US 10,342,066 B2
Method and apparatus for dual connectivity management
Guillaume Decarreau, Munich (DE); Benoist Pierre Sebire, Tokyo (JP); and Tsunehiko Chiba, Saitama (JP)
Assigned to Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)
Appl. No. 15/524,310
Filed by Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)
PCT Filed Mar. 11, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/075524
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 4, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/071311, PCT Pub. Date May 12, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/076,681, filed on Nov. 7, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0295670 A1, Oct. 11, 2018
Int. Cl. H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04W 76/38 (2018.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.01); H04J 1/16 (2006.01); H04W 76/34 (2018.01); H04W 84/20 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/38 (2018.02) [H04W 76/15 (2018.02); H04W 76/34 (2018.02); H04W 84/20 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one processor;
memory storing a program of instructions;
wherein the memory storing the program of instructions is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
at a master base station belonging to a wireless communication network comprising the master base station and a secondary cell group comprising at least one secondary base station, configure one or more secondary cell group bearers for a secondary base station, wherein configuring the secondary cell group bearer comprises configuring an inactivity timer for the secondary cell group, and wherein the inactivity timer is configured to indicate that, if no activity has occurred on the secondary cell group bearer during pendency of the inactivity timer, the secondary cell group bearer is to be released; and
signal the configuration to the secondary base station.