KR101059231B1 - UE and its network selection method - Google Patents

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KR101059231B1
KR101059231B1 KR1020080029685A KR20080029685A KR101059231B1 KR 101059231 B1 KR101059231 B1 KR 101059231B1 KR 1020080029685 A KR1020080029685 A KR 1020080029685A KR 20080029685 A KR20080029685 A KR 20080029685A KR 101059231 B1 KR101059231 B1 KR 101059231B1
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    • H04W48/00Access restriction; Network selection; Access point selection
    • H04W48/18Selecting a network or a communication service
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a terminal for searching a plurality of available networks, and storing a country code and a network identification code of a network selected as a user's preferred network among the searched networks, and a network selection method thereof.
A method of selecting a network in a terminal includes: (a) receiving a selection network selected from a user as a preferred network among a plurality of available networks; And (b) storing the country code and the network identification code of the selected network as preferred network-user preferred network-information.
PLMN, terminal, selection, country code, network identification code

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Terminal and its network selection method {TERMINAL AND METHOD OF SELECTING NETWORK THEREOF}

The present invention relates to a terminal for searching a plurality of available networks, and storing a country code and a network identification code of a network selected as a user's preferred network among the searched networks, and a network selection method thereof.

The mobile communication terminal uses a 15-digit mobile subscriber number system defined as an International Mobile Station Identity (IMSI) to register a location with a base station. 1 is a diagram illustrating a data structure of IMSI.

The IMSI numbering system consists of a mobile country code (MCC), a mobile network code (MNC), and a mobile subscriber identifier (MSIN). Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), which is the subscriber's mobile carrier number, is identified by a Mobile Country Code (MCC) and a Mobile Network Code (MNC).

When the mobile terminal is powered on, the terminal transmits an IMSI including a mobile country code (MCC) and a network network identification code (MNC) for a specific public land mobile network (PLMN). Then, by registering the location in the PLMN to register the location can receive a communication service.

Users of 3G terminals can directly select their preferred PLMN to receive communication services. In order to register a user's favorite PLMN, the user must directly input the country code (MCC) and network identification code (MNC) for the preferred PLMN.

However, most users do not know the country code (MCC) and network identification code (MNC) of their preferred PLMN, so they do not know the country code (MCC) and network identification code (MNC) of their preferred PLMN. It is inconvenient to select PLMN and connect directly.

An object of the present invention is to provide a terminal for searching a plurality of available networks, storing a country code and a network identification code of a network selected as a user's preferred network among the searched networks, and a method for selecting a network thereof.

According to one aspect of the invention, a PLMN selection method is provided.

The method for selecting a network at a terminal includes: (a) receiving a selection network selected from a user as a preferred network among a plurality of available networks; And (b) storing the country code and the network identification code of the selected network as preferred network-user preferred network-information.

According to another feature of the invention, a terminal is provided.

According to another aspect of the present invention, a terminal includes: an input / output unit configured to receive a selection network selected from a user as a preferred network among a plurality of available networks; And a control unit which stores the country code and the network identification code of the selected network as preferred network-preferred network-information.

According to the present invention, a terminal for searching a plurality of available networks and storing a country code and a network identification code of a network selected as a user's preferred network among the searched networks, and a method for selecting a network thereof can be provided.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings so that those skilled in the art may easily implement the present invention. The present invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein. In the drawings, parts irrelevant to the description are omitted in order to clearly describe the present invention, and like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the specification.

Throughout the specification, when a part is said to "include" a certain component, it means that it can further include other components, without excluding other components unless specifically stated otherwise. In addition, the terms “… unit”, “… unit”, “module”, etc. described in the specification mean a unit that processes at least one function or operation, which may be implemented by hardware or software or a combination of hardware and software. have.

Now, a terminal and its network selection method according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

2 is a block diagram of a terminal 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Terminal 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention, the input / output unit 110, the transceiver 120, the search unit 130, the controller 140, the location registration request unit 150 and the information storage unit 160 It includes. Each structure of FIG. 1 is demonstrated as follows.

The input / output unit 110 displays a plurality of available PLMNs to the user, and receives a "selected PLMN" which is a PLMN selected as the PLMN preferred by the user among the PLMNs retrieved from the user.

The transceiver 120 transmits a location registration message for registering the location of the terminal to a base station (not shown) and requests location registration.

The search unit 130 searches for a plurality of available PLMNs using the information storage unit 160. At this time, the retrieved PLMN includes country code (MCC) and network identification code (MNC) information for each PLMN.

The location registration request unit 150 generates a location registration message including a country code and a network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162. In addition, the location registration request unit 150 transmits the generated location registration message to the PLMN having the country code and the network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162.

The information storage unit 160 includes an available PLMN information storage unit 161 and a preferred PLMN information storage unit 162.

