US 10,798,706 B1
Method and system for operation of nearby access nodes on a common wideband carrier and on different respective narrowband carriers within the wideband carrier
Sathyanarayanan Raghunathan, Herndon, VA (US); Muthukumaraswamy Sekar, Brambleton, VA (US); Maheswaran Vijayakumar, Herndon, VA (US); and Suresh Majjara, Herndon, VA (US)
Assigned to Sprint Spectrum L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed by Sprint Spectrum L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed on Oct. 22, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/166,537.
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 56/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/0453 (2013.01) [H04L 67/12 (2013.01); H04W 56/002 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wireless communication system comprising a plurality of base stations,
wherein each base station comprises a respective antenna structure through which the base station is configured to wirelessly transmit and receive,
each base station of the plurality being configured to operate, concurrently with each other base station of the plurality, on a common wideband carrier, and
each base station of the plurality being configured to operate on a different respective narrowband carrier than each other base station of the plurality is concurrently configured to operate on, wherein, for each base station of the plurality, the respective narrowband carrier on which the base station is configured to operate is narrower than and fully encompassed by the common wideband carrier and is selected based on the respective narrowband carrier being different from and non-overlapping with the respective narrowband carrier on which each other base station of the plurality is configured to operate.