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Content playback management

A server and method for terminating, at a target client device, playback of content provided from a server to the target client device. A target client device at which playback is to be terminated is identified. On receiving at the service provider network from a requesting client device, a request... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Communications network

This disclosure relates to a method of controlling a Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and a CPE, in a cellular communications network, the cellular communications network having an overlapping coverage area with a Wireless Local Access Network, WLAN, the method including: receiving data relating to the WLAN and cellular communications networks;... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Interface selection

A wireless router having a WiFi wireless network and including a small cell for routing LTE cellular data to a mobile network core is configured to monitor connected mobile devices and determine whether each mobile device should be connect to the hub using WiFi or LTE in accordance with the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Cellular mobile device

In a cellular communications network having a radio access network of macrocells and small cells. A mobile device having a UICC/SIM card is configured to change its displayed network name and functionality in accordance with whether the mobile device has connected to a macrocell or a small cell. The displayed... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Network operation

A method of operating a communications network is disclosed. In order to manage a network, it is first necessary to establish the state the network is in. This is difficult in practice because the network operational data stored and transmitted in the network takes a myriad of forms owing to... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Processing data items in a communications network

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for processing data items received at a network element in a communications network. In particular, methods and apparatus are disclosed for processing data items such as packets received at a network element such as a router or other such packet-forwarding network element (20) from a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Configuration parameters for virtual machines

A computer implemented method to generate a classification scheme for configuration parameters of virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized computing environment including: training a machine learning algorithm as a classifier based on a plurality of training data items, each training data item corresponding to a training VM and including a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Streamed communication

Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for managing digitally-streamed audio communication sessions between user devices (7a, 7b, 7c). The user devices are configured to send digitally-streamed data (21) indicative of received audio contributions from respective participants in a multiple-participant audio communication session to a multiple-participant audio communication session controller (30)... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Streamed communication

Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for managing digitally-streamed audio communication sessions between user devices (7a, 7b, 7c). The user devices are configured to send digitally-streamed data (21) indicative of received audio contributions from respective participants in a multiple-participant audio communication session to a multiple-participant audio communication session controller (30)... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Method and transmitting and receiving signals over two pairs of wires

A system (100), (200), (310), (320) for transmitting data between an upstream transceiver (100) and a downstream transceiver (200) via two pairs of wires (310), (320) extending between the transceivers. The system comprises: the upstream transceiver (100) which includes first (110) and second (120) transmitter portions; the downstream transceiver (200)... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Anomaly detection by multi-level tolerance relations

A method for partitioning a plurality of entities each associated with a plurality of ordered sequences of events received by a computer system, the method including: defining a minimal directed acyclic graph data structure representing the sequences of events to define a plurality of categories of behavior of the entities;... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Mobile telecommunications routing

A telecommunications mobility management system is arranged to allocate a mobile unit to different switching routes for different classes of service, for example to allow services capable of operation over packet-switched and circuit-switched to be managed separately. Separate location updates are transmitted to a register, and flagged for selective retrieval... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Mobile telecommunications routing

A telecommunications mobility management system is arranged to allocate a mobile unit to different switching routes for different classes of service, for example to allow services capable of operation over packet-switched and circuit-switched to be managed separately. Separate location updates are transmitted to a register, and flagged for selective retrieval... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Efficient attack mitigation in a virtual machine

A computer implemented method to mitigate a security attack against a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment, the target VM having a target VM configuration including configuration parameters, and the security attack exhibiting a particular attack characteristic, is disclosed.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Machine learning for attack mitigation in virtual machines

A computer implemented method to mitigate a security attack against a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment, the target VM having a target VM configuration including configuration parameters, and the security attack exhibiting a particular attack characteristic, is disclosed.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Secure configuration in a virtualized computing environment

A computer implemented method to determine a configuration of a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment to protect against a security attack exhibiting a particular attack characteristic.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Method and transmitting data in differential and phantom mode in vectoring dsl

