US 10,973,027 B2
Dynamic carrier management and network slicing for internet of things (IoT)
Gaurav Gupta, Sammamish, WA (US); and Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Sammamish, WA (US)
Assigned to AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Mar. 17, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/462,770.
Prior Publication US 2018/0270820 A1, Sep. 20, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/70 (2018.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 28/16 (2009.01); H04W 28/08 (2009.01); H04W 24/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/0453 (2013.01) [H04W 4/70 (2018.02); H04W 24/02 (2013.01); H04W 28/085 (2013.01); H04W 28/16 (2013.01); H04W 64/003 (2013.01); H04W 24/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving statistical data that is determined based on monitoring usage data indicative of usage of access network resources by user equipment that are coupled to an access point;
based on an analysis of the statistical data, determining spectrum allocation data that is employable to allocate respective carrier frequencies for groups of the user equipment, wherein the groups of the user equipment comprise a first group of the user equipment associated with a first category and a second group of the user equipment, different from the first group of the user equipment, associated with a second category, and wherein a first carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies are to be utilized by the first group of the user equipment and a second carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies are to be utilized by the second group of the user equipment to communicate with the access point; and
reallocating spectrum from the second group of the user equipment to the first group of the user equipment based on a change in usage of the access network resources by the first group of the user equipment or the second group of the user equipment, wherein the statistical data is determined based on device density data that represents a density of a group of the groups of the user equipment, associated with the first category and the second category, that are determined to be coupled to the access point.
 
11. A method, comprising:
analyzing, by a system comprising a processor, statistical data that has been determined based on monitoring usage data indicative of usage of access network resources by user equipment that are coupled to network equipment; and
based on a result of the analyzing, facilitating, by the system, an allocation of respective carrier frequencies to specified categories of the user equipment based on location data indicative of a location of the network equipment, wherein the specified categories of the user equipment comprise a first group of user equipment associated with a first equipment category and a second group of user equipment associated with a second equipment category, wherein a first carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by the first group of user equipment to communicate with a serving access point and a second carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by the first group of user equipment to communicate with the serving access point, and
based on a change in a demand for usage of spectrum resources by the first group of user equipment or the second group of user equipment, reallocating spectrum to the first group of user equipment and from the second group of user equipment, wherein the facilitating comprises facilitating a first allocation of a first frequency band to the first equipment category, of the specified categories of the user equipment, within a first location and facilitating a second allocation of a second frequency band to the first equipment category of the user equipment within a second location.
 
18. A non-transitory machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
monitoring usage data indicative of usage of access network resources by user equipment that are coupled to network equipment;
based on an analysis of the usage data, determining spectrum allocation data that is employable to allocate respective carrier frequencies for specified types of the user equipment, wherein the specified types comprise a first specified type and at least a second specified type, wherein a first carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by first user equipment that comprise the first specified type to communicate with the network equipment and a second carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by second user equipment that comprise the second specified type to communicate with the network equipment;
reallocating spectrum from the first user equipment to the second user equipment based on a detected change in usage of spectrum resources by at least one of the first user equipment or the second user equipment;
facilitating a transmission of a message to the first user equipment, wherein the message comprises an instruction that instructs the first user equipment to utilize a specified carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies that corresponds to a category to which the first user equipment is determined to belong; and
directing, to an internet of things control center device associated, the spectrum allocation data that is employable to facilitate the transmission of the message from the internet of things control center device to the first user equipment.