Patent Number: 8,818,449

Title: Method and device for network selection in multiple access technologies

Abstract: A method and wireless user equipment (UE) device provide the capability to store network information in a database structure on the wireless user equipment device, with the network information containing network entries arranged by radio access technology. Each network entry contains a radio access network (RAN) identification code and a core network (CN) identification code and has a priority within the radio access technology. The UE device determines a currently preferred order of access technologies and selects a network entry according to the currently preferred order of radio access technologies and the priority of network entries within the radio access technologies.

Inventors: Buckley; Adrian (Tracy, CA), Carpenter; Paul Marcus (Twickenham, GB), Alfano; Nicholas Patrick (Stratford-Upon-Avon, GB), Allen; Andrew Michael (Hallandale Beach, FL)

Assignee: BlackBerry Limited

International Classification: H04W 48/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018