Method and apparatus for tracing mobile sessions
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2030-Dec-16
Listed For Sale
Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (6): Alpha Networks, Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope Technologies LLC, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks Inc., ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (5): Telecom:Billing, Telecom:Infrastructure, Telecom:Subscriber Services, Wireless:LTE, Wireless:Service Plans
A method and apparatus for determining a path supporting a mobile session to identify the underlying transport elements supporting the path. In various embodiments mobile session tracing is implemented within a network such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network by determining elements in a path supporting a mobile session of a user equipment (UE) having an specific identifier, such as an IP address or terminal identification number.
1. A method for determining a path of a mobile session of a user equipment (UE) having an identifier associated therewith, the method comprising:
using at least one processor for:
determining an IP address of the UE using the identifier associated with the UE;
determining a PDN Gateway (PGW) supporting the mobile session using the IP address of the UE;
determining a Serving Gateway (SGW) supporting the mobile session using a list of a plurality of SGWs associated with the PGW and the identifier associated with the UE; and
determining an eNodeB supporting the mobile session using a list of bearers supported by the SGW and the identifier associated with the UE.
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