Method and apparatus for managing mobile resource usage
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2031-Feb-02
Potentially relevant companies (2): T-Mobile USA, Inc., Verizon
Products & technologies (2): Network:Management, Wireless:LTE
A method and apparatus for managing network resource consumption. In various embodiments, excessive resource consumption within a network such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network attributed to one or more user devices (UDs) is constrained by adjusting a Policy Control and Charging (PCC) rule associated with a network element serving the UD such that the corresponding network resource consumption level is reduced.
1. A method for managing network resource consumption in a network comprising a plurality of network elements, the method comprising:
identifying a user device (UD) associated with a network element and exhibiting a relatively high level of network resource consumption; and
adjusting a Policy Control and Charging (PCC) rule associated with the identified UD such that the corresponding network resource consumption level of the identified UD is reduced;
wherein the steps of identifying and adjusting are performed in response to a determination that a second UD in communication with the network element is experiencing a Quality of Service (QoS) level below a minimum QoS level.
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