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Optical distribution network protection

. . The network comprises a plurality of optical line terminals which communicate with a plurality of optical network units over an optical distribution network. The optical distribution network includes a plurality of optical filters controlled by a network controller. ... Alcatel Lucent

Method, apparatus, and system for d2d relay

An object of the invention is providing method, apparatus, and system for d2d relay. Compared with the prior art, the present invention attaches/detaches a user equipment to/from a mobility management entity through a relay device, thereby implementing a brand new procedure and function of policy and service control for d2d relay scenarios. ... Alcatel Lucent

Dual-reflector microwave antenna

A dual-reflector antenna comprises a main reflector traversed by a feed source and a sub-reflector. The sub-reflector comprises a dielectric body extending between a first end that is small in diameter and a second end that is greater in diameter, the small-diameter end being connected to the end of the feed source constituted by a metal tube filled with a dielectric material. ... Alcatel Lucent

Cavity resonator device with a coupling element

The invention relates to a cavity resonator device (1000) comprising at least two adjacent cavity resonators (1010, 1020) for radio frequency, rf, signals, separated by a common side wall (1030) having an opening (1032) wherein said cavity resonator device (1000) comprises at least one coupling element (100) for coupling two adjacent cavity resonators (1010, 1020) of said cavity resonator device (1000) wherein said at least one coupling element (100) comprises a base section (110) and a top section (120), wherein said top section (120) is displaced vertically from said base section (110) by a first distance (d1) along a longitudinal axis (a1) of said coupling element (100), and wherein said coupling element (100) comprises at least a first coupling arm (130) and a second coupling arm (140), each of said coupling arms (130, 140) connecting said base section (110) with said top section (120), wherein said at least one coupling element (100) is arranged rotably around an axis of rotation with respect to said wall (1030) in said opening (1032), wherein said axis of rotation is said longitudinal axis (a1) of said coupling element (100) or an axis parallel thereto, and wherein said axis of rotation projects through the base section (110) and the top section (120) of the coupling element (100).. . ... Alcatel Lucent

A network, a cloud-based server, and a method of registering for a service

A method is provided of registering for a service a device residing in a small cell provided by a small cell base station, the small cell base station being associated with a cloud-based server, the server including a docker container for controlling the service in that small cell, the docker container having a docker port, and the method including the steps of: the device sending a request to register including a small cell identifier of the small cell, the server receiving the request and relating the small cell identifier in the request to a corresponding docker port identifier, the device being informed of the docker port identifier of the docker associated with that small cell.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

Policy based routing respecting network conditions

An object of the invention is providing methods, apparatuses, and system for steering operations corresponding to a trigger request. A steering device obtains one or more steering policy parameters transmitted by an application server, and then, based on one or more network conditions and a predetermined operation corresponding to the network condition included in the steering policy parameter, detects a current network situation; if the current network situation matches the network condition, executes the predetermined operation corresponding to the network condition to the trigger request transmitted by the application server based on the steering policy parameter. ... Alcatel Lucent

Method of measuring radio link quality in a d2d user equipment

A method of measuring radio link quality in a d2d user equipment in a wireless communication system including an enb and at least two d2d user equipments, ues: a first d2d ue receives a discovery packet from a second d2d ue; and the first d2d ue measures the radio link quality based on the reception of the discovery packet and generates a wireless link quality indication, which indicates sidelink quality between the first d2due and the second d2d ue; wherein the at least two d2d user equipments include an alternative ue-to-network relay d2d ue and a remote d2d ue; and the first d2d ue is the remote d2d ue, and the second d2d ue is the alternative ue-to-network relay d2d ue; or the first d2d ue is the alternative ue-to-network relay d2d ue, and the second d2d ue is the remote d2d ue.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

Networked transport layer socket

The present disclosure generally discloses a networked transport layer socket capability. The networked transport layer socket capability, for transport layer connection of a communication device attached to a network access device, moves the transport layer connection endpoint of the transport layer connection of the communication device (which also may be referred to as a client transport layer socket of the transport layer connection of the communication device) from the communication device into the network access device. ... Alcatel Lucent

Method of triggering a lbt random backoff mechanism in lte laa

The present invention provides a method of triggering a lbt random backoff mechanism in lte laa, the method comprising: evaluating a current channel to obtain a first parameter characterizing a congestion state of the current channel; comparing the first parameter with a first threshold to obtain a first comparison result; and adapting a contention window size based on the first comparison result. The method further comprises comparing the first parameter with a second threshold to obtain a second comparison result; and adapting the contention window size based on the second comparison result. ... Alcatel Lucent

Energy harvester and a system using the energy harvester

An apparatus comprises a membrane having a planar surface enclosed inside a duct structure which has an opening provided at an end thereof. A permanent magnet fixed to the membrane is configured to oscillate in response to a mechanical disturbance caused by a vibrating fluid within the duct structure. ... Alcatel Lucent

Method of creating and deleting vwlan dynamically in a fixed access network sharing environment

The present invention provides a method, in a fixed access network sharing environment, of creating/deleting vwlan dynamically. According to the present invention, a new interact procedure among a user equipment, an infrastructure provider, a virtual network operator and a corresponding access node and a corresponding access point is provided. ... Alcatel Lucent

Load balancing server for forwarding prioritized traffic from and to one or more prioritized auto-configuration servers

According to an embodiment, the disclosure relates to a load balancing server for forwarding traffic from and to multiple acs servers. The server is configured to forward an inform message and subsequent messages to a prioritized acs server, if the cpe device identification having a corresponding time-to-live is stored in the memory database, otherwise, configured to forward the messages to a non-prioritized acs server. ... Alcatel Lucent

Method and apparatus for a radio communication network

A method for a radio communication network is provided. The method includes displaying, to a user, a real-world environment view which is augmented with information about at least one access point of the radio communication network located in the real-world. ... Alcatel Lucent

Determining performance in a distributed application or system

In one embodiment, the method includes determining one or more nodes associated with a treatment of a query; generating one or more stimuli associated with the treatment of the query wherein the or each stimulus are likely to perturb one or more resources within a system; measuring data at the or each node relating to the resources to determine the effect of the or each stimuli at the or each node; identifying one or more pairs of nodes which have a correlation in the measured data; transforming the correlation into a causal relationships where the cause is a measuring device measuring the response and the consequences are the other correlated measuring devices; generating a list of causal relationships; and combining different causal relationships into a causal model so that a chain of causal propagations can be built. . ... Alcatel Lucent

04/19/18 / #20180110087

Timer adjustment for mobile device

Dynamic control of the length of time that an rrc connection exists is implemented based on the known and anticipated data needs of the ue. More specifically, the lifetime of the rrc connection may be a) initially set, b) extended, or c) shortened, even to the point of substantially immediately releasing it, based on the expected data transmission needs of the ue. ... Alcatel Lucent

04/05/18 / #20180098281

Optimization of network signaling load and/or of user equipment power consumption in a packet mobile system

In an embodiment, there is provided a method for optimization of network signalling load and/or user equipment power consumption in a packet mobile system wherein an user equipment ue has access to a network comprising a core network cn accessed by a radio access network ran, a method wherein cn assistance information is provided by said cn to said ran for an ue, said cn assistance information including information determined in said cn based on a learning by said cn of a traffic pattern and/or a mobility pattern of said ue, and said cn assistance information is used in said ran to adjust ran parameters enabling to control transitions between idle and connected state and/or power consumption in connected state for said ue.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

04/05/18 / #20180097739

Network application component with credit based congestion control, and corresponding method

A computer-implemented networked application component includes a need parameter manager adapted to regularly determine an instantaneous need of an application for throughput in the network; a credit parameter manager adapted to regularly update a throughput credit built up as a function of throughput difference, i.e. Difference between actual data throughput and fair share; and a transport layer application programming interface adapted to alter one or more congestion control parameters in the transport layer of the network depending on the instantaneous need to temporarily receive a throughput above, respectively below, fair share in return for consuming, respectively building up, the throughput credit.. ... Alcatel Lucent

04/05/18 / #20180097582

An apparatus and a method for a regenerative network node between a first and a second link portion

Embodiments relate to an apparatus for a regenerative network node between a first and a second link portion. The apparatus comprises an input configured to receive, from the first link portion, a signal impaired by the first link portion, the signal including a data packet with a forward error correction (fec) encoded payload portion and a header portion. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/29/18 / #20180092050

