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1. (WO2018059858) CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/059858    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/071645
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 52/02
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Inventors: MACKENZIE, Richard
FITCH, Michael
Title: CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Abstract:
This invention provides a base station, and a method of operating a base station, in a cellular telecommunications network, the base station having normal, compensation and energy saving modes of operation, the method comprising the step of: the first base station sending a first message to a second base station, the first message including energy saving mode data for the first base station indicating that the first base station is of a first network operator's network; the first base station receiving a second message, the second message being responsive to the energy saving mode data; and the first base station determining whether to enter the energy saving mode of operation based on the second message. This invention further provides a base station, and a method of operating a base station, in a cellular telecommunications network, the base station having normal, compensation and energy saving modes of operation, the method comprising the step of: the first base station sending a first message to a second base station, the first message including energy saving mode data for the first base station, the energy saving mode data relating to the first base station requesting that the second base station act in compensation mode for the first base station; the first base station receiving a second message, the second message being responsive to the energy saving mode data for the first base station, and including energy saving mode data for the second base station including a request that the first base station act in compensation mode for the second base station; and the first base station entering compensation mode and compensating for the second base station.