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Telecommunications network and method for operating a telecommunications network

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WO2000014982A1
WO2000014982A1 PCT/DE1999/002208 DE9902208W WO0014982A1 WO 2000014982 A1 WO2000014982 A1 WO 2000014982A1 DE 9902208 W DE9902208 W DE 9902208W WO 0014982 A1 WO0014982 A1 WO 0014982A1
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network
radio
telecommunication
telecommunications
transmission
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PCT/DE1999/002208
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German (de)
French (fr)
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Jörg ARNOLD
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Mitsubishi International Gmbh
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
    • H04W88/00Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
    • H04W88/02Terminal devices
    • H04W88/04Terminal devices adapted for relaying to or from another terminal or user
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
    • H04W16/00Network planning, e.g. coverage or traffic planning tools; Network deployment, e.g. resource partitioning or cells structures
    • H04W16/24Cell structures

Abstract

The invention relates to a telecommunications network and a method for operating a telecommunications network comprising a basic network suitable for network management and the transmission of useful information. For the purpose of capacity expansion said network is fitted with simple and economical means such that a radio network which communicates with the basic network is provided and used for the at least partial transmission of useful information, whereby the radio network has end-user devices which in addition are configured as transmission relays.

Description

"Telecommunications network and methods of operating a telecommunications network"

The invention relates to a telecommunications network with a suitable network management and transmission of traffic based network.

The invention further relates to a method of operating a telecommunications network with a suitable network management and transmission of traffic based network.

Telecommunication networks of the type in question have long been known from practice and exist in various embodiments. Such telecommunications networks comprise a base web, which is suitable for network management and transmission of useful information. on the one hand, all network management tasks carried out such as via the base network. localization and addressing of subscribers in a telecommunication connection, the structure of the telecommunications link, as well as the billing of telecommunications connections. On the other hand via the backbone network, the transmission of useful information, whereby all data are to be understood as payloads which do not affect the network management, but include, for example, call content, fax content or other data that wants to transmit a subscriber to another subscriber.

Basic networks of the kind in question are, for example, by conventional telephone networks or by mobile radio networks such as, GSM or formed PHS networks, the latter networks are also referred to as cellular networks due to their administrative structure. Due to an ever increasing number of usage possibilities, which are provided by the known systems, and due to a resultant ever-increasing use of telecommunications networks, the known base networks approach currently limits their capacity. In this capacity limit of four million potential subscribers are eg. In Germany typical. The creation of more in the near future required capacity entails an enormous cost for network operators due to very high device-reciprocal investments. The cost of this move in the range of billions of German Mark and represents a very high financial burden for operators.

One way out of this problem could provide telecommunications networks that are based on a different basic structure than previous networks. In this case, relay radio networks could in particular so-called. Are used in which each mobile Endteilnehmereinrichtung preferably is formed simultaneously as a transfer relay. The advantage of such networks is that each Endteilnehmergerät may be involved in the capacity of transmission relays in the development of radio link chains. In other words, a Endteilnehmereinrichtung serves not only the operation of a telecommunication connection of each end user, but also the operation of telecommunication links of other subscribers. So fall in such a power off investment costs for transmission relay, which normally have to build in the area of ​​the telecommunications network. Consequently, such a relay radio network is an investment-poor telecommunications network.

As regards the use of such a relay radio network, however, is problematic in that system areas such as, the location of the network subscriber, the routing based thereon of the radio links or the billing of telecommunication connections is not in a mature stage of development for use are located.

The present invention therefore has for its object to provide a telecommunication network and a method for operating a telecommunication network of the type mentioned, according to which an expansion of capacity with simple and inexpensive means is reached.

According to the invention, the foregoing object is achieved by a telecommunication network and by a method of operating a telecommunications network station having the features of claims 1 and 12 respectively. Thereafter, a telecommunication network of the type mentioned is arranged such that a communicating with the base network radio network is provided for at least partial transmission of the payload, and that the radio network comprises Endteilnehmereinrichtungen which are additionally designed as a transfer relay.

in the inventive manner it has first been recognized that the above object is solved by the combination of an existing base network with an additional radio network in a surprisingly simple manner. For this purpose, a radio network is provided in which the transmission of the payload can be carried out at least partially. Thus there is significant capacity in the initial basic network are free, since the transmission of the useful information takes up a very large part of the available network capacity. In extreme cases, a complete division of responsibilities between the basic network and radio network could be done, namely to the effect that the basic network only operates the network management and the radio network, the transmission of useful information.

