Patent Number: 6,480,594

Title: System for coupling the public telephone network to the internet

Abstract: A system couples the public telephone network to the Internet using a number of Points-of-Presence, or PoPs, arranged between the public telephone network, or Public Switched Telephony Network PSTN, and an Internet Service Provider, or ISP. A Public Switched Packet Data Network (PSPDN) is arranged between a number of PoPs and a number of ISPs in such a way that a signal received by a PoP can be switched through to more than one ISP. The PoP can be chosen from the public telephone network--PSTN--using various numbers, in which the selected number determines which ISP is contacted through the PSPDN. The PSPDN for applying the system is executed such, that it is able to switch a signal received from an arbitrary PoP to one specific ISP.

Inventors: Van Tol; Alphonsus Johannes (Alphen A/D Rijn, NL)

Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04M 7/00 (20060101); H04M 7/12 (20060101); H04M 007/00 (); H04M 003/42 (); G06F 017/60 (); G01R 031/08 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019