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Network Service Continuity based on the "Spaces" Concept

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241569D
Publication Date: 2015-May-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 183K

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Abstract

A method for network service continuity based on the "Spaces" concept is disclosed.

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Network Service Continuity based on the "Spaces" Concept

Disclosed is a method for network service continuity based on the "Spaces" concept.

The spaces concept currently is very binary in the sense of boundaries. When a devices enters or exits a spaces, as depicted in Figure 1, the network services are instantly lost or gained. There is no sense of an outer boundary so that a device can still keep it's network services. An example of the use is in a company park where

being inside of a building requires a more secure policy and allows for higher service quality. When walking from one building to another, it would be ideal that the person engaging on a conference call on their mobile phone would keep the better service as they walk between buildings. With the current model of spaces, the near instantaneous service change would cause a disruption in the call, which could become noticeable

spike in lag.

An outer boundary for Spaces is disclosed to avoid the disruption effect. As depicted in

Figure 2, within a boundary, one or more Spaces may exist with the same or different network services provided. When a device leaves a space, because the device is still

within the outer boundary - the device does not lose it's network services until it leaves the outer boundary. If a device enters another Space when still subscribed to the services from a previous Space - the device inherits the services from the new space.

If the new space has the same services as the old spac...