US Patent No. 10,973,000

MESSAGE SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,973,000
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Message Sending Method And Apparatus
Inventorship Xiaoqian Jia, Shanghai (CN)
Haiyan Luo, Shanghai (CN)
Assignee Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,000

1. A message sending method, comprising:receiving, by a distributed node (DU), a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message and indication information from a central node (CU), wherein the indication information is external to the RRC message, and wherein the indication information comprises a signaling radio bearer (SRB) identifier that indicates an SRB type of the RRC message and a terminal identifier that indicates a terminal for the RRC message, wherein the RRC message and the indication information are carried in a Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) layer message over an interface of the CU and DU, and wherein the CU comprises a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer, and the DU comprises a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer, a Media Access Control layer and physical layer; and
sending, by the DU, the RRC message based on the SRB identifier and the terminal identifier.