Patent Number: 8,792,914

Title: Method and apparatus for wireless communication using location based information

Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed whereby location based information (LBI) is used to make access and routing decisions within a network. Such LBI is sent from mobile devices to the core network when the mobile device registers with the network and is updated periodically. Over time, this collected LBI data represents the position of mobile devices over time and periodic patterns of usage in different geographic areas. When a network receives an indication that a mobile device requires registration with the network, the network determines as a function of said LBI, a desired network access technology to use to connect said mobile device with the network. Instructions are then transmitted to the mobile device to establish a connection using said desired network access technology and the device is registered with the network. Dynamically updated LBI information from mobile devices is also used for IP network routing optimization.

Inventors: Malmi; Robert A. (Red Bank, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.

International Classification: H04W 24/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018