1. A user device for a wireless communication system, the user device comprising:a transceiver;
a memory having processor-executable instructions stored thereon; and
a processor, configured to execute the processor-executable instructions to facilitate:
receiving an assigned Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) from a radio communication network, wherein the assigned RNTI is valid for a plurality of network nodes of the radio communication network and associated with a common data channel for contention based data transmission of the radio communication network, and wherein the assigned RNTI is uniquely assigned to the user device with respect to the plurality of network nodes for use in the common data channel; and
transmitting data to or receiving data from the radio communication network on the common data channel using the assigned RNTI;
wherein the plurality of network nodes are base stations.