Authors:Yasser Khan,Zeeshan Rasheed,Naeem Ahmed,Minhaj Ullah,Malik Taimur Ali,Farrukh Hassan,Sheeraz Ahmed,
Keywords:Artificial Neural Network,Prediction,Churn management,Telecom Churn,
AbstractTelecommunication customer churn is considered as major cause for dropped revenue and customer baseline of voice, multimedia and broadband service provider. There is strong need on focusing to understand the contributory factors of churn. Now considering factors from data sets obtained from Pakistan major telecom operators are applied for modeling. On the basis of results obtained from the optimal techniques, comparative technical evaluation is carried out. This research study is comprised mainly of proposition of conceptual frame work for telecom customer churn that lead to creation of predictive model. This is trained tested and evaluated on given data set taken from Pakistan Telecom industry that has provided accurate & reliable outcomes. Out of four prevailing statistical and machine learning algorithm, artificial neural network is declared the most reliable model, followed by decision tree. The logistic regression is placed at last position by considering the performance metrics like accuracy, recall, precision and ROC curve. The results from research has revealed main parameters found responsible for customer churn were data rate, call failure rate, mean time to repair and monthly billing amount. On the basis of these parameter artificial neural network has achieved 79% more efficiency as compare to low performing statistical techniques.
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