US Patent No. 10,893,474

COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,893,474
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Communications Method And Apparatus
Inventorship Hui Ma, Shenzhen (CN)
Zhuo Chen, Shenzhen (CN)
Yongqiang Gao, Beijing (CN)
Assignee HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,474

1. A communications method, comprising:acquiring, by a mobility management entity, information of a user equipment device;
determining, by the mobility management entity according to the information of the user equipment device, that the user equipment device is a power-saving user equipment device;
upon determining that the user equipment device is a power-saving user equipment device, generating, by the mobility management entity, a first indication comprising a suggested waiting time period for a data forwarding entity to retain first data, wherein the first data is downlink data of the user equipment device; and
sending, by the mobility management entity, the first indication to the data forwarding entity to instruct the data forwarding entity to retain the first data.