DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB-BASED SIM REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR MTN NIGERIA
ABSTRACT: This project is actually explaining about the importance of online sim cards registration, which has contributed more effectively towards in reduction of phone crime in Nigeria. The Nigeria communication commission (NCC), has taken a drastic method in putting a stop of every criminal act made, in the use of mobile phone. The sim registration process, has not only help in finding out every illegal or criminal act committed by various individuals, but also has contributed to the nation (Nigeria), in knowing the volume or the number of persons using a sim mobile phones. This process has also help telecommunication operators or industries in finding out the specific crime made in the use of sim mobile phones. For example, knowing the exact location, address, name, place and even time of calls made by the individual will be trace out. The Association of Telecommunication companies of Nigeria (ATCON) went into debate by asking the various communication operators to choose between the security of the country and their business. This actually came into conclusion for the sim card registration to take effect.TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page - - - - - - - - - Approval Page - - - - - - - - Declaration - - - - - - - - Dedication - - - - - - - - - Acknowledgement - - - - - - - Abstract - - - - - - - - - Table of Contents - - - - - - - CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the Study - - - - - 1.2 Statement of the Problem - - - - 1.3 Objectives of the Study - - - - - - 1.4 Research Questions - - - - - - 1.5 Research Hypothesis - - - - - - 1.6 Significance of the Study - - - - - 1.7 Scope of the Study - - - - - - 1.8 Limitations of the Study - - - - -1.9 Definition of Terms - - - - - - CHAPTER TWO – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE2.1 Introduction - - - - - - - 2.2 Theoretical Framework - - - - - 2.3 Conceptual Framework - - - - - 2.4 Empirical Review - - - - - -CHAPTER THREE – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3.1 Introduction - - - - - - - 3.2 Research Design - - - - - - 3.3 Population of Study - - - - - - 3.4 Sample size and Sampling Techniques - - - 3.5 Method of Data Collection - - - - - 3.6 Research Instrument3.7 Validity of the Instrument - - - - - 3.8 Reliability of the Instrument - - - - 3.9 Sampling Method - - - - - - CHAPTER FOUR – DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS4.1 Introduction - - - - - - - 4.2 Data Presentation and Analysis - - - - 4.3 Testing Hypothesis - - - - - - CHAPTER FIVE – SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION5.1 Summary - - - - - - - - 5.2 Conclusion - - - - - - - - 5.3 Recommendations - - - - - - References - - - - - - - - Appendix - - - - - - - -CHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION“SIM Card Registration System” is a system which is used by the user for the purpose of managing and saving different SIM Card holders of different service providers. This project provides very sincere way of keeping total details of any Card holders of any service providers and their details. Detailed .net programming with web application has been used to design this project. The aim or objective of this project is to handle the all the data of card holders as like their address, phone no., pin code, SIM serial no., SIM card no., E-mail address etc. by which service provider can easily handle their customers.1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYIn line with directives from the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) and as part of efforts to have a credible database and as through Sim card Subscribers in Nigeria, MTNN, will be laughing the MTNN Sim Card Registration. The MTNN Sim Card Registration process is amid at capturing detailed information of all MTNN Nigeria Subscribers.This became a necessity as a result of the increasing frequency with which mobile phones are being used in criminal activities in the country. This is expected to serves as the primary source of indentify verification of all MTNN customers. The sim card registration will enable MTNN link every sim card to the identity of the actual owner. Details to be captured during the sim card.Registration process is:Subscriber nameAddressAlternate phone numberPass port- sized photographLeft and right thumb printLeft and right index finger printPersonal unlocking keyin addition to the information above, the registration process will include the customer that want to register an MTNN sim card appearing in a person to enable actual capturing of the photograph and biometric (finger print). Registration points will be deployed nation wide levering on designated MTN sim registration points nation wide e.g. MTNN walk –in centers, connect stores designated post offices, trade partners nationwide est. Nigeria authorities are fighting against telecommunication crimes, then telecommunication industries like the MTN, AIRTEL,GLOBACOM, ETISALAT and other communication industries , are required to registered the details information of their customer’s .1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMThe SIM card registration process which is done nationwide on within the country has been so tedious, subscribers goes to the registration points and line up in an unending line waiting for the time it will be his turn, some don’t get the opportunity of doing that same day and will have to return the following day to join the queue again. This has been an issue as some of this subscribes are business men that closed their shops because they want to re-validate their SIM due to the facts that some of the subscribers are disconnection already from the network.1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDYThe MTNN sim card registration process has been targeted at all new existing customers on the MTNN Network both prepaid and post paid, mostly by making sure that unlawful act towards in the use of telephone will be monitored it also help in the followings..registered the details of all new customers on the network in compliance with NCC requirements.. Collect customer’s information for all MTN Nigeria subscribers.. Help in tracking down every criminal calls made by the subscribers (customer).1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDYThis project looks into the processes if registration SIM cards basical by web, as a means of validating users data to the SIM. Also this research work is for MTN Nigeria telecommunication network.1.5 LIMITATION OF THE STUDInaccessibility to some documents, which arose due to security, imposed on some of the organization documents by the management. It was not also possible to make an in-dept study of these documents, which would have helped in the development of the project work.Time was a major limitation to this write up, there wasn’t enough time to study the details of the various field of the information department of the organization unavailability of textbook needed for this write – up was not found in the institution library.This study will not look in details into other sections of the sim registration except the only part explained MTNN sim registration it does not explained on the other section of telecom operators but rather explained on the other section aforementioned.1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDYThe study gave birth to a new strategic method of dealing the registration.This work is significant the MTN communication Telecommunication as it will aid easy SIM registration and revalidation. Also, this research work will serve as a reference material to the fellow researcher, academic students and others as a reference study guide.1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMSIM: subscriber identity module (SIM) card is a smart card inserted into a cell phone that holds card inserted with personal information relating to the subscribers personal identity number or stored phone numbers.SUBSCRIBER: – Is a customer or a person, company who purchases goods and services from another person organization.DATABASE: Database, is any collection of data organized for storage in a computer memory and designed for easy access by authorized users. The data may be in the form of text, numbers, or encoded graphicsNCC: Nigeria communication commission, they brought out by helping to conduct and maintain sanctity on the telecom operators in Nigeria.PIN NUMBER: Is a personal identity number is basically provided for subscriber making use of the subscriber’s identity module (SIM), for private used for the subscriber.PUK NUMBER: It is a personal unblocking key every telecom operators provides this PUK for subscriber’s in the industryThis work is organized in five chapters and appendices as follows:CHAPTER ONE: In this section the introduction to the work is made and the whole idea of this research work presentation, like objective of the study, statement of the research area of coverage limitation and definition of terms all this makes up the chapter one.CHAPTER TWO: This section deals with the review of study, review of concept, theories upon which this work is built on as its theoretical framework, the empirical study for this work and some potential issues in the study.CHAPTER THREE: this section talks about the software tools used in the project the design pattern that will be employed to the design the algorithm to be followed in the design and all the software framework.CHAPTER FOUR: In this chapter the system is implemented and presented with its analysis. Functions of the system and the operation of the system is also, in depth explained for reader understating and comprehension. The system requirement is also detailed and the platform at which the system can run on.CHAPTER FIVE: this chapter summaries the whole work done and make possible recommendation and suggest other points to be included into the work for future propose.