Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Deutsche Telekom AG is a German telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn. Deutsche Telekom was formed in 1996 as the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized. As of June 2008, the German government still holds a 15% stake in company stock directly, and another 17% through the government bank KfW. Wikipedia.


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The invention relates to a method for improving device to device proximity detection and/or device to device communication between a first user equipment and a second user equipment, the first user equipment and the second user equipment being enabled to use a device to device mode (D2D mode), wherein using the device to device mode for device to device proximity detection and/or device to device communication purposes between the first and second user equipments requires performing a discovery procedure between the first and second user equipments, at least the first user equipment being related to a mobile communication network comprising a core network and an access network, the access network of the mobile communication network comprising a base station entity, wherein a first frequency or frequency band is used for the reception of first control data by the first user equipment, the first control data being sent by the base station entity, and wherein a second frequency or frequency band is used for the reception of second control data by the second user equipment, wherein the method comprises the following steps: -- in a first step, the base station entity transmits, as part of the first control data, a first discovery resource configuration information and a second discovery resource configuration information, the first discovery resource configuration information indicating first air interface resources being possibly used for discovery purposes involving the first user equipment, the second discovery resource configuration information indicating second air interface resources being possibly used for discovery purposes involving the second user equipment, -- in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the first user equipment uses the second discovery resource configuration information for performing a discovery procedure towards the second user equipments by using the second air interface resources.


The invention relates to a method for enhanced management of a public utility system, the public utility system comprising a plurality of operating communication-enabled public utility devices, wherein the public utility system further comprises a communication means for communicating between the operating communication-enabled public utility devices as well as between at least one of the operating communication-enabled public utility devices and the communication means, wherein the public utility system comprises a system management layer that interfaces with a database entity, the database entity having a device-related record regarding each operating communication-enabled public utility device, wherein - regarding a new communication-enabled public utility device that is not yet operating as part of the public utility system - the method comprises the steps of:-- in a first step, a communication involving the public utility system occurs regarding the new communication-enabled public utility device such that - regarding the new communication-enabled public utility device - the system management layer is contacted,-- in a second step, subsequent to the first step, a device-related record regarding the new communication-enabled public utility device is generated or validated.


The invention relates to a method for transmitting machine type communication data between, on the one hand, a plurality of machine type communication devices, and, on the other hand, a mobile communication network, the mobile communication network comprising an access network having at least a radio cell and a base station entity associated with the radio cell, the base station entity comprising an antenna equipment, wherein the antenna equipment is used for transmitting the machine type communication data, wherein the machine type communication devices transmit radiofrequency electromagnetic signals that are received by the antenna equipment of the base station entity, wherein by means of the radiofrequency signals the machine type communication data are transmitted at least towards the base station entity, wherein the machine type communication data have a comparably low bitrate, in average per a time interval of at least 60 minutes, of at most 1 Bd (1 bit per second), wherein the radiofrequency electromagnetic signals are modulated signals that are overlapping at least partially and in the frequency domain with the at least one frequency band to provide the mobile communication services of the mobile communication network, wherein, after reception using the antenna equipment of the radiofrequency electromagnetic signals by the base station entity, the machine type communication data are separated from the mobile communication data and/or decoded separately from the mobile communication data.


The invention relates to a method for protecting a mobile communication network from performance impacts, wherein the mobile communication network comprises an access network and a core network, the access network comprising a plurality of radio cells and a plurality of base station entities, and the core network comprising a plurality of network nodes of the mobile communication network, wherein a user equipment is located in a radio cell of the plurality of radio cells, the radio cell being served by a base station entity of the plurality of base station entities, wherein the core network comprises a filter element, the filter element -- either providing a forwarding functionality, to the user equipment, of downlink data packets directed to the specific IP-address or to the specific range of IP-addresses of the user equipment, -- or providing an alternative treatment functionality of downlink data packets directed to the specific IP-address or to the specific range of IP-addresses of the user equipment, the application of the forwarding versus the alternative treatment functionality of the filter element being dependent on load conditions of the mobile communication network at a reception time of the downlink data packets at the core network, wherein at a given load condition of the mobile communication network in case of a particular downlink data packet directed to the user equipment, incoming to the core network, the particular downlink data packet is forwarded to the user equipment if at least one of the following conditions are met: -- the filter element comprises an information that the user equipment is in the activated state, -- a preceding downlink data packet, preceding the particular downlink data packet in time and being directed to the specific IP-address or to the specific range of IP- addresses of the user equipment, has been forwarded to the user equipment, wherein the preceding downlink data packet precedes the particular downlink data packet by less than a predetermined first time interval, -- a preceding uplink data packet, preceding the particular downlink data packet in time and being originating from the specific IP-address or from the specific range of IP- addresses of the user equipment, has been received, by the filter element, from the user equipment, wherein the preceding uplink data packet precedes the particular downlink data packet by less than a predetermined second time interval.


Patent
Ericsson AB and Deutsche Telekom AG | Date: 2017-05-24

There are provided a plurality of methods for detecting a scene change in a streamed video, the streamed video comprising a series of pictures. An example method comprises calculating, for a plurality of positions, a difference between the costs of coding macro-blocks at the same position in successive pictures. The method further comprises identifying a new scene when the sum of the differences for a plurality of positions meets a threshold criterion. There is further provided a method of determining the perceptual impact of a packet loss on a streamed video the method comprising: identifying a packet loss; and determining if the lost packet contained information relating to a picture at the start of a new scene, wherein a new scene is detected using one of the methods disclosed herein.


