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1. (WO2018042253) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FULL-DUPLEX OPERATION IN A MULTIPOINT-TO-MULTIPOINT NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042253    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/001229
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 5/14
Applicants: MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.
Inventors: IRANZO MOLINERO, Salvador
ARREGUI DE LA CRUZ, Antonio
BADENES CORELLA, Agustin
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FULL-DUPLEX OPERATION IN A MULTIPOINT-TO-MULTIPOINT NETWORK
Abstract:
A method of conducting full-duplex transmission between first and second nodes in a communications system having more than two nodes includes the issuing of a start signal on a channel by the first node, wherein the start signal signals that full-duplex transmission is to begin, and identifies the second node as a node with which full- duplex communication is to occur. The method also includes, following the issuing of the start signal, the beginning of full-duplex transmission by the first and second nodes. A node, for use in a network including at least two nodes, is configured to initiate full-duplex communication with any other node by issuing a start signal, where the start signal signals that full-duplex transmission is to begin, and identifies a second node as a node with which full-duplex communication is to occur, and by, following the issuing of the start signal, beginning full-duplex communication.