A transmitter device 16 for transmitting data to a plurality of receiver devices 51, 52, 53, each of which is connected to the transmitter device via at least one respective pair of wires 21, 22, 23, each receiver device being operable to receive signals detected as a change over time... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Diagnostic testing

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for diagnostic testing, and in particular to methods and apparatus for obtaining diagnostic test results in respect of network-reliant applications used by one or more devices (1, 1′) in a local user network (3), the one or more user-devices (1, 1′) being operable to communicate... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Wireless network configuration

In a wireless network formed of short range femtocells, each femtocell provides wireless connectivity to user equipment devices and the user equipment can move around the topographical range covered by the network by handing over to a neighboring femtocell. Due to the limited range of a femtocell, there will be... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Attack assessment in a virtualized computing environment

A computer implemented method to determine whether a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment is susceptible to a security attack, the method comprising: training a machine learning algorithm as a classifier based on a plurality of training data items, each training data item corresponding to a training... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Security in virtualized computing environments

A computer implemented method to identify one or more parameters of a configuration of a target virtual machine (VM) in a virtualized computing environment used in a security attack against the target VM, the security attack exhibiting a particular attack characteristic, is disclosed.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Communications network

This disclosure provides a method for establishing a connection between a first and second base station, and a base station implementing the method, the method including: a first base station receiving an identifier for a second base station and an identifier for a second wireless networking module associated with the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Base station time synchronisation in a wireless network

The operation of base stations in a wireless network whose areas of coverage do not overlap are synchronized by taking timing values from mobile units that travel from one area of coverage to another. A base station receiving a timing value from a mobile unit entering its area of coverage... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Method and transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices

Apparatus for communicating data between a transmitter device 16 and a first 51 and a second 52 receiver device, the receiver devices being connected, in use, to the transmitter device via a first 21 and a second 22 pair of wires respectively. Each receiver device is operable to receive signals... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Validating computer resource usage

A computer implemented method for validating use of a computing resource by a requester software component including: validating a characteristic of the requester; generating a first transaction defining criteria for consumption of the resource by the requester, the first transaction being encrypted with a private key from a public key/private... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Restoration of network access

A wireless-enabled user terminal (7) is configured to detect the absence of a connection (3) between a wireless network router (1) and a core network (2). The terminal (7) uses data by which the router (1) is identified to emulate the router (1) and set up an alternative link (8,... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Improved multicast to unicast conversion

Examples of the present invention provide a method of converting a multicast stream into unicast segments. In particular, sequence identifiers are generated based on a clock reference field in the transport stream packets that make up the multicast stream. Every time a new sequence identifier is calculated, a new unicast... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Cell reselection

An LTE cellular network having management mobility servers (MMEs), base stations (enodeBs) and mobile user equipment (UE). The network supporting two groups of mobile device subscribers; subscribers of a macrocell network and subscribers of a small cell network. The base stations being configured to broadcast network information and device configuration... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Malware detection

A malware detection system to detect malware in a client computer system includes a behavior profile generator adapted to generate a behavior profile specifying operational behaviors of a computer system indicative of the existence of malware in the computer system; an interface adapted to communicate the behavior profile to the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Malware detection in migrated virtual machines

A malware detection system to detect malware in a virtual machine (VM), the system including a profile generator adapted to generate a profile of a deployment of the VM, the profile including execution characteristics of the deployment; a VM package generator to generate a VM package including: a VM descriptor... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Printed active device

A method of manufacturing an article with integral active electronic component comprising: using an additive manufacturing process to: a) form a non-electrically conductive substrate; b) form a non-electrically conductive perforated layer having an aperture; c) form electrically conductive anode and cathode elements spaced in the aperture; d) deposit a conductive... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Cellular handover

In a cellular communications network, user equipment connected to a base station, the active mode handover behavior of the base station for selecting handover targets is set to be different from idle mode reselection. The MME provides its eNodeBs with supplemental information about other PLMNs which can be considered for... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Configuration of server apparatus

