A Traffic Type identifies the type of call, e.g. national, international, etc. Optional (defaults to UNDEFINED or NONE). This is used to set the callType value which is passed to UCE and Services component. Many services, e.g. toll restriction, Auth Code, and Call forwarding restriction make use of the callType returned by XLA. The emergency call type is used by UCE to allow the call even if the user is not authenticated or allowed to make any calls.
Current hard-coded Traffic Types
The Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony database initially contains the 7 traffic types. Additional traffic types can be created by an administrator and can then be used on destination codes and code index tables of translation. Traffic types can be administrated on the system level.
The default database contains the following 7 traffic types:
Any of the following old hard-coded traffic types will be visible only if they were previously used.
Traffic type to indicate a destination code is used for local calls.
Used by TRS & AC services
Traffic type to indicate a destination code is used for national (aka long distance) calls.
Applies only to ETSI markets.
Traffic type to indicate a destination code is used for international calls.
Applies to ANSI, ITU and China markets.
A call that is placed within one LATA (Local Access Transport Area) and received in a different LATA. These calls are carried by a long distance company and used to specify national long distance calls.
These are calls that originate and terminate in the same Local Access Transport Area (LATA), but still require a 1 + in order to complete them. They are used to specify an extented or local toll calls area.
IntraLATA call (IXC/LEC/CONSLD, PSTN) applies to ANSI and ITU market
International World Zone 1
Traffic type to indicate a destination code is used for international calls to other countries in the North American Numbering Plan. If the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony is not administered for a country that participates in the North American Numbering Plan, this traffic type can be used as a generic traffic type for e.g. calls to cellular phones.
Long Distance Directory Assistance
Generic traffic type for e.g. calls to an extended calling area (NANP) or calls to a neighboring country.
Directory Assistance 411
These calls typically incur a flat fee charge.
Subscriber must be allowed to dial the public operator for assistance.
Directory Assistance Home NPA
Dir. Assist. Home NPA — Home Numbering Plan area for example,555-1212 for North American Numbering Plan.
Applies to ANSI and ITU market.subscriber must be allowed to dial the public operator within his own zone, determined by the subscribers NPA.
Directory Assistance Foreign NPA
Dir. Assist. Foreign NPA — foreign numbering plan area (FNPA) for example NPA-555-1212.
Applies to ANSI and ITU market.subscriber must be allowed to dial the public operator outside of his own zone
Toll Free Service
Toll free calls are calls that are free of charge.
Subscriber must be allowed to dial toll-free services.
Applies to all markets.
Traffic Type Variants
There exist two variants for the traffic types:
Emergency traffic type
Generic traffic type
Instead of the current 14 hard-coded traffic types, translation allows selecting any of the configurable traffic types at the destination codes, E164 Codes or Code Index level.
The service data manager offers the capability to create up to 127 generic traffic types
The Emergency Traffic Type is a special non-generic traffic type. It can never be deleted nor it is possible to add or delete additional Emergency variant traffic types. Only renaming is allowed.
- The administrator selects either one of the predifined 14 traffic types or adds a new traffic type. The administrator is allowed to change any of the names, can add more traffic types or can remove unused traffic types (except the Emergency Traffic Type).
The Telephony Control Server Assistant displays a combination of the current 14 existing traffic types (e.g. Emergency, Local, National and International, International WZ1, IntraLATA and InterLATA) - but only those that are actually used by translation or services.
Figure 1. Administrator Creates New Traffic Type
- After having defined a new traffic type the administrator starts using the traffic type on destination codes or code indexes.
Classes of Restriction
The administrator is able to collect traffic types in Classes of Restriction to be used for:
Toll Restriction ServiceParent topic: Routing and Translation
Call Forwarding RestrictiUnified number service,
Account Code Service and the Authorization Codes service
How to Add/Edit Traffic Types
This procedure describes how to add/edit traffic types at the system wide level Traffic Types are used in Classes of Restrictions. Note that only Generic Traffic Types can be created.
How to Delete Traffic Types
This procedure describes how to delete traffic types at the system wide level. An administrator is allowed to delete generic traffic types as long as it is not used in any of the translation or service data tables: destination codes (translation), e164 codes (translation), code indices (translation), class of restriction (service data)
Business Group Authorization Codes
Toll and Call Restrictions
Call Forwarding Restrictions
How to assign/modify the Pattern to/of the Code Index
How to Assign a Destination to a Destination Code/E.164 Code
How to Add/Create a Destination Code/an E.164 Code
How to Add a Range of Destination Codes/E.164 Codes (Mass Provisioning)