the visited network (“visiting subscriber”), and a VMRFC for managing media resources within the visited network and for providing media resources to the visiting subscriber in response to a request to provide media resources to the visiting subscriber.04-05-2012
20120083266METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for recovering registration information at a home network when the home network determines that it has experienced a loss of the registration information. The home network communicates a triggering message to at least one visited network to initiate registration information recovery, and the visited network responds to the triggering message by communicating registration information for objects that are located at the visited network and that are associated with the home network. These objects may include, for example, subscriber units and/or talk groups that are associated with the home network and have roamed to the visited network.04-05-2012
20120258710WORLD MODE SCANNING CONTROL - A method and apparatus for world-mode devices capable of managing technology selection for multimode roaming between existing access technologies, as well as possible future access technologies, in a manner that eliminates wasteful scanning for non-existent systems and reduces roaming charges is disclosed. The method allows the device an opportunity to reacquire its home system before scanning for available roaming network resources in a prioritized manner that mitigates roaming costs, while conserving power and acquisition delays by eliminating scanning for non-existent system types. A minimum OOS duration is imposed on a home system before acquisition of a roaming partner to provide more time to re-acquire the home system. Preferred partner scanning and acquisition reduces roaming charges, while scanning for non existent systems is eliminated altogether.10-11-2012
20120258709WORLD MODE SCANNING CONTROL - A method and apparatus for world-mode devices capable of managing technology selection for multimode roaming between existing access technologies, as well as possible future access technologies, in a manner that eliminates wasteful scanning for non-existent systems and reduces roaming charges is disclosed. The method allows the device an opportunity to reacquire its home system before scanning for available roaming network resources in a prioritized manner that mitigates roaming costs, while conserving power and acquisition delays by eliminating scanning for non-existent system types. A minimum OOS duration is imposed on a home system before acquisition of a roaming partner to provide more time to re-acquire the home system. Preferred partner scanning and acquisition reduces roaming charges, while scanning for non existent systems is eliminated altogether.10-11-2012
20090017817Method and apparatuses for sending message to a mobile station by addressing the hardware part - A message, typically a SMS message, intended for a specific hardware item is provided from an application node (01-15-2009
20090005037Intelligent Network Services - A method and control node (01-01-2009
20080299967OPTIMIZED CAMEL TRIGGERING FOR PREPAID CALLING - A method and system for streamlining the call processing for a prepaid call in a mobile telecommunications network is provided. A trigger detection point (TDP) for processing an originating call placed by a prepaid wireless subscriber, which may be called “O-Answer,” is defined in a mobile user's subscription information stored in the prepaid subscriber's home location register (HLR). An additional TDP for an incoming call to a prepaid subscriber as a terminating party, which may be called “T-Answer,” also is defined in the prepaid subscriber's subscription information stored in the HLR. If the prepaid mobile subscriber's account balance is above a threshold amount, the call can be processed using the O-Answer and T-Answer TDPs without the need to contact the prepaid platform for authorization, thus reducing the amount of signaling required to process a prepaid call.12-04-2008
20110237250MANAGEMENT OF ALLOWED CSG LIST AND VPLMN-AUTONOMOUS CSG ROAMING - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate supporting VPLMN-autonomous CSG roaming in a wireless communication environment. A UE can access a CSG list server associated with a VPLMN. A trust relation can be established between the UE and the CSG list server, for example. Moreover, the CSG list server can update a VPLMN allowed CSG list associated with the VPLMN stored by the UE. Hence, the UE can receive the VPLMN allowed CSG list from the CSG list server associated with the VPLMN. Further, the UE can store the VPLMN allowed CSG list as part of an allowed CSG list. The VPLMN allowed CSG list can include one or more entries associated with the VPLMN. Moreover, the allowed CSG list can be under control of at least one operator and the UE.09-29-2011
20100234022SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPL ROAMING IN WIMAX NETWORKS - A system and method for connecting a mobile device to a node in a wireless communications network. A query may be received from a mobile device for a location based application at a visited network having a visited location server. A message including information identifying the visited network may be transmitted from the visited network to a home network in response to the query, the message authenticated by the home network. A secure user plane location start message including serving base station information may be transmitted from the device to the home network. A request using roaming location protocol may then be transmitted from the home location server to the visited location server, the request including the serving base station information, and a location of the serving base station returned from the visited location server to the home location server in response to the request using roaming location protocol.09-16-2010
