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Recent patent applications related to Vodafone Gmbh. Vodafone Gmbh is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Vodafone Gmbh may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Vodafone Gmbh, we're just tracking patents.

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Mitigation of problems arising from sim key leakage

Method, system or universal integrated circuit card (uicc) for or configured to provision a uicc, with a key, the uicc containing an initial subscriber key shared between the uicc and an authentication centre, comprising: exchanging a new key between the uicc and the authentication centre using a communication between the uicc and the authentication centre authenticated using the initial subscriber key. Using the new key, in place of the initial subscriber key, for further communications with the uicc.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Security improvements in a cellular network

The present disclosure relates to secure communication over a cellular network between a mobile terminal 30 and a network entity 40 via a node of a cellular network, wherein a home public land mobile network, plmn, of the mobile terminal generates a ciphering key, ck, and/or an integrity key, ik, for authentication of the mobile terminal and wherein performance of an authentication and key agreement, aka, procedure between the mobile terminal and the node of the cellular network permits the mobile terminal to determine ck and/or ik. In particular, there is provided the method comprising applying a special key to allow communication of user-plane data between the mobile terminal and the network entity in a trusted manner, wherein the special key is generated from the ck and/or ik but is different from the ck and ik.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Delivering a message to a mobile device in a mobile communication network

A method is provided for delivering a message to a mobile device (mtc) in a mobile communication network. Furthermore, a switch center (gmsc) is provided for delivering a message to a mobile device (mtc) in a mobile communication network and to a mobility management entity (mme) for delivering a message to a mobile device (mtc) in a mobile communication network. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Utility gateway

A remote gateway and method for managing a network of utility meters, the remote gateway forming part of a system comprising one or more utility management components, a plurality of local gateways each adapted to communicate with one or more utility devices, the remote gateway comprising logic configured to communicate utility data between the plurality of local gateways and the one or more utility management components over one or more secured wide area networks, wans. Manage digital certificates for certifying the communicated utility data.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Hetnet interference coordination

A self-organizing network engine for optimizing a telecommunications network is described. The telecommunications network may be a heterogeneous network with different hierarchical layers, such as macro cells and small cells. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Mobility management

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus and systems for paging of a terminal. The disclosure provides a method for allocating a paging area for the terminal (130) in a cellular network comprising determining a coverage level for the terminal (130) in a cell in the cellular network, identifying a paging area corresponding to the determined coverage level for the terminal (130); and allocating the identified paging area to the terminal (130).. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Communicating with machine to machine devices

A method and system for communicating between a managed device and a device manager is provided by sending the managed device a message over a first communications channel, and then initiating communication between the managed device and the device manager over a second communications channel in response to the message, wherein the first communications channel and the second communications channel are of different types.. . ... Vodafone Gmbh

Radio resource management in a telecommunication system

By first determining whether network conditions make it possible and necessary to assist the network in supporting communication devices in comparatively poor radio coverage, and then periodically determining what type of assistance would best improve the overall network performance, a cellular telecommunications network is dynamically adapted to improve overall network performance without requiring the introduction of new network equipment. In one example, the dynamic activation of the radio coverage assistance serves to reduce problems associated with users at the cell edge, resulting in improvements in overall cell capacity.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Remote controlled selection of network bearer

There are disclosed methods and apparatuses for providing configuration data 120 to a device 110. The configuration data may be provided to the device 110 by a configuration server 120 that is configured to output configuration data for sending to the device 110, wherein the configuration data comprises preferred communications bearer data indicating at least one preferred communications bearer for a device communications interface.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Apparatus and method for controlling access to a telecommunications network

A gsm, umts or lte mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network comprising base stations, and further includes one or more additional access points. An access point may be connected to the network core by an ip transport broadband connection. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Telecommunication networks

A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a radio for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network. The radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Managing communication resources

Method and system for managing communication resources within a cellular network. The method comprising determining one or more groups of user equipment, ues, engaged in a group call in a first mode of operation to be migrated to a second mode of operation based on information indicating the load of a base station. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Telecommunication system for relaying cellular coverage

A cellular telecommunications network architecture is described where certain ues are configured to assist the network to improve coverage in regions of poor radio conditions. In certain embodiments, appropriate ues are selected to act as a dynamic, out-of-band coverage extensions. ... Vodafone Gmbh

Telecommunication system

A cellular telecommunications network architecture is described where certain ues are configured to assist the network to improve coverage in regions of poor radio conditions. In certain embodiments, appropriate ues are selected to act as a dynamic, out-of-band coverage extensions. ... Vodafone Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170238275

Radio resource management in a telecommunication system

Certain communication devices in a telecommunications network may be suitable for providing assistance in supporting other communication devices in comparatively poor radio coverage. The telecommunications network is dynamically adapted to improve overall network performance without requiring the introduction of new network equipment by determining how these communication devices are to be activated/deactivated and maintained. ... Vodafone Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170237607

