Patent Number: 7,827,142

Title: Data element information management in a network environment

Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for data element information management in a network environment, the network environment comprising a plurality of data element information entities (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d), each keeping a respective record of data element information for a plurality of subscribers, and a request routing entity (3), adapted to route (4, S2) requests to a selected one of said plurality of database entities, the method comprising the steps of transmitting (S1) a data element information update for a specific subscriber to said routing entity (3), selecting, at said request routing entity (3), one (5b) of said plurality of database entities for said specific subscriber, forwarding (S2) said data element information update to said selected database entity (5b), and relaying (S5) said data element information update from said selected database entity (5a) to another database entity (5d) of said plurality of database entities. Also, the present invention concerns a request routing entity and a database entity, adapted to mutually cooperate with each other in order to perform the method according to the present invention.

Inventors: Silfverberg; Kari (Mouhijarvi, FI), Aaltonen; Timo (Tampere, FI), Havela; Anna-Maija (Julkujarvi, FI), Ekola; Keijo (Tampere, FI)

Assignee: Nokia Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00