US 11,659,512 B2
Knowledge of slice quota availability for a UE
Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Singapore (SG); Alistair M McFarlane, Dorking (GB); Krisztian Kiss, Hayward, CA (US); and Vijay Venkataraman, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 17, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/204,753.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/990,663, filed on Mar. 17, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0297977 A1, Sep. 23, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 60/00 (2009.01); H04W 48/18 (2009.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 60/00 (2013.01) [H04W 48/16 (2013.01); H04W 48/18 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for registering a user equipment device (UE) with a network slice, comprising:
an access and mobility management function (AMF) of a network,
receiving, from a UE, a registration request message, wherein the registration request message includes at least an indication of a requested single network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI);
determining a network slice quota management (NSQM) function monitoring the requested S-NSSAI;
sending, to the NSQM function, a registration count request message, wherein the registration count request message includes at least the indication of the S-NSSAI and an indication of a percentage of available quota for the requested S-NSSAI;
receiving, from the NSQM function, a registration count response message, wherein the registration count response message includes at least an indication that the S-NSSAI is subject to quota management; and
sending, to the UE, a registration accept message, wherein the registration accept message includes at least the indication that the S-NSSAI is subject to quota management.