Patent Number: 6,434,130

Title: Switching control method and apparatus for wireless telecommunications

Abstract: A switching method for a wireless telecommunication system which comprises at least one first station and at least one second station, includes the following steps. At a first station the power level of a signal received from a second station is determined, said first and second stations being in communication. A first value for the power level of the signal to be transmitted from the first station to the second station is provided based on the determined power level of the signal received from the second station. At the second station the power level of the signal received from said first station is determined. A second value for the power level of the signal to be transmitted from the first station to the second station is provided based on said determined power level of the signal received from the first station. The first and second values are compared and based on said comparison it is determined, if said second station is to be switched.

Inventors: Soininen; Pekka (Helsinki, FI), Rinne; Mikko (Helsinki, FI)

Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones Limited

International Classification: H04B 7/005 (20060101); H04Q 007/34 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019