System and method for dynamic sharing of core connection resources
1998 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
A system and method for the efficient utilization of core telecommunications resources (including both switching and transport resources) during a datacom session over a connection-oriented telecommunications system is described. First, the telecommunications resources along a connection path are partitioned into two or more segments. One or more pause sensors (550) placed along the connection path detect periods of inactivity in a connection. Whenever such a period of inactivity is detected, the pause sensor (550) selectively causes the release of core telecommunications resources for reallocation to active applications, typically by deactivating one or more segments. When wake-up sensors (520, 550) detect renewed activity over the connection, then the dormant connection is reactivated by reallocating core physical resources. The dynamic connection technique of the present invention can be used both with analog (inband) signaling systems (e.g., Plan Old Telephone Service) as well as with digital signaling systems (e.g., Integrated Services Digital Network). The deactivation and reactivation of core telecommunications resources can be performed using various priority schemes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dynamic sharing, resource sharing, connection handling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-22199OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-22199DiVA: diva2:622203
World Intellectual Property Organization WO 99/12380 (1999-03-11)