Network-Congestion Based Connection Manager

Utility Patent Application (A1)

November 7, 2019

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Google LLC

Inventors: Erik Richard Stauffer, Aamir Akram, Jibing Wang

The present disclosure describes techniques and systems for selecting and connecting to a wireless-communication network based on network-congestion levels. These techniques and systems include a user device that monitors metrics of a WiFi wireless-communication network to determine a network-congestion level of the WiFi wireless-communication network. The user device also monitors other metrics of a Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless-communication network to determine another network-congestion level. The user device then selects and connects to a preferred wireless-communication network, where the user device bases the selection on the determined network-congestion levels.