(19)
(11)EP 3 609 272 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
12.02.2020 Bulletin 2020/07

(21)Application number: 18794382.4

(22)Date of filing:  03.05.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 72/12  (2009.01)
H04L 5/00  (2006.01)
H04W 72/04  (2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2018/085416
(87)International publication number:
WO 2018/202061 (08.11.2018 Gazette  2018/45)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 05.05.2017 CN 201710314141

(71)Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Longgang District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • LI, Junchao
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • TANG, Hao
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • WANG, Fan
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • TANG, Zhenfei
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(74)Representative: Körber, Martin Hans 
Mitscherlich PartmbB Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Sonnenstrasse 33
80331 München
80331 München (DE)

  


(54)METHOD FOR MONITORING INFORMATION, TERMINAL AND NETWORK DEVICE


(57) This application provides an information monitoring method, a terminal, and a network device. The method includes: allocating, by a network device, a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, where the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; obtaining, by the network device, a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determining, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, where the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information; and sending, by the network device, indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource. According to embodiments of this application, common information and information about a terminal can be simultaneously monitored, thereby improving information monitoring efficiency.




Description


[0001] This application claims priority to Chinese Patent Application No. 201710314141.4, filed with the Chinese Patent Office on May 5, 2017 and entitled "INFORMATION MONITORING METHOD, TERMINAL, AND NETWORK DEVICE", which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0002] This application relates to the communications field, and more specifically, to an information monitoring method, a terminal, and a network device.

BACKGROUND



[0003] In a 5th generation mobile communications (the 5th Generation, 5G) new radio (New Radio, NR) standard, a scenario in which a bandwidth capability of a terminal is less than a system bandwidth is supported. In the scenario, how the terminal monitors information has not been discussed.

SUMMARY



[0004] This application provides an information monitoring method, a terminal, and a network device, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor common information and information about the terminal, thereby improving information monitoring efficiency.

[0005] According to a first aspect, an information monitoring method is provided. The method includes: allocating, by a network device, a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, where the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; obtaining, by the network device, a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determining, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, where the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information; and sending, by the network device, indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource.

[0006] The bandwidth part is a segment of frequency domain resources, and includes frequency domain resources of at least one contiguous non-overlapping subcarrier or resource block (Resource Block, RB)/resource block group (Resource Block Group, RBG). The terminal transmits physical channel information and/or physical signal information on the bandwidth part. The network device allocates, to the terminal, the first frequency domain resource used as the bandwidth part of the terminal, obtains the bandwidth capability of the terminal, determines the second frequency domain resource based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and sends the indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal of the second frequency domain resource, so that the terminal monitors the common information on the second frequency domain resource. That is, the network device allocates a common bandwidth to the terminal by considering the bandwidth part of the terminal and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the common information and information about the terminal, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

[0007] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal includes: determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a first common bandwidth in a plurality of common bandwidths as the second frequency domain resource, where a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0008] The network device may select the first common bandwidth from the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and send the indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal of the first common bandwidth, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the common information and the information about the terminal, thereby improving information monitoring efficiency.

[0009] In some possible implementations, a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0010] The network device may select a common bandwidth from a plurality of common bandwidths as the first common bandwidth based on that a difference between a start position of the common bandwidth and the end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0011] In some possible implementations, that a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal may be specifically

where

represents the end position of the first frequency domain resource,

represents the start position of the second frequency domain resource, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0012] In some possible implementations, a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0013] The network device may select a common bandwidth from a plurality of common bandwidths as the first common bandwidth based on that a difference between an end position of the common bandwidth and the start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0014] In some possible implementations, that a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal may be specifically

where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource,

represents the end position of the second frequency domain resource, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0015] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal includes: determining, by the network device, a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource; and determining, by the network device, the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource and the second position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0016] The network device may determine the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource, that is, allocate a common bandwidth to the terminal, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the common information and the information about the terminal.

[0017] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device, a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource includes: determining, by the network device, a threshold range of a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource; and determining, by the network device, any value within the threshold range of the start position of the second frequency domain resource as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0018] Specifically, to determine the second position of the second frequency domain resource, the network device may first determine a threshold range of the second position, and then select a value within the threshold range of the second position randomly. The first position may be a start position, an end position, or a center position of the first frequency domain resource, and the second position may be a start position, an end position, or a center position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0019] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device, a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, a bandwidth size of a common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining a threshold range of the start position

of the second frequency domain resource:

where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource, w1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, w2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal. The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0020] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device, a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, a bandwidth size of a common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining a threshold range of a center position

of the second frequency domain resource:

w2 being an odd number; and

w2 being an even number where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource, w1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, w2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal. The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the center position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0021] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the network device, an end position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, a bandwidth size of a common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining a threshold range of the end position

of the second frequency domain resource:

where w1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, w2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal. The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the end position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0022] In some possible implementations, the sending, by the network device, indication information includes: sending, by the network device, dynamic signaling, to be specific, sending, by the network device, physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information, and the physical layer signaling may be common downlink control information or terminal-specific downlink control information; or sending, by the network device, semi-static signaling, to be specific, sending, by the network device, higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information, and the higher layer signaling may be broadcast signaling, a system message, radio resource control (Radio Resource Control, RRC) signaling, or media access control (Media Access Control) layer signaling.

[0023] The network device may dynamically or semi-statically configure the indication information, thereby improving resource configuration flexibility.

[0024] According to a second aspect, an information monitoring method is provided. The method includes: sending, by a terminal, a bandwidth capability of the terminal to a network device; receiving, by the terminal, indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate a second frequency domain resource, the second frequency domain resource is determined by the network device based on the bandwidth capability of the terminal and a first frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, and the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; and monitoring, by the terminal, common information on the second frequency domain resource.

