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1. US20110075557 - Providing offloads in a communication network

Office United States of America
Application Number 12891535
Application Date 27.09.2010
Publication Number 20110075557
Publication Date 31.03.2011
Grant Number 08693367
Grant Date 08.04.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04L 12/26
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
26Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
Applicants Chowdhury Kuntal
Cisco Technology, Inc.
Rangan Mohan
Oyedele Taiwo
Digiorgio Michael
Koodli Rajeev
Inventors Chowdhury Kuntal
Rangan Mohan
Oyedele Taiwo
Digiorgio Michael
Koodli Rajeev
Agents Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Title
(EN) Providing offloads in a communication network
Abstract
(EN)

This disclosure relates to a system and method for offloading selected data to an alternate communication network. The offloading provides another route for selected packet traffic that can relieve the burden on a mobile operator's network, such as the backhaul and core networks. As the proliferation of data rich content and increasingly more capable mobile devices has continued, the amount of data communicated over mobile operator's networks has exponentially increased. Upgrading the existing network that was designed for voice calls is not desirable or practical for many mobile operators. A offload gateway is provided that inspects packets and determines those packets to offload to an alternate network as well as providing mobility management to allow for seamless handoffs and gateway relocations.