Positioning a subscriber terminal in a packet-switched mobile telephone network

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7126940
APP PUB NO 20020065086A1
SERIAL NO

10004084

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The object of the invention is a method, network element, and system for positioning a subscriber terminal in a packet-switched mobile telephone network, the said network comprising a core network element (SGSN, 504), base stations, a Base Station Controller (501) controlling these, and a mobile terminal; the connections in the mobile telephone network are arranged in a packet-switched fashion. The system comprises a location unit (SMLC, 505) for determining the position of the terminal, functionally connected with the Base Station Controller (501) of the mobile telephone network; the connection between the Base Station Controller (501) and the location unit (SMLC) is circuit-switched. The base station controller (501) comprises both circuit-switched (BSC) and packet-switched (PCU) functionality for processing circuit-switched, and respectively, packet-switched messages, as well as means (506, 507) for establishing an association between the circuit-switched and the packet-switched functionality for the transmission of data related to a specific positioning between the packet-switched and the circuit-switched functionality.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD.ESPOO1014
VRINGO INFRASTRUCTURE INC.NEW YORK, NY130

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rajala, Jussi Espoo, FI 16 364
Vanttinen, Veijo Espoo, FI 17 264

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