[0025] The terminal sends the bandwidth capability to the network device, so that the network device can determine, based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the second frequency domain resource that is allocated to the terminal for monitoring the common information. The terminal monitors, on the second frequency domain resource, common information corresponding to a common bandwidth. That is, the network device allocates the common bandwidth to the terminal by considering the bandwidth part of the terminal and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can monitor the common information corresponding to the common bandwidth and information about the terminal, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

[0026] In some possible implementations, a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0027] In some possible implementations, a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0028] In some possible implementations, the receiving, by the terminal, indication information includes: receiving, by the terminal, physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or receiving, by the terminal, higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information. The terminal receives dynamic signaling, to be specific, receives the physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information, and the physical layer signaling may be common downlink control information or terminal-specific downlink control information. Alternatively, the terminal receives semi-static signaling, to be specific, the terminal receives the higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information, and the higher layer signaling may be broadcast signaling, a system message, radio resource control signaling, or media access control layer signaling.

[0029] According to a third aspect, an information monitoring method is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, indication information sent by a network device, where the indication information is used to indicate a plurality of common bandwidths; determining a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and a bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to a bandwidth capability of the terminal; and monitoring, by the terminal, common information on the first common bandwidth.

[0030] The terminal may select the first common bandwidth from the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the common information and information about the terminal, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

[0031] In some possible implementations, the bandwidth part of the terminal and the first common bandwidth satisfy

where

represents a start position of the bandwidth part of the terminal,

represents an end position of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0032] The bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when a difference between an end position of the common bandwidth and the start position of the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information.

[0033] In some possible implementations, the bandwidth part of the terminal and the first common bandwidth satisfy

where

represents an end position of the bandwidth part of the terminal,

represents a start position of the first common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0034] The bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when a difference between the end position of the bandwidth part of the terminal and a start position of the common bandwidth is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information.

[0035] In some possible implementations, the receiving, by the terminal, indication information includes: receiving, by the terminal, dynamic signaling, to be specific, receiving, by the terminal, physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information, and the physical layer signaling may be common downlink control information or terminal-specific downlink control information.

[0036] In some possible implementations, the receiving, by the terminal, indication information includes: receiving, by the terminal, semi-static signaling, to be specific, receiving, by the terminal, higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information, and the higher layer signaling may be broadcast signaling, a system message, radio resource control signaling, or media access control layer signaling.

[0037] According to a fourth aspect, an information monitoring method is provided. The method includes: determining, by a network device, a plurality of common bandwidths; sending, by the network device, indication information to a terminal, where the indication information is used to indicate the plurality of common bandwidths, so that the terminal determines a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths, and a bandwidth size of a first frequency domain resource of the first common bandwidth and a second frequency domain resource of a bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to a bandwidth capability of the terminal; and monitoring common information on the first frequency domain resource.

[0038] The network device configures the plurality of common bandwidths, and sends the indication information to notify the terminal of the plurality of common bandwidths. The terminal may determine a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can monitor the common information on the first common bandwidth. That is, the terminal can simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and the common information.

[0039] In some possible implementations, the sending, by the network device, indication information to a terminal includes: sending, by the network device, dynamic signaling to the terminal, to be specific, sending, by the network device, physical layer signaling to the terminal, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information, and the physical layer signaling may be common downlink control information or terminal-specific downlink control information.

[0040] In some possible implementations, the sending, by the network device, indication information to a terminal includes: sending, by the network device, semi-static signaling to the terminal, to be specific, sending, by the network device, higher layer signaling to the terminal, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information, and the higher layer signaling may be broadcast signaling, a system message, radio resource control signaling, or media access control layer signaling.

[0041] According to a fifth aspect, an information monitoring method is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, a first system parameter set and a second system parameter set from a network device, where the first system parameter set includes a subcarrier spacing size of a first bandwidth part and a quantity of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols included in each slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part, and the second system parameter set includes a subcarrier spacing size of a second bandwidth part and a quantity of OFDM symbols included in each slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part; determining, by the terminal based on the first system parameter set, the second system parameter set, radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and a switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part, a switching time interval for switching from the first bandwidth part to the second bandwidth part; and switching, by the terminal based on the switching time interval, to the second bandwidth part to monitor information.

[0042] The terminal may determine, based on the first system parameter set, the radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and the switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part, the switching time interval for switching from the first bandwidth part to the second bandwidth part, and can obtain, by adding the switching time interval to a slot to which the switching start time of the terminal belongs, a slot that can be used to monitor data corresponding to the second bandwidth part, thereby ensuring data receiving accuracy.

[0043] In some possible implementations, the determining, by the terminal based on the first system parameter set, the second system parameter set, radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and a switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part, a switching time interval for switching from the first bandwidth part to the second bandwidth part includes: determining the switching time interval

based on SCS1, SCS2, M1, M2, Tre, and mi, where SCS1 represents the subcarrier spacing size corresponding to the first bandwidth part, SCS2 represents the subcarrier spacing size corresponding to the second bandwidth part, M1 represents the quantity of symbols included in each slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part, M2 represents the quantity of OFDM symbols included in each slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part, Tre represents the radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and m1 represents the switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part.

[0044] According to a sixth aspect, a network device is provided. The network device includes modules configured to perform the method according to the first aspect or any possible implementation of the first aspect.

[0045] According to a seventh aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes modules configured to perform the method according to the second aspect or any possible implementation of the second aspect.

[0046] According to an eighth aspect, a system is provided. The system includes:
the network device according to the sixth aspect and the terminal according to the seventh aspect.

[0047] According to a ninth aspect, a network device is provided. The network device includes a processor, a memory, and a communications interface. The processor is connected to the memory and the communications interface. The memory is configured to store an instruction, the processor is configured to execute the instruction, and the communications interface is configured to communicate with other network elements under control of the processor. When the processor executes the instruction stored in the memory, the execution enables the processor to perform the method according to the first aspect or any possible implementation of the first aspect.

[0048] According to a tenth aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes a processor, a memory, and a communications interface. The processor is connected to the memory and the communications interface. The memory is configured to store an instruction, the processor is configured to execute the instruction, and the communications interface is configured to communicate with other network elements under control of the processor. When the processor executes the instruction stored in the memory, the execution enables the processor to perform the method according to the second aspect or any possible implementation of the second aspect.

