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20130044643SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AWARDS BASED ON TELEPHONY ACTIVITY - An award system associated with a telephony communications system analyzes one or more users' telephony activity to determine if the telephony activity satisfies certain predetermined award rules. If a single user's telephony activity satisfies one or more award rules, the system makes an award to the user. The making of an award can include posting the award on a social networking site with which the user is associated. The analysis can also include collecting information about a predetermined type of telephony activity for multiple users of the system, and determining which of the multiple users has experienced the most of the predetermined type of telephony activity. An award is then granted to those users who experienced the most of the predetermined type of telephony activity.02-21-2013
20130044645Handling of Policy and Charging Information and User Profiles in a Multisite Communication's Network - It is provided a method for handling policy and charging information, PCI, relating to a user, wherein the method is carried out in a communications network comprising a first and a second site at least (S1, S2). Each of these sites comprises at least a policy and charging rules, PCR, network entity. The method comprises sending (SI1O) from a first network entity of a first site (110; AF-1; PCEF-1) to a PCR network entity of said first site (PCRF-1) a request to obtain PCI dependent on a user profile; generating—if it is determined that said user profile is not accessible at the first site (PCRF-1)—a redirection message comprising an identity of the PCR network entity of the first site (PCRF-1); forwarding said redirection message to a PCR network entity of said second site (PCRF-2).02-21-2013
20130044644Method and Apparatus for Identifying a Subscriber Home Domain in a Communication Network - A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for identifying a subscriber home domain in a communication network are described. A national subscriber profile is partitioned into regions and a NAPTR resource record is modified to identify in which region a particular subscriber is located. In response to a calling party requesting that a connection to a called party be established, a database is queried to provide a modified NAPTR record which identifies the region in which the called party is located. A connection can then be established without polling each region.02-21-2013
20130028146MESSAGE MAPPING FOR FORCED HOLD CALL HANDLING IN A VOP ENVIRONMENT - If a communication client disconnects from a call, an interworking service node may receive from the communication client a disconnect message indicative of an attempt to disconnect the call and send a forced hold message to place the call on forced hold in response to receiving the disconnect message. A portion of the call extending toward a public service access point and through the PSTN is placed on hold. When an operator wants to reestablish the call to the communication client, the interworking service node will receive over the PSTN a reconnect request message to reestablish the call with the communication client. The reconnect request message may be an integrated services user part message. In response to the reconnect message, the interworking service node will generate and send a session initiation message, which is configured to reestablish the call toward the communication client.01-31-2013
20130044646Policy application method for machine type communication, and policy and charging enforcement function - A policy application method for Machine Type Communication (MTC) and a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) are provided by the disclosure. The method comprises that in a course in which an MTC device attached to a PCEF establishes an Internet Protocol-Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) session, the PCEF locally obtains a group policy corresponding to a device group to which the MTC device belongs (S02-21-2013
20130028144ELECTRONIC HOOK SWITCH CAPABILITY FOR A MOBILE DEVICE CONNECTED DOCKING STATION - A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) docking station includes a docking port configured to physically dock with a mobile device, and a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port coupled to a hands free device. The VoIP docking station further includes a processing unit configured to receive signaling via the USB port, and determine an on-hook or off-hook status of the hands free device based on the signaling.01-31-2013
20110194463Method/System For Processing Messages And Converged Service System - A method/system for processing messages and a converged service system are provided. The method for processing messages comprises: a converged service system receives a message request sent from a traditional message service user via a traditional message service system and performs a converged service message format conversion on the message request (step S08-11-2011
20110194461Method and device for session control in hybrid telecommunications network - Combinational networks may provide simultaneous connectivity over networks of different type between terminals. Communication sessions on different network types such as Circuit switched and Packet switched, belonging to the same user equipment can be correlated. In case a communication session on a circuit switched network is halted by a supplementary service e.g. at an event such as acceptance of Call Hold, a communication session on a correlated packet switched network should be halted as well. A user equipment that detects the event sends a halt message to the circuit switched network and a message to the packet switched network or a session state manager node. The session state manager node either forwards the halt-message to the packet switched network, or sends a halt-message to the packet switched network when the packet switched network does not notify that a halt has occurred.08-11-2011
20090122727METHOD FOR TRIGGERING TRACKING AREA UPDATE IN PACKET SWITCHED WIRELESS SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a method for triggering tracking area update in packet switched wireless system that includes equivalent tracking areas. The method includes: S05-14-2009
20090122726SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING VOIP TELECOMMUNICATIONS - A system, method or device for sharing revenue for incoming Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls between a VoIP service provider and VoIP service subscribers. The VoIP subscribers may earn credits for receiving incoming calls from a first network to an Internet Protocol (IP) network, based on a revenue sharing model. The first network may be any cellular, fixed line or other IP network in the world. The user earns credits for incoming calls to his softphone, initiated by any landline, mobile phone or VoIP phone user in the world, which dials his local number. After the softphone user accumulates credits, he may be able to initiate outgoing calls to any telephone in the world, by using his credits. The user can also register others for the service (using email or any other method), and obtain a portion of their credits, when they receive incoming calls to their softphones from external callers.05-14-2009
20130077536ROUTING ENGINE FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS - A computer-implemented method for processing emergency calls includes receiving an emergency call from a calling device via a first communication format, identifying a location associated with the calling device, identifying a destination for the emergency call based at least in part on the location, determining an attribute associated with the destination, and determining an action to be taken based at least in part on the first communication format and on the attribute.03-28-2013
20100118741METHOD OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN BROADBAND RADIO ACCESS SYSTEM - A method of emergency communication between a mobile station and a base station in a broadband radio access system and a mobile station which supports the method of emergency communication are disclosed. The method of emergency communication is divided into a case where the mobile station requests an emergency service in a state that the mobile station is registered with the base station and a case where the mobile station requests an emergency service in a state that the mobile is not registered with the base station. In case of the one case, the mobile station requests the base station of an emergency service using a newly defined emergency code or a conventional bandwidth request code and negotiates a basic function required for an emergency service with the base station through predetermined header data. In case of the other case, the mobile station starts initial ranging using a newly defined emergency code or a conventional initial ranging code and negotiates a basic function required for an emergency service through a subscriber basic capability message (SBC-REQ/RSP).05-13-2010
20090059818Systems and methods for providing configurable caller id iformation - Systems and methods for providing voice communications using a computing system associated with a first user are disclosed. A communications service is provided that manages packetized voice communications between a plurality of users including the first user. A voice communications configuration software application executing on the first computing system configures a caller ID information associated with a voice communication initiated by the first user. The voice communications configuration software application controllably provides outbound caller ID information for the voice communication.03-05-2009
20100074148Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ansi-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols - A protocol converter or translator between ANSI-41 ORREQs and VoIP V2 messaging. The protocol converter may alternatively (or also) provide conversion between GSM MAP and VoIP V2 messaging. Interaction of VSPs with a Mobile Positioning Center (MPC) or a Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) is permitted, as is interaction of wireless carriers with a VoIP Positioning Center (VPC). In this way existing GMLCs or MPCs may be used to service VoIP 9-1-1 calls. Moreover, operators of VoIP Positioning Centers (VPCs) who implement wireless offerings can re-use their existing VPCs to service wireless 9-1-1 calls.03-25-2010
20130039225METHOD AND APPARATUS RELATING TO CHARGING IN AN IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM - A method relating to the charging of a service in an IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS. The service is one that is requested by a first subscriber and that involves a second subscriber. A service-related request message is received (S02-14-2013
20130039224FORWARDING OF TELECOMMUNICATION CALLS AND MESSAGES - An apparatus for place-shifting telecommunication messages is presented. The apparatus includes a telecommunication service interface compatible with a telecommunication network that provides telecommunication service to the apparatus, and a network interface compatible with a data communication network that provides data connectivity between the apparatus and a remote user device. The apparatus also includes a data network conversion module and a telecom network conversion module. The data network conversion module is coupled between the telecommunication service interface and the network interface, and the telecom network conversion module is configured to convert local telecommunication signals received by the telecommunication service interface into a first format compatible with the data communication network. The telecom network conversion module is coupled between the network interface and the telecommunication service interface, and the telecom network conversion module is configured to transform remote network data received by the network interface into a second format compatible with the telecommunication network.02-14-2013
20130039223CALL CONNECTING METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON MOBILE VoIP - Provided is a call connecting system and method based on mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP). The method of connecting a call based on mVoIP performed in the system for connecting a call based on mVoIP including a subscriber server and a call processing apparatus may include the subscriber server receiving a call connection request to a second user terminal from a first user terminal and providing notification of the received call connection request to the second user terminal, the call processing apparatus receiving a call attempt message from the first user terminal, the call processing apparatus receiving a call waiting notification, providing notification of a ready state from the second user terminal, and the call processing apparatus establishing a call connection between the first user terminal and the second user terminal by transmitting the received call attempt message to the second user terminal.02-14-2013
20130034025System and Method of Transferring Information Between Contact Centers - When a call is received at a first contact center, information is collected about the call. The information can be information that the caller enters through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, an Automatic Number Identification (ANI), an associated Universal Caller Identification (UCID), other information gathered from the caller, and the like. An identifier associated with a second contact center, such as a Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS) number, is associated with the information and stored in a shared resource. The call is transferred to the second contact center using the identifier. As the transferred call comes into the second contact center, the second contact center determines if the identifier in the transferred call matches the stored identifier. If so, the information is used in the second contact center for various purposes in supporting the call, such as routing the call in the second contact center.02-07-2013
20130077535Connection of Telephone Calls - A method of connecting a telephone call from a called party to a caller attempting to place an initial call to the called party comprises the steps of identifying an incoming call as originating from the called party using contact information stored in a device of the caller (03-28-2013
20130077534METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC SERVICE PROVISIONING FOR MACHINE TO MACHINE (M2M) DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and non-transitory computer readable medium for provisioning services for machine to machine communication devices in a communications network. For example, the method receives a request from a third party service provider to provision a service to a user of the third party service provider, determines whether a communication network service provider of the communications network and the third party service provider have a pre-existing agreement to provision the service, and provisions the service of the third party service provider to the user via the communications network in accordance with the pre-existing agreement, wherein the user is a subscriber of the communication network service provider.03-28-2013
20130028145IP BASED EMERGENCY SERVICES SOLUTION IN WIMAX - The present invention relates to a method and system for providing access to the emergency services over a network, particularly a WiMAX network. The method comprises the steps of identifying when a user device (01-31-2013
20130208629METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TIME ZONES AND CHARGING METHOD AND SYSTEM IN IMS - The disclosure provides a method for supporting multiple time zones in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The method comprises: a Proxy Call Session Control Function (PCSCF) network element sends a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message including time zone information to a control layer network element exclusive of the PCSCF network element (08-15-2013
20130051280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INTER-DOMAIN SERVICE - There is provided a method, apparatus, system and corresponding computer program product for providing an inter-domain service. The method comprises: user equipment agent subscribing a service provided by at least one other domain from a domain it belongs to; the user equipment agent acquiring information for accessing the subscribed service from the domain it belongs to; the user equipment agent accessing the subscribed service through the at least one other domain directly based on the acquired information without going through the domain it belongs to.02-28-2013
20130051282MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SIGNALING MESSAGE IN SYSTEM THEREOF - A method is provided that creates signaling climate data records (CDR) via and a mobile communication system on a network, in order to charge signaling messages sent by user equipment (UE). The invention proposes two embodiments of the method for creating signaling CDR where an MME which has received signaling messages from UE notifies a PGW with a signaling CDR creation function of the message reception, and the PGW creates the signaling CDR. The MME can charge for the signaling message transmitted from the UE, without the additional components.02-28-2013
20130051281CALL FORWARDING METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES WHICH OPERATE IN WWANS AND WLANS - A mobile device has a telephone number for calling the mobile device in a cellular network, and a SIP identity for calling the mobile device in the WLAN. The mobile device operates in the WLAN to receive voice call services, where voice calls directed to the telephone number are call forwarded to the SIP identity. Subsequently, the mobile device operates in the cellular network to receive the voice call services. The mobile device sends, via the cellular network, a message for cancelling the call forwarding of voice calls. The mobile device also sends, via a data communication service of the cellular network, a message for call forwarding voice calls directed to the SIP identity of the mobile device to the telephone number of the mobile device operating in the cellular network.02-28-2013
20090323559Method for predicting a port number of a NAT equipment based on results of inquiring the STUN server twice - We propose a method for predicting a port number of a NAT equipment according to results of inquiring a STUN server twice in this invention. A network terminal device A in a private network sends an inquiry packet to the STUN server before and after sending a hole punching request, acquires two endpoint mappings of the NAT equipment used respectively in the two inquiries from the STUN server, and delivers the endpoint mappings to another network terminal device B in another private network through a SIP server. The network terminal device B predicts a range of port numbers of the NAT equipment probably used when the hole punching request was sent, according to the endpoint mappings and a port differential of the NAT equipment, and sends packets to the predicted port numbers sequentially until a response packet is received from the network terminal device A. Hence, a connection channel is established.12-31-2009
20130089006MINIMAL COGNITIVE MODE FOR WIRELESS DISPLAY DEVICES - This disclosure relates to techniques for enabling a sink device in a Wireless Display (WD) system to control operation of the source device and media data sent from the source device. In one example, a method comprises establishing a communication session between a source device and at least one sink device capable of operating in a Minimal Cognitive (MC) mode, wherein the MC mode includes one or more levels, receiving a signal from the sink device to activate a particular level of the MC mode based on trigger information detected at the sink device, and sending media data to the sink device according to an altered operation of the source device for the particular level of the MC mode.04-11-2013
20120218919SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRANTING FEATURE CONTROL BASED ON USER LOCATION - A communication system comprises a plurality of communication devices and a feature control module. The plurality of communication devices reside at a plurality of locations associated with a user and are operatively associated with a communication network. The feature control module is configured to identify a location of the user, identify at least one of the communication devices at the plurality of locations, and grant feature control for a communication session to at least one communication device based on the identification of the location of the user.08-30-2012
20130070650Anonymous Voice Conversation - An anonymous communication module that provides full conversational anonymous messaging and voice/video communication between two or more parties interacting over a wireless/landline network. An anonymous messaging module accepts an anonymous initiation message to a public address to trigger the start of an anonymous voice/video conversation between a message originator and a message recipient. An anonymous communication module performs intercept and address substitution on a message and/or voice/video call transmitted between two or more parties via an anonymous communication service. The anonymous communication module substitutes a real address in the source field of an intercepted message and/or voice/video call, with an anonymous address mapped to that real address, and substitutes an anonymous address in the destination field of an intercepted message and/or voice/video call with a real address mapped to that anonymous address. The anonymous communication module then forwards the newly formatted message and/or voice/video call to an intended message/call destination.03-21-2013
20130058260Method and Apparatus for Use in a Communications Network - Apparatus configured to operate as a network element within an IMS to provide services to a subscriber. The apparatus comprises a receiver for receiving charging function information for the subscriber provided by a subscriber profile server, the charging function information including an indication of a plurality of IMS network element types that may be used to provide services to the subscriber and, for each of the plurality of IMS network element types, specifying whether an IMS network element of that type should send charging information for the subscriber to an offline charging function and whether an IMS network of that type should send charging information for the subscriber to an online charging function. The apparatus further comprises a processor for determining whether the IMS network element should send charging information for the subscriber to an offline charging function and whether the IMS network should send charging information for the subscriber to an online charging function and a transmitter for sending charging information to any of an offline charging function accordingly.03-07-2013
20130058259Method, Apparatus and System for Accessing Service by Mobile Station - A method, an apparatus, and a system for accessing service by a MS are provided by the present disclosure. The method comprises the following steps: Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) or a next level gateway of the GGSN receives a service request carrying Virtual Access Point Name (VAPN) or a service request not including APN transmitted from a MS, performs a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) processing to the service request, and identities the type of the service; GGSN or the gateway sends the service request to the external data network corresponding to the service type. Therefore, accessing various types of mobile data services can be achieved through the service identification function of GGSN or GGSN gateway without modifying MS APN configuration by the mobile MS, therefore the service experiences for a MS user is enhanced effectively.03-07-2013
20130058258Distributed wireless online access system - A method for providing wireless online access comprises: establishing a wireless access signal space wherein a wireless communications link is established between a secondary wireless unit and at least one primary wireless unit, thereby providing a corresponding secondary subscriber with online access by data packet transmission between the primary wireless unit and the secondary wireless unit; and receiving, from an online access provider, a credited revenue amount in return for providing online access for the secondary subscriber.03-07-2013
