Planning for Migration to a Next Generation Network
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This thesis describes the development of a software planning tool to be used in the migration process from a Public Switched Telephone Network to a Next Generation Network. The tool calculates the benefits obtained by moving to an NGN in terms of bandwidth gain along with network infrastructure optimisations. The prototype created will assist network planners in the dimensioning of network links, taking into account the characteristics of different types of traffic such as CBR voice, VBR voice and video. It is assumed that ATM is the underlying carrier technology. Evaluation of the results shows that there are substantial savings to be obtained by investing in the implementation of an NGN.
Author: Hovland, Eirik
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