US Patent No. 10,462,846


Patent No. 10,462,846
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Multi-service Provider Wireless Access Point
Inventorship Robert J. Morrill, Overland Park, KS (US)
Charles I. Cook, Louisville, CO (US)
Assignee CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,846

1. A method of providing wireless service for multiple service providers from a single access point, the method comprising:providing a multi-service provider wireless access point having one or more radios to communicate with wireless devices and an uplink interface to provide an uplink connection to a plurality of wireless service providers;
establishing, for each of the plurality of wireless service providers, a dedicated management platform for each wireless service provider to manage wireless service provided by that wireless service provider;
providing a plurality of dedicated communication links, each of the plurality of dedicated communication links providing secure communication between the uplink interface and one of the wireless service providers;
receiving, via a first dedicated communication link, configuration data from the one of the wireless service providers;
configuring one or more radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers based on the received configuration data; and
establishing one or more virtual private networks (“VPNs”) via the one or more configured radios assigned to the one of the wireless service providers.