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1. (WO2018044693) MAINTAINING A SOURCE eNB CONNECTION DURING HANDOVER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044693    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048493
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 36/18
H04W 72/04
H04B 7/0413
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: ZHANG, Yushu
ZHU, Yuan
CHANG, Wenting
NIU, Huaning
TANG, Yang
Title: MAINTAINING A SOURCE eNB CONNECTION DURING HANDOVER
Abstract:
Technology for a user equipment (UE) configured to operate in a massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system is disclosed. The UE can establish a source eNodeB connection with a source eNodeB in the massive MMO system. A source UE beam used to communicate with the source eNodeB can be derived from a first antenna array of the UE. The UE can establish a target eNodeB connection with a target eNodeB in the massive MIMO system during a handover of the UE from the source eNodeB to the target eNodeB. A target UE beam used to communicate with the target eNodeB can be derived from the first antenna array of the UE or a second antenna array of the UE. The UE can maintain the source eNodeB connection with the source eNodeB during the handover of the UE from the source eNodeB to the target eNodeB.