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1. (WO2018063763) CELLULAR TELEPHONE NETWORK TO NARROW BAND – INTERNET OF THINGS NETWORK SWITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/063763    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050415
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 28/00
H04W 4/00
H04W 8/00
H04W 8/02
H04W 28/02
H04W 92/00
Applicants: INTEL IP CORPORATION
Inventors: PEDDIRAJU, Bhargava
SOLANKI, Yogender
CHAKRABORTY, Soumen
Title: CELLULAR TELEPHONE NETWORK TO NARROW BAND – INTERNET OF THINGS NETWORK SWITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for a mobile communication device such as a mobile telephone includes a communication system that operates using narrow band-internet of things communication. The mobile communication device switches from communication using a mobile telephone communication system to communication using the narrow band-internet of things communication upon occurrence of a condition. The condition may include the mobile communication apparatus being out of range of a base station for the mobile telephone communication network or the battery level of the mobile communication device falling below a threshold. The mobile communication apparatus may switch from discontinuous reception to extended discontinuous reception If the battery power falls below a second threshold, or may switch to a power save mode if the battery power falls below a third threshold. Fewer services are available with the narrow band-internet of things communication, but the range is extended and power usage is less.