US Patent No. 10,893,468

ACCESSING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK WITH REDUCED SIGNALLING OVERHEAD


Patent No. 10,893,468
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Accessing A Wireless Communication Network With Reduced Signalling Overhead
Inventorship Icaro L. J. da Silva, Solna (SE)
Gunnar Mildh, Sollentuna (SE)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,468

1. A method in a wireless terminal device for use with a telecommunications network, the wireless terminal device being operable in a plurality of states, the plurality of states comprising a first state and a second state, wherein the second state requires less signaling overhead with the telecommunications network than the first state, the method comprising:performing measurements on one or more reference signals transmitted by a cell of the telecommunications network, or a set of one or more beams of a cell of the telecommunications network;
based on the measurements, acquiring an access configuration for accessing the cell of the telecommunications network, or for accessing the set of one or more beams of a cell of the telecommunications network;
while in the second state, determining the presence of data to transmit to the telecommunications network; and
responsive to determining the presence of data to transmit, utilizing the acquired access configuration to transmit an access request to the cell or the set of one or more beams without performing further measurements on further reference signals from the cell or the set of one or more beams.