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User equipment, network node and methods performed therein

Embodiments herein may relate to a method performed by a network node (115). The network node defines one or more parameters of a coverage enhanced physical random access channel configuration index, ce pci, for one or more physical random access channel, prach, resource sets, each of the one or more prach resource sets is associated with a coverage level whereby a different ce pci is defined for each coverage level. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Scheduling for half-duplex user equipment

A network node identifies a fixed periodic pattern to be used for scheduling a half-duplex (hd) user equipment (ue), the fixed periodic pattern defining a sequence of at least one downlink (dl) subframe, then at least one guard period, and then at least one uplink (ul) subframe. The network node then performs dl assignments for the network node according to the fixed periodic pattern and transmits ul grants to the ue according to the fixed periodic pattern.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Nr rar synchronization sequence selection

According to certain embodiments, a method for use in a network node comprises broadcasting a synchronization signal (ss) to one or more wireless devices. The ss comprises basic information about the network node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Modulation specific measurement power offset reporting in lte license assisted access systems

There is disclosed a method for operating a radio node (10, 100) in a wireless communication network. The method comprises determining a power backoff indication based on a modulation. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Optimized broadcasting of system information messages

The present disclosure relates to a network node, a network control node, a wireless device and corresponding methods for optimized broadcasting of system information messages in a wireless network. The disclosure proposes a method, performed in a wireless device, of assessing system information perception capability in a wireless network that is arranged to broadcast system information on at least two frequency carriers. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Network nodes and methods therein for enabling events triggered by a wireless device to be reported in a wireless communications network

A method performed by a first network node operating in a wireless communication network for enabling events triggered by a wireless device served by the first network node to be reported in the wireless communications network is provided. The first network node determines that an event has been triggered by the wireless device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Recipient usage indication for carrier frequency

A radio device (100) receives a radio transmission on a carrier frequency. While receiving the radio transmission, the radio device (100) transmits an indication that the carrier frequency is in use by the radio transmission to the radio device (100). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Handling of acknowledgement in wireless radio ad-hoc networks

There is provided mechanisms for handling acknowledgements from nodes in a wireless radio ad-hoc network. A method is performed by a gateway of the wireless radio ad-hoc network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Reference signal configuration for cell coordination

A node including processing circuitry including a processor, and a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to: determine a cluster of a plurality of cells, assign at least one zp csi-rs configuration to each of the plurality of cells of the cluster, assign to each cell in the plurality of cells of the cluster a respective nzp csi-rs configuration in which each of the nzp csi-rs configurations assigned to respective cells in the cluster partially overlapping the at least one zp csi-rs configuration, and cause a first cell of the plurality of cells of the cluster to transmit, within a subframe, based on the at least one zp csi-rs configuration and the nzp csi-rs configuration assigned to the first cell.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

A network architecture, an optical communication network and use of an md-wss

A network architecture for an optical communication network, an optical communication network configured according to the network architecture and a method for interconnecting via a md-wss are provided. The network comprises at least a first odn, an md-wss having a plurality of ports, and at least a first node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Method of transmitting communications traffic, transmitter and communications transmission system

A method of transmitting communications traffic, the method comprising steps of receiving a sequence of communications traffic bits; and mapping the sequence of communications traffic bits onto a respective one of a plurality of transmission symbols for transmission during a symbol time. Each transmission symbol is identified by a respective first symbol identifier indicative of a respective one or more of a plurality, m, of wavelengths for a transmission signal and a respective second symbol identifier indicative of a respective one or more of a plurality, n, of optical fibres on which to transmit the transmission signal.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Progressive advanced csi feedback

Methods, wireless devices and base stations for determining multi-beam channel state information, csi are provided. According to one aspect, embodiments include a method of determining multi-beam channel state information, csi. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Communication device, first radio node, second radio node, and methods therein, for determining whether to allow a first vehicle to overtake a vehicle platoon

Method performed by a communication device (150) to determine whether to allow a first vehicle (111) to overtake a vehicle platoon (120). The platoon (120) comprises two or more second vehicles (121, 122, 123, 124). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Centralized power meter and centralized power calculation method

The present disclosure provides a centralized power meter for a signal processing circuit, comprising: m sample buffers, each configured to buffer samples respectively from at least one of n sources, and trigger a request for power calculation of the buffered samples in response to the buffered samples, the request having a corresponding priority; a switch, configured to route the requests from the m sample buffers to one or more power calculation cores; the one or more power calculation cores, each configured to retrieve the samples from the sample buffer in an order of their corresponding priorities, in response to the routed requests, and to perform power calculation of the retrieved samples, wherein n and m are integers no less than 1, and n is no less than m. The present disclosure further provides a centralized power calculation method.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242392

Method and device for determining cluster-heads

. . . . Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to determining cluster-heads for a cluster and operating strategy and methods of the cluster-heads. A device selects candidate cluster-heads from a cluster of devices. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242387

Maintaining user plane session and restoring control plane session in case of control plane module failure of gateway for multicast transmissions

For managing multicast transmissions in a cellular network, a control plane module (162) of a gateway node (160) of the cellular network establishes one or more control plane sessions associated with the multicast transmissions. Further, a user plane module (164) of the gateway node (160) establishes one or more user plane sessions associated with the multicast transmissions. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242383

Multipath control of data streams

A method, by a multipath control entity (100), to control a transmission of a user data plane stream via different network technologies between a mobile entity (200) and a proxy (300), wherein the user data plane stream is exchanged between the mobile entity (200) and an application server (410) connected to the proxy (300). It is determined which network technologies are supported by the mobile entity (200), and which network technologies are available for the mobile entity (200). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242376

Methods and network nodes for managing establishment of a radio session

A radio network node (110) manages (a010) establishment of a current radio session between a user equipment (120) and the radio network node (110), wherein the current radio session is associated with a current set of characteristics relating to the radio network node (110) and/or the user equipment (120). During establishment of the current radio session, a core network node (130) retrieves (a080), based on the current set of characteristics, an indication about the mcs offset from a memory (141, 142) accessible by the core network node (130). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242365

Load distribution for random access

A wireless device (14a) is configured for use in a wireless communication system (10) for performing random access. The wireless device (14a) supports random access on a non-anchor carrier. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242347

Configuration of uplink transmission for a wireless device

There is provided mechanisms for providing configuration for uplink transmission to a wireless device. A method is performed by a network node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242327

