US Patent No. 10,798,736

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES


Patent No. 10,798,736
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Network Node And Method For Resource Allocation For Multiple Radio Access Technologies
Inventorship Athanasios Karapantelakis, Stockholm (SE)
Konstantinos Vandikas, Solna (SE)
Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan, Stockholm (SE)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,736

1. A method, performed by a first network node, for managing channel access for a Wireless Device (WD) which supports one or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs), the method comprising:receiving, from the WD, a radio channel access request comprising information regarding a number of requirements on the channel access;
measuring the channel status for all channels for all RATs within the geographical area served by the first network node; and
storing the measured channel statuses;
sending, to a second network node, the channel status for all channels for all RATs within the geographical area served by the first network node; and
receiving, from a second network node, the channel status for all channels for all RATs within the geographical area served by the second network node;
determining a channel access schedule based on the received information and channel statuses that are received and/or stored for the channels and RATs available within respective geographical areas served by the first network node and the second network node, the channel access schedule comprising information about a radio channel assigned to the WD; and
sending the channel access schedule to the WD.