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1. (WO2017055157) TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/055157    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/072452
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04W 76/02
H04W 92/18
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
SONY EUROPE LIMITED
Inventors: WEI, Yuxin
WAKABAYASHI, Hideji
TSUDA, Shinichiro
Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES AND METHODS
Abstract:
A method of relaying a terminal-to-terminal communication in a mobile telecommunication system, the mobile communication system comprising a first mobile terminal, a second mobile terminal and a mobile node configured to operate as a terminal-to-terminal relay node, the method comprising: measuring a first link quality between the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal wherein the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal are establishing a, or are in an established, device-to-device communication; identifying, based on at least the measured first link quality, that the mobile node is a suitable candidate for operating as a terminal-to-terminal relay node for the device-to-device communication; and the mobile node operating as a terminal-to-terminal relay node for assisting the device-to-device communication.