Patent Number: 6,169,898

Title: Apparatus, and associated method, for maintaining a selected quality of service level in a radio communication system

Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, for maintaining a selected QoS (quality of service) level of communications by a mobile station as the mobile station travels throughout an area encompassed by a radio communication system. Subscriber QoS classes are defined. One of the QoS classes is selected pursuant to a service subscription permitting the mobile station to communicate in the radio communication system. The selected QoS class is stored at a service subscription register. During communications with the mobile station, resources are reserved for use by the mobile station at a level corresponding to the selected QoS class.

Inventors: Hsu; Liangchi (Arlington, TX), Purnadi; Rene W. (Watauga, TX)

Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd

International Classification: H04Q 7/38 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018