20100234021Scanning Channels While a Device is Out of Service - A channel scanning order is dynamically created, modified, selectively ignored, or combinations thereof based on historical data, motion information, context information, alert message systems, network reselection, or combinations thereof. If a less preferred network has served a mobile device longer than a threshold amount of time, acquisition of the less preferred network is attempted before attempting acquisition of a more preferred network.09-16-2010
20120329455Method and Telecommunications Infrastructure Enabling Localized Time Controlled Access for a Device - An infrastructure and method is disclosed for controlling wireless access to a telecommunications infrastructure for a device. A first access grant time interval applicable for granting access for the device to the telecommunications infrastructure is stored in a device register system. The first access grant time interval is applied when the device requests access to the telecommunications infrastructure via a first network node of the telecommunications infrastructure. However, a second access grant time interval is applied in a second network node of the telecommunications infrastructure when the device requests access via the second network node. The second access grant time interval is applicable for granting access for the device to the telecommunications infrastructure and is different from the first access grant time interval.12-27-2012
20100167725A Method and a System for Establishing Presence of a Mobile Station in at Least One Dedicated Service Area of a Mobile Telecommunications System - A method of and a system for establishing presence of a mobile station in at least one dedicated service area of a mobile telecommunications system providing service to a plurality of geographically spread service areas. A mobile station is triggered to provide location information relating to the presence of the mobile station at a location receiving service from a service area comprising the or each dedicated service area. Presence of the mobile station in the or each dedicated service area is established by comparing the location information provided by the mobile station and stored location information relating to the or each dedicated service area. If present in a dedicated service area, the mobile station automatically receives dedicated services to which the mobile unit is entitled to. Receipt of dedicated services is automatically indicated to a user of the mobile station.07-01-2010
20100167726Connecting transactional messages for GSM mobile operators over two disparate networks - A method and apparatus providing interconnectivity between several telephone networks. The apparatus receives a telephone transaction initiation message that originated with a telephone set located in a first network. The initiation message bears an originator's registration number identifying a subscriber whose home registration is located in a second network, the first and second networks using disparate signaling protocols. The apparatus then queries the originator's home registration database using the network protocol of the second network to determine the registration status of the originator. Finally, the registration status information is forwarded to the first network in the network protocol of the first network.07-01-2010
20100130197METHOD OF CONTROLLING HOME CELL SELECTION FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED DEVICE - A method for saving power of a user equipment corresponding to home cell selection for a wireless communication system is disclosed. The user equipment includes a whitelist capable of providing a list of accessible home cells. The method includes clearing the whitelist of the user equipment when the user equipment roams to a visited network.05-27-2010
20120149371User Plane Location Based Service Using Message Tunneling to Support Roaming - An improved User Plane location based service (LBS) architecture and message flow, enabling seamless User Plane location based services even when a mobile or wireless device has roamed among different carrier networks. The present invention overcomes constraints inherent in the current protocol for roaming support defined by the Secure User Plane Location Service specification. A location system is enabled to automatically fall back to a message tunneling mechanism to ensure the security of a communication path between the location service system and the target wireless device, ensuring that the communication path is uninterrupted as the wireless device travels.06-14-2012
20120149369METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING LOCATION SERVICES WITH ROAMING - Techniques for supporting location services (LCS) with roaming are described. A method of supporting LCS in a network comprising a Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) enabled terminal (SET), a home SUPL location center (H-SLC), and a serving SUPL location center (S-SLC) includes receiving, at the H-SLC, a location request message for a location of the SET, where the location request message comprises an indication of a network location of the SET. The method includes sending, to the S-SLC in response to the location request message, a roaming request message. The method includes receiving, from the S-SLC in response to the roaming request message, a location report message comprising a position of the network location. The method also includes sending a reporting message comprising the position of the network location of the SET as the location of the SET.06-14-2012