20090268639SERVER APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PAGING EXECUTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a storage module stores information to execute paging of which the broadcast is not completed yet for paging using the recording module, a determination module determines whether or not to execute paging of information in which a paging request has been already recorded in the recording module, a detector detects a storage information amount of the paging stored in the storage module, and a report module reports the storage information amount detected by the detector to a terminal of a paging request origin.10-29-2009
20120224512METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ANNOUNCING CALLER INFORMATION OVER A TELEVISION LINK - A method, system and apparatus for announcing caller information to users over a television link. The method comprises receiving, via a portion of a data network adapted for handling Voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) signalling information associated with an incoming call destined for a destination party, the SIP signalling information comprising a portion conveying information regarding an origin of the incoming call and information regarding an identity of the destination party. The method further comprises attempting to establish a telephony link with a device associated with the destination party over a communication network in response to the receiving. The method further comprises releasing the portion of the SIP signalling information to a processing entity to cause delivery of an indication of the origin of the incoming call over a television link associated with the destination party, the indication based on the information regarding an origin of the incoming call.09-06-2012
20120224511INTERNET BASED TELEPHONE LINE - In one embodiment, a telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions is disclosed. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the call will be routed via the PSTN to the ILTD server. The ILTD server upon receiving the call attempt from the Dnc will analyze the dialed number (Dns) and determine if the subscriber's computer is able to receive the telephone call. If the subscriber's computer is actively engaged in an Internet Protocol session, with the ILTD client software running, the ILTD server will connect the call over the Internet to the ILTD client software.09-06-2012
20130064141Hidden Call Redirection at Calling Party - The disclosed technology allows a user to dial a phone number of a party to call or select a contact from a contact list, but have their device dial a different phone number. This different phone number costs less to dial than the phone number of the called party, and the number is unknown or unseen by the calling party, in embodiments of the disclosed technology. A data channel is used to relay the intercepted number and receive back a different number which the device actually dials over a regular telecommunications (PSTN) network.03-14-2013
20130163479SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130163478SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device via a data network make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes a native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communications to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by a forwarding agent that is separate from the forwarding termination service.06-27-2013
20120113872Contact Number Encapsulation System - A contact number encapsulation system is disclosed that is operable to consolidate a plurality of contact numbers associated with a given user into a single contact number. The system includes a call processing application that uses information contained in a message header to determine a list of contact numbers to call. The message header contains a call destination indication that is used by the call processing application to retrieve the list of contact numbers. The list of contact numbers is user defined and may be updated or modified by an account holder at any given time. Once the list of contact numbers is obtained, a simultaneous call module is used to simultaneously call each number. The account holder only needs to provide the primary contact number to individuals desiring to reach them instead of various numbers that are associated with locations the account holder may be located.05-10-2012
20100085900SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARTIES - Communication between a client and server software is managed in an environment that has at least one mobile station that has the client software installed therein, and a contact center for incoming and outgoing calls. The client software and the server software have functionalities for handling information in connection with incoming and outgoing calls. These functionalities has means for enabling components in the environment to record and connect data to incoming and outgoing calls in order to form a basis according to which calls are handled.04-08-2010
20120236762Tandem Access Controller Within The Public Switched Telephone Network - A system that includes a tandem access controller (TAC) coupled to the PSTN, where the TAC allows a subscriber to set-up and change the configuration of the phone line or other communications device, including selective call forwarding, using the web. The TAC is coupled internally to the PSTN in a local service area and is outside the central office of the subscriber. A calling party makes a first call to the subscriber using the subscriber's public telephone number. The TAC receives the first call prior to the call reaching the subscriber's terminating central office, which in some cases avoids a toll. The TAC then carries out the subscriber's instructions for the first call, such as making one or more second calls using telephone numbers different from the subscriber's public telephone number. When the second call is answered, the answering phone is connected by the TAC to the caller.09-20-2012
20120236761Systems and Methods for Automatic Rack Detection - An embodiment system and method to provide rack awareness for a virtual machine running on a data center server. The virtual machine sends an address resolution protocol request message to a top-of-rack switch to identify a MAC address of the server physical port. The virtual machine receives a reply containing the MAC address of the top-of-rack switch physical port. The virtual machine sends an ICMP packet to the top-of-rack switch with a pre-selected un-routable IP address using the identified physical port MAC address. The virtual machine then receives a message from the top-of-rack switch providing a top-of-rack IP address. The virtual machine employs the top-of-rack IP address to identify the rack location of the server.09-20-2012
20120236760EMERGENCY CALL MODE PREFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A system and method to determine a type of wireless network that is to be used for an emergency communication session that is initiated at a mobile device. A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) header is modified to introduce an emergency call mode preference (ECMP) field into the header. When a mobile device registers a session with an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the ECMP field is populated by the service provider with information that conveys the preferred network to use when an emergency communication session is initiated by a user of the mobile device. In the event of a subsequent request to start an emergency communication session using the mobile device, the mobile device utilizes the preferred network to establish communication.09-20-2012
20130163476SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION SETUP VIA RECONCILIATION OF INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES - Systems and methods for forwarding data packets to facilitate an IP telephony communication make use of a media relay to accomplish the forwarding actions. The media relay is configured receive setup signaling indicating a first acceptable originating IP address for received data packets. The media relay also allows the acceptable originating IP address to change once after the initial call setup has occurred. Also, if a REINVITE action occurs during a call, the media relay will allow the acceptable originating IP address to change once after the REINVITE signaling has been completed.06-27-2013
20130163477SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20110164537CALL RESPONSE SERVICES IN IMS NETWORKS FOR BUSINESSES - IMS networks and methods are disclosed for providing a call response service for businesses. Businesses that subscribe to the call response service may implement a call response system that is operable to provide multimedia responses. When the IMS network receives call signaling for a call to the business, the IMS network determines whether the calling party device supports multimedia responses. The IMS network then instructs or informs the call response system to provide the proper type of response (multimedia or voice) to the calling party device based on the determination of whether or not the calling party device supports multimedia responses.07-07-2011
20120155333APPRATUS AND METHOD FOR LAWFUL INTERCEPTION - A lawful interception apparatus activates, invocates, and terminates a lawful interception using a SIP (session initiation protocol) message that is transmitted and received between a terminal to be intercepted and an IP multimedia subsystem.06-21-2012
20120099484SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of recommending that two people form a link on a social networking system use information drawn from contact lists or address books that are maintained by a social networking system for the two people. The information drawn from the contact lists is compared to information in a cross-reference database maintained by a telephony system to obtain alternate identifiers for the individuals and businesses listed in the contact lists and address books maintained by the social networking system. If some of these alternate identifiers match between the two people, there is a chance that the two people are acquainted, or at least are acquainted with the same people. In that instance, a recommendation that they form a link on the social networking system is issued to one or both parties.04-26-2012
20120099483SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of recommending that two people form a link on a social networking system uses activities conducted by a first person on a telephony system to determine the names of individuals and businesses that the first person has communicated with through the telephony system. This list of names and individuals is then compared to the names of individuals and businesses that are members of the social networking system. If the first person is communicating with individuals or businesses who are members of the social networking system, a recommendation that they form a link on the social networking system is issued to one or both parties.04-26-2012
20110280161Communications Systems And Methods For Exchanging Messages Between Users - A communications system exchanges messages between users. A messaging store stores the messages. A messaging server accesses and manages messages of the message store. A plurality of servers interface between the messaging server and different networks of the users. Processes employing dynamic mailboxes and for selectively retrieving messages are also provided.11-17-2011
20110280160VoIP Caller Reputation System - Methods and systems for collecting data from a plurality of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls and determining at least one attribute for each of the plurality of calls. Relationships between the VoIP calls based on the determined attributes are identified, and a reputation score is assigned to a first entity based on the identified relationships. A call policy is associated with a caller reputation profile based on the reputation score.11-17-2011
20090207759SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONVERGED WIRELINE AND WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving packets for a communications flow from an end user that can conduct the flow through a wireless network and through a wireline network. The method also includes providing policy control for the end user at a network element that receives packets and resolves admission control decisions for the flow for the end user in both the wireless network and the wireline network. The network element providing Internet Protocol (IP) address assignment for the end user in both networks. In more specific embodiments, the method includes providing policy peering in both home and visited networks for the flow, providing access network information that indicates the type of access network being used by the end user, and network address translation (NAT) control for the user.08-20-2009
20110286363FAX MESSAGING FOR NEW USERS - Send and receive services are operated that send and receive fax messages, respectively, via fax protocols. Each new customer is offered a predetermined amount of the receive service, and a more limited amount of the send service, both free of charge to the customer, as part of a group of services that includes Internet access, Web services, or Internet telephony. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.11-24-2011
20110286362SCHEDULING METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS - A method for scheduling functions at an electronic device is provided. The method includes generating time-based information based on a selection of one or more date instances from a date page and one or more time instances from a time page. The method further includes receiving function information based on selection of at least one function from a plurality of functions. Furthermore, the method includes linking the function information to the time-based information to schedule at least one function based on the time-based information. Thereafter, the method includes enabling the electronic device to perform at least one scheduled function.11-24-2011
20120099485SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of recommending that two people form a link on a social networking system use information for a first person that is obtained from a contact list or an address book that is maintained for the first person on a telephony system. The information drawn from the first person's contact list or address book is used to determine if any individuals or businesses listed in the first person's contact list or address book are members of a social networking system. If so, a recommendation that the first person form a link on the social networking system with those individuals or businesses is issued to one or both parties.04-26-2012
20110299429METHODS FOR HANDLING PS AND CS COMMUNICATION SERVICE - Methods for handling PS and CS voice services between a mobile communication device and a service network are provided. The method comprises providing, by the service network, a first type of communication service to the mobile communication device and concurrently receiving, by the service network, a service request message to request for establishment of a second type of communication service, determining, by the service network, whether any type of communication service is an emergency service, and declining, by the service network, the type of communication service that is not the emergency service, wherein the service network only supports one type of communication service to the mobile communication device at one time.12-08-2011
20110134806ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In order to place restrictions on an originating side itself freely selecting an anonymity level on the originating side, a communication establishment device (06-09-2011
20110134805SAFETY MONITORING PHOTO SERVICE PROVISION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A safety photo service providing method and system are disclosed. The safety photo service providing method comprises setting a time for identifying a location of a ward, changing location identification networks for the ward depending on whether the ward is located in a predetermined area, performing location identification and image capturing by a ward's terminal at the set time, and transmitting location identification information including at least one a location of the ward and a captured image to the guardian's terminal.06-09-2011
20110164534METHOD OF PROVIDING A MESSAGE WAIT SERVICE TO THE USERS OF AN INTERNET PROTOCOL BASED TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method is disclosed of providing a message wait service to the users of an IP based telecommunication network (IPBN). For the invocation of a message wait service by a calling user, when said VOIP user is busy or not answering a call, or has forwarded all the calls unconditionally to a voice mail server, the method comprises the steps of: 07-07-2011
20090290515METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SERVICES IN A MOBILE TERMINAL OF A MOBILE RADIO NETWORK - A method and apparatus for configuring services in a mobile terminal of a mobile radio network. Configuration data for services in the mobile terminal is updated by means of a data-switching network element and a data-storage network element, data being transmitted by means of existing signalling or system messages of the mobile radio network.11-26-2009
20110292839METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE CALL FORWARDING BASED ON MEDIA ATTRIBUTES IN TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method of forwarding a call based on media attributes of the call in a telecommunications network is disclosed. The call forwarding services includes call forwarding based on SDP attributes, media-based partial call forwarding and partial call forwarding to multiple destinations. The method comprises comparing parameters of SDP with call forwarding parameter of the user, obtaining a match between one of the SDP parameters and the call forwarding parameters, sending a REFER message in case of partial call forwarding, multiple REFER messages in case of partial call forwarding to multiple destinations to network of calling user, and forwarding the call to other terminals as specified in the call forwarding parameters. The call forwarding based on media attributes enables a served user to forward communications based on media attributes conveyed over SDP for an IMS/SIP user.12-01-2011
20090103458AVOIDANCE OF INCORRECT CLASSIFICATION OF DESIRED MESSAGES AS SPAM-OVER-INTERNET-TELEPHONY MESSAGES - The subject matter of the invention is a method and an apparatus for avoiding incorrect classification of desired messages as spam-over-Internet-telephony messages, SPIT messages for short, and accordingly a connection request is forwarded within communication networks from a terminal belonging to a first subscriber to a terminal belonging to a second subscriber, a first communication network being a home communication network for the first subscriber, and the first subscriber's terminal being in a registration state which characterizes that communication network in which the first subscriber's terminal is registered at the time of the connection request, where subscriber-related information, falsifying the identity of the first subscriber, which the connection request holds regarding the registration state of the first subscriber's terminal gives rise to the possibility of incorrect classification of the connection request by the second subscriber. A server system routes the connection request via a communication apparatus located in the home communication network to the second subscriber's terminal, the communication apparatus avoiding incorrect classification of the connection request by the second subscriber before the connection request is forwarded by removing the subscriber-related information falsifying the identity of the first subscriber which the connection request holds regarding the registration state of the first subscriber's terminal.04-23-2009
20090296605MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATOR - A multimedia communicator is disclosed. The multimedia communicator comprises a processing unit; and a storage device coupled to the processing unit. The multimedia communicator further includes a plurality of interfaces to allow the multimedia communicator to offer a user a plurality of services. The MMC which includes a microprocessor computing system may be located in a car, for example, or within a handset similar to handsets presently utilized for cell phones. The MMC may be connected to a WiFi Internet connection, a cellular network, a satellite radio or equivalent satellite network, or to other available wireless networks. Additionally, the MMC has the potential to interface with GPS signals as desired.12-03-2009
20110188412COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A communication system providing a multimedia service which enables requesting a communication network to cancel a registration for a calling terminal as a bad terminal in the communication network. Typically, the calling terminal is connected to a calling-side communication network; and if the calling terminal is registered as a bad terminal in a called-side communication network, the calling-side communication network requests the called-side communication network to cancel the registration. The calling terminal may be informed that reception of a communication in the communication system has been restricted.08-04-2011
20090190505Method and apparatus for targeted content delivery based on real-time communication session analysis - A system and related method for targeted content delivery based on real time communication session analysis, including one or more of the following: a behavior analyzer that formulates a behavioral profile of a user of a terminal device that requests and receives a real time communication; a targeted content delivery infrastructure that establishes behavioral profile data regarding the user and delivers targeted content to the user; and a packet-based communication network in communication with the terminal device, the communication network comparing collected traffic flows to known real time communication protocols, identifying one or more matches between the collected traffic flows and the known real time communication protocols, resulting in one or more identified real time communication sessions, identifying signaling information flow and optionally a bearer channel of the one or more identified real time communication sessions, and extracting key information from the identified signaling information flow and optional bearer channel.07-30-2009
20100034121METHOD FOR REPELLING UNWANTED SPEECH ADVERTISING FOR PACKET-ORIENTED COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A service (LD) according to the invention is disclosed for managing lists in a packet-oriented network (LAN) for end devices (EG) of the network, said service providing a first (blacklist) and second (whitelist) list (L1, L2) of identifiers (id, rn) in which one or no unwanted speech advertising SPIT or unsolicited bulk communications are to be expected. A call is directed to the service (LD), and the identifier (idx) of the call is compared to the identifiers (id, m) in the lists (L1, L2). A call whose identifier (idx) is not contained in the lists (L1, L2) is directed to the addressed end device (EGx) and transmitted following acceptance.; After determination of a call with or without unwanted speech advertising (SPIT), a first or second piece of information (z1, z2) inputted to the end device (EGx) is transmitted to the service (LD) in the packet-oriented network (LAN), and the identifier (idx) of the call is assigned to the first or second list (L1, L2). The handling of the lists, and therefore the comfort for the subscriber, is increased by the central management of the lists (L1, L2) by a service (LD) in the network and by simple input to the end device02-11-2010
20090285129Systems and Methods for Delayed Message Delivery - A system for delayed message delivery can include an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network that is in communication with at least one of a first user equipment and a second user equipment, and a message application server. The message application server can be configured to receive a message sent from the first user equipment, store the message temporarily in accordance with a time parameter, and send the message to a gateway when the time parameter is satisfied. The gateway can be configured to receive a message formatted in accordance with a first protocol used by the IMS network and convert the message into a format in accordance with a second protocol used by a message center. The message center can be configured to receive the message formatted in accordance with the second protocol and forward the message to the second user equipment. Other systems for delayed message delivery and corresponding methods are disclosed.11-19-2009
