Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)

Aspects of the present disclosure include addressing at least the mentioned issues and/or disadvantages as well as to provide at least the benefits as described below. The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method to provide more efficient communication using beamforming technology in wireless communication systems.

Another aspect of the present disclosure is to provide an apparatus and a procedure for allowing a terminal that has multiple beamforming antennas to connect using a cell that is optimized for each antenna in wireless communication systems.

The present disclosure also provides an apparatus and a method of changing single-cell connections into multicell connections within a wireless communications system.

Another aspect of the disclosure is that it provides an apparatus and method of converting a multiple cell connections to single cell connections in a wireless communication system.

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method that permits multicell connections be made simultaneously in wireless communication networks.

Another aspect of the disclosure is the provision of an apparatus and method of releasing connection for one of cells in a multicell connection state within a wireless communication system.

The present disclosure also provides an apparatus and method to remove all multicell connections that are connected to a wireless communication network.

The present disclosure also provides an apparatus and method to change the optimal cell status in an intercellular communication system.

In accordance with one aspect of the current invention, a method of operating a terminal within wireless communication system is provided. This method involves performing an access process to access a first basestation by using a firstantenna. Then, connecting to the second basestation with a secondantenna, and connecting to the base station using the first antenna. The second antenna is utilized for communicating with the second station.

A method for operating a basestation as a primary basestation in a wireless communication network is described according to a different aspect. The method involves performing an access procedure with terminals via serving cells for a first antenna of the terminal, and performing communication with the terminal via the first antenna of the terminal in which the access procedure involves transmitting, at the base station that is first as well as the terminal, a message containing information about a second base station that the first base station and the terminal desire to access to a gateway using the second antenna.

A method for operating a gateway in an wireless communication network is disclosed in accordance with another aspect. The method includes making an access process in which a terminal connects to the first base station using one antenna, and the terminal connects to a second base station by using a second antenna and communicating with the terminal through the first base station as well as the second base station, wherein the performing of the access procedure involves receiving, from the first base station, an informational message containing details about the base station that is first as well as the second base station.

According to a different aspect of the disclosed invention a terminal apparatus in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The terminal apparatus includes an operator configured to perform an access procedure that allows access to a first basestation using a first antenna and accessing a second base station using a second antenna, and a communications unit that is configured to transmit or receive signals to or from the first base station using the first antenna and send or receive a signal from the second base station via the second antenna.

A first base station apparatus for a wireless communication network is described in accordance with another aspect. The first base station apparatus comprises a controller that performs an access procedure with a terminal via an auxiliary cell that serves the first antenna. A backhaul communications device that is designed to transmit information about an additional station which the first base station would like to access through a gateway controlled by the controller. A wireless communication unit is configured to transmit/receive information to or from the terminal through its first antenna.

In accordance with another aspect of the disclosed invention, the gateway apparatus of a wireless communication system is offered. The gateway apparatus includes a controller configured to perform an access procedure in which the terminal connects to a first base station using a first antenna, and the terminal connects to the second base station with another antenna and a communication unit that is configured to receive a signal including information regarding the first base station and the second base station from the base station that is first and to transmit/receive data to/from the terminal via the first base station and the second base station under control of the controller.

The following detailed description will highlight other aspects, benefits, and key features of the disclosure to people who are skilled in the art. It is accompanied by the attached drawings.

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