20080248800Managing handoffs between overlaid networks - A method and apparatus of managing a subscriber handoff between types of wireless networks is disclosed. The method includes the subscriber maintaining a wireless connection with a first wireless network. The subscriber simultaneously monitors availability of a second wireless network during open time slots of frames of transmission scheduling of the subscriber. The subscriber activates communication support circuitry for supporting a wireless connection to the second wireless network, if the second wireless network is detected to be available.10-09-2008
20080220774CONTINUITY OF SERVICES BY THE USE OF A BACKUP HLR - The present invention relates to the field of mobile telephony networks and more particularly to a device, a system and an associated method for ensuring continuity of telephony services on the network. The invention is based on the use, as a temporary backup for faulty HLR equipment, of HLR equipment possibly initially empty of any user data and which, during location demands from non-referenced subscribers, on its own initiative actuates the CIS information system in order to recover a minimum of data allowing identification of the subscriber on the network and therefore his activation. No synchronisation with the active HLRs is necessary since the data are recovered as necessary on the information system. In addition, the updating data traffic between active HLRs and backup HLR is avoided.09-11-2008
20080220773APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING I-WLAN PLMN SELECTION - Apparatus, and an associated method, for selecting an EHPLMN pursuant to I-WLAN PLMN selection. An EHPLMN listing is created and maintained at user equipment. Available I-WLAN PLMNs are collected and buffered. A comparator compares entries on the EHPLMN listing and the collected identities. And, I-WLAN PLMN selection is made responsive to the comparison.09-11-2008
20120252445ATTACHING TO AN ACCESS NETWORK - A method and apparatus for allowing a terminal to attach to an access network. The terminal determines that the access network does not support a subscriber identifier used by the terminal, and so it attaches to the access network using an IMSI, the IMSI having been pre-provisioned at the terminal. The terminal, once attached, sends a request for a roaming IMSI to a remote node in the subscriber's home network. It then receives a roaming IMSI from the remote, the roaming IMSI being associated with the subscription and related subscriber identifier. The terminal detaches from the access network and then re-attaches to the access network using the roaming IMSI.10-04-2012
20130095828Advanced Roaming Controls in Home Location Register - In a wireless telecommunication system, Home Location Register logic generates a subscriber roaming profile for use by a Visitor Location Register by retrieving a subscriber's provisioned profile, retrieving a rule set associated with the subscriber, and applying the rule set to the set of provisioned service features indicated in the provisioned profile to generate a modified profile. The rules can be responsive to one or more of: the identity of the visited network, subscriber preferences, and provisioned features. The rules can be in the form of tables stored in the Home Location Register.04-18-2013
20130130679FEMTOCELL BASE STATION AND ACCESS MODE SWITCHING METHOD - A radio communication system includes a macrocell base station, and a femtocell base station provided in a macrocell. The femtocell base station includes: a measuring part which measures an uplink total received power from a radio terminal; a detecting part which detects a visitor macrocell radio terminal located in a vicinity of the femtocell base station operated by the access limited mode in accordance with the uplink total received power or an uplink interference signal power which can be derived from the uplink received power; and a control part which switches the femtocell base station from the access limited mode to the hybrid mode when the detecting part detects the visitor macrocell radio terminal. Accordingly, it is possible to improve the throughput for the visitor macrocell user.05-23-2013
20110275369TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS - An arrangement for determining radio coverage provided by a telecommunications system to a user of a mobile device is disclosed. In the case of a GSM or UMTS mobile device, if the device is in the idle mode (step A) and if a paging operation is not scheduled (step B), the mobile device records and stores on the mobile device a characteristic of the radio coverage provided when the mobile device is at each of a plurality of locations visited by the user of the mobile device (step C). The arrangement also enables retrieval of the recorded and stored characteristic so that radio coverage provided to the device for the user at the locations can be evaluated. If the telecommunications system includes a plurality of networks, the mobile device will record and store the characteristic for each of the plurality of networks. The arrangement then enables the radio coverage provided by the respective networks to be evaluated, and an informed choice as to the best network for that particular user can be made.11-10-2011
