Multiple criteria based load balancing

  • US 7,885,398 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2006
  • Issued: 02/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of routing calls across a communication network with per-call load balancing, the method comprising:

  • identifying at least two possible alternate routes for a new call;

    determining a first route performance value for each said possible route, for a call attribute corresponding to a bandwidth criterion;

    determining a second route performance value for each said possible route, for a call attribute corresponding to a priority criterion;

    determining a third route performance value for each said possible route, for a call attribute corresponding to a service category criterion;

    selecting a route from the at least two possible alternate routes to carry said new call based on adding together said first route performance value, said second route performance value, and said third route performance value.

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