US 9,813,892 B2
Method and apparatus for controlling access technology selection
Colin Kahn, Morris Plains, NJ (US); Alistair Urie, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR); Venkatesh Rao, Naperville, IL (US); and Harish Viswanathan, Morristown, NJ (US)
Assigned to Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne-Billancourt (FR)
Filed by Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne-Billancourt (FR)
Filed on Aug. 17, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/827,652.
Application 14/827,652 is a continuation of application No. 13/568,305, filed on Aug. 7, 2012, granted, now 9,113,316.
Application 13/568,305 is a continuation of application No. 12/705,212, filed on Feb. 12, 2010, granted, now 8,320,272, issued on Nov. 27, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0358901 A1, Dec. 10, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04W 8/18 (2009.01); H04L 12/54 (2013.01); H04W 48/18 (2009.01); H04J 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 8/18 (2013.01) [H04L 12/5692 (2013.01); H04W 48/18 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
selecting, by a processor having a memory communicatively connected thereto, at least one of a plurality of available access networks for use with an application invoked at a terminal according to preferences associated with the application, the preferences comprising one or more of network service provider preferences, subscriber preferences, subscriber subscription preferences, and application content provider preferences;
wherein said selecting is constrained by an Application Policy received from a network service provider.