Patent Number: 8,743,766

Title: Method and system for network discovery and selection in wireless network systems

Abstract: Method and system for network discovery and selection in wireless network systems. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a wireless communication system. The system includes a first access network that is connected to a content service network. The first access network includes a base station to provide wireless access to wireless devices within a first region through a plurality of communication channels. The plurality of communication channels includes a broadcast channel. The first access network is configured to send broadcast messages through the broadcast channel. The broadcast message includes a first broadcast message, which includes channel availability information. The system also includes a wireless device. The wireless device includes an antenna and a wireless interface. The wireless interface is adapted to receive at least the first broadcast message.

Inventors: Barber; Phillip (Frisco, TX)

Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H04H 20/71 (20080101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-03 0:00:00