US Patent No. 9,271,286

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MUTING COORDINATION AND FOR TESTING OF COORDINATING COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 9,271,286
Issue Date February 23, 2016
Title Method And Apparatus For Performing Muting Coordination And For Testing Of Coordinating Communication
Inventorship Xiaoyi Wang, Wheeling, IL (US)
De Shan Miao, Beijing (CN)
Bishwarup Mondal, Beavercreek, OH (US)
Eugene Visotsky, Buffalo Grove, IL (US)
Assignee NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,271,286

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, by a network entity, a physical-resource-block muting request to a neighboring network entity;
transmitting at least one muting priority level for at least one physical-resource-block of the physical-resource-block muting
request; and

transmitting an expected user throughput gain to the neighboring network entity, wherein the expected user throughput gain
corresponds to an expected user throughput gain that can be achieved if the neighboring network entity performs muting.