Patent Number: 6,298,064

Title: Broadband telecommunications system

Abstract: The invention is a system for providing virtual connections through an ATM interworking multiplexer on a call-by-call basis. A signaling processor receives signaling for a call and selects the virtual connection for the call. The signaling processor generates new signaling that identifies the selection and transfers the new signaling to the ATM interworking multiplexer that accepted the access connection for the call. The multiplexer converts user information from the access connection into ATM cells for transmission over the virtual connection in accord with the new signaling.

Inventors: Christie; Joseph Michael (San Bruno, CA)

Assignee: Sprint Communications Company, L. P.

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04J 3/24 (20060101); H04Q 11/04 (20060101); H04J 3/12 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04L 012/56 (); H04L 012/28 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018