Massive Open Online Courses

One hundred twelve (112) universities have offered Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through SWAYAM Portal till June, 2022.

Educational contents are broadcasted in total 15 languages through 19 multilingual SWAYAM PRABHA TV channels.

NEP 2020 reiterates the need for standardization of Indian Sign Language (ISL), and development of National and State Curriculum materials for use by students with hearing impairment. Various initiatives are being undertaken towards serving such students by creating quality learning resources. A Total of 859 ISL videos for primary classes have already been produced which regularly telecast on PM eVIDYA DTH TV channels on 24×7 basis. These are also uploaded and disseminated on DIKSHA portal and mobile apps. Over 12,500 words ISL Dictionary (including glossary for subjects like Economics, History & Geography) developed through an MoU between National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an autonomous body under M/o Education and Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (a National Institute under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) is also being disseminated to students.

The information was given by the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.



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Year of massive achievements of Department of Food and Public Distribution

PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) emerged as game changer scheme of Centre to ensure food security to vulnerable section of population in Covid times in last one year.

During the last one year, the Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has been continuously working towards providing free ration to poor as a response to COVID-19 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY).

An expenditure of nearly Rs. 2.60 lakh Crore in PMGKAY Phase I- V is expected to incurred in total on the unique food security scheme in which free food grains are being given to almost 80 crore people over and above the distribution under NFSA.

Several key initiatives of the Department of Food and Public Distribution are:

In 2021, owing to the on-going severe Covid-19 pandemic across the country and the economic disruptions in its wake, the Hon’ble Prime Minister had announced to implement the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” (PM-GKAY) for a period of two months i.e., May 2021 and April 2021 at an estimated expenditure of upto Rs. 26,602 Crore, on the same lines as PMGKAY 2020. A total allocation of over 79 LMT of food grains was allocated for the purpose. Around 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries had received 5 Kg additional free-of-cost foodgrains (wheat or rice) under the scheme.

On a review of the continuing COVID 19 situation in the country and to help the poor and the needy during the crisis, Hon’ble Prime Minister, in his address to the Nation on 07.06.2021, announced the extension of the PMGKAY (2021) Scheme for a further period of five months up to November,2021. Accordingly, the scheme was extended for five more months i.e. July to November, 2021 at an estimated expenditure of up to Rs. 67266.44 Crore. A total of about 198.78 LMT of food grains were allocated for the purpose. Around 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries had received 5 Kg additional free-of-cost food grains (wheat or rice) for the months of July to November, 2021, under the scheme.

In view of the prevailing situation in the country due to Covid-19, the scheme has been further extended for further period of four months i.e. from December, 2021 to March, 2022. Accordingly, a total allocation of about 163 LMT of food grains will be allocated to the States for free of cost distribution to beneficiaries at an estimated expenditure of up to Rs. 53344.52 Crore.

           Special emphasis is laid on providing nutritional ration through another scheme. ‘Fortification of Rice’. The PM of India in his address on the 75th Independence Day (15th August, 2021) made an announcement on Fortification of Rice inter-alia. :-

“Providing nutrition to every poor person of the country is also a priority of this government. Malnutrition and lack of essential nutrients in poor women and poor children poses major obstacles in their development. In view of this, it has been decided that the government will fortify the rice given to the poor under its various schemes. Will give rice fortified with nutrition to the poor. Be it the rice available at the ration shop, the rice provided to the children in the mid-day meal, or the rice available through every scheme, it shall be fortified by the year 2024”.

In order to address anaemia and micro-nutrient deficiency in the country, Government of India approved Centrally Sponsored Pilot Scheme on “Fortification of Rice & its Distribution under Public Distribution System” for a period of 3 years beginning in 2019-20. Fifteen State Governments i.e Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand & Madhya Pradesh have consented and identified their respective Districts (Preferably 1 District Per State) for implementation of the Pilot Scheme. Out of these, 11 States- Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have started the distribution of fortified rice under pilot scheme.

This Department in association with Ministry of Women & Child Development and Department of School Education & Literacy has started distribution of Fortified Rice under ICDS and PM Poshan (erstwhile Mid-Day Meal scheme) Schemes across the country during this year in an effort to scale up the distribution of fortified rice in the country to help in fighting deficiency of micronutrients like Iron, Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12. FCI has procured nearly 18.89 LMT of Fortified rice so far all over the country to distribute under ICDS/MDM in the States/UTs.

Meanwhile various Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) reforms are done like:

  • 100% digitized ration cards/beneficiaries’ data under NFSA in all States/UTs. Details of almost 23.5 Crore ration Cards covering nearly 80 Crore beneficiaries are available on transparency portals of States/UTs.
  • More than 93% Aadhaar seeding of ration cards (at least one member), whereas nearly 90% beneficiaries are also Aadhaar seeded at the national level.
  • More than 95% (5.09 Lakh of total 5.33 Lakh) Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in the country are automated using electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices for transparent and ensured distribution of subsidized food grains to beneficiaries.
  • Nationally, achieved nearly 88%biometrically/Aadhaar authenticated distribution of monthly allocated food grains to States/UTs under NFSA.

