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1. (WO2018177879) METHOD AND SYSTEM OF COOPERATION AMONG ACCESS GATEWAYS FOR BANDWIDTH SHARING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/177879    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/057293
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04W 28/08
H04L 12/803
Applicants: TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A.
Inventors: DOLFINI, Danilo
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM OF COOPERATION AMONG ACCESS GATEWAYS FOR BANDWIDTH SHARING
Abstract:
A method of managing sharing of network resources between at least two access gateways (105A-C) is proposed. Each of the at least two access gateways (105A-C) is arranged for providing network connectivity to respective user equipment (115A-C). The method comprises assessing whether at least one first access gateway (105A-C) is able to share at least a portion of respective available network resources; assessing whether at least one second access gateway (105A-C) requires additional network resources in addition to the respective available network resources in order to provide network connectivity to user equipment connected thereto, and establishing a wireless connection between the at least one first access gateway (105A-C) and the at least one second access gateway (105A-C), the at least one first access gateway (105A-C) providing the at least a portion of respective available network resource as additional network resources for the at least one second access gateway (105A-C). The method further comprises collecting information regarding an operation of the at least two access gateways (105A-C); processing information for identifying assessment rules referred to availability of network resources, exploiting the assessment rules for determining the availability of network resources to be shared, and providing available network resources from the at least one first access gateway to the at least one second access gateway according to the availability of network resources determined by exploiting the assessment rules.