Bidding for telecommunications traffic

  • US 5,606,602 A
  • Filed: 11/06/1995
  • Issued: 02/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for controlling a telecommunication network in which a moderating computer collects economic incentive data from each carrier of a plurality of telecommunication carriers, processes the economic incentive data and distributes processed data to a plurality of telecommunications switches, each switch associated with an originating point, thereby enabling each telecommunication switch of the plurality of telecommunication switches to make an economic choice as to which carrier of the plurality of telecommunication carriers each call attempt presented to each telecommunication switch shall be routed, wherein the method comprises:

  • a. receiving in the moderating computer, economic incentive data specifying the economic incentive each carrier will place on a call from each originating point of a plurality of originating points to each terminating point of a plurality of terminating points, processing the economic incentive data to determine which of the economic incentive data correspond to a first originating point, and storing the economic incentive data in a data base of the moderating computer as first originating point data;

    b. identifying a first set of telecommunication switches of the plurality of switches, each switch associated with the first originating point, and transmitting the first originating point data to each of the first set of telecommunication switches; and

    c. transmitting the first originating point data to each carrier of the plurality of telecommunication carriers.

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