US Patent No. 10,602,553

METHODS PROVIDING TIMER OPERATION AND RELATED WIRELESS DEVICES AND NETWORK NODES


Patent No. 10,602,553
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Methods Providing Timer Operation And Related Wireless Devices And Network Nodes
Inventorship Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Solna (SE)
Assignee TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,553

1. A method of operating a wireless terminal (UE) in a radio access network, RAN, the method comprising:receiving a request from the RAN to report a cell identifier of a first neighbor cell and a cell identifier of a second neighbor cell;
starting a timer responsive to receiving the request to report the cell identifier of the first neighbor cell;
obtaining first system information from the first neighbor cell responsive to receiving the request, wherein the first system information indicates that the first neighbor cell does not broadcast a cell identifier;
obtaining second system information from the second neighbor cell responsive to receiving the request;
stopping the timer before expiration of the timer responsive to obtaining the first system information including the indication that the first neighbor cell does not broadcast a cell identifier of the first neighbor cell; and
transmitting a measurement report to the RAN responsive to obtaining the first system information indicating that the first neighbor cell does not broadcast a cell identifier, wherein the measurement report indicates that the first neighbor cell does not broadcast a cell identifier.