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1. (WO2017157458) METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/157458    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/055936
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 19 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: H04W 4/00
H04L 29/06
H04W 4/06
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: FERSMAN, Elena
LIANG, Hongxin
DONOVAN, Craig
MORITZ, Simon
TSIATSIS, Vlasios
Title: METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION
Abstract:
A method (20) performed in a network node (9) for content distribution in a communication system (1) is disclosed. The method (20) comprises determining (21) a triggering criterion to be fulfilled; establishing (22) that there is common content in services requested by at least two communication devices (5a, 5b, 5c); and instructing (23) an access node (4a, 4b, 4c) of the communication system (1) to transmit the common content as one of: a multicast transmission and a broadcast transmission. A method (50) in a communication device (5a, 5b, 5c) and a method (80) in a network device (10) are also disclosed, as well as corresponding node, devices, computer programs and computer program products.