Method and apparatus for occupying unlicensed band channel

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for occupying an unlicensed band channel, thereby avoiding misjudgment of an occupied unlicensed band state. A method for occupying an unlicensed band channel includes: a user equipment receiving a power increase rate of a reference signal transmission unit of an unlicensed band channel determined by a secondary cell (scell) base station; the user equipment receiving, in the unlicensed band channel, a sub-frame of reference signal transmission unit level power distribution sent by the scell base station; the user equipment decoding the power increase rate; and the user equipment using the power increase rate to process the sub-frame.. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/29/18 / #20180090009

Dynamic traffic guide based on v2v sensor sharing method

The present disclosure relates to a method for controlling a first device (101a). The method comprises: collecting a first set of data using a first type of sensors of the first device (101a). ... Alcatel Lucent

03/29/18 / #20180089456

Personalized access to storage device through a network

A technique is provided for a personalized access to a storage device from a communication device through a local network, with public data and private data being stored in the storage device. The storage device is configured to retrieve an identifier of the local network, allow access to the public data and a set of private data if the retrieved identifier is included in a first list of local networks, and deny access to the set of private data if the retrieved identifier is not included in the first list of the local networks.. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/22/18 / #20180084466

Terminal, method of operating a terminal, transmission coordinator device, base station and method of operating a transmission coordinator device

The invention relates to a terminal (10) for a cellular communications network (1000). The terminal is configured to maintain a first set (s1) of at least n radio cells, wherein n is equal to or greater than three, wherein a quality measure (q) value of each of the n radio cells, which depends on a received signal power associated with reference signals transmitted in said cells and received by said terminal (10), exceeds a threshold. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/15/18 / #20180077476

Timeslot management method, a related network terminator, a related line terminator and an upstream signal frame structure for a time division multiple access system

. . A time slot management method for use in a time division multiple access system that couples a line terminator via a tree-like network to a plurality of network terminations is provided. At least one grant is transmitted by the line terminator towards a network terminator in order to allocate at least one adjacent subsequent corresponding upstream time-slot to the network terminator. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/15/18 / #20180076930

Method and an apparatus for generating a second data packet from a first data packet

Embodiments relate to a method for generating a second data packet for a second network layer from a first data packet including a first header portion with information related to a first network layer higher than the second network layer. The method comprises generating, based on the first header portion, a second header portion including information related to the second network layer and generating a payload portion including the first data packet. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/08/18 / #20180070396

Peer-to-peer network connectivity in a mobile environment

Embodiments relate to a networking device including a bluetooth low energy or ble wireless interface for establishing a peer-to-peer connection with a ble device, a network interface configured to connect with a network and to provide network access to the network, a measuring module for measuring a first performance of the peer-to-peer connection and a decision module configured to instruct the ble interface to break the peer-to-peer connection with the ble device, request other devices a second performance of a respective peer-to-peer connection between a respective other device and the ble device, select a best performing networking device and instruct the best performing device to establish a second peer-to-peer connection with the ble device.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

03/01/18 / #20180063609

Optical signal amplification

A method for optical signal amplification in an optical communication system is presented. The optical communication system comprises an optical line terminal, a plurality of optical network units, an optical splitter and a plurality of circulators. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/01/18 / #20180060916

Method for rendering a set of content assets at a display device, content management server and related display device

The present invention relates to a method, content management server and a related display device for rendering a set of content assets at a display device of a plurality of display devices. Each display device of said plurality of display devices being coupled to a content management server, where the content management server is configured to distribute content assets to each display device of said plurality of display devices. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/22/18 / #20180054394

Scheduling of packets in network devices

Network device for transmitting packets having packet properties, including at least two input-output-buffers for queuing packets in the network device; a sojourn time calculator for calculating a sojourn related time for each head packet in the at least two input-output-buffers; a sojourn related time adaptor for, based on an adaptation function assigned to the corresponding input-output-buffer, adapting the sojourn related time into an adapted time for each head packet in the at least two input-output-buffers; and a scheduler for scheduling outgoing packets based on the adapted time.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

02/22/18 / #20180054062

Method and system for providing energy services

The present document relates to a system for providing energy services in an energy grid using a cloud environment. The system comprises at least one control entity adapted to receive information from at least one of a plurality of energy grid elements and to operate the energy grid elements based on operational policies. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/15/18 / #20180049156

Broadcasting or multicasting to user equipment that use extended idle mode discontinuous reception

A broadcast manager identifies a time interval that encompasses paging windows for a plurality of user equipment. The plurality of user equipment operate according to a plurality of discontinuous reception cycles that include sleep intervals separated by the paging windows. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/15/18 / #20180049037

Enhancing coexistence on unlicensed frequency bands using adaptive clear-to-send-to-self messages

A base station operates according to a first radio access technology (rat) that requires synchronization on timing synchronization boundaries. The base station acquires a channel of an unlicensed frequency band and generates a clear-to-send message that is decodable by access points that operate according to a second rat that does not require synchronization on the timing synchronization boundaries. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/15/18 / #20180048416

Method and apparatus for hybrid multiplexing / de-multiplexing in passive optical network

The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for hybrid multiplexing/de-multiplexing in a passive optical network, the method comprising steps of: dividing n first intermediate frequency sub-bands averagely into m clusters, wherein each of the clusters contains k first intermediate frequency sub bands and n=m*k, and wherein each of the k first intermediate frequency sub-bands carries a baseband digital electrical signal; selecting, by a software defined first intermediate frequency multiplexer, the baseband digital electrical signals of k first intermediate frequency sub-bands from the n first intermediate frequency sub-bands for software defined frequency division multiplexing and forming a cluster; and frequency division multiplexing, by an analog hardware cluster multiplexer, analog electrical signals of the m clusters on a second intermediate frequency sub-band. The hybrid analog radio over fiber scheme according to the present disclosure achieves the balance between the software defined intermediate frequency multiplexer and the hardware cluster multiplexer and multi-stage frequency division multiplexing, and has very high cost effectiveness and configuration flexibility.. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/15/18 / #20180047774

Optoelectronic device

The optoelectronic device includes a matrix of optoelectronic components including semiconductor optical amplifiers soas, the semiconductor optical amplifiers soas containing an active layer of gallium nitride gan having multiple ingan/gaasn or ingan/algan quantum wells on a substrate of p-doped gallium nitride and covered with a layer of n-doped gallium nitride. The p-doped gallium nitride gan substrate forms a column of p-gan covered with a layer of an insulator in biocompatible material. ... Alcatel Lucent

02/08/18 / #20180041514

Communication device authentication in small cell network

A technique is provided for authenticating a first communication device located in a coverage area of a base station. The base station receives a localization message from the first communication device, the localization message containing an identifier of the first communication device. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/25/18 / #20180027502

Method, system and a computer program product for managing the operation of a wireless access point

. . A management method of operating a wireless access point, the access point operating on at least one of a plurality of available operating channels, the method comprising the following steps: obtaining signal strength parameters, which are representative for signal strengths which are detected by said access point at more than one of said plurality of available operating channels; estimating, based on said signal strength parameters, interference levels related to said more than one of said plurality of available operating channels; and selecting from said more than one of said plurality of available operating channels, based on said interference levels, an operating channel exhibiting a lowest interference level.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

01/25/18 / #20180027232

Video decoding and encoding system

Video decoder adapted for decoding video based on decoder parameters selected from variable decoder parameters, the decoder comprising an estimator adapted to estimate user viewing experience based on sensor data and comprising a constraint analyzer adapted to analyze constraints when using the decoder parameters, the video decoder further comprising a selector adapted to select said decoder parameters from the variable decoder parameters, wherein the selector is coupled to the estimator and the constraint analyzer.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

01/25/18 / #20180026366

Phase shifting apparatus and electrically adjustable antenna

The present disclosure provides a phase shifting apparatus and an electrically adjustable antenna. The phase shifting apparatus comprises a grounding plate; two bottom substrates respectively arranged on both sides of the grounding plate and coupled to the grounding plate; two top substrates respectively arranged on both sides of the two bottom substrates, wherein each of the top substrates and each of the bottom substrates form a phase shifting unit; a rod coupled to the two top substrates for adjusting a relative sliding movement between the two top substrates and the two bottom substrates so as to simultaneously adjust a phase of the output signal of each phase shifting unit. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/18/18 / #20180020165

Method and apparatus for displaying an image transition

A method for displaying a transition, from a first photographic image viewed from a first camera position, to a second photographic image viewed from a second camera position different from the first camera position; the method comprising: displaying the first photographic image; displaying at least one virtual image of a transformation operation from a first virtual image corresponding to the first photographic image, to a second virtual image corresponding to the second photographic image; and displaying the second photographic image.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

01/11/18 / #20180014083

Internet protocol television via public wi-fi network

An apparatus, e.g. A wireless media access point, includes a transceiver, a non-transitory storage medium, and a processor operably coupled to the transceiver and the storage medium. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/11/18 / #20180013677