20090245142ADDITIVE SERVICE BEACON - Embodiments of methods and apparatus for wirelessly transmitting a plurality of beacons describing one or more services offered by a service providing device are disclosed. In some embodiments, the service providing device transmits a first beacon including a first component providing a basic description of one or more services offered by the service providing device, and a second component providing a first part of an expanded description of the one or more services; and transmits wirelessly a second beacon including another first component re-providing the basic description of the one or more services, and another second component providing a second part of the expanded description of the one or more services. Additional variants and embodiments are also disclosed.10-01-2009
20110134804TELEPHONY APPLICATION SERVICES - Telephony application services are provided through use of a service delivery platform (SDP) and by implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based approach. Various “widgets” of telephony functionality are selected, each widget providing functionality such as call forwarding, call blocking, conferencing, etc. These widgets provide not only call manipulation, but can provide the logic used to process a call. An application or application service thus can combine and/or compose these widgets as needed to provide telephony functionality.06-09-2011
20120033585METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SERVICE DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for managing and optimizing service discovery in a peer-to-peer (P2P) wireless network. Nodes of the P2P network advertise their capabilities to their peers in the form of services. Efficient propagation and management of node's services to other nodes is proposed in the present disclosure.02-09-2012
20110194460Monitoring in an internet protocol (IP) domain - A method of facilitating monitoring of a multimedia call made up of a plurality of component parts, to enable the multimedia call contents to be identified at a predetermined location, the multimedia call originating from a location at which a first communications protocol operates and passing through at least one location where a second communications protocol operates to a destination, the method comprising the steps of: identifying the component parts of the multimedia call; removing one or more control signals from the component parts to form a call control signal for the multimedia call and a set of remaining component parts of the multimedia call; forming a multiplexed stream of the remaining component parts of the multimedia call; independently transmitting the call control signal and the multiplexed stream to the predetermined location to enable the component parts of the multimedia call to be determined in order to identify multimedia call contents.08-11-2011
20110194462ACCESS CONTROL METHOD, ACCESS CONTROL APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An access control method, an access control apparatus and a communication system are disclosed, and a mechanism for processing Emergency Call (EMC) services is disclosed, and such mechanism ensures continuity of the EMC service while implementing the access control under a Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) mechanism. The access control method includes: obtaining CSG area information of a target area; and controlling the access of a User Equipment (UE) to the target area according to the CSG area information of the target area and/or whether an EMC service exists on the UE. The present invention is applicable to the scenario in which the UE accesses a network.08-11-2011
20090097420METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LAWFUL INTERCEPTION OF VALUE-ADDED SERVICE IN IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM - A method and a system for lawfully intercepting a value-added service in an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) are provided. In the present method, a service subscription information is sent to a first information delivery module when a suspect is registered to an IMS network. A service triggering information is sent to the first information delivery module when the value-added service subscribed by the suspect is triggered. Furthermore, when the value-added service is provided, an intercept related information (IRI) is sent to the first information delivery module according to the characteristics of the value-added service. As a result, the suspect who is using the value-added service in the IMS can be lawfully intercepted according to the information collected by the first information delivery module.04-16-2009
20120106401PREVENTION OF VOICE OVER IP SPAM - In one embodiment, a system is provided to prevent VoIP spam. The system may store call data that is associated with a call to a phone number made over a Public Switched Telephone Network. Subsequently, the system may accept an Internet Protocol telephony connection in response to verification of a demonstrated knowledge of the call. The demonstrated knowledge of the call may be verified based on the call data.05-03-2012
20120106400HOME NETWORK ENABLED ANSWERING SERVICE - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for handling an incoming call for home network telephony is provided, the method comprising: receiving an incoming call at a device in a home network, the incoming call including identifications of a caller and a callee; sending an incoming call notification to a plurality of home network telephony control points in the home network; and if none of the plurality of home network telephony control points in the home network answer the incoming call, retrieving a greeting recorded by the callee and causing the greeting to be played to the caller.05-03-2012
20110199942METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING EMERGENCY CALLING SERVICE IN HIGH RATE PACKET DATA NETWORK - The present invention discloses a method and system for providing an emergency calling service for a high speed packet data network based on the CDMA technology. An access network transmits an emergency calling indication carried in an emergency calling message which is initiated by an access terminal to a packet data service node such that the emergency calling service can be implemented under the support of the packet data serving node.08-18-2011
20110170455ONLINE CHARGING FOR SESSIONS THAT ARE TRANSFERRED BETWEEN NETWORK DOMAINS - Communication networks and methods are disclosed for providing online charging for a session of a dual mode device that is transferred (seamless handover) from a first network domain to a second network domain. For the session involving the dual mode device, a handover application server or another network element generates a handover charging identifier that may be used in the first network domain and the second network domain. The handover application server then distributes the handover charging identifier to network elements in the second network domain and the first network domain. The network elements in the first network domain and the second network domain insert the handover charging identifier and other context information in online charging requests that are transmitted to an online charging system. The online charging system is then able to correlate online charging requests from both the first network domain and the second network domain.07-14-2011
20090296606SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER HYBRID COMMUNICATIONS - An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method includes retrieving a profile and a routing table from an access server by a first endpoint during an authentication process. The profile identifies at least a second endpoint as an endpoint with which the first endpoint has permission to communicate. The routing table contains address information needed for the first endpoint to communicate directly with the second endpoint. The first endpoint sends a notification message directly to the second endpoint using the address information to inform the second endpoint that the first endpoint is online.12-03-2009
20120294196Method And Apparatus For Delivering IP Multimedia Subsystem Services - A method and apparatus for delivering IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having an aggregator element that aggregates a number of IMS services, and a presentation element that presents a web page with the aggregated IMS services. Additional embodiments are disclosed.11-22-2012
20110205937PULL BASED INTER-OPERATOR INTER-DEVICE TRANSFER - Methods and apparatus for pull based inter-operator inter-device transfer are described. Methods include anchoring the inter-device transfer signaling solely at a source operator, solely at a target operator and jointly at the source and target operators.08-25-2011
20110205936METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM WIRELESS AND LANDLINE TELEPHONE SYSTEMS - A method of operating a telephony system including receiving a call from a caller, the call being provided through at least a telecommunication network. A phone number is received, associated with the call from the caller, were the phone number is identified using a caller identification process. It is determined if the phone number is associated with a wireless telecommunications device and the caller is prompted to input a residential phone number for a landline associated with the caller if the phone number is associated with the wireless telecommunications device. The residential phone number is received and stored in association with the phone number into one or more memory locations of one or more databases.08-25-2011
20080310327Registry of modular services and a method for automatically selecting an appropriate service to provide particular logical guarantees - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for selecting a service to provide a service operation.12-18-2008
20110205938Contact Management and Communication - A system and method for managing contact information is provided. In one implementation, for example, a method comprises accessing a contact record associated with a user of a user communication device, the contact record comprising at least one originating identifier identifying the user communication device and at least one contact field identifying contact information of a contact associated with the user. A contact record map is generated in which an alias identifier is assigned for the contact record. A destination identifier is selected from a plurality of available destination identifiers and assigned to the contact associated with the user. The assigned destination identifier is unique with respect to other contacts associated with the user. The alias identifier and the destination identifier are to the origination identifier identifying the user communication device within the contact record map.08-25-2011
20090109878METHOD FOR INFORMING THAT THE NETWORK SUPPORTS THE MOBILE IP ENHANCEMENT CAPABILITY - A method for informing that the network supports the mobile Internet Protocol (IP) enhancement capability includes the network sending a message indicating the mobile IP enhancement capability of the network to a mobile station (MS). If the MS supports the mobile IP enhancement capability, the MS requests the enhanced mobile IP service according to the mobile IP enhancement specifications. If the MS does not support the mobile IP enhancement capability, the MS requests the mobile IP service according to the specifications which do not support mobile IP enhancement. The packet data access gateway may be a packet data serving node (PDSN) or a controlling access point (CAP) in a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) evolving network. Therefore, the method provided by the present disclosure enables the MS to learn the mobile IP enhancement capability of the network without having to resending requests, thus avoiding the waste of air interface resources.04-30-2009
20090109877Methods and Systems for Presenting Online Content Elements Based on Information Known to a Service Provider - Methods and systems for presenting online content elements based on information known to a service provider. One of the methods is a method for presenting online content at a communication apparatus, the communication apparatus being assigned an identifier. The method comprises: obtaining information that pertains to a profile associated with the identifier and provided by a service provider involved in assigning the identifier to the communication apparatus; determining an online content element to be presented at the communication apparatus based on the information; and causing the communication apparatus to present the online content element. Another one of the methods is a method for facilitating determination of online content to be presented at a communication apparatus. Servers for implementing the methods are also provided.04-30-2009
20080279117Method and system for a hotel based meeting & conference communications network - A method and system for implementation and operation of an interactive communications network for meeting, trade show, convention or conference (“event”) organizers and attendees, which is implemented in one or more hotels proximate to the event facilities, with an access device in guest rooms as well as additional implementations for universal access by event attendees, which access provides for real time messaging and on demand information and communications between the organizers and attendees for access to both static and changing information about the event, such as schedules, locations, speakers and other information typically pertinent to event attendees.11-13-2008
20120195234METHOD FOR POLICY-BASED CONTROL OF ENTERPRISE MESSAGING - The present invention provides a method for routing calls within an organization. One embodiment of the method includes detecting, at a server, a message transmitted by a calling party to one or more called parties. The calling party and the called parties are members of the organization. The method also includes determining, at the server, one or more relationships between the calling party and the called parties using information stored in a database associated with the organization. The method further includes routing the message using one or more policies associated with the determined relationship.08-02-2012
20080285485SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECORDING VOIP IN A NETWORK ADDRESS/PORT TRANSLATION ENVIRONMENT - A method of recording voice over internet protocol (VOIP) data is disclosed. The method includes receiving a control packet, examining an application layer of the control packet to dynamically determine an internet protocol address and a port number of a VOIP device, and storing the internet protocol address and port number for recording of data packets having the same internet protocol address and port number.11-20-2008
20120195236System for Multilocation Calling Line Identification Provisioning - Utilizing the system for multilocation CLID provisioning, a VoIP carrier may hold two or more sets of CLID information for a given endpoint. A first set may be a Main CLID information set, containing the multilocation CLID information of a business's central telephone number and address. A second set may be an E911 CLID information set, containing the true telephone number and physical location. A third set of CLID information may likewise be stored for other purposes. Upon a VoIP endpoint dialing an emergency number, such as 911, the system for multilocation CLID provisioning allows a VoIP carrier to exchange the Main CLID information for the E911 CLID information prior to sending the information to the E911 gateway and connecting the endpoint with the PSAP. The PSAP is then able to view the E911 CLID information, thereby having a true physical location and telephone number associated with the calling endpoint.08-02-2012
20090190506Method for Allowing Control of the Quality of Service and/or of the Service Fees for Telecommunication Services - A method permitting the control of the service quality and/or service fees of telecommunication services in which several service nodes are involved. During the initiation and/or implementation of a communication service, an exchange of signaling data occurs between a communications terminal and at least two service nodes which are involved in the communication service. The control node detects whether the service data transmitted by the at least two service nodes relate to the very same communication service. Then the control node selects service data from the transmitted service data and uses these service data for controlling the service quality and/or service fees.07-30-2009
20100142411Session Control In Sip-Based Media Services - A method of keeping a SIP application server advised of the status of a SIP client, where the SIP application server lies within both the signalling plane and the media plane for SIP clients and is responsible for accepting SIP clients into and removing them from a SIP session, the method comprising sending keep-alive messages from the SIP client to the SIP application server across the media plane.06-10-2010
20130215795Open Transaction Central Billing System - Devices, methods, and computer-readable media for detecting an attempted use of a data service over a wireless access network by a device, the data service being unavailable to the device in a current state of the device or available to the device at a lower cost within a different service plan than a current service plan associated with the device; initiating communication with one or more network elements to obtain information about a service plan offer for enabling access to the data service; obtaining the information about the service plan offer; in response to the detected attempted use of the data service, presenting, through a user interface of the device, a first notification offering the service plan offer; obtaining a response to the first notification; and sending an indication of the response to the one or more network elements over the wireless access network.08-22-2013
20120195235METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPECIFYING A USER'S PREFERRED SPOKEN LANGUAGE FOR NETWORK COMMUNICATION SERVICES - A new telecommunication service provides users with the ability to specify and receive spoken-language services in a preferred language that differs from a preferred written or text language. One or more user (e.g., a subscribing entity) preferences for spoken language as well as written language is specified and stored, e.g., in a subscriber database. An application server uses the configured spoken language preference(s) to select the language used for voice announcements, voice prompts, and other voice applications provided in one or more telecommunication services. For example, the server populates the existing SIP Accept-Language header and/or a new SIP P-Media-Language field with the spoken language preference(s) to allow the other servers, e.g., in a home and destination domain, to provide spoken/voice service as well as text-based service to the user according to the user's language preference(s).08-02-2012
20110267986IP-BASED ENHANCED EMERGENCY SERVICES USING INTELLIGENT CLIENT DEVICES - Providing enhanced emergency services (E-911) to an IP Telephony-based PBX or similar system, by utilizing aspects of the intelligence of end-user SIP client devices to address challenges and difficulties associated with E-911-like services in LAN-based telephony environments.11-03-2011
20090129294Systems and methods for multi-customer access to high speed data optimization applications over TCP/IP WAN and internet - The present invention allows multi-customer access to the common high speed carrier for contracting customers. The customer initiates a data transfer utilizing a registered address that activates high speed encapsulation to accelerate the data transmission. This change allows multiple users, who share the same local environment to access the infrastructure under contract. Central office routers will identify incoming customer's addresses and then provide specific, pre-defined services based upon the addressee of the data. The invention also incorporates a customer billing process and the ability for customizing the service to each subscriber05-21-2009
20090129293RECORDING A CIRCUIT SWITCHED CALL USING AN IP BASED CONTROL INTERFACE - A method of recording at least a part of a conversation between a plurality of conversation parties, wherein said conversation is enabled by establishing a call through a circuit switched telecommunications network. Said at least one part of said conversation is recorded in a data file using a recording system which is located in the network at a central location, and said recording is controlled by control signals provided to said recording system through a packet switched telecommunications network by at least one of said conversation parties. Said control signals identify said call for associating said control signals with said conversation. By providing the control through the packet network no DTMF tones need to interrupt the ongoing conversation to start and stop recording using access codes which also means that no monitoring circuit need continually be inserted in the voice path. Thus control of the recording is provided using an IP based interface rather than via the circuit switched path.05-21-2009
20120069775Graphical User-Interface for Terminals with Visual Call Progress Indicator - In one aspect, a user terminal is configured to access an IMS network, and to obtain from the network an indication of a current dial-tone condition of the terminal. The terminal displays a graphical user-interface, GUI, that includes a visual indication of the current dial-tone condition of the terminal. In another aspect Application Server function in an IMS network is configured to provide information to a user terminal regarding a current dial-tone condition such that the user terminal is able to display an indication of the current dial-tone also known as call progress tone. Examples given in the application are dial-tone aka ring-back tone, message waiting tone and tones indicating that the user has activated call forwarding unconditional or call diversion. In another aspect a method of enabling a user of a user terminal accessing an IMS network to be informed of a current dial-tone condition of the user terminal includes: providing the user terminal with information regarding the current dial-tone condition; and, based on the obtained information, displaying the current dial-tone condition on a graphical user-interface on the user terminal.03-22-2012
20120069774HIGHLY SCALABLE INTERNET PROTOCOL-BASED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A highly scalable Internet Protocol (IP) based communications system which provides voice and other communication services to end-users. The instant system incorporates a unique architecture which simplifies scaling of services to hundreds of thousands and even millions of subscribers. The instant system architecture includes a means for directly connecting a plurality of peered service providers thereby obviating the need to move the communications across the PSTN. By bypassing the PSTN, the instant system can leverage the advantages of IP-based networks in meeting subscriber communications needs such as, without limitation, quality of service, service up-time, and advanced feature sets. Bypassing the PSTN also allows the peered partners to negotiate communications rates between themselves, without incurring PSTN carrier fees.03-22-2012
20090252067EMERGENCY CALL METHODOLOGY FOR VOIP COMMUNICATIONS - A method for determining the location of a VoIP caller includes receiving an emergency call from a VoIP phone from the internet via a VoIP enabling device. A device identifier of the VoIP enabling device through which the call from the VoIP device originated is received. The device identifier is compared against a pre-defined table of device identifiers, where each device identifier in the table has an associated physical location. The physical location of the VoIP enabling device is returned during the call from the VoIP phone.10-08-2009
20110141948PRESENCE-BASED CALLER IDENTIFICATION - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for using a presence-based network to provide caller identification information. According to one embodiment, a method of providing information related to a communication can comprise receiving a publication of one or more presence attributes. The one or more presence attributes can comprise at least one attribute indicating caller identification information. A presence profile can be associated with an entity. For example, the entity can comprises a party to the communication. The presence profile can be updated based on the received presence attributes. The attribute indicating caller identification information can be provided to one or more subscribers to the presence information such as the entity associated with the presence profile, another party to the communication, another authorized principal, etc.06-16-2011
