Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Page: 35-41
A Technique for Improving Telecommunications Planning Based on Indices of Growth
Thomas Kokumo Yesufu, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Anthony Olutope Fakeye, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 10, 2015;       Accepted: Jul. 18, 2015;       Published: Jul. 25, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.com.20150302.12      View  4227      Downloads  59
Abstract
Subscribers’ indices of growth are essential for planning and ensuring the rapid pursuit of best practices by telecommunication systems in Nigeria. Based on network principles and the established process of telecommunications planning, a questionnaire was developed and administered to 300 stakeholders that were randomly selected from existing subscriber communities across Nigeria. Subsequently, a Java software application for the analysis and planning of telecommunication systems was developed using Netbeans Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for its Rapid Application Development (RAD). It was found that Nigerian telecommunication planning fell below expectations despite the high teledensity in Nigeria, and had 60% of the necessary user participation, 49% degree of communication, and 63% of demand-driven services. Subsequently, a mobile application software system was developed such that the participation of subscribers in the planning process was enlisted via a short message service (SMS) that uses a typical SMS delivery system for sorting out spurious messages. By continuously linking the planning of telecommunications to subscribers’ indices of growth, the software would improve reliability, effectively shorten the feedback loop for timely and accurate decision-making, reveal the magnitude of acceptance of telecommunication services, and thereby bring about seamless network integration, technologically and on the applications and service levels.
Keywords
Telecommunication Planning, Feedback, Network Reliability, Decision Support Systems, Quality of Service
To cite this article
Thomas Kokumo Yesufu, Anthony Olutope Fakeye, A Technique for Improving Telecommunications Planning Based on Indices of Growth, Communications. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 35-41. doi: 10.11648/j.com.20150302.12
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