US Patent No. 11,071,166

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AN OPEN CONTROL PLANE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS


Patent No. 11,071,166
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Apparatus And Method For An Open Control Plane In Wireless Networks
Inventorship Arda Akman, Istanbul (TR)
Burcu Yargicoglu, Istanbul (TR)
Assignee Netsia, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,166


1. A method of receiving, by an application, a plurality of signaling/control messages from a mobile network, the mobile network comprising a separated control plane and user plane, the separated control plane comprising at least one control function, the at least one control function generating the plurality of signaling/control messages, and the application operated by either a mobile operator or a third-party service provider, the method as implemented in the at least one control function and an Open Control Interface (OCI) sub-function associated with the at least one control function comprising:(a) receiving, at the at least one control function, a registration message from the application;
(b) upon receipt of the registration message, registering the application with the OCI sub-function associated with the at least one control function, wherein the registering allows the application to receive the plurality of signaling/control messages, the plurality of signaling/control messages pertaining to a group of users of the mobile network;
(c) receiving, at the at least one control function, the plurality of signaling/control messages for the group of users;
(d) relaying, by the at least one control function, the plurality of signaling/control messages to the OCI sub-function; and
(e) relaying, by the OCI sub-function, the plurality of signaling/control messages directly to the application.