20110141949INTERNET BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of establishing a phone conversation between an initiator's device and a destination device and an Internet based communication system. The method comprises the steps of instructing one or more internal private branch exchange (PBX) telephone network/s to initiate separate calls to the initiator's device and the destination device respectively using existing termination option/s of the PBX network/s over an Internet network based system; and bridging of the two separate calls to establish a phone conversation between the initiator's device and the destination device.06-16-2011
20130121212METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING LOCATION-AWARE SERVICES - A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for processing a call setup message in a communications network. For example, the method receives the call setup message that includes called endpoint information, wherein the called endpoint information was previously inserted into the call setup message by a location server, processes the call setup message based upon the called endpoint information, and terminates the call setup message in accordance with the called endpoint information.05-16-2013
20130121214SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES - An IP telephony system allows a user to register a telephony device that receives its native telephony service from a different telephony service provider as an extension telephone. The user can then place calls through the IP telephony system using the extension telephone. Such calls may or may not be established using the extension telephone's native telephony service provider.05-16-2013
20130121215LOCAL ACCESS TO A MOBILE NETWORK - Methods and apparatuses for billing a user associated with a mobile service for a VoIP call made by the user using a wireless local area network are disclosed The VOIP call can be received by a local area network. At least a portion of the VoIP call is decoded to obtain session information related to the VoIP call including information identifying the user. The VoIP call is coupled to a public data network. At least a portion of the session information is sent to a provider of the mobile service, to bill the user, and not an owner of the wireless local area network, for the VoIP call. A credit is initiated to an account associated with said owner of the wireless local area network to prevent the owner from incurring charges associated with the VoIP call.05-16-2013
20090103457Method and apparatus for providing notification of an attempted communication - Method and system for providing notification of attempted voice communication between a calling party and a called party in a voice communication system includes the called party receiving a voice communication attempt, sending notification of the voice communication attempt to a registration device associated with the called party, forwarding notification from the registration device to a terminating point associated with the called party and storing notification at the terminating point. Notification occurs as a result of a called party calling feature diverting the voice communication attempt. Notification is generated and sent by an inbound voice communication processor of a VoIP communication system. The registration device is an outbound/registration communication processor of a VoIP communication system. A system for providing notification of attempted voice communication between a calling party and a called party includes, among other components, an outbound communication processor adapted for receiving notification of an attempted voice communication.04-23-2009
20110228707METHOD FOR SRVCC EMERGENCY CALL SUPPORT - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for emergency call support. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include a home subscriber server receiving a first message comprising a generated value representing a session transfer number. The session transfer number may relate to a transfer of an emergency session from a first network to a second network. The method may further comprise a home subscriber server updating a user profile with the generated value representing the session transfer number for the emergency session. The user profile may be stored in the home subscriber server. The method may further comprise a home subscriber server sending a second message comprising the generated value representing the session transfer number. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.09-22-2011
20110141947INTEGRATED LAWFUL INTERCEPT FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) OVER EVOLVED PACKET CORE (EPC) - A method and a system provide integrated lawful intercept, for IMS over an Evolved Packet Core (EPC), for both packet data and session initiation protocol (SIP)-based applications. The system includes a device that receives a lawful intercept request from a law enforcement agency, and determines whether a packet data lawful intercept or a SIP-based applications (SBA) lawful intercept is requested by the lawful intercept request. The device also provisions, when a packet data lawful intercept is requested by the lawful intercept request, a policy control and charging rules function (PCRF) and a packet data network (PDN) gateway (PGW) for the packet data lawful intercept. The device further provisions, when a SBA lawful intercept is requested, a proxy call session control function (P-CSCF), a serving-CSCF (S-CSCF), and a session border controller (SBC) for the SBA lawful intercept.06-16-2011
20130215797Enhanced E911 Network Access for Call Centers - An emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is routed over the switched PSTN to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call server, where the switched call is converted to a session initiating protocol (SIP) packetized IP call for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which reconverts the call to TDM and connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the Enhanced 911 network. This provides a PSAP receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an Enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller. Location of the caller is provided using a VoIP positioning center (VPC).08-22-2013
20130215793Method and System for Authorizing Sessions Using Subscriber Database - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving, at a policy and charging rules node (PCRN) from a requesting entity, a message including a request associated with at least one service data flow (SDF); extracting a subscriber identifier and a first identifier from the message; retrieving a subscription record associated with the subscriber identifier, wherein the subscription record is associated with a first plurality of subrecords; identifying an first subrecord from the plurality of subrecords based on the first identifier; and conditionally fulfilling the request based on a first value stored in the first subrecord.08-22-2013
20110222441Solutions for voice over internet protocol (VolP) 911 location services - An E-9-1-1 voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution is provided wherein a 911 call from a mobile VoIP device is routed directly to the correct Public Safety Answer Point (PSAP) via dedicated trunks, together with correct location information and call-back number. VoIP gateways are implemented locally, at least one per LATA, and accept VoIP packetized data inbound, and convert it to standard wireline voice calls. Calls are routed to an IP address at the VoIP gateway, which then egresses the call to a voice port at a selective router. Mid-call updating of location of a moving VoIP terminal is provided to a PSAP. The location of the VoIP is validated using HTTP based protocol by pushing location information to a VoIP location server, and comparing it against a geographic location database to confirm that a contained street address is valid.09-15-2011
20110228706METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ALARM SERVICE IN A MOBILE DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for providing an alarm service in a mobile digital broadcasting system are provided. A method of a server for providing an alarm service includes configuring a Service Map Table (SMT) that indicates provision or non-provision of an alarm service, transmitting the SMT, and transmitting an alarm service signal through at least one frequency channel. A method of a Mobile Station (MS) for receiving an alarm service includes receiving an SMT from a broadcasting server, analyzing the received SMT and determining alarm service provision or non-provision, and, when the alarm service provision is determined, receiving an alarm service through a corresponding frequency channel.09-22-2011
20090122728SYSTEMS, METHODS, NETWORK ELEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT OF PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS - Mechanisms and methodologies are provided that enable marketing, advertising and customer relations management campaign implementation that includes a combination advertising, marketing and direct marketing strategies implemented via a combination of communications via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other communication networks in a manner that establishes a long-term, engaging relationship between a customer or consumer and a promotion company or advertiser.05-14-2009
20100157850IN-BAND PROVISIONING FOR A CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP - In-band provisioning enables subscribers to manually provision themselves via an access point at which the subscribers would not otherwise be allowed access. For example, a subscriber may be temporarily accepted by a restricted access point (e.g., an access point that belongs to a closed subscriber group). The subscriber is then given limited access to enable the subscriber to be provisioned at the access point. For example, the subscriber may be provisioned for full access at the access point if the subscriber presents a valid authorization credential to a provisioning entity.06-24-2010
20100226286METHOD, GATEW AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A PUSH-TO-X SERVICE TO A USER OF A DATA TERMINAL - A method of providing a push-to-x service to a user of a data terminal which is connected to a packet-switched network includes, at a gateway interfacing the packet-switched network and the framework supporting the push-to-x service: receiving from the data terminal a request for accessing the push-to-x service; checking a user class to which the user belongs; and, according to the user class, assigning a push-to-x identity to the user either by selecting the push-to-x identity from a set of predefined push-to-x identities, or by retrieving the push-to-x identity from a user profile table; and accessing the framework and the push-to-x service by using the push-to-x identity.09-09-2010
20130215794DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS ONLINE ACCESS SYSTEM - A method for providing wireless online access to one or more users comprises providing online access to the users of corresponding mobile secondary wireless transceivers by data packet transmission via corresponding wireless communications links established, within a mobile online access signal spaces within the moving vehicle by a primary subscriber, between the mobile secondary wireless transceivers and one or more mobile primary wireless transceivers, wherein one or more of the mobile primary wireless transceivers are linked to the Internet through one or more portal transceivers, wherein each portal transceivers includes a communications link to the Internet for receiving one or more data packets transmitted therefrom and transmitting one or more data packets thereto and a wireless communications links to one or more of the primary wireless transceivers for receiving one or more data packets transmitted therefrom and transmitting one or more data packets thereto.08-22-2013
20130215796METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOIP ROAMING - A method and apparatus for transferring a user data profile from a user's home terminal to a visiting terminal is disclosed. User or network configuration settings are transferred from a home telephony adapter to a visiting telephony adapter. In accordance with one embodiment, a computer readable medium, such as a flash drive is inserted into the home telephony adapter and, either with or without authentication, user or network configuration settings are transferred from the home telephony adapter to the medium. In another embodiment, the medium is then inserted into the visiting telephony adapter.08-22-2013
20100238841Method and Device for Holding Calls - In a method for holding calls, a first UE performs a first call with a second UE through a first CS access call leg. A signaling endpoint of the first CS access call leg is an ICCF and the first CS access call leg supports a first media type. An ICCC request is sent to hold the first call. The first UE sends an ICCC request to initiate a second call with a third UE. The second call is performed with the third UE through a second CS access call leg. The second CS access call leg supports a second media type.09-23-2010
20100238840MOBILE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE BASED ON OPEN WIRELESS ARCHITECTURE (OWA) PLATFORM - A simplified future mobile terminal system converging multiple wireless transmission technologies by utilizing a cost-effective and spectrum-efficient mobile cloud solution based on the innovative virtual mobile server system of the open wireless architecture (OWA) platform.09-23-2010
20120127895MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A VoIP NETWORK SERVICE - A network device stores one or more mobile applications. The network device receives a message from another network device, where the message specifies multiple mobile devices to which the one or more mobile applications should be uploaded. The mobile devices include cellular telephones. The network device sends a notification to the multiple mobile devices that the one or more mobile applications are available for download from the network device. The notification includes a short message service (SMS) text message. The network device sends the one or more mobile applications to the multiple mobile devices based on receiving replies to the notification from the multiple mobile devices.05-24-2012
20120140680Ring-tone Detection in a VoIP Call - Alerting a calling party in a Voice over IP (VoIP) setting that a called party might not be able to hear ring-tones. In response to a call arriving on an IP connection, the audible level of ring-tones that are generated by a microphone associated with a VoIP computer application is sampled, and responsive to the audible level of ring-tones being below a minimum threshold, a message is transmitting to the calling party via any available connection that the called party might be unable to hear the ring-tones.06-07-2012
20090323558System and an improved method for controlling multimedia features and services in a sip-based phones - A system for controlling multimedia features and supplementary services in SIP based phones comprising: At least one UAC, operable to request desired data using a RDT message as an expanded SIP and check whether the data is correctly received; at least one UAS, operable to combine the requested data with information indicating whether the data is correctly transmitted, using the RDT message as the expanded SIP, and transmit the resultant data; a SIP terminal which supports two way communication with another SIP entity in real-time and also supports both signaling and media; at least a Proxy server capable of contacting at least one client or the next hop server and passes the call request further; and At least a Redirect Server capable of accepting SIP requests; and At least a Location Server capable of providing information about a caller's possible locations and redirect to the proxy servers.12-31-2009
20130128776Mobile User Information Selection and Delivery Event Based Upon Credentials and Variables - Dynamically selecting and facilitating stored caller information to a communications recipient device with a communications event, based on communication recipient credentials (e.g. IP address, MDN, etc.), preferences outlined in a subscriber profile associated with a relevant calling device, and other variables, e.g., time of day, location of calling device, etc. A subscriber is permitted to provision subscriber preferences and subscriber information associated with users of a subscribing communications device in to a subscriber profile, for use during a communications event. Subscriber preferences are defined to place restrictive conditions on stored subscriber information that may be transmitted with a communications event initiated by a corresponding communications device. A content collection node dynamically selects customized caller information via a subscriber information content collection process. Customized caller information is transmitted to appropriate recipient devices with a corresponding communication event.05-23-2013
20130128777MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION SUBSCRIPTION CONTROL - According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided an apparatus configured to operate as a subscriber server (05-23-2013
20090034436SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF RECORDING SOLUTION INTERFACE - Included are embodiments for providing an interface. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving communications data associated with a communications session, the communications session facilitated in an Internet Protocol environment and providing an interface for facilitating recording of at least a portion of the communications session, the interface being facilitated in an Internet Protocol format.02-05-2009
20110110274METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SWITCHING OFFICE TRIGGER INDUCTION BY AN INTERMEDIATE SIGNALING NODE - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for inducing the activation of a service trigger at a switching office in a communications network are disclosed. According to one method, a call setup message associated with a call is received. It is then determined whether service trigger induction is required for the call. In response to determining that service trigger induction is required for the call, the call setup message is modified to include service trigger induction information and the modified call setup message is directed to a destination switching office. At the destination switching office, a service trigger is activated based on the service trigger induction information in the modified call setup message.05-12-2011
20110044211METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HOLDING CALLS BETWEEN NETWORKS - A method and a device for holding calls between networks are disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving a call hold request sent by a UE in a CS network, where the call hold request carries an indication that the UE in the CS network will continue sending media streams; and instructing a peer device to keep receiving the media streams from the UE in the CS network and stop sending the media streams. In the technical solution under the present invention, the UE in the CS network partially releases the radio resources after initiating the call hold operation, and therefore, the UE in the CS network can play local media files to the peer device after the call is held, thus saving network resources and improving the user experience.02-24-2011
20110019592END-TO-END FEATURE SUPPORT SIGNALING - Techniques and mechanisms to communicate end-to-end feature compliance information. Network access requests may be accompanied by compliance/certification/compatibility information for the requesting device as well as intervening devices. A network authentication device may evaluate the request and associated compliance/certification/compatibility information to select one or more network features to allow the requesting device to utilize.01-27-2011
20130188526SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES - Systems and methods for providing a user with access to emergency services are described. A cable modem/multimedia terminal adapter employing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) can be configured to provide access to emergency services during periods of unavailability of a connection to a network due to software upgrades of the cable modem/multimedia terminal adapter or a VoIP handset, a power outage or a malfunction of the cable modem/multi-media terminal adapter or the VoIP handset. Access to emergency services can be provided through the use of a dedicated button on the cable modem/multimedia terminal adapter and the use of dedicated hardware in the cable modem/multimedia terminal adapter that is configured to initiate operation when a connection to the network is unavailable.07-25-2013
20110211494Public safety access point (PSAP) selection for E911 wireless callers in a GSM type system - Public safety access points are selected in a wireless network for E911 calls based on ESRD substitution when ESRKs are not being used. The present invention was conceived as an ESRK workaround solution to implement Phase II of the E911 rules from the starting point of a Phase I implementation. ESRKs, ESRDs or ESRVs are initially obtained and managed for each PSAP in a particular carrier's area. Then, Phase I processes are modified to wait to see if Phase II GSM location information will be reported in a timely manner (e.g., within a second or two or so) before committing to a default selection of a particular PSAP based on information available (e.g., based on the location of a serving cell site).09-01-2011
20100008265AUGMENTED REALITY METHOD AND SYSTEM USING LOGO RECOGNITION, WIRELESS APPLICATION PROTOCOL BROWSING AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL TECHNOLOGY - An augmented reality platform is provided which interacts between a mobile device and a server via a communication network. The augmented reality platform includes an image recognition application located on the mobile device which receives a live, real-time image, recognizes the targeted logo and creates a compact and descriptive representation of the image, and a client application located on the mobile device which transmits a data packet including the coordinates. A server application provided on the server receives the data packet from the client application, identifies a logo included in the live, real-time image, and sends content or a link thereto to the mobile device in accordance with the logo. The client application on the mobile device processes the content or the link thereto and forms an augmented reality image on a display of the mobile device based on the live, real-time image and the content. It also launches a WAP browser and load a relevant web page and it launches a VoIP software to make a relevant phone call.01-14-2010
20100002606METHOD OF PROVIDING A SERVICE OVER A HYBRID NETWORK AND SYSTEM THEREOF - There is provided a service system, application platform, application design framework and method of providing a service over a hybrid network comprising at least one circuit-switched network and at least one packet-switched network connected via at least one gateway configured to provide necessary conversion to a video call passing between the packet-switched network and the circuit-switching network. The application design framework is configured to be located in the packet-switched network, to be operatively interfaced to the gateway and to enable development of one or more applications to be accommodated by said framework. The application framework is further configured to be capable of receiving a video call initiated by a video device from the circuit-switched network and transferred through the gateway and of further serving as an end-point of said video call; analyzing, at least, in-band information comprised in the received video call therefore recognizing user-related information; providing the recognized user-related information to one or more applications when accommodated by the framework; and, optionally, of handling one or more media streams in accordance with instructions by one or more applications when accommodated by the framework.01-07-2010
20100054158Method and apparatus for managing multiple media streams during call setup - To address the need to manage multiple media streams within the communication network rather than at the user equipment, the network may employ a method such as that depicted in diagram 03-04-2010
20100054159METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING CALL FORWARDING SERVICE FOR USERS - A method and a device for providing a call forwarding service for users are provided. The method for providing a call forwarding service for users includes the following steps. An IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network entity receives a call towards a user who accesses from a circuit switched (CS) domain; the IMS network entity acquires a current session connection state of the user or the user's desire of answering the call; and the call forwarding service is provided according to the obtained session connection state of the user or the user's desire. Thus, a call forwarding service in an IMS domain for a called user who accesses from a CS domain is realized.03-04-2010
