07450598 is referenced by 165 patents and cites 22 patents.

The disclosed method and system provides a new service provision interface that allows operator use without requiring many of the specific technical network details, such as VRF, RT, SOO, route redistribution, etc. Further, the translation from a customer's requirements (including both VPN topology membership requirement and L2, L3 requirement from customer) into technical network configuration commands are handled using an automated method that is transparent to the operator. In a particular illustrative embodiment of this patent disclosure, a high level table with reduced technical detail is generated by an operator and an automated provisioning system, without operator visibility or required operator interaction, creates intermediate data including network specific technical information in an automated process to generate a deployable network topology including VRF and RT assignments for use in network provisioning.

Title
System and method to provision MPLS/VPN network
Application Number
10/736445
Publication Number
7450598 (B2)
Application Date
December 15, 2003
Publication Date
November 11, 2008
Inventor
Bei Zhou
Pleasanton
CA, US
Shih Chung Soon
Dublin
CA, US
Kuo Hui Liu
San Ramon
CA, US
Holly Chen
San Ramon
CA, US
Wenge Chen
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Toler Law Group
Assignee
AT&T Intellectual Property I
NV, US
IPC
H04L 12/54
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