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Asymmetric Voice/Text communication in wireless communication network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009635D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Pawel Stepniewski: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Mobile communication typically offer voice channels and data channels. Additionally support for short messages (SMS) is provided by using paging/access channels. This document suggest adoption of an asymmetric voice/data communications channel which would allow one way voice, one way data communications, with bandwidth savings as opposed to usage of two two-way voice and data channels.

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Asymmetric Voice/Text communication in wireless communication network

Paweł Stępniewski, Marek Chmiel, Hubert Golec

Abstract

Mobile communication typically offer voice channels and data channels. Additionally support for short messages (SMS) is provided by using paging/access channels.

This document suggest adoption of an asymmetric voice/data communications channel which would allow one way voice, one way data communications, with bandwidth savings as opposed to usage of two two-way voice and data channels.

Detailed Description

Mobile communications devices are ubiquitous today – it is quite common to have an incoming call while not being able to handle it – e.g. in a conference, in a theatre etc. Typically in such situation the following happens:

-         a person drops a call

-         a person whispers “I can’t talk now ….”

-         a person runs out of the room in order to get the call

-         someone decides to take a call inside – which is considered a very rude behavior.

The goal of this paper is to solve the shortcoming of today’s wireless communication devices in a situation like described above.

Typically, in any of the cellular or wireless networks, several physical channels are available:

-         a voice channel

-         a data channel

-         control plane channels to send a short message (SMS or page).

However, only some combinations of these are available to the user, as a logical channel:

-         logical voice channel - a pair of physical voice channels

-         logical data channel – a pair of physical data channels

-         SMSs are connectionless and thus are not combined into available logical channels.

The new idea is to provide an asymmetr...