US Patent No. 9,369,981

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING USER EQUIPMENT LOCATION INFORMATION


Patent No. 9,369,981
Issue Date June 14, 2016
Title Method And Apparatus For Sending User Equipment Location Information
Inventorship Yi Yang, Beijing (CN)
Assignee China Academy of Telecommunications Technology, Beijing (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,369,981

1. A method of transmitting location information of a User Equipment, UE, comprising:
a Relay Node, RN, receiving configuration information, indicating a user location information reporting condition, sent from
a control plane management apparatus; and

the RN sending cell-related information, indicating user location information, to the control plane management apparatus when
the location information reporting condition is satisfied,

wherein the cell-related information indicating the user location information is:
information about a donor cell where the RN itself is located; or
information about a serving cell with a Tracking Cell Identifier (TAI) value and/or an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio
Access Network (EUTRAN) Cell Global Identifier (ECGI) value related to information about a donor cell where the RN itself
is located,

wherein the configuration information indicating the user cation information reporting condition comprises at least one of
the following conditions that:

reporting is made immediately;
the user location information is reported after the RN is handed over to a new donor cell or donor Node B; and
the user location information is reported after the UE is handed over between different cells.