Patent Number: 8,798,003

Title: Hybrid communication terminal

Abstract: There is provided a hybrid communication terminal which can overcome a drawback that, in performing switching a system between a 3G network and a WiMAX/LTE is performed under control of a mobile unit, when an IP address allocated to a mobile unit from the network differs before and after system switching, an active session of communication application is disconnected so that it is impossible to continue the communication. In automatically switching connection between different systems during communication, in order to conceal from the communication application that an IP address assigned by the network is changed, an exchange of user data with the communication network is performed via a virtual network device where the IP address is always the same.

Inventors: Arakawa; Taketoshi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: H04W 80/04 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018