A small-form programmable pluggable device 80 is used to establish communication between a configurable “bare-metal” server 50 having no existing configuration software installed, and a provisioning server 60 capable of downloading software to the configurable server 50 to allow the configurable server 50 to be configured to perform a specific... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Automated deployment and securitization of model-based composite applications

A computer implemented method of deploying a software application in a virtualized computing environment, comprising: receiving a description of the software application including an identification of a set of one or more application software resources; determining one or more types of security facility required for the set of application software... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Communications network

An optical network is disclosed which includes an optical fiber shared by a plurality of transmitters using code division multiple access techniques. The transmitters are connected by tributary optical fibers to the shared optical fiber. In code division multiple access techniques, each communication is encoded with a distinctive code which... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

11/09/17 / #20170324503

Communications network

A fixed communication network is disclosed in which a plurality of transmitters feed signals via tributary transmission lines of different lengths onto a shared network component. A timing reference signal is distributed to the transmitters. The shared network component in some embodiments takes the form of a transmission line. In... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

11/09/17 / #20170324627

Diagnostic testing in networks

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining diagnostic test results in respect of network elements in a network, the test results being obtained from a population of probes associated with network elements. The method comprises receiving a first-stage set of probe reports comprising, in respect of probes in an initial... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/26/17 / #20170311333

Cellular communications network

This invention relates to a method in a cellular communications network having a plurality of base stations, and to a base station for said cellular communications network, wherein each base station is configured to use a frequency band of one of a hierarchy of spectrum levels, the method comprising: a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/19/17 / #20170302629

Method and system for secure communication with shared cloud services

A computer implemented method of secure communication between a virtual machine in a set of virtual machines in a virtualized computing environment and a shared software service over a network, the method comprising: establishing a network connection between the virtual machine and the software service; communicating data between the virtual... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/19/17 / #20170303188

Cellular communications network

The disclosure includes a method in a cellular communications network, and a User Equipment, basestation and network management entity for implementing the method, the method comprising: a first basestation transmitting a first message including a Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) identifier; determining, for a User Equipment (UE) whether the CSG identifier... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/12/17 / #20170293612

Efficient pattern matching

A computer implemented method to generate a pattern matching machine to identify matches of a plurality of symbol patterns in a sequence of input symbols, wherein one or more of the symbol patterns includes a plurality of wildcard symbols.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/05/17 / #20170286083

External feature provision for cloud applications

A computer implemented method to execute a software application in a first network attached computing environment comprising: receiving a definition of the application, the definition identifying a set of software components and including configuration information for installing and executing the components in the first environment; installing and configuring the components... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/05/17 / #20170286136

External feature provision for a cloud application registry

A computer implemented method to provide a software feature in a registry of software components for a first network attached computing environment, each software component in the registry having associated deployment information to assemble a software application to be executed by the first environment as a set of software components,... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/05/17 / #20170288863

Secure virtualised data volumes

A method of securing a virtual data volume storing data in a first virtualized computing environment including: deriving a cryptographic key for encrypting the data, the key being derived from first and second parameters; and encrypting the data, wherein the first parameter is generated for association with the virtualized data... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/05/17 / #20170288871

Secure object access

A method of a security system to provide access by a requester to an encrypted data object stored in an object store, the requester being authenticated by the object store, the method comprising: receiving, from the object store: the encrypted object having associated an object identifier; and an identifier of... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

10/05/17 / #20170288996

Network connectivity identification

Examples of the present invention present a method of determining the network connectivity technology being used in a network link. The method sends test packets from the router to an end device, such as a set-top box, and measures the latency in the received packets at the end device. The... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/28/17 / #20170277811

Efficient conditional state mapping in a pattern matching automaton

A computer implemented method to determine the satisfaction of one or more mapping conditions conditionally mapping a first state in a first pattern matching automaton to a second state in the first automaton, each of the conditions being based on symbol patterns matched by a second pattern matching automaton having... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/28/17 / #20170278001

