US 9,813,917 B2
Structuring and method for wireless radio access network deployment
Ahmed Alsohaily, Toronto (CA); and Elvino Silveira Medina de Sousa, Toronto (CA)
Filed by Ahmed Alsohaily, Toronto (CA); and Elvino Silveira Medina de Sousa, Toronto (CA)
Filed on May 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/702,886.
Prior Publication US 2016/0330632 A1, Nov. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 16/18 (2009.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 16/18 (2013.01) [H04W 24/02 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A radio access network system comprising one or more radio access network elements communicatively linked to form at least a portion of a radio access network, the one or more radio access network elements each comprising one or more processors, the system further comprising:
a plurality of radio transmission function components, each radio transmission component executable on at least one of the radio access network elements to provide a radio transmission function for a radio access technology, the radio transmission function linking user equipment operating on the radio access technology to the radio access network, the user equipment comprising one or more processors; and
a unified non-radio transmission function component linked to the plurality of radio transmission function components, the unified non-radio transmission function component executable on at least one of the radio access network elements to provide non-radio transmission functions jointly for all employed radio access technologies in the radio access network, wherein the unified non-radio transmission function component is configured to integrate unified non-radio transmission functions corresponding to a newly introduced radio access technology for the radio access network.