An enhanced mobile-porting model for mobile number portability in Nigeria


  • Iroegbu Chibuisi Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • Nnochiri Ifeoma U Department of Computer Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


MNVSim, Apache NetBeans, Drop calls, Mobile-Porting, XAMPP


Presented in this research, is an enhanced Mobile-Porting model for Mobile network portability in Nigeria geared towards solving the challenges faced by mobile network users. These challenges are in the form of system breakdown, drop calls, high tariff rates, poor service worth, pitiable client concern and unsustainable promotions as well as network congestion. An Apache NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) platform was used to develop a Mobile Number Visual Sim (MNVSim) suite which allowed application to be developed from a set of modular software components called modules using Object oriented programming. The MNVSim was written with JAVA programming language in Apache NetBeans IDE with My Structured Query Language (MyQSL) XAMPP control panel for the database integration. It was developed as a client in middle tier server application with the selected network service provider’s integration on the computing platform. The research successfully developed, simulated and integrated the front end with the backend of the proposed suite. The security and authentication of the suite were equally considered. The approach in this research demonstrates the replacability of the existing Mobile Number Portability (MNP) SIM card Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) architecture with an adequate trusted software module proposed to demonstrates the functionalities of the network integrations.