Originating portfolio: NET
Estimated expiration: 2030-Oct-06
Potentially relevant companies (1): Cisco Systems, Inc.
Products & technologies (3): Network:Management, Wireless:Cellular Devices, Wireless:Network
A method for radio network subscriber handling comprising:
storing (10) a list of gateway addresses in a radio network node (200), wherein said list of gateway addresses comprises
at least one address of at least one gateway (300) belonging to a gateway class comprising at least one of high performance gateways, local internet protocol access gateways, selected internet protocol traffic offload gateways, and enterprise gateways, wherein said address being allocated to a specific subscriber type comprising at least one of flat data rate subscribers, subscribers with specific requirements for quality of service, high priority subscribers, and low priority subscribers, and
performing radio network subscriber handling actions based on information stored in said list of gateway addresses
wherein said performing radio network subscriber handling actions comprises
detecting (20) an address of a gateway (300) to which a subscriber (100) is connected,
comparing whether said address of said gateway (300) is included in said list of gateway addresses stored in said radio network node (200), and
making a subscriber handling decision relating to said subscriber (100) based on said step of comparing taking into account information about the subscriber types and gateway class,
wherein said subscriber handling decision comprises at least one of
differentiated subscriber handling in radio network overload situation,
an idle mode traffic steering decision, and
a handover decision to keep a subscriber (100) connected to an enterprise gateway within enterprise cells.
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