Network design and engineering

In this course, expert level knowledge and skills are provided on the topics of network design and engineering. The attendees are given a comprehensive overview of traffic engineering principles, traffic models and traffic characteristics. Following, modeling of different types of communications is addressed and detailed insight into network design and engineering principles and practices is provided. Traffic analysis and metrics, aggregation models, access network topologies and service models. Practical experience in xDSL access network planning is given.


  • Traffic planning
  • Basic traffic models and their use
  • Telecommunications traffic characteristics
  • Circuit-switched communication modeling (Erlang B, Erlang C)
  • Packet-switched communication modeling (M/M/1)
  • Internet traffic characteristics
  • Network design and planning
  • Traffic analysis, traffic matrices
  • Aggregation models
  • Access network topologies
  • Service models (PPPoE, DHCP, RADIUS)
  • Traffic flow separation, user tracing
  • xDSL access network design and planning

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • have comprehensive knowledge about concepts and principles of network design and traffic engineering
  • have expert level knowledge about modelling and characteristics of telecommunications traffic
  • have expert level knowledge about network traffic engineering
  • understand advanced topology and service models
Duration:2 days
Tutor:Iztok Humar, Janez Sterle
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
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