Congestion control within a communication network

According to an embodiment a packet forwarding device is disclosed for forwarding data packets on a link within a communication network. The packet forwarding device is further configured to perform the following steps: measuring a load of the link; detecting if the load exceeds one of a plurality of threshold indicative for a level of congestion on the link; and sending a signal to another device in the communication network signalling the level of congestion.. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/11/18 / #20180013590

Transforming and combining signals from antenna array

A method of reducing a number of signals that are output for processing by an antenna array and the antenna array are disclosed. The method comprises: receiving signals at a plurality of antenna elements from at least one user equipment; transforming the signals to at least one different domain to generate sparse signals; combining at least some of the signals to form a reduced number of signals; and outputting the reduced number of sparse signals to signal processing circuitry.. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/11/18 / #20180013509

Transmission method

A technique is provided for transmitting client data included in a client signal via an optical transmission path of an optical transport network. The optical transport network uses transport frames include a transport frame period for transmitting client data. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/04/18 / #20180007402

Method and apparatus for video transmission

An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for video transmission, wherein the video is initially stored in one or more other network devices. The method comprises receiving a second request for a video from a user equipment; forwarding the second request to other network device corresponding to the second request; determining a manner of obtaining the video based on a response, received from the other network device, to the second request; and transmitting the video obtained based on the manner of obtaining the video to the user equipment. ... Alcatel Lucent

01/04/18 / #20180006671

Method for transmitting radio signals from a base station, a system and a computer program product

A method, in a telecommunications system, for transmitting radio signals from a base station comprising at least a pair of transmission branches configured to supply output signals for respective antennae of the base station, to at least one terminal comprising at least one antenna, the method comprising splitting a signal for transmission into at least first and second components, applying a phase shift to the first component to generate a modified first component and providing the modified first component and the second component to respective power amplifiers for transmission over the antennae.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

01/04/18 / #20180006428

Transient wavelength drift reduction in semiconductor lasers

This application relates to a laser assembly displaying self-heating mitigation. The laser assembly comprises a semiconductor laser and a drive unit for driving the semiconductor laser. ... Alcatel Lucent

12/28/17 / #20170374696

Method and device for connectionless bearer service

The invention relates to a method for establishing a connectionless bearer service and a method for forwarding data packets in a connectionless bearer service. The data packet has a virtual access network identifier in the header data. ... Alcatel Lucent

12/21/17 / #20170365980

Self-heating mitigation in an acoustically tunable distributed feedback laser

The laser assembly includes a semiconductor with an active semiconductor region, a controllable oscillator for generating a periodic electric signal that is applied to the semiconductor laser to generate a surface acoustic wave in or near the active semiconductor region such that a diffraction grating structure is created in or near the active semiconductor region by the surface acoustic wave, an emission wavelength of the active semiconductor region being determined by a periodicity of the diffraction grating structure, wherein the controllable oscillator is configured to set a frequency of the periodic electric signal in accordance with a control signal, and a control circuit for generating the control signal for the controllable oscillator in such a manner that a shift of the emission wavelength from heating of the active semiconductor region during emission of the optical signal is at least partially compensated by an opposite shift of the emission wavelength from a change of the periodicity of the diffraction grating structure in or near the active semiconductor region.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

12/14/17 / #20170358901

Optoelectronic component for generating and radiating a microwave-frequency signal

An optoelectronic component for generating and radiating an electromagnetic signal exhibiting a frequency lying between 30 ghz and 10 thz referred to as a microwave frequency, comprises: a planar guide configured to confine and propagate freely in a plane xy a first and a second optical wave exhibiting an optical frequency difference, referred to as a heterodyne beat, equal to the microwave frequency, a system for injecting the optical waves into the planar guide, a photo-mixer coupled to the planar guide to generate, on the basis of the first optical wave and of the second optical wave, a signal exhibiting the microwave frequency, the photo-mixer having an elongated shape exhibiting along an axis y a large dimension greater than or equal to half the wavelength of the signal, the injection system configured so that the optical waves overlap in the planar guide and are coupled with the photo-mixer over a length along the axis y at least equal to half the wavelength of the signal, the photo-mixer thus being able to radiate the signal.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

12/07/17 / #20170353594

Control of user equipment functionality

A user equipment, network control node, method performed at a network control node and a method performed at a user equipment within a telecommunication network are disclosed. The method performed at the user equipment comprises: receiving an incoming call signal, the incoming call signal comprising a combined automatic answer and loudspeaker activation indication; in response to the incoming call signal, automatically answering the incoming call and activating a loudspeaker on the user equipment.. ... Alcatel Lucent

12/07/17 / #20170353277

Method for assisting data transmission on a first carrier by indicating a termination point of data transmission

A method is provided for assisting data transmission on a first carrier by indicating a termination point of data transmission in a transmitting device and apparatus thereof, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a. Transmitting data on the carrier to a receiving device in a first subframe; and b. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/30/17 / #20170347366

Negotiated schedules for coexistence in unlicensed frequency bands

A first node that operates according to a first radio access technology (rat) provides a first schedule to a second node that operates according to a second rat. The first schedule requests a first portion of a subsequent time interval for transmission in an unlicensed frequency band. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/30/17 / #20170347351

Physical resource sharing on wireless interface

The present disclosure generally discloses a wireless resource sharing mechanism configured to support sharing of physical wireless resources of a wireless interface of a wireless access device. The wireless resource sharing mechanism is configured to support sharing of physical wireless resources of a wireless interface of a wireless access device in order to support machine-type communications (mtcs). ... Alcatel Lucent

11/30/17 / #20170346645

Network device configured to track multicast receivers

A first network device adapted for communication with one or more other network devices is configured to originate a first route identifying a tunnel for carrying traffic for a multicast, to originate a second route specifying a leaf information requirement for the multicast but not identifying a tunnel for carrying traffic for the multicast, and to track a plurality of receivers of the multicast based at least in part on leaf information received from the multicast receivers responsive to the specified leaf information requirement of the second route. The first route may comprise an inclusive route having a tunnel attribute that identifies an inclusive tunnel for the multicast and the second route may comprise a selective route having a tunnel attribute configured to indicate that it carries no tunnel information. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/23/17 / #20170339611

Support of mobile-terminated communication in an evolved packet system

In an embodiment, there is provided a method for support of mobile-terminated communication in an evolved packet system, towards a user equipment ue in idle mode using a power saving mechanism whereby the ue is transiently not reachable, the method includes allowing one or more downlink dl packets received for the ue to be buffered in a serving gateway sgw, upon request, for up to a duration referred to as dl buffering duration.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

11/23/17 / #20170339147

Method of providing nomadic service through virtual residential gateway

The invention provides a method of providing a nomadic service, the method including: i. Sending, by a user, a nomadic service request to an authentication, authorization and accounting (aaa) server to determine whether the nomadic service request is allowed; ii. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/23/17 / #20170337903

Oriented image encoding, tranmission, decoding and displaying

A method for displaying on an orientable display device an oriented image from a content server; said method comprising: —receiving from said content server a composite image comprising information representing a plurality of oriented images, each oriented image representing a differently oriented region of said composite image; —determining at least one display device parameter of said orientable display device; —extracting from said composite image an oriented image based on said at least one determined display device parameter; and —displaying said extracted oriented image on said orientable display device.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

11/16/17 / #20170331876

Control and supervision of connected objects

For a supervision and control of connected objects registered in an ims network, an application server performs the following steps: receiving a first message containing an identifier of a connected object (co) from a supervision server (ss), retrieving a sip number of the connected object associated with the identifier of the connected object, sending a second message containing the identifier of the connected object (co) to a messaging server (ms) of the ims network the second message further containing instructions interpreted by the messaging server to send a control message to an instant messaging client of the connected object using the sip number of the connected object, the second message and the control message containing a command that is executed by the connected object to trigger a monitoring of at least one sensor of the connected object or the activation of a resource of the connected object, receiving an update message from the connected object (co), the update message containing at least one value of a sensor of the connected object or an acknowledgment of said activation of a resource.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

11/16/17 / #20170331540

Weighted aggregation-based method and device for transmitting control signals

An objective of the application is to provide a method and apparatus for transmitting control signals based on weighted aggregation. Specifically, the method comprise: determining aggregation level weight vectors corresponding to control signals to be transmitted by multiple antenna elements corresponding to the common control channel port, and transmitting the control signals through the multiple antenna elements based on the aggregation level weight vectors. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/09/17 / #20170325263

