IT Network Planning (ILV)

Course numberM-CE-2.03
Course codeITNP
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

The students

- understand the classical traffic theory, Poisson modeled network and capacity planning.

- see the difference compared with the much more complex IP traffic modeling and planning.

- learn the state of the art TCP/IP traffic engineering / network and capacity planning.

Basic knowledge in networking technology and communication networks.Basic knowledge in Statistics.

The Internet is everywhere. Private persons and employees of companies use it naturally, like phones or PCs. New applications and traffic are increasing rapidly. Real-time applications like Voice, Audio or Video are growing very fast. In contrast to classical Internet applications, like Web browsing or e-mail, they are very delay-sensitive. Furthermore, they allocate a huge amount of bandwidth resources. We require quality of service QoS for Internet traffic as we know from classical circuit switched and ATM networks. Today, packet networks are just overdimensioned. Thus, we hope the capacity is enough to serve all services with good QoS. But, network traffic engineering is not overdimensioning. Engineering is planning, implementing and verifying network capacity and performance to get reliability. During the last decade, a new theory and some sophisticated tools for IT network planning have been developed. We will have the chance to take a detailed look into these topics.

(1) M. Hassan, R. Jain: High performance TCP/IP networking, concepts, issues, and solutions. Pearson.

(2) C. Grimm, G. Schlüchtermann: IP Traffic Theory and Performance, Springer.

(3) W. Stallings: Computer networking with Internet protocols and technology. Pearson.

Lecture, exercises, excursion