Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2032-Feb-18
Potentially relevant companies (15): Alpha Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope Technologies LLC, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Infineon Technologies Austria Ag, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks Inc., Marvell International Ltd., MediaTek, NXP B.V., Sierra Wireless, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (3): Wireless:Basestation, Wireless:Cell site, Wireless:Network
A method of identifying femto base station handover targets for user equipment in a wireless telecommunications network, a femto gateway operable to execute that method and a computer program product. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an indication of user equipment entry into a geographical area served by a femto base station; storing user equipment entry information, generated from said received indication of user equipment entry; receiving an indicator from user equipment identifying a detected femto base station as a handover target; and correlating said indicator against said user equipment entry information to identify those femto base stations having entered user equipment as handover targets.
1. A method of identifying, at a femto gateway, femto base station handover targets for user equipment in a wireless telecommunications network, said method comprising:
receiving, at the femto gateway, an indication of user equipment entry into a geographical area served by a femto base station;
storing user equipment entry information, by setting a flag for those femto base stations for which the indication of user equipment entry has been received;
receiving, at the femto gateway, an indicator from user equipment identifying a detected femto base station as a handover target;
correlating, at the femto gateway, said indicator against said set flags to identify only those femto base stations having set flags as handover targets; and
transmitting a handover prepare message only to those femto base stations identified as handover targets.
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