Patents Assigned to Comptel Corporation
  • Patent number: 10942786
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a system comprising a memory configured to store information characterizing network management actions that have occurred in the past, and at least one processing core configured to initiate a network management action based at least in part on the stored information, the network management action involving at least one virtualized network function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Lacey, Daniel Tyrode
  • Patent number: 10652762
    Abstract: Enhanced quality of service of a cellular radio access network is provided by monitoring the operation of the network for predicting failures. For each of the predicted failures, a proactive maintenance plan is created and an alternative network configuration determined, in which alternative network configuration the impact of the planned maintenance operations is less than in the current (non-alternative) network configuration. Additionally, timing of the maintenance operations is decided based on a network traffic estimate and the network is automatically reconfigured into the alternative network configuration prior to the selected maintenance operation time. According to an embodiment, the object is achieved by means of a Pre-emptive Maintenance Node (PEM) connected to the telecommunications network, such as to an LTE or LTE-A network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Aksela, Markus Ojala, Mikko Jarva, Timo Similä, Jaakko Virtanen
  • Patent number: 10248465
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that meet the technical requirements of low latency time and high throughput, without compromising the interoperability and ease of administration of the system. According an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a common platform (18) providing processing power for both online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. The convergent mediation system (10) is also provided with a system controller (110) that is adapted to dynamically allocate the processing power of the common platform (18) for the online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Tanttu, Jussi Lassila
  • Publication number: 20180060135
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a system comprising a memory configured to store information characterizing network management actions that have occurred in the past, and at least one processing core configured to initiate a network management action based at least in part on the stored information, the network management action involving at least one virtualized network function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen LACEY, Daniel TYRODE
  • Publication number: 20170353873
    Abstract: Enhanced quality of service of a cellular radio access network is provided by monitoring the operation of the network for predicting failures. For each of the predicted failures, a proactive maintenance plan is created and an alternative network configuration determined, in which alternative network configuration the impact of the planned maintenance operations is less than in the current (non-alternative) network configuration. Additionally, timing of the maintenance operations is decided based on a network traffic estimate and the network is automatically reconfigured into the alternative network configuration prior to the selected maintenance operation time. According to an embodiment, the object is achieved by means of a Pre-emptive Maintenance Node (PEM) connected to the telecommunications network, such as to an LTE or LTE-A network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: COMPTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti AKSELA, Markus OJALA, Mikko JARVA, Timo SIMILA, Jaakko VIRTANEN
  • Patent number: 9681252
    Abstract: A method (and related system and computer program product) of provisioning and activating subscriber services in telecommunications network elements in a telecommunication network of a network operator is disclosed. The method comprises receiving subscriber service requests sent from a plurality of source systems, for each received request, sending a positive or negative acknowledgement of the request back to the respective source system based on whether the request was properly received or not, for each positively acknowledged request, determining a series of operations necessary to be performed in a group of telecommunications network elements in order to fulfill the subscriber service request, and performing the determined series of operations whereby at least one change of state occurs in each element in said group of telecommunications network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Dence
  • Patent number: 9083599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, system and computer program product for provisioning in a communications network. According to the method at least one request is received form a client system (11, 30) through an Application Program Interface (API, 12, 13) and Management User Interface (48, 49, 58, 59, 93) for defining measures relating to customers and/or services and/or network elements (18, 19, 20, 21, 72), each request is processed in functional layers (80, 81, 82, 83) of the provisioning system hosted by network operator (1, 2). Tasks are executed according to the results of the processing step, and the results are reported to the requesting entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Jarkko Huuhtanen, Santeri Jussila
  • Patent number: 9015336
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that meet the technical requirements of low latency time and high reliability. According an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a plurality of independent processing nodes (120, 125) adapted to form processing streams (200) for the online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. Each of the processing streams (200) comprises at least two independent nodes (120, 125) in sequence and buffers (145) between the nodes (120, 125). Furthermore, random access memory is utilized such that at least one of the buffers (145) in each of the online processing streams (212) is formed by a dedicated memory area in the random access memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Lassila, Mika Tanttu
  • Patent number: 8996541
    Abstract: A mediation method and system utilizes a subsystem (300) for processing event records that at least potentially have a mutual relation. The subsystem comprises an in-memory database (410) capable of storing data, database interface layer (310) providing an interface to the database, a basic functionality layer (320) comprising at least one module capable of performing basic functions, and a mediation functionality layer (330, 340) comprising at least two modules each capable of performing at least one mediation function on the data in the in-memory database via the modules at the database interface layer and/or basic functionality layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventor: Johan Kall
  • Patent number: 8830899
    Abstract: Document discloses methods, systems and computer program products for dynamic mobile network traffic control. In an embodiment of the method comprises controlling data traffic (100) between a plurality of mobile terminals (102A, 102B, 104A, 104B) and a mobile network comprising a plurality of cell sites (110A, 110B, 110C). The method comprises monitoring cell-site-specific volumes of data traffic (100) in order to detect high-load cell sites (110A, 110B) among the plurality of cell sites. For each of the detected high-load cell sites, a mobile-terminal-specific analysis of data traffic (100) is performed in order to select at least one of the mobile terminals (102A, 102B, 104A, 104B) for traffic limitation. Thereafter, the data traffic (100) between the mobile network and the selected at least one mobile terminal (104A, 104B) is temporarily limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Siu Lung Li, Stephen Lacey, Mikko Kauko Johannes Jarva
  • Patent number: 8645528
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that provides a good degree of interoperability and ease of administration. According to an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a common platform (18) for both online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. The common platform (18) is designed such that it includes a plurality of independent nodes (120, 125) adapted to form processing streams (200) for the online processing (12) of data and processing streams (200) for the off-line processing (14) of data such that each of the processing streams (200) comprises at least two nodes (120, 125) in sequence. Furthermore, the system (10) is provided with at least one online interface node (125) and configured such that the first node in each of the online processing streams (212) is such an online interface node (125).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Lassila, Mika Tanttu