[0049] According to an eleventh aspect, a computer storage medium is provided. The computer storage medium stores program code, and the program code is used to indicate an instruction used to perform the method according to the first aspect or any possible implementation of the first aspect.

[0050] According to a twelfth aspect, a computer storage medium is provided. The computer storage medium stores program code, and the program code is used to indicate an instruction used to perform the method according to the second aspect or any possible implementation of the second aspect.

[0051] According to a thirteenth aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes a module configured to perform the method according to the third aspect or any possible implementation of the third aspect.

[0052] According to a fourteenth aspect, a network device is provided. The network device includes a module configured to perform the method according to the fourth aspect or any possible implementation of the fourth aspect.

[0053] According to a fifteenth aspect, a system is provided. The system includes:
the network device according to the thirteenth aspect and the terminal according to the fourteenth aspect.

[0054] According to a sixteenth aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes a processor, a memory, and a communications interface. The processor and the memory are connected to the communications interface. The memory is configured to store an instruction, the processor is configured to execute the instruction, and the communications interface is configured to communicate with other network elements under control of the processor. When the processor executes the instruction stored in the memory, the execution enables the processor to perform the method according to the third aspect or any possible implementation of the third aspect.

[0055] According to a seventeenth aspect, a network device is provided. The network device includes a processor, a memory, and a communications interface. The processor and the memory are connected to the communications interface. The memory is configured to store an instruction, the processor is configured to execute the instruction, and the communications interface is configured to communicate with other network elements under control of the processor. When the processor executes the instruction stored in the memory, the execution enables the processor to perform the method according to the fourth aspect or any possible implementation of the fourth aspect.

[0056] According to an eighteenth aspect, a computer storage medium is provided. The computer storage medium stores program code, and the program code is used to indicate an instruction used to perform the method according to the third aspect or any possible implementation of the third aspect.

[0057] According to a nineteenth aspect, a computer storage medium is provided. The computer storage medium stores program code, and the program code is used to indicate an instruction used to perform the method according to the fourth aspect or any possible implementation of the fourth aspect.

[0058] According to a twentieth aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes a module configured to perform the method according to the fifth aspect or any possible implementation of the fifth aspect.

[0059] According to a twenty-first aspect, a terminal is provided. The terminal includes a processor, a memory, and a communications interface. The processor and the memory are connected to the communications interface. The memory is configured to store an instruction, the processor is configured to execute the instruction, and the communications interface is configured to communicate with other network elements under control of the processor. When the processor executes the instruction stored in the memory, the execution enables the processor to perform the method according to the fifth aspect or any possible implementation of the fifth aspect.

[0060] According to a twenty-second aspect, a computer storage medium is provided. The computer storage medium stores program code, and the program code is used to indicate an instruction used to perform the method according to the fifth aspect or any possible implementation of the fifth aspect.

[0061] Based on the foregoing technical solutions, the network device allocates, to the terminal, the first frequency domain resource used as the bandwidth part of the terminal, obtains the bandwidth capability of the terminal, determines the second frequency domain resource based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and sends the indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal of the second frequency domain resource, so that the terminal monitors, on the second frequency domain resource, the common information corresponding to the common bandwidth. That is, the network device allocates the common bandwidth to the terminal by considering the bandwidth part of the terminal and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the common information and the information about the terminal, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



[0062] 

FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of an application scenario according to this application;

FIG. 2 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 3 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to another embodiment of this application;

FIG. 4 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to another embodiment of this application;

FIG. 5 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to another embodiment of this application;

FIG. 6 is a schematic block diagram of a network device according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 7 is a schematic structural diagram of a network device according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 8 is a schematic block diagram of a terminal according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 9 is a schematic structural diagram of a terminal according to an embodiment of this application; and

FIG. 10 is a schematic block diagram of a system according to an embodiment of this application.


DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



[0063] The following describes the technical solutions in this application with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0064] In the following, some terms in this application are described, so as to help a person skilled in the art have a better understanding.
  1. (1) A terminal is also referred to as user equipment (user equipment, UE), a mobile station (mobile station, MS), a mobile terminal (mobile terminal, MT), or the like, and is a device that provides a user with voice and/or data connectivity, for example, a handheld device or an in-vehicle device with a wireless connection function. Currently, some examples of the terminal are a mobile phone (mobile phone), a tablet, a notebook computer, a palmtop computer, a mobile Internet device (mobile internet device, MID), a wearable terminal, a virtual reality (virtual reality, VR) device, an augmented reality (augmented reality, AR) device, a wireless terminal in industrial control (industrial control), a wireless terminal in self driving (self driving), a wireless terminal in remote medical surgery (remote medical surgery), a wireless terminal in a smart grid (smart grid), a wireless terminal in transportation safety (transportation safety), a wireless terminal in a smart city (smart city), a wireless terminal in a smart home (smart home), and the like.
  2. (2) A radio access network (radio access network, RAN) is a part, in a network, that connects a terminal to a wireless network. An RAN node (or device) is a node (or device) in the radio access network, and may also be referred to as a base station or a network device. Currently, some examples of the RAN node are a gNB, a transmission/reception point (transmission reception point, TRP), an evolved NodeB (evolved NodeB, eNB), a radio network controller (radio network controller, RNC), a NodeB (NodeB, NB), a base station controller (base station controller, BSC), a base transceiver station (base transceiver station, BTS), a home base station (for example, home evolved NodeB or home NodeB, HNB), a baseband unit (baseband unit, BBU), a Wi-Fi access point (access point, AP), or the like. In addition, in a network structure, the RAN may include a centralized unit (centralized unit, CU) node and a distributed unit (distributed unit, DU) node. In this structure, protocol layers of an eNB in a long term evolution (long term evolution, LTE) system are split, where functions of some protocol layers are controlled by the CU in a centralized manner, functions of part or all of remaining protocol layers are distributed in the DU, and the CU controls DUs in a centralized manner.
  3. (3) "A plurality of' means two or more, and another quantifier is similar to this. The term "and/or" describes an association relationship for describing associated objects and represents that three relationships may exist. For example, A and/or B may represent the following three cases: Only A exists, both A and B exist, and only B exists. The character "/" generally indicates an "or" relationship between the associated objects.


