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1. (WO2016064601) DYNAMIC POWER REDUCTION MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/064601    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/054919
Publication Date: Fri Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 10 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04L 12/923
H04L 12/28
Applicants: ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC.
Inventors: BENTON, Thomas P.
Title: DYNAMIC POWER REDUCTION MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK DEVICES
Abstract:
Power consumption levels of a network device can be adjusted based upon traffic flow at the device. A network device can recognize a situation where the traffic flow associated with a CPE device reaches a level that can be supported by a smaller channel set, and when this situation arises, the CPE device can request and receive an updated, smaller channel set. In response to receiving the smaller channel set, the CPE device can operate using fewer resources, thereby reducing power consumption at the CPE device. When traffic level at the CPE device warrants, the CPE device can request and receive a new or updated, larger channel set.