Patent Number: 6,167,240

Title: System and method relating to cellular communication systems

Abstract: A system and a method reduce interference in a cellular communication system including at least one controlling arrangement communicating with a number of base stations, each of which serves a cell, and a number of mobile stations controlled by the base stations. Each base station includes a detecting device for detecting interfering signals from one or more mobile stations controlled by other base stations. The base stations also include an alarm activating device for activating the transmission of an alarm signal if interference is detected. The controlling arrangement includes a device for requesting identification of all mobile station in the neighborhood of the interfered base station. A device is also provided for establishing by which base station an interfering mobile station is controlled, and the base station controlling the interfering mobile station takes the appropriate action to reduce the interference level.

Inventors: Carlsson; Roland (Partille, SE), Karlsson; Torbjorn (Lindome, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

International Classification: H04B 7/005 (20060101); H04Q 7/32 (20060101); H04Q 7/38 (20060101); H04B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017