Patent Number: 8,719,420

Title: Administration of access lists for femtocell service

Abstract: System(s) and method(s) are provided for a femtocell account management service and access thereto. The account service management can be accessed through a broadband network and comprises two operational layers deployed within respective demarcation zones. A first layer includes a web tier that provides landing webpage and a legacy account manager that enables account management for mobility subscribers. A second layer includes an application layer associated with femtocell service, an application layer for legacy accounts, and a middleware component that provides functional connectivity application layers and backend service component. Account management service allows secure login to femtocell account and redirection amongst femtocell and legacy service components, and enables manipulation of access list(s) that regulate access to femto service. Manipulation of access list(s) includes addition, deletion, and edition of entries, which include unique identifier(s) for mobile devices and related control flags. A femtocell database retains account profile(s) that include access list(s). Access list(s) and updates thereof can be supplied to macrocell network.

Inventors: Huber; Kurt Donald (Coral Springs, FL), Mansfield; William Gordon (Sugar Hill, GA), Lott; Robert Wayne (Cumming, GA), Flynn; Judson John (Decatur, GA), Brisebois; Arthur (Cumming, GA), Seymour; Jefferey Thomas (Douglasville, GA)

Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04M 3/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018