US Patent No. 10,342,055

REPORTING WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK TERMINAL CONNECTIONS TO 3GPP NODES


Patent No. 10,342,055
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Reporting Wireless Local-area Network Terminal Connections To 3gpp Nodes
Inventorship Icaro L. J. da Silva, Bromma (SE)
Oumer Teyeb, Solna (SE)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,055

1. A method, in a network node of a wide-area cellular network, the method comprising:receiving a report from a network node in a wireless local-area network (WLAN), the report indicating whether one or more wireless terminals have connected to the WLAN; and
taking action with respect to at least one of the one or more wireless terminals, in response to receiving the report, wherein said taking action comprises releasing a connection between the network node in the cellular network and the at least one of the one or more wireless terminals;
wherein the report indicates that one or more wireless terminals has unsuccessfully attempted to connect to the WLAN, and wherein the method further comprises refraining from attempts to offload the one or more mobile terminals to the network node in the WLAN.