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1. (WO2018042295) NPBCH DESIGN AND DECODING FOR NB-IOT-U

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042295    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/055108
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04B 1/713
H04L 5/00
H04W 4/00
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: LIN, Xingqin
CAPAR, Cagatay
CHENG, Jung-Fu
KOORAPATY, Havish
MUKHERJEE, Amitav
WANG, Yi-Pin Eric
Title: NPBCH DESIGN AND DECODING FOR NB-IOT-U
Abstract:
Systems and methods relating to transmission of a physical broadcast channel in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a radio access node in a cellular communications network comprises transmitting, on a carrier, a broadcast channel using frequency hopping. In some embodiments, the carrier is a Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) carrier. Further, in some embodiments, the broadcast channel is a NB-IoT Physical Broadcast Channel in unlicensed spectrum (NPBCH-U). In some embodiments, the carrier is in an unlicensed frequency band.