METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATIONS

  • US 20120178464A1
  • Filed: 01/05/2012
  • Published: 07/12/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2011
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. For use in a machine device, a method to support machine-to-machine communications over a network, the method comprising:

  • acquiring system information from the network;

    determining a ranging channel during a ranging back-off window;

    performing ranging based on the determined ranging channel; and

    communicating over the network,wherein the ranging channel is determined according to a ranging priority of the machine device.

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