Systems and methods of reducing interference in a wireless communications system

Systems and method of reducing interference in a wireless communication system are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method by a wireless device (105, 200, 300a, 300b, 500, 1105, 1205, 1207) comprises determining (409, 909) an uplink precoder (107) based on channel measurements on first and second downlink reference signal resources. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242318

Method and communications network for assigning enhanced physical downlink control channel resources

A method (40) performed in a communications network (1) is provided for assigning, in a cell (9), enhanced physical downlink control channel, epdcch, resources used in the communications network (1) for transmitting scheduling assignments. The method (40) comprises obtaining (41) a epdcch subframe pattern that is based on load in the cell (9), wherein the subframe pattern indicates epdcch enabled subframes and non-epdcch enabled subframes, and assigning (42) epdcch resources to a wireless device (3) according to the obtained epdcch subframe pattern. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242314

Methods and apparatuses for setting up a secondary uplink carrier in a communications network

Embodiments herein relate to a method, performed by a radio network controller, (rnc) for setting up a secondary uplink carrier. The rnc sends a dedicated radio link message to a network node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242289

Transmission and reception of grant for resources

A method for transmitting grant for resources to a wireless device is disclosed. The method is performed by a network node and comprises transmitting the grant for resources to the wireless device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242286

Methods for determining a harq-ack codebook size for a user equipment and base station

An embodiment herein discloses a method performed by a base station, bs. The bs determines a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement, harq-ack, codebook size for a user equipment, ue, based on data to be transmitted in a data transmission to the ue. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242282

Methods and devices for downlink control channel transmission and detection in a wireless communication system

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, devices and computer program for downlink control channel transmission and detection. According to one or more embodiments, a method implemented in a network device comprises: selecting, for a terminal device, at least one set of downlink control channel candidates from two or more sets of downlink control channel candidates. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242280

Decoding margin based configuration of transmission properties

The present disclosure relates to methods of configuring transmission properties in a radio network node. More particularly the disclosure pertains to configuring transmission properties based on a successful decoding of one or more transport blocks. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242271

Coordination of simultaneous multi-rat camping

The present invention relates to the coordination of simultaneous multi-rat camping in in a wireless communication network that provides radio access for a terminal device via at least a first and second wireless radio access operating with different radio access technologies. The improved multi-rat camping is achieved by transmitting, by a network node, an indication regarding a set of camping areas, cas, including a first set of camping areas being associated with the first rat and a second set of camping areas being associated with the second rat; performing, by the terminal device, camping in a coverage area defined based on the set of cas; and updating, by the terminal device, the communication network with a geographic location of the terminal device a) when the terminal device enters a new coverage area being different from the coverage area defined by both the first and second set of cas as a first mechanism, or b) when the terminal device enters a new coverage area being different from the coverage area defined by one of the first and second set of cas as a second mechanism.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242265

System and method providing optimizations for reduced transmit power control frequency operation

A method in a radio network controller (130) is disclosed. The method comprises determining (1204) a decimation factor for a transmit power control (tpc) algorithm, the tpc algorithm comprising a power control algorithm according to which tpc commands for controlling a transmit power of a wireless device (110) are discontinuously transmitted to the wireless device by a network node (115), the decimation factor indicating a predefined number of slots, wherein one out of the predefined number of slots is for transmitting a tpc command to the wireless device; upon determining the decimation factor for the tpc algorithm, modifying (1208) one or more parameters related to tpc to optimize tpc using the tpc algorithm having the determined decimation factor; and configuring (1212) the network node to control the transmit power of the wireless device according to the tpc algorithm and the one or more modified parameters.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242258

Power adjustment of a radio head of an indoor radio system

There is provided a method and corresponding devices for enabling power adjustment of a radio head of an indoor radio system. Basically, the method comprises identifying (s1), based on signal strength measurements in relation to wireless communication 5 devices connected to the radio head, presence of a wall of a building in which the indoor radio system is located, and triggering (s2) an adjustment of transmit power of the radio head to align the radio head coverage with the wall.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242234

Methods and systems for autonomous device selection of transmission resources

A method and device for transmitting information in a telecommunication system are described. A device (ue) selects which one of two or more radio access technologies (rats) or, which one of two or more frequency bands, to use for transmission of a data signal. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242231

Electronic transceiver device, method and computer program

An electronic transceiver device is arranged to operate in a cellular communication system, where the cellular communication system has a network node arranged to transmit control information by sweeping a cell with multiple consecutive beams where each beam covers a part of the cell and repeats at least a part of the control information. The electronic transceiver device comprises a receiver arranged to receive signals from the network node, wherein the receiver is configured to receive a first signal from a first beam and a second signal from a second beam of the beams provided by the network node; a memory arranged to store at least information received in the first signal; and a signal processor arranged to form hypotheses of differences in the received information of the first and second signals for soft-combining the information of the first and second signals; and upon a hypothesis indicating successful soft-combining of the first and the second signals, decode control information carried by the first and second signals. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242210

Efficient uplink measurement signal rx and tx window allocation with timing misalignment

A ue (22) in handover consideration transmits an uplink measurement signal comprising repetitions of a predetermined identity code. Network access nodes (18, 20) that are candidate handover target nodes receive the signal and use it for channel quality and timing offset measurements. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242205

Systems and methods of handing over a wireless device

Systems and methods of handing over a wireless device 300 are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method performed by a source base station 100 of handing over a wireless device 300 from the source base station 100 to a target base station 200 may include determining that a wireless device 300 is to be handed over from the source base station 100 to the target base station 200. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242196

Gateway weight factor and load information

A mobility management node (e.g., mme) for selecting a network access gateway node (e.g., pgw) when establishing a pdn connection for a radio terminal to a pdn identified by an apn, which mobility management node is configured to operatively manage the mobility for the radio terminal and which access gateway node is configured to operatively act as a network access gateway to the pdn so as to provide connectivity for the radio terminal to the pdn.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242193

Traffic steering between wireless access networks

A terminal receives criteria from a first wireless access network. The criteria comprise reporting criteria and steering criteria. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242189

Cooperation between wireless communication networks

Network nodes and methods therein are provided for cooperation between different wireless communications networks, such as between a 3gpp network and a wlan. Information related to a buffer status of at least one wireless device is provided by a first network node operating in a first wireless communication network, to a second network node operating in a second wireless communication network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242183

Communication terminal, radio network node and methods therein

Embodiments herein disclose e.g. A method performed by a communication terminal for handling signal measurements in a wireless communication network (1). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242179