Method and apparatus for implementing listen-before-talk

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for implementing listen-before-talk. According to an embodiment of the present invention, if the channel assessment does not stop at a boundary of the first symbol, the preamble comprises at least a first part, and if the channel assessment stops at the boundary of the first symbol, the preamble comprises a second part. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/09/17 / #20170325133

Secondary base station bearer change

A secondary base station method, secondary base station, master base station method, master base station and computer program products are disclosed. The secondary base station method comprises: upon it being determined that the secondary base station is to perform a protocol layer re-establishment, permitting continued transmission of data packets to user equipment over the secondary base station bearer. ... Alcatel Lucent

11/09/17 / #20170324781

Security in software defined network

At least one security policy is obtained from a policy creator at a controller in an sdn network. The security policy is implemented in the sdn network, via the controller,based on one or more attributes specifying a characteristic of the security policy, a role of the creator of the security policy, and a security privilege level of the role of the creator of the security policy.. ... Alcatel Lucent

10/26/17 / #20170310422

Method and apparatus for supporting a partial sub-frame data transmission in lte systems

. . Method and apparatus for supporting a partial sub-frame data transmission in lte systems. The transmitting device performs a channel assessment in a previous sub-frame in an unlicensed carrier (s110). ... Alcatel Lucent

10/12/17 / #20170295606

Access independent signaling and control

Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method, network node, and non-transitory machine-readable storage medium including one or more of the following: enabling communication via a first and a second access network, wherein the first access network is a first type and the second access network is a second type; communicating with a first control application via at least one of the first access network and the second access network according to a signaling protocol that is used for the communication without regard for which of the first access network and the second access network are used for the communication, wherein the communication effects a change to service provided via at least one data bearer across at least one of the first access network and the second access network, and communicating via the at least one data bearer to exchange non-control application data with at least one other network device.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

10/12/17 / #20170295498

Method for fast channel measurement and feedback in a lte licensed-assisted access based communication system

According an embodiment the method includes sending a rrc connection reconfiguration message to a user equipment, the rrc connection reconfiguration message including at least one energy sensing threshold corresponding to at least one unlicensed channel; and receiving a layer 1 channel indication message via a licensed channel from the user equipment, the layer 1 channel indication message indicating whether an unlicensed channel is free.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

10/12/17 / #20170295485

Support of retrieval and/or reporting and/or triggering the reporting of user location information in a mobile network

An embodiment is a method for support of retrieval and/or reporting and/or triggering the reporting of user location information in a mobile network, wherein said user location information is retrieved and/or reported and/or the reporting of said user location information is triggered, at a granularity of an area referred to as administrative area defined as a set of mobile network related areas, mobile network related areas being defined at mobile network management level, and mobile network related areas being mapped to administrative areas.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

10/12/17 / #20170295113

Longest queue identification

The present disclosure generally discloses a longest queue identification mechanism. The longest queue identification mechanism, for a set of queues of a buffer, may be configured to identify the longest queue of the set of queues and determine a length of the longest queue of the set of queues. ... Alcatel Lucent

10/05/17 / #20170289745

Zigbee system management employing a tr-069 enabled cpe proxy

A zigbee management system includes an auto configuration server (acs) that manages customer premises equipment (cpe) through cwmp messaging and a cpe proxy that is coupled to the acs to provide a protocol translation between the cwmp messaging and zigbee device object (zdo) messaging for a zigbee device. The zigbee management system also includes a hybrid zigbee coordinator that is coupled to the cpe proxy and has a zigbee protocol stack having a zigbee mac layer as an initial layer, a non-zigbee physical layer that is coupled to the zigbee protocol stack and communicates the zdo messaging over a non-standard zigbee interface with the cpe proxy, and a zigbee physical layer that is coupled to the zigbee protocol stack and the non-zigbee physical layer and transceives the zdo messaging for the zigbee device over a standard zigbee interface. ... Alcatel Lucent

10/05/17 / #20170289361

Method, user equipment and charging system for charging proximity based services

The method includes obtaining charging related information of a proximity based service used by user equipment; generating a charging request for the proximity based service used by the user equipment based on the charging related information; and transmitting the charging request to a charging system of the wireless communication network.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

09/28/17 / #20170280480

Method and apparatus for mitigating hidden node interference

The method includes receiving, at a first user equipment, a rts signal from a base station in an unlicensed channel, the rts signal including individual ids or group ids of multiple user equipments, the multiple user equipments including the first user equipment; identifying whether the rts signal includes an individual id or group id of the first user equipment; sending a cts signal to the base station in a licensed channel or the unlicensed channel in response to the rts signaling including the individual id or group id of the first user equipment; and ignoring the rts signal in response to the rts signal not including the individual id or group id of the first user equipment.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

09/28/17 / #20170279730

Packet coloring in wireless communication systems

A buffer stores only packets in one or more high-priority traffic flows in a first portion. The size of the first portion is determined based on an estimated maximum volume of traffic in the at least one high-priority traffic flow. ... Alcatel Lucent

09/28/17 / #20170279565

Methods and apparatuses for harq retransmission on unlicensed carrier in lte-laa system

The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for harq retransmission on an unlicensed carrier in an lte-laa system. A method in the base station includes: performing a cca detection on the unlicensed carrier to determine energy on the unlicensed carrier and, at the same time, :initiating an harq discarding timer for the unlicensed carrier, when the base station and a ue operate on the unlicensed carrier; comparing the determined energy with a predetermined cca threshold; if the determined energy on the unlicensed carrier is not smaller than the cca threshold until the harq discarding timer is expired, giving up the harq retransmission on the unlicensed carrier; and if the energy is detected to be smaller than the cca threshold before the harq discarding timer is expired, continuing the harq retransmission on the unlicensed carrier.. ... Alcatel Lucent

09/28/17 / #20170279490

Non-linear precoding with a mix of nlp capable and nlp non-capable lines

The method includes organizing a plurality of subscriber lines into a first group of subscriber lines and a second group of subscriber lines, the first group of subscriber lines at least including all the subscriber lines of the plurality of subscriber lines that do not support non-linear precoding operation and the second group of subscriber lines including the remaining subscriber lines of the plurality of subscriber lines; scaling first signals to be transmitted over respective ones of the first group of subscriber lines to confine respective intermediate transmit power levels at the input of a modulo unit and further to bypass or make ineffective the operation of the modulo unit; and processing the so scaled first signals and second signals to be transmitted over respective ones of the second group of subscriber lines through the first and second precoding stages.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

09/21/17 / #20170273111

Method and apparatus for scheduling cts in a communication network

The invention provides the method and apparatus for node and ue to schedule and transmit cts in a communication network. The method comprises that a node transmits a rts for indicating a cts scheduling information to a lte in an unlicensed band, wherein the scheduling information is used to indicate the lte to send a cts in uplink licensed band in response to the rts. ... Alcatel Lucent

09/14/17 / #20170265086

Coverage enhancement for multicast in a cellular network

The present invention relates to coverage enhancement in a cellular network, e.g. For coverage enhancement in a multimedia broadcast multicast service application in an lte cellular network. ... Alcatel Lucent

09/14/17 / #20170264444

Method and apparatuses for performing online charging to gcs-as based on ro interface

An ocs performs online charging to usage of gcs-as service data in response to an online charging initial request; and the ocs sends a granted service unit and valid time information about a ue to the gcs-as in response to the online charging initial request, based on an gcs-as ro interface. The gcs-as sends the gcs-as service data corresponding to the granted service unit, the valid time information, and a corresponding key to the ue. ... Alcatel Lucent

09/07/17 / #20170257301

Method and apparatus of determining policy and charging rules based on network resource utilization information

The present invention provides a solution for determining a qos policy and/or charging policy based on network resource utilization information in an lte network. As compared to the current 3gpp policy and charging control architecture, the solution of the present invention determines a qos policy and/or charging policy based on network resource utilization information in combination with existing input information, thereby making policy and charging control more flexible.. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/31/17 / #20170251416

Handling of pdn connections for a user equipment in a mobile network at network initiated reselection of a serving core network entity

An embodiment is a method for handling pdn connections for a user equipment ue in a mobile network, at network initiated reselection of a core network cn entity serving said ue, from a cn entity referred to as serving cn entity to a cn entity referred to as dedicated cn entity, such as cn entity in a dedicated core network, said method comprising:—deactivation, with reactivation requested, of those of said pdn connections for which a corresponding pdn gateway pdn gw needs to be changed, while keeping alive those of said pdn connections for which a corresponding pdn gateway pdn gw does not need to be changed.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/31/17 / #20170251033

Server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming of media content to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming to a client. The media content is encoded as at least two streams having a different quality level, each stream comprising consecutive segments. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/31/17 / #20170250991

