US Patent No. 10,433,347

METHODS PROVIDING CARRIER SELECTION AND RELATED NETWORK NODES


Patent No. 10,433,347
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Methods Providing Carrier Selection And Related Network Nodes
Inventorship Amitav Mukherjee, Fremont, CA (US)
Bruhtesfa Godana, Stavanger (NO)
Daniel Larsson, Stockholm (SE)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,347

1. A method in a network node for carrier selection in a telecommunications system, the telecommunications system comprising at least two network nodes, the method comprising:receiving estimated numbers of devices per candidate carrier from each of the at least two network nodes, wherein the estimated numbers of devices per candidate carrier are obtained from the at the least two network nodes respectively; and
ranking the candidate carriers based on a consensus of the estimated numbers of devices per candidate carrier.