Selection of a carrier in multi-carrier operation system

Radio network devices (30, 31) operative in a wireless communication network are autonomously distributed among available narrowband carriers for receiving and transmitting messages from and to the network according to each device's (30, 31) required enhanced coverage level, and the enhanced coverage levels supported by each narrowband carrier. Information about the narrowband carriers, including at least which enhanced coverage levels each carrier supports, is broadcast in a cell. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242175

Method and a first network entity for handling control plane context information

The disclosure relates to a method for a first network entity of handling control plane context information relating to wireless devices. The first network entity is configured with a first context replication domain. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242167

Radio base station

A radio base station (101; 601) for a radio telecommunications network (100) comprising a radio unit (103) configured to transmit and receive radio telecommunication signals and a switch unit (104). The radio base station further comprises a local digital unit (105) configured to process digital baseband signals received from the radio unit (103) and generate digital baseband signals sent to the radio unit (103). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242161

Distributed management of network slices using a gossip protocol

A method of distributed management of network slices is provided, wherein each network slice comprises one or more network elements and provides one or more devices with network connectivity to services. The method is performed in a network element of a communications system and comprises: receiving, by means of a gossip protocol, information from one or more neighboring network elements; and performing, based on the received information, an action relating to one or more network slices, which network slices provide a first device with wireless connectivity to a service. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242159

Methods and devices for requesting and assigning resources in an unlicensed spectrum

The invention relates to methods and devices of requesting and assigning resources in an unlicensed spectrum. The invention further relates to computer programs for causing the devices to perform the methods according to the invention, and corresponding computer program products. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242143

Computer program, computer-readable storage medium transmitting device, receiving device and methods performed therein for transferring background user data

Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a transmitting device (12) for transferring background user data to a receiving device (10) in a communication network (1). The transmitting device (12) intercepts a packet, which packet comprises foreground user data in a payload field of the packet. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242142

Wireless device, network node, and methods and computer programs for the same

There is provided a method of a wireless terminal arranged to operate in a communication network including communication capabilities according to a first radio access technology, rat, and a second rat with the wireless terminal. The method comprises transmitting data to a network node of the communication network or connected to the communication network via a connection using the first rat. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242139

D2d and cellular operation on different carrier frequencies or frequency bands

The present disclosure pertains to a d2d enabled node for a wireless communication network, the d2d enabled node being adapted for a combination of carriers or bands comprising at least two carriers or bands (f1, f2), wherein the d2d enabled node is adapted to use at least one of the two carriers or bands (f1, f2) for d2d operation and at least one of the others of the at least two carriers or bands (f1, f2) for cellular operation. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242118

Decoding messages based on group ids

In accordance with certain embodiments, there is disclosed herein a method for decoding a received message. The method comprises determining one or more non-reserved group ids associated with a first wireless device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242114

Radio network node, a wireless device and methods therein

A radio network node (rnn) 106 and a method therein for indicating scheduling of system information (si) messages in a wireless communications network 100. The rnn and a wireless device 108 are operating in the wireless communications network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180242101

Determining a position of a wireless device in a cellular network

Systems and method of determining a position of a wireless device are presented. In one exemplary embodiment, a method is performed by a network node (201, 207, 300, 400, 500, 700, 800, 900) for determining a position of a wireless device (209) in a wireless communication system (200). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241997

Extension data handling

A length indicator associated with an encoded representation of a slice is parsed. The length indicator is indicative of a length of an extension field present in a slice header of the encoded representation. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241844

Control signalling in sdn architecture networks

There is provided a software-defined networking, sdn, architecture network, comprising a first network node (100) and a second network node (300), the first network node being configured to transmit data packets comprising: user data packets belonging to two or more user data packet flows, the user data packets of each user data packet flow comprising user data plane information; and control data packets each comprising osi layer 7, l7, information for controlling the processing by the second node of the user data packets of a respective one of the user data packet flows. The sdn architecture network further comprises an sdn architecture forwarding element configured to forward user data packets received from the first node towards the second node using forwarding information that links a forwarding address to information in an ip 5-tuple of a data packet. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241839

Caching in wireless communication networks

A network reporting entity (nre) and a user equipment (ue) as well as a respective method therein for use in a wireless communication network for enabling controlling data transfer between the ue and a network cache are provided. The nre receives, from the ue, a request to start reporting network status and transmits, to the ue, information regarding the status of the network, the information pertaining to whether network condition is in a state where a data transfer is preferred or not, wherein the nre obtains the information regarding the status of the network from the network conditions information entity (ncie). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241814

A system, a node, a method in a communication network and a computer program and corresponding computer program product

An object of the present invention is to develop scalable and decentralized cloud platforms. That is achieved by introducing geographical process look-up. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241784

P-cscf recovery and reregistration

A method in an ip multimedia subsystem, ims, of a telecommunications network. The loss of a secure association between a p-cscf of the ims and a user equipment, ue, served by the p-cscf is detected, or a ue is relocated from a further p-cscf to the first mentioned p-cscf. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241782

Methods and devices for detecting and correlating data packet flows in a lawful interception system

The following disclosure relates a method and mediation device (100) in a lawful interception (li) system for detecting and correlating copies of sip and rtp flows, from different domains eps or ims, said method comprising to determine a unique ims communication identity number, ims cin, and a corresponding correlation set of identifiers, storing each unique ims cin together with its correlation set for an intercepted communication session, correlating a sip or rtp flow received from one domain to the same sip or rtp flows of the same communication session received from the other domain by comparing the flow identity information of the received flow to the stored correlation sets for identifying a matching correlation set and its unique ims cin and sending to a lea requesting for li of the target said received sip or rtp flow comprising said identified unique ims cin for a matching correlation set.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241687

Technique for multi-connectivity

A technique for sending data packets in a radio access network (304) including a master base station (308) and a secondary base station (310) for providing multi-connectivity to a user equipment (306) is described. As to a method aspect of the technique, at least one first data packet to be transmitted through the secondary base station (310) to the user equipment (306) is sent via a first link (314). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241650

Aggregate energy consumption across a network

This disclosure relates to determining aggregate energy consumption associated with sending content (e.g., media content, such as a video file, audio file, etc.) across a network. For example, node 106a receives a network packet from server 104 and forwards the packet to node 106b. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241600

