Detecting Network Degradation Using Machine Learning

A. Gashi Rojas and N.O. Nordholm

Master's Thesis, Chalmers University of Technology, May 2017.

Due to the prohibitive cost of downtime in large complex systems, it is important to reduce or entirely eliminate any downtime that might happen as a result of degradation in system quality. This thesis paper presents a newly developed model for network congestion detection in large scale networks, using Gaussian Mixture Model and Isolation Forest algorithms to improve early detection of failure in the Ericsson EBM data. The results from the evaluation suggests that the developed method is more robust and precise in finding anomalies, compared to the current method used by Ericsson.

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