Rivada Networks patent allows phones to switch networks based on location

Rivada has announced that it has received a new Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office, covering the ability of a mobile device to connect to a secondary wireless network based on the device´s location, the company said.

This new technology allows an operator to sell capacity on its wireless network in specific locations and allows a buyer of wireless bandwidth to target particular places for purchase.

This innovation allows operators to effectively “geo-fence” which parts of their network they make available for secondary use as well as dynamically adjusting quality of service based on location.

Rivada´s patented dynamic spectrum arbitrage technology allows wireless networks to be dynamically shared, while the company´s Open Access Wireless platform allows wholesale buyers of wireless bandwidth to compete for network resources in near-real-time. In combination, Rivada´s network-sharing technology and Open Access Wireless market allow networks to be used more efficiently while lowering the barriers to entry into wireless. This latest patent, “Cell Selection in Dynamic System Arbitrage System,” strengthens Rivada´s leadership in dynamic network-sharing technology.

Rivada Networks is a 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.).