[0065] FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of an application scenario according to this application. A communications system in FIG. 1 may include a terminal 10 and a network device 20. The network device 20 is configured to provide the terminal 10 with a communications service and enable the terminal 10 to access a core network. The terminal 10 accesses a network by searching a synchronization signal, a broadcast signal, or the like sent by the network device 20, so as to communicate with the network. The arrows shown in FIG. 1 may represent uplink/downlink transmission performed by using cellular links between the terminal 10 and the network device 20.

[0066] In a 5G NR standard, a scenario in which a bandwidth capability of a terminal is less than a system bandwidth is supported. In the scenario, how the terminal monitors information has not been discussed.

[0067] FIG. 2 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to an embodiment of this application.

[0068] 201. A network device allocates a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, where the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal.

[0069] For different terminals, the network device may allocate different frequency domain resources to the different terminals as bandwidth parts of the terminals. The bandwidth part may be a segment of frequency domain resources, and include frequency domain resources of at least one contiguous non-overlapping subcarrier or resource block (Resource Block, RB)/resource block group (Resource Block Group, RBG). The terminal transmits physical channel information and/or physical signal information on the bandwidth part.

[0070] It should be understood that, the bandwidth part of the terminal may also be referred to as a "terminal-specific bandwidth part". This is not limited in this application.

[0071] 202. The network device obtains a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determines, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, where the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information.

[0072] Optionally, the determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal may be: determining, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a first common bandwidth in a plurality of common bandwidths as the second frequency domain resource.

[0073] The common bandwidth includes at least a common search space resource, and may further include a resource corresponding to a common message such as a system information block (System Information Block, SIB), or may include a synchronization signal block resource. If the common bandwidth is an initial access common bandwidth, the initial access common bandwidth may include a frequency domain resource of a synchronization signal block. The bandwidth part of the terminal includes at least a terminal-specific search space resource, and may further include a resource corresponding to terminal-specific uplink/downlink data.

[0074] It should be noted that the common bandwidth may be preset by the network device and the terminal, or may be configured through common signaling.

[0075] Optionally, the network device may determine a common bandwidth as the second frequency domain resource, where a bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0076] That is, the network device may select the first common bandwidth from the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and send the indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal of the first common bandwidth, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal, thereby improving information monitoring efficiency.

[0077] Optionally, the first common bandwidth may be an initial access common bandwidth, or may be another common bandwidth different from an initial access common bandwidth. This is not limited in this application.

[0078] Specifically, when a carrier includes a plurality of synchronization signal blocks, each synchronization signal block corresponds to one common bandwidth. If the terminal accesses a system through a first synchronization signal block in the plurality of synchronization signal blocks, a common bandwidth corresponding to the first synchronization signal block is an initial access common bandwidth. When the terminal accesses the system through the first synchronization signal block, the terminal may not know existence of another synchronization signal block and a corresponding common bandwidth.

[0079] When a bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal and the initial access common bandwidth is greater than the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the network device may indicate, by using the indication information, another common bandwidth satisfying that a bandwidth size of the another common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, the terminal can further simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and the common information.

[0080] It should be noted that the another common bandwidth different from the initial access common bandwidth may not include a synchronization signal block. This is not limited in this application.

[0081] Optionally, that a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal may be specifically that a difference between a start position of the first frequency domain resource and an end position of the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0082] To be specific, the start position of the first frequency domain resource and the end position of the second frequency domain resource satisfy:

where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource,

represents the end position of the second frequency domain resource, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0083] It should be noted that the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when the difference between the start position of the first frequency domain resource and the end position of the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information.

[0084] It should be understood that, the difference between the start position of the first frequency domain resource and the end position of the second frequency domain resource may be a value obtained by the start position of the first frequency domain resource minus the end position of the second frequency domain resource, or may be a value obtained by the end position of the second frequency domain resource minus the start position of the first frequency domain resource. This is not limited in this application.

[0085] Optionally, that a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal may alternatively be that a difference between an end position of the first frequency domain resource and a start position of the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0086] To be specific, the start position of the second frequency domain resource and the end position of the first frequency domain resource satisfy:

where

represents the end position of the first frequency domain resource, represents the start position of the second frequency domain resource, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0087] It should be noted that the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when the difference between the end position of the first frequency domain resource and the start position of the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information.

[0088] Optionally, if the first common bandwidth determined by the network device is used by a plurality of terminals to monitor the common information, the network device needs to determine, as the first common bandwidth, a common bandwidth satisfying each terminal. That is, the network device may determine, by using the foregoing formula (1) and formula (2), the common bandwidth satisfying each terminal, and then select a common bandwidth used by each terminal as the first common bandwidth. Alternatively, the network device may determine a smallest bandwidth capability in bandwidth capabilities of the plurality of terminals as Wmax in the foregoing formula (1).

[0089] It should be understood that, different terminals may have different bandwidth capabilities.

[0090] Optionally, the network device may determine a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource, and then determine the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource and the second position.

[0091] The first position may be a start position, a center position, or an end position of the first frequency domain resource, and the second position may be a start position, a center position, or an end position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0092] Optionally, the second position may correspond to the first position. For example, if the first position is the start position of the first frequency domain resource, the second position is the start position of the second frequency domain resource; if the first position is the center position of the first frequency domain resource, the second position is the center position of the second frequency domain resource; or if the first position is the end position of the first frequency domain resource, the second position is the end position of the second frequency domain resource. Alternatively, the second position does not correspond to the first position. For example, the first position is the start position of the first frequency domain resource, and the second position is the end position or the center position of the second frequency domain resource. This is not limited in this application.

[0093] It should be understood that, the start position of the first frequency domain resource may be a minimum indexed resource block (Resource Block, RB) or a minimum indexed resource block group (Resource Block Group, RBG) of the first frequency domain resource. Correspondingly, the end position is a maximum indexed RB or a maximum indexed RBG of the first frequency domain resource. Alternatively, the start position of the first frequency domain resource may be a maximum indexed RB or a maximum indexed RBG of the first frequency domain resource. Correspondingly, the end position is a minimum indexed RB or a minimum indexed RBG of the first frequency domain resource. For ease of description, in the following embodiments, that the start position is a minimum indexed RB or a minimum indexed RBG is used as an example for description.

