Patent Number: 6,490,278

Title: Method and apparatus for signaling voice compression in a network

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of transmitting a data signal across an intermediate network. The intermediate network receives a compression control signal associated with the data signal that provides information about the compression format of the data signal. The intermediate network uses this information to determine whether and where to transcode the data signal within the intermediate network. The data signal is then transmitted across the intermediate network, and transcoded as determined.

Inventors: Michelson; Steven M. (Freehold, NJ), Rosenbluth; Joshua Hal (Middletown, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 012/56 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019