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Churn Prediction System for Pre-paid Subscribers in Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Udugoda, Kanishka 2023-01-11T10:10:41Z 2023-01-11T10:10:41Z 2022
dc.identifier.citation Udugoda, Kanishka (2022) Churn Prediction System for Pre-paid Subscribers in Sri Lanka. MSc. Dissertation, Informatics Institute of Technology en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20200010
dc.description.abstract "Since the customer is the biggest asset to a company considering most of the business scenarios, it is very important to ensure the customer's retainability for business continuity. Specifically, in the telecommunication business, subscriber churn will most likely increase further and it will be highly affected for all the telecommunication service providers in Sri Lanka due to the upcoming number portability feature which will be introduced by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL). Therefore, it is very important for the telecommunication companies to monitor the churning tendency of subscribers closely in order to maintain a sufficient subscriber base to make profits. The purpose of this study is to research, design, and develop an accurate churn prediction model for pre-paid subscribers. Here, the pre-paid subscriber churn is more difficult to identify than the post-paid subscriber churn due to the fact that pre-paid subscribers are not bound to any contract with the service provider. Using machine learning technology, the predictive models are designed and developed with supervised learning principals. For the implementation attempt, a dataset with 15000 records of pre-paid subscribers including 21 features was obtained from one of the leading telecommunication service providers and was used in this research project. Stacking ensemble technique was mainly selected to build and analyze since that method had not been used in recent research work in the telco domain. Apart from the mentioned technique, ensemble techniques such as bagging Classification and Regression Trees (CART) and Random Forest algorithms were used alongside with Logistic regression, K-nearest neighbor (KNN) and Naïve bayes (NB) algorithms for the predictive modeling and analysis. Predictive model which was built using Random Forest algorithm showed the best results among the other models with accuracies of 90.11% and 89.1% with caret and sklearn packages respectively." en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Churn en_US
dc.subject Pre-paid en_US
dc.subject Machine-learning en_US
dc.subject Ensemble-classification en_US
dc.title Churn Prediction System for Pre-paid Subscribers in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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