Further, due to use of technology in TPDS operations since 2013, i.e. digitization of ration cards/beneficiary databases, Aadhaar seeding, de-duplication of databases, detection of ineligible, inactive/silent ration cards (may be due to death/migration of beneficiaries) and during the run-up to and implementation of NFSA, a total of about 4.74 Crore ration cards have been weeded out by States/UTs during the period 2013 to 2021 (till date), enabling the States/UTs to better utilise their respective coverage for achieving rightful targeting of eligible beneficiaries.

  • Portability of Ration Cards: The portability of ration cards, which was initially started as interState portability in 8 States in August 2019, was evolved into seamless national portability of ration cards in 12 States by January 2020. Since then, up to November 2021, the national portability under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) plan is progressively enabled in a total of 34 States/UTs covering nearly 75 Crore beneficiaries (about 94.3% NFSA population) to lift their foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of choice in these States/UTs using their same/existing ration card. 2 more States of Assam and Chhattisgarh are expected to be integrated with the national ONORC cluster shortly.
  • Food security response to COVID-19 pandemic: During COVID-19 crisis, the technology driven TPDS operations in the country swiftly scaled-up to double the monthly distribution of foodgrains to about all 80 Crore beneficiaries. During the period May to December 2021, the Department had allocated nearly 665 Lakh MT of foodgrains (about 347LMT under normal monthlyNFSA and318LMT under the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana)

    • Under PM-GKAY, additional free-of-cost foodgrains at a scale of 5 Kg/person/month were also distributed to all NFSA beneficiaries for a period of 8 months (May to December 2021).
    • Till November 2021, 94% (about 261LMT of 278LMT till November 2021) foodgrains are distributed under the scheme. Further, distribution for December 2021 is under progress.

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has made efforts facilitating smooth movement of foodgrains

  • During 2021 (i.e. from January, 2021 upto 30.11.2021), 258 containerized rakes moved with approx. freight savings of Rs. 433 lakhs.

  • FCI is also undertaking multi-modal transportation of rice involving coastal shipping and road movement from designated depots of Andhra Pradesh to designated depots in Kerala. During 2021 (i.e. from January, 2021 upto November, 2021) 40551 MT was moved based on cost economics in comparison to the conventional mode of transportation.

  • FCI has moved heavy quantity of foodgrains despite inconveniences associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to reach foodgrains to support the needy. Total 29230 rakes of foodgrains with approximate quantity of 818.43 LMT have been loaded from 24.03.2020 to 12.12.2021.

The procurement of foodgrains is also progressed smoothly in 2021-22 seasons

  • During KMS 2021-22, a quantity of 396.77 LMTs of paddy (265.96 LMT in terms of rice) has been procured upto 19.12.2021 during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22 benefiting 38.40 Lac farmers with MSP value of Rs. 77,766.76 crore.
  • During RMS 2021-22, a quantity of 433.44 LMT of Wheat was procured (which is all time high) in Marketing Season RMS 2021-22 benefiting 49.20 Lac farmers with MSP value of Rs. 85,603.57 crore.

Similarly, procurement of coarse grains also progressed smoothly

  • During KMS 2020-21(Rabi) and KMS 2021-22, this Department approved the procurement plan of various State Governments for procurement of coarse grains as per extant guidelines dated-21.03.2014/26.12.2014 which are revised vide letter dated-07.12.2021 details of which are as follows:

Statement showing the Approved Quantity of coarse grains KMS 2021-22

As on 13.12.2021

Figures in Metric Tonne (MT)




Approved Qunatity






Uttar Pradesh










Madhya Pradesh




















KMS 2020-21 (Rabi)

S. No.



Approved Quantity









  • Revised Guidelines for procurement, allocation, distribution and disposal of coarse grains: To obviate difficulties being faced by some States in procurement/distribution of coarse grains and to increase procurement of coarse grain under Central Pool, the guidelines were revised. The highlights are as follows:

  1. Procurement and distribution period of Jowar and Ragi has been increased to 9 & 10 months respectively from the earlier period of 6 months only. This would increase procurement and consumption of these commodities as the State would have more time to distribute these commodities in TPDS/OWS.
  2. Provision of inter-state transportation of surplus coarse grains through Food Corporation of India (FCI) is incorporated to cater for advance demand placed by consuming state before the start of procurement.
  3. New guidelines would increase procurement/consumption of coarse grains through Public Distribution System (PDS). As these crops are normally grown on marginal and un-irrigated land, therefore, enhanced cropping of these would encourage sustainable agriculture and crop diversification. With the increased procurement, number of farmers benefitting from the procurement of these crops, would also increase.
  4. Marginal and poor farmers who are also PDS beneficiaries will gain due to procurement and then distribution of millets at Rs.1 per kg. Region specific coarse grains can be distributed for local consumption saving transportation cost of wheat/rice.
  5. Coarse grains are highly nutritive, non-acid-forming, gluten-free and having dietary properties. Besides, to strengthen our fight against malnutrition in children and adolescents, consumption of coarse grains would help to foster immunity and health.

