US Patent No. 10,462,794

DEFERENTIAL CHANNEL SELECTION OF CHANNELS IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM


Patent No. 10,462,794
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Deferential Channel Selection Of Channels In Unlicensed Spectrum
Inventorship Yasmin Karimli, Kirkland, WA (US)
Gunjan Nimbavikar, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assignee T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,794

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an access point, a request to select an operating channel for a computing device;
determining, by the access point, a network service provider associated with the access point;
determining, by the access point, that a first neighboring access point of a plurality of neighboring access points is associated with the network service provider;
determining, by the access point, a first channel of the first neighboring access point, wherein the first channel is in an unlicensed spectrum;
determining, by the access point, that a second neighboring access point of the plurality of neighboring access points is not associated with the network service provider;
determining, by the access point, a second channel of the second neighboring access point, wherein the second channel is in an unlicensed spectrum;
performing, by the access point, a scan of a plurality of available channels in the unlicensed spectrum, wherein the plurality of available channels does not include the first channel and includes the second channel in response to determining that the first neighboring access point is associated with the network service provider and that the second neighboring access point is not associated with the network service provider; and
selecting, by the access point, the operating channel based at least partly on the scan of the plurality of available channels in the unlicensed spectrum.