This book explains how intelligence can be introduced into digital telephone networks. Beginning by outlining the basic principles of Intelligent Networks (IN), it tracks the application of the IN principle of separation of the service logic for advanced telephony services from the underlying call control infrastructures. The book explains how large public networks are updated to incorporate IN principles for advanced telephony services. This is illustrated using many practical examples which are set against a background of following the ETSI standards within the overall ITU-T framework of recommendations. This book is targeted at postgraduate telecommunications students, or engineers requiring a concise and practical introduction to IN.
- Chapter 2: The foundations of IN
- Chapter 3: Signalling intelligence
- Chapter 4: International standards for intelligent networking
- Chapter 5: Call party handling
- Chapter 6: Distributed intelligence
- Chapter 7: Service examples
- Chapter 8: Concluding summary
John Anderson is a freelance consultant in Intelligent Networks and also works at BT Laboratories, Suffolk, as a network interface validation engineer with Conformance Standards Ltd. He also worked for British Telecom for 30 years and for 10 years was involved with the design, procurement, development and testing of BT's IN solutions. He also worked on the introduction of BT's digital network, and more recently worked on the design of broadband and VoIP intelligence platforms for BT. He is a Member of the IET.