[0094] It should be noted that a bandwidth size of the common bandwidth may be predefined by the network device and the terminal. Alternatively, after configuring a size of the common bandwidth, the network device sends indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal.

[0095] Optionally, the determining, by the network device, based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the second frequency domain resource of the common bandwidth may be specifically: first determining the second position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource, and then determining the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the start position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0096] Optionally, the determining, by the network device, the start position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining a threshold range of the start position

of the second frequency domain resource:

where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource, W1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, W2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0097] The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0098] Optionally, the determining, by the network device, based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the second frequency domain resource of the common bandwidth may be specifically: first determining the center position or the end position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the start position of the first frequency domain resource, and then determining the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the center position or the end position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0099] Optionally, the determining, by the network device, the center position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining the threshold range of the center position

of the second frequency domain resource: and



where

represents the start position of the first frequency domain resource, W1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, W2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0100] The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the center position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0101] It should be noted that when W2 is an even number, the first RB after the center position is used as a center RB.

[0102] If the first RB before the center position is used as a center RB, the threshold range of the center position

of the second frequency domain resource is:



[0103] Optionally, the determining, by the network device, the end position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the start position of the first frequency domain resource may be determining a threshold range of the end position

of the second frequency domain resource:

where W1 represents the bandwidth size of the bandwidth part of the terminal, W2 represents the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal. The network device takes any

from the threshold range of

as the end position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0104] 203. The network device sends indication information to the terminal, where the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource.

[0105] Optionally, the network device sends the indication information to the terminal, where the indication information may be carried in terminal-specific signaling. The terminal-specific signaling may be dynamic signaling, for example, downlink control information of the terminal, or may be higher layer signaling, for example, radio resource control (Radio Resource Control, RRC) signaling or media access control (Media Access Control, MAC) layer signaling.

[0106] It should be noted that the network device alternatively sends, to the terminal, indication information indicating the first frequency domain resource.

[0107] Optionally, the indication information that indicates the first frequency domain resource and that is sent by the network device to the terminal may be carried in terminal-specific signaling. The terminal-specific signaling may be dynamic signaling, for example, terminal-specific downlink control information, or may be higher layer signaling, for example, RRC signaling or MAC layer signaling.

[0108] Optionally, the indication information that indicates the second frequency domain resource and that is sent by the network device to the terminal may alternatively be carried in common signaling. The common signaling may be dynamic signaling, for example, common downlink control information, or may be higher layer signaling, for example, a broadcast message or a system message.

[0109] 204. The terminal monitors the common information on the second frequency domain resource.

[0110] The terminal may monitor the common information on the second frequency domain resource. In addition, the terminal may further monitor the information about the terminal on the first frequency domain resource. The monitoring, by the terminal, the common information may be monitoring common downlink control signaling that is sent on a common search space resource and that is within the common bandwidth, may be monitoring a common message such as a system message and/or a synchronization signal, or the like. The monitoring, by the terminal, the information about the terminal may be monitoring terminal-specific downlink control signaling sent on a terminal-specific search space resource on the bandwidth part of the terminal, or may be monitoring terminal-specific uplink/downlink data.

[0111] FIG. 3 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to another embodiment of this application.

[0112] 301. A network device sends indication information to a terminal, where the indication information is used to indicate a plurality of common bandwidths.

[0113] It should be noted that the network device alternatively sends terminal-specific signaling to the terminal, where the terminal-specific signaling carries the indication information.

[0114] Optionally, the network device may send common signaling to the terminal, where the common signaling carries the indication information.

[0115] 302. The terminal determines a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and a bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to a bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0116] Optionally, the determining, by the terminal, a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths may be determining a common bandwidth satisfying the following condition as the first common bandwidth:

where

represents a start position of the bandwidth part of the terminal, represents an end position of the first common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0117] It should be noted that the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when a difference between an end position of the common bandwidth and the start position of the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and common information.

[0118] Optionally, the determining, by the terminal, a first common bandwidth in the plurality of common bandwidths may be determining a common bandwidth satisfying the following condition as the first common bandwidth:

where

represents an end position of the bandwidth part of the terminal, represents a start position of the first common bandwidth, and Wmax represents the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0119] It should be noted that the bandwidth size of the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, when a difference between the end position of the bandwidth part of the terminal and a start position of the common bandwidth is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal, the terminal can simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and common information.

[0120] 303. The terminal monitors the common information within the first common bandwidth.

[0121] The terminal may monitor the common information within the first common bandwidth. In addition, the terminal may further monitor information on the bandwidth part of the terminal. That is, the terminal may select the first common bandwidth from the plurality of common bandwidths, where a bandwidth size of the first common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal. In this way, the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information, thereby improving information monitoring efficiency.

[0122] For a given frequency band, the network device configures one or more common bandwidths. At least one of the common bandwidths includes at least a synchronization signal block, a common search space, and a common message such as a SIB and a random access response (Random Access Response, RAR). The synchronization signal block includes a primary synchronization signal (Primary Synchronization Signal, PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (Secondary Synchronization Signal, SSS), and may further include a MIB. Remaining common bandwidths include at least a common search space, and/or a common message such as a SIB and RAR signaling.

[0123] For a given frequency band, the network device configures a bandwidth part for a terminal. The bandwidth part of the terminal includes at least a terminal-specific search space used to schedule uplink/downlink unicast data, and a physical downlink shared channel (Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH) corresponding to the downlink unicast data.

