US 9,814,062 B2
Method and device for transmission scheduling
Martin Hessler, Linköping (SE); and Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Ljungsbro (SE)
Assigned to Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)
Appl. No. 14/652,837
Filed by Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)
PCT Filed Dec. 21, 2012, PCT No. PCT/SE2012/051480
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 17, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/098685, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0327289 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. H04J 3/00 (2006.01); H04J 1/00 (2006.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/1268 (2013.01) [H04W 72/082 (2013.01); H04W 72/1231 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A scheduling device for scheduling transmissions from User Equipments, UEs, in a first cell in a cellular communications network, the scheduling device comprising:
an interface configured to:
receive information regarding one or more other cells in the cellular communications network that should be given interference protection against transmissions from UEs in the first cell during one or more specified future Transmission Time Intervals, TTIs;
receive information regarding interference that transmissions from UEs in the first cell cause in the one or more other cells;
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the interface, the one or more processors configured to:
classify UEs in the first cell according to said interference caused by transmissions from said UEs in the one or more other cells that should be given interference protection in said one or more specified future TTIs and an output power used by said UEs in the first cell;
schedule transmissions from UEs in the first cell in future TTIs with respect to the classification of the UEs in the first cell.