Introduction to Network Path Planner

Network Path Planner can be used to plan fronthaul routes to wireless equipment such as 5G sites, backhaul routes from wireless towers, and plan routes to residential neighborhoods or business locations.

Access to the Internet, with sufficient bandwidth, is essential in an information society. Major investments in broadband infrastructure that support access to the internet continues to grow in urban, suburban and rural communities. As a result, telecommunication agencies must design effective networks that balance capital costs with customer service. Simple design tools that provide an efficient route to a proposed site reduce cost and increase revenue opportunities. Network Path Planner is typically implemented by telecommunications organizations that want to quickly develop cost effective, high-level network designs from their existing network to proposed sites.

The Network Path Planner solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you create an optimized fiber route and estimate the cost of the route.

Learn more about the Network Path Planner solution.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy now

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Network Path Planner requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Pro 2.7 or later (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Network Analyst extension

Information products

Network Path Planner includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Network Path Planner

An ArcGIS Pro project used by network planners to create a network route.

GIS Professional Basic

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • First release of Network Path Planner