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1. US20180041914 - Method and apparatus for traffic steering

Office United States of America
Application Number 15549309
Application Date 16.03.2015
Publication Number 20180041914
Publication Date 08.02.2018
Grant Number 10321352
Grant Date 11.06.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04W 28/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
H04W 28/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
08Load balancing or load distribution
H04W 28/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
10Flow control
H04W 40/04
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
40Communication routing or communication path finding
02Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing
04based on wireless node resources
H04L 12/707
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
70Packet switching systems
701Routing or path finding
703Route fault prevention or recovery, e.g. rerouting, route redundancy, virtual router redundancy protocol or hot standby router protocol
707using path redundancy
H04W 16/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
16Network planning, e.g. coverage or traffic planning tools; Network deployment, e.g. resource partitioning or cell structures
02Resource partitioning among network components, e.g. reuse partitioning
06Hybrid resource partitioning, e.g. channel borrowing
08Load shedding arrangements
CPC
H04W 28/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
08Load balancing or load distribution
H04W 28/0247
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
0247based on conditions of the access network or the infrastructure network
H04W 28/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
28Network traffic or resource management
02Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
10Flow control ; between communication endpoints
H04W 40/04
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
40Communication routing or communication path finding
02Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing
04based on wireless node resources
H04L 45/22
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
45Routing or path finding of packets in data switching networks
22Alternate routing
H04W 16/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
16Network planning, e.g. coverage or traffic planning tools; Network deployment, e.g. resource partitioning or cells structures
02Resource partitioning among network components, e.g. reuse partitioning
06Hybrid resource partitioning, e.g. channel borrowing
08Load shedding arrangements
Applicants Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
Inventors Shunliang Zhang
Agents Coats & Bennett, PLLC
Title
(EN) Method and apparatus for traffic steering
Abstract
(EN)

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, apparatus and computer program for traffic steering. Particularly, a method is provided at a first service provisioning network operated by a first network operator for steering traffic from a second mobile network operated by a second network operator. The method comprises obtaining traffic steering information for the traffic from the second mobile network and generating, based at least on the traffic steering information, a traffic steering policy for the traffic from the second mobile network. The method also comprises informing the traffic steering policy to a traffic controller of the first service provisioning network so that the traffic controller steers the traffic from the second mobile network based on the traffic steering policy. Another method is provided for facilitating steering, within a service provisioning network operated by a first network operator, of traffic from a mobile network operated by a second network operator. The method comprises generating traffic steering information based at least on requirements from the mobile network and providing the traffic steering information to the service provisioning network for generating a traffic steering policy for the traffic from the mobile network.

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