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TIME AND LOCATION BASED INITIAL CALL RATE MATRIX

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Publication Date: 2015-Sep-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 459K

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Denis Savostiyanov: AUTHOR

Abstract

An Initial Call Rate Matrix is built by obtaining call rate information from endpoints establishing calls at specific locations and time of day, and this information is then used by endpoints to start calls at a more suitable call rate. Regional and manual settings on endpoints are unreliable, and depend on user input. They also often have to be adapted from location to location. This also means that it takes significant time to adapt to local network conditions at the time the call is started. This data collection about network conditions is automated, and network conditions information is provided in order to start calls at a more viable call rate.

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TIME AND LOCATION BASED INITIAL CALL RATE MATRIX

AUTHOR:

Denis Savostiyanov

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    An Initial Call Rate Matrix is built by obtaining call rate information from endpoints establishing calls at specific locations and time of day, and this information is then used by endpoints to start calls at a more suitable call rate. Regional and manual settings on endpoints are unreliable, and depend on user input. They also often have to be adapted from location to location. This also means that it takes significant time to adapt to local network conditions at the time the call is started. This data collection about network conditions is automated, and network conditions information is provided in order to start calls at a more viable call rate.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

     When a video call starts, endpoints usually have to start the call with some pre- defined generic call rate (data rate), and then adapt the call rate according to identified network conditions. This takes some time, often making initial experience suboptimal, starting from some generic value until the call rate sufficiently adapted to reflect local network conditions at that time is achieved.

    Network conditions often vary and depend on where the endpoints are physically located and the time of day. Presented herein is a process that will allow tracking of local network conditions over time, and the results are registered/stored in a matrix form for use by endpoints joining or initiating a call. In this way, endpoints joining a call will be able to obtain this data in the form of a fraction of a pre-configured value (such as regional settings in a Unified Communication Manager), and use this data to start a call at a much more suitable rate, speeding up further adaptation. The best value achieved can then be used to update the matrix, and benefit other endpoints starting a call from the same location and at the same time of day.

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FIG. 1 below is a flow chart depicting the operations of this process.

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FIG. 2 below...