[0124] For a terminal that cannot simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and the common information, for example, a bandwidth capability of the terminal is less than a total bandwidth of the common bandwidth and a bandwidth part of the terminal, the terminal can only monitor the common information and the information about the terminal in a time-division manner. That is, when needing to receive a synchronization signal block, a common search space, and/or a common message such as a SIB or an RAR, a radio frequency is adjusted to the common bandwidth, while within remaining slots, a radio frequency is adjusted to the bandwidth part of the terminal to receive a terminal-specific search space used to schedule uplink/downlink unicast data and/or a PDSCH corresponding to downlink unicast data. If a bandwidth of a first radio frequency corresponding to the common bandwidth is different from a bandwidth of a second radio frequency corresponding to the bandwidth part of the terminal, or the first radio frequency and the second radio frequency have different center frequencies, there is a switching delay for switching of the terminal between the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal. Because control channels of the common search space and the terminal-specific search space are both located on first several symbols of a slot, the switching between the common bandwidth and the bandwidth part of the terminal is inter-slot radio frequency bandwidth switching. When the terminal performs switching on the bandwidth part, how to monitor information to ensure information receiving accuracy urgently needs to be resolved.

[0125] FIG. 4 is a schematic flowchart of an information monitoring method according to another embodiment.

[0126] S401. A terminal receives, from a base station, a first system parameter set and a second system parameter set, where the first system parameter set includes a subcarrier spacing (Subcarrier Spacing, SCS) size of a first bandwidth part and a quantity of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (Orthogonal Frequency Duplex Multiplexing, OFDM) symbols included in each slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part, and the second system parameter set includes a subcarrier spacing size of a second bandwidth part and a quantity of OFDM symbols included in each slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part.

[0127] Different subcarrier spacings are inversely proportional to lengths of the OFDM symbols. To be specific, a larger subcarrier spacing indicates a shorter length of an OFDM symbol. A time length of an OFDM symbol corresponding to a type of a subcarrier spacing 15 kHz is four times that of an OFDM symbol corresponding to a type of a subcarrier spacing 60 kHz. A slot (slot) may be a relative unit, and a quantity of OFDM symbols included in the slot is only defined.

[0128] Radio frequency switching duration of a terminal is a capability of the terminal, and it may be understood as that radio frequency switching duration of each terminal is a fixed value, and radio frequency switching duration of different terminals may be the same or different.

[0129] It should be understood that, the system parameter set may further include a cyclic prefix length, a transmission time unit length, a symbol length, and the like. This is not limited in this application.

[0130] S402. The terminal determines, based on the first system parameter set, the second system parameter set, radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and a switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part, a switching time interval for switching from the first bandwidth part to the second bandwidth part.

[0131] Optionally, the determining, by the terminal based on the first system parameter set, the second system parameter set, radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and a switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part, a switching time interval for switching from the first bandwidth part to the second bandwidth part may be specifically implemented through

where SCS1 and SCS2 respectively represent the subcarrier spacing size corresponding to the first bandwidth part and the subcarrier spacing size corresponding to the second bandwidth part, M1 and M2 respectively represent the quantity of OFDM symbols included in each slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part and the quantity of OFDM symbols included in each slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part, Tre represents the radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, and mi represents the switching start time of the terminal within the first bandwidth part.

[0132] Specifically, as shown in FIG. 5, that a slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part includes seven OFDM symbols and a slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part includes 14 OFDM symbols is used as an example for description. In this way, an absolute time length of the slot corresponding to the first bandwidth part is

an absolute time length of each corresponding symbol is

and an absolute time length of the slot corresponding to the second bandwidth part is

The terminal starts to perform switching from the m1th symbol within a current slot of the first bandwidth part. In this case, within the radio frequency switching duration of the terminal, an absolute time length of other slots than the current slot of the first bandwidth part is

is used. In this way, a quantity of slots that are within the second bandwidth part and that correspond to the absolute time length of the other slots is

Therefore, the terminal needs to monitor information corresponding to the second bandwidth part starting from the

slot after the current slot.

[0133] It should be understood that, the subcarrier spacing of the second bandwidth part may be different from or the same as the subcarrier spacing of the first bandwidth part. This is not limited in this application. For example, the first bandwidth part may be a common bandwidth, and the second bandwidth part may be a bandwidth part of the terminal.

[0134] S403. The terminal switches, based on the switching time interval, to the second bandwidth part to monitor information.

[0135] The terminal can obtain, by adding the switching time interval to a slot to which the switching start time of the terminal belongs, a slot that can be used to monitor the second bandwidth part, thereby ensuring information receiving accuracy.

[0136] For example, the switching start time of the terminal is an nth slot. In this case, the second bandwidth part is monitored within an (n+k)th slot.

[0137] It should be understood that sequence numbers of the foregoing processes do not mean execution sequences in various embodiments of this application. The execution sequences of the processes should be determined based on functions and internal logic of the processes, and should not be construed as any limitation on the implementation processes of the embodiments of this application.

[0138] The foregoing describes the information monitoring method according to the embodiments of this application in detail. The following describes, with reference to FIG. 6 and FIG. 7, a terminal and a network device according to the embodiments of this application.

[0139] FIG. 6 is a schematic block diagram of a network device 600 according to an embodiment of this application. As shown in FIG. 6, the network device 600 includes:

a processing module 610, configured to allocate a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, where the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal, where

the processing module 610 is further configured to obtain a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determine, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, where the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information; and

a sending module 620, configured to send indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource.



[0140] Optionally, the processing module 610 is specifically configured to:
determine, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a first common bandwidth in a plurality of common bandwidths as the second frequency domain resource, where a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0141] Optionally, a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0142] Optionally, a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0143] Optionally, the processing module 610 is specifically configured to: determine a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource; and determine the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource and the second position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0144] Optionally, the processing module 610 is specifically configured to: determine a threshold range of a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource; and determine any value within the threshold range of the start position of the second frequency domain resource as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.

[0145] Optionally, the sending module 620 is specifically configured to: send physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or send higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.

