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1. (WO2014191797) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING INTERWORKING OF CELLULAR RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/191797    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/054484
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: H04W 48/18
Applicants: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
NOKIA INC.
Inventors: RINNE, Mika
KEKKI, Sami
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING INTERWORKING OF CELLULAR RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
Abstract:
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate interworking a plurality of cellular radio access networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs). In the context of a method, a set of information is maintained for a plurality of different cellular radio access networks that defines a relative priority of selection among the cellular radio access networks. The method also includes maintaining wireless access selection information defining a relative priority of selection among one or more WLANs relative to the cellular radio access networks. The method also permits the relative priority of the WLANs to be modified without modification of the set of information. For example, the relative priority the WLANs may be modified in a manner specific to the user equipment or specific to a cell. The method may also include causing notification to be provided to user equipment of the set of information and the wireless access selection information.