US Patent No. 10,090,908

DATA SERVICES FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES THAT ARE ATTACHED TO WIRELESS REPEATER CHAINS


Patent No. 10,090,908
Issue Date October 02, 2018
Title Data Services For Wireless Communication Devices That Are Attached To Wireless Repeater Chains
Inventorship Saravana Velusamy, Olathe, KS (US)
Sreekar Marupaduga, Overland Park, KS (US)
Maneesh Gauba, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,090,908

1. A method of operating a data communication system to control data services for User Equipment (UE) attached to a serving wireless repeater in a wireless repeater chain, the method comprising:a wireless base station receiving attachment signaling for the UE from the wireless repeater chain and responsively identifying a number of repeater hops for the UE between the wireless base station and the serving wireless repeater and transferring initial UE signaling indicating the UE identity and the number of wireless repeater hops;
a network controller receiving the initial UE signaling and responsively selecting a set of the data services for the UE based on the UE identity and the number of wireless repeater hops;
the network controller exchanging session creation signaling indicating the selected set of the data services for the UE with at least one network element to deliver the selected set of the data services to the UE;
the network controller transferring S1AP Initial Context Setup Request signaling indicating the UE, the selected set of the data services for the UE, and a non-selected set of the data services for the UE for delivery to the wireless base station; and
the wireless base station transferring Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling to the wireless repeater chain for delivery to the UE indicating the selected set of the data services and the non-selected set of the data services.