Patent Number: 8,718,655

Title: Cell barring in a cellular communication network

Abstract: Cell barring in a cellular communication network is used in case of a failure in the core network of the cellular communication network or on the interface between the core network and the radio access network. By barring at least a part of the cells of the network, the UEs camping on these cells are triggered to reselect another cellular communication network in case of a service interruption.

Inventors: Dominguez Romero; Francisco Javier (Madrid, ES), Exadactylos; Kyriakos (Madrid, ES), De Pasquale; Andrea (Madrid, ES)

Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC

International Classification: H04W 40/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018