Methods for network selection and discovery of service information in public wireless hotspots
Estimated expiration: 2031-May-04
Potentially relevant companies (4): Sierra Wireless, Inc., T-Mobile USA, Inc., Verizon, Vodafone Group
Products & technologies (4): Wireless:Basestation, Wireless:Cell site, Wireless:Network, Wireless:WiFi
A roaming information code which can be wirelessly or otherwise transmitted as a SSID or other data field(s) of a wireless technology or standard. Further, a RIC-VAP scheme for provider-specific security information. Still further, wirelessly or otherwise transmitted compact price and AP workload information codes.
1. A method for discovering service information associated with a wireless access point (WAP), the method comprising:
coding roaming service information to form a roaming information code, wherein the roaming service information comprises information identifying a plurality of roaming organizations having respective roaming agreements with an owner or operator of the WAP; and
wirelessly transmitting the roaming information code from the WAP toward a mobile terminal (MT) of a user.
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