Besides, steps were taken through Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic)

  • Through Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic) (OMSS (D)) 2021-22, a total quantity of 60.08 Lakh MT of wheat and 7.87 Lakh MT of rice have been sold in the open market till 1st tender of December, 2021 i.e. 02.012.2021.
  • Under OMSS (D) 2020-21 policy, a sub scheme for supply of Foodgrains to all the charitable/ non- governmental organizations etc. engaged in relief/running community kitchens for migrant labours/vulnerable groups due to the lock down condition, was introduced w.e.f. 08.04.2020.

  • Special dispensation was initially upto June, 2020 and it was extended at the same rate, terms and conditions for the rest of the year 2020-21. Under this dispensation, in the year 2020-21,1126 organizations have lifted 10422 MT of rice and 230 organizations have lifted 1,246 MT of till 25.03.2021. Further, in view of resurgence of COVID pandemic, the said scheme/special dispensation is further extended till 31st March 2022 or till further order, whichever is later, at the same rate, terms and conditions vide this Department letter dated 30.04.2021.

  • During current FY 2021-22, 34 organizations have lifted 847 MT of rice and 6 organizations have lifted 10 MT of wheat as on 08.12.2021.”

Food Aid was also provided to countries on Humanitarian ground.

  • Supply of 1000 MT of non-basmati rice to Madagascar as humanitarian assistance
  • Supply of 1000 MT of non-basmati rice to Comoros as humanitarian assistance

Various measures were taken to stabilize sugar sector and sugar prices:

Excess production during last three sugar seasons 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 has been continuously depressing the ex-mill price of sugar. This has adversely affected the realization on sale of sugar resulting in accumulation of cane price arrears of farmers for these sugar seasons. In order to maintain demand supply balance, to stabilize sugar prices and to improve liquidity position of sugar mills thereby enabling them to clear cane price dues of farmers, the Government took following measures for sugar season 2020-21 (October to September) in addition to the ongoing measures taken during previous sugar seasons:

  • Government vide notification dated 29.12.2020 notified scheme for providing assistance to sugar mills for expenses on export of 60 LMT of sugar to the extent of Maximum Admissible Export Quantity (MAEQ) for sugar season 2020-21. Under the scheme, Government has provided a lump sum assistance @ Rs 6000/MT (which was reduced to Rs.4000/LMT w.e.f. 20.05.2021) to sugar mills to facilitate export in sugar season 2020-21 for which an estimated expenditure of Rs 3500 Cr would be borne by Govt. Due to this, against the total 60 LMT of sugar; 70 LMT of sugar was exported in sugar season 2020-21, highest for any season.
  • The Government has allowed production of ethanol from sugar/sugar syrup in addition to sugarcane juice. Further with a view to support sugar sector and in the interest of sugarcane farmers, the Government has fixed the remunerative ex-mill price of ethanol derived from C- heavy molasses @Rs.46.66/litre; from B-heavy molasses @ R.59.08/litre and @Rs.63.45/litre for the ethanol derived from sugarcane juice/sugar/sugar syrup for ethanol supply year 2021-22 (December, 2021 – November, 2022). To increase production of fuel grade ethanol, Government. is also encouraging distilleries to produce ethanol from maize & rice available with FCI.

As a result of measures taken by Government as on 09.12.2021, about Rs.88889 crore have been paid to farmers out of total cane price dues of about Rs.92880 crore for sugar season 2020-21, thus, 95% cane dues have been cleared.

  • Production of Hand-sanitizer:
  • Keeping in view the crucial role of sanitizer in the fight against COVID-19 and on the recommendation of CoS, DFPD coordinated with industry and State Governments to encourage the industry to produce hand sanitizer.
  • Prior to Covid-19, the annual sale of hand sanitizers was only about 10 lakh litre per annum and was mainly used in the hospitals.
  • With the collective efforts of DFPD & State Governments, 912 distilleries/independent manufacturers were accorded permissions to produce hand sanitizer.
  • Installed capacity for production of hand sanitizer increased substantially to 30 lakh litre per day. As on 30.11.2021, more than 5 crore litre of hand sanitizer has been produced.
  • Keeping in view the sufficient availability of hand sanitizer at reasonable price in the country, export of sanitizer has also been allowed.
  • Diversion of excess sugar to ethanol and Augmentation of Ethanol Production Capacity under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme:
  • Government has fixed target of 10% blending of fuel grade ethanol with petrