By managing the heat produced by cooking gas, a locally made electrical power source for charging mobile phones has been invented
Dr. Cyprian Mgbachi of the Enugu State University of Technology presented the device at the two-day regional roundtable with academia, industry, and other stakeholders that the Nigerian Communications Commission organized in Kano.
The goal of the project, according to Mgbachi, who gave a practical demonstration of the device to roundtable participants, is to design and develop a device that can capture and transform cooking heat into electrical energy for charging mobile devices.
Stechitegist Media gathered from reports that the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta, revealed that the Commission was in the process of commercializing the research prototypes in order to achieve the delivery of high-quality and efficient telecommunications services.
He revealed that the Commission has already started screening and evaluating 10 prototypes in preparation for adopting some of the most promising ones. This will help the telecommunications sector add more value to the provision of high-quality services.
Danbatta explained in his remarks at the Regional Round table with Academia, Industry, and other Stakeholders that the round table engagement, with the Academia, telecommunications industry stakeholders, and other critical stakeholders, including consumers, was ostensibly intended to chart the way forward for the commercialization of research output. The round table was sponsored by the NCC in the region.
He claims that the goal of the project, in which the commission has already invested N500 million, is to figure out how to make 10 prototypes commercially viable so they can be used once they are available to enhance the provision of high-quality telecommunications services.
At the event, there were also research prototypes for seamless voice and data connections using sim cards with support for multiple operators.
The increasing poor end-user quality of experience was one of the project’s challenges, according to the project’s lead researcher, Professor Abiodun Musa Aibinu, who also listed the mobile network operators (MNOs) and the regulator as sources of concern and uncertainty.
In order to address the issues that QiE-induced problems are causing for mobile communication subscribers in Nogeria, he proposed a solution that includes the creation of a portable artificial intelligence-based device capable of providing seamless data and voice connections over the existing MNOs.
“Since the beginning of the creation of the Research and Telecommunications Development Department of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), we have spent N500 million on funding various research projects within the Nigerian University system. We are going to sustain the momentum by funding more researches, as well as the provision of endowment funds for professorial chairs in the Nigerian University system.”
“We created the prototypes because technology is a continuous process; it changes and advances as new ideas arise, ultimately leading to an improvement in the nation’s national innovation system.
“So. You cannot simply sit back and carry on in the same manner and expect different outcomes. If you want better results, more efficient ways of doing things, more effective ways of doing them, then you must explore such opportunities in research and development. That is exactly what we are doing.” It might interest you to read IGP orders arrest of skit and movie makers
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