US Patent No. 10,893,498

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING ACCESS CONTROL AND MOBILITY MANAGEMENT


Patent No. 10,893,498
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Method And Apparatus For Supporting Access Control And Mobility Management
Inventorship Xu Li, Nepean (CA)
Hang Zhang, Nepean (CA)
Assignee HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,498

1. A method comprising:forwarding, by an access network (AN) node to an access and mobility management function (AMF), a registration request from a user equipment (UE), wherein the registration request includes a preference for a mobile initiated connection only (MICO) mode; and
in response to the registration request, sending, by the AMF, a message to the UE via the AN node, wherein the message indicates a value of a periodic registration update timer and the MICO mode is allowed for the UE, and includes an indication indicating the UE to keep the periodical registration update timer running while in a CM-CONNECTED state, until the periodical registration update timer expires;
wherein the AN node forwards the registration request by sending an N2 message including the registration request to the AMF.