Global Patent Index - EP 1053627 A1

EP 1053627 A1 2000-11-22 - BIDDING FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC OVER ROUTE SEGMENTS

Title (en)

BIDDING FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC OVER ROUTE SEGMENTS

Title (de)

ANBIETEN VON FERNMELDEVERBINDUNGEN ÜBER LEITWEGABSCHNITTE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ADJUDICATION DE TRAFIC DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUR DES TRONCONS D'ACHEMINEMENT

Publication

EP 1053627 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98964717 A

Priority

  • US 9826234 W
  • US 6888897 P
  • US 310798 A
  • US 1060998 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9934584A1] Telecommunications switches (S1-Sn, 3) route calls in accordance with economic incentives (e.g., least cost routing) resulting from an auction process between participating telecommunications carriers (C1-Cn, 2) by operation of a central moderator processor (1). Each of the carriers (C1-Cn, 2) informs the moderator (1) of the rate it is willing to charge for service at a particular time between two switching points defining a route segment. The moderator (1) collects bid information from all the carriers (C1-Cn, 2) processing the bid information, transmits bid information to participating carriers' (C1-Cn, 2), network management centers, and transmits carrier selection data to the subscribing switches (S1-Sn-3). The carriers (C1-Cn, 2) may change their bids as often as they like. A subscribing switch (S1-Sn, 3) can route traffic to those carriers (C1-Cn, 2) offering the best economic incentives and can change such routing decisions at any time.

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

H04M 3/42; H04M 7/00; H04M 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H01L 21/768 (2006.01); H04M 7/00 (2006.01); H04M 15/16 (2006.01); H04Q 3/66 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04Q 3/66 (2013.01); H04M 15/49 (2013.01); H04M 2215/46 (2013.01)

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 9934584 A1 19990708; AU 1997899 A 19990719; BR 9814399 A 20001010; EP 1053627 A1 20001122; EP 1053627 A4 20041027; JP 2002500474 A 20020108

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20040701

2004-10-27 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20040910

2000-11-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000613

2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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