During operation, temperatures of a mobile communication device of an end user (user equipment or “UE”) can increase to high levels. In particular, UE temperatures can rise when receiving large amounts of data during downlink communication with a network. Generally, there is no ability to limit the amount of downlink throughput when the UE device is in single carrier mode. However, downlink throughput throttling can be used to thermally mitigate increasing UE temperatures. As the temperature of the UE increases, the network can be notified to decrease the amount of downlink throughput, thus reducing the power levels and the temperature of the UE. Once the temperature of the UE starts to reduce, the network can then be notified to increase downlink throughput in a gradual manner.
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Kragten, Blake; Nayak, Shivank; and Ray, Siddharth, "Thermal Downlink Throttle UE Specific Approach", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 05, 2019)