20110249595TECHNIQUE FOR PROVIDING SECURED TUNNELS IN A PUBLIC NETWORK FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SUBSCRIBERS - A secured OTT architecture for Triple-Play services as well as for OTT based cellular service. Any access networks to which customers of the OTT based services belong, form a so-called last mile access segment which is less prone to security attacks than a public network such as the Internet. The customers' equipment (broadband CPEs, say in the form of modems or Femtocell CPEs) can be freed from securing traffic within the non-public access network, while an access node being a border node between the two networks aggregates the traffic from the access terminals and generates one or more secured communication tunnels via the public network for transmitting the aggregated traffic.10-13-2011
20120120853Tandem Access Controller Within The Public Switched Telephone Network - A system includes a tandem access controller (TAC) coupled to a PSTN, where the TAC allows a subscriber to set-up and make changes to the configuration of his/her phone line or other communications device. Such changes include selective call forwarding. The TAC is controlled by the subscriber using the web. The TAC is coupled internally to the PSTN in a local service area and is outside the subscriber's central office. A calling party makes a first call to the subscriber using the subscriber's public telephone number. The TAC receives the first call prior to the call reaching the subscriber's terminating central office. The TAC then carries out the subscriber's instructions for the first call, such as making one or more second calls using telephone numbers different from the subscriber's public telephone number. When the second call is answered, the answering phone is connected by the TAC to the caller.05-17-2012
20120120852Systems and Methods for Implementing a Hold-Call-Back Feature in a Telecommunications Network - Systems, devices and methods for implementing a hold-call-back feature in a telecommunications network. A first connection is established between a call server and a first terminal via a packet-based network and a second connection is established between the call server and a second terminal via the packet-based network. The packet-based network comprises at least a segment of the telecommunications network. The call server then joins the first connection with the second connection to establish communication between the first terminal and the second terminal. In response to receiving a hold-call-back activation command from the first terminal via the packet-based network, the call server splits the first connection from the second connection, terminates the first connection and parks the second connection. The call server may then repeatedly prompt the second terminal for a call reestablishment command. In response to receiving a call reestablishment command from the second terminal via the packet-based network, the call server establishes a new connection with the first terminal via the packet-based network.05-17-2012
20090016242TELEPHONE SYSTEM, SERVER AND PROXY RESPONSE TELEPHONE - A callee confirmation unit is disposed in a proxy response telephone so as to determine whether a call to the proxy response phone is one addressed to a subject number or one to a transfer destination. Upon determination of the call to the transfer destination, the call is received while identifying a callee number to allow the use in a multi-user environment.01-15-2009
20100260073METHOD AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE FOR EXCHANGING DATA DURING OR AFTER A COMMUNICATION CONNECTION - The invention relates to a method for exchanging data between a first and a second communication terminal device (EG10-14-2010
20110176460Lawful Interception for Targets in a Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol Network - A method for providing Law Enforcement Agencies in a telecommunications network with interception and/or retention data related to a target mobile node in a Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol domain connected to the telecommunications network through a Mobile Access Gateway, comprises the steps of configuring at least one of said Mobile Access Gateway and a Local Mobility Anchor to operate as Intercepting Control Elements or Data Retention sources.07-21-2011
20120269100FORCED HOLD CALL HANDLING IN A VOP ENVIRONMENT - The present invention provides a technique for providing a forced hold service such as is used for an emergency services call, which is supported at least in part over a packet network. The forced hold service acts to effectively hold a connection for the call with a called party, even when the caller takes an action that would normally end a call, such as going on hook, pressing end, or the like. When the caller takes an action that would normally end the call, the forced hold service allows the caller to automatically reconnect to the emergency services provider over the held connection upon going offhook, pressing send, or the like. Alternatively, the emergency services provider can effectively re-engage the call wherein the caller is reconnected over the held connection upon going offhook, pressing send, or the like.10-25-2012
20120269099System and Method for Determining Establishment Causes for Emergency Sessions - A method for initiating a Packet Switched emergency call using a user equipment (UE) is presented. The UE includes a plurality of protocol layers. The plurality of protocol layers including an IMS sublayer, a non-access stratum (NAS) layer and an access stratum (AS) layer. The method includes generating an ATTACH REQUEST using the UE. The ATTACH REQUEST has an attach type. The method includes retrieving the attach type of the ATTACH REQUEST using the NAS layer of the UE, and generating an RRC CONNECTION REQUEST. The RRC CONNECTION REQUEST includes an RRC establishment cause based upon the attach type of the attach request.10-25-2012
20090022071Telecommunication method by a control message - A method for communicating messages by at least one control message for at least one predefined set of terminals (01-22-2009
20080267092Method and Apparatus for Maintaining Continuous Connections for Audio/Visual Communications - A method and apparatus is provided for maintaining a continuous connection for the instantaneous transmission of audio/visual content between end points on a packet-based network. After a communication link is initially established between two end points connected to the network, the communication link is maintained on a continuous basis so that audio/visual content can be instantaneously transmitted from a source end point to a destination end point or end points when a user desires to communicate with the destination end point. The communication link is continuously maintained by various methods including across the packet-based network by transmitting signaling information between the end points that signifies that the communication link should be kept open and alive.10-30-2008
20080239993SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREMIUM TRANSPORT IN A DOCSIS-COMPLIANT CABLE NETWORK - A system and method for providing premium transport in a DOCSIS-compliant cable network. An edge server in a DOCSIS-compliant cable network maintains a list of preferred content providers (PCPs). For each PCP, the PCP list comprises matching criteria. The edge server monitors the header of incoming packets for the matching criteria. A packet that matches the matching criteria is modified by the edge server causing the packet to be associated with a “premium” downstream service flow. Packets sent in response to a “preferred” packet are parsed by a cable modem and routed upstream according to a “premium” upstream service flow.10-02-2008
20110164536SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA RELAY TRANSMISSION - A method for a base station to transmit data, the data to be relayed by a relay station to user equipment, the method including: encoding, based on an identification of the relay station or an identification of the user equipment, control information that indicates resource allocation for the relay station; and transmitting the control information to the relay station.07-07-2011
20110164535METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CUSTOM CALL WAITING - An approach for providing custom call waiting with media messaging is disclosed. A request is received from a first voice station to establish a voice communication session with a called party station. A detection is made that the called party station is currently in communication with a second voice station. A content designated from a call-waiting condition for presentation to a caller is retrieved. The content to either the first voice station or the second voice station is retrieved in response to a user input from the called party device.07-07-2011
20110044210Communication System, Wireless Communication Terminal, Communication Method, Wireless Communication Method, Wireless Communication Apparatus and Control Method Thereof - A communication system having call control servers (02-24-2011
20100329156SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO - A multi-protocol, multi-standard, software-defined radio (SDR) includes one or more RF front ends to support each radio frequency band, and a programmable processor that replaces special-purpose hardware for the tuning and demodulation of each radio service. The programmable processor has limited peak processing capabilities, and calculations are made to see if present user terminal assignments will result in processing conflicts that could exceed the peak processing capabilities. In traffic slot applications in particular, any possible simultaneous arrival or overlap of traffic slots from the respective radio services is projected. If conflicts will result from the current user terminal assignments, then those assignments are reshuffled to obtain a non-conflicting result.12-30-2010
20130121213DATA ACQUISITION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and a terminal for acquiring information on the media supported by an emergency center to provide the terminal with the emergency call service using non-voice media as well voice media are provided. A method includes receiving information on media supported by an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) from a server, storing the information on the media supported by the IMS, and transmitting a signal to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based on the information on the media supported by the IMS and the terminal. The emergency call processing method of the present invention allows only the terminal capable of NOVES to perform the media information acquisition procedure, thereby avoiding overhead caused by media acquisition attempts of a large number of terminal.05-16-2013
20100195541System, Method and Apparatus for Providing Simulated Stutter Dial Tone from an IP End Point Device - An embodiment of a method for providing a simulated stutter dial tone includes receiving a new voicemail notification message at a packet-based telephony device. The new voicemail notification message indicates that a new voicemail message is waiting in a voicemail box associated with a user of the packet-based telephony device. The method further includes detecting an off-hook status of the packet-based telephony device, and generating a simulated stutter dial tone signal by the packet-based telephony device in response to receiving the new voicemail notification message and detecting the off-hook status. The method further includes providing the simulated stutter dial tone signal to an audio reproduction device.08-05-2010
20110188411SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKETIZED EMERGENCY MESSAGES - A system and method allows for providing emergency service, whether the service is full or limited, to wireless devices using non-IMS packet traffic based methods or Access Stratum/Non-Access Stratum (AS/NAS) signalling based methods. To do so, a system and method for utilizing a Packetized Emergency Message (PEM) is provided.08-04-2011
20110188410Using Consultation Call to Transfer Call Across Endpoints - A method for transferring a telephone call from a client computer to a second electronic device includes establishing a connection for a telephone call between the client computer and a first electronic device, and sending a request to a server computer to transfer the telephone call from the client computer to the second electronic device, the client computer and the second electronic device having the same user, the request initiating a consultation call to the second electronic device. The method also includes receiving a response from the server computer that the second electronic device has accepted the telephone call, and replacing the client computer with the second electronic device as a party in the telephone call with the first electronic device, the continuity of the telephone call being maintained at the first electronic device during the time that the client computer is replaced with the second electronic device.08-04-2011
20120307687Method, Apparatus and System for Processing Priority Services - The present invention relates to the communication field and discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for processing priority services to overcome a problem in the prior art that priority services initiated from a network to a target user cannot be provided. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the present invention include: determining a service to be carried out with a target user equipment as a priority service; and creating a priority service bearer for the priority service, and carrying out the priority service by using the priority service bearer. The embodiments of the present invention are applicable in an IMS-based communication system.12-06-2012
20120307686Personal IP Toll-Free Number - In an internet telephony system, toll-free service and the calls that are accepted and paid for can be specified by the IP telephony system user to be limited according to the calling party's identity, time of day, day of week or other criteria. Data that is used to screen or filter incoming calls is programmed into a call manager by the IP telephone system user's broadband residential gateway. Using such a system the user can carefully screen calls that are paid for and more closely control telecommunications service costs. More generally, the user has the ability to store predefined call handling criteria, which may be executed by the broadband residential gateway and/or the call manager.12-06-2012
20110116420Method and System for Locating a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Device Connected to a Network - A method and system for locating a device connected to a network by determining a current network address for the device and comparing the current network address to a network address in a user profile. If the network addresses match, the device is located based on a physical address associated with the network address in the user profile.05-19-2011
20110116419Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem Voice-Video Mail Service Over a Home Network - At least one voice server uses a voice protocol requiring both a server component and a client component. At least one client device lacks the client component. The at least one client device is located in a premises remote from the voice server. A translator device is located in the premises, and a video content network, configured for communication in accordance with the voice protocol, interconnects the voice server and the translator device. A premises network interconnects the translator device and the at least one client device. The premises network is configured in accordance with a premises network protocol. The translator is provided with the client component of the voice protocol and is configured to translate between the voice protocol and the premises network protocol. In some instances, the voice server is a voice mail server and the voice protocol is a voice mail protocol. In other cases, the voice server is a session initiation protocol (SIP) server and the voice protocol is SIP.05-19-2011
20110149808LAWFUL CALL INTERCEPTION SUPPORT - Systems, methods and communication nodes according to exemplary embodiments provide for an IMS node to replicate call content for lawful call interception in packet cable networks. A CSCF node sends a command to an SBC node to perform call content replication for an identified call to be intercepted. The SBC node forwards the replicated call content to a delivery function, which in turn forwards the replicated call content to the appropriate law enforcement agency.06-23-2011
20120099487SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of determining whether to invite an entity to join a social networking system review a user's communications activity on a telephony system, and analyze that activity to identify entities with whom the user communicates. Those entities are then invited to join a social networking system that the user is a member of. The entities may also be invited to form a link with the user on the social networking system.04-26-2012
20120099486SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING INFORMATION FROM VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of updating information in a user's contact list or address book on a telephony system make use of information drawn from the user's contact or link information stored on a social networking system. The telephony system obtains the user's credentials on the social networking system and accesses the user's contact or link information on the social networking system directly.04-26-2012
20100008264METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING INSTALLATION OF PACKET-SWITCHED TELEPHONY EQUIPMENT ON A SUBSCRIBER PREMISES - A residential gateway provides packet-switched telephony service over a broadband communications network. The gateway includes data terminal equipment having an interface for communicating with customer premises equipment. The gateway also includes a self-installation agent for generating signals that are rendered as audio prompts that guide a user through a process for installing the residential gateway so that packet-switched telephony services are available to the user through the customer premises equipment.01-14-2010
20120099482APPLICATION-SPECIFIC CHARGEBACK OF CONTENT CACHED AT THE WIRELESS TOWER - A method for application-specific chargeback of content cached at a wireless tower of a RAN includes receiving a request for content from an end user device in a base station of a RAN and routing the request to an application in a packet switched data communications network from the base station by way of a CN. Content from the application can be received in the base station within a response to the request, the response can be cached in a local cache of the base station in connection with the application and the response can be forwarded to the end user device. Subsequently, in response to a new request for the content received in the base station, the content can be served in a response from the local cache. Further, an identity of the application can be transmitted to a remote charging service external to the base station but within the RAN for charging the application in consequence of having served the content from the local cache of the base station.04-26-2012
20100309822METHOD OF PROVIDING AT LEAST ONE VALUE ADDED SERVICE IN THE PACKET SWITCHED TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, AND METHOD OF OPERATING A SERVICE INTERFACE ADAPTER, A SERVICE INTERFACE ADAPTER FOR USE IN SUCH METHOD, A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE - A method of providing in a packet switched telecommunications network, for a communications session involving a user of said packet switched telecommunications network a value added service associated with a circuit switched telecommunication network. The method comprises the steps of establishing a first signaling data stream of a first basic call state model of a packet switched dedicated protocol type between the packet switched telecommunications network and a service interface adapter unit, and establishing a second signaling data stream of a second basic call state model of a circuit switched dedicated protocol type between the service interface adapter unit and the circuit switched telecommunications network, based on information from the first signaling data stream, for providing the value added service from the circuit switched telecommunications network. The information is augmented with further information for establishing the second signaling data stream, and for exchanging data between the first and second signaling data stream for providing the value added service to the user through the packet switched telecommunications network.12-09-2010
20110317591Presence Based DTMF Signaling Enablement Of Voice Communication Controller And Method - A voice communication controller (e.g., private branch exchange (PBX)) is described herein which can automatically enable an outbound dual tone multi-frequency (DTMF) feature for one of it's extensions that is attached to a phone which belongs to a user while that user is or is likely to be participating in a session with an external DTMF communication system (e.g., a conference/collaboration bridge, an interactive voice response (IVR) system, or a voice mail system). This is desirable because if the user presses button(s) on their phone then the voice communication controller which has enabled the outbound DTMF feature will not attempt to process the corresponding DTMF digit(s) but instead will automatically transfer the corresponding DTMF signal(s) to the external DTMF communication system.12-29-2011
20110158130Method, system, network and computer-readable media for controlling outgoing telephony calls to convey media messages to source devices - The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system communicates with a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device and determines whether a media message is to be conveyed to the source device. It could determine a media message is to be conveyed to the source device for many reasons including to convey a message related to a call feature, to prompt a user to provide authorization data, to alert a user of particular information or to provide an audio element to the source device prior to establishing the outgoing call. Upon determining to effect control of the outgoing call, the call processing system causes the SSP to initiate a media connection between the source device and the call processing system. The call processing system can then utilize the media connection to convey a media message to the source device.06-30-2011
20110158129METHOD, SYSTEM, NETWORK AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR CONTROLLING OUTGOING TELEPHONY CALLS - The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system communicates with a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device and determines whether to effect control of the outgoing call. It could determine to effect control of the outgoing call for many reasons including to convey a media message to the source device, to implement a call feature or to manage call restrictions. Upon determining to effect control of the outgoing call, the call processing system causes the SSP to initiate a media connection between the source device and the call processing system. The call processing system can then utilize the media connection with the source device to perform functionality for the outgoing call prior to and/or during the outgoing call.06-30-2011
20100189017METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR INFLUENCING THE INVOKING OF A SERVICE PROVIDED BY AN APPLICATION SERVER TO A USER EQUIPMENT - A server and method are described herein that can influence the invoking of a service provided by an application server to a user-user equipment. The server includes a database that stores a service profile for the user-user equipment, where the service profile has a number of filter criteria wherein at least one includes: (1) a first trigger point and at least one first service point trigger that specifies one or more conditions which when satisfied will be downloaded to and checked by a remote control function before a service is invoked for the user-user equipment; and (2) a second trigger point and at least one second service point trigger that specifies one or more conditions which are checked against internally stored data associated with the user-user equipment and need to be satisfied before the service profile with the filter criteria including the first trigger point and the at least one first service point trigger is downloaded to and checked by the remote control function to invoke the service for the user-user equipment.07-29-2010
