US 9,813,464 B2
Conducting a conference call over a computer network
Hitham A. Assemaly Salama, Blanchardstown (IE); and Diaa Eldin Ali Mohamed Mahmoud, Doha (QA)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/963,728.
Prior Publication US 2017/0171258 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. H04L 29/12 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 65/403 (2013.01) [H04L 61/2007 (2013.01); H04L 65/1066 (2013.01); H04L 65/80 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A computer-implemented method for conducting
a conference call between a plurality of participants using a conferencing computer hardware system, comprising:
generating, by location, the plurality of participants into a plurality of separate groups;
identifying a plurality of domestic focuses from the plurality of participants;
disconnecting, from the conference call by the conferencing computer hardware system, those of the plurality of participants not selected as a domestic focus; and
routing, by the conference computer hardware system, the conference call only through the plurality of domestic focuses, wherein
a single domestic focus is assigned to each of the plurality of separate groups; and wherein
the grouping is based upon a monitored degradation in call quality of the conference call.