One of the challenges faced by telecommunication service providers is capacity. The capacity of a cell depends on the model used in planning the cell during deployment stage. This paper presents Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Pathloss Prediction model for Long Term Evolution (LTE) network for microcells in Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria. Received signal strength data collected with respect to distance, mobile station antenna height and base station antenna height was used to create a data base with pathloss estimated from the measured data. A feature variable consisting of of measurement data collected was used to train a 4-32-1 multilevel perceptron artificial neural network with pathloss as the label using python language on Scientific python development environment interface (SPYDER). The result of the test data shows that artificial neural network is suitable for predicting pathloss in Benin City. This is as a result of root mean square error (RMSE) values and mean absolute error values of and 0.42 obtained respectively which are less than the error value allowed for network planning. It is recommended that the result of the study be adopted in designing or expanding LTE network capacity in the areas studied in this work.
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