Policy management method and system for internet service providers

  • US 6,487,594 B1
  • Filed: 11/30/1999
  • Issued: 11/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A policy management system for an Internet service provider having a plurality of Internet provisioning servers in different regions, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of regional policy databases each storing Internet provisioning data and each associated with the Internet provisioning servers in a respective region, wherein the Internet provisioning servers use the Internet provisioning data of their associated regional policy database to provision Internet service in the respective region; and

    a central policy database operable with each of the regional policy databases, the central policy database storing a product object, a feature object, a device object, and a subscriber object, the objects of the central policy database are operable with the Internet provisioning data of the regional policy databases for providing central definitions of quality of service provisioning policies and level of service provisioning policies to the Internet provisioning servers.

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