PROPRIETARY MULTIFUNCTIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION ADDRESSING SYSTEM
has arisen in telecommunications because of the explosion of required
telecommunication addresses, from ordinary telephone service to
cellular, facsimile, modems and the like.
remedy is an advanced revenue-enhancing solution that increase
the functionality of telephone addresses now in use by employing
the proprietary Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System.
telecommunication addressing predicament has arisen because the
number of addresses requested for ancillary devices such as facsimile
machines, cellular phones, modems and so forth has greatly outnumbered
the anticipated increase in requested addresses, a projection
based on plain old telephone service.
than increasing the number of available telephone addresses, or
as at present doing away with geographic-based area codes, a fully
NANP-compatible patented addressing protocol is disclosed herein that increases
the functionality of the available addresses already in service.
This simple and convenient Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing
System (MTAS) solely requires reprogramming of the existing switching
system without disturbing ordinary telephone service.
to the MTAS protocol the symbols * and #
act as mnemonic place markers specific to the device being accessed.
These are combined specifically as doublets or triplets.
marker doublets for example a subscriber with the primary or base
request independent sub-addresses using the MTAS format
each sub-address operating autonomously and when required simultaneously,
releasing for reuse the telephone addresses that had been originally
assigned to these devices.
time when subscribers are being inundated by telecommunication
devices, each requiring a separate address, the need for MTAS
increases. The simple convenience of using a single base address
rather than addresses for each device is very attractive to subscribers.
will be particularly amenable to address portability. Applying
portability to the base address will carry with it all of its
special services triple symbols are provided by MTAS.
As an example of MTAS flexibility the triplet symbols ### embedded in the telephone addresses of agreeable
subscribers would automatically reverse charges, eliminating the
need for WATS services. Generally however triplet symbols are
used for automatically dialed services such as reading of utility
meters, fire or burglary alert systems, and so on.
services would be provided by the Local Exchange Carrier. The
MTAS service would
(xyz) 321**1234 facsimile
(xyz) 321##1234 cellular
implementation MTAS has no effect on plain telephone service.
MTAS is invisible until users subscribe to its services from their
Local Exchange Carrier, much as users subscribe to Call Forwarding
or Caller ID, but with rate schedules specific to the service
provided. Consequently simple
reprogramming telecommunication switching for MTAS will not affect
operating telecommunication services. Hardware modifications are
of the options provided by MTAS are functional for each subscriber,
but it is the subscriber's decision through the Local Exchange
Carrier as to whether or not to activate the appropriate MTAS
highly convenient to subscribers,
the number of available telephone addresses, and
a profit center for Exchange Carriers.
At present the
$220 billion telecommunication market in the NANP operating region
requires nearly 200,000,000 unique identification addresses. This
number is rapidly increasing and this requirement poses problems
for addressing and system expansion, which relies on area coding.
The objective of Telecom Addressing Group, which holds all patent
rights to the Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System,
is to eliminate this problem by means of MTAS services. MTAS is
not only compatible with area coding but would eliminate the present
need for the dedicated computers and access lines necessary for
Wide Area Telecommunication Service (WATS).
roughly half of the addresses in use should be amenable to an
MTAS solution: 100,000,000; the remainder being used by subscribers
satisfied with simple telephone service. MTAS is a subscription
service for individuals and particularly for corporations with
multiple addresses for cellular phones, facsimile, and the like.
They would be attracted to the simplicity and invisibility of
MTAS services, along with its provision for WATS.
If a surcharge
for such a subscription service provided by the Exchange Carrier
were added to the regular monthly fee charged for each line the
result would be a substantial increase in revenue. For example,
if the monthly fee per line were $30 and the surcharge an additional
10% for MTAS cellular phone service, then this $3 per month would
generate an additional revenue of some $300,000,000 per month.
Depending on the number of subscribers interested, adding a facsimile
line would produce similar benefits.
To effect such
a change in the telecommunication system would require the approval
of the North American Numbering Council (NANC) which oversees
the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). At present NeuStar,
Inc., Sterling, VA, administers NANP, with the requirement that
they maintain neutrality and provide government mandated telecommunication-addressing
for telecommunication-addressing portability, which not only is
perfectly compatible with MTAS, but the recycling of newly freed
telephone addresses would simplify portability.
MTAS is a fully
patented operating protocol (US
However the question of patent viability must still be addressed.
While many patents concerning telecommunication have been patented
and are being patented, in general they do not concern themselves
with addressing. Obviously, once a single new addressing system
is recommended by the NANC and then adopted by NANP, then all
alternatives would be defunct. Hence the addressing system adopted
would be the system employed by NANP over its entire telecommunication
region, despite the availability of potential alternative systems.
MTAS possesses the advantages of convenience and simplicity over
any alternate system, if it were promptly implemented.
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