Method for handover, mobile station for handover and base station for handover

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  • US 6,879,830 B1
  • Filed: 01/06/2000
  • Issued: 04/12/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A mobile station for use with a network including a first base station and a second base station that achieves a handover from the first base station to the second base station by:

  • storing link data for a link in a first base station, holding in reserve for the link resources of the first base station, and when the link is to be handed over to the second base station;

    initially maintaining a storage of the link data in the first base station, initially causing the resources of the first base station to remain held in reserve, and at a later timepoint determined by a fixed period of time predefined at a beginning of the handover, deleting the link data from the first base station and freeing up the resources of the first base station, the mobile station comprising;

    an arrangement for reactivating the link with the first base station if the handover is unsuccessful.

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