Patent
Deutsche Telekom AG | Date: 2017-04-05

The invention relates to a method for the transmission of IPTV signals to a SAT-IP client, wherein an IPTV server function simulates vis--vis the SAT-IP client requesting a satellite transmitter that is characterized by certain reception parameters to have the functionality of a SAT-IP server. For this purpose, the IPTV server function analyzes the request received by the SAT-IP client, associates it with an IPTV transmitter and sends to the SAT-IP client a response in accordance with the SAT-IP specification.


Patent
Deutsche Telekom AG | Date: 2017-05-24

A lateral illumination optical fibre (1) comprises a light-conducting core (2) oriented in a main direction of propagation (M), optical means (11, 12) arranged in or on the core for emitting visible lateral luminous radiation (5) in a radial direction when the optical means (11, 12) are irradiated with exciter radiation (4) propagating in the main direction of propagation (M) in the core, wherein the optical means comprise first optical means (11) and second optical means (12), and the first and second optical means (11, 12) are made to emit lateral luminous radiation (51, 52) each by a diverging exciter radiation (41, 42).


Patent
Deutsche Telekom AG | Date: 2017-04-12

The invention relates to a method for providing roaming services, for a user equipment, within a mobile communication network, the mobile communication network comprising a core network and an access network, the access network of the mobile communication network comprising at least one radio cell being served by a base station entity, wherein the user equipment is able to be attached to the mobile communication network via the base station entity despite the user equipment being related to a further mobile communication network as the home public land mobile network of the user equipment, wherein the core network comprises a serving core network node and a home subscriber server functionality, wherein the serving core network node provides mobility management functionality regarding the base station entity and thereby provides mobility management functionality regarding the user equipment, wherein the further mobile communication network comprises a further core network, the further core network comprising a further home subscriber server functionality, the further home subscriber server functionality being able to provide subscription profile data regarding the user equipment, wherein upon attachment of the user equipment with the mobile communication network the method comprises the following steps: in a first step, the serving core network node requests, from the home subscriber server functionality and by means of a first request message, subscription profile data regarding the user equipment, in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the home subscriber server functionality requests, from the further home subscriber server functionality and by means of a second request message, subscription profile data regarding the user equipment, in a third step, subsequent to the second step, the further home subscriber server functionality transmits, by means of a first response message, first subscription profile data regarding the user equipment to the home subscriber server functionality, in a fourth step, subsequent to the third step, the home subscriber server functionality transmits, by means of a second response message, second subscription profile data to the serving core network node having requested subscription profile data by means of the first request message, the second subscription profile data corresponding at least in part to the first subscription profile data.


Patent
CommScope and Deutsche Telekom AG | Date: 2017-05-31

The invention relates to a splitter device (1) for telecommunications and data technology, comprising a high-pass filter (2), a low-pass filter (3), at least one first port (11), at least one second port (12) and at least one third port (13), wherein the high-pass filter (2) is arranged between the first port (11) and the third port (13) and the low-pass filter (3) is arranged between the second port (12) and the third port (13), wherein the splitter device (1) has an overvoltage protection circuit (4) and at least one first switching element (7) on the first port (11) and at least one second switching element (8) on the third port (13), wherein either the high-pass filter (2) or the overvoltage protection circuit (4) is switchable between the first port (11) and the third port (13) by means of the at least one first and at least one second switching element (7, 8), or the splitter device (1) has at least one overvoltage protection circuit (4) and at least one first switching element (7) on the first port (11) and at least one further switching element (8) on the third port (13), wherein the at least one overvoltage protection circuit is arranged between the first port (11) and the first switching element (7), and/or between the third port (13) and the second switching element (8) and/or between the second port (12) and the low-pass filter (3), wherein the high-pass filter (2) is situated between the first and third ports (11, 13) for signalling purposes in a first switching position of the first and second switching elements (7, 8) and, in a second switching position, the first and second switching elements (7, 8) are connected to one another directly, and to an arrangement (20) with a splitter device (1).


The invention relates to a method for generating an enhanced video signal and providing the enhanced video signal to the driver of a vehicle that is moving at a certain speed, wherein, at a predetermined first point in time, the vehicle is located at a predetermined first location, wherein the enhanced video signal comprises a plurality of pieces of image information associated to a plurality of locations, wherein each one of the plurality of pieces of image information relates to one of the plurality of locations, wherein the part of the enhanced video signal that is provided to the driver of the vehicle at the first point in time corresponds to an image information associated to second location of the plurality of locations such that the vehicle - at a second point in time subsequent to the first point in time - either travels at the second location or is likely to travel at the second location, wherein the pieces of image information are part of a plurality of streams of video signals generated by a plurality of camera devices that are fixedly positioned at or related to the plurality of locations, wherein each one of the plurality of pieces of image information corresponds to one of the plurality of streams of video signals generated by one of the plurality of camera devices having a field of view such that at least one of the plurality of locations is at least partly part of the field of view of the respective camera device, wherein the method comprises the steps of:-- in a first step, the plurality of pieces of image information is selected from the plurality of streams of video signals,-- in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the plurality of pieces of image information is converted into a plurality of partial video streams,-- in a third step, the plurality of partial video streams (91, 92, 93) is combined to be integrated in the enhanced video signal.

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