ACCESS CONTROL FOR USER EQUIPMENT WITH COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVEL SUPPORT

Utility Patent Application (A1)

October 28, 2021

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Applicants: Apple Inc.

Inventors: Meghashree Dattatri Kedalagudde, Puneet Jain, Bharat Shrestha, Marta Martinez Tarradell

The techniques, described herein, may enable a wireless telecommunication network to manage Mobility Management Entity (MME) overload scenarios by causing a Radio Access Network (RAN) node to temporarily bar certain User Equipment (UEs) from connecting to the RAN node. In some embodiments, UEs may be barred from connecting to the RAN node based on which UEs are operating in an enhanced coverage mode, Coverage Enhancement (CE) levels of each UE, and/or a measured Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) of each UE.