Producing routing messages for voice over IP communications

CAFC
  • US 8,542,815 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2007
  • Issued: 09/24/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A process for operating a call routing controller to facilitate communication between callers and callees in a system comprising a plurality of nodes with which callers and callees are associated, the process comprising:

  • in response to initiation of a call by a calling subscriber, receiving a caller identifier and a callee identifier;

    locating a caller dialing profile comprising a username associated with the caller and a plurality of calling attributes associated with the caller;

    determining a match when at least one of said calling attributes matches at least a portion of said callee identifier;

    classifying the call as a public network call when said match meets public network classification criteria and classifying the call as a private network call when said match meets private network classification criteria;

    when the call is classified as a private network call, producing a private network routing message for receipt by a call controller, said private network routing message identifying an address, on the private network, associated with the callee;

    when the call is classified as a public network call, producing a public network routing message for receipt by the call controller, said public network routing message identifying a gateway to the public network.

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