04763317 is referenced by 419 patents and cites 19 patents.

A switched integrated wideband and narrowband multiservices digital network (FIGS. 1 and 2) is an ISDM providing universal information services based on wideband and narrowband voice, data, and video communications. It comprises a plurality of service areas (100, 101), each served by a central switching node (110). The central node is connected to a plurality of remote nodes (103) by feeder optical fibers (107) and a control bus extension (106). Network interface equipment (104) at subscribers' (102) premises is connected to remote nodes by distribution optical fibers (105). Each distribution fiber is wavelength-division multiplexed and carries modulated (pulse-analog, pulse-code, or differential pulse-code) wideband digital channels (205) and a multiplexed channel (206) comprising 32 time-division-multiplexed narrowband digital channels (207). One narrowband channel (207D) carries all signaling messages. Feeder fibers are wavelength-division multiplexed and carry modulated wideband digital channels (305), and multiplexed channels (306) each comprising a plurality of time-division-multiplexed distribution multiplexed channels. Each remote node comprises a digital space-division switch (505) for wideband channels, and a digital time-division multiplexer and demultiplexer (506) for multiplexed channels. Each central node comprises a digital space-division switch (606) for wideband channels, and a digital time-division switch (607) for narrowband channels. All switches are controlled by a central node control complex (612) over a control bus (116) and its extensions. Signaling messages are transferred between the signaling-message-carrying narrowband channels and the central node complex by a subscriber signaling subsystem (613) via the narrowband switch and the control bus. A central node optionally includes interfaces (615-618) to other communication systems, and trunk communication fiber (112) and CCIS signaling fiber (117) connections to other central nodes of the network.

Title
Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services
Application Number
6/809196
Publication Number
4763317
Application Date
December 13, 1985
Publication Date
August 9, 1988
Inventor
David Vlack
St. Charles
IL, US
David A Spicer
Batavia
IL, US
Harry E Mussman
Glen Ellyn
IL, US
William P Lidinsky
Naperville
IL, US
Harvey R Lehman
Batavia
IL, US
Agent
David Volejnicek
Assignee
American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories
NJ, US
IPC
H04Q 11/04
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