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NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

According to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Dambatta, the Commission has invested about N500 million to develop ten new ICT prototypes and research innovations across Nigeria in order to expand the country’s technological horizons and enhance the economic well-being of the nation and its citizens.

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He pointed out that Nigeria’s ICT Global Ranking of 117 would in no small part improve as a result of these prototype developments, and the country’s economic well-being would be viable.

At a regional roundtable with academia, business, and other stakeholders on the topic of “the Path from Innovation Research to Commercialization of Viable Prototype,” he made this statement on Wednesday in Kano.

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According to him, the development of vital signs monitoring utilizing sparse representation based on smartphone video cameras is the outcome of the growing interest in the field of non-contact measures of cardiac activity.

NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

He pointed out that the Commission’s mandate, as stated in section 1(f) of the Communication Act 2003, calls for it to advance research in the field of information and communication technology and to promote the creation of workable prototypes of communication-driven products that would meet the needs of the industry, promote the overall expansion of the nation’s digital economy, and make it easier for people to adopt and use indigenous technology.

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Using Multiple Operators Enabled Sim (MOES) Cards, the prototype, in his words, “features a Seamless Data and Voice Connection.”

He continued that this may be used for good coverages in remote areas.

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He added that additional projects include the development of a power line communication module for domestic LAN and the fabrication of a walking cane robot (GWCR) based on GSM communication for improving amplification.

Additionally, he claimed that this has applications for residential LANs, the Internet of Things, smart grids, energy metering, smart homes, telehealth, industrial IoT, and smart cities.

NCC Spent N500m To Create 10 New ICT Prototypes Research Innovations – Dambatta

According to the NCC Executive Vice Chairman, other prototype innovations include the creation of a low-cost GSM telephone system for rural areas and a homegrown electrical power charger for cellphones using cooking heat.

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He mentioned that the Commission, working with the Universities, has also created another prototype for a wireless power transmission system based on resonance coupling for the purpose of charging small CPEs.

The Commission also designed and manufactured an experimental characterisation of plastic optical fibre cable and exploited its potential in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry, including the implementation of a software-based Nomadic Base Station and the development of a Wearable E-Band Tracking System.


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