In further accordance with the invention, the radio network is formed by a so-called. Relay radio network, wherein the Endteilnehmereinrichtungen are additionally formed as a transfer relay. This complement and enhance the capacity of the original base mesh is achieved with a so-called. Repeater network which is inexpensive to install from the Endteilnehmereinrichtungen separate transmission relays because unnecessary. Ultimately, it is only necessary to establish communication between the original base network and relay radio network.

With the inventive telecommunication network telecommunication high capacity can be provided without such high investment costs are required, as for example, in cellular networks are required. The original base network can handle a much larger number of telecommunication links at a discharge for the transmission of traffic through the wireless network or edit as in original condition. So that the original backbone created a sort of "backbone" of the radio network. A telecommunications network is Consequently, the inventive telecommunication network realized in which capacity expansion with simple and cost-effective means is reached.

The base network can be any already installed network more versatile way. Here, for example. Conventional fixed networks such as the telephone network of Deutsche Telekom and mobile networks of any kind come into question.

For safe operation of the telecommunication network, the base wetting agent for localization and / or addressing of subscribers might have on a telecommunications connection. It is particularly intended to the participants in the radio network, since their management could be done by the basic network.

Furthermore, the base could include wetting agents for charging and / or means for routing of a telecommunication link. Thus, the entire network management could be powered by the basic network.

In a particularly simple and functionally reliable manner could be provided for communication between base network and radio network gateways. Such gateways may be individually manageable. Regarding the administration is first thought to the fundamental process of accessing to the wireless network and / or to the base network.

The gateways could be formed with respect to a particularly reliable harmful cover on a power reserve by inpatient facilities. The arrangement of a hospital could to individual requirements, be necessary geographical constraints adapted.

In a structurally particularly simple configuration, the gateway could be at least partially formed by individual Endteilnehmereinrichtungen the radio network. In the presence of mobile phones as Endteilnehmereinrichtungen the gateway function could be provided in the mobile phone. This would provide predetermined or any end user gateways. In more elaborate designed Endteilnehmereinrichtungen of the radio network the Endteilnehmereinrichtungen could comprise two mutually separable units, namely, the transmission relay and the Endteilnehmerschnittstelle. In this case, the transmission relays could be directly associated with a landline connection. In this way, a stationary arrangement of a transmission relay would be realized, with the associated Endteilnehmerschnittstelle could be mobile.

The inventive method for operating a telecommunications network is characterized in that for at least partial transmission of the payload a communicating with the base network radio network is used, wherein the radio network Endteilnehmereinrichtungen which are additionally formed as a transfer relay.

For communication between the basic network and wireless network easily gateways could be used. These gateways may, as required, preferably by independent suppliers managed and / or operated. The provided by the suppliers' access to the wireless network or access to the basic network could be made subject to a fee payment.

To promote competition, the providers could be selected by the participants. This would always be the most cost-effective provider selected by a subscriber. It is essential that the gateways must not be managed by a central administration as a whole, but they can be operated by independent suppliers and possibly purchased. The entire telecommunication traffic through the gateway could then be made dependent on a fee payment. As a utility, private providers or public telecommunications companies are conceivable.

With regard to the functioning of a telecommunication network according to the invention, the following is an example carried out:

For establishing a connection with another subscriber, a radio relay network subscribers the location or destination address of his destination subscriber and possibly the addresses of the relays, which are known in the route to the destination user could initially set up via a gateway to the existing backbone and there eg., Experienced. Furthermore, the radio network participants could learn more alternative relay or relay alternate routes to maintain the connection in case of failure. Furthermore, the relay radio network participants could learn more information about the structure, maintenance and dismantling of the radio link such as. Channel selection and transmission parameters. Finally, information about possible services and cost him could be made available.

