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1. (WO2018044212) CELLULAR SERVICE IMPROVEMENT AND EXTENSION BY USER EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044212    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2016/050812
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04B 7/155
H04W 76/02
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: FODOR, Gabor
KRONANDER, Jonas
WALLÉN, Anders
GUNNARSSON, Fredrik
LINDOFF, Bengt
Title: CELLULAR SERVICE IMPROVEMENT AND EXTENSION BY USER EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
A method, wireless device, and network node configured to enable a wireless device to serve as a base station to at least one other wireless device in a communications network, the wireless device being configured to perform predetermined base station functions. The method includes determining a condition triggering a need to provide the predetermined base station functions to the at least one other wireless device, notifying a network node in the communications network that the wireless device is available to provide the predetermined base station functions, receiving approval from the network node to provide the predetermined base station functions, and providing the predetermined base station functions to the at least one other wireless device.