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1. (WO2017151551) MEDIA SERVICE DELIVERY OVER A WIRELESS RELAY IN A DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151551    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019838
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04W 72/04
Applicants: SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P.
Inventors: FANG, Zheng
Title: MEDIA SERVICE DELIVERY OVER A WIRELESS RELAY IN A DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK
Abstract:
A Long Term Evolution (LTE) network (110, 400) delivers a media service that uses an Access Point Name (APN) Quality-of-Service (QoS) Class Identifier (QCI) to serve User Equipment (UE) (110, 402, 403) over a wireless relay (120, 410, 420). A relay control system (140, 432) transfers a session request indicating the APN QCI to a wireless base station (130, 421) serving the wireless relay (120, 410, 420). The base station (130, 421) and the wireless relay (120, 410, 420) configure a wireless network bearer to use the APN QCI. Responsive to the network bearer configuration, the wireless relay (120, 410, 420) transfers a relay bearer request for the APN QCI to the relay control system (140, 432). The relay control system (140, 432) returns a session request to the wireless relay (120, 410, 420). The wireless relay (120, 410, 420) and the UE (110, 402, 403) then configure a wireless access bearer to use the APN QCI. The wireless relay (120, 410, 420) exchanges user media over the wireless access bearer and the wireless network bearer between the UE (110, 402, 403) and the wireless base station (130, 421) using the APN QCI.