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1. (WO2006114751) REPUTATION BASED SUPPORT OF A DECISION BY A MOBILE TERMINAL WHETHER TO USE AN AVAILABLE ACCESS POINT

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/114751    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2006/051257
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2006 International Filing Date: Apr 24, 2006
IPC: H04W 36/14
H04W 24/00
H04W 48/08
H04W 48/16
H04W 48/18
H04W 48/20
H04W 84/12
H04W 88/06
H04W 88/08
Applicants: Nokia Corporation
SIVAKUMAR, Tatikonda, Venkata, Lakshmi
CHEN, Hongyuan
Inventors: SIVAKUMAR, Tatikonda, Venkata, Lakshmi
CHEN, Hongyuan
Title: REPUTATION BASED SUPPORT OF A DECISION BY A MOBILE TERMINAL WHETHER TO USE AN AVAILABLE ACCESS POINT
Abstract:
For supporting a decision by a mobile terminal whether to connect to an available access point for accessing a desired service, the mobile terminal receives from the access point reputation information on the access point and determines whether the reputation information makes a connection to the access point appropriate. A connection is initiated in case the connection is determined to be appropriate. Then, the mobile terminal rates the access point depending on a quality of a provided access service and transmits resulting rating information to a central control apparatus . The central control apparatus updates respective reputation information for various access points based on rating information received from mobile terminals, and provides the respective updated rating information to the concerned access point for transmission to mobile terminals.