IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 2 • Feb. 1992

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  • Perspectives on the AIN architecture

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):27 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (93)
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    The advanced intelligent network (AIN) is examined in terms of its history, present day architecture, and future evolution. The history of the AIN is traced from predivestiture 800 and calling card service capabilities, through IN/1, IN/2, and IN/1+, leading to the various AIN releases. The present-day view of the AIN architecture includes the switching system and other network systems, as well as... View full abstract»

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  • International standards for intelligent networks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):34 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (4)
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    An overview of the current state of intelligent network (IN) standards as described on CCITT's capability set 1 (CS1) is presented. The key to the success of CS1 lies in it being simple enough to be realizable with limited impact on existing software technology and network signaling, rich enough to provide a nontrivial, commercially deployable, initial set of services, and open-ended for growth, b... View full abstract»

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  • Managing run-time interactions between call-processing features (intelligent networks)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):44 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (7)
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    Network service providers continue to require new and different call processing features for their switching systems. Open call processing addresses the limitations of the current feature procurement process by being vendor-independent; i.e. the same call processing model is used for all switching systems and it is required that features be independently installable on a running system. A structur... View full abstract»

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  • Handling switch-detected application-level errors in AIN

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The various types of errors, with an emphasis on contextual and resource errors, that an advanced intelligent network (AIN) is subject to are discussed. The AIN switch actions and procedures taken upon detection of an error are also discussed. In many cases, the error is handled in consultation with the service logic entity (SLE), the network entity that influences call processing, which still has... View full abstract»

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  • Operations issues for advanced intelligent networks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):58 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (23)
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    An overview of a specific form of advanced intelligent network (AIN), rapid service delivery (RSD), is presented. RSD is the adjunct-based AIN architecture scheduled for regional deployment in the United States in 1993. The accounting management, fault management, data collection, network traffic management, and configuration management operations of AIN/RSD are outlined. AIN deployment and operat... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent network concepts in mobile communications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):64 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (44)  |  Patents (12)
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    A mobile cellular network architecture that is based on intelligent network concepts is presented. Subscriber service mobility and call management attributes of the network, including location information retrieval and updating, authentication, call routing, handover, charging, and operations and maintenance, are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent network requirements for personal communications services

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):70 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (26)  |  Patents (46)
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    It is shown that a moderate set of capabilities within the service switching point (SSP), service control point (SCP), and intelligent peripheral (IP), which are the intelligent network (IN) components directly responsible for the real-time execution and control of end-user services, can engender a wide range of end-user personal communication service (PCS) features. These capabilities could be us... View full abstract»

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  • Service-creation environments for intelligent networks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):78 - 81
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    Service-creation environments (SCEs) for intelligent networks, the next frontier in telecommunications, are discussed. It is stated that as SCEs become part of network structures, the use of real-time software validation to supplement or eventually supersede regression testing must be implemented. Three elements in the Exploratory Intelligent Network project that may satisfy these requirements are... View full abstract»

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  • The intelligent network in France

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):82 - 89
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    The introduction of an intelligent network (IN) architecture in France by France Telecom is described. Two main technical issues of present IN architecture are discussed: the programming interface to be used for service creation and the control-resource interface such as the SSP/SCP interface. The long-term evolution of IN, including the application to networks other than public switched telephone... View full abstract»

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  • The Deutsche Bundespost Telekom implements IN

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):90 - 96
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    The introduction of intelligent network (IN) services into the existing telecommunications network in Germany is discussed. The configuration of the services offered in the IN, the parameters for the call routing programs available during the operational trial, and call charging models are described. It is shown that the major aspects of the evolution of IN are economic concerns and international ... View full abstract»

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  • A framework architecture for multimedia information networks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):97 - 104
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (8)
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    An overview of the INA architecture, which builds on the current advances in broadband communication and distributed computing technologies and specifies an architecture for future information networks that are required to transport multimedia information and to manage multimedia communication, is presented. The key functional separations that have to be met in any INA-consistent network, the majo... View full abstract»

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