Global service management system for an advanced intelligent network

CAFC
  • US 6,330,598 B1
  • Filed: 06/23/1998
  • Issued: 12/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. For use in an advanced intelligent network having a global service management system, a first service control point (SCP) of a first vendor, the first SCP being serviced by a first network element manager in communication with the global service management system, the first service control point and the first network element manager operating under a first protocol of the first vendor, and a second service control point of a second vendor, the second SCP being serviced by a second network element manager in communication with the global service management system, the second service control point and the second network element manager operating under a second protocol of the second vendor, the first protocol being incompatible with the second protocol and the second SCP, each of the first and second service control points having a database, a method for selectively updating the databases of the first and second service control points comprising:

  • receiving at the global service management system an update request message developed pursuant to a third protocol;

    identifying at the global service management system the update request message as being directed to the first service control point and the second service control point;

    at the global service management system, translating the update request message from the third protocol to the first protocol and from the third protocol to the second protocol;

    delivering the translated update request message from the global service management system to the first network element manager in accordance with the first protocol and delivering the translated update request message from the global service management system to the second network element manager in accordance with the second protocol;

    communicating the translated update request message from the first network element manager to the first SCP in accordance with the first protocol; and

    communicating the translated update request message from the second network element manager to the second SCP in accordance with the second protocol, thereby updating both the first SCP of the first vendor and second SCP of the second vendor in response to the update request message.

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