Patent Number: 7,043,231

Title: System, method and apparatus for polling telecommunications nodes for real-time information

Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for facilitating information interexchange between a telecommunications network serving a wireless communications device and an information service provider. A Business-to-Business (B2B) engine polls a telecommunications node associated with the telecommunications network serving the wireless communications device for real-time information. The telecommunications node responds by transmitting the requested real-time information to the B2B engine, which, in turn, provides the received real-time information to the information service provider. The information service provider, in turn, provides a service, tailored according to the real-time information received, to a subscriber associated with the wireless communications device.

Inventors: Bhatia; Ranjit (Plano, TX), Kavi; Shashi (Plano, TX), Hussain; Tahir (Dallas, TX), Betrabet; Arvind (Murphy, TX)

Assignee: Ericsson Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/66 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018