Improved pattern matching

A computer implemented method to determine whether a verification is to be performed of the satisfaction of one or more mapping conditions mapping a first state in a first pattern matching automaton to a second state in the first automaton, the verification being based on patterns matched by a second... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/28/17 / #20170279523

Optical network fault identification

An optical network node capable of being powered, comprising—a reflector arranged to reflect an optical signal, and—a switch arranged to direct the optical signal to the reflector in dependence on whether the optical network node is powered.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/28/17 / #20170279634

Data communication

This disclosure includes a method, and a device for implementing the method, for creating a channel for transmitting data on a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection, the method comprising: method for creating a channel for transmitting data on a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection, the method comprising: defining a plurality... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/21/17 / #20170272194

Interference detection

A management server for managing a population of wireless access point devices by detecting out-of-band interference to the operation of the wireless access point Wi-Fi networks caused by LTE small cell devices such as macrocells and femtocells. A flow processor monitors the characteristics of data flows of devices connected to... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/21/17 / #20170272581

Reverse power feed system

A the network-side distribution point in a telecommunications network includes an input measurement function which monitors the total power delivered to the power combiner from the various customer premises, and an output measurement function which monitors the total power requirements of the components of the distribution point. The data from... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/21/17 / #20170272966

Interference detection

Wireless access point devices having wireless networks operating in accordance with 802.11b/g 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi can be affected by out-of-band interference caused by LTE small cell devices such as macrocells and femtocells. The wireless access points detect such interference devices using a flow processor to monitor the characteristics of data... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/14/17 / #20170264487

Interference detection

A wireless access point device capable of detecting out-of-band interference to the operation of the Wi-Fi network caused by LTE small cell devices such as macrocells and femtocells. A flow processor monitors the characteristics of data flows of devices connected to the wireless access point to determine whether they are... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/14/17 / #20170264492

Communication set up process

A communications terminal (10) is to be configured for operation of a new service or application by connection to a service provision platform (12) over a connection (11). In order to do this, an installation server (15) generates instructions to a user terminal (13) over a seperate link (14). These... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

09/14/17 / #20170264665

Managing streamed communication

Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for managing streamed communication (such as video, audio, or audio-visual communication) between client devices and remote devices via a digital data communication network in situations where the data communication network comprises one or more routers operable to receive streamed data from one or more... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

08/24/17 / #20170244446

Method and transmitting and receiving signals over pairs of wires

A method of transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices each of which is connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection the method comprising transmitting a common signal onto all or both of the respective wire connections and using a multiple access... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

08/17/17 / #20170237563

Controlled storage device access

A method for securely accessing a hardware storage device connected to a computer system, the hardware storage device having a unique hardware identifier and the computer system including a processor, the method comprising: an agent software component receiving the identifier of the storage device to authenticate the storage device, wherein... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

08/10/17 / #20170230835

Small cell resource allocation

This disclosure provides a method of allocating a resource in a network of small cells, and a device for implementing the method, the method comprising: a first small cell detecting that its resource demand exceeds its resource allocation; the first small cell selecting a new resource that is being used... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

08/03/17 / #20170223032

Malicious encrypted traffic inhibitor

A malicious encrypted traffic inhibitor connected to a computer network is disclosed. A method for inhibiting malicious encrypted network traffic communicated via a computer network also is disclosed.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

07/27/17 / #20170214791

Optimised broadband line testing

This invention relates to a method of managing a digital subscriber line, where an optimum point at which to trigger a line test on the DSL line is determined. The invention continuously measures the signal to noise (SNR) margin on the DSL line, and compares the measurements to predetermined conditions... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/29/17 / #20170185825

Biometric identification

This invention relates to a method for face recognition and a device for implementing said method, the method comprising the steps of: displaying a point of interest on the screen such that a user adopts a gaze direction with respect to the screen; capturing an image of the user at... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/22/17 / #20170177729