Method and system for implementing third-party authentication based on gray list

The present invention relates to a communication method, comprising: receiving a service request from a requesting party; performing a third-party authentication on the service request according to a gray list and obtaining an authentication result; and processing the service request according to the authentication result. The present invention relates to a communication system, comprising: means for receiving a service request from a requesting party; means for performing a third-party authentication on the service request according to a gray list and obtaining an authentication result; and means for processing the service request according to the authentication result. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/31/17 / #20170249480

Privacy protection for third party data sharing

A set of raw data relating to activity of one or more users in accordance with a communication network is obtained. The communication network is managed by a network operator. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170245297

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a mobile communication system comprising a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver

Embodiments provide apparatuses, methods and computer programs for mobile communication systems comprising base station transceivers and mobile transceivers. An apparatus (10, 20) for a base station transceiver (100) (and/or a mobile transceiver (200)) of a mobile communication system (300), comprises a transceiver module (12, 22) to communicate with the mobile transceiver (200) (and/or base station transceiver (100)) using at least a first communication channel and a second communication channel, wherein the first communication channel is more reliable than the second communication channel. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170245294

Uplink resource allocation for direct communications between user equipment within groups

A method performed at a user equipment of requesting resource from a net-work node within a wireless network for transmitting uplink data, the uplink data being data that is to be transmitted as a direct communication directly between the user equipment and user equipment within at least one of a plurality of groups of user equipment of which the user equipment is a member. The method comprises: generating a status report the status report providing an indication of an amount of the uplink data and an indication of least one group to which the uplink data is to be transmitted; transmitting an indication of a priority of the at least one group towards the network node; and transmitting the status report towards the network node.. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170245094

Methods for data transmission in a machine communication terminal and in a base station

The present invention provides a method for data transmission in a machine type communication device terminal, comprising steps of: performing the following steps when the terminal receives cell common message: a. Receiving first indication information from an epdcch on a first resource block, the first indication information indicating a second resource block for transmitting the cell common message; b. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244808

Configuration method, equipment, system and computer readable medium for determining a new configuration of calculation resources

A configuration method, equipment, system and computer readable medium for determining a new configuration of calculation retraffic sources associated to a function and to at least one future time slot, the calculation resources being defined as different calculation capacities allocated to the function during a time slot and included within at least one computer, the configuration method comprising a first step of determining an old demand, a second step of determining a plurality of conditional probabilities associated to the old demand and to a plurality of new demands, a third step of determining a plurality of reconfiguration costs associated to a plurality available configurations, a step of selecting the new configuration as being the available configuration associated to the minimal reconfiguration cost.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244587

A method for multiple access transmission in a wireless communication system, and a transmitter apparatus and a base station therefor

The invention concerns a method for conditioning a multicarrier transmit signal using a first or a second set of subgroups of time-frequency resource elements, with a subgroup of the first set of subgroups and a subgroup of the second set of subgroups having common time or frequency resources and being neighbored in time or frequency, wherein a first filter module (filt1) filters the first set of subgroups using a first filter characteristic by a first set of filter coefficients, and a second filter module (filt2) filters the second set of subgroups using a second filter characteristic by a second set of filter coefficients, and a base station and a transmitter apparatus (ta) therefor.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244517

Method and device for reducing blind decoding complexity for coverage enhanced-mtc device

The embodiments according to the present invention provide a method for being implemented at a coverage enhanced-machine type communication device. The method comprises receiving information related with total aggregated resource from a network device; and determining, according to the total aggregated resource, the number of time domain repetitive transmissions for each aggregation level in a set of candidate aggregation levels, so as to blind decode an enhanced physical downlink control channel, wherein the aggregation level and the number of time domain repetitive transmissions are in an inverse proportional relation. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244515

Optical coherent receiver with forward error correction

It is disclosed an optical coherent receiver comprising a number of decoding blocks configured to implement iterations of a fec iterative message-passing decoding algorithm. The decoding blocks are distributed into two (or more) parallel chains of cascaded decoding blocks. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244481

Method for producing a quality of transmission estimator for optical transmissions

A technique is provided for producing a quality of transmission estimator for optical transmissions. The technique includes defining a local dispersion value, defining a dispersion increment, and performing a propagation calculation of an optical signal along an elementary section. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/24/17 / #20170244480

A method for determining an optical transmission system description

A technique is provided for determining an optical transmission system description. The technique includes determining a dispersion map of the optical transmission system, placing a set of discrete cumulative dispersions onto the dispersion map, and defining a plurality of sequential system segments of the optical transmission system. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170238355

Device-to-device communication

A user equipment method, user equipment, a network node method, a network node and computer program products are disclosed. The user equipment method for device-to-device communication comprises: upon requiring to perform device-to-device communication with user equipment from a plurality of groups, transmitting a scheduling announcement for each of the plurality of groups, each scheduling announcement identifying resources within which data intended for user equipment belonging to each group is to be transmitted. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170238353

Device-to-device communication

A network node method, a network node, a user equipment method, user equipment and computer program products are disclosed. The user equipment method of supporting device-to-device communication within a wireless telecommunications network, comprises: determining a capability of a cell supporting the user equipment to operate with simultaneous device-to-device and cellular communication; and responsive to the determining, selecting a device-to-device communication scheme based on a device-to-device communication capability of the user equipment. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170238352

Wireless communication network control node and method

Aspects and embodiments relate to a wireless communication network control node method, a wireless communication network control node and computer program product operable to perform that method. The wireless communication network control node method comprises: receiving an indication that a user equipment operating within the network intends to make a direct transmission to at least one other user equipment in the network; determining resource to be allocated to the user equipment for the direct transmission; and transmitting an indication of the resource to be allocated to the at least one other user equipment in the network. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170238121

Support of mobile-terminated application services in a mobile system

In an embodiment, there is provided a method for support of mobile-terminated application services in a mobile system, said method comprising; —based on a user equipment ue subscription, enabling, for one or more subscribed access point name apn, triggering of at least one network application associated with a given of said one or more apn, upon said ue being reachable again after failure of a mobile network procedure to reach said ue via a packet data network pdn connection established for said ue and said apn.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170238040

Method, computer program product and server for streaming media content from a server to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server for streaming media content to a client and a corresponding method and computer program product. The media content is encoded as at least one stream, wherein the stream is divided into consecutive segments. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170237596

Method of and apparatus for providing a multi-carrier modulated signal

The invention relates to a method of providing a multi-carrier modulated signal (mcs) which comprises at least one sub-band (sb1), wherein said sub-band (sb1) comprises a plurality of subcarriers (sc), comprising the following steps: receiving (200) an input signal vector (s), wherein each component of said input signal vector (s) is associated with one of said plurality of subcarriers, expanding (210) said input signal vector (s) by adding one or more additional vector elements in front of and/or after the components of said input signal vector (s), whereby an expanded signal vector (sext) is obtained, upsampling (220) the expanded signal vector (sext)/whereby an upsampled signal vector (sup) is obtained, filtering (230) the upsampled signal vector (sup) to obtain a filtered sub-band output signal (xfilt).. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/17/17 / #20170235369

User-wearable device and system for personal computing

A wearable device suitable for being worn by a user, said wearable device comprising a proximity sensor configured to detect a proximity parameter representative of a distance between said wearable device and another wearable device; a transceiver configured to send proximity information pertaining to said detected proximity parameter to a processing unit and to receive from said processing unit visual output generated based on said proximity information; and a display layer configured to display said visual output.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/10/17 / #20170230201

Network system

Network system comprising multiple access network gateways interconnected via networking equipment, each of the access network gateways being adapted for connecting user equipment devices to the network system, wherein the network system comprises a database wherein private networks are defined as groups of predetermined user equipment devices, and wherein the access network gateway are configured to interconnect user equipment devices belonging to a single private network via sdn service chains to emulate the single private network inside the network system.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170223762

Special cell selection at secondary network nodes supporting dual connectivity

. . . . A computer program, network node and method performed at a secondary network node within a wireless communication network supporting dual connectivity, such that a user equipment may communicate with a master network node and a secondary network node at a same time, the secondary network node supporting a plurality of cells. The method comprising: determining at the secondary network node that a configuration of one of the plurality of cells as a special cell for the user equipment such that the special cell provides predetermined functionality should be transferred to another one of the plurality of cells; and in response to the determining step, transmitting a request for a change in special cell towards the master network node.. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170223584

