Patent Number: 8,576,733

Title: Control of access terminal operation based on interference information

Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate distributing and utilizing interference information in a wireless communication environment. Interference information can be generated by a base station by evaluating uplink conditions, and disparate interference information can be collected from neighbor base station(s). Interference information associated with the base station and the neighbor base station(s) can be transmitted by the base station to access terminal(s). An access terminal that receives that interference information associated with the base station and the neighbor base station(s) can control an operation based at least in part upon the interference information. For example, the access terminal can adjust a transmit power, select a target serving base station for handover, and/or choose a random access channel (RACH) resource to use for random access as a function of the interference information associated with the base station and the neighbor base station(s).

Inventors: Attar; Rashid Ahmed Akbar (San Diego, CA), Malladi; Durga Prasad (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04W 48/12 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017