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Vodafone Group Plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's second-largest mobile telecommunications company measured by both subscribers and 2011 revenues , and had 439 million subscribers as of December 2011. Vodafone owns and operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. Wikipedia.


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Vodafone | Date: 2017-05-31

A method of controlling the routing of a voice call between a first entity 50/O and a second entity 50/T in a telecommunications system including a circuit switched network and an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, network, the method including: directing the call to a processing node 80; at the processing node, analysing routing information associated with the call; and sending the call via the circuit switched network and/or the IMS network in dependence upon the analysis.


Patent
Vodafone | Date: 2017-04-05

User location-based alerting in a cellular network may be provided. Geographical location information for one or more mobile terminals of the cellular network is received at a network entity of the cellular network from one or both of: a core network part of the cellular network; and a network management part of the cellular network. One or more geographical locations are identified and a message is then generated to cause an alert to be sent to any mobile terminals in the one or more geographical locations based on the received geographical location information.


The invention relates to a method of operating a communications device (UE) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (eNodeB, MME; CloT-BS, C-SGN), which are especially for providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE), especially according to LTE or CloT, whereby the communications device (UE) during an attach procedure transmits an information element regarding radio related capabilities of the communications device (UE) and/or regarding core network capabilities of the communications device (UE) to a network element (eNodeB; CloT-BS) of the mobile communications network providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE). The invention further relates to a method of operating a communications device (UE) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (eNodeB, MME; CloT-BS, C-SGN), which are especially for providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE), especially according to LTE or CloT, whereby a network element (eNodeB; CloT-BS) of the mobile communications network providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE) during an attach procedure receives an information element regarding radio related capabilities of the communications device (UE) and/or regarding core network capabilities of the communications device (UE) and whereby the network element (eNodeB; CloT-BS) of the mobile communications network is able to use the received information element regarding radio related capabilities of the communications device (UE) and/or regarding core network capabilities of the communications device (UE) itself, preferably directly, for selecting a core network node (MME; C-SGN) of the mobile communications network. The invention further relates to mobile communications system for operating a communications device (UE) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (eNodeB, MME; CloT-BS, C-SGN), which are especially for providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE), especially according to LTE or CloT, whereby the communications device (UE) and a network element (eNodeB; CloT-BS) of the mobile communications network providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE) are adapted to perform the steps of a method according to the present invention.


A method is provided for operating a communications device (UE) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (eNodeB, MME; CIoT-BS, C-SGN), which are especially for providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE), especially according to LTE or CIoT. The communications device (UE), during an attach procedure, transmits an information element regarding radio related capabilities of the communications device (UE) and/or regarding core network capabilities of the communications device (UE) to a network element (eNodeB; CIoT-BS) of the mobile communications network providing a wireless access interface for the communications device (UE). A method is also provided for operating a communications device (UE) in a mobile communications network including one or more network elements (eNodeB, MME; CIoT-BS, C-SGN). A mobile communications system is also provided to perform the methods.


There are disclosed methods and apparatuses for providing configuration data 120 to a device 110. The configuration data may be provided to the device 110 by a configuration server 120 that is configured to output configuration data for sending to the device 110, wherein the configuration data comprises preferred communications bearer data indicating at least one preferred communications bearer for a device communications interface.


Patent
Vodafone | Date: 2017-08-02

Method and system for managing communication resources within a cellular network. The method comprising determining one or more groups of user equipment, UEs, engaged in a group call in a first mode of operation to be migrated to a second mode of operation based on information indicating the load of a base station. Sending a message indicating that the determined one or more groups of UEs are to migrate to the second mode of operation.


The invention relates to a network device (1) for providing communications security, like privacy and confidentiality, to an end-to-end communication connection (3) comprising:- a first network interface (6) for communicating with a user device (4);- a second network interface (7) for communicating with a communication destination (5);- an authentication unit (8) or a communication connection to an authentication unit (8) located in a communication network (2) for authenticating (23) at least the user device (4) and/or the user (9) of the user device (4) to the network device (1);- a control unit (10) for establishing (24, 25) a first communication connection (11) between the first network interface (6) and the user device (4) and a second communication connection (11) between the second network interface (7) and the communication destination (5) in response to a request (13) from the user device (4) to establish the end-to-end communication connection (3) between the user device (4) and the communication destination (5); and- an encryption unit (14) for encrypting (26) and decrypting data transmitted over the first communication connection (11) and for encrypting (26) and decrypting data transmitted over the second communication connection (12). The invention further relates to a method for providing communications security, like privacy and confidentiality, to an end-to-end communication connection (3).


A network device provides communications security, like privacy and confidentiality, to an end-to-end communication connection. The network device includes: a first network interface for communicating with a user device; a second network interface for communicating with a communication destination; an authentication unit or a communication connection to an authentication unit located in a communication network for authenticating at least the user device and/or the user of the user device to the network device; a control unit for establishing a first communication connection between the first network interface and the user device and a second communication connection between the second network interface and the destination in response to a request from the user device to establish the end-to-end communication connection between the user device and the destination; and an encryption unit for encrypting and decrypting data transmitted over the first connection and for encrypting and decrypting data transmitted over the second connection.


Patent
Vodafone | Date: 2017-08-02

Carrier aggregation may be effected for a mobile terminal in a cellular network environment between a first carrier of a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) system and a second carrier of a Time Division Duplex (TDD) system. A receiver of one of the FDD or TDD systems is susceptible to interference from a transmitter of the other system. At least one parameter of the receiver of the one system and/or the transmitter of the other system is set such that a non-zero throughput is achieved by communication of the first carrier and a non-zero throughput is achieved by by communication of the second carrier.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 25.77M | Year: 2017

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. The project will deliver the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES), a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA, addressing trustworthiness, privacy, data protection and security. User-demand driven interoperable IoT-enabled Active & Healthy Ageing solutions will be deployed on top of the AIOTES in every DS, enhancing and scaling up existing services, for the promotion of independent living, the mitigation of frailty, and preservation of quality of life and autonomy. ACTIVAGE will assess the socio-economic impact, the benefits of IoT-based smart living environments in the quality of life and autonomy, and in the sustainability of the health and social care systems, demonstrating the seamless capacity of integration and interoperability of the IoT ecosystem, and validating new business, financial and organizational models for care delivery, ensuring the sustainability after the project end, and disseminating these results to a worldwide audience. The consortium comprises industries, research centres, SMEs, service providers, public authorities encompassing the whole value chain in every Deployment Site.

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