In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for providing regulatory compliance in network selection by a user equipment (UE) device (102) that is operable to discover an equivalent home network in a foreign country. Upon receiving a network identity code from a network node (504), a determination (404) is made if the network identified by the network identity code is an equivalent home network with respect to a subscriber identity associated with the UE device (102). If so, network scanning is performed (408) by the UE device (102) in accordance with scanning procedures specified for a home country associated with the subscriber identity provided that the geographic code portion of the network country code identifies a geographic area in the home country of the subscriber identity. Otherwise, network scanning is performed (414) by the UE device (102) in accordance with scanning procedures specified for a foreign geographic region identified in the network identity code.
TW095101219A2005-01-142006-01-12Scheme for providing regulatory compliance in performing network selection in a foreign country
method, computer program product, apparatus, and system for communicating programming information between user equipment and the radio access network using spacing or padding, and application specific circuitry providing method execution functionality