Time domain in continuous dft-s-ofdm for sidelobes reduction

Goal of the application is providing an alternative to the n-continuous algorithm in frequency domain for sidelobes reduction (oob) suitable for sc-fdma. A part of the time domain symbols is used as correction signal to ensure continuity of the signal and its derivatives at symbol boundaries, ie between previous symbol and guard interval (can be zero padding or cyclic pre-fix) of current symbol. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241594

Selective power amplifier

A transmitter comprising a power amplifier, a phase modulator, a switched dc-dc converter, all operating in dual mode, and a controller is disclosed. The power amplifier is arranged to selectively operate either in a first mode or in a second mode, wherein the first mode is a linear mode and the second mode is a non-linear mode in order to save power with least increasing cost in hardware. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241524

Method and apparatus for separate scheduling of uplink data and reference signal transmissions in a communication network

According to one aspect of the teachings herein, a base station (20) schedules the transmission of uplink reference signals by a wireless device (16) separately from scheduling uplink data transmissions by the device (16). The separate scheduling may be done at specific times, under specific conditions, and with respect to specific devices (16) or groups of devices (16). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241522

Listen before talk for reference signals in mimo systems

According to certain embodiments, a method in a first wireless device (10a) comprises determining (100) an intended pilot sequence that the first wireless device (10a) intends to send to an access node (20), determining (112-116) whether another wireless device (10b; 10n) is using a similar pilot sequence, and transmitting (122) the intended pilot sequence to the access node (20) in a next available time instance in response to a determination that another wireless device (10b, 10n) is not using the similar pilot sequence.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241521

Cluster-specific reference signal configuration for cell coordination

A node for managing cell coordination is provided. The node includes processing circuitry including a processor, and a memory. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241514

Dynamic ul prb resource allocation

A method for dynamic allocation of radio ul physical resource block pairs of a plurality of subframes in a cell of an fdma ran. For each of the plurality of subframes, using a bandwidth layout in frequency domain for an ul bandwidth of the cell, in which the bandwidth layout has an inner region for a pusch positioned between outer regions for a pucch. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241501

Check positions within a transport block

A radio node (52) in a wireless communication system (10) employs multiple different candidate formats (22) that define different possible positions of decoding checks (24) within a transport block of a specific size. The radio node (52) determines, from these different candidate formats (22), a format that defines a position of decoding checks (24) within a transport block (16) to be encoded or decoded. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241484

Mechanisms for reporting a faulty antenna port

There is provided mechanisms for reporting a faulty antenna port at a transmitting radio device. A method is performed by a receiving radio device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241456

Determination of a preferred beam in a cellular communication network employing signal beamforming

A method for acquiring an indication of a preferred beam of a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method is performed in a network node of a cellular communication network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241451

Radio transmitter for distortion mitigation

A transmitter for radio transmission to one or more receivers over a channel described at least in part by a channel matrix h, the transmitter comprising a pre-coder connected to an antenna array via a transmit unit, the antenna array comprising a number m of antenna elements am, m=1, 2, . . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241441

Distributed antenna combining

A receiver (10) featuring a distributed antenna combining system performs two stages of antenna combining. An antenna array (30) receives (102) l streams, or information flows, from ues (20), and outputs antenna signals on n antenna ports. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241421

Signal distribution network

There is provided a signal distribution network for an antenna arrangement comprising signal interfaces and antenna elements. The signal distribution network comprises a first signal processing module operatively connected between antenna elements and k of the signal interfaces. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241416

Decoding of messages

Decoding of a first message is disclosed, wherein first and second messages are encoded by a code (represented by a state machine) to produce first and second code words, which are received over a communication channel. A plurality of differences (each corresponding to a hypothesized value of a part of the first message) between the first and second messages are hypothesized. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241402

Low-noise oscillator amplitude regulator

A frequency generation solution controls an oscillator amplitude using two feedback paths to generate high frequency signals with lower power consumption and lower noise. A first feedback path provides continuous control of the oscillator amplitude responsive to an amplitude detected at the oscillator output. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241359

Amplifier, filter, communication apparatus and network node

A differential amplifier comprises a first differential circuitry structure including a first part comprising at least one branch of transistors and a second part comprising at least one branch of transistors, and a second circuitry structure. The second cicuitry structure has a first non-linear device and a second non-linear device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180241234

Methods and charge controllers for charging of battery in electric vehicle

An on-board charge controller (100) of an electric vehicle, a central charge controller (104), and methods therein, for handling battery charge. The central charge controller (104) receives reports from two electric vehicles (100, 102) comprising intended routes to destinations to be travelled by the electric vehicles and an indication of their current battery charge level (100c, 102c). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/23/18 / #20180239648

Technique for reconfiguring a virtual machine

A technique for reconfiguring a virtual machine in a cloud computing environment is disclosed. A method implementation of the technique comprises receiving (s310) a reconfiguration request from an application (110) being executed on the virtual machine in the cloud computing environment, the reconfiguration request indicating a desired resource allocation for the virtual machine, sending (s312) a reconfiguration response to the application (110), the reconfiguration response including a reconfiguration offer indicating a possible resource allocation for the virtual machine, receiving (s316) a reconfiguration acknowledgement from the application (110) indicating acceptance of the reconfiguration offer, and triggering (s318) reconfiguration of the virtual machine so as to allocate resources to the virtual machine according to the accepted reconfiguration offer.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180235006

Method for channel access and related network node

A method for channel access performed by a network node in a first wireless system is disclosed. In the method, the network node detects one or more wireless systems coexisted with the first wireless system on a channel, the channel operating on a shared spectrum. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180235005

Technique for determining a channel width of a channel used in a wireless communication network

The disclosure pertains to determining a channel width of a channel in a wireless communication network. An aspect is directed to a device (1200, 1300) configured to determine a quality indicator for each of a plurality of channels, determine, from the plurality of channels, a first subset of channels, the quality indicators of which meeting a first requirement, combine at least two adjacent channels of the first subset of channels to a combined channel, and perform a listen before talk, lbt, operation in the combined channel. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234984

Method of adapting radio resources, device and computer program

A method of adapting radio resources based on physical conditions in a device for wireless communication is disclosed. The method comprises determining radio conditions, mapping the radio conditions to a metric, reporting the radio conditions to a handler of radio resources, and using the reported radio conditions and their mappings to the metric by the handler for radio resource operations. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234979

Method and network node for scheduling

A method (20) of scheduling performed by a network node (3) is disclosed. The network node (3) comprises a distributed local oscillator architecture in which elements (181, . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234964

Transmitting device, receiving device, controlling node, and methods therein, for transmitting a block to the receiving device

