Random access procedure with enhanced coverage

  • US 20070206531A1
  • Filed: 01/18/2007
  • Published: 09/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/20/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for use by a user equipment wireless communication terminal in communicating with a base station of a radio access network of a wireless communication system, comprising:

  • (a) providing for transmission over a random access channel of the wireless communication system a message burst preamble, and including a signature with the preamble;

    (b) receiving from the base station in response one or more messages indicating an acknowledgment of having received the preamble and providing a preamble identifier and a resource allocation of a shared channel; and

    (c) providing a message burst for transmission on the shared channel according to the resource allocation, but not until receiving the messages indicating the acknowledgment and providing the resource allocation, and including an address in the message burst for use in identifying the user equipment.

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