20110026440SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY SERVICE IN AN IP-BASED WIRELESS NETWORK - An E-CSCF receives a Session Initiation Protocol (“SIP”) invitation message initiating an emergency communication session from a calling device. The E-CSCF generates an information request message based on the received SIP message and sends the information request message to a location server. The location server determines a geographical location of the calling device and uses the geographical location to determine a destination emergency response center, such as a Public Safety Access Point (PSAP). The location server provides location information for the destination PSAP to the E-CSCF. The E-CSCF generates a modified SIP invitation message using the presence information and sends the modified SIP invitation message to an emergency services network where it is routed to the emergency response center.02-03-2011
20120008531ENHANCED DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SYSTEM WITH VOICE OVER IP CALL HANDLING - A method is provided for operating a directory assistance system is provided that includes the arrangement for storing a plurality of directory listings including listings relating to identification of Voice over IP devices. The directory assistance system is configured to receive a directory request for one of said directory listings from a variety of callers employing landline. The directory assistance system retrieves the requested information and generates a call completion record for providing information responsive to said directory request. The call completion record includes information relating to a Voice over IP device in a case wherein the requested information relates to a Voice over IP device. The call completion record includes information relating to a mobile phone device in a case wherein the requested information relates to a mobile phone device. The call completion record includes information relating to a landline device in a case wherein the requested information relates to a landline device.01-12-2012
20120014292Access Management System and Access Management Method - An access management system includes a Web page providing unit transmitting a Web page to a user terminal, a contact accepting unit receiving information purporting a request for the contact from the user terminal, a contact information generating unit setting information of the Web page browsed by the user as access information, a contact number issuing unit issuing a phone number for contact which is associated with the access information, a first talk control unit making a call to a phone of the user, a second talk control unit making the call to a phone of a call recipient which is associated with the access information a connection control unit connecting the call of the phone of the user to the call of the phone of the call recipient, and an access information providing unit transmitting the access information to a terminal provided at the call recipient.01-19-2012
20120026919METHOD, EQUIPMENT AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR REALIZING EXPLICIT CALL TRANSFER - A method, equipment, and a mobile communication system for realizing explicit call transfer are provided. The method for realizing explicit call transfer includes the following steps. A service centralization & continuity application server (SCC AS) receives a call request sent by a second user equipment (UE), and sends the call request to a third UE, in which an instruction for replacing a call between a first UE and the third UE is carried in the call request. A message returned by the third UE according to the call request is received, and the third UE is controlled to establish a connection with the second UE and to break a connection with the first UE. The third UE is an IP multimedia subsystem centralized service user equipment (ICS UE).02-02-2012
20100020727SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING DIAMETER BASED SIGNALING TO ACTIVATE AND DEACTIVATE SUBSCRIBER CENTRIC, VISUALLY RENDERED, SERVICES - A system and method is provided for providing using Diameter based signaling to activate and deactivate subscriber centric, visually rendered, services. The system is implemented in a computer infrastructure which includes computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium. The executable code is operable to activate and deactivate subscriber centric, visually rendered, services using a Diameter based signaling protocol and support home subscriber server (HSS) based subscriber profiles that pertain to visual characteristics.01-28-2010
20120155332ORIGINAL CALLING IDENTIFICATION WITH MOBILE PHONE IN DOCKED MODE - A mobile device determines whether the mobile device is docked with a docking station that connects to a VoIP network, where the mobile device is capable of receiving calls to a cellular telephone number and calls to a VoIP telephone number. The mobile device notifies, if the mobile device is docked with the docking station, a call handling node in a cellular network to forward calls destined for the cellular telephone number to the VoIP telephone number at a VoIP call server. The mobile device receives a call forwarded from the VoIP call server, where the call was originally destined for the cellular telephone number.06-21-2012
20120170490MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY OVER FEMTOCELL - Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are described for multimedia content delivery in a femtocell. A mobile device may transmit multimedia content control information via wireless wide area network (WWAN) spectrum to a femtocell. The femtocell may access the multimedia content set forth in the received control information, and transmit the multimedia content over white space spectrum to a video display.07-05-2012
20110103265METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE USING A FEDERATION-BASED BENEFIT TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATIONS MOBILITY - While facilitating (05-05-2011
20110103266SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION AND ACCESS NETWORK INFORMATION SUPPORT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes communicating location and access network information for an end user to a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) element that is coupled to a network element. The network element receives packets for a communications flow from the end user if the flow is initiated through a wireless network and through a wireline network. In more specific embodiments, the location and access network information is used to initiate one or more applications for the end user. The method could also include communicating to an application function that the end user has attached to one of the networks, has been assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the location and access network information for the end user.05-05-2011
20120250584SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAWFUL INTERCEPTION IN VOICE CALL CONTINUITY FOR TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A system and method for providing lawful interception (LI) data in voice call continuity for telecommunication networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, the data associated with a registered telecommunication network user (i.e., target user) coming from a first telecommunication network is intercepted by a VCC gateway. Further, the intercepted data is sent to the LEA in a format desired by the LEA. Furthermore, the VCC gateway is configured based on a successful determination of network properties associated with the second telecommunication network upon the target user moving to the second telecommunication network. The second telecommunication network is based on a technology that is different from the first telecommunication network. In addition, the data associated with the target user coming from the second telecommunication network is continuously intercepted by the VCC gateway and continuously sent to the LEA by the VCC gateway in the format desired by the LEA.10-04-2012
20120250586METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DATA CONNECTIVITY - Methods and apparatus for data connectivity management may include detecting data associated with an application-specific connectivity account. The methods and apparatus may further include sending the detected data to a remote gateway configured to cause transmission of the data to be attributed to the application-specific connectivity account in response to detecting the data.10-04-2012
20100246447METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING DATA AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH DEVICE - A method and a device for processing data by a network element is provided, said method including the steps of (i) the network element receives information about an entity; (ii) the network element determines whether information associated with said entity is available; and (iii) if information associated with said entity is available, the network element initiates interception. Further, a communication system comprising such a device is provided.09-30-2010
20120127896METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING GROUP INTELLIGENT SERVICE OF MOBILE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK - The present invention discloses a method and a device for implementing group intelligent service of a Mobile Virtual Private Network (MVPN). The method includes: configuring on a Service Management Point (SMP) a corresponding relationship between a group's number and a module number of the Service Control Point (SCP) on which the group is distributed, and configuring relevant data information of the group in the service database of each SCP on which the group is distributed; uniformly managing relevant data information of the group distributed on different SCP; performing the judging, the controlling and the billing for a call when a user triggers a service. The device includes a configuration module, a management module and a service execution module. By using the technical solution of the present invention, the cross-SCP VPN group users are provided with all service features that non-cross-SPC VPN group users have, which not only fully utilizes the existing intelligent network devices, reduces the hardware cost and but also provide flexibility and convenience for managing and maintaining relevant data information of a group.05-24-2012
20120163240Parameterized Telecommunication Intercept - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for parameterized telecommunication intercept. A parameterized intercept request comprises (i) a set of intercept events for identifying a candidate telecommunication message for intercept, the set of intercept events comprising at least two of the following types of intercept events: an internet protocol event, a media event, or a signaling event, (ii) a criterion associated with the set of intercept events, and (iii) a set of intercept actions for processing the candidate telecommunication message. A first telecommunication message is received. The first telecommunication message is determined to match the set of intercept events based on the criterion. The set of intercept actions is executed based on the matched first telecommunication message.06-28-2012
20100208624Response To CS Paging Request - A method and apparatus are provided for handling a paging request for a Circuit Switched session, when the paging request is intended for a terminal attached to a Packet Switched cell in a radio access network and having one or more ongoing Packet Switched sessions. The request is received at a node in the radio access or core network to establish a Circuit Switched session with the terminal whilst the terminal has one or more ongoing Packet Switched sessions. The importance of the ongoing Packet Switched session is determined at the node, and the paging request is rejected if any of the ongoing Packet Switched sessions is more important than the Circuit Switched session. The node may be a MME, an eNodeB or the terminal itself.08-19-2010
20110182211ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is a technique for allowing each of a plurality of communicating parties to determine its own anonymity and/or the other party's anonymity when the communicating parties have established a communication session. Disclosed is an anonymous communication system that is characterized enabling a communication by anonymity, said anonymous communication system detecting anonymities of communication parties during the communication subsequent to establishment of a communication session, and notifying them to communication devices of the communication parties. Disclosed is an anonymous communication method that is characterized enabling a communication by anonymity, said anonymous communication method comprising detecting anonymities of communication parties during the communication subsequent to establishment of a communication session, and notifying them to the communication devices of the communication parties.07-28-2011
20110182210ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is an anonymous communication system that allows an originator to determine the anonymous characteristics of communicating parties when communication is established. Disclosed is an anonymous communication system and an anonymous communication establishing apparatus to be installed in an anonymous communication system that are characterized enabling a communication by anonymity, said anonymous communication system detecting anonymities of communication parties when establishing a communication session, and notifying them to a communication device of a caller. Disclosed is an anonymous communication method that is enabling a communication by anonymity, said anonymous communication method detecting anonymities of communication parties when establishing a communication session, and notifying them to a communication device of a caller.07-28-2011
20120134300SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC PROVISIONING OF ONSITE NETWORKING SERVICES - The system and method described herein may activate an automatic provisioning system within customer premise equipment via a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other residential hub or gateway interface and access a remote directory service to locate appropriate addressing and other information to initialize the customer premise equipment. The gateway interface may automatically update a configuration, heal bugs, and perform other maintenance and tasks to manage the customer premise equipment. Multiple gateway interfaces or products or services associated therewith may be configured at one premise and version control may be maintained to ensure compatibility.05-31-2012
20120314625METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING INTERNET-BASED EMERGENCY CALLS - An approach is provided for certifying wireless access nodes for use in connection with emergency calls. A certification platform certifies location information of a wireless access node as part of an emergency response service for packetized voice calls. The location information is then stored in a database that includes a plurality of certified location information of a respective plurality of wireless access nodes including the activated wireless access node. The database is accessed in response to an emergency call to assist with determination of position information of wireless devices based on location information of the wireless access node that detects presence of the wireless device.12-13-2012
20100195540FREE MARKET BASED PRICING FOR BANDWIDTH AND NETWORK USAGE - A system and method for establishing a price for communicating over a communications network may include initiating a bandwidth occupancy query message to at least one network node along a traffic path to which a user is communicating. A highest bandwidth occupancy of the network nodes along the traffic path may be determined. A current price may be computed for a user communicating over the traffic path based on the highest bandwidth occupancy. The user may be notified of the current price for communicating over the traffic path, thereby enabling the user to adjust network usage.08-05-2010
20090059817Method and apparatus for assigning and provisioning VOIP services - A method, system, and computer usable program product for assigning and provisioning VOIP services are provided. A data processing system receives an order for the VOIP service and information about virtual inventory. The data processing system may create a provisioning command including provisioning information for provisioning a telecommunication line according to the order and send the provisioning command to a provisioning system, create a porting command including porting information for porting the phone number in the order if porting a phone number and send the porting command to a porting system, create a registration command including user information for registering a user and send the registration command to a web portal create a setup command including the user information for creating an account for the user and send the setup command to a customer management system. The data processing system may then complete the order for the VOIP service.03-05-2009
20120213127INDICATING TRANSFER IN AN IMS NETWORK - A method and apparatus for indicating to a node in an IMS network a transfer between two endpoints. A node in a first network determines that a communication session is to be transferred from a first endpoint to a second endpoint. The node includes an indication of at least one of the endpoints, and an explicit communication transfer indicator, in a message. The message is then sent towards the node in the IMS network. This allows the node in the IMS network to determine that a transfer has taken place and, if necessary, take further action.08-23-2012
20120076053Call Forwarding Methods And Apparatus For Mobile Communication Devices Which Operate In WWANS And WLANS - A mobile device operates in a WLAN for VoIP communications, which includes registering with registrar server functionality of a SIP proxy server with a SIP identity which is further communicated to a location server. In response to an incoming voice call from a caller via a telephone network, the mobile device receives an INVITE request which is issued from a gateway and forwarded from the SIP proxy server. The mobile device sends a response to the SIP proxy server which is communicated to the caller via the gateway. When switching from the WLAN to the cellular network, the mobile device sends via the WLAN to the location server a message for forwarding voice calls directed to the SIP identity to the telephone number. The mobile device also sends via the cellular network a message for canceling the forwarding of voice calls directed to telephone number to the SIP identity.03-29-2012
20100271982METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE TO IP-BASED TELEPHONE USERS - For purposes of servicing emergency calls, such as 911 calls, a telephone number is associated with each edge router port used to provide IP service to a customer premise location. A telephone number is associated with the edge router port and the corresponding customer location. The telephone number and location information are stored in a database used for providing emergency calling party location information. When a switch used for routing IP calls detects a telephone call to an emergency call center it determines the edge router port from which the call was placed and the telephone number associated with the port for emergency call purposes. The call is then forwarded to the emergency call service center with the determined telephone number being supplied as the calling party number. Performing a lookup operation using the supplied telephone number the emergency service operator determines the location from which the call was placed.10-28-2010
20120218920Emergency Service in Communication System - The invention relates to an apparatus, method and a computer program product for establishing a request for a session by an application server, determining by an emergency related local service function that the session includes an emergency session, wherein the emergency related local service function is co-located at the application server, and, transmitting the request for the session to an emergency call state control function of the internet protocol multimedia subsystem based on the determination.08-30-2012
20120257547SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TELEPHONY SERVICES - A system and method for enabling a user to purchase an instant mobile telephony services plan makes use of an application on a mobile telephony device. The user can purchase an instant mobile plan via a third party merchant. Once purchased, the user can also make use of the application on the user's mobile telephony device to obtain the purchased telephony services. The communications services provider that provides services to the user under an instant mobile plan may be different from the communications services provider that is tied to the user's mobile telephony device.10-11-2012
20120257546CELLULAR SIGNAL FORWARDING UTILIZING A PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for forwarding cellular signaling across a packet-switched network. The system generates signaling according to a cellular protocol for a mobile device and exchanges the cellular signaling with a base station of a home mobile network of the mobile device. The system further detects a triggering condition, encapsulates the cellular signaling in a packet wrapper, and forwards the encapsulated signaling to a virtual base station for the home network via a packet-switched network.10-11-2012
20120188913METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC INTERNATIONAL CALLING RATES - A method and apparatus for enabling VoIP service providers to dynamically adjust international calling rates as a function of adjustments made with partner carrier arrangements that VoIP service providers put in place are disclosed. Thus VoIP service providers can pass on savings, if the new calling rate is lower than the old calling rate, to their subscribers in order to enhance the loyalty of existing subscribers. Instead of having subscribers to call into customer service centers to take advantage of these new lower international calling rates, the new calling rates will be updated dynamically and immediately for subscribers without these subscribers having to call in to request their billing rates to match the new calling rates.07-26-2012
20120320801Nodes For Improved Credit Validation - A Policy and Charging Rules Function node, a PCRF node (12-20-2012
20110122800PROVISION OF TELEPHONY CALLER ID SERVICE VIA COMMON INSTANT COMMUNICATIONS CLIENTS - An approach is provided for supporting telephony services over a data network. A communication network establishes a voice session from a calling station to a called station associated with a user. A service platform, in communication with the communication network, obtains Caller ID information corresponding to the voice session, and determines an instant communication client of the user. The Caller ID information is transmitted over the data network to the instant communication client for display of the Caller ID information.05-26-2011
20110122799Method for Achieving a Call-Waiting Functionality in a Communication Network - A method and an arrangement for enabling an application server invocated terminating service in an IMS based communication network. A request-to-establish message is received (05-26-2011
20120327817METHOD FOR THE INTERCEPTION OF GTP-C MESSAGES - Disclosed is a species of control-message intercept method which includes a passive monitoring approach whereby the relevant control packets are inspected for the purpose of providing additional information for the purpose of facilitating the operation of some primary or ‘master’ Internet Protocol (IP) charging/rating middleware platform/ gateway system (intended to equip network operators with the ability to rate and bill IP traffic), and secondly, an invasive technique whereby control (GTP-C) messages are injected for the purpose of altering the state of a given data session in an more aggressive fashion (e.g. to drop a data session when the subscriber runs out of money in his/her prepaid account).12-27-2012
20120327815METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING CALLER IDENTIFICATION SERVICES - A method, system, and computer program product for providing caller identification services to an Internet Protocol-enabled device are provided. The method includes receiving a communication request from a caller device over a voice network, the communication request including a caller party number, mapping a called party number to an Internet Protocol-enabled device address of a called party, and sending the caller party number to the Internet Protocol-enabled device address corresponding to the called party number.12-27-2012
