Maintaining an IP connection in a mobile network

  • US 8,761,756 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2012
  • Issued: 06/24/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of maintaining a connection between a mobile terminal and a network element in a network, the method, comprising:

  • monitoring the connection to determine if disconnection of the connection occurs as a result of altering of a time interval between keep-alive messages exchanged between the mobile terminal and the network element;

    determining a value for the time interval based on an associated cost to send the keep-alive messages;

    wherein, the cost to send the keep-alive messages includes a battery consumption involved in re-establishing the connection.

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