Admissions control in a connectionless communications network

  • US 7,397,763 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2006
  • Issued: 07/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An admission control server for use in a packet-switched communications network, the network comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of links interconnecting the nodes, said server comprising:

  • (i) an input configured to receive a call admission request in respect of a potential call traversing the network between two or more packet media endpoints;

    (ii) an input configured to access predetermined information about one or more of the plurality of links to be used for carrying packets comprising the potential call, the predetermined information comprising an amount of available bandwidth on said one or more of the plurality of links;

    (iii) a processor configured to determine whether to accept the potential call on the basis of the accessed predetermined information;

    (iv) an output configured to output the result of the determination of whether to accept the potential call on the basis of the accessed predetermined information.

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