[0146] Therefore, the network device according to this embodiment of this application allocates, to the terminal, the first frequency domain resource used as the bandwidth part of the terminal, obtains the bandwidth capability of the terminal, determines the second frequency domain resource based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and sends the indication information to the terminal to notify the terminal of the second frequency domain resource, so that the terminal monitors, on the second frequency domain resource, the common information corresponding to the common bandwidth. That is, the network device allocates the common bandwidth to the terminal by considering the bandwidth part of the terminal and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor information about the terminal and the common information, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

[0147] It should be understood that, the network device 600 according to this embodiment of this application may correspond to the network device in the information monitoring method in the embodiments of this application, and the foregoing and other management operations and/or functions of various modules of the network device 600 are respectively intended to implement corresponding steps of the foregoing methods. For brevity, details are not described herein again.

[0148] The sending module 620 in this embodiment of this application may be implemented by a transceiver, and the processing module 610 may be implemented by a processor. As shown in FIG. 7, a network device 700 may include a transceiver 710, a processor 720, and a memory 730. The memory 730 may be configured to store indication information, and may further be configured to store code, instructions, and the like to be executed by the processor 720.

[0149] FIG. 8 is a schematic block diagram of a terminal 800 according to an embodiment of this application. As shown in FIG. 8, the terminal 800 includes:

a sending module 810, configured to send a bandwidth capability of the terminal to a network device;

a receiving module 820, configured to receive indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate a second frequency domain resource, the second frequency domain resource is determined by the network device based on the bandwidth capability of the terminal and a first frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, and the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; and

a processing module 830, configured to monitor common information on the second frequency domain resource.



[0150] Optionally, a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0151] Optionally, a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.

[0152] Optionally, the receiving module 820 is specifically configured to: receive physical layer signaling, where the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or receive higher layer signaling, where the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.

[0153] Therefore, the terminal according to this embodiment of this application sends the bandwidth capability of the terminal to the network device, and receives the indication information that indicates the second frequency domain resource and that is sent by the network device, where the second frequency domain resource is determined by the network device based on the first frequency domain resource and the bandwidth capability of the terminal. The terminal monitors, on the second frequency domain resource, the common information corresponding to the common bandwidth. That is, the network device allocates the common bandwidth to the terminal by considering the bandwidth part of the terminal and the bandwidth capability of the terminal, so that the terminal can simultaneously monitor the information about the terminal and the common information, thereby improving monitoring efficiency.

[0154] It should be understood that, the terminal 800 according to this embodiment of this application may correspond to the terminal in the information monitoring method in the embodiments of this application, and the foregoing and other management operations and/or functions of various modules of the terminal 800 are respectively intended to implement corresponding steps of the foregoing methods. For brevity, details are not described herein again.

[0155] The sending module 810 and the receiving module 820 in this embodiment of this application may be implemented by a transceiver, and the processing module 830 may be implemented by a processor. As shown in FIG. 9, a terminal 900 may include a transceiver 910, a processor 920, and a memory 930. The memory 930 may be configured to store indication information, and may further be configured to store code, instructions, and the like to be executed by the processor 920.

[0156] It should be understood that, the processor 720 or the processor 920 may be an integrated circuit chip, and have a signal processing capability. In an implementation process, the steps in the foregoing method embodiments may be implemented by using a hardware integrated logic circuit in the processor, or by using instructions in a form of software. The foregoing processor may be a general purpose processor, a digital signal processor (Digital Signal Processor, DSP), an application-specific integrated circuit (Application Specific Integrated Circuit, ASIC), a field programmable gate array (Field Programmable Gate Array, FPGA) or another programmable logic device, a discrete gate or a transistor logic device, or a discrete hardware component. All the methods, steps, and logical block diagrams disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention can be implemented or performed by the processor. The general purpose processor may be a microprocessor or the processor may be any conventional processor, or the like. The steps of the methods disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention may be directly performed and completed by a hardware decoding processor, or may be performed and completed by using a combination of hardware and software modules in the decoding processor. The software module may be located in a mature storage medium in the art, such as a random access memory, a flash memory, a read-only memory, a programmable read-only memory or electrically erasable programmable memory, or a register. The storage medium is located in the memory, and the processor reads information in the memory and completes the steps in the foregoing methods in combination with hardware of the processor.

[0157] It may be understood that the memory 730 or the memory 930 in the embodiments of the present invention may be a volatile memory or a non-volatile memory, or may include a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory may be a read-only memory (Read-Only Memory, ROM), a programmable read-only memory (Programmable ROM, PROM), an erasable programmable read-only memory (Erasable PROM, EPROM), an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (Electrically EPROM, EEPROM), or a flash memory. The volatile memory may be a random access memory (Random Access Memory, RAM), used as an external cache. Through example but not limitative description, many forms of RAMs may be used, for example, a static random access memory (Static RAM, SRAM), a dynamic random access memory (Dynamic RAM, DRAM), a synchronous dynamic random access memory (Synchronous DRAM, SDRAM), a double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory (Double Data Rate SDRAM, DDR SDRAM), an enhanced synchronous dynamic random access memory (Enhanced SDRAM, ESDRAM), a synchronous link dynamic random access memory (Synchlink DRAM, SLDRAM), and a direct rambus random access memory (Direct Rambus RAM, DR RAM). It should be noted that the memory in the system and method described in this specification intends to include but is not limited to these memories and any other appropriate types of memories.

[0158] An embodiment of this application further provides a system 1000. As shown in FIG. 10, the system 1000 includes:
the network device 700 according to the foregoing embodiment of this application and the terminal 900 according to the foregoing embodiment of this application.

[0159] An embodiment of this application further provides a computer storage medium, and the computer storage medium may store a program instruction for performing any of the foregoing methods.

[0160] Optionally, the storage medium may be specifically the memory 730 or 930.

[0161] A person of ordinary skill in the art may be aware that, the units and algorithm steps in the examples described with reference to the embodiments disclosed in this specification may be implemented by electronic hardware or a combination of computer software and electronic hardware. Whether the functions are performed by hardware or software depends on particular applications and design constraint conditions of the technical solutions. A person skilled in the art may use different methods to implement the described functions for each particular application, but it should not be considered that the implementation goes beyond the scope of this application.

[0162] It may be clearly understood by a person skilled in the art that, for the purpose of convenient and brief description, for a detailed working process of the system, apparatus, and unit, refer to a corresponding process in the method embodiments. Details are not described herein again.

