Rivada is Awarded Yet Another High Value Patent on Its Tiered Priority Access (TPA) and Open Access Wireless Platform Designs

A high priority in responding to any emergency or disaster situation is establishing effective communications. In large scale emergency or disaster (both manmade and natural) situations, it is paramount to maintain communications between all first responders and emergency personnel in order to respond, manage, and control the emergency situation effectively. In the absence of effective communication among first responders and other emergency personnel resources may not be effectively mobilized to the areas which need the resources most. Even in minor emergency situations (e.g., traffic accidents and fires), first responders must be able to call on support assets and coordinate with other services (e.g., public utilities, hospitals, etc.).

Rivada’s patented Tiered Priority Access (TPA) system allows high priory users, such as first responders, to establish effective communications in times of emergency or crisis. More specifically, Rivada’s TPA system monitors wireless cells traffic, determines whether the wireless cells traffic volume exceeds a threshold, partitions the wireless network resources based on priorities when the wireless cell sites traffic volume exceeds the threshold, and reserves a portion of the partitioned resources for high priority usage (i.e., use by wireless devices of authorized emergency personnel).

Rivada’s TPA system also works in conjunction with its Open Access Wireless system, which enables two or more networks to collaborate and negotiate a resource leasing scheme for a use of radio frequency spectrum and network capacity utilization, and then coordinate the inter-network handover of mobile devices for the better and more efficient use of available radio frequency spectrum resources.

U.S. Patent No.: 9,832,759 protects one of Rivada’s pioneering Open Access Wireless platform designs, including any system that includes a home subscriber server (HSS), a mobility management entity (MME), an eNodeB, a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC), and a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC). These components are also critical to the proper and efficient functioning of systems that implement bandwidth trading (or network-sharing based on bandwidth, etc.).

U.S. Patent No.: 9,832,759 also protects Rivada’s HSS and MME technologies, as well as Rivada’s innovative solutions for synchronizing information. Briefly, the HSS is a master user database that stores/includes the subscription-related information (i.e., subscription-profile, user profile, etc.) and information about subscriber’s location and IP information. As part of the Open Access Wireless operations, the DPC may communicate with the HSS component to determine the priorities and access rights of the wireless devices. The DPC may also update the information stored/maintained by the HSS component, which may cause the HSS and MME components to store inconsistent, conflicting or contradictory information.

Rivada’s innovative methods, systems and solutions ensure that the HSS and MME components do not store inconsistent, conflicting or contradictory information. For example, Rivada’s patented components can dynamically add, remove, and modify subscriber information and profiles so as to allow the HSS and MME components to automatically synchronize their information stores and operations. This allows the Open Access Wireless system to better provide DSA services based on tiers and/or for a select subset of the subscribers, allowing for differential service delivery using Rivada’s TPA and Open Access Wireless systems.

Rivada Networks is a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless, interoperable communications networks. Its patented technology creates more efficient utilization of LTE networks, enabling new business models for commercial wireless services (i.e., wholesale, machine-to-machine, Internet of Things, etc.).


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