Network Planning

A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Network Planning

Last updated: 2023. április 26.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Software Engineering, BSc and MSc
Electrical Engineering, Bsc and MSc
Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
VITMAV51   2/0/0/f 2  
3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Maliosz Markosz,
4. Instructors
Markosz Maliosz PhD
 associate professor
János Tapolcai DSc
 full professor
 István Moldován
 lecturer TMIT
5. Required knowledge Computer Networks, Telecommunication Networks, Network technologies, Theory of Algorithms
6. Pre-requisites

A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

A kötelező előtanulmányi rend az adott szak honlapján és képzési programjában található.

7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge In the course students will learn network planning, design, operation, and maintenance of infocommunication networks, with particular emphasis also on practical aspects.
Topics: Design and configuration issues with planning and optimization methods, reliability, survivability, protection and recovery requirements and methods.
8. Synopsis Planning of backbone networks
1.    Overview of  network planning: inputs, outputs, goals, trends, costs, cost functions; basic algorithms
2.    Linear programming, flow problems, heuristics algorithms in network design
3.    Topology design: spanning tree, ring
4.    Traffic engineering: shortest path, minimum cost flow, minimum cost multicommodity flow
5.    Joint topology and routing design
6.    Virtual networks: traffic models, topology planning, dimensioning
Protection and restoration
7.    Availability
8.    Dedicated and shared protection
9.    Restoration and protection
10.    Multi-layer protection
Planning of access networks
11.    Triple play, service architectures in access networks
12.    Ethernet: bridging, forwarding, topology, spanning tree protocols, VLAN
13.    Carrier Ethernet: multicast, scalability, management
14.    Load balancing, traffic engineering, QoS and protection

9. Method of instruction Two hours of classroom lecture weekly The lectures include practical case studies and design examples too.
10. Assessment

a. During the semester: one mid-semester in-class test at the end of semester and homework assignment. Final mark is given by the results of mid-semester test and homework by 60 / 40%. Grading: 0-39% : 1, 40-52% : 2, 53-65% : 3, 66-79% : 4, 80-100% : 5

b. In the examination period: -

c. Early-exam: -

11. Recaps Failed or missed mid-semester in-class test may be repeated once in the repeat period. Homework assignment may be handed in late until the end of the repeat period.
12. Consultations On demand consultation after the lessons, or by appointment in e-mail.
13. References, textbooks and resources

Handbook of Optimization in Telecommunications, Edited by Mauricio G. C. Resende and Panos M. Pardalos, Published by Spinger Science + Business Media Inc., New York. March 2006, ISBN:  0-38-730662-5

Planning Telecommunication Networks, Thomas G. Robertazzi, Published by Wiley-IEEE Press, December 1998, ISBN: 0780347021

Slides of the lectures.
14. Required learning hours and assignment

Kontakt óra (lectures)


Félévközi készülés órákra (Preparation for lectures)


Felkészülés zárthelyire (Preparation for in-class test)


Házi feladat elkészítése (Home work)


Kijelölt írásos tananyag elsajátítása (Learning from appointed written course material)


Vizsgafelkészülés (Preaparation for the final exam)


Összesen (Sum)


15. Syllabus prepared by
Markosz Maliosz PhD
 associate professor
János Tapolcai DSc
 full professor
 István Moldován
 lecturer TMIT