Management of uplink scheduling modes in a wireless communication system

  • US 20040219919A1
  • Filed: 04/30/2003
  • Published: 11/04/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of operation in a wireless communication device capable of operating in a first mode in which the wireless communication device schedules uplink transmissions and a second mode in which a base station schedules uplink transmissions, wherein when the wireless communication device is operating in the first mode the method comprising the steps:

  • determining whether operation in accordance with the second mode is required;

    in response to a determination that operation in accordance with the second mode is required, sending a request for scheduling of uplink transmissions to the or at least one serving base station;

    entering the second mode if a scheduling message is received from the base station.

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