US Patent No. 10,117,259

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCE IN SHARED NETWORK


Patent No. 10,117,259
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title System, Apparatus, And Corresponding Method For Managing Resource In Shared Network
Inventorship Shuo Wang, Shanghai (CN)
Assignee Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,259

1. A method for managing a resource in a shared network, the method comprising:receiving an adjustment request from a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) entity, wherein the adjustment request indicates a participant mobile network operator to which user equipment belongs, and requests to adjust a guaranteed bit rate quota and/or a maximum bit rate quota of the participant mobile network operator in the PCEF entity, the maximum bit rate quota is a sum of maximum bit rate resources that are in the PCEF entity and that can be used by all guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator, and the guaranteed bit rate quota is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources that are in the PCEF entity and that can be used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator;
obtaining, according to the adjustment request, a subscription guaranteed bit rate resource allocated by a primary operator to the participant mobile network operator and a used guaranteed bit rate resource of the participant mobile network operator, wherein the used guaranteed bit rate resource is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources currently used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator, and the subscription guaranteed bit rate resource is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources that can be used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator at any moment; and
sending an adjustment response to the PCEF entity according to the subscription guaranteed bit rate resource and the used guaranteed bit rate resource, wherein the adjustment response indicates whether the PCEF entity is allowed to adjust the guaranteed bit rate quota and/or the maximum bit rate quota.