[0163] In the several embodiments provided in this application, it should be understood that the disclosed system, apparatus, and method may be implemented in other manners. For example, the described apparatus embodiment is merely an example. For example, the unit division is merely logical function division and may be other division in actual implementation. For example, a plurality of units or components may be combined or integrated into another system, or some features may be ignored or not performed. In addition, the displayed or discussed mutual couplings or direct couplings or communication connections may be implemented by using some interfaces. The indirect couplings or communication connections between the apparatuses or units may be implemented in electronic, mechanical, or other forms.

[0164] The units described as separate parts may or may not be physically separate, and parts displayed as units may or may not be physical units, may be located in one position, or may be distributed on a plurality of network units. Some or all of the units may be selected based on actual needs to achieve the objectives of the solutions of the embodiments of this application.

[0165] In addition, functional units in the embodiments of this application may be integrated into one processing unit, or each of the units may exist alone physically, or two or more units are integrated into one unit.

[0166] When the functions are implemented in a form of a software functional unit and sold or used as an independent product, the functions may be stored in a computer-readable storage medium. Based on such an understanding, the technical solutions of this application essentially, or the part contributing to the prior art, or some of the technical solutions may be implemented in a form of a software product. The computer software product is stored in a storage medium, and includes several instructions for instructing a computer device (which may be a personal computer, a server, a network device, or the like) to perform all or some of the steps of the methods described in the embodiments of this application. The foregoing storage medium includes: any medium that can store program code, such as a USB flash drive, a removable hard disk, a read-only memory (Read-Only Memory, ROM), a random access memory (Random Access Memory, RAM), a magnetic disk, or an optical disc.

[0167] The foregoing descriptions are merely specific implementations of this application, but are not intended to limit the protection scope of this application. Any variation or replacement readily figured out by a person skilled in the art within the technical scope disclosed in this application shall fall within the protection scope of this application. Therefore, the protection scope of this application shall be subject to the protection scope of the claims.


Claims

1. An information monitoring method, comprising:

allocating, by a network device, a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, wherein the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal;

obtaining, by the network device, a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determining, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, wherein the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information; and

sending, by the network device, indication information, wherein the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource.


 
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal comprises:
determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a first common bandwidth in a plurality of common bandwidths as the second frequency domain resource, wherein a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
3. The method according to claim 2, wherein a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
4. The method according to claim 2, wherein a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the determining, by the network device based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal comprises:

determining, by the network device, a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource; and

determining, by the network device, the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource and the second position of the second frequency domain resource.


 
6. The method according to claim 5, wherein the determining, by the network device, a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource comprises:

determining, by the network device, a threshold range of a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource; and

determining, by the network device, any value within the threshold range of the start position of the second frequency domain resource as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.


 
7. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the sending, by the network device, indication information comprises:

sending, by the network device, physical layer signaling, wherein the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or

sending, by the network device, higher layer signaling, wherein the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.


 
8. An information monitoring method, comprising:

sending, by a terminal, a bandwidth capability of the terminal to a network device;

receiving, by the terminal, indication information, wherein the indication information is used to indicate a second frequency domain resource, the second frequency domain resource is determined by the network device based on the bandwidth capability of the terminal and a first frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, and the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; and

monitoring, by the terminal, common information on the second frequency domain resource.


 
9. The method according to claim 8, wherein a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
10. The method according to claim 8, wherein a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
11. The method according to any one of claims 8 to 10, wherein the receiving, by the terminal, indication information comprises:

receiving, by the terminal, physical layer signaling, wherein the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or

receiving, by the terminal, higher layer signaling, wherein the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.


 
12. A network device, comprising:

a processing module, configured to allocate a first frequency domain resource to a terminal, wherein the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal, wherein

the processing module is further configured to obtain a bandwidth capability of the terminal, and determine, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a second frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, wherein the second frequency domain resource is used by the terminal to monitor common information; and

a sending module, configured to send indication information, wherein the indication information is used to indicate the second frequency domain resource.


 
13. The network device according to claim 12, wherein the processing module is specifically configured to:
determine, based on the bandwidth capability and the first frequency domain resource, a first common bandwidth in a plurality of common bandwidths as the second frequency domain resource, wherein a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource and the second frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
14. The network device according to claim 13, wherein a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
15. The network device according to claim 13, wherein a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
16. The network device according to claim 12, wherein the processing module is specifically configured to:

determine a second position of the second frequency domain resource based on a bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, a bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and a first position of the first frequency domain resource; and

determine the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource and the second position of the second frequency domain resource.


 
17. The network device according to claim 16, wherein the processing module is specifically configured to:

determine a threshold range of a start position of the second frequency domain resource based on the bandwidth size of the first frequency domain resource, the bandwidth size of the second frequency domain resource, the bandwidth capability of the terminal, and the first position of the first frequency domain resource; and

determine any value within the threshold range of the start position of the second frequency domain resource as the start position of the second frequency domain resource.


 
18. The network device according to any one of claims 12 to 17, wherein the sending module is specifically configured to:

send physical layer signaling, wherein the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or

send higher layer signaling, wherein the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.


 
19. A terminal, comprising:

a sending module, configured to send a bandwidth capability of the terminal to a network device;

a receiving module, configured to receive indication information, wherein the indication information is used to indicate a second frequency domain resource, the second frequency domain resource is determined by the network device based on the bandwidth capability of the terminal and a first frequency domain resource allocated to the terminal, and the first frequency domain resource is used as a bandwidth part of the terminal; and

a processing module, configured to monitor common information on the second frequency domain resource.


 
20. The terminal according to claim 19, wherein a difference between a start position of the second frequency domain resource and an end position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
21. The terminal according to claim 19, wherein a difference between an end position of the second frequency domain resource and a start position of the first frequency domain resource is less than or equal to the bandwidth capability of the terminal.
 
22. The terminal according to any one of claims 17 to 21, wherein the receiving module is specifically configured to:

receive physical layer signaling, wherein the physical layer signaling carries the indication information; or

receive higher layer signaling, wherein the higher layer signaling carries the indication information.


 




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