US 11,659,415 B2
Antenna farm intelligent software defined networking enabled dynamic resource controller in advanced networks
Sangar Dowlatkhah, Plano, TX (US); Zhi Cui, Sugar Hill, GA (US); and Paul Smith, Jr., Heath, TX (US)
Assigned to AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US); and AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US); and AT&T Mobility II LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Feb. 5, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/782,571.
Application 16/782,571 is a continuation of application No. 16/215,832, filed on Dec. 11, 2018, granted, now 10,588,034.
Prior Publication US 2020/0187028 A1, Jun. 11, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 24/04 (2009.01); H04B 7/04 (2017.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.01); H04W 28/24 (2009.01); H04W 4/90 (2018.01); H04W 84/06 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 24/04 (2013.01) [H04B 7/04 (2013.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.02); H04W 4/90 (2018.02); H04W 28/24 (2013.01); H04W 84/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
evaluating, by network equipment comprising a processor, a condition occurring with respect to a first user equipment, first credentials of a first user identity associated with the first user equipment, and second credentials of a second user identity associated with a second user equipment;
based on a first determination that the first user equipment is a non-emergency response device based on the first credentials indicating that the first user identity is associated with non-emergency personnel and a first service level agreement established for the first user equipment, decreasing, by the network equipment, a first group of first antennas utilized to facilitate a first connection to the first user equipment by a first quantity of first antennas, wherein the decreasing comprises transitioning the first connection with the first user equipment from a satellite network to a terrestrial access network; and
based on a second determination that the second user equipment is an emergency response device based on the second credentials indicating that the second user identity is associated with emergency personnel and a second service level agreement established for the second user equipment, increasing, by the network equipment, a second group of second antennas utilized to facilitate a second connection to the second user equipment by a second quantity of second antennas, wherein the increasing comprises adding the first quantity of first antennas to the second group of second antennas and transitioning the second connection with the second user equipment from the terrestrial access network to the satellite network.