Evolution of telecommunication services needs higher and higher quality network infrastructure, which can ensure higher data rates and make other performance measures better. Thus optical cables are recommended to use not only in core and backhaul networks but even in the access network segment. Network service providers can choose among various available technologies when deploying a new access network, each decision causes different deployment costs. A special tool is needed which can estimate the total cost deployment of each available technology. AccessPlan framework is a software developed at Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. This software can create access network plan on a given geographical area and estimate the deployment cost of the resulting network topology.
In my thesis I created a remotely accessible graphical user interface for the AccessPlan software which allows controlling the network planning system remotely. I developed a new module which allows AccessPlan to run in server mode, so remote users (clients) can reach it through their browsers. The system can manage different users. Users must login first, then they can choose predefined geographical areas to start the planning on, modify planning rules and costs. The planning process takes place at the server, after that a report shows up containing the results, including network topology, quantity and cost of used network elements and even estimated availability values for each subscriber endpoint. After starting various planning tasks the resulting reports can be compared to each other.