Telecommunications network communication sessions

A mobile telecommunications network includes a plurality of nodes for wireless communication with a mobile telecommunications device and a respective server associated with each of said nodes, each server having processing functions, wherein a processing function of a first one of the servers associated with a first one of the nodes is operable to support a communication session with the mobile telecommunications device to provide a service thereto. The processing function of the first one of the servers is operable to send data relating to the communication session to a second one of the servers associated with a second one of the nodes for use by a processing function of the second one of the servers to enable the processing function of the second one of the servers to support the communication session and provide continuity of the communication session if the mobile telecommunications device moves from registration with the first one of the nodes to the second one of the nodes.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170223541

Method and apparatus for controlling access to a telecommunications network

A method of controlling access to a telecommunications network is disclosed. One of a plurality of commercial ues receives an sib2 signal from the network. ... Vodafone Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170222983

Providing communications security to an end-to-end communication connection

A network device provides communications security, like privacy and confidentiality, to an end-to-end communication connection. The network device includes: a first network interface for communicating with a user device; a second network interface for communicating with a communication destination; an authentication unit or a communication connection to an authentication unit located in a communication network for authenticating at least the user device and/or the user of the user device to the network device; a control unit for establishing a first communication connection between the first network interface and the user device and a second communication connection between the second network interface and the destination in response to a request from the user device to establish the end-to-end communication connection between the user device and the destination; and an encryption unit for encrypting and decrypting data transmitted over the first connection and for encrypting and decrypting data transmitted over the second connection.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/27/17 / #20170215195

Radio resource management in multi-vendor inter-enb carrier aggregation

A method for managing service delivery to at least one mobile terminal using carrier aggregation across first and second base stations of a cellular network is provided. The method comprises allocating, at a network entity of the cellular network, at least some service data for transmission by the second base station based on: a latency of an interface between the network entity and the second base station; and a latency tolerance of the service data.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170208510

Operating a communications device in a mobile communications network

A method is provided for operating a communications device (ue) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (enodeb, mme; ciot-bs, c-sgn), which are especially for providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (ue), especially according to lte or ciot. The communications device (ue), during an attach procedure, transmits an information element regarding radio related capabilities of the communications device (ue) and/or regarding core network capabilities of the communications device (ue) to a network element (enodeb; ciot-bs) of the mobile communications network providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (ue). ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170201366

Carrier aggregation inter enb activation

A method for deciding on the activation of carrier aggregation across first and second base stations of a cellular network for delivering a service to a mobile terminal is provided. The decision is made on the basis of a combination of a plurality of parameters. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170201365

Inter-enb carrier aggregation architecture selection

A method for selecting a mode of service delivery to a mobile terminal using carrier aggregation across first and second base stations of a cellular network is provided. The selection being based on one or more of: a parameter of the service; and a parameter of the network architecture.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170195983

Access class barring for mobile terminated communication and active mobility

A wireless network controller and method for controlling the performance of a requested network service for a user equipment within a wireless network. The wireless network controller is configured to compare an access permission of the user equipment to an access condition of a wireless network cell associated with the requested network service, and if the access permission of the user equipment does not comply with the access condition of the wireless network cell associated with the requested network service, suppress the requested network service such that the network service is not performed.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170195835

User alerting

User location-based alerting in a cellular network may be provided. Geographical location information for one or more mobile terminals of the cellular network is received at a network entity of the cellular network from one or both of: a core network part of the cellular network; and a network management part of the cellular network. ... Vodafone Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170195833

User location tracking

User location determining in a cellular network may be provided. Geographical location information for one or more mobile terminals of the cellular network is received at a network entity of the cellular network from one or both of: a core network part of the cellular network; and a network management part of the cellular network. ... Vodafone Gmbh

06/01/17 / #20170156164

Radio resource control of user state transitions

The present disclosure provides radio resource controllers 110, rrcs, and methods for setting inactivity timers for user equipment devices, ues. In one aspect, there is provided an rrc 110 for setting inactivity timers for ues within a cell 140, the rrc being configured to: set a first inactivity timer for a first user equipment device, ue, 120 in the cell 140, wherein the first ue 120 is of a first user type; and set a second inactivity timer, separate to the first inactivity timer, for a second user equipment device, ue, 130 in the cell 140, wherein the second ue 130 is of a second user type. ... Vodafone Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170135140

Method, mobile terminal and network element for establishing a communication connection, preferably an ip and/or data connection, between a mobile terminal in a mobile communication network and a service provider in a data communication network

A method is provided for establishing a communication connection, preferably an ip and/or data connection, between a mobile terminal in a mobile communication network and a service provider in a data communication network. The method includes: sending a request for establishing the communication connection between the mobile terminal in the mobile communication network and the service provider in the data communication network originating from an application or type of application of the mobile terminal to a network element of the mobile communication network; determining the application or type of application requesting the communication connection; determining the location of the mobile terminal in the mobile communication network; identifying a gateway between the mobile communication network and the data communication network; and establishing the requested communication connection between the mobile terminal in the mobile communication network and the service provider in the data communication network via the identified gateway.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

