Performance Based Cells Classification in Cellular Network Using CDR Data

Rizwan, A., Nadas, J.P.B., Imran, M.A. and Jaber, M. (2019) Performance Based Cells Classification in Cellular Network Using CDR Data. In: 53rd IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Shanghai, China, 20-24 May 2019, ISBN 9781538680889 (doi:10.1109/ICC.2019.8761922)

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Abstract

In the advent of ultra-dense networks with unprecedented complex and heterogeneous infrastructure, the role of automation in network optimization becomes vital for sustaining the target performance. In this work, we address the challenge of identifying and classifying sub-par performing nodes in near-real time through a machine-learning inspection of streaming performance indicators from multiple probe points. We present a novel K-means-based solution for classifying node performance over a sliding time segment and further categorizing the type of failure. The K-means solution first identifies the performance instances of interest. These are then inspected in a second clustering round for automated performance labeling. Next, the labeled data-set is employed to train a Support Vector Machine based classifier that is continuously classifying incoming performance instances from the network. The method is tested using a real network data set comprising call detail records. The results advocate the potential of our method for effectively and accurately identifying and classifying performance degradation in any node in the network.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Rizwan, Ali
Authors: Rizwan, A., Nadas, J.P.B., Imran, M.A., and Jaber, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISSN:1938-1883
ISBN:9781538680889
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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