Method performed by a transmitting device for transmitting a block to a receiving device, both devices operating in a wireless communications network. The block comprises four bursts, which further comprise fields for uplink state flags (usf), stealing flags (sf), and data/header bits. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234944

Methods and devices for inclusion of data in paging messages

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and computer programs in mobile communications. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a method, performed in a network node, for transmitting data to a wireless device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234887

Service level agreement in radio base station

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of service delivery. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a technique of supporting provisioning of a service from a wireless communication network associated with an operator to one or more end devices. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234861

Controller node, method and computer programrat

A method of a controller node arranged to act with or within a cellular radio access network, ran, is disclosed. The method comprises determining mobility data for ues in active mode in at least a part of the ran, estimating mobility data for ues in idle mode in the at least the part of the ran and determining reliability of the mobility data estimates, causing the ran to page, when reliability of mobility data estimates of a set of the idle ues is below a threshold, the set of the idle ues and receive updated position information for the mobility data estimates, and determining a mobility situation within the at least the part of the ran from the determined mobility data for the active ues and the estimated mobility data for the idle ues. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234859

Provision of coverage for a wireless communication network by using moving base stations on robots or drones

A plurality of mobile robots provide a radio coverage area of a wireless communication network. Each mobile robot comprises a radio base station of the wireless communication network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234838

Storage of ue contexts in ran for inactive ues

Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to configuration of a periodic updating timer for, e.g., a radio access network (ran)-controlled inactive state. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a ran node in a cellular communications network comprises configuring a user equipment (ue) with a timer value t for a periodic updating timer. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234826

Update indication information

According to a first exemplary embodiment of the invention, a method provides update indication information from a radio network node to one or more wireless devices unreachable via a paging channel or a machine-type communication, mtc, control channel. The method comprises generating (112) an update signal comprising a downlink control information, dci, message by including the update indication information in the update signal, the update indication information comprising at least one indication unrelated to paging the one or more wireless devices, and transmitting (122) the update signal to the one or more wireless devices via a physical downlink control channel, pdcch, when the one or more wireless devices are unreachable via the paging channel or the mtc control channel. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234822

Method and control node for handling incoming communication in a vehicle

A method and a control node for handling incoming communication directed to a first wireless device when a user of the first wireless device is driving a vehicle. The control node detects a second wireless device that is present in the vehicle. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234724

Video bitstream processing for enabling tune-in

Chunks (12, 14) of encoded video data of a streamed video bitstream (1) are stored and encoded video data is decoded to form decoded video data to be output for display. A selected portion (12) of the stored chunks (12, 14) or selected sub-chunks (25, 27) of the stored chunks (20, 22) for a previous, already played out part (3) of the streamed video bitstream (1) is or are discarded while keeping selected stored chunks (14) or selected sub-chunks (21, 23) stored as navigation tune-in points. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234403

Data owner restricted secure key distribution

A content distribution system is described herein which enables a data owner of content to set one or more restrictions on a data consumer where the one or more restrictions need to be satisfied by a data consumer device before the data consumer has access to the content. In addition, the content distribution system's components are described herein which include a data owner device, a key server, a data consumer device, a data producer device, and a content server.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234345

Routing communications traffic packets across a communications network

A method (10) of routing communications traffic packets across a communications network comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of links interconnecting respective pairs of the nodes, the method comprising steps: a) for links of the network, obtaining a respective plurality of measurements of a parameter indicative of a quality of forwarding communications traffic packets across the link (12); b) for each said link, calculating from the respective plurality of measurements of the parameter an index indicative of a percentage of the respective plurality of measurements of the parameter for which the parameter satisfies a preselected threshold value of the parameter (14); and c) selecting a path for communications traffic packets across the communications network by selecting links for the path based on the respective index of each said link (16).. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234338

Using border gateway protocol to expose maximum segment identifier depth to an external application

A method implemented by a network device acting as a border gateway protocol (bgp) speaker, of exposing a maximum segment identifier depth (msd) value of the network device is described. The method comprises encoding the msd value into a bgp link state (bgp-ls) extension message. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234276

Prefixing of ofdm symbols to support variable subframe length

The present disclosure relates to a first radio node (300) configured for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm), comprising a receiver (310), a transmitter (320), a processor (330) and a memory (340) storing instructions executable by the processor (330) for causing the transmitter (320) in a first mode of operation with a first subcarrier spacing f1: to transmit a sequence of prefixed ofdm symbols, and in a second mode of operation with a second subcarrier spacing f2: to transmit a sequence of prefixed ofdm symbols, wherein the sequence of transmitted ofdm symbols is aligned with a predefined repeating radio frame, which is common to both the first and second modes of operation, or with an integer multiple of the predefined repeating radio frame; and the first and second subcarrier spacings are related by an integer factor, f1/f2=p or f1/f2=1/p, with p≠1 integer.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234224

System, method, and apparatus for selecting downlink control information format

Selecting a downlink control information (dci) format used for transmitting a dci message in a subframe. The subframe may be used to carry, for instance, voice communication data to support a voice over lte (volte) application or to otherwise provide downlink (dl) voice coverage. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234215

Control for bfd return path

A method is implemented by a network device to establish a bidirectional forwarding detection (bfd) session with a defined return path to enable detection of data plane failures between an active node and a passive node in a network where a forward path and a reverse path between the active node and the passive node are not co-routed. The method includes receiving a label switched path (lsp) ping including a bfd discriminator type length value (tlv) of the active node and a return path tlv describing a return path to the active node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234211

Downlink harq feedback transmission

The embodiments disclose a method for an access node in a wireless network, and the method comprises a step of determining a harq feedback for each of one or more harq processes, for each of the plurality of communication devices, a step of generating a harq feedback table for the plurality of communication devices and a step of transmitting the harq feedback table to the plurality of communication devices. The embodiments also disclose a method for a communication device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234200

Optical node

An optical node (100) is disclosed. The optical node (100) comprises first and second line ports (104, 106) for wavelength division multiplexing (wdm) signals and first and second pluralities of local add/drop ports (108, 110) for optical signals. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180234153

Low-power channel-state-information reporting mode

Techniques disclosed herein include a method carried out by a wireless device (1000) operating in a wireless communications network, where the method includes determining (710) a reporting quality threshold for a parameter related to channel state information, csi, and performing (720) a measurement for each of a plurality of beams from a first predetermined set of beams for evaluation. The method further includes evaluating (730) the measurement for each of the plurality of beams against the reporting quality threshold, and discontinuing (740) the performing and evaluating of measurements in response to determining that the reporting quality threshold is met for one of the beams, such that measurements are not performed and evaluated for one or more beams in the first predetermined set of beams. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180232327

