busy hour


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busy hour

The one hour of the day that a telephone system handles the most calls. Most internal PBXs and even the telco systems are not designed to handle 100% of the calls during the busy hour. The actual busy hour changes over time depending on the habits of the population. For example, the Internet has caused the busy hour to be later in the evening when people come home from work and start surfing the Web. See BHCA.
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The maximum number of calls to be blocked during the busy hour can be specified.
0 can support millions of busy hour call attempts (BHCAs) and has been enhanced with carrier-grade features including a reliable and effective Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) layer and automatic translation between phone numbers and SIP addresses (ENUM).
Data services traffic also increased by 228% from the previous year and busy hour call attempts (BHCA) peaked at 37 times higher than usual.
It scales up to millions of Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA) and supports a wide range of network elements, protocols and signaling technologies including SIP, SS7, TDM, IP, IMS, CDMA, GSM/UMTS and others.
Since installing the NetEqualizer back in November it has been smooth sailing - no busy hour slowdowns or complaints," said Jeff Billings, System Administrator, Holiday Inn Central, http://www.
The CA9020 Call Agent is capable of up to 1 million busy hour call attempts (BHCA) in a server just 2U high, making it one of the densest call processing units available.
Networks are typically dimensioned according to their busy hour usage, often resulting in a great deal of idle capacity at other times," says Rauno Granath, Director, New Growth Markets, Networks, Nokia.
Spectra2 combined with the WTI RTP board is a state-of-the-art load solution that can perform large-scale media tests, allowing users to evaluate busy hour call capacity by simulating load under ever-increasing, real-world operating conditions.
The company's highly scalable architecture supports over 700,000 busy hour call attempts, or the equivalent of 200 calls per second, and also allows for firewall traversal, eliminating the need for additional hardware or software at the enterprise or central office.
2 supports over 7 million busy hour call attempts in a single rack, scaling seamlessly from a single server to a group of servers spanning multiple racks.
a leading network test and quality management solutions provider, today announced that Netrake, the leading provider of session controllers for secure interconnection of VoIP networks, has used its VoIP Performer system to successfully demonstrate one million busy hour call attempts (BHCA) on a single chassis.
This 8U shelf, running Intel processors and carrier-grade Linux can manage several millions of busy hour call attempts (BHCA), up to 264,000 subscribers and up to 30,000 voice channels of mixed ATM, IP and TDM traffic (1,000 E1s).