04/27/17 / #20170118156

Ip multicast for geomessaging

The invention describes a methods of enabling and performing location-based services especially geomessaging. The invention describes in detail a flexible combination of multicast internet protocol addresses and area codes in order to generate geomessaging internet protocol addresses. ... Vodafone Gmbh

04/20/17 / #20170111792

Triggering a usage of a service of a mobile packet core network

A method is provided for using a service of a mobile packet core network in a communication system comprising a mobile device, a node, a mobile packet core network and a wireless radio access network. The mobile device accesses the mobile packet core network via the wireless radio access network. ... Vodafone Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170105119

User equipment proximity requests authentication

A proximity request is handled within a cellular network, by communicating a map request from the proximity service function to an application server, in response to a first proximity request on behalf of a first user equipment. A map response is then communicated from the application server to the proximity service function, in response to the map request. ... Vodafone Gmbh

04/06/17 / #20170099601

Identity module with interchangeable unique identifiers

A telecommunications system is provided, comprising a plurality of different cellular telecommunications networks, an identity module registrable on the plurality of different networks and containing multiple unique identifiers, each unique identifier being associated with a respective network; and, a device, operative in accordance with the identity module, to communicate with the networks when the identity module is registered on that network. The identity module comprises a common security key associated with at least two of the unique identifiers such that the identity module is registrable on each one of the plurality of networks when a unique identifier of the identity module and its associated security key are authenticated for that network.. ... Vodafone Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170062909

Tuneable antenna for a wireless communication device

The present invention relates to a tuneable antenna for a wireless communication device comprising at least one antenna element and at least one adaption element. The adaption element has an electric and/or magnetic susceptible material and is moveable relative to the antenna element. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170055224

Arrangement for choosing transceiver nodes in a mobile telecommunications network

A mobile telecommunications network includes a mobile telecommunications device (1), a plurality of transceiver nodes (5), and control means (21) operable to choose at least one of the transceiver nodes for use by the mobile telecommunications device for uplink communications and to choose at least one of the transceiver nodes for use by the mobile telecommunications device for downlink communications. The control means is operable to choose the at least one of the transceiver nodes for use by the mobile telecommunications device for uplink communications based upon at least one criterion that is independent of received signal power/path loss, such as: the number of the transceiver node antennas; the antenna gain of the or each of the transceiver node antennas; the maximum uplink transmit power allowed by the transceiver node from the mobile telecommunications device; the load of the transceiver node; the backhaul capacity of the transceiver node; and/or the interference level in the uplink to the transceiver node from the mobile telecommunications device. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170054564

Machine to machine virtual private network

System and method for providing secure machine to machine, m2m, communications comprising a device management, dm, server configured to obtain credentials of one or more m2m devices and provision the one or more m2m devices with credentials of a virtual private network, vpn. An application programming interface, api. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170048870

Coordination using self organising network functionality

Analysis of cellular network base stations may be performed by a computational engine. A ranking of the cellular network base stations, generated at an automatic neighbour relation (anr) function of a self-organising network (son) platform is received. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170048755

Method for resource reservation executed by a network element of a mobile communication network for a communication connection between a mobile device and a communication destination

A method for resource reservation executed by a network element of a mobile communication network for a communication connection between a mobile device and a communication destination includes: receiving a request for establishing the communication connection between the mobile device and the communication destination originating from an application of the mobile device; determining the type of application requesting the communication connection between the mobile device and the communication destination; estimating the required quality of service (qos) for the requested communication connection with respect to the upload and/or download requirements under consideration of the type of application requesting the communication connection between the mobile device and the communication destination; checking whether the communication connection between the mobile device and the communication destination can provide the estimated required qos; and reserving if possible the resources for the communication connection between the mobile device and the communication destination to provide the required qos.. . ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170048682

Routing scheme switching

A routing scheme is set, for providing a communications service to a plurality of subscriber terminals in a cellular network. A service manager that is at least logically separate from the cellular network controls the communications service for the plurality of subscriber terminals. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/09/17 / #20170041785

Generic bootstrapping architecture protocol

Method and system for communicating securely with a user equipment, ue, using generic bootstrapping architecture, gba, the system comprising a bootstrapping server function, bsf. A proxy server configured to receive messages from a user equipment, ue, in a first format. ... Vodafone Gmbh

02/09/17 / #20170041733

Provisioning a network subscription

Provisioning a subscriber in a network is provided by: receiving an initialisation request for access to a network on behalf of a subscriber, at an admission platform of a network operator associated with the subscriber, and assigning the subscriber limited access rights to the network, the limited access rights being configured for communication between the subscriber and a subscription manager, for reconfiguration of identity information associated with the subscriber.. . ... Vodafone Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170019254

Device key security

A device, method or server having memory configured to store cryptographic material required to execute one or more device functions. A communications interface for communicating over a network. ... Vodafone Gmbh








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