Distributed Control Architecture for Advanced Telecommunications Services

Shiro TANABE  Yukiko TAKEDA  Tohru TAKESUE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.11   pp.1304-1311
Publication Date: 1994/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Distributed Architecture for Next Generation Communication Networks)
distributed control,  intelligent network,  benchmark,  layered architecture,  compatible architecture,  service execution environment,  

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There has been an increasing demand for telecommunication services that satisfy individual users' requirements such as personal telecommunication services and intelligent network services. This demand for advanced telecommunications services is having a great impact on the control architecture and mechanism. In this paper, we propose a new representation of processing power for telecommunications services, using TPS (Transaction Per Second), instead of BHCA, which has been the most commonly used parameter for conventional telephone networks. In developing an IN benchmark, telecommunications services are compared with the TPC-A (Transaction Processing Performance Council-A) benchmark model based on TPS. This benchmark is then used to estimate the requirements for processing power, which, in turn, indicate the necessity for a distributed control. A layered architecture, compatible architecture, and control mechanism for user services are employed to adapt to the distributed network environment.