US Patent No. 10,251,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING RESOURCES AMONG DIFFERENT NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,251,189
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Coordinating Resources Among Different Networks
Inventorship Cong Shi, Beijing (CN)
Tim Irnich, Neuss (DE)
Gen Li, Beijing (CN)
Zhang Zhang, Beijing (CN)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,189

1. A method at a central coordination node for coordinating resources among a plurality of operating networks that is communicatively connected to the central coordination node, comprising:receiving blanking determination related information reported from the plurality of operating networks;
determining a blanking pattern for at least one of the plurality of operating networks based at least on the blanking determination related information; and
distributing the blanking pattern to the at least one of the plurality of operating networks;
wherein;
determining a blanking pattern at least comprises determining a blanking ratio and blanking positions for the blanking pattern;
the blanking determination related information at least comprises:
a blanking ratio budget estimated at an operating network; and
one or more blanking ratio requests estimated by the operating network for one or more peer operating networks that interfere with that operating network; and
determining a blanking ratio comprises, for an operating network, determining the blanking ratio based on a comparison between its estimated blanking ratio budget and one or more blanking ratio requests estimated for the operating network by one or more of its peer operating networks.