Method and apparatus for carrier selection and scheduling in wireless systems
Estimated expiration: 2031-May-29
Potentially relevant companies (10): Alpha Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope Technologies LLC, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., NXP B.V., T-Mobile USA, Inc., Verizon, Vodafone Group, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (3): Wireless:Basestation, Wireless:Data, Wireless:LTE
Various methods and devices are provided to address the need for improved multicarrier system operation. In one method, an indication of a received signal power level at a UE (user equipment) is received (501) from the UE. A carrier is then selected (502) on which to schedule the UE. The carrier is selected from a group of carriers based on the indication of the received signal power level at the UE.
1. A method for carrier selection, the method comprising:
receiving, by a base station, from user equipment (UE) an indication of a received signal power level at the UE;
selecting, by the base station, a carrier, from a plurality of carriers, on which to schedule the UE based on the indication of the received signal power level at the UE; and
scheduling, by the base station, the UE on the carrier selected, wherein,
the plurality of carriers comprises a lower-frequency carrier and a higher-frequency carrier, and
the selecting a carrier on which to schedule the UE includes selecting the lower-frequency carrier when the indication of the received signal power level indicates that the received signal power level is below a first threshold level.
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