06856676 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 9 patents.

A system of controlling and managing voice and data services in a telecommunications network includes a media gateway interface coupled to a plurality of diverse voice and data media gateways operating under diverse protocols in the telecommunications network, the media gateway interface being operable to communicate service logic with the media gateways. A media gateway controller is in communications with the media gateway interface and media gateways and carries out service logic for a voice or data service according to input received from the media gateways. The system also includes a service management subsystem in communications with the media gateway controller and being operable to provision services with customers and provide service management tools for managing the services, and a service creation subsystem in communications with the service management subsystem and being operable to provide service creation tools for creating the service logic of the services. A customer care subsystem in communications with the service management subsystem is provided for generating billing records and customer invoices for the voice and data services.

Title
System and method of controlling and managing voice and data services in a telecommunications network
Application Number
9/418113
Publication Number
6856676 (B1)
Application Date
October 14, 1999
Publication Date
February 15, 2005
Inventor
Thomas C McDermott
Plano
TX, US
Peter J O Connell
Heath
TX, US
Rombaut J Roscam
Boortmeerbeek
BE
Marc Jadoul
Beveren
BE
Johan Pirot
Tremelo
BE
Agent
V Lawrence Sewell
Craig A Hoersten
Baker Botts
Assignee
Alcatel
FR
IPC
H04L 029/00
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