US Patent No. 11,071,165

COMMUNICATION METHOD, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM


Patent No. 11,071,165
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Communication Method, Equipment, System, And Computer Storage Medium
Inventorship Chenyun Zhou, Shenzhen (CN)
Yin Gao, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee ZTE Corporation, Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,165


1. A communication method, comprising:establishing, by a first network node based on an initial stream control transmission protocol (SCTP) association, an SCTP association pool associating the first network node with a second network node;
selecting, by the first network node, from the SCTP association pool, an SCTP association for first signaling transmission; and
transmitting, by the first network node, the first signaling to the second network node via the selected SCTP association,
wherein establishing the SCTP association pool comprises:establishing, by the first network node, the initial SCTP association associating the first network node with the second network node; and
transmitting, by the first network node, second signaling to the second network node to add one or more SCTP associations to the initial SCTP association, the second signaling including application protocol layer update signaling carrying a list of the one or more SCTP associations to be added.