US Patent No. 10,194,448

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,194,448
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Telecommunications Networks
Inventorship Walter Bindrim, London (GB)
John Moughton, London (GB)
Adam Pollard, London (GB)
David Fox, London (GB)
Peter Cosimini, London (GB)
Matthew Cheng, London (GB)
Christopher Pudney, London (GB)
Assignee VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED, Newbury, Berkshire (GB)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,448

1. A mobile telecommunications network including:a radio access network having radio means for wireless communication with a plurality of terminals registered with the telecommunications network and a control platform structured to provide services to users of the plurality of terminals connected thereto, and
a core including a store of policy information comprising group policy data applicable to a group of the plurality of terminals and individual policy data applicable to respective ones of the terminals in the group, and distribution means operable to provide to the control platform associated with each of the terminals in the group an indicator of the group policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group and the individual policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group,
wherein a first individual policy data for a first terminal in the group of terminals includes at least one variation from the group policy data, and wherein a separate policy delta is created to identify the at least one variation.