US Patent No. 10,439,704

RELAY GATEWAY FOR WIRELESS RELAY SIGNALING IN A DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK


Patent No. 10,439,704
Issue Date October 08, 2019
Title Relay Gateway For Wireless Relay Signaling In A Data Communication Network
Inventorship Zheng Fang, McLean, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,439,704

1. A method of operating a wireless data network to control wireless network relays that wirelessly exchange user signaling with user communication devices responsive to S1-MME signaling, the method comprising:the wireless relays wirelessly exchanging the user signaling with the wireless communication devices;
wireless access points wirelessly exchanging the user signaling and the S1-MME signaling with the wireless network relays;
the wireless access points exchanging the user signaling with data gateways and exchanging the S1-MME signaling with a relay signaling gateway;
a secure gateway exchanging the S1-MME signaling with the wireless network relays over a landline data communication network;
the secure gateway exchanging the S1-MME signaling with the relay signaling gateway;
the relay signaling gateway exchanging the S1-MME signaling with a Mobility Management Entity (MME); and
the MME controlling the wireless network relays over the S1-MME signaling.