Communication system

  • US 9,992,752 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2017
  • Issued: 06/05/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communication system, which comprises a communication terminal device, a large-scale base station device that configures a large-scale cell having a relatively large range in which said large-scale base station device is configured to perform radio communication with said communication terminal device, and a small-scale base station device that configures a small-scale cell having a relatively small range in which said small-scale base station device is configured to perform said radio communication, said small-scale cell being installed in said large-scale cell, whereinsaid small-scale base station device has two operation modes of a normal mode and an energy saving mode and is capable of shifting from said normal mode to said energy saving mode and shifting from said energy saving mode to said normal mode, said small-scale base station device performing a transmission operation for a downlink transmission signal to be transmitted to said communication terminal device and a reception operation for an uplink transmission signal transmitted from said communication terminal device in said normal mode, said small-scale base station device stopping at least said transmission operation in said energy saving mode,in said energy saving mode, said small-scale base station device performs a detection operation of detecting interference against the own device and, upon detection of the interference by said communication terminal device during communication with said large-scale base station device, shifts from said energy saving mode to said normal mode,said detection operation is an operation of measuring interference power per frequency, andsaid detection operation includes classifying frequencies into a plurality of frequency groups, measuring the interference power for one or more frequencies from each of the frequency groups, and not measuring the interference power for at least one frequency from each of the frequency groups.

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