US Patent No. 10,142,991

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DIRECT TERMINAL-TO-TERMINAL COMMUNICATION IN A CELLULAR SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,142,991
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Resource Allocation For Direct Terminal-to-terminal Communication In A Cellular System
Inventorship Vinh Van Phan, Oulu (FI)
Ling Yu, Oulu (FI)
Kari Horneman, Oulu (FI)
Assignee Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,991

1. A method comprising:configuring common resources for supporting direct communication between terminals across a predefined registration area, said predefined area including one or more cells of a cellular system, by negotiating the common resources with one or more base stations of cells included in said predefined registration area; and
controlling an allocation of the common resources for enabling direct communication between terminals across the predefined registration area by determining and assigning the allocation of common resources and the configuration thereof to a terminal being registered to the predefined registration area,
wherein said common resources form a pool for assigning resources to a terminal for direct communication with another terminal within said predefined registration area upon registration therein.