US 11,659,474 B2
Intelligent selection between singular and dual connectivity
Ming Shan Kwok, Seattle, WA (US); Wafik Abdel Shahid, Kenmore, WA (US); and Yasmin Karimli, Kirkland, WA (US)
Assigned to T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed on Mar. 27, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/367,166.
Prior Publication US 2020/0314729 A1, Oct. 1, 2020
Int. Cl. H04W 48/06 (2009.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.01); H04W 48/18 (2009.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01); H04W 48/20 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/06 (2013.01) [H04W 48/18 (2013.01); H04W 48/20 (2013.01); H04W 52/0277 (2013.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
determining at least one first network characteristic of a first radio link corresponding to a first radio technology;
determining, based on the at least one first network characteristic, a selected connectivity mode among a dual connectivity mode utilizing the first radio link and a second radio link corresponding to a second radio technology, a first single connectivity mode utilizing the first radio link, and a second single connectivity mode utilizing the second radio link;
determining, based on the at least one first network characteristic:
a first metric associated with an expected user experience of a device in a dual connectivity mode;
a second metric associated with an expected user experience of the device in a first single connectivity mode; and
a third metric associated with an expected user experience of the device in a second single connectivity mode;
determining a highest metric among the first metric, the second metric, and the third metric;
selecting the selected connectivity mode associated with the highest metric as the selected connectivity mode; and
causing the device to connect to at least one of the first radio link or the second radio link via the selected connectivity mode.