US Patent No. 10,194,416

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF PAGING IN CELLULAR NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,194,416
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Methods And Systems Of Paging In Cellular Networks
Inventorship Christopher David Pudney, Newbury (GB)
Eric Bouton, Newbury (GB)
Alexej Kulakov, Newbury (GB)
Assignee VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED, Newbury, Berkshire (GB)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,416

1. An apparatus for controlling paging in a telecommunications network, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver configured to receive information regarding a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal located in an access point coverage area and configured to communicate over at least one of a plurality of frequency bands, the access point coverage area served by one or more access point transceivers configured to communicate over at least one of the plurality of frequency bands; and
a controller configured to:
initiate a paging procedure for alerting the mobile terminal of a requested action,
determine if the received information identifies the mobile terminal as using one or more frequency bands of the plurality of frequency bands for communication,
identify on or more access point transceivers of the plurality of access point transceivers configured to communicate over the one or more frequency bands over which the mobile terminal is configured to communicate,
cause only the identified one or more access point transceivers to page the mobile terminal,
identify a characteristic of the mobile terminal;
initiate an initial paging procedure based on the characteristic of the mobile terminal obtained by the controller, and
initiate the paging procedure if no paging response is received from the mobile terminal from the initial paging procedure.