Campus realities: Forecasting user bandwidth utilization using monte carlo simulation

Haruna Bege, Aminu Yusuf Zubairu


Adequate network design, planning, and improvement are pertinent in a campus network as the use of smart devices is escalating. Underinvesting and overinvesting in campus network devices lead to low network performance and low resource utilization respectively.Due to this fact, it becomes very necessary to ascertain if the current network capacity satisfies the available bandwidth requirement. The bandwidth demand varies from different times and periods as the number of connected devices is on the increase. Thus, emphasizing the need for adequate bandwidth forecast. This paper presents a Monte Carlo simulation model that forecast user bandwidth utilization in a campus network. This helps in planning campus network design and upgrade to deliver available content in a period of high and normal traffic load.


Bandwidth utilization; Campus network; Monte carlo simulation

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