Counter with reduced memory access

The invention relates to a counting unit (100) configured to count an amount of traffic events of a data packet traffic. The counting unit comprises a counting element (131) configured to store a value representing the amount of traffic events. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/16/18 / #20180232241

Distributed application execution based on device-specific support for platform-independent device functions

A computing device supports distributed application execution by sending a code module to different remote devices that have different device-specific support for a platform-independent device function, and sending, to at least two of the different remote devices, a platform-independent message indicating an event has occurred in order to trigger each of the at least two of the different remote devices to autonomously select a device-specific function from a plurality of device-specific functions, and execute the different device-specific support for the platform-independent device function. Each of the at least two of the different remote devices comprises an output interface and triggering each of the at least two of the different remote devices to execute the different device-specific support comprises triggering each of the at least two of the different remote devices to use their output interface for outputting differently from each other.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227978

Support of circuit switched service in a 5g core network

. . There are provided mechanisms for supporting a circuit switched (cs) service in a 5g core network (5gcn). A method is performed by a wireless device. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227976

Methods of operating network nodes in a communication network, and network nodes implementing the same

In one aspect, there is provided a method of operating a first network node in a first communication network that operates according to a first radio access technology, rat, the method comprising sending (1001) a request message (501; 601; 703; 801; 901) from the first network node to a second network node in a second communication network that operates according to a second rat to initiate, modify and/or stop aggregation of user traffic for a terminal device via the first network node and the second network node; wherein the first rat is different to the second rat.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227947

Uplink subframe shortening in time-division duplex (tdd) systems

A guard period for switching between uplink and downlink subframes is created by shortening an uplink subframe, i.e., by not transmitting during one or more symbol intervals at the beginning of the subframe interval. A grant message includes signaling indicating when a shortened subframe should be transmitted. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227941

Buffer status report

Depending on data (110) available in an uplink data buffer (400) of a communication device (10) for uplink transmission and further depending on uplink radio resources previously allocated to the communication device (10) for the uplink transmission in reoccurring time intervals, a fraction (111-1) of the data (110) available in the uplink data buffer (400) is determined. A buffer status report is sent to the cellular network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227931

Method for radio resource access and terminal device

The present disclosure provides a method (100) in a terminal device for radio resource access. The method (100) comprises: determining (s110) a terminal group to which the terminal device belongs, the terminal group having a first group priority; accessing (s120) radio resources that do not conflict with any terminal device belonging to any terminal group having a higher group priority than the first group priority.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227926

Methods used in control node and radio node and associated devices

The present disclosure discloses a method used in a control node and an associated control node. The method includes selecting one or more client radio nodes based on a directional link interference map (dlim) for all active links under control of the control node; for each of the selected one or more client radio nodes, determining one or more candidate links between the client radio node and other radio nodes; for each of the determined candidate links and all active links, determining a set of sounding and sensing related parameters; and transmitting the determined set of sounding and sensing related parameters for each of the determined candidate links and all active links to a transmitting node and a receiving node of the link. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227877

Methods and apparatuses for positioning based on signal correlation function characteristics feedback

A method, apparatus, and system are provided for facilitating positioning based on signal correlation function characteristic feedback. In an embodiment, the method may involve steps performed by a network node in communication with a 5 wireless communication device (wcd) and a plurality of base stations. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227865

Synchronization signal search

A wireless communication device in a cellular wireless communication system activates (402) radio receiver circuitry during repeated time windows. The repeated activation has a nominal repetition time interval, t, and each repeated time window has a window duration, dt. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227847

Access point device, station, and methods and computer programs therefor

An access point device comprising a transceiver configured to receive and send messages on a communication channel, and a controller configured to cause the transceiver to transmit beacon messages regularly on the communication channel is disclosed. The beacon messages include a first indication that data, for one or more stations arranged to communicate with the access point device over the communication channel, is buffered in a buffer associated with the access point device when data is buffered in the buffer. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227833

System information broadcasting in a wireless network

The invention refers to a method for providing system information to a user equipment, ue (100), wherein a first access node (140a) of a first radio cell selects (s03) a second cell to support the system information broadcasting, and sends (s04) a message to the second access node (140b) of the second cell, wherein said message is indicative of a request to jointly broadcast system information, and wherein said request is indicative of the system information to be broadcasted; the invention further refers to corresponding access nodes (140a, 140b) a user equipment, ue (100), and computer programs.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227832

Distribution of system access information in wireless communication system

The present disclosure relates to methods for efficiently transmitting system access information that is used by wireless terminals (200) to access a cell (20) in a wireless communication network (10). The system access information may include synchronization signals, system information, or reference signals used for channel estimation. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227814

Link switch in a wireless communication system

A wireless device (16) in a wireless communication system (10) is configured to perform measurements on a set of candidate links for supporting a network node (18) in the system (10) to make a decision as to which of the candidate links is to be a target link for a link switch. The wireless device (16) reports (e.g., at the physical layer) measured candidate links one link subset at a time in order of the wireless device's preference for the target link, until the wireless device (16) receives a target indication signal indicating which of the candidate links in the set is to be the target link. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227801

Predictive adaptive queue management

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of queue management. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a technique of adjusting adaptive queue management operation in a wireless communication network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227794

Methods and apparatuses for recovering data packet flow control against radio base station buffer run away

Recovery control is provided for recovering data packet flow control between a network node and a radio base station over a radio network interface. The base station communicates with at least one user equipment, ue, over a radio interface and measures information relating to a data transmission rate over the radio interface and an amount of a downlink packet queue in the base station associated with the ue communication. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227792

Service level agreement in radio base station

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of service delivery. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a technique of supporting provisioning of a service from a wireless communication network associated with an operator to one or more end devices. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227787

Prediction of quality of service of a possible future connection of a device to a wireless network

The disclosure relates to wireless networks, and more specifically to multiple access networks. This present disclosure provides for a method in a wireless device, for predicting quality of service of a possible future connection between the wireless device and one or more wireless networks. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227760

