Method and system for automatic coverage assessment for cooperating wireless access networks

  • US RE48,089 E1
  • Filed: 12/18/2018
  • Issued: 07/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic coverage assessment system configured for generating a coverage assessment for a second wireless access network of a telecommunications infrastructure comprising a first wireless access network and the second wireless access network, the first and second wireless access networks capable of providing services to a plurality of terminals, the system comprising:

  • an information collector; and

    a coverage estimator,wherein the information collector is configured to;

    (i) select one or more terminals from at least part of the plurality of the terminals, the at least part of the plurality of the terminals capable of communicating with both the first wireless access network and the second wireless access network,(ii) instruct the selected one or more terminals to measure signals from the second wireless access network,(iii) obtain measurement information indicative of the signals measured from the second wireless access network by the selected one or more terminals, and(iv) provide the measurement information to the coverage estimator, and wherein the coverage estimator is configured to;

    (i) obtain the measurement information from the information collector, and(ii) based on the obtained measurement information, generate the coverage assessment for the second wireless access network of the telecommunications infrastructure.

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