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Network Selection in a Heterogeneous Network

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2016073287
IPCH04W 24/ 02 A I
Priority date28/03/14
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016
Publication typeH1 Granted patent


Technology for a user equipment (UE) to communicate in a multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) heterogeneous network (HetNet) is described. A radio-link-selection hysteresis threshold can be determined at the UE for a radio link between the UE and a node in the multi-RAT HetNet. A reliability value of a throughput estimate can be measured for the radio link in the multi-RAT HetNet. The radio-link-selection hysteresis threshold can be adjusted at the UE based on the reliability value to increase network stability in the multi-RAT HetNet.