Accurate and efficient resource utilization predictions are of vital importance for the future generation of mobile wireless networks. By anticipating network resource demand, the operator can perform proactive resource allocation and predictive network control to improve network resource efficiency. In this paper, we exploit deep and transfer learning algorithms for multi-step resource utilization prediction in radio networks. In particular, we propose long short-term memory network-based architectures with transfer learning for the multi-step prediction task, in order to address scalability, computation time and data storage limitations of current implementations for large-scale networks. We carry out extensive experiments on a dataset collected from an LTE field network. When predicting physical resource block percentage utilization, our approach achieves state of the art results with root mean square error below 12 for a four-hour-ahead prediction, in half of the computation time required by deep learning methods without transfer learning.

Transfer learning for multi-step resource utilization prediction

Malanchini I.;Redondi A. E. C.;Cesana M.
2020

Abstract

Accurate and efficient resource utilization predictions are of vital importance for the future generation of mobile wireless networks. By anticipating network resource demand, the operator can perform proactive resource allocation and predictive network control to improve network resource efficiency. In this paper, we exploit deep and transfer learning algorithms for multi-step resource utilization prediction in radio networks. In particular, we propose long short-term memory network-based architectures with transfer learning for the multi-step prediction task, in order to address scalability, computation time and data storage limitations of current implementations for large-scale networks. We carry out extensive experiments on a dataset collected from an LTE field network. When predicting physical resource block percentage utilization, our approach achieves state of the art results with root mean square error below 12 for a four-hour-ahead prediction, in half of the computation time required by deep learning methods without transfer learning.
IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
978-1-7281-4490-0
Deep learning
Physical resource block prediction
Time series forecasting
Transfer learning
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