A method and apparatus for bandwidth brokering in a communication system (100) defines groups (212) and a bandwidth allocation for each group at a given base station (202). Each group has a guaranteed bandwidth (116). Each group may exceed its guaranteed bandwidth (118) by using additional bandwidth if there other groups are not using their full guaranteed bandwidth (408) or if there is community bandwidth available. A group's bandwidth usage may be pre-empted (412) when its bandwidth usage exceeds its guaranteed bandwidth and other groups require additional bandwidth within their guaranteed bandwidth.

Title
Method and apparatus for ensuring access in a communication system for a plurality of groups
Application Number
12/643085
Publication Number
20110149875
Application Date
December 21, 2009
Publication Date
June 23, 2011
Inventor
Deborah J Monks
Palatine
IL, US
Trent J Miller
West Chicago
IL, US
James A Marocchi
Winfield
IL, US
Ramandeep Ahuja
Chicago
IL, US
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04L 27/28
H04W 72/04
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