  • Patent number: 8554651
    Abstract: A method in a telecommunications system, in which there are at least three parties involved in the system's exploitation, namely at least one service provider capable of providing services for at least one user, and at least one operator responsible for the operation of the telecommunications system, wherein payable services delivered to an authorized and authenticated user are identified, and in which system each service transaction as well as the user are identified. The definition of the transaction flow is done on the basis of at least one predefined transaction rule and the parties involved are allowed to dynamically alter the function of at least one of the rules and/or the execution order of multiple rules for creating a flexible transaction flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Tuija Rinne, Matti Salonen
  • Publication number: 20120020218
    Abstract: Document discloses methods, systems and computer program products for dynamic mobile network traffic control. In an embodiment of the method comprises controlling data traffic (100) between a plurality of mobile terminals (102A, 102B, 104A, 104B) and a mobile network comprising a plurality of cell sites (110A, 110B, 110C). The method comprises monitoring cell-site-specific volumes of data traffic (100) in order to detect high-load cell sites (110A, 110B) among the plurality of cell sites. For each of the detected high-load cell sites, a mobile-terminal-specific analysis of data traffic (100) is performed in order to select at least one of the mobile terminals (102A, 102B, 104A, 104B) for traffic limitation. Thereafter, the data traffic (100) between the mobile network and the selected at least one mobile terminal (104A, 104B) is temporarily limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Siu Lung Li, Stephen Lacey, Mikko Kauko Johannes Jarva
  • Patent number: 8042106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a data processing system and method for processing data in a mediation or service provisioning system of a communications network. In the invention, a special logic definition structure is formed based on the processing logic. The logic definition structure is designed so that it is easy to modify and efficient to execute. This is made possible by defining the processing logic in the form of a series of byte code instructions, wherein each instruction contains a pointer to a piece of program code performing a function and a pointer to parameters to be used in performing the function. The instructions, the program codes performing the functions, the pointers and the data under processing are preferably stored in arrays thus allowing the use of efficient pointer mechanisms together with flexibility and ease of modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventor: Ari Talja
  • Patent number: 7895215
    Abstract: This publication discloses a method for classifying and selecting records. This publication also discloses a classification and selection system according to the invention and a computer program product for classifying and selecting records. In the method according to the invention, a classification structure corresponding to a read field is selected (1001), a reference value according to the value contained in the field is searched (1004) from the selected classification structure, at least one class according to the conditions of the classification structure corresponding to the reference value is read (1007) from the selected classification structure, and the record is selected to the class read from the classification structure. The classification and selection system and computer program product according to the invention are suitable to the classification and selection of records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventor: Eero Eskelinen
  • Publication number: 20110010461
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that meet the technical requirements of low latency time and high reliability. According an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a plurality of independent processing nodes (120, 125) adapted to form processing streams (200) for the online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. Each of the processing streams (200) comprises at least two independent nodes (120, 125) in sequence and buffers (145) between the nodes (120, 125). Furthermore, random access memory is utilized such that at least one of the buffers (145) in each of the online processing streams (212) is formed by a dedicated memory area in the random access memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: COMPTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Lassila, Mika Tanttu
  • Publication number: 20110010457
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that provides a good degree of interoperability and ease of administration. According to an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a common platform (18) for both online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. The common platform (18) is designed such that it includes a plurality of independent nodes (120, 125) adapted to form processing streams (200) for the online processing (12) of data and processing streams (200) for the off-line processing (14) of data such that each of the processing streams (200) comprises at least two nodes (120, 125) in sequence. Furthermore, the system (10) is provided with at least one online interface node (125) and configured such that the first node in each of the online processing streams (212) is such an online interface node (125).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: COMPTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Tanttu, Jussi Lassila
  • Publication number: 20110010581
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that meet the technical requirements of low latency time and high throughput, without compromising the interoperability and ease of administration of the system. According an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a common platform (18) providing processing power for both online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. The convergent mediation system (10) is also provided with a system controller (110) that is adapted to dynamically allocate the processing power of the common platform (18) for the online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: COMPTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Tanttu, Jussi Lassila
  • Patent number: 7684551
    Abstract: A method of online charging in a communication network. The method includes receiving a service request from a user, determining whether the service request is an access network session, a media network session or a service network session, determining if a type of charging model the user wants to use to provide the service request is an event based model, a volume based model, a time based model, an event based model or a combination of the models, determining which network element corresponding to the access network session, the media network session and the service network session in the communication network is responsible for providing the service request from the user, and provisioning identification rules for providing the service request to the network element that is determined to be responsible for providing the service request from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Salonen, Antti Romppanen
  • Publication number: 20090030943
    Abstract: A mediation method and system utilizes a subsystem (300) for processing event records that at least potentially have a mutual relation. The subsystem comprises an in-memory database (410) capable of storing data, database interface layer (310) providing an interface to the database, a basic functionality layer (320) comprising at least one module capable of performing basic functions, and a mediation functionality layer (330, 340) comprising at least two modules each capable of performing at least one mediation function on the data in the in-memory database via the modules at the database interface layer and/or basic functionality layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: COMPTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johan Kall