US Patent No. 10,070,477

MODIFICATION OF NON-GUARANTEED BIT RATE (NON-GBR) BEARERS THROUGH WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS INTO GUARANTEED BIT RATE (GBR) BEARERS THROUGH THE WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS


Patent No. 10,070,477
Issue Date September 04, 2018
Title Modification Of Non-guaranteed Bit Rate (non-gbr) Bearers Through Wireless Repeater Chains Into Guaranteed Bit Rate (gbr) Bearers Through The Wireless Repeater Chains
Inventorship Sreekar Marupaduga, Overland Park, KS (US)
Saravana Velusamy, Olathe, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,070,477

1. A method of operating a wireless communication network to modify a non-Guaranteed Bit Rate (non-GBR) bearer through a wireless repeater chain into a Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) bearer through the wireless repeater chain, the method comprising:a wireless access node that comprises a Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB exchanging user data with User Equipment (UE);
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data through the wireless repeater chain;
the wireless access node determining when the UE exchanges the user data with a latency that exceeds a latency threshold;
the wireless access node transferring a bearer modification request for the UE to a core packet network when the UE exchanges the user data over the non-GBR bearer-and through the wireless repeater chain and with the latency that exceeds the latency threshold; and
the wireless access node receiving a bearer modification instruction for the UE from the core packet network to modify the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and responsively modifying the non-GBR bearer into the GBR bearer and exchanging additional user data with the UE over the GBR bearer through the wireless repeater chain.