Patent Number: 7,088,681

Title: Network selection for connectivity

Abstract: The invention relates to data communication via a plurality of communication networks, such as IP, ATM, STM, PLMN, etc, networks, and in particular to selection of networks for connectivity. A system is provided in a first network for receiving and holding information from other second networks relating to provided services, quality of services and cost, and for transmission of corresponding information from the first network to the other second networks so that selection of second networks for data transmission may be performed in accordance with criteria defined in the first network, such as desired quality of service, cost, etc.

Inventors: Ladegaard; Lars (Skovlunde, DK)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)

International Classification: H04L 12/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018