20120327814COMMUNICATION USING DELEGATES, SUCH AS DELEGATES SPECIFIED IN AN EMAIL OR SCHEDULING APPLICATION - A facility allows for automatic delegation of incoming real-time communications based on a delegation scheme. The delegation scheme may be rules-based and may be applied to a single real-time communication channel or multiple communication channels, including both real-time and non-real-time communication channels. The delegate information may include rules that indicate under what circumstances a communication should be rerouted, which delegate the communication should be rerouted to, and whether other associated actions should be taken in connection with the rerouting (or lack thereof). In some cases, the context of the incoming communication may play a role in how or whether a communication is rerouted to a delegate.12-27-2012
20120327816SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATED BILLING - A system and method for differentiating billing in response to content. A determination is made of types of traffic in one or more communications being communicated through a network. A determination is made of rates associated with each of the types of traffic. Billing is implemented utilizing the rates for the types of traffic.12-27-2012
20120269098TAGGING VoIP ORIGINATED TRAFFIC - A network node receives a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or H.323 signaling packet associated with data traffic, and determines if the data traffic originated from a source node or source network as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic. The network node tags a header of the SIP or H.323 signaling packet with a tag that identifies the data traffic as a VoIP originated call based on the determination, and sends the tagged SIP or H.323 signaling packet towards a destination. The network node further sends data identifying the data traffic as a VoIP originated call to an administrative system for at least one of call billing, rating, settlement or taxation purposes.10-25-2012
20120269097Method and apparatus for modifying caller identification data using interactive voice recognition and/or dual tone-multi-frequency signal processing in the core voice over internet protocol network - Method and apparatus for modifying caller identification data using Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) and/or Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signal processing in the core voice over internet protocol network10-25-2012
20120320802SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER TRANSFER OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND RECONCILIATION THEREOF - A system and method to enable a transfer of multimedia content between mobile telecommunication devices while maintaining the multimedia traffic within a wireless local network. Multimedia content may be sent from one of the mobile telecommunication devices and delivered to another one or more of the mobile telecommunication devices. The multimedia transfer is facilitated and monitored by a secure agent located within the local network. The secure agent maintains a record of the multimedia content sessions and transmits such information to a billing component. The billing component utilizes the record of content transfer to assess a fee or other charge on the sending device, the receiving device(s), or both sending and receiving devices. In some embodiments, such a charge may include a credit or other reward that is provided to sending devices or receiving devices for implementing a local transfer of multimedia content.12-20-2012
20120327813CORE SERVICES PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS VOICE, DATA AND MESSAGING NETWORK SERVICES - A system and method for managing wireless devices in a wireless network that performs operations comprising: receiving a request to determine at least one offer related to a quota for a wireless device from a charging gateway of the wireless network during a packet data session established between the wireless device and the wireless network; retrieving contextual information associated with the wireless device from a database of the wireless network; determining a plurality of offers including the at least one offer for the wireless device based on the contextual information; transmitting the plurality of offers to the wireless device; receiving a confirmation that the wireless device has selected the at least one offer from the wireless device; and transmitting the confirmation of the selection of the at least one offer to the charging gateway during the packet data session.12-27-2012
20120287823VERIFICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCREENING INTERNET CALLER ID SPOOFS AND MALICIOUS PHONE CALLS - A verification system for screening internet caller ID spoofs and malicious phone calls includes a server, a register interface, a capturing interface, a searching and comparing software, a searching database, a caller ID database of failed-verification telephone numbers, and marking indication software. The searching database stores a telephone number of caller ID and configured data of telephone number of every internet user. The searching and comparing software compares the telephone number of caller ID and configured data of caller ID included in the internet calling signal with a corresponding telephone number and configured data of the telephone number stored in the searching database. The marking indication software sends a verified result of the comparison with a corresponding indication signal to a target receiving callee so that the callee can easily take suitable measures to prevent becoming the victim of telephone fraud.11-15-2012
20120327812SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF CALL TRANSFER MANAGEMENT - A system for and method of call transfer management may include receiving a phone call over a landline, receiving, using a device connected to the landline, a wireless signal from a mobile device indicating a call transfer request, wherein the call transfer request contains a mobile device indicator, determining, using the device connected to the landline, that the phone call over the landline will be transferred to the mobile device, wherein the determination is made at least in part on the receipt of the call transfer request, sending, from the device connected to the landline, a call transfer request over the landline, wherein the call transfer request contains a mobile device indicator of the mobile device, and transferring the phone call from the landline to the mobile device.12-27-2012
20120287825METHOD OF SETTING UP A CALL-BACK - The invention concerns a method of setting up a call-back to a caller in a packet-based telecommunications network, and a terminal and a media server to execute this method. The call-back is initiated by a user receiving a media stream. The user sets up a packet-based connection to a media server and receives the media stream from the media server. After choosing by the user to call back the caller, the media server generates a cookie with data defining a state of the media stream and sends the cookie to the user. The user initiates the call-back to the caller independently of the media server. After termination of the call-back, the data defining the state of the media stream are sent to the media server and are used to resume the transmission of the media stream to the user from a state following the state defined by the data.11-15-2012
20130010650System and method for improving service subscription or unsubscription speed for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) roaming users - The present invention discloses a system and a method for improving service subscription or unsubscription speed for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) roaming users, wherein the system comprises a national WAP portal protocol conversion module and provincial WAP portal protocol conversion modules. The national WAP portal protocol conversion module and each provincial WAP portal protocol conversion module are configured to, through performing conversion between a synchronous message and an asynchronous message, inform a corresponding provincial WAP portal of a subscription or unsubscription request sent by a national WAP portal through a long connection link between the national WAP portal protocol conversion module and the provincial WAP portal protocol conversion module, and inform the national WAP portal of a processing result of subscription or unsubscription performed by the provincial WAP portal through the long connection link. The present invention accomplishes the conversion transmission of the synchronous message and asynchronous message through protocol conversion modules, reduces the load of the national WAP portal greatly, and makes it quite obvious that the service subscription or unsubscription speed for users is improved.01-10-2013
20130010652METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCAL AND TOLL SERVICES WITH LNP, AND TOLL-FREE SERVICES TO A CALLING PARTY WHICH ORIGINATES THE CALL FROM AN IP LOCATION CONNECTED TO A SIP-ENABLED IP NETWORK - A method for providing combined local, toll, toll-free services, and number portability, to a calling party originating calls from an IP-based communication devices which are coupled to an IP-based multi-media service provider. The method includes receiving a SIP INVITE message, which includes a multi-media service identifier, at the multi-media provider. The SIP INVITE message represents a call request for a multi-media service. The SIP INVITE message is processed at the multi-media service provider for determining if the call request can be satisfied. If the multi-media service provider includes resources for satisfying the call, the multi-media service identifier of the SIP INVITE message is set to a first predetermined state and the call is processed. If the multi-media service provider does not include resources for satisfying the call, the multi-media service identifier of the SIP INVITE message is set to a second predetermined state and the call is processed elsewhere.01-10-2013
20130010651THIRD PARTY CHARGING FOR SIP SESSIONS - Communication networks and associated methods are disclosed that provide third party charging for SIP sessions. A communication network of the invention comprises a session control function (e.g., an IMS CSCF), a network node (e.g., an IMS application server), and a charging system. The session control function serves a SIP session initiated between a first and second party. The network node identifies a third party to charge for the session. The network node includes a third party identifier for the third party in a SIP message for the session, and transmits the SIP message to the session control function. The session control function generates a charging message, maps the third party identifier to the charging message, and transmits the charging message that includes the third party identifier to the charging system. The charging system then initiates charging of the session to the third party based on the third party identifier.01-10-2013
20130016631PROCESSING MESSAGES WITH A DEVICE SERVER OPERATING IN A TELEPHONEAANM DELORME; DAVID BruxAACI Stone MountainAAST GAAACO USAAGP DELORME; DAVID Brux Stone Mountain GA USAANM Simpson; AnitaAACI DecaturAAST GAAACO USAAGP Simpson; Anita Decatur GA USAANM Hill; Nicholas PeterAACI AtlantaAAST GAAACO USAAGP Hill; Nicholas Peter Atlanta GA US - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium in a telephone having computer instructions to execute a web server application in the telephone. The web server application can be operable to detect an incoming plain old telephone service call, identify a calling party identifier from the incoming plain old telephone service call, and direct one of a plurality of devices detected by web server application to present the calling party identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-17-2013
20130170401Communication System and Method - A method of placing an outgoing communication event to a destination phone number is disclosed. Accordingly, upon receiving a notification of the outgoing communication event, a determination is made if the destination phone number is associated with a user of a first network. The first network is a packet based communication network. A user identification of the user of the first network corresponding to the destination phone number is then retrieved. A presence information of a communication node in the first network associated with the user is also retrieved. The presence information is an indication of the user's availability. The communication node is configured to receive voice communication events. The outgoing communication event to the communication node associated with the user in the first network is placed based on the retrieved presence information.07-04-2013
20120243444Communication system to localize devices and methods thereof - Generally described, the present disclosure relates to communications, and more specifically, to localizing devices with a communication system to establish phone services. According to one illustrative embodiment, where the communication system is within a hotel, a traveler can download a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) client onto their mobile device. The VoIP client default configuration can then establish a connection between the mobile device and the communication system. Typically, the VoIP client has to be pre-authorized before registering with the communication system. After registering, all subsequent phone service can then be provided to the mobile device by the VoIP client in association with the hotel phone. Upon check-out, the VoIP client can be removed or disabled and the configuration connection to the communication system can be discontinued.09-27-2012
20130201878FLEXIBLE ALERTING FOR INTEGRATED CELLULAR AND VOIP - An integrated cellular/Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system including a flexible alerting system, which in response to an inbound call placed to a pilot telephone number, routes a first call leg to a cellular telephone assigned to the pilot telephone number and a second call leg to a telephone number. The telephone system includes a VoIP server configured to establish an inbound call to a VoIP client and establish an outbound call setting caller identification data corresponding to the pilot telephone number, responsive to an outbound call by the VoIP client. An outbound call from the VoIP client to the pilot telephone number is automatically routed to a voice mail system unless otherwise indicated. Based on an indication to not use a pilot telephone number for caller identification, an outbound call is established from the VoIP client to the cellular telephone, without being automatically directed to the voice mail system.08-08-2013
20130201879Method and Apparatus for Maintaining a Registration for an Emergency Service - The invention relates to a session control entity, subscription entity, methods and computer programs for transmitting a request to terminate a registration of a user, determining if the user is registered for an emergency service, for maintaining the user registered for the emergency service, if based on the determination the user is registered for the emergency service, and transmitting an indication indicating that the user is registered for an emergency service if based on the determination the user is registered for the emergency service.08-08-2013
20110261726Emergency Call in Radio System - Emergency call processing in apparatuses, methods, and computer programs is disclosed. A terminal and a base station include processors configured to have a packet-switched radio resource control connection between the terminal and the network, and to make/perform an emergency call through the network while continuing to have the packet-switched radio resource control connection.10-27-2011
20130170403Internet Telephony with Interactive Information - A subscriber (07-04-2013
20130176907OFFLINE CHARGING OF M2M INTERACTIONS - An M2M CDF is used to allow the creation of charging records in an M2M domain that can be correlated to charging records in a transport domain. This correlation of data can be used to provide a network access provider with the ability to provide M2M based charging in a variety of scenarios using different network topologies.07-11-2013
20130176909SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FACILITATE SEARCHES OF COMMUNICATION REFERENCES - Methods and apparatuses to facilitate searches of communication references for real time communication connections. One embodiment includes: one or more web servers to assign a communication reference to an advisor for distribution by the advisor in one or more documents, to associate at least one keyword with the communication reference, to receive from the advisor a bid price on the keyword associated with the communication reference, and to present the communication reference selected based at least in part on the bid price in response to a search related to the keyword; a session border controller to interface with a packet switched network; and one or more telecommunication servers to determine contact information of the advisor based on the communication reference used by a customer to request a communication connection to the advisor, and to connect the customer to the advisor for real time communications using the determined contact information.07-11-2013
20130170402System and Method of enhanced call control through SMS based protocol - A method and system for enhanced call control through SMS based protocol employs a mobile handset optionally equipped with application client to send call control commands and additional information by short message service (SMS) to call control application server. Such commands will be processed by the application server based on information received through SMS and as a result the application server will provide different call control functionality such as but not limited to call establishment between different subscribers, 3d party call control features, different types of conference and transfer, adding or removal terminals from the controlled group, manipulation with specific calling group like simultaneous call (SIM) group or haunting group, association of controlled terminal with specific personal access numbers (DID) and others. All call control steps could be done seamlessly by mobile application from the prospective of the user of the mobile handset.07-04-2013
20110274012TRANSITIONING OF A PACKET-SWITCHED EMERGENCY CALL BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND TYPES OF WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORKS - A mobile station that is initially attached to a first type of wireless access network is involved in a packet-switched emergency call. Upon detection of transitioning of the mobile station, a message is sent indicating transitioning of the mobile station from the first type wireless access network to the second type wireless access network to cause the packet-switched emergency call to be performed over the second type wireless access network.11-10-2011
20110274011Method and Device for Data Service Provisioning - The invention refers to a method for supporting a data service provisioning, a device adapted thereto, and a corresponding computer program product. The method comprises the steps of receiving a service request for the data service, receiving a time range requirement in relation to the requested data service, wherein said time range requirement indicates a time range, in which the requested data service is to be provided, and selecting an access network that can provide the data service in the given time range.11-10-2011
20130142085CALL TRANSFER PROCESSING IN SIP MODE - Methods and devices for supervising a transfer of a call or of processing a call set up between first and second terminals in a communications network implementing an SIP type signaling protocol. The method is implemented after sending or receiving, as the case may be, a command to transfer the already-set up call to a call between the first terminal and a third terminal. The supervision method obtains an item of information relating to setting up the call between the first and third terminals and sends a command to resume the call between the first and second terminals as a function of whether at least one non-set up criterion is true. The processing method transmits information relating to setting up the call between the first and third terminals and sets up a call between the first and second terminals as a function of whether the resumption command is received.06-06-2013
20130142084MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PRIORITY CONTROL NODE - The present invention is directed to providing a mobile communication method and a priority control node which provide information such as cell IDs from an EPC network to an IMS platform. According to the mobile communication method of the present invention, a call control node (P-CSCF) transmits an AAR signal of the Diameter Base Protocol to a priority control node (PCRF), the priority control node (PCRF) identifies a session of the LTE network, and the priority control node (PCRF) transmits an AAA signal of the Diameter Base Protocol in response to the AAR signal of the Diameter Base Protocol, and the serving cell ID of a mobile terminal, to the call control node (P-CSCF).06-06-2013
20120250585INTERWORKING BETWEEN IMS/SIP AND PSTN/PLMN TO EXCHANGE DYNAMIC CHARGING INFORMATION - A method for enabling exchange of dynamic charging information between a calling user and a called user and negotiation of said charging information, wherein the calling user belongs to a public switched telephone network/public land mobile network (PSTN/PLMN) network and the called user belongs to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)/Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)/Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. In another embodiment herein, the calling user belongs to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)/Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)/Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network and the called user belongs to a public switched telephone network/public land mobile network (PSTN/PLMN) network.10-04-2012
20100080149SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PACKET NETWORK-BASED MULTIMEDIA RINGBACK TONE SERVICE - Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing a packet network-based MRBT service. In the method, when an originating MSC (04-01-2010
20130176908METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR UTILIZING QUOTA USAGE POLICY CONTROL IN A DIAMETER-BASED COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The subject matter described herein includes systems, methods, and computer readable media for utilizing quota usage policy control in a Diameter-based communication network. An exemplary method includes, at a policy server, sending a request for quota usage information associated with a subscriber to an online charging system (OCS) node. The method further includes receiving the quota usage information from the OCS node, generating at least one policy and charging control (PCC) rule for modifying a quality of service (QoS) policy attribute associated with the subscriber based on the quota usage information, and communicating the at least one PCC rule to a Diameter network element.07-11-2013
20130094405PCRN HOME NETWORK IDENTITY - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of determining by a network node whether a session establishment request is for a subscriber of a home network. The method may include: defining a home network identity including a network identifier and an emergency access point name (APN); receiving a session establishment request; comparing a called station ID of the session establishment request with the emergency APN; comparing a subscription ID of the session establishment request with the network identifier; and if either the called station ID matches an emergency APN or the subscription ID matches a network identifier: determining that the subscriber is a subscriber of the home network, and fulfilling the session establishment request. Various exemplary embodiments relate to a system for determining the home network of a subscriber. The system may include a policy and charging rules node (PCRN) configured to process a session establishment request.04-18-2013
20130094406LAWFULL CALL INTERCEPTION SUPPORT - Systems, methods and communication nodes according to exemplary embodiments provide for an IMS node to replicate call content for lawful call interception in packet cable networks. A CSCF node sends a command to an SBC node to perform call content replication for an identified call to be intercepted. The SBC node forwards the replicated call content to a delivery function, which in turn forwards the replicated call content to the appropriate law enforcement agency.04-18-2013
20130100862CONTROL METHOD, SYSTEM AND FUNCTION ENTITY FOR REPORTING BEARER EVENT OF SIGNALING IP FLOW - A control method, system and function entity for reporting a bearer event of a signaling IP flow are provided. Flow identifier information may be generated for a signaling IP flow and a media IP flow, to unify a mechanism for reporting a signaling path status and a mechanism for reporting a bearer event of a media IP flow. In the method, the mechanism for reporting a signaling path status is not limited by the parameter of Flow Usage.04-25-2013
