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Telephone calls, data and other multimedia information is routed through a hybrid network which includes transfer of information across the internet utilizing telephony routing information and internet protocol address information. A media order entry captures complete user profile information for a user. This profile information is utilized by the system throughout the media experience for routing, billing, monitoring, reporting and other media control functions. Users can manage more aspects of a network than previously possible, and control network activities from a central site. A directory service that supports a hybrid communication system architecture is provided for routing traffic over the hybrid network and the internet and selecting a network proximal to the origination of the call.

Title
System, method and article of manufacture for selecting a gateway of a hybrid communication system architecture
Application Number
8/746901
Publication Number
7145898 (B1)
Application Date
November 18, 1996
Publication Date
December 5, 2006
Inventor
Isaac K Elliott
Colorado Springs
CO, US
Assignee
MCI Communications Corporation
DC, US
IPC
H04L 12/66
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