NCC awards 2020 research grants to 5 institutions



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has awarded the 2020 Research Grants (Academics Telecommunications-Based Research Innovations Program in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions) for only 54,705,632.14.

The five higher education institutions that were judged to have best responded to the call for proposals published in national dailies and on the Commission website and social media handles on Thursday 3 July 2020.

Some of the award-winning institutions include Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu, with a focus area on Innovative Clean Energy Technology and a research topic on “Development of a Solar System. any time for the optimization of energy in a station based on mobile communication ”.

Taraba State University, Jalingo, with a focus area on 5G deployment in Nigeria and a topic on “Design and manufacture of UWB / MIMO antennas inspired by metamaterials for 5G applications under 6 GHz” ; and the third institution is Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a focus area on Low Power IOT Wide Area Network with a topic on Weather WAN: A Wide Area Network of Low-Cost IoT – Compliant Weather Stations.

In addition, Gombe State University, Gombe, with a focus area on drone monitoring and tracking and a topic on monitoring intelligent and autonomous multi-UAV (multiple drones) swarms for effective monitoring and knowledge of the situation in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

The fifth and final is the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna, with a focus area on Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) Quality Management Method Experienced and Testing Mechanism and the topic on the development of an intelligent intelligent engine for the management of the quality of service in the 5G network. .

According to the Commission, the five projects should be completed within two years. “We look forward to the success of this research and the eventual commercialization of the prototypes, for the overall sustainability of the telecommunications industry.

CNC currently has around 34 research projects underway at various research institutions (universities, polytechnics, other institutions) across the country. The promotion by the Commission of research in higher education establishments as well as in other research centers, demonstrates its commitment to meet the challenges of the telecommunications industry through local solutions.


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