Next generation cellular radios are being developed that facilitate higher (compared to legacy cellular radios) bandwidth, lower latency, etc. While mobile computing devices may include the next generation cellular radios, deployment of next generation cellular base stations that provide full next generation support is sparse. As such next generation cellular radios have only recently been introduced, the next generation cellular radios have not been subjected to extensive power optimization, resulting in significant power consumption (particularly when not connected to the sparsely deployed next generation cellular base stations). Techniques described in this disclosure enable efficient cellular radio access management for mobile computing devices in which the mobile computing devices actively enable and disable the next generation cellular radio based on a proximity to the next generation cellular base stations (or, in other words, geofencing).
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Wang, Meng, "EFFICIENT CELLULAR RADIO ACCESS MANAGEMENT FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 19, 2019)