07106756 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 47 patents.

A method, system, and computer program product for controlling customer resources for Internet protocol (IP) traffic delivery are disclosed. The network utilization of a group of endpoints on a network is tracked to generate group utilization level information corresponding to a current amount of network resource consumption by the group of endpoints. A request for network resources for a data flow for an endpoint in the group is received from a router associated with that endpoint. The request for network resources includes an identifier associated with the endpoint. A determination is made whether to accept the request based on the group utilization level information, the identifier, and a first predetermined profile associated with the group and including a first network utilization limit.

Title
Customer resources policy control for IP traffic delivery
Application Number
9/416101
Publication Number
7106756 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 1999
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Inventor
John K Gallant
Plano
TX, US
Diana J Rawlins
Richardson
TX, US
Steven Robert Donovan
Plano
TX, US
Assignee
MCI
VA, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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