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1. (WO2018036673) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING EFFICIENT SWITCHING ON A SPLIT BEARER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/036673    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/063900
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 5/00
Applicants: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
Inventors: KOSKINEN, Henri Markus
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING EFFICIENT SWITCHING ON A SPLIT BEARER
Abstract:
A method and apparatus may include configuring a split bearer. The split bearer is configured with a first data path between a user equipment and a first network node, and the split bearer is also configured with a second data path between the user equipment and a second network node. The split bearer is configured for a switching operation. The switching operation includes an operation where data transmission is restricted to be towards only one of the first data path and the second data path. The method also includes first transmitting on the split bearer towards the first data path. The method also includes performing the switching operation. The transmitting towards the first data path is switched to transmitting towards the second data path. The method also includes second transmitting on the split bearer towards the second data path.