US Patent No. 10,219,289

NETWORK NODE, A BASE STATION FOR UPLINK GRANT PRE-ALLOCATION


Patent No. 10,219,289
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Network Node, A Base Station For Uplink Grant Pre-allocation
Inventorship Vincent Huang, Sollentuna (SE)
Ying Sun, Sundbyberg (SE)
Lotta Voigt, Bromma (SE)
Mona Matti, Nacka (SE)
Assignee TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,289

1. A method performed by a network node in communication with a base station and configured to assist the base station in activating an uplink grant pre-allocation for a user equipment served by the base station to download a requested web page to the user equipment, said network node, said base station, and said user equipment operate in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining, by the network node, a first value of a set of features related to the requested web page, and which set of features represent any one out of: a content of the requested web page, the user equipment, and a web browser in the user equipment;
predicting, at the network node, whether or not it is beneficial to activate an uplink grant pre-allocation for the user equipment in the wireless communications network to download the requested web page based on:
a comparison between the first value of said set of features and of a second value of said set of features, said second value is related to a previously downloaded web page, and
an evaluation whether or not it is beneficial to activate the uplink grant pre-allocation based on a time to download the previously downloaded web page in the wireless communications network; and
providing, by the network node to the base station, the result of said predicting whether or not it is beneficial to activate the uplink grant pre-allocation for the user equipment to download the requested web page.