US Patent No. 10,694,570

LTE-WIFI AGGREGATION (LWA) SUPPORT IN A CLOUD-RAN SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,694,570
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Lte-wifi Aggregation (lwa) Support In A Cloud-ran System
Inventorship Sohil Thakkar, North Andove, MA (US)
Michael McFarland, Newton, MA (US)
Vedat Eyuboglu, Weston, MA (US)
Balaji B Raghothaman, Chester Springs, PA (US)
Assignee CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,570

1. A system to provide wireless service to user equipment using licensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum and unlicensed RF spectrum, the system comprising:a controller communicatively coupled to a core network of a wireless service provider;
a plurality of radio points to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the user equipment using the licensed RF spectrum, each of the radio points associated with at least one antenna and located remote from the controller, wherein the plurality of radio points is communicatively coupled to the controller over a switched Ethernet network; and
a wireless termination to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the user equipment using unlicensed RF spectrum, wherein the wireless termination comprises a plurality of wireless local area network (WLAN) access points;
wherein the controller is configured to use a mobility group for providing the wireless service to the user equipment using the unlicensed RF spectrum and the plurality of WLAN access points; and
wherein the controller is configured to establish an interface with the wireless termination for the mobility group to communicate control plane data to the wireless termination associated with providing the wireless service to the user equipment using the unlicensed RF spectrum.