International Journal of Communications and Networks

Enhanced Churn Prediction in the Telecommunication Industry

Research article of International Journal of Communications and Networks ENHANCED CHURN PREDICTION IN THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY Adeniyi Ben, Awodele, O., Ogbonna, A.C., Kuyoro, S.O., *Ebiesuwa Seun Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria Prediction models are usually built by applying a supervised learning algorithm to historical data. This involves the use of data analytics system that uses real-time integration and dynamic real time responses data to detect churn risks. Subscribe are increasingly terminating their membership agreement with telecommunication companies through mobile number portability (MNP) in order to subscribe to another competitor companies. To model the Customer prediction, a Markov Chain Model will be used. The Markov model allows for more flexibility than most other potential models, and can incorporate variables such as non-constant retention rate, which is not possible in the simpler models. The model allows looking at individual customer relationships as well as averages, and its probabilistic nature makes the uncertainty apprehensible. The Markov Decision Process is also appealing, but since dynamic decisions along the lifetime of the customer will not be evaluated the Markov Chain is the simplest model that still meets the requirements. Each state in the Markov Chain will represent a person being a customer for one month, with an infinite number of states. The transition probability to move from one state to the next is equivalent to a customer retaining with the operator to the next month. A customer that has churned will be considered lost forever. Once the retention and churn rates are determined, the reference churn value for each customer will be computed. The churn rate will be calculated using MATLAB Monte Carlo simulations, running a large number of fictitious customer-company relationship processes, and extracting the results of the average customer. Using simulation approach gives better result than analytical methods, since an indefinite ...

Independent operation Advantage integration Complementary development—An analysis of the relationship between newspapers and websites

Review article of International Journal of Communications and Networks Independent operation Advantage integration Complementary development---An analysis of the relationship between newspapers and websites Yang HuaiZhou Donghai Branch of Lianyun Gang Newspaper Media Group Co., Ltd. 3 Chaoyang East Road, Haizhou District, Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, China. The rise of online media has left paper media, especially newspapers, in a very awkward position and there is still a debate on the relationship between newspapers and websites, many people in the industry called the two a relationship of “newspapers and the Internet is father and son”, which is a false understanding. This paper holds that in the case of newspapers and networks belonging to the same newspaper office, the two should operate independently, integrate their respective advantages, complement each other, inter-develope, so as to implement a win-win situation for newspapers and websites. Keywords: Newspaper; Website; Analysis of relationship; Complementary; Win-win ...

The Role of Community on Forest Management in Ethiopia: The case of Yotyet/Yewezera Community Forest

Research article of International Journal of Communications and Networks The Role of Community on Forest Management in Ethiopia: The case of Yotyet/Yewezera Community Forest *Belay Zerga1,2, Bikila Workineh1, 3, Demel Teketay4, Muluneh Woldetsadik5 1. Center for Environmental Science, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University; 2. Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Wolkite University;3. Department of Plant Ecology and Biodiversity Management, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis;Ababa University; 4. Department of Crop Science and Production, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia; 5. Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University This independent study assessed how forest management is a matter of local community governance and management by showing best cultural management practices in Ethiopia with special reference to Yotyet/Yewezera Community forest which is located in Eza Wereda, Gurage Zone, Ethiopia. Forests are essential for human survival and well-being. They harbor two thirds of all terrestrial animal and plant species. They provide us with food, oxygen, shelter, recreation, and spiritual sustenance, and they are the source for over 5,000 commercially-traded products, ranging from pharmaceuticals to timber and clothing. Due to lack of evidence in Ethiopia and more broadly in Africa, Community Based Forest Management approaches have been underestimated. The study area, Yotyet/Yewezera natural forest has four adjacent villages with 3421 population number. These four villages were purposefully selected. In-depth semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), direct field observations and questionnaires were the main sources of the primary data in this research. In all the four villages eight community elders whose age are above 70 years were selected purposefully. After giving enough awareness about the research objective and they were interviewed separately and finally they involved in to Focus Group Discussion. Qualitative historical analysis is employed to ...

Role of Women in Tulama Oromo Gada System: The Case of Ilu, South-West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State

Research article of International Journal of Communications and Networks Role of Women in Tulama Oromo Gada System: The Case of Ilu, South-West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State Aregash Eticha Sefera* Lecture at Bule Hora University This study deals with the role of women in Gada system in Tulama Oromo of Ilu. Gada is an indigenous institution that incorporates political, social and economic issues of the Oromo. In this institution, Women have their own role and status in the political, social and economic affairs of the Oromo society. The objective of this study is to examine the role of women among Tulama Oromo of Ilu Gada system. To achieve this objective, both primary and secondary data was used. Accordingly, interview, focus group discussion and participant observation were employed to collect data. For this purpose, informants were selected from Abba Gada (father of Gada), Luba, Jaartii Cifree (wife of Yuba (retired Gada elder)), Haadha Siiqqee (wife of Abba Gada, Luba), community elders and culture and tourism office from government officials. These informants were participated in interview, focus group discussion. In such way, 36 informants were directly involved in the study. In anthropological studies, analysis is an instrument to extract meanings and interpretation from the data obtained during fieldwork. In such manner, data were presented in a qualitative type. The findings of the study show that women have tremendous role in gada system. In this case, no event or no ceremonies take place without the full participation of women. Women were basically represented and/or play a significant role through different institutions such as Siiqqee and other ritual ceremonies and institutions working as check and balances for protecting women’s right in general. Hence, without participation of women, the Oromoo socio-political practices could be meaningless. That is to say, any social, political and economic practice ...

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International Journal of Communications and Networks