(19)
(11)EP 2 247 135 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
05.01.2011 Bulletin 2011/01

(43)Date of publication A2:
03.11.2010 Bulletin 2010/44

(21)Application number: 10173077.8

(22)Date of filing:  13.10.2005
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 24/08  (2009.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
05292163.2 / 1775981

(71)Applicants:
  • Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe B.V.
    1119 NS Schiphol Rijk (NL)
    Designated Contracting States:
    FR 
  • MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8310 (JP)
    Designated Contracting States:
    AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR 

(72)Inventors:
  • Voyer, Nicolas
    35708 Rennes Cedex 7 (FR)
  • Lavillonniere, Eric
    35708 Rennes Cedex 7 (FR)
  • Pautonnier-Perrot, Sophie
    35708 Rennes Cedex 7 (FR)

(74)Representative: Maillet, Alain et al
Cabinet Le Guen Maillet 5 Place Newquay B.P. 70250
35802 Dinard Cedex
35802 Dinard Cedex (FR)

  


(54)Method for determining if a first cell managed by a first base station is neighbour of a second cell managed by a second base station


(57) The present invention concerns a method for determining if a first cell managed by a first base station is neighbour of a second cell managed by a second base station, the cells being cells of wireless cellular network, the wireless cellular network comprising a telecommunication network enabling the transfer of information between the base stations. The first base station monitors the amount of information transferred between the first base station and the second base station through the telecommunication network and determines if the second cell managed by the second base station is neighbour of the first cell managed by the first base station according to the amount of monitored information transferred between the first base station and the second base station through the telecommunication network. The invention concerns also the associated device.