Producing routing messages for voice over IP communications

CAFC
  • US 9,948,549 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2017
  • Issued: 04/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of routing a communication in a communication system between an Internet-connected first participant device associated with a first participant and a second participant device associated with a second participant, the method comprising:

  • causing at least one processor to access at least one memory storing a first participant profile identifying at least one first participant attribute;

    receiving, by the at least one processor, a second participant identifier inputted by the first participant using the first participant device to initiate a communication, the second participant identifier being associated with the second participant device;

    processing the second participant identifier, based on the at least one first participant attribute obtained from the first participant profile, to produce a new second participant identifier;

    classifying the communication as a system communication or an external network communication;

    when the communication is classified as a system communication, producing a system routing message, based on the new second participant identifier, that identifies an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a network element through which the communication is to be routed thereby causing the communication to be established to the second participant device; and

    when the communication is classified as an external network communication, producing an external network routing message, based on the new second participant identifier, that identifies an address associated with a gateway to an external network thereby causing the communication to the second participant device to be established by use of the gateway to the external network.

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