US 11,659,446 B2
Systems and methods for providing LTE-based backhaul
Steven Paul Papa, Windham, NH (US); Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, MA (US); Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, MA (US); Sridhar Donepudi, Nashua, NH (US); Sumit Garg, Hudson, NH (US); Kartik Shashikant Raval, Pune (IN); and Prashanth Rao, Wilmington, MA (US)
Assigned to Parallel Wireless, Inc., Nashua, NH (US)
Filed by Parallel Wireless, Inc., Nashua, NH (US)
Filed on Nov. 24, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/103,842.
Application 17/103,842 is a continuation of application No. 16/220,960, filed on Dec. 14, 2018, granted, now 10,849,019.
Application 16/220,960 is a continuation of application No. 15/202,496, filed on Jul. 5, 2016, granted, now 10,165,467, issued on Dec. 25, 2018.
Application 15/202,496 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/453,365, filed on Aug. 6, 2014, granted, now 9,386,480, issued on Jul. 5, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/926,675, filed on Jan. 13, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/862,688, filed on Aug. 6, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2021/0084538 A1, Mar. 18, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 28/10 (2009.01); H04B 1/3816 (2015.01); H04L 61/2592 (2022.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 12/66 (2006.01); H04W 80/00 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04W 76/12 (2018.01); H04W 84/20 (2009.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 28/10 (2013.01) [H04B 1/3816 (2013.01); H04L 12/4633 (2013.01); H04L 12/66 (2013.01); H04L 61/2592 (2013.01); H04W 76/12 (2018.02); H04W 80/00 (2013.01); H04W 84/20 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
4. A method comprising:
receiving, at a first network node, an attach message from a mobile device;
selecting a nearby available network node as a second network node based on an operational characteristic;
selecting another nearby available node as a third network node functioning as a relay between the first network node and the second network node;
evaluating at least one traffic parameter to determine a role of the first network node for relating to the second network node;
sending an attach message from the first network node to the second network node based on evaluation of the at least one traffic parameter;
setting up an uplink Internet Protocol (IP) session from the first network node to the second network node, with the role of the first network node being a downlink role;
relaying IP packets from the mobile device to a core network via the second network node;
tearing down the uplink IP session and receiving an attach message from the second network node at the first network node for setting up a downlink IP session from the first network node to the second network node, with the role of the second network node being a downlink role; and
enabling aggregation of a plurality of carrier bands for the downlink IP session.