Method of and apparatus for controlling prose service in communication system

The invention provides a method of and apparatus for controlling a prose service in a communication system. An enb sends a first plmn identifier, and carrier frequency information of another plmn to indicate at least one carrier frequency at which a ue of the other plmn can carry out the prose service, to a ue in a shared cell, and if the ue is in an idle state, then the ue reselects a cell or selects a plmn; or if the ue is in a connected state, then the ue performs a handover procedure. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170223558

Methods and apparatuses for measurement enhancement in communication system

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and apparatus for performing measurement enhancement for a cell in an off state. The method executed at a base station side comprises: transmitting a configuration message to a first device, wherein the configuration message indicates a specific time within a given time interval which can be used to perform measurement for one or more cells in the off state; and receiving a measurement report for the cell from the first device, wherein the measurement report is based on a result of a measurement performed by the first device for the cell at the specific time. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170222862

Method of reducing impact of d2d in-band interference on cellular transmission

The invention relates to a method implemented in a base station of a wireless communication system, of reducing impact of d2d in-band interference on cellular transmission, the method comprising the following step of:—the base station sending a first message to a user equipment to configure a d2d discovery resource pool as a resource pool including a first zone and a second zone, wherein the first zone is a restricted d2d resource zone and the second zone is an unrestricted d2d resource zone, and wherein the first zone and the second zone possess an interleaving arrangement. In the method according to the present invention, the first zone and the second zone possess an interleaving arrangement and thus loss in downlink throughput is reduced and the impact of d2d in-band interference on cellular transmission is reduced.. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170222782

Method and device for secondary base station change in dual connectivity system

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and devices for secondary base station change in a dual connectivity system. The method comprises: determining, at a secondary base station, to initiate secondary base station change procédure; sending, at the secondary base station, a secondary base station change request to a master base station based on the détermination; and receiving a secondary base station change request acknowledgement from the master base station, wherein the secondary base station change procedure is initiated by the secondary base station.. ... Alcatel Lucent

08/03/17 / #20170222770

Method and apparatus for determining transmission time-frequency resources of traffic data

The invention provides a method of determining transmission time-frequency resources of traffic data in a wireless communication network. The network device determines a time-domain transmission pattern pi, j of the traffic data from a time-domain transmission pattern set pi, j; determines a frequency hopping pattern of the traffic data based on a frequency hopping matrix and a first rule, wherein the frequency hopping matrix is constructed by one or more latin squares, a number of rows of the frequency hopping matrix is equal to a number of sub-bands in a frequency hopping bandwidth, each element in a row of the frequency hopping matrix successively represents a frequency hopping order of the complement transmission patterns pi, j and pi, j′, a number of columns of the frequency hopping matrix is equal to a number of transmissions of the traffic data, and the first rule is pi, j and pi, j′ are assigned with a same channel within a sub-band and a value of j is a part of j or all of j, the complement transmission patterns pi, j and pi, j′ in the transmission pattern subset pi, j are assigned with a same channel within a sub-band and use a same sub-band for their first transmission, the non-complement transmission patterns pi, j and pi, k in the transmission pattern subset pi, j have a same relative location in each sub-band and the non-complement transmission pattern subsets pi, j and ps, j are assigned with the different channels within a sub-band; and sends the traffic data according to the time-domain transmission pattern pi, j and the frequency hopping pattern.. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/27/17 / #20170214624

Method for operating a radio communication network or a network element thereof

It is proposed a method for operating a radio communication network or a network element thereof, comprising the steps of: determining (2) a bearer to be processed in the radio communication network; selecting (4) a base-band unit, bbu, out of a plurality of bbus, which satisfies at least one property of the bearer; and placing (8) the bearer on the selected bbu for processing.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

07/27/17 / #20170214535

Methods and apparatuses of service function chain based on pcc architecture

The present invention provides a control method and apparatus of service a function chain based on pcc architecture, the method includes receiving policy rule information of an ip flow from pcrf, the policy rule information includes at least service function chain information; and adding policy rule information header in the uplink ip packet of the ip flow from user side. Based on the policy rule information, the service function execution unit performs service functions for the uplink ip packet and transmits to sfcef unit the uplink ip packet in which the service functions have been executed. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/27/17 / #20170214492

Method and apparatus for packet retransmission

Example embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for packet retransmission. The method comprises binding a plurality of consecutive packets of the device to obtain a bound packet. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/20/17 / #20170208512

Seamless replacement of a first drone base station with a second drone base station

A method is provided of replacing a first drone base station with a second drone base station, the first drone base station, the method comprising: sending by the first drone base station first pilot signals indicating a cell identifier; receiving by the first drone base station information that the second drone base station is in the vicinity of the first drone base station; sending by the second drone base station second pilot signals which indicate the same cell identifier as the first drone base station; receiving by the first drone base station from the second drone base station an indication to cease to send first pilot signals;and dependent upon receiving by the first drone base station from the second drone base station the indication to cease to send first pilot signals, ceasing by the first drone base station the sending of first pilot signals.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

07/20/17 / #20170208453

Method and server for performing capability discovery

The invention relates to a method for performing a capability discovery. The method is implemented by a home server (10) and comprising the steps of:—receiving (101), from a user terminal (11), a principal discovery request (12) comprising a complete contact list,—from the complete contact list, determining (102) which contacts are locally known, and which contacts are locally unknown,—generating a limited contact list containing all contacts that are locally unknown,—sending (103) a plurality of secondary discovery requests (19) comprising the limited contact list to a plurality of remote servers (17, 18),—receiving (104), from each remote server (17, 18), a notification (16) containing information about contacts contained in the limited contact list,—sending (105), for each unknown contact by the home server (10) and the plurality of remote servers (17, 18), a back-end subscription to a home ims core (21).. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/13/17 / #20170201814

Method and apparatus for determining a rogue onu in a pon

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for determining a rogue onu in an olt of a pon. The method comprises determining an original infected zone based on a first time slot allocation in which each time slot corresponds to one uplink signal of an onu; determining a new infected zone based on a second time slot allocation in which each time slot corresponds to an uplink signal of an onu; determining if there is a same onu in the original infected zone and in the new infected zone to determine rogue onu candidate, and determining a rogue onu based on the rogue onu candidate. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/13/17 / #20170201629

Policy and charging control method and apparatus for an application service chain based on an sdn network

A policy and charging control function pcrf determines an application service chain for an application based on multi-dimensional context information corresponding to the application, and transmits the corresponding application service chain information to an sdn controller. The sdn controller determines a forwarding rule for the application based on the application service chain information, and transmits the forwarding rule to a corresponding service chaining infrastructure network. ... Alcatel Lucent

07/06/17 / #20170193416

Reducing costs related to use of networks based on pricing heterogeneity

A capability is provided for reducing the costs of data transfers for networks using pricing heterogeneity. For data to be transferred between an application of a first network and a user device, the data may be transferred directly without using a second network or indirectly using a second network including a transfer of the data between the first network and the second network. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/29/17 / #20170188177

System and method for scheduling background synchronization of application data

A system (1) for scheduling background synchronization of application data (2) between a mobile communication device (3) and a cloud storage (4), comprising: a collecting unit (100) estimating the size of application data (2); a prediction unit (101) adapted to predict future locations (300) of the mobile communication device (3) at future times(301); a cost module (102) adapted to calculate a cost of transfer (5) at future times (301) and future locations(300); and a scheduler (103) adapted to schedule the background synchronization at a future time (311) based on cost of transfer (511).. . ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170181216

Dual connectivity network

A user equipment method, user equipment, a base station method, a base station and computer program products are disclosed. The user equipment method, comprises in response to a radio resource control connection re-establishment procedure being initiated when operating in a dual-connectivity mode, retaining configuration information of at least one data bearer utilised in the dual-connectivity mode for subsequent re-use. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170181058

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver

Embodiments provide apparatuses, methods and a computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver. An apparatus (10) for a base station transceiver (100) of a communication system (400) comprises a transceiver module (12) operable to communicate radio signals with a plurality of mobile transceivers (200) using a plurality of radio resources. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170181055

Network configuration

Aspects and embodiments relate to a user equipment control method for user equipment operating to communicate with a network access node in a wireless communications network, and a computer program product and user equipment operable to perform that method. The method comprises: receiving, at user equipment, an indication of access criteria to be met in relation to at least two operational parameters associated with user equipment before user equipment can request transition from a first radio resource control state to a second radio resource control state, at least one of the operational parameters comprising: user equipment access group or user equipment access class; determining that user equipment requires a transition from the first radio resource control state to the second radio resource control state; assessing whether the user equipment meets the connection criteria in relation to said at least two operational parameters and, if so, requesting the transition from the first radio resource control state to the second radio resource control state. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170181044