Search engine and link-based ranking algorithm for the semantic web

A dataset ranking procedure for use in a hyperdata search engine is disclosed. A problem with known hyperdata search engines is they rank the datasets in a way that leads to prominence being given in search results to unimportant datasets. The hyperdata search engine disclosed here addresses this problem by... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/22/17 / #20170181059

Wireless internet access

A method of controlling wireless Internet access is disclosed. A problem with conventional wireless Internet access is that users of wireless Internet access devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers are often presented with an indication of the availability of an Internet connection, but find when they try to... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/08/17 / #20170161906

Biometric identification

This invention provides a method of face recognition and a device for implementing said method, the method comprising the steps of: (a) performing a face recognition algorithm on an image of a user to determine an identity of the user, the image having an illumination level; (b) determining if a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

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06/01/17 / #20170153818

Methods and storing electronic documents

Methods and apparatus (10) are disclosed for storing electronic documents in a distributed electronic storage system comprising a plurality of electronic storage devices (16) together providing a total storage capacity, the system having a target number of copies in respect of each document stored therein; the method comprising: determining the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/01/17 / #20170153925

Network

The present invention provides a method which can be used to optimise the delivery of series over communications networks. Tasks which need to executed within a short timescale and those which are not due to be executed for a long time are excluded from the optimisation process. A score is... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

06/01/17 / #20170155547

Network diagnostic device

A diagnostic device for a communications network; the network comprising a customer communications network located at a customer location and connected by a customer communications link to a communications service provider network remote from the customer location. The device comprises a network monitoring interface arranged to monitor operation of the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/25/17 / #20170146764

Cable connections

A plurality of telecommunications connections are installed in a distribution network by connecting a series of distribution points using a multicore cable comprising a plurality of cores having a common enclosure, some of the cores carrying fiber tubes into which optical fiber may later be introduced, and other cores carrying... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/25/17 / #20170150460

Power based frame timing synchronisation for a time-division duplexing network

This disclosure provides a device and method of aligning a transmission frame in a Time Division Duplexing network, wherein the transmission frame includes a sequence of units separated by transition points, wherein each unit includes one or more resource slots in a transmission direction, the method comprising: allocating a transmit... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/18/17 / #20170141954

Network access fault reporting

A wireless access point (10) connected to a fixed telecommunications network (12) broadcasts codes relating to one or more network identities (100, 101) identifying availability of wireless connection to the access point, If connection to the telecommunications network (12) is lost, it suspends one of the identity codes (100) and... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/18/17 / #20170142133

Ineffective network equipment identification

A computer system arranged to detect an ineffective network device in a set of network devices for a computer network as a device ineffective at identifying an attack in the network, the computer system including: an input unit to receive events generated by the set of network devices for each... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/18/17 / #20170142624

Mobile handover

A handover process for enabling a user terminal to transfer a connect to a network from a route by way of a source access node to a route by way of a target access node, where the nodes are controlled by different respective control systems is initiated by establishing a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/18/17 / #20170142649

Dynamic wireless network access point selection

Dynamic Wireless Network Access Point Selection A mobile device having a processor, a memory and a wireless network interface, the processor executing an operating system including a network communication library for providing networking services via the wireless network interface and being further arranged to: receive capability information associated with each... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/04/17 / #20170126899

Method and allocating power levels to a transmission in a digital subscriber line network

Embodiments relate to a method, and a device for performing the method, for allocating power levels to a transmission in a DSL network, the method including: identifying a first and second geographical region as being associated with a subscriber line in the DSL network; defining a first spectral mask having... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

05/04/17 / #20170127147

Multicast streaming

The invention presents a method of generating a multicast stream for transporting video content such as live TV. First, the video content is encoded, and segmented into temporal chunks. Each chunk is then encapsulated in one or more RTP pacets, depending on the size of the chunk, and each RTP... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/27/17 / #20170118091

Home network monitor

In a system formed of user devices, a home access point routing device connected to an Internet Service Provider, performance issues such as contention and interference on the home network can be determined. The home access point is arranged to monitor IP Flow information for data sessions between user devices... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/27/17 / #20170118263