Selection of gateway node in a communication system

Methods and systems are provided for the selection of a gateway node by a mobile terminal when the mobile terminal attaches to an untrusted radio access network while the mobile terminal is roaming out of its home communication network and into a visited communication network. Methods and systems are also provided for the handling of a connection request to a gateway node by a mobile terminal when the mobile terminal attaches to an untrusted radio access network while the mobile terminal is roaming out of its home communication network and into a visited communication network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227757

Methods and devices of registering, verifying identity of, and invalidating non-sim mobile terminals accessing a wireless communication network

In a first aspect of the disclosure, a method performed by an application server (as) of registering a non-subscriber identity module (sim) mobile terminal with a wireless network is provided. The method comprises receiving a request for registration of the non-sim mobile terminal, the non-sim mobile terminal being associated with a trusted sim mobile terminal by means of an identifier of the non-sim mobile terminal, issuing a virtual international mobile station equipment identity (vimei) for the non-sim mobile terminal, providing an equipment identity register (eir), with the vimei, providing a certificate issuing entity in the network with the vimei, receiving, from the certificate issuing entity, a certificate issued based on the vimei, and providing the non-sim mobile terminal with the issued certificate.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227752

Interworking and integration of different radio access networks

The proposed technology generally relates to interworking and integration of different radio access networks, and more specifically to carrier aggregation between different radio access networks such as a cellular radio access network, e.g. A 3gpp network, on one hand and a wlan network such as wi-fi, on the other hand. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227749

Node and method for managing a packet data network connection

Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a serving gateway, a core network node and a policy control and charging rules function, as well as corresponding methods therein, for managing a packet data network connection of a wireless device.. . ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227746

Systems and methods for updating subscriber data

Systems and methods for updating subscriber data are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a serving node in a communication network for updating subscriber data includes receiving a modification of subscriber data for one or more subscribers and determining if updates to the subscriber data for the one or more subscribers are needed now. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227718

Method and apparatus for facilitating multicast communication

Methods, apparatus and computer program products for improving multi-cast communication. A method implemented at a server comprises determining at least one cluster; determining a mapping between one of the at least one cluster and at least one bearer; indicating the determined mapping to a radio access network (ran); and multicasting a message using a first bearer via the ran, the first bearer being selected from the at least one bearer based on the mapping. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227434

Method and network entity for control of charging for value added service (vas)

The present disclosure provides a method (200) in a network entity for control of charging for value added service (vas). The method (200) comprises: determining (s210) a vas provision status associated with a user traffic, the vas provision status indicating a set of vass provided for the user traffic; and generating (s220) a vas charging policy for the user traffic based on the vas provision status.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227330

Service control awareness for call routing between packet switched telephony domain and circuit switched telephony domain

A telecommunications network has a packet switched domain for handling packet based calls and a circuit switched telephony domain for handling circuit switched calls. A node of the packet switched telephony domain decides whether to terminate a call to a user equipment using a packet based connection to the user equipment or using a circuit switched connection to the user equipment. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227166

User equipment procedures to control uplink beamforming

In an aspect, a wireless device with a plurality of transmitter chains that can be selectively used to transmit a beam-formed signal determines a targeted receive power for the beam-formed signal, with respect to a target receiving device. The wireless device selects a number of the plurality of transmitter chains for forming the beam-formed signal, based on the targeted receive power and based on an estimated power consumption for each of the plurality of transmitter chains. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227097

Method and apparatus for allocating a pilot signal adapted to the channel characteristics

A set of different pilot structures are designed for use in different environments and/or different user behaviours that are expected to occur in a cell. The radio conditions for a user are estimated. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227084

Methods and devices for robustness enhancement in a wireless communication system

The present disclosure provides methods and devices for robustness enhancement in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of network nodes and a wireless communication device which is configured to be connected to the plurality of network nodes including a first network node. Embodiments disclosed herein describe a first network node, a wireless communication device, a method in the first network node, a method in the wireless communication device, a wireless communication system and a non-transitory machine-readable medium. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227036

Method of selecting operation antennas in a receiver, communication device and computer program

A method of selecting operation antennas in a multiple input receiver having a plurality of antennas connected to respective antenna ports of the receiver may be provided to save energy and/or other resources. The method comprises determining pairwise correlation of propagation channels among the plurality of antenna ports, respectively, determining a candidate first number of antenna ports to use for operation, selecting the first number of antenna ports among the plurality of antenna ports, wherein the selecting comprises selecting antenna ports based on mutual correlation among the plurality of antennas, and operating the multiple input receiver using the selected first number of antenna ports if there is no significant performance gain from using all of the plurality of antenna ports. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180227014

Methods and devices for determining termination characteristics of an electrically conductive line

The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for communication systems comprising an electrically conductive line. The disclosure proposes a method in a line estimation device for determining termination characteristics of an electrically conductive line in a communication system. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180226977

Quadrature phase detector circuit, quadrature phase corrector, multi-antenna radio circuit, radio station and method

A quadrature phase detector circuit for a multi-antenna radio circuit comprising a plurality of frequency synthesizers using a common reference oscillator signal is disclosed. The quadrature phase detector comprises a first circuit arranged to collect a first state value indicating an inner state of a first quadrature signals generating frequency divider circuit of a first frequency synthesizer of the plurality of frequency synthesizers and a second state value indicating an inner state of a second quadrature signals generating frequency divider circuit of a second frequency synthesizer of the plurality of frequency synthesizers, a second circuit arranged to determine from the first state value and the second state value whether quadrature signals of the first frequency synthesizer and quadrature signals of the second frequency synthesizer are in-phase or out-of-phase, and a third circuit arranged to provide an output signal indicating whether the quadrature signals of the first frequency synthesizer and the quadrature signals of the second frequency synthesizer are in-phase or out-of-phase.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/09/18 / #20180226081

Filling of non-coded sub-vectors in transform coded audio signals

A spectrum filler for filling non-coded residual sub-vectors of a transform coded audio signal includes a sub-vector compressor configured to compress actually coded residual sub-vectors. A sub-vector rejecter is configured to reject compressed residual sub-vectors that do not fulfill a predetermined sparseness criterion. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220463

Bidirectional full duplex aware detection of transmission activity

A radio device (10) configures a full duplex radio link from the radio device (10) to a further radio device (100). The full duplex radio link supports simultaneous bidirectional transmission on a carrier frequency. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220461

Method and device for collision avoidance

Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to collision avoidance in a communication network. A method implemented by a device in a wireless communication network comprises: determining a first beam direction with a low interference condition by detecting potential interference associated with first data, the first beam direction being to be used for transmitting the first data; broadcasting a first message indicating the first beam direction for a predetermined time period; and in response to expiration of the predetermined time period, transmitting the first data in the first beam direction. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220460

