Patent Number: 8,576,832

Title: Method and apparatus for enabling global telephony capabilities in communication networks

Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling a network service provider, e.g., a VoIP network provider, to create configuration files containing network based parameters that support global telephony capabilities (e.g., in country services) such as in country ring tones, dialing patterns, network announcements, and signaling tones that can be offered to users who want in country telephony capabilities independent of their location is disclosed. These global telephony capability configurations can be downloaded to intelligent IP phones or based in the VoIP network for access by subscribers' telephony devices.

Inventors: Croak; Marian (Fair Haven, NJ), Eslambolchi; Hossein (Los Altos Hills, CA)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II

International Classification: H04L 12/66 (20060101); H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017