06681232 is referenced by 269 patents.

An automated service level manager (SLM) provides operations support for wide-area data communication services offered via regional IP-Over Ethernet on fiber networks. The SLM comprises a suite of software components and associated hardware running the software, to communicate with agents throughout the networks, to accumulate various network operations data for reports and alarms and to provide instructions to control network operations. The SLM preferably offers a web server type user interface. This interface enables access by technical personnel of the carrier, for example from a network operations center. This interface also offers access to customers having or seeking service through the network.

Title
Operations and provisioning systems for service level management in an extended-area data communications network
Application Number
9/861887
Publication Number
6681232 (B1)
Application Date
May 22, 2001
Publication Date
January 20, 2004
Inventor
Masoud M Kamali
San Francisco
CA, US
Kamran Sistanizadeh
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
McDermott Will & Emery
US
Assignee
Yipes Enterprise Services
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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