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1. (WO2017036886) EVALUATION OF NETWORK CONDITION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036886    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070003
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/24
H04L 12/26
G06F 11/34
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Inventors: NTOFON, Okung
SHAKYA, Siddhartha
OWUSU, Gilbert
MALPASS, Jonathan
MCCORMICK, Alistair
Title: EVALUATION OF NETWORK CONDITION
Abstract:
Information received from disparate individual monitors (200, 201, 202) that are concurrently measuring a predetermined property of a predetermined resource (240) in a network (24) are compared in a reliability computation engine (22) to compute a metric of the degree of similarity between their measurements, and thus to determine a measure of the reliability of one or more of the individual monitors. This information can be used by a provisioning engine (28) to select or reject individual resources for use in meeting service requirements on the basis of the reliability of the reports of their performance, as well as the reported performance itself. Monitors identified as unreliable can also be reoorted to a fault diagnosis function (27).