Method, base station, and dual connectivity system for providing services to handover of a user equipment

The present invention provides a method, base station, and dual connectivity system for providing service to handover of a user equipment. Through releasing and adding operations of the secondary base station and solving the data transmission issue in the process, the present invention provides a solution for handover of the user equipment between cells or base stations in a plurality of cases in a dual connectivity system.. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170181009

Communication techniques

Aspects provide methods for controlling user equipment operation in a wireless communications network configured to support communication with the user equipment according to a communication mode which utilises repetition of messaging; computer program products and network nodes operable to perform those methods. One method comprises: determining a modulation and coding regime to be used by the user equipment; identifying a repetition regime to be implemented by the user equipment in conjunction with the modulation and coding regime; and communicating an indication of the determined modulation and coding regime and identified repetition regime to the user equipment. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170180439

Methods and devices for responding to a streaming request, access node and method for operating the same

In order to allow for efficient network layer access at locations within an access network where network elements are installed that operate on the data link layer, a method for responding to a streaming request related to a content stream to be delivered by a content delivery network to a node connected to a private network of a customer of an operator of a fixed access network is provided. The method includes receiving the streaming request; determining a source address of the streaming request; deciding on whether the request shall be served by a content delivery network entity belonging to the private network, wherein the deciding is based on the determined source address; and returning an address of the content delivery network entity to the node if a result of said deciding is that the request shall be served by the content delivery network entity.. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/22/17 / #20170180003

Distribution point unit, and method and system for data transmission over a wired shared medium to a plurality of users

A distribution point unit using discrete multi-tone technology, the distribution point unit being configured for connection to a wired shared medium associated with an available spectrum, the wired shared medium connecting the distribution point unit with a plurality of users, the distribution point unit including an assigning unit configured for assigning a first portion of the available spectrum to a first user of the plurality of users and a second portion of the available spectrum to a second user of the plurality of users; a sending and receiving unit configured for encoding and decoding digital data, using discrete multi-tone technology, and configured for sending and receiving encoded digital data over the assigned first portion to/from the first user and over the assigned second portion to/from the second user.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

06/15/17 / #20170171748

Method of refreshing a key in a user plane architecture 1a based dual connectivity situation

The invention provides a method of refreshing a key in a user plane architecture 1a based dual connectivity situation. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method, in a secondary enb in a dual connectivity communication scenario, of refreshing a key, is provided, wherein a user equipment, a master enb and a secondary enb form dual connectivity, a user plane architecture 1a is applied for the dual connectivity, and the master enb uses a master enb key, the secondary enb uses a secondary enb key, the method comprises following steps:—receiving a new secondary enb key from the master enb;—receiving a key fresh complete from the master enb, which indicates the user equipment has refreshed the secondary enb key;—implementing a random access procedure with the user equipment; and—refreshing the secondary enb key with the new secondary enb key, and implementing data transmission with the user equipment with the new secondary enb key.. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/15/17 / #20170171648

Method and apparatus for downstream flow control in (x)gpon system

The invention provides a method and apparatus for downstream flow control in an (x)gpon system. First, onu sends a ds_flowcontrol_request message to olt, wherein the ds_flowcontrol_request message includes information of transmission inhibiting period and is used for requesting olt to inhibit downstream transmission for a transmission inhibiting period corresponding to the information of transmission inhibiting period. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/15/17 / #20170170631

Tunable laser device

A tunable laser device comprises a multi-section distributed feedback (dfb) laser having a first bragg section including a waveguide and a bragg grating, a second bragg section comprising a waveguide and a bragg grating, and a phase section being longitudinally located between the first bragg section and the second bragg section. The phase section is made of a passive material, and each bragg section has a first longitudinal end joining the phase section and a second longitudinal end opposed to the phase section. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/15/17 / #20170169606

Method for encrypting or decrypting a 3d object

Embodiments relates to a method for encrypting a 3d object (o) defined at least by a set of first points (pi) and a set first of faces (f), contained in a bounding box (b), the method being executed by an encryption device and comprising: determining (s4) a set of second points (psi) by bijection of the set of first points (pi), and a second set of faces (fs), determining (s5) an encrypted 3 d object (os) defined at least by the set of second points (psi) and the second set of faces (fs), wherein the first points (pi) are associated with respective first indexes (i), the second points (psi) are associated with respective second indexes (sj), and a face is specified by a list of indexes, wherein the encrypted 3d object (os) is contained in said bounding box (b), the method further comprising: partitioning the bounding box (b) into a set of first sub-boxes (nj), determining a set of second sub-boxes (nsj) by bijection of the set of first sub-boxes (nj), in function of a secret key (k), wherein the position of a second point (psi) is (c) determined in function the position of the corresponding first point (pi), the position of the first sub-box (nj) containing the corresponding first point, and the position of the second sub-box (nsj) corresponding with said first sub-box (nj).. . ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170164382

Device and method for performing device-to-device broadcast communication in a wireless network

The present invention provides a device and method for performing device-to-device broadcast communication in a wireless communication network, wherein the method comprises the steps of: obtaining a row except a 1st row for device-to-device broadcast in a walsh matrix; performing device-to-device broadcast based on a transmission pattern determined by the obtained row, wherein the transmission pattern is: performing the following operations based on each element in the row sequentially: when the element is a first value, performing broadcast transmission of a same data packet; when the element is a second value, performing broadcast reception. Compared with the prior art, the present invention overcomes semi-duplexing limitation and reduces in-band emission, thereby achieves a better system performance.. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170164248

Methods for operating a first base station and a second base station in a radio communication system, first base station and second base station thereof

The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for operating a first base station (bs1) in a radio communication system (ran). The method contains transmitting first reference signals via a first radiation beam (bm1-bs1) being directed towards a first direction and at least second reference signals via at least one second radiation beam (bm2-bs1, bm5-bs1) being directed towards at least one second direction. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170164136

Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a base station transceiver and for a fixed machine device transceiver of a mobile communication system

Embodiments provide apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a base station transceiver and for a fixed machine device transceiver of a mobile communication system. The apparatus (10) for the base station transceiver (100) of the mobile communication system (300) comprises a transceiver module (12) operable to communicate with a stationary fixed machine device transceiver (200) using a first or a second identity information related to an identity of the fixed machine device transceiver (200). ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170163393

Method, apparatus, and system for comp-based resource allocation

The present invention provides a method, in a first node, for performing co mp-based resource allocation for a second node, the method comprising steps of: a. Selecting at least one co mp hypothesis from among a plurality of co mp hypo based on measurement theses based on measurement information reported by a second node; b. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170163236

High power phase shifter

A variable capacitance cell includes a hybrid coupler including a first port, a second port, a third port, and a fourth port. A first variable capacitance is connected to the second port. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/08/17 / #20170160861

Method and apparatus for operating a screen of a touch screen device

An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for operating a screen of a touch screen device. If a first input operation information of a user matches the input operation information preset for launching a single-handed mode, divide the screen into n (n>1) main zones according to preset configuration information, wherein one main zone is an operating zone, the operating zone being divided into n sub-zones, and the n main zones having a one-to-one correspondence to the n sub-zones; obtain a second input operation information of a user with respect to the operating zone, the second input operation information being for operating a sub-zone therein; determine a main zone corresponding to the sub-zone; and exchange positions of the determined main zone and the operating zone. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170156097

Methods for operating a mobile station and a base station in a radio communication system, mobile station and base station thereof

The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for operating a mobile station (ms) in a radio communication system (ran). The method contains receiving first radio resource information for a transmission of first reference signals via a first radiation beam (bm1-bs1) being directed towards a first direction by at least one neighboring base station (bs1) of a serving base station (bs2) of the mobile station (ms) and at least second radio resource information for a transmission of at least second reference signals via at least one second radiation beam (bm2-bs1, . ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170156059

Bearer release

A user equipment method, user equipment, a base station method, a base station and computer program products. The user equipment method, comprises: on reception of a trigger instructing modification of an access stratum radio bearer, preventing release of an associated non-access stratum bearer. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170155639

Secure unified cloud storage

A request is made by a client to be authenticated by a first cloud storage server that may be associated with a first service provider. An identity federation request is sent from the client to the first cloud storage server, wherein the identity federation request seeks to federate a user account of the client on the first cloud storage server with a user account of the client on a second cloud storage server that may be associated with a second service provider. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170155616

Methods and apparatuses to centralize notifications addressed to a user

A technique is provided for a notification manager to centralize notifications intended for a user. The technique includes establishing a first communication channel with a first communication equipment operated by the user, collecting regularly a first set of notifications from a first content server, collecting regularly a second set of notifications from a second content server, aggregating regularly the first set of notifications and second set of notifications into a first set of aggregated notifications, adapting regularly the first set of aggregated notifications according to characteristics of a communication equipment of the user, and transmitting regularly the first set of aggregated notifications to the first communication equipment.. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170155576

