US Patent No. 10,397,976

NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTI-BAND OPERATION


Patent No. 10,397,976
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Network Architecture For Multi-band Operation
Inventorship Rahul Malik, San Diego, CA (US)
Srinivas Yerramalli, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,976

1. A method for providing a wireless communications service for a plurality of user equipments (UEs) in a service area, comprising:providing a plurality of base stations within the service area, each base station of the plurality of base stations comprising a first radio associated with a first antenna array supporting communication over a first frequency band and a second radio associated with a second antenna array supporting communication over a second frequency band, the first frequency band associated with a first path loss and the second frequency band associated with a second path loss greater than the first path loss;
configuring, based at least in part on a signal metric pattern for respective signals transmitted by the plurality of base stations over the first frequency band, a first group of base stations of the plurality of base stations to operate over the first frequency band and the second frequency band for the wireless communications service;
configuring, based at least in part on the signal metric pattern, a second group of base stations of the plurality of base stations to operate only over the second frequency band for the wireless communications service, wherein each base station in the second group of base stations is associated with a respective one of the base stations in the first group of base stations for the wireless communications service.