Finding a Healthy Equilibrium of Geo-demographic Segments for a Telecom Business: Who Are Malicious Hot-Spotters?

  • J. SidorovaEmail author
  • O. Rosander
  • L. Skold
  • H. Grahn
  • L. Lundberg
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In telecommunication business, a major investment goes into the infrastructure and its maintenance, while business revenues are proportional to how big, good, and well-balanced the customer base is. In our previous work we presented a data-driven analytic strategy based on combinatorial optimization and analysis of the historical mobility designed to quantify the desirability of different geo-demographic segments, and several segments were recommended for a partial reduction. Within a segment, clients are different. In order to enable intelligent reduction, we introduce the term infrastructure-stressing client and, using the proposed method, we reveal the list of the IDs of such clients. We also have developed a visualization tool to allow for manual checks: it shows how the client moved through a sequence of hot spots and was repeatedly served by critically loaded antennas. The code and the footprint matrix are available on the SourceForge.


Business intelligence Combinatorial optimization Fuzzy logic MOSAIC Geo-demographic segments Mobility data 



The experiments were run on the servers of the Future SOC Lab, Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. This work is part of the research project “Scalable resource-efficient systems for big data analytics” funded by the Knowledge Foundation (grant: 20140032) in Sweden.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sidorova
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. Rosander
    • 1
  • L. Skold
    • 2
  • H. Grahn
    • 1
  • L. Lundberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringBlekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden
  2. 2.TelenorStockholmSweden

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