Patent Number: 7,787,492

Title: Resource allocation management

Abstract: The technology relates to resource allocation in communications systems. In such a system, the pool of resources that can be provided to connected user equipment for usage in conducting communications services are divided into multiple resources classes. This class division is based on a characteristic allocation time of resource allocation procedures that can be applied on resources of the different classes. For each class, a resource utilization measure is determined. It is then determined, based on this measure, whether or not a resource allocation procedure associated with the current class should be triggered. This selective triggering can be realized through a comparison between the measure and a threshold associated with the current class. Both the measure determination and selective triggering are performed for a given class before continuing with a next class, preferably starting with the class having slowest resource allocation procedures.

Inventors: Timus; Bogdan (Sundbyberg, SE), Okvist; Peter (Lule{dot over (a)}, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)

International Classification: H04J 3/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018