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1. (WO2018080584) STATION (STA), ACCESS POINT (AP) AND METHODS OF SIGNALING FOR CHANNEL BONDING ARRANGEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080584    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/024523
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 74/00
H04W 74/08
H04W 84/12
Applicants: INTEL IP CORPORATION
Inventors: YANG, Ou
CORDEIRO, Carlos
TRAININ, Solomon B.
Title: STATION (STA), ACCESS POINT (AP) AND METHODS OF SIGNALING FOR CHANNEL BONDING ARRANGEMENTS
Abstract:
Embodiments of an access point (AP), station (STA) and method of channel bonding (CB) communication are generally described herein. The AP may transmit, on a primary channel during an awake window (AW) of a beacon interval (BI), an announcement traffic indication message (ATIM) frame to indicate an intention of the AP to transmit downlink data to an STA during a contention based access period (CBAP) of the BI. The ATIM frame may include a CB configuration indicator that indicates a CB configuration for the intended data transmission. The AP may receive an uplink frame from the STA during the CBAP that indicates an availability of the STA to receive the downlink data. The AP may transmit the downlink data during the CBAP in accordance with the CB configuration indicated in the ATIM frame.