US 10,368,393 B2
Methods and apparatuses for enhancing the setup of carrier aggregation, dual connectivity, multi connectivity, license assisted access, or LTE-WLAN in communications networks
Jari Petteri Lunden, Espoo (FI); Elena Virtej, Espoo (FI); Lars Dalsgaard, Oulu (FI); Tero Henttonen, Espoo (FI); Sari Kaarina Nielsen, Espoo (FI); and Esa Mikael Malkamäki, Espoo (FI)
Assigned to NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, Espoo (FI)
Filed by Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)
Filed on Jun. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/615,354.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/348,363, filed on Jun. 10, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0359747 A1, Dec. 14, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01); H04W 48/14 (2009.01); H04L 27/26 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 24/00 (2009.01); H04W 76/16 (2018.01); H04W 16/14 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 88/06 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0098 (2013.01); H04L 27/2613 (2013.01); H04W 24/00 (2013.01); H04W 48/14 (2013.01); H04W 76/16 (2018.02); H04W 16/14 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one data processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, where the at least one memory and computer program code are configured, with the at least one data processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
transmit, by the apparatus, a carrier aggregation profile to at least one user equipment wherein the profile comprises an indication of at least one of inter-frequency carrier and secondary cell that the user equipment is to measure during an idle mode;
receive, from the at least one user equipment, an indication that it has measurement results available for at least one of inter-frequency carrier and secondary cell in the profile; and
configure, for the at least one user equipment, carrier aggregation based on the received measurement results without further measurement configuration after connection establishment.