Multicast streaming

The invention presents a method of providing feedback for receipt of a multicast video stream. The feedback mechanism allows the number of clients receiving over multicast to be determined, which can then be used to manage multicast delivery, including switching decisions between multicast and unicast. Video content is delivered over... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/27/17 / #20170118350

Resource allocation in a digital communication network

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for allocating resources in a Digital Subscriber Line network, the network comprising at least one lower-tier digital subscriber line carrying signals according to a first protocol between a transceiver device at a lower-tier network node and a subscriber transceiver device and further comprising at least... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/20/17 / #20170111216

Dynamic line management system

A method and Dynamic Line Management, DLM, system for controlling Digital Line Subscriber, DSL, connections, comprising applying a first line profile to a DSL connection, the first line profile specifying a first virtual noise template for the DSL connection, wherein the first virtual noise template specifies a first set of... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

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04/20/17 / #20170111437

Data retrieval

A route mapping process for identifies the suitability of data sources for satisfying data requests generated by user terminals (50, 51) by searching one or more user address databases for user addresses, and searching one or more data distribution network databases for addresses of data sources (52, 3), and generates... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/20/17 / #20170111807

Access point grouping based on performance and location

In a system of wireless access point routing devices each creating a wireless network, a management server monitors the performance of the wireless networks to identify performance degradation. Any wireless networks experiencing performance degradation are grouped by region to determine whether a common cause for the degradation is present.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/20/17 / #20170111813

Network monitor

In a system of wireless access point routing devices each creating a wireless network, a management server monitors the performance of the wireless networks to identify performance degradation. Device interoperability issues are identified according to trends in poor performance of devices connected to the wireless networks.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

04/06/17 / #20170099278

Dynamic identity checking

A selector apparatus to select one or more shared authentication facilities for a software service executing in a virtualized shared computing environment, the software service including an interface through which a user request to access a restricted resource of the service is receivable, the request having associated a user context... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

03/30/17 / #20170093920

User authentication

An authentication apparatus to authenticate a user requesting access to a restricted resource in a computer system comprising: an interface adapted to receive an indication of a user request to access the restricted resource, the request having associated a current user context defining one or more characteristics of the user;... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

03/23/17 / #20170085719

Dynamic line management engine residing in the access network

The disclosure includes a method of controlling an Access Network including a plurality of Digital Subscriber Line, DSL, connections, and an Access Network node for performing the method, wherein the method includes: receiving data relating to an event on a DSL connection, the data indicating a factor contributing to the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

03/23/17 / #20170086181

Small cell resource allocation

The disclosure provides a method and small cell for allocating a Resource Block (RB) to a transmission between the small cell and a User Equipment (UE) the method comprising generating a value using a quasi-random, low-discrepancy, number generator, associating the value with a RB and allocating the RB to a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

03/02/17 / #20170063929

Methods, apparatus and systems for processing service requests

Methods, apparatus and systems for processing digital content service requests from user devices (12) in a user network are disclosed. The method, performed by a control device (10), comprises receiving policy indications in respect of the user devices (12) indicating desired control policies to be implemented in respect of the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

02/16/17 / #20170048784

Physical cell id allocation

A method and device are provided for allocating a Physical Cell ID, PCI, to a cell, the 5 cell being one of a plurality of cells (e.g. femtocells) within a coverage area of a larger cell's (e.g. macrocell) base station, comprising defining a plurality of bands for the larger cell... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

02/09/17 / #20170041247

Wireless access gateway

A wireless network including a wireless access gateway (WAG) and methods are provided for routing traffic between non-cellular and cellular networks. The WAG interconnects at least one non-cellular network and at least one cellular network in an at least one-to-many relationship. The WAG receives a first IP address for the... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

