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1. (WO2018080366) LICENSE ASSISTED LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080366    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2016/051066
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: H04W 74/08
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: FODOR, Gabor
LINCOLN, Bo
BJÖRKEGREN, Håkan
KRONANDER, Jonas
WALLÉN, Anders
GUNNARSSON, Fredrik
Title: LICENSE ASSISTED LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK
Abstract:
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to the use of signals in a licensed spectrum to assist with determining a status of an unlicensed channel(s) in an unlicensed spectrum. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a wireless device in a wireless system in which the wireless device transmits and/or receives in both a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum comprises attempting to detect a busy indication transmitted in the licensed spectrum. The busy indication is an indication that another wireless device is transmitting in the unlicensed spectrum. The method further comprises determining whether to transmit in the unlicensed spectrum based on whether the wireless device has detected a busy indication transmitted in the licensed spectrum. By using signals in the licensed spectrum, the hidden node problem and/or the exposed node problem in the unlicensed spectrum can be mitigated.