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1. WO2021058107 - ACQUISITION DE DONNÉES DANS UN RÉSEAU DE COMMUNICATION

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CLAIMS

1. An apparatus, comprising:

at least one processor; and

at least one memory including computer program code; the at least one memory and the computer code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to:

determine a cost budget associated with collecting network information;

determine at least one cost value associated with collecting the network information;

transmit an indication of the cost budget and the at least one cost value to a first network node;

receive a first request for a set of network data from the first network node;

transmit at least one second request for the set of network data to one or more second network nodes;

receive the set of network data from the one or more second network nodes; and

transmit the set of network data to the first network node.

2. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one threshold value for at least one cost function.

3. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the cost function comprises at least one of:

power consumption at at least one user equipment associated with at least one measurement;

at least one radio resource associated with the at least one measurement;

signaling load at one or more network interfaces associated with collecting the network information; or

processing load at the one or more second network nodes associated with collecting the network information.

4. The apparatus according to any preceding claim, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

determine at least one second cost value associated with collecting the set of network data; and

transmit a request for the set of network data to the one or more second network nodes in response to determining that the second cost value is within the cost budget.

5. The apparatus according to claim 4, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

determine that the at least one second cost value is within the cost budget if the at least one second cost value does not exceed the at least one threshold value.

6. The apparatus according to any of claims 2 to 5, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one of:

a first threshold value associated with a single request; a second threshold value associated with a plurality of requests; or

a third threshold value associated with a plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

7. The apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the second threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests, and/or wherein the third threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

8. The apparatus according to any of claims 4 to 7, wherein the apparatus is further caused to determine the at least second cost value based on updating the at least one cost value in response to receiving the request for the set of network data.

9. The apparatus according to claim 8, wherein updating the cost value is based on an updated location of the at least one user equipment.

10. The apparatus according to any of claims 4 to 9, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

determine to defer transmission of the at least one second request in response to determining that the second cost value is not within the cost budget.

11. The apparatus according to any preceding claim, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

receive a subscription request for a data collection service from the first network node, wherein the subscription request comprises an indication of a requested cost budget; allocate the cost budget to the first network node based on the subscription request.

12. An apparatus comprising:

at least one processor; and

at least one memory including computer program code; the at least one memory and the computer code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to:

receive an indication of a cost budget and an indication of at least one first cost value associated with collecting network information;

transmit a request for a set of network data, wherein the set of network data is determined based on the cost budget and the at least one first cost value;

receive the set of network data; and

execute a machine learning algorithm based on the set of network data.

13. The apparatus according to claim 12, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one threshold value for at least one cost function.

14. The apparatus according to claim 13, wherein the cost function comprises at least one of:

power consumption at at least one user equipment associated with at least one measurement;

at least one radio resource associated with the at least one measurement;

signaling load at one or more network interfaces associated with collecting the network information; or

processing load at one or more network nodes associated with collecting the network information.

15. The apparatus according to claim 13 or claim 14, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

determine at least one second cost value for the set of network data; and

transmit the request for the set of network data if the second cost value is within the cost budget.

16. The apparatus according to any of claims 13 to 15, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one of:

a first threshold value associated with a single request; a second threshold value associated with a plurality of requests; or

a third threshold value associated with a plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

17. The apparatus according to claim 16, wherein the second threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests, and/or wherein the third threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests for the user equipment.

18. The apparatus according to any of claims 12 to 17, wherein the apparatus is further caused to:

transmit a subscription request for a data collection service, wherein the subscription request comprises an indication of a requested cost budget.

19. A method, comprising:

determining a cost budget associated with collecting network information;

determining at least one cost value associated with collecting the network information;

transmitting an indication of the cost budget and the at least one cost value to a first network node;

receiving a first request for a set of network data from the first network node;

transmitting at least one second request for the set of network data to one or more second network nodes;

receiving the set of network data from the one or more second network nodes; and

transmitting the set of network data to the first network node.

20. The method according to claim 19, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one threshold value for at least one cost function.

21. The method according to claim 20, wherein the cost function comprises at least one of:

power consumption at at least one user equipment associated with at least one measurement;

at least one radio resource associated with the at least one measurement;

signaling load at one or more network interfaces associated with collecting the network information; or

processing load at the one or more second network nodes associated with collecting the network information.

