Wireless terminals, nodes of wireless communication networks, and methods of operating the same

  • US 10,454,655 B2
  • Filed: 11/28/2018
  • Issued: 10/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a wireless terminal in communication with a wireless communication network, the method comprising:

  • receiving a first Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) from the wireless communication network, wherein the first MAC CE includes a first bit map having a first bit map size with bits of the first bit map corresponding to respective component carriers of a first group of component carriers and indicating an activation status of the respective component carriers of the first group; and

    receiving a second MAC CE from the wireless communication network, wherein the second MAC CE includes a second bit map having a second bit map size with bits of the second bit map corresponding to respective component carriers of a second group of component carriers and indicating an activation status of the respective component carriers of the second group, and wherein the first bit map size of the first bit map is different than the second bit map size of the second bit map.

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