The available PLMN information storage unit 161 stores a plurality of available PLMNs and country codes and network identification codes for each PLMN. In this case, the PLMN stored in the available PLMN information storage unit 161 and the country code and network identification code for each PLMN may be stored at the time of release of the terminal, periodically updated, or updated by a user's request.

The preferred PLMN information storage unit 162 stores the country code and the network code of the "selected PLMN" selected by the user as the preferred PLMN.

The controller 140 controls operations of the input / output unit 110, the transceiver unit 120, the search unit 130, and the location registration request unit 150.

Looking at the operation of the controller 140 in detail.

When receiving a request for storing a preferred PLMN from the user through the input / output unit 110, the controller 140 controls the search unit 130 to search for a plurality of available PLMNs using the information storage unit 160.

Thereafter, the controller 140 displays the PLMN searched by the searcher 130 to the user through the input / output unit 110 and requests the user to select the preferred PLMN.

When receiving the "selection PLMN" from the user through the input and output unit 110, the control unit 140 stores the country code and network identification code for the "selection PLMN" selected by the user in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162.

Subsequently, when the terminal is powered off and then powered on again, the control unit 140 stores the country code and the network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162 in the location registration request unit 150. Control to generate a location registration message that includes.

Thereafter, the control unit 140 converts the location registration message generated by the location registration request unit 150 through the transceiver 120 into a PLMN having a country code and a network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162. Send and request location registration.

Now, a PLMN selection method according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

3 is a flowchart of a PLMN selection method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 3, when receiving a request for storing a preferred PLMN from a user (S101), the terminal 100 searches for a plurality of available PLMNs (S102), displays the retrieved PLMNs to the user (S103), A selection of the preferred PLMN is requested (S104). At this time, the retrieved PLMN includes country code (MCC) and network identification code (MNC) information for each PLMN. When receiving the selection PLMN which is the PLMN selected as the PLMN preferred by the user among the PLMNs retrieved from the user (S105), the terminal 100 prefers the country code and the network identification code for the "selected PLMN" selected by the user. 162) (S107).

Then, when the terminal 100 is powered off (OFF) and turned on again (S108), the terminal 100 includes a country code and a network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162. The generated location registration message is generated (S109), the generated location registration message is transmitted to the PLMN having the country code and the network identification code stored in the preferred PLMN information storage unit 162, and requests for location registration (S110).

According to the embodiment of the present invention, even if the user does not know the country code and network identification code of the preferred PLMN, the user can generate a location registration message including the country code and network identification code of the preferred PLMN and access the preferred PLMN. have.

In addition, according to an embodiment of the present invention, a network (communication company) providing a mobile communication service can easily enter a user's preferred network in a roaming station such as Europe and access a preferred network.

The embodiments of the present invention described above are not implemented only through the apparatus and the method, but may be implemented through a program for realizing a function corresponding to the configuration of the embodiment of the present invention or a recording medium on which the program is recorded. Implementation may be easily implemented by those skilled in the art from the description of the above-described embodiments.

Although the embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail above, the scope of the present invention is not limited thereto, and various modifications and improvements of those skilled in the art using the basic concepts of the present invention defined in the following claims are also provided. It belongs to the scope of rights.

1 is a diagram illustrating a data structure of IMSI.

2 is a block diagram of a terminal 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention.

3 is a flowchart of a PLMN selection method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Claims (7)

  1. In the method of selecting a network in the terminal,
    (a) receiving a selection network selected from a user as a preferred network among a plurality of available networks;
    (b) storing the country code and the network identification code of the selected network as preferred network-user preferred network-information;
    (c) generating a location registration message including a country code and a network identification code of the selected network; And
    (d) transmitting the location registration message to a base station and requesting location registration of the terminal;
    Network selection method comprising a.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    In step (b),
    Retrieving a country code and a network identification code of the selected network; And
    And storing the country code and the network identification code for the selected network as the preferred network information.
    How to choose a network.
  3. The method of claim 2,
    In step (a),
    Searching for the plurality of available networks;
    Displaying the searched network and requesting a user to select a preferred network; And
    Receiving the selection network from the user;
    How to choose a network.
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  5. An input / output unit configured to receive a selection network selected from a plurality of available networks as a user's preferred network from a user;
    A control unit for storing a country code and a network identification code of the selected network as preferred network-user preferred network-information;
    A search unit for searching the plurality of available networks and searching for a country code and a network identification code of the selected network; And
    A location registration request unit generating a location registration message including a country code and a network identification code of the selected network, and requesting location registration from the selected network using the location registration message;
    Terminal comprising a.
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  7. The method of claim 5,
    A transmission / reception unit for transmitting the location registration message to a base station and requesting location registration of the terminal; And
    And an information storage unit for storing a country code and a network identification code for the selected network.
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