The communication with the gateway could be done more than once, for example. At the start or during or at the end of the connection. In this way could be favored, which are carried out by the basic network Vergebührungspro- processes. In particular, this communication could be used to log in to or out of a radio relay network subscriber, so that it can be localized by means of the infrastructure of the initial base mesh.

The use of the wireless network could be made to pay dependent. Ie, as long as the basic network has sufficient capacity for full telecommunications link, the use of the radio network is not required.

The Endteilnehmereinrichtungen may also be designed so that each participant can choose whether he wants to use the basic network or the radio network. Here could form the basis for decisions when the telecommunications connections via the base network and the wireless network are different expensive cost considerations. For this, the Endteilnehmereinrichtungen could be designed such that it can be operated both in the basic network and the radio network. Thus multifunction devices were realized.

As a gateway entrances in previous fixed networks, the existing telephone lines could be used. Here, the Endteilnehmereinrichtungen the radio network could separable units be divided from each other in at least two, at least the Endteilnehmerschnittstelle and the transmission relay. The transmission relay could then remain stationary at the respective telephone connection. Once the Reiaisfunknetzteilnehmer has received the necessary information and data from the base network at the gateway, or the gateway, it can contact it to its destination subscriber. This could be through a calculated address comparison and done a consequent gradual establishment of the connection. Such a configuration process is described in German Patent Application 197 26 956.7.

As a radio network, a relay radio network, in the inventive telecommunication network could be used as described in German patent application 195 35 021.9.

Claims

Patentanspr├╝che
1. telecommunications network with a suitable network management and ├ £ transfer of payload information based network, characterized in that da├ƒ for at least partially ├ £ transmission of the useful information a communicating with the base network radio network is provided and da├ƒ the radio network Endteilnehmereinrichtungen which the zus├ are formed useful as ├ £ bertragungsrelais.
2. A telecommunication network according to claim 1, characterized in that the basic network daß a fixed network.
3. Telecommunications network according to claim 1, characterized in that the base daß network is a mobile radio network.
4. A telecommunication network according to any one of Ansprüche 1 to 3, characterized in that the base daß wetting agent for localization and / or addressing of subscribers in a telecommunications connection, in particular of subscribers in the radio network, comprising.
5. A telecommunication network according to any one of Ansprüche 1 to 4, characterized in that the basic network daß means for Vergebührung and / or has the routing of a telecommunication link.
6. A telecommunication network according to any one of Ansprüche 1 to 5, characterized in that daß for communication between the base network and radio network gateways are provided.
7. A telecommunication network according to claim 6, characterized in that the gateways are individually daß manageable.
8. A telecommunication network according to claim 6 or 7, characterized daß which are formed by Gateways stationäre facilities.
9. A telecommunication network according to any one of Ansprüche 6 to 8, characterized in that daß the gateways are at least partially formed by individual Endteilnehmereinrichtungen the radio network.
10. A telecommunication network according to any one of Anspr├╝che 1 to 9, characterized in that the da├ƒ Endteilnehmereinrichtungen of the radio network from one another two separable units, n├ñmlich the ├ £ bertragungsrelais and Endteilnehmerschnittstelle.
11. A telecommunication network according to claim 10, characterized da├ƒ that ├ £ associated bertragungsrelais a Festnetzanschlu├ƒ.
12. A method of operating a telecommunication network, in particular of a telecommunication network according to one of Anspr├╝che 1 to 11, with a suitable network management and ├ £ transfer of payload information based network, characterized in da├ƒ a with for at least partially ├ £ transmission of the payload information the base network communicating radio network is used, wherein the radio network Endteilnehmereinrichtungen which are formed as zus├ñtzlich ├ £ bertragungsrelais.
13. A method of operating a telecommunications network according to claim
12, characterized in that daß be used for communication between the base network and radio network gateways.
14. A method of operating a telecommunications network according to claim
13, characterized in that the gateways daß by preferably one another unabhängige provider manages and / or operated.
15. A method of operating a telecommunications network according to claim
14, characterized in that the providers are daß auswählbar by the participants.
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