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A control network for allocating resources (i.e. making routing decisions) in an associated telecommunications network is disclosed. Illustratively, the control network comprises a group of processors arranged in a ring. A database containing information about the exact state of the telecommunications network circulates in a ring-like control network. When an originating switching office in the telecommuncations network wishes to set-up a connection, it seizes one of the processors in the control network and informs it of the desired connection. The processor runs a call set-up algorithm utilizing the database and makes a routing decision which is communicated back to the originating switching office. The originating central office then physically sets up the call in the telecommunications network.

Title
Architecture for allocating resources in a telecommunications network
Application Number
6/886515
Publication Number
4748658
Application Date
July 16, 1986
Publication Date
May 31, 1988
Inventor
Abel Weinrib
Randolph
NJ, US
Gita Gopal
East Rutherford
NJ, US
Agent
James W Falk
Assignee
Bell Communications Research
NJ, US
IPC
H04M 7/06
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