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1. (WO2018059701) SIDELINK-ASSISTED HANDOVER IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/059701    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/073342
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04W 36/00
H04W 88/04
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Inventors: XU, Wen
MANOLAKIS, Konstantinos
Title: SIDELINK-ASSISTED HANDOVER IN CELLULAR NETWORKS
Abstract:
A first user equipment, UE, apparatus comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.