Control of protection switching in a communication network

It is disclosed a method for controlling the protection switching in a communication network having a ring topology. The method applies when a lockout of protection command is applied at a node, a bidirectional failure occurs on a span connecting the node to an adjacent node, and the lockout of protection command is subsequently removed. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170155482

Method and apparatus for resource allocation between multiple cells based on coordinated multipoint

An object of the invention is providing methods, devices and a system for resource allocation between multiple cells based on coordinated multipoint. One or more second devices determines, based on one or more coordinated multipoint simulation scenarios, benefit metric information corresponding to the coordinated multipoint simulation scenario; and the first device determines resource allocation information corresponding to an associated device based on the benefit metric information. ... Alcatel Lucent

06/01/17 / #20170155454

Apparatus, method and computer program for a receiver of an optical signal

A technique is provided for a receiver of an optical signal. The technique includes an apparatus that is configured to input digitized samples of the optical signal at a first sampling rate. ... Alcatel Lucent

05/11/17 / #20170134879

Method and apparatus for low cost machine type communication

Methods and apparatuses for use in a low cost machine type communication user equipment, wherein the low cost machine type communication user equipment communicates with a legacy base station, are provided. The method comprises adjusting at least one parameter relating to scheduling such that the legacy base station is to schedule the low cost machine type communication user equipment with a transmission block size less than a predefined size. ... Alcatel Lucent

05/04/17 / #20170126668

Access control with authentication

A technique is provided for authentication of a user accessing an access control device. The technique includes an application server that receives a request from a communication device associated with the user or the access control device. ... Alcatel Lucent

05/04/17 / #20170126295

Method and apparatus for obtaining downlink data in a massive mimo system

An objective of the application is to provide a method and apparatus for obtaining downlink data in a massive mimo system. Specifically, the base station transmits a downlink control signaling indicating downlink channel estimation information to a user equipment, wherein the downlink control signaling comprises corresponding effective channel mean value information; performs zero-forcing precoding to a to-be-transmitted signal on each subcarrier of a transmission sub-band; transmits the zero-forcing precoded signal to the user equipment. ... Alcatel Lucent

05/04/17 / #20170125915

Antenna with absorbent device

Antenna (1) presenting a concave reflector (10) defining a central axis of reflection z-z, comprising: a radome (20) adapted for mounting on said concave reflector (10), an absorbent device (50) adapted for absorbing electromagnetic waves, wherein a central axis y-y of the absorbent device (50), as being the axis perpendicular to the largest flat surface of the absorbent device (50), is substantially aligned along said central axis of reflection z-z.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

04/27/17 / #20170117967

Method of equalizing an optical transmission signal

Proposed is a method of equalizing an optical signal that has an overall bandwidth formed on a number of adjacent spectral slots, wherein the signal comprises a set of non-overlapping subcarrier signals. A distribution of the subcarrier signals onto the slots is such, that at least one slot is occupied by more than one subcarrier signal. ... Alcatel Lucent

04/20/17 / #20170111832

Method and apparatus for processing rlc/pdcp entities at a user equipment in a dual connectivity system

An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for processing rlc/pdcp entities at a user equipment in a dual connectivity system; when an uplink radio bearer is reconfigured from a first uplink bearer type between a user equipment and a primary and/or secondary base station into a second uplink bearer type between the user equipment and the secondary and/or primary base station, an rlc entity of the user equipment performing first uplink bearer type between a user equipment corresponding processing; the rlc entity transmitting indication information to a corresponding pdcp entity based on the processing; the pdcp entity performing processing based on the indication information, and transmitting pdcp pdu data corresponding to the uplink radio bearer through rlc entity corresponding to the second uplink bearer type. Compared with the prior art, the present invention provides a method of how to process rlc/pdp entities at a user equipment when an uplink radio bearer is reconfigured from one type of uplink radio bearer to another type of uplink radio bearer, particularly when the split radio bearer is reconfigured into an mcg bearer or an scg bearer.. ... Alcatel Lucent

04/20/17 / #20170111774

Safe handling of text messages

For a safe handling of text messages (mest) received by a communication device (cd) owned by a user, an application server (as) receives a request (req) from the communication device (cd), the request containing an identifier (idcd) of the communication device and presence data (datp) indicating that the communication device is associated with a service entity (se) via a wireless session, the service entity (se) being a vehicle, receives a text message (mest) having the user as recipient, and sends a message (mesc) to a network server (ns), the message (mesc) including at least a part of the content of the text message (mest), the network server (ns) generating a voice message (mesv) from the content of the message (mesc) and providing the voice message (mesv) via an audio call to the communication device (cd).. . ... Alcatel Lucent

04/20/17 / #20170111401

Call server for optimizing gateway resources

A call server for optimizing the use of the resources in a media gateway of a core network, this call server being configured to receive a session setup request message decide to accept or to reject the session setup request as a function of the load of a gateway controlled by this call server retrieve an internal priority value assigned to an incoming sip trunk linked to this core network and carrying this session setup request message and decide to accept or to reject the session setup request also as a function of the internal priority value assigned to an incoming sip trunk carrying this session setup request message.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

04/13/17 / #20170104551

A method for provisioning optical connections in an optical network

A technique is provided for provisioning optical connections in an optical network. The technique includes providing a plurality of connection demands, selecting working paths and provisioning working optical connections to satisfy all priority demands, selecting protection paths disjoint from the working paths and provisioning protection optical connections to satisfy all priority demands, computing a first virtual transparent topology consisting of a first remaining available capacity of the provisioned optical connections, selecting working paths within the virtual transparent topology and provisioning transparent tunnels satisfying all non-priority demands, selecting working paths and provisioning additional working optical connections to satisfy any remaining non-priority demands, computing a second virtual topology consisting of a second remaining available capacity, and selecting protection paths within the second transparent virtual topology and provisioning transparent tunnels to protect a non-priority demand using the second remaining capacity.. ... Alcatel Lucent

04/06/17 / #20170099693

Method of measurement enhancement on turned-off small cell for dual connectivity

The invention discloses a method, at a primary e nb, of measurement enhancement on a turned-off small cell for dual connectivity, the method including: obtaining off-status information of the turned-off small cell from a secondary e nb; transmitting the off-status information to a ue; receiving a measurement report transmitted from the ue about the turned-off small cell; deciding to configure the ue with the dual connectivity; transmitting a request to the secondary e nb to set up the dual connectivity; and receiving an acknowledgement command of the secondary e nb, wherein when the acknowledgement command includes an acknowledgement of the secondary e nb for accepting setting up of the dual connectivity, the method further includes: transmitting rrc connection reconfiguration information to the ue, so that the ue accesses the secondary e nb and sets up the dual connectivity according to the reconfiguration information.. . ... Alcatel Lucent

03/30/17 / #20170093588

Manipulation and restoration of authentication challenge parameters in network authentication procedures

A challenge manipulation and restoration capability is provided for use during network authentication. A mobile device (md) and a subscriber server (ss) each have provisioned therein a binding key (b-key) that is associated with a subscriber identity of a network authentication module (nam) of the md. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/30/17 / #20170093520

Method and devices for controlling signal transmission during a change of data rate

The present invention provides a method for controlling transmission of a signal between a transmitter and a receiver during a phase of change of a signal data rate. The method comprises, when the change is requested, informing the transmitter and receiver of a start of a transition phase. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/30/17 / #20170093512

Clock interface with propagation delay calibration function

A clock interface includes measuring unit configured to receive a 1pps input signal from a galvanic isolated transceiver, and measure a propagation delay of at least one of the 1pps input signal and an 1pps output signal; and a local ptp engine configured to receive the 1pps input signal and compensate the 1pps input signal using the measured propagation delay. After measuring starts, the clock interface sequentially pulls up a 1pps input of the local ptp engine to a high level; disconnects a 1pps input and a 1pps output of the transceiver from the upstream timing master and a downstream timing slave, respectively; disconnects ground of the transceiver from the chassis ground, and connects the chassis side ground of the transceiver to a digital ground inside the clock interface; and connects the ipps input and the 1pps output of the transceiver to measuring unit, respectively.. ... Alcatel Lucent

03/30/17 / #20170093503

Secure data transmission via spatially multiplexed optical signals

A system, for example an optical communication system, includes an optical transmitter. The transmitter is configured to direct towards an optical fiber a spatially multiplexed optical signal. ... Alcatel Lucent








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