Method and entity for transmitting in a communications system

The disclosure relates to a method (50) performed in an entity (11, 12) for transmitting in a communications system (10). The method (50) comprises assessing (51) a channel to be available for transmission by establishing an on-going transmission to have a received signal strength such as to allow simultaneous 5 transmission in view of a first clear channel assessment threshold; establishing (52) type of transmission of the on-going transmission; and determining (53), based on the established type of transmission, whether to transmit or to defer transmitting. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220457

Listen-before-talk with adaptive post-backoff wait time

The disclosure pertains to a radio node for a wireless communication network. The radio node is adapted for transmitting, based on a listen-before-talk, lbt, procedure, on at least one carrier when and/or after reaching a wait time, wherein the wait time is determined based on one or more operational conditions and/or parameters. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220449

Random-access response with analog beamforming

A system and method of random-access response, rar, messaging when a base station employs narrow beamforming. Multiple rar messages are successively transmitted from the base station to a user equipment, ue, before any response to a rar message is received from the ue. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220446

Enhanced grant detection method

A method and system to reduce a probability of incorrect interruption of an uplink transmission of a wireless device are disclosed. According to one aspect, decoding of a sequence of bits obtained from a signal received by the wireless device is performed without knowing whether the sequence corresponds to one of a grant for uplink transmission and noise. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220440

Radio network node, wireless device and methods performed therein

Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a wireless device (10) for handling uplink, ul, communication from the wireless device (10) in a wireless communication network (1), which wireless device is configured with one or more semi persistent scheduling, sps, grants and to skip padding transmissions of sps grant. The wireless device receives a dynamic ul grant from a radio network node indicating one or more resources for an ul transmission to the radio network node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220438

Methods, base station and user equipment

A base station maps a first transmission time interval (tti) configuration associated with a carrier of a ran to a first ran slice. The first ran slice is configured to support a first quality of service (qos) requirement. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220436

Co-scheduling of wireless devices

There is provided mechanisms for co-scheduling wireless devices in a communications network. A method is performed by a network node. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220430

A first node and a method therein

A first node and a method therein for controlling transmission of a first signal. The first node is operating in a basic service set (bss) comprised in a wireless local area network (wlan). ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220397

Access control for connected network user devices

A method of operation of a wireless device connected to a radio access node in a cellular communications network, where the connection is established with respect to a first service, is provided. The method comprises receiving a new service request and performing an access control procedure for the service request. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220394

System information block enhancements

A network node may identify a location to be allocated for a multicast message within a transmission subframe based on at least information identifying the transmission subframe, and then transmit the multicast message at the identified location in the transmission subframe. A network node may also identify a transmission subframe in which to transmit a multicast message, allocate transmission resources in the transmission subframe for the multicast message, and transmit information indicating a location of the allocated transmission resources in the transmission subframe in a control signal message having a transmission power adjusted based on at least one of information identifying the transmission subframe and a code redundancy version of the multicast message.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220367

Sleep during nav/rid backoff

The present disclosure relates to a technique of supporting access to a wireless medium of a wireless communication network. A method embodiment comprises: when access of a station (100) to the wireless medium is delayed, determining (s202; s308), by the station, a back-off period indicating the period of time the access of the station to the wireless determine back-off medium is delayed, and entering (s204; s312), by the station (100), into a sleep mode for a sleep period based on the determined back-off period.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220366

Methods and apparatus for configuring a discontinuous reception mode in a wireless network

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for operating a terminal device and a network node. A method of operating a terminal device of a wireless communications network, the terminal device being operable in one or more modes, the one or more modes including one or more discontinuous reception, drx, modes, the method comprises: selecting a duration for an inactivity timer of the drx mode; upon receiving or transmitting one or more wireless communications, starting the inactivity timer; and responsive to a determination that the duration for the inactivity timer has expired without the terminal device receiving or transmitting one or more further wireless communications, entering a drx sleep state.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220363

A wireless device, a radio network node, and methods therein for access control in a communications network

A wireless device 108 and a method therein for access control in a communications network 100. The wireless device and a radio network node (rnn) 106 operate in the communications network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220340

Handover procedures in multi-carrier networks

To perform handover in a multi-carrier network, a node that is currently serving a user equipment, ue, informs the neighboring nodes about the ue position and ue capabilities in terms of supported carriers. The neighboring nodes reply with a figure of merit indicative of connection efficacy, or data from which connection efficacy can be estimated, such as predicted signal quality and strength for each specified carrier. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220317

Radio network nodes, wireless device, and methods performed therein for communicating in a wireless communication network

Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a wireless device for handling communication in a wireless communication network. The wireless device obtains an indication of one or more sets of reference signals, wherein each set is associated with one or more services. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220315

Handling of transport conditions

A network information system for determining transport conditions in a communications network. Monitoring data is acquired from a plurality of data transport nodes in a communications network. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220312

Radio access network (ran) cell site diagnotic test tool system and method

A radio access network (ran) cell site field test tool with a mobile application extension wherein a diagnostic function can be invoked automatically based on preconfigured event criteria or can be initiated remotely by a preregistered human or machine user. Example diagnostic functions may include the ability to test one or all the following functional/structural subsystems of a ran cell site infrastructure comprising: fronthaul components, backhaul components, baseband components, gps/location components, transceiver components, antenna components, enclosure/chassis components, internal monitoring components, cooling/ac and other ambient climate control components, environmental/regulatory compliance components, and power components.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220262

Reducing signaling load caused by change of terminal location

A mobility management node and a method in a mobility management node for reducing signalling caused by changes of location of a radio terminal, which mobility management node is configured to be operatively comprised by a wireless communication system and to operatively manage the mobility of the radio terminal and to operatively communicate with a gateway node acting as an interface between the system and an external network. The method comprises obtaining initial position information; obtaining boundary information indicating a boundary area wherein at least one of a policy or a charging rule is to be applied for the radio terminal; obtaining current position information; determining whether the radio terminal is inside or outside the boundary area; providing mobility information when the radio terminal is outside the boundary area and not providing mobility information to the gateway node when the radio terminal is inside the boundary area.. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

08/02/18 / #20180220209

Transport network and method

A transport network is configured to connect one or more optical rings of optical add and drop devices with one or more digital units in a radio access network. The transport network comprises a first electronic cross-connect and a second electronic cross-connect. ... Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson








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