US 9,814,083 B2
Method and apparatus for establishing a channel
Karri Markus Ranta-aho, Espoo (FI); Alexander Sayenko, Espoo (FI); Jing He, Beijing (CN); and Isman Bazar, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)
Appl. No. 14/369,737
Filed by Karri Markus Ranta-aho, Espoo (FI); Alexander Sayenko, Espoo (FI); Jing He, Beijing (CN); and Isman Bazar, Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Dec. 30, 2011, PCT No. PCT/EP2011/074326
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Sep. 16, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/097908, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 4, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0016366 A1, Jan. 15, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 74/00 (2009.01); H04W 28/16 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/02 (2013.01) [H04W 72/0433 (2013.01); H04W 74/002 (2013.01); H04W 28/16 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
14. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
receive at a base station from a network controller
information indicating that a first channel is to be established, said first channel comprising an uplink channel being provided between said base station and said user equipment, said first channel providing information for controlling a downlink data channel being provided between said base station and said user equipment, said data channel being such said user equipment is provided with always on connectivity, and
time information configured to control the termination of said first channel, wherein the time information comprises a timer value indicating a period of time after which the first channel is to be terminated if no transmission occurs within said period of time; and
cause said first channel to be set up between said base station and said user equipment.