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1. (WO2017040168) TECHNIQUES FOR ALLOCATING TIME AND FREQUENCY RESOURCES TO AN UPLINK CHANNEL TO CARRY UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION USED FOR NARROWBAND COMMUNICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040168    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048546
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04W 72/04
H04W 72/12
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: WANG, Renqiu
CHEN, Wanshi
RICO ALVARINO, Alberto
XU, Hao
GAAL, Peter
FAKOORIAN, Seyed Ali Akbar
VAJAPEYAM, Madhavan, Srinivasan
Title: TECHNIQUES FOR ALLOCATING TIME AND FREQUENCY RESOURCES TO AN UPLINK CHANNEL TO CARRY UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION USED FOR NARROWBAND COMMUNICATION
Abstract:
Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a base station includes identifying time resources and frequency resources for narrowband communication in a plurality of subframes, identifying a plurality of user equipment (UE) devices, allocating a first portion of the time resources and the frequency resources to an uplink (UL) channel to carry UL control information, and allocating resources of the UL channel to the identified UE devices. A method for wireless communication at a UE device includes identifying time resources and frequency resources for narrowband communication in a plurality of subframes, receiving an indication of at least a first portion of the time resources and the frequency resources allocated to a UL channel to carry UL control information for the UE device, and transmitting one or both of downlink acknowledgements (ACKs) and downlink non-acknowledgements (NAKs) on the UL channel.