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FUT-Minna invents Data, Voice Connection Operator; Communication Enabled Stick

The Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMinna) has made a breakthrough in telecommunication through the invention of Seamless Multiplier Operators, including a Seamless Data and Voice Connection Over Multiple Operator, as well as a Mobile Communication Enabled Walking Stick.

The Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Abdullahi Bala made the disclosure of the two inventions in Abuja, when he led a team of researchers, students and scientists from the university to present the technology innovation projects funded by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the Commission.

The Seamless Multiple Operator (SMO): Seamless Data and Voice Connection Over Multiple Operator enables network subscribers to have a single sim for all networks or one mobile phone with one SIM card for all networks, while Mobile Communication Enabled Walking Stick, is the innovation with mobile phone imbedded to aid the users, especially the aged and the blind/disabled persons navigate through dangeroussports, and at the same time make calls when necessary.

The projects are to the tune of N4.7million and are designed to address the issue of subscribers using multiple phones and sim cards due to poor quality of service in keeping with the consideration for national roaming that is being promoted by the commission in mind.

Presenting the novel devices, the lead researcher and head, department of Mechatronics engineering FUT Minna, Abiodun Musa Aibinu explained that the first device applies to all available network in a particular location.

‘‘We are talking about disrupting the eco-system in the telecommunication industry in the sense that with just one sim card, you can access the available networks without porting or buying
multiple SIMS.

‘‘People carry a lot of phones or Sims as a result of quality of service and you are not certain of the network strength of an area, So using basic engineering and the technology behind Mobile phone, we infused in it Artificial Intelligence, AI system to enable the device take intelligent decision on behalf of the user to switch from the network with poor quality of service to another with better quality service.

‘‘What this means is that subscribers are now the king and can enjoy quality of service even without having more than one phone and the product will soon hit the markets.’’

On the second innovation, Development of Mobile Communication Enabled Walking Stick, Prof. Aibinu said the innovation with mobile phone imbedded was designed to aid the user, especially the aged and the blind/disabled persons navigate through dangerous sports, and at the same time make calls when necessary.

‘‘The Walking Stick is about having a walking stick that has anything you can imagine, your mobile phone is embedded in it, obstacle avoidance and then it has means of communicating with your headgear giver.’’

The Vice Chancellor of the University, represented by Deputy Director, Research, in the institution, Moses Olutoye, in his remarks noted that the essence of the innovations is to disrupt the existing technology.

Olutoye explained that the second SMO was designed to look like awalking stick because it was designed to make calls, and also with some devices that can detect obstacles in case the user is approaching a danger point.

‘‘It is enabled for the blind and the disabled to avoid obstacles. Even, the blind or disabled people can use it too to help them whenthey are approaching obstacle. It guides them to know when to change their path,’’ Olutoye said

Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, expressed satisfactionwith the feat attained by the institution with the NCC sponsored projects while keeping in mind the consideration for National Roaming Plan which is being promoted by the commission.

He commended the team for utilizing the NCC N4.7million grant to innovate a disruptive technology that could enhance the existing quality of service in the country.

Represented by the Executive Commissioner NCC, Ubale Maska, Danbatta said the innovation would be of immense benefit to the telecom industry due to its dynamic nature.

‘‘A device that selects any network that is available is something that all the network operators will accept and it is in keeping with the consideration for national roaming that is being promoted now by the commission.

‘‘We are really pleased today with the results shown by FUT Minna. It shows that they have been able to accomplish every single thing with the grants given by the NCC.

‘‘They are visionary enough to look beyond what we expect them to do, and they are determined to take it to the next level.

‘‘We had hoped they would conclude the project within a year so that they will get more but it has taken the last three years. But we are happy because research work like this is usually ongoing all the time.

‘‘We will encourage them to get investors who will continue to explore their possibility it is something that is keeping to the mandate of the commission, the eight point agenda of the current leadership.’’ He said.

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