Global Patent Index - EP 0986917 A2

EP 0986917 A2 2000-03-22 - PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY MEASURING SWITCH TRAFFIC

Title (en)

PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY MEASURING SWITCH TRAFFIC

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEME ZUR DYNAMISCHEN VERMITTLUNGSVERKEHRSMESSUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET SYSTEMES POUR MESURER LE TRAFIC DE COMMUTATION DE MANIERE DYNAMIQUE

Publication

EP 0986917 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98925182 A

Priority

  • US 9811317 W
  • US 87036997 A
  • US 6820697 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9856190A2] A process and system is disclosed for determining automatically and dynamically the correct time segment during which a switch or components of a switch receive peak traffic from a communications network. The process collects traffic data regarding the usage of a selected switch or selected switch components. The traffic data is collected over a selected journalling period (e.g., 30 days), which is periodically updated with new traffic data to maintain a journal of the most recent 30 days of collected traffic data. Collected traffic data is filtered to remove aberrant or corrupting data. An average peak usage segment for all of the segments of the journalling period is selected from the remaining filtered traffic data. By regularly adding new data to and removing old data from the journal, the resulting moving window will reflect recent changes in peak usage. Regularly (e.g., daily) selecting the average peak usage segment detects such changes quickly, with the result that the process of the present invention dynamically reacts to and determines changes in the peak usage segment for particular switch components. Peak usage segments and associated traffic data determined and collected by the present invention result in improved network traffic engineering. A system is disclosed for collecting, processing and evaluating traffic data in order to engineer network elements for optimal traffic flow. Additional methods are disclosed for use by the system in dynamically filtering aberrant data with improved accuracy and in determining average traffic usage limits for particular switch components. The methods of the present invention allow more effective use of expensive network switching resources by providing more accurate determination and more dynamic tracking of switch usage at the component level.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04Q 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04Q 3/0091 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13164 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13166 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13175 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13209 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13349 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9856190A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9856190 A2 19981210; WO 9856190 A3 19990318; AR 012245 A1 20000927; AU 7719398 A 19981221; CA 2291027 A1 19981210; EP 0986917 A2 20000322; PA 8452801 A1 20000524

INPADOC legal status


2005-07-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050104

2004-03-24 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION

2000-03-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000104

2000-03-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE