Global Patent Index - EP 1060635 A1

EP 1060635 A1 2000-12-20 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A VIRTUAL CIRCUIT THROUGH A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A VIRTUAL CIRCUIT THROUGH A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUM AUFBAU EINER VIRTUELLEN VERBINDUNG ÜBER EIN PAKETVERMITTELTES NETZWERK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME D'ETABLISSEMENT D'UN CIRCUIT VIRTUEL VIA UN RESEAU DE COMMUTATION PAR PAQUETS

Publication

EP 1060635 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99903830 A

Priority

  • EP 99903830 A
  • EP 98301073 A
  • GB 9900364 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9941937A1] There is described a method of establishing a virtual circuit through an ATM network (10) between a calling terminal, for example computer (11), and a destination terminal, for example Internet point of presence (13). In order to establish the virtual circuit, the calling terminal sends a message through the network (10) to a network intelligence processor (31) requesting a list of available destination terminals. The network intelligence processor (31) returns a list of available destination terminals to the calling terminal. At the calling terminal, the user selects a destination terminal and a message containing the selection is transmitted back to the network intelligence processor (31). The network intelligence processor (31) then establishes the network addresses of the calling terminal and the selected destination terminal. It passes these network addresses to a network manager (32). The network manager (32) then sends the routing information required to establih the virtual circuit to the switches and multiplexers of the ATM circuit (10).

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

H04Q 11/04; H04L 12/66; H04L 29/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/66 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04Q 11/04 (2006.01); H04L 12/70 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04Q 11/0478 (2013.01); H04L 12/66 (2013.01); H04L 69/08 (2013.01); H04L 2012/563 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9941937A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9941937 A1 19990819; EP 1060635 A1 20001220

INPADOC legal status


2006-03-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050830

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000717

2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL SE