Machine Learning Based Session Drop Prediction in LTE Networks and its SON Aspects

    Abnormal bearer session release (i.e. bearer session drop) in cellular telecommunication networks may seriously impact the quality of experience of mobile users. The latest mobile technologies enable high granularity real-time reporting of all conditions of individual sessions, which gives rise to use data analytics methods to process and monetize this data for network optimization. One such example for analytics is Machine Learning (ML) to predict session drops well before the end of session. In this paper a novel ML method is presented that is able to predict session drops with higher accuracy than using traditional models. The method is applied and tested on live LTE data offline. The high accuracy predictor can be part of a SON function in order to eliminate the session drops or mitigate their effects.

    Bálint Daróczy, András A. Benczúr, Péter Vaderna (Ericsson Research, Hu
    5th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks IWSON at IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring, 11-14 May , 2015, Glasgow