20120021741Detection And Report Of Limited Policy And Charging Control Capabilities - A method of a Home Policy and Charging Rule Function (H-PCRF) in a telecommunications network having a Home Public Mobile Public Network (HPLMN) and a Visited Public Mobile Public Network (VPLMN) includes the steps of receiving signaling messages at a network interface. There is the step of detecting dynamically from a received message with a processing unit a Policy and Charging Control (PCC) scenario with regard to PCC capabilities of a VLPMN. There is the step of sending a message from the network interface to a Home Application Function (H-AF) notifying the H-AF of the detected PCC scenario so the H-AF can decide whether to progress a service negotiation with regard to a user roaming on said VPLMN or not. A Home Policy and Charging Rule Function (H-PCRF) in a telecommunications network having a Home Public Mobile Public Network (HPLMN) and a Visited Public Mobile Public Network (VPLMN). A method of a Home Policy Application Function (H-AF) in a telecommunications network having a Home Public Mobile Public Network (HPLMN) and a Visited Public Mobile Public Network (VPLMN). A Home Policy Application Function (H-AF) in a telecommunications network having a Home Public Mobile Public Network (HPLMN) and a Visited Public Mobile Public Network (VPLMN).01-26-2012
20130196656SYNCHRONIZATION OF MOBILITY MANAGEMENT DATA BETWEEN A CIRCUIT-SWITCHED DOMAIN AND A PACKET-SWITCHED DOMAIN - Systems and methods for synchronizing mobility management (MM) data between a CS domain and a PS domain. In one embodiment, a visitor location database of the CS domain stores MM data for a mobile device. If the visitor location database updates MM data for the mobile device to add an association for an MM node for mobility management, then the visitor location database determines if a prior association existed with another MM node. If so, the visitor location database removes the prior association with the other MM node, and transmits a release indicator to the other MM node indicating that the association has been removed. In response to the release indicator, the other MM node removes an association with the visitor location database, and the MM data for the mobile device is synchronized between the CS domain and the PS domain.08-01-2013
20130196657TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A Short Message Service (SMS) message is communicated to a mobile user equipment (MUE) over an Internet Protocol (IP) network using an IP communication. An SMS network includes a Short Message Service Centre (SM-SC), a gateway mobile switching centre (GMSC), the SMS network communicating SMS messages. An IP/SMS gateway communicates between the SMS and IP networks. A home location database maintains address data identifying a current location of a MUE. After interrogation by the GMSC, the home location database provides the GMSC an address of the IP/SMS gateway, stored in association with the subscriber identify number. The GMSC sends the SMS message to the IP/SMS gateway. The IP/SMS gateway retrieves an IP address corresponding to the mobile subscriber number pre-stored in an IP/SMS database associated with the IP/SMS gateway. The IP/SMS gateway communicates the SMS message to the MUE at the retrieved IP address via the IP network.08-01-2013
20130095827ROAMING SESSION TERMINATION TRIGGERED BY ROAMING AGREEMENT/PARTNER DELETION - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method performed by a policy and charging rules node (PCRN) for processing a change in a status of a roaming partner, the method including: receiving, at the PCRN, a message indicating a change in a status of the roaming partner; identifying roaming subscriber sessions associated with the roaming partner; determining home based roaming subscriber sessions among the identified subscriber sessions; marking the determined home based roaming subscriber sessions for termination; and sending a termination message to a policy and charging enforcement node for the determined home based roaming subscriber sessions.04-18-2013
20120088502METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT IDLE OPERATION IN A DUAL-SIM WCDMA MOBILE STATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for selecting identifying numbers associated with a mobile station (MS) having multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs) such that the paging intervals for both identifying numbers are aligned. The MS having multiple SIMs may operate in a network via a particular radio access technology (RAT), such as Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA). By having aligned paging intervals, the MS may wake up only once during the paging cycles for the various identifying numbers rather than waking up multiple times, thereby reducing power consumption of the MS during idle mode compared to a conventional MS with multiple SIMs, and thus multiple identifying numbers.04-12-2012
20120088501METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT IDLE OPERATION IN A DUAL-SIM CDMA 1X MOBILE STATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for selecting identifying numbers associated with a mobile station (MS) having multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs) such that the paging intervals for both identifying numbers are aligned. The MS having multiple SIMs may operate in a network via a particular radio access technology (RAT), such as Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 1×RTT (1 times Radio Transmission Technology). By having aligned paging intervals, the MS may wake up only once during the paging cycles for the various identifying numbers rather than waking up multiple times, thereby reducing power consumption of the MS during idle mode compared to a conventional MS with multiple SIMs, and thus multiple identifying numbers.04-12-2012
20130210426COMMUNICATION NETWORK SELECTION - The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for improving communication network selection on a mobile device 08-15-2013

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