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1. (WO2016056000) COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL HANDOVER IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS) TO AVOID OR MITIGATE SERVICE DISCONNECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/056000    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2015/050990
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04W 36/06
H04W 88/08
H04W 36/20
H04W 36/22
H04W 52/14
H04W 52/16
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS WIRELESS LTD.
Inventors: HAREL, Dror
Title: COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL HANDOVER IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS) TO AVOID OR MITIGATE SERVICE DISCONNECTION
Abstract:
Communications channel handover in a distributed antenna system (DAS) to avoid or mitigate service disconnection is disclosed, in this regard, in one exemplary embodiment, a method for triggering channel handoffs in a DAS is provided. The method comprises routing a first channel of a communications service to a predetermined area in the DAS at a predetermined power level. The first channel provides a service to at least one network terminal, in the predetermined area in the DAS. The method also comprises routing a second channel of a communications service to the predetermined area in the DAS. The method also comprises lowering a power level of the first channel to trigger handoff of the service to the at least one network terminal from the first channel to the second channel.