AI in Telecommunications
Predictive Customer Support
When a consumer or business has support issues they can end up on the phone with multiple support agents for what seems like hours. For many customers this still will not result in a solution and then a service technician will be dispatched to their location. This process is frustrating for customers who are experiencing phone or internet service issues that are impacting their life or business. This process also impacts support employees who experience low job satisfaction and high turnover.
AI can be used to find patterns in support data to find solutions to customer issues. AI models can utilize a variety of data from prior support inquiries and resolutions, network data, weather data and more. AI models can then determine the most likely issues that the customer is facing with the minimal amount of questioning. This more efficient process is better for customers because their issues are resolved more quickly. The process is better for support agents as they work with fewer unhappy customers and they get to help the customer actually solve their issue. Finally, this process has a huge impact on the bottom line for service providers by reducing the number of unnecessary service technician calls which makes these technical resources available for actual network or hardware repairs.