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Method of of Utilising a Peer's Wide Area Network (WAN) Through a Common Short-Range Network for Delivering Mobile Device Traffic

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130620D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 7K

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Abstract

Currently, mobile devices on different networks (i.e., GSM, CDMA, 802.11) cannot communicate with each other. It would be nice if two or more mobile devices could communicate with each other.

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USING A

MOBILE

DEVICE IN WAN VIA A SHORT RANGE NETWORK

Method of of Utilising a Peer's Wide Area Network (WAN) Through a Common Short-Range Network for Delivering

Mobile

Device Traffic

Disclosed Anonymously

Currently, mobile devices on different networks (i.e., GSM, CDMA, 802.11) cannot communicate with each other. It would be nice if two or more mobile devices could communicate with each other.

The proposed solution is that if one of these devices is in coverage and both devices have a means to communicate via a common short-range communication network (e.g., BlueTooth or WiFi), both devices utilize the common short-range communication method to communicate to each other.

Furthermore, the out-of-coverage device may piggy-back off the device that is within coverage and communicate with an intended recipient. A new protocol may be required to enable multiple mobile devices to perform the piggyback function.