Handover between a cellular system and a wireless local area network

  • US 20040023669A1
  • Filed: 07/25/2003
  • Published: 02/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile communications system, in which a core network provides wireless service to a plurality of mobile units, and at least one local network provides communication with ones of the mobile units, the system comprising:

  • a database, accessible by the core network, which includes data concerning the local network provider and geographic coverage of the local network provider; and

    a position comparison device to identify a position of at least one mobile unit and to correlate the geographic coverage with a position of said one mobile unit and provide information concerning the correlation to a user of said one mobile unit, said one mobile unit able to communicate with said core network and said one local network.

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