20130100863Methods And Apparatuses For Handling Time Zone Information In An Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, Network - The present invention concern methods and apparatuses for transporting and using time zone information in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem, IMS, network. When a call session control function, CSCF, node receives a request message related to a user equipment, UE, the CSCF node retrieves and stores time zone information associated with the UE. The time zone information is sent by the CSCF node to at least one other IMS network node, which is then able to support time zone based services and/or charging associated with the UE. The CSCF node may optionally create an Attribute Value Pair, AVP, including the stored time zone information and send a charging message including the AVP to a charging node, to enable usage of the time zone information in charging.04-25-2013
20130100861BROADBAND SERVICE NESTING PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE, AND SERVICE APPLICATION SERVER - The present invention provides a broadband service nesting processing method and device, and a service application server. The method includes: receiving a service request message sent to a user equipment, and obtaining a service identity of a current service carried in the service request message; determining that service nesting is formed between a terminating call service and a service corresponding to the service identity of the current service; and evading the terminating call service according to a result of the service nesting formed between the terminating call service and the service corresponding to the service identity. A technical solution provided in an embodiment of the present invention can effectively avoid the occurrence of service nesting phenomena.04-25-2013
20130114467Providing Calling Party Information in a Request to Establish a Call Session - A method and apparatus are provided for providing calling party information in a request to establish a call session. The method comprises receiving a call request from an entity to establish an interactive call session. The method comprises receiving information associated with the entity. The method further comprises providing the information in the call request.05-09-2013
20130100860APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPUTER CONTROLLED CALL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN PACKET SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORKS - A method is presented comprising transmitting, from an application computer communicably connected to a call controller which is connected to a data network, packetized messages indicative of telephone calls in progress at an endpoint of the data network, or indicative of such endpoint, and transmitting, from the call controller to the application computer, packetized messages indicative of a variety of information contained in, or relevant to, the telephone calls so as to process such information for a variety of applications. Apparatus to implement the method is also presented.04-25-2013
20130100859Method to determine media paths in a SIP network using information from endpoints and intermediate devices - An internet telephony call analyzer receives call information from endpoint and intermediate network devices, corrects timestamp errors in the records, stores the records, and identifies records associated with a single call session between two endpoint devices in the network. The timestamp errors may be corrected by applying a time differential correction to a call start timestamp and call stop timestamp of the record if the timestamp in the record differs from a system timestamp when the record was received by the call analyzer. Call information records associated with the same call session may be matched by identifying records with the same SIP call ID, the same SSRC ID and call start timestamps within a predetermined time interval of each other.04-25-2013
20110267985TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE INTEGRATED VOICE SERVICE MANAGEMENT - Techniques to provide integrated voice service management are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile computing device having a voice service manager operative to receive control directives from one or more application programs, and manage one or more service features provided by multiple voice service platforms based on the received control directives, with at least one of the multiple voice service platforms comprising a voice over packet voice service platform. Other embodiments are described and claimed.11-03-2011
20110267984IP BASED EMERGENCY SERVICES SOLUTION IN WIMAX - The present invention relates to a method and system for providing access to the emergency services over a network, particularly a WiMAX network. The method comprises the steps of identifying when a user device (11-03-2011
20130170404CONTROL CAPABILITIES FOR INFORMATION RECORDING SESSIONS - The present invention relates to Intelligent Networks and, more particularly, to information recording sessions in Intelligent Networks, a method for enabling control capabilities for information recording session with a user in an Intelligent Network, the network comprises a Media Gateway Controller, a Service Control Point and a Media Server. The Service Control Point sends the control capabilities to the Media Gateway Controller and the Media Gateway Controller maps the control capabilities to a control information message. The Media Gateway Controller sends the control information message to the Media Server and the Media Server controls the information recording session based on the control capabilities present in the control information message.07-04-2013
20130148548SUPPRESSION OF ANNOUNCEMENTS IN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Suppression of Announcements in Communication Networks. The present invention relates to communication networks and, more particularly, to announcements in communication networks. System and method for suppression of announcement made to a user in a communication network. A user requests to start a communication session with a second user in the network. A suppression of announcement indicator is added in Connect operation while the communication session is being established with the second user and the announcement is suppressed from being played to the user if the second user is unable to answer the request. The users may be IMS users and/or PSTN users belonging to the same network or different networks.06-13-2013
20130148549METHOD TO IMPLEMENT E911 SERVICES IN IMS (IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM) - Efficient processing and/or routing of emergency calls in an IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) for VoIP (Voice over IP) subscribers can be enabled. In one aspect, an E911 profile is generated, for example, by an application server, for each VoIP subscriber based in part on current location information associated with the subscriber, such as, the subscriber's IP address. The E911 profile is pushed to the HSS (Home Subscriber Server) of the IMS. The E911 profile can then be stored in the HSS and can be queried by an E-CSCF (Emergency Call Session Control Function) during emergency call processing. Moreover, when an emergency call is received from the subscriber, the E-CSCF can retrieve the E911 profile associated with the subscriber from the HSS and route the call to an appropriate PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) based on an analysis of the information in the E911 profile.06-13-2013
20130148550Method and Apparatus for Registration of an Emergency Service in Packet Data Connections - The invention relates to a session control entity, a method and a computer program product for assigning for a user, during establishment of a packet data connection, an interne protocol (IP) address allocated for an emergency packet data connection if the packet data connection is an emergency packet data connection.06-13-2013
20120275348CHARGING METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM - The embodiments of the present invention provide a charging method, device and system in the field of communications technologies. The charging method includes: learning that a user equipment accesses a network beyond an applicable condition; and charging the user equipment. The embodiments of the present invention enable the network operator to charge the user equipment for the access to the network beyond the applicable condition, thereby making it convenient for a user to access the network beyond the applicable condition and providing proper technical support for the charging management of the network operator.11-01-2012
20130155908METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE A TELEPHONE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION INTERFACE - Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.06-20-2013
20130155909METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE A NETWORK-BASED CALLER IDENTIFICATION SERVICE IN A VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORK - Methods and apparatus to provide a network-based caller identification (CID) service in a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving a session initiation protocol (SIP) communication session initiation request message comprising an early-media indicator, disabling a ringtone generator, sending a SIP ringing message containing a session descriptor in response to the early-media indicator, receiving a ringtone based on the session descriptor, and presenting the ringtone to alert a user of a requested communication session.06-20-2013
20130155910METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN AUDIBLE CALLING PARTY IDENTIFICATION FOR A CALL WAITING SERVICE - The present invention enables users of packet-switched network services, e.g., VoIP network services, to hear a very gentle whispering tone that quietly conveys the identity of the calling party when they are engaged in conversation and to receive a call-waiting signal. The tone is audible only to the called party but does not mute the ongoing conversation path. This enables subscribed users to hear their ongoing conversation while receiving the whispering tone.06-20-2013
20120281594METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING USER EQUIPMENT ACCESS TO TV WHITE SPACE RESOURCES BY A BROADBAND CELLULAR NETWORK - A broadband cellular network (BCN) provides a user equipment (UE) access to TVWS resources. The BCN authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources by conveying a mobile device identifier received from the UE, and a cell identifier associated with the UE's coverage area, to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified Database and receiving, from the Database, and storing an FCC ID associated with the UE and a set of available TVWS resources. The BCN then conveys, to the UE via a broadband cellular technology, a channel resource information element (CRIE) that includes the cell identifier and identifies the set of available TVWS resources. Subsequently, the BCN re-authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources based on the stored FCC ID and without re-conveying the mobile device identifier to the Database. The BCN further utilizes broadband cellular technology procedures to provide a “virtual” contact verification signal (VCVS) to the UE.11-08-2012
20120281593METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING USER EQUIPMENT ACCESS TO TV WHITE SPACE RESOURCES BY A BROADBAND CELLULAR NETWORK - A broadband cellular network (BCN) provides a user equipment (UE) access to TVWS resources. The BCN authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources by conveying a mobile device identifier received from the UE, and a cell identifier associated with the UE's coverage area, to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified Database and receiving, from the Database, and storing an FCC ID associated with the UE and a set of available TVWS resources. The BCN then conveys, to the UE via a broadband cellular technology, a channel resource information element (CRIE) that includes the cell identifier and identifies the set of available TVWS resources. Subsequently, the BCN re-authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources based on the stored FCC ID and without re-conveying the mobile device identifier to the Database. The BCN further utilizes broadband cellular technology procedures to provide a “virtual” contact verification signal (VCVS) to the UE.11-08-2012
20120281595METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HOLDING CALLS BETWEEN NETWORKS - A method and a device for holding calls between networks are disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving a call hold request sent by a UE in a CS network, where the call hold request carries an indication that the UE in the CS network will continue sending media streams; and instructing a peer device to keep receiving the media streams from the UE in the CS network and stop sending the media streams. In the technical solution under the present invention, the UE in the CS network partially releases the radio resources after initiating the call hold operation, and therefore, the UE in the CS network can play local media files to the peer device after the call is held, thus saving network resources and improving the user experience.11-08-2012
20110286364APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS IN A BROADBAND NETWORK - Service providers can reduce multiple overlay networks by creating multiple logical service networks (LSNs) on the same physical or optical fiber network through use of an embodiment of the invention. The LSNs are established by the service provider and can be characterized by traffic type, bandwidth, delay, hop count, guaranteed information rates, and/or restoration priorities. Once established, the LSNs allow the service provider to deliver a variety of services to customers depending on a variety of factors, for example, a customer's traffic specifications. Different traffic specifications are serviced on different LSNs depending on each LSN's characteristics. Such LSNs, once built within a broadband network, can be customized and have its services sold to multiple customers.11-24-2011
20110292840System, Method, and Computer-Readable Medium for Implementing Intelligent Network Service Functionality in a Network - A system, method and computer-readable medium for simulating intelligent network triggers in a network system are provided. A mobile terminal is configured with an intelligent network Simulator adapted to detect call events and originate simulated intelligent network triggers in response to the call events. Call progressions implemented according to the simulated intelligent network triggers may be managed or coordinated by at least one of a carrier-gateway server and an Enterprise-gateway server. Call progressions implemented by simulated intelligent network triggers may be specified according to Enterprise member policies or general Enterprise behaviors. Advantageously, if a carrier network does not support a trigger infrastructure that has capabilities of originating triggers and terminating triggers, or if a roaming agreement is not in place that allows transfer of triggers between carriers, the use of an intelligent network Simulator provides an alternative mechanism for providing IN service functionality without network support for intelligent network triggers.12-01-2011
20110299428Dynamic Multiple Access Protocol for Use in an Audience Response System - A dynamic multiple access protocol for use in an audience response system. The audience response system includes a wireless aggregation point (e.g., a base station) and multiple handsets communicatively coupled to the wireless aggregation point. In order for the handsets to communicate effectively with the wireless aggregation point, the wireless aggregation point sends out, to the handsets, a beacon frame that specifies time slots during which the handsets may transmit data to the wireless aggregation point. However, the beacon frame does not assign any particular time slot to any particular handset. Instead, the handsets are free to select the time slots, specified by the beacon frame, during which to transmit data to the wireless aggregation point.12-08-2011
20110310774METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING EMERGENCY CALL - A method for establishing an emergency call includes: if an emergency call request message sent by a User Equipment (UE) contains an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem Public User Identity (IMPU) in a TEL URI format, a Proxy-Call Session Control Function entity (P-CSCF) generates an IMPU in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) URI format according to the IMPU in the TEL URI format, sends both IMPUs to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), and receives an emergency callback initiated by the PSAP. The PSAP initiates the emergency callback according to one of the two IMPUs. A system for establishing an emergency call includes a UE, a P-CSCF and a PSAP. The PSAP can always acquire the IMPU in the TEL URI format and the IMPU in the SIP URI format of the UE, and initiate an emergency callback to the UE according to the IMPU in the SIP URI format.12-22-2011
20110310773METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAIL-SAFE CALL SURVIVAL - The present invention provides a system and method for fail-safe call survival by detecting failure of an active call serving component and switching the service over to a standby component. The system and method will prevent an existing call, whether established or to be established, from being dropped due to a single point of failure within a Voice over Internet Protocol system. The continuation of the call is based on the failed component as opposed to relying on communication endpoints to re-initiate or re-route the failed call. Call recovery is initiated independent from the call path of a call. The detection of a condition or need for call recovery and the determination to initiate call recovery procedures are made without involving endpoints or intermediate points of the call. The availability and sanity of all components are continuously monitored and are tailored specifically for the duties of each component.12-22-2011
20130188527Authorization of a Communication Node to Determine a Bit Rate - The present solution relates to a method in a first communication node (07-25-2013
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20120020255Local Route Groups and Transformation Patterns - In one embodiment, method can include: receiving an address in a call agent, the address being associated with a call; triggering a trunk group selection algorithm in response to at least a portion of the received address, the trunk group selection algorithm providing a selection result from among a trunk group placeholder and a plurality of trunk groups; and forwarding the call to a trunk group determined by a caller-associated attribute when the selection result comprises the trunk group placeholder.01-26-2012
20120020254COMPUTING DEVICE WITH REMOTE CONTACT LISTS - In one implementation a computer-implemented method includes generating a group of telephone contacts for a first user, wherein the generating includes identifying a second user as a contact of the first user based upon a determination that the second user has at least a threshold email-based association with the first user; and adding the identified second user to the group of telephone contacts for the first user. The method further includes receiving a first request to connect a first telephone device associated with the first user to a second telephone device associated with the second user. The method also includes identifying a contact identifier of the second telephone device using the generated group of telephone contacts for the first user, and initiating a connection between the first telephone device and the second telephone device using the identified contact identifier.01-26-2012
20120020253Method for Providing an International Number Transfer Service and Device - A system and method for extending international roaming voice call services at cost effective rates which provides by enhancing the world wide mobility of Incoming and Outgoing voice call services on long distance calls at very nominal usage charges without losing the real number which is the soul identity of the person as his family, friends, relatives and business are familiar with his own number which is now possible by use of a novel and unique Bridge2Call (B2C) switch system apparatus having a brain in form of computer software application which also provide many associated services and at the same time provides new customer base to the operator partners in international market without making expenses behind infrastructure and advertisement to create the global market.01-26-2012
20120020252SERVICE EXECUTION ACROSS LEGACY AND INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM DOMAINS - Systems and methods for service execution across legacy telecommunications networks and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) domains are described. In one aspect, a convergence gateway is deployed in an IMS network to interface between the IMS network and a legacy circuit-switched (CS) telephony network (legacy network). The convergence server extends legacy network-supported circuit-switched services (including voice supplementary services, enhanced voice services, and messaging) to IMS core network subscribers. To this end, the systems and methods rely on the legacy network to implement supported circuit-switched services and generate corresponding results. The corresponding results are adapted to a signaling protocol and state model for the IMS network and provided to one or more IMS subscribers.01-26-2012
20130194976COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, PACKET NETWORK, SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE CONTROLLER, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES - The disclosure relates to providing supplementary services by interworking a packet network and a circuit network and sharing resources used to provide supplementary services therebetween.08-01-2013
20120294195Open Transaction Central Billing System - Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, an open transaction central billing system includes a communications device, in which the communications device is configured to execute a payment component to accept a billing request from a transaction server; and a transaction server, in which the transaction server is programmed with a set of credentials, and the communications device is in network communication with the transaction server.11-22-2012
20120063366METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALL CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A call control method that includes: establishing a circuit-switched call leg with a terminal device; establishing a packet-switched call leg with a second party; and establishing a call connection between the terminal device and the second party by binding the circuit-switched call leg and the packet-switched call leg. A circuit-switched domain adapter and a terminal device are also provided to realize a call control to the circuit-switched terminal device by a packet-switched control platform.03-15-2012
20120093038System With Call Forward Profile - A method and system for providing call forwarding in an IP telephone network is disclosed. First, when a telephone number for a first telephone from a second telephone is dialed, the call is routing to a call manager. Call setup procedures with a BRG responsible for the first telephone are then initiated. The BRG then checks stored call forwarding profiles to determine whether there is an active call forwarding profile for the first telephone. The call is connected to the first telephone if an active call forwarding profile is not found. However, if an active call forwarding profile is found, the call forwarding information is sent to the call manager. The call is routed to at least a third telephone based on the call forwarding information.04-19-2012
20130208628MANAGING A PACKET SERVICE CALL DURING CIRCUIT SERVICE CALL SETUP WITHIN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS USER EQUIPMENT - A packet service, PS, call manager within mobile communications user equipment receives a request for a packet service, PS, call from a background task that is running in the mobile communications user equipment. In response, the PS call manager checks whether or not there is a circuit service, CS, call that is in a setup phase; if so, then the PS call manager starts a count down timer and blocks the PS call until the count down timer has expired. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.08-15-2013

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