Plenary – Tuesday 14:00-15:30


Best Practices in Network Planning and Traffic Engineering
Thomas Telkmap (Cariden), Clarence Filsfils (Cisco), Paolo Lucente (pmacct)

This presentation will review current industry best practises for planning and traffic engineering in IP and MPLS networks. Technologies and approaches will be compared, leveraging experience gained and case studies including a number of Tier 1 deployments. The subjects covered will include:

  • Traffic/demand matrices: Methods for determining traffic matrices for IP/MPLS networks
  • NetFlow, MPLS, demand estimation, demand deduction
  • pmacct NetFlow collector
  • The relationship between SLAs and network planning targets
  • Network planning simulation and analysis – working and failure cases, what-if scenarios
  • Traffic Engineering options and approaches: tactical, strategic, MPLS, IGP
  • IPFRR LFA analysis
  • Planning IP-over-Optical networks

Duration: 90 minutes