Patent Number: 6,298,065

Title: Method for multi-mode operation of a subscriber line card in a telecommunications system

Abstract: A method and system for decreasing the probability of blocked access to a local exchange carrier's telecommunications network comprises a multi-mode line card for determining whether a particular call is a voice or data call. If a call is determined to require data transmission, the line card assigns time slots for interconnection of the line card to a serving digital switch. If no meaningful data is received, no time slots are assigned. In this manner, time slots interconnecting the serving digital switch to a line card are established only if data or voice is being transmitted from a subscriber line.

Inventors: Dombkowski; Kevin Eugene (Oswego, IL), Witschorik; Charles Arthur (Naperville, IL)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018