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1. (WO2017184141) BASE STATION POWER CONSERVATION VIA DEVICE OPERATION COORDINATION
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WHAT IS CLAIMED:

An apparatus for a base station (BS), comprising:

processing circuitry to:

identify a first user equipment (UE) from a plurality of UEs based, at least in part, on operational characteristics of the first UE;

determine wireless traffic behavior for the first UE to identify at least one pattern of operation of the first UE; and

generate at least one configuration signal for the first UE based on the at least one pattern of operation.

The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the operational characteristics comprise at least one of the first UE initiating a majority of wireless traffic, the first UE being delay tolerant, the first UE remaining linked to the apparatus, the first UE having determinable wireless traffic periodicity or the first UE having determinable wireless traffic data rate requirements.

The apparatus of claim 2, wherein the processing circuitry is to identify the first UE based on the first UE being a member of a group of UEs running a common application that is serviced by the apparatus.

The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the processing circuitry is to at least one of identify the first UE or determine the wireless traffic behavior during a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Establishment procedure performed when the first UE connects to the apparatus.

The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the processing circuitry is to:

determine identification information from an RRC Connection Request message received from the first UE during the RRC Connection Establishment procedure;

cause the apparatus to forward at least the identification information to a mobility management engine (MME) in an LTE core network supporting the apparatus;

analyze data related to a subscription profile of the first UE received from the MME; and

at least one of identify the first UE or determine the wireless traffic behavior based on the data related to the subscription profile.

6. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the processing circuitry is to:

determine an RRC Establishment Cause information element (IE) from an RRC Connection Request message received from the first UE during the RRC Connection Establishment procedure;

determine that the IE is set to a value of "delay tolerant;" and

at least one of identify the first UE or determine the wireless traffic behavior based on the IE value being set to "delay tolerant."

7. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the processing circuitry is to:

determine an Attach Request message from an RRC Connection Setup Complete message received from the first UE during the RRC Connection Establishment procedure, the Attach Request message including fields having data indicating at least one of expected traffic type, periodicity or maximum latency tolerated for the first IE; and

at least one of identify the first UE or determine the wireless traffic behavior based on the data in fields of the Attach Request Message.

8. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein, in determining wireless traffic behavior for the first UE, the processing circuitry is to determine at least one of a number of bytes sent during a communication session, a length of a communication session or a periodicity of communication sessions.

9. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein the processing circuitry is to:

determine a traffic pattern of the first UE; and

determine all of the UEs having a traffic pattern similar to the first UE.

10. The apparatus of any of claims 1 to 9, wherein, in generating the at least one

configuration signal, the processing circuitry is to cause the apparatus to transmit at least one signal to the first UE, the at least one signal configuring a coordinated power saving (CPS) cycle in the first UE.

11. The apparatus of claim 10, wherein the processing circuitry is to cause the apparatus to transmit at least one LTE RRC Connection Reconfiguration Message indicating at least apparatus availability for supporting wireless communication.

12. The apparatus of claim 10, wherein the processing circuitry is to cause the apparatus to transmit at least one LTE System Information Block (SIB) message over an LTE Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) including at least a Base Station (BS) On/Off cycle.

13. The apparatus of any of claims 1 to 9, wherein the processing circuitry is to cause the apparatus to enter a mode including at least one period of low power operation corresponding to at least one period of inactivity in the at least one pattern of operation.

14. An apparatus for a user equipment (UE), comprising:

processing circuitry to:

process at least one downlink signal received from a base station (BS), wherein the at least one downlink signal includes at least a pattern of operation; and

reconfigure the apparatus based on the pattern of operation.

15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the processing circuitry is to:

determine a BS On/Off cycle based on the pattern of operation; and

modify wireless operation of the apparatus to be active during the BS On cycles.

16. A method for coordinating user equipment (UE) wireless traffic behavior, comprising:

identifying, at a base station (BS), a first UE from a plurality of UEs based, at least in part, on operational characteristics of the first UE;

determining, at the BS, wireless traffic behavior for the first UE to identify at least one pattern of operation of the first UE; and

generating, at the BS, at least one configuration signal for the first UE based on the at least one pattern of operation.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior comprises:

determining identification information from a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Request message received at the BS from the first UE during an RRC Connection Establishment procedure;

causing the BS to forward at least the identification information to a mobility management engine (MME) in an LTE core network supporting the BS;

analyzing data related to a subscription profile of the first UE received at the BS from the MME; and

at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior, at the BS, based on the data related to the subscription profile.

18. The method of claim 16, wherein at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior comprises:

determining a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Resource Control (RRC) Establishment Cause information element (IE) from an RRC Connection Request message received at the BS from the first UE during an RRC Connection Establishment procedure;

determining, at the BS, that the IE is set to a value of "delay tolerant;" and at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior, at the BS, based on based on the IE value being set to "delay tolerant."

19. The method of claim 16, wherein at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior comprises:

determining an Attach Request message from a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Setup Complete message received at the BS from the first UE during an RRC Connection Establishment procedure, the Attach

Request message including fields having data indicating at least one of expected traffic type, periodicity or maximum latency tolerated for the first IE; and

at least one of identifying the first UE or determining the wireless traffic behavior, at the BS, based on based on based on the data in fields of the Attach Request Message.

20. The method of claim 16, wherein generating the at least one configuration

comprises:

causing the BS to transmit at least one Long Term Evolution (LTE) System Information Block (SIB) message over an LTE Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) including at least a Base Station (BS) On/Off cycle.

21. A system including at least one device, the system being arranged to perform the method of any of the claims 16 to 20.

22. A chipset arranged to perform the method of any of the claims 16 to 20.

23. At least one machine readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions that, in response to be being executed on a computing device, cause the computing device to carry out the method according to any of the claims 16 to 20.

24. At least one apparatus equipped to coordinate user equipment (UE) wireless traffic

behavior, the at least one device being arranged to perform the method of any of the claims 16 to 20.

25. At least one apparatus having means to perform the method of any of the claims 16 to 20.