22. The method according to any of claims 19 to 21, further comprising:

determining at least one second cost value associated with collecting the set of network data; and

transmitting a request for the set of network data to the one or more second network nodes in response to determining that the second cost value is within the cost budget.

23. The method according to claim 22, further comprising: determining that the at least one second cost value is within the cost budget if the at least one second cost value does not exceed the at least one threshold value.

24. The method according to any of claims 20 to 23, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one of:

a first threshold value associated with a single request; a second threshold value associated with a plurality of requests; or

a third threshold value associated with a plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

25. The method according to claim 24, wherein the second threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests, and/or wherein the third threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

26. The method according to any of claims 20 to 25, further comprising:

determining the at least second cost value based on updating the at least one cost value in response to receiving the request for the set of network data.

27. The method according to claim 26, wherein the cost value is updated based on an updated location of the at least one user equipment.

28. The method according to any of claims 22 to 27, further comprising:

determining to defer transmission of the at least one second request in response to determining that the second cost value is not within the cost budget.

29. The method according to any of claims 19 to 28, further comprising:

receiving a subscription request for a data collection service from the first network node, wherein the subscription request comprises an indication of a requested cost budget; allocating the cost budget to the first network node based on the subscription request.

30. A method comprising:

receiving an indication of a cost budget and an indication of at least one first cost value associated with collecting network information;

transmitting a request for a set of network data, wherein the set of network data is determined based on the cost budget and the at least one first cost value;

receiving the set of network data; and

executing a machine learning algorithm based on the set of network data.

31. The method according to claim 30, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one threshold value for at least one cost function.

32. The method according to claim 31, wherein the cost function comprises at least one of:

power consumption at at least one user equipment associated with at least one measurement;

at least one radio resource associated with the at least one measurement;

signaling load at one or more network interfaces associated with collecting the network information; or

processing load at one or more network nodes associated with collecting the network information.

33. The method according to claim 31 or claim 32, further comprising:

determining at least one second cost value for the set of network data; and

transmitting the request for the set of network data if the second cost value is within the cost budget.

34. The method according to any of claims 31 to 33, wherein the cost budget comprises at least one of:

a first threshold value associated with a single request; a second threshold value associated with a plurality of requests; or

a third threshold value associated with a plurality of requests for the at least one user equipment.

35. The method according to claim 34, wherein the second threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests, and/or wherein the third threshold value is associated with a cost function comprising a sum of cost values associated with the plurality of requests for the user equipment.

36. The method according to any of claims 30 to 35, further comprising:

transmitting a subscription request for a data collection service, wherein the subscription request comprises an indication of a requested cost budget.

37. A computer program comprising program code configured to cause an apparatus at least to:

determine a cost budget associated with collecting network information;

determine at least one cost value associated with collecting the network information;

transmit an indication of the cost budget and the at least one cost value to a first network node;

receive a first request for a set of network data from the first network node;

transmit at least one second request for the set of network data to one or more second network nodes;

receive the set of network data from the one or more second network nodes; and

transmit the set of network data to the first network node.

38.A computer program comprising program code configured to cause an apparatus at least to:

receive an indication of a cost budget and an indication of at least one first cost value associated with collecting network information;

transmit a request for a set of network data, wherein the set of network data is determined based on the cost budget and the at least one first cost value;

receive the set of network data; and

execute a machine learning algorithm based on the set of network data.

39. An apparatus comprising:

means for determining a cost budget associated with collecting network information;

means for determining at least one cost value associated with collecting the network information;

means for transmitting an indication of the cost budget and the at least one cost value to a first network node;

means for receiving a first request for a set of network data from the first network node;

means for transmitting at least one second request for the set of network data to one or more second network nodes;

means for receiving the set of network data from the one or more second network nodes; and

means for transmitting the set of network data to the first network node.

40. An apparatus comprising:

means for receiving an indication of a cost budget and an indication of at least one first cost value associated with collecting network information;

means for transmitting a request for a set of network data, wherein the set of network data is determined based on the cost budget and the at least one first cost value;

means for receiving the set of network data; and

means for executing a machine learning algorithm based on the set of network data.