02/02/17 / #20170032054

Improved pattern matching machine with mapping table

A computer implemented method for generating a pattern matching machine for identifying matches of a plurality of symbol patterns in a sequence of input symbols, the method comprising: providing a state machine of states and directed transitions between states corresponding to the plurality of patterns; applying an Aho-Corasick approach to... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

02/02/17 / #20170034197

Mitigating blockchain attack

A computer implemented method for detecting malicious events occurring with respect to a blockchain data structure comprising: defining a transaction creation profile according to which transactions can be generated and submitted to the blockchain; submitting a transaction to the blockchain, the transaction causing the generation of a profiler data structure... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

02/02/17 / #20170034204

Security protocol monitoring

Preventing unintentional communication of data over a network by monitoring an outbound memory buffer of a computer system, the outbound memory buffer storing outbound network messages, and in response to a detection of an outbound network message corresponding to a heartbeat response message, overwriting at least a portion of a... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/26/17 / #20170026200

Communications network

A method of configuring a network element, for example an amplifier in a VDSL network. Configuration is transmitted to the amplifier using a common mode voltage signal so that there is no interference with the telephony or DSL signals.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/26/17 / #20170026257

Methods and operating an access network

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for operating an access network including data connections (19) between end-user devices (12, 14, 16, 18) and an aggregation transceiver (20) at which connections (19) are aggregated for onward connection through the network. The method comprises, for each connection, obtaining connection data for each of... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/26/17 / #20170026521

Data communication

A method for selection of a digital subscriber line (DSL) technology for use by a first DSL transceiver in transferring data over a communications line between the first DSL transceiver and a second DSL transceiver. For the selection, an indication of attenuation in the communications line between the DSL transceivers... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/26/17 / #20170026522

Digital subscriber line profile selection method and apparatus

An Initial Profile Application Apparatus (IPAA) is operable to apply an initial profile to a modem pair connection system, the modem pair connection system comprising a first modem, a corresponding second modem and a metallic wire connection, wherein the first and second modems are operable to establish a data connection... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/26/17 / #20170026858

Sensor network

A loss of connection between a wireless access point and a network is reported to a network-based service platform by the wireless access point by automatically establishing wireless contact with a second wireless access point, and transmits a predetermined fault report message to a predetermined network platform address by way... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/19/17 / #20170019538

Data communication

A method of controlling a digital subscriber line (DSL) transceiver for use in transferring data over a DSL connection, the method comprising: monitoring operation of the DSL connection; detecting that the DSL connection is operating in a low power mode in which the signal power applied to the DSL connection... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/19/17 / #20170019851

User equipment battery consumption

A method, user equipment (UE) and basestation are provided, wherein the UE is configured to send battery status data to the basestation and, in response, the basestation is adapted to improve the Quality of Service for the UE.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/12/17 / #20170011212

Access control for a resource

An access controller comprising: a data store storing: a challenge image including a user challenge; a mask image including a mask; a composite image generator to superimpose the challenge image and the mask image as a dynamic composite image such that the user challenge is partially masked by the mask... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/12/17 / #20170012965

Access control system

An access control system is provided to provide a core server to authenticate the permissions of users to access services provided by other operators. The provision of a single core server allows many-to-many access agreements to be mediated and maintained for effectively than by operating individual one-to-one access permissions. This... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/12/17 / #20170013000

Profiling for malicious encrypted network traffic identification

A malicious encrypted traffic detector connected to a computer network method for identifying malicious encrypted network traffic communicated via a computer network, the method comprising: a storage storing a plurality of network traffic window definitions, each window defining a different subset of network traffic for a network connection; an analyzer... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/12/17 / #20170013542

Method and determining a network search parameter in a mobile communications network

The present disclosure provides a method for more efficiently managing a mobile communications network by varying the frequency with which a mobile terminal searches for a home network.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

01/12/17 / #20170013546

Method and determining a network search parameter in a mobile communications network

The present disclosure provides a method for more efficiently managing a mobile communications network by varying the frequency with which a mobile terminal searches for a home network.... British Telecommunications Public Limited Company








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