System and Method for Dynamic Sharing of Connection Resources
1997 (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 placed along the connection path detect periods of inactivity in an connection. Whenever such a period of inactivity is detected, the pause sensor selectively causes the release of core telecommunications resources for reallocation to active applications, typically by deactivating one or more segments. When wake-up sensors 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., Plain 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
Dormant resources, Resource sharing, Dynamic connection, Connection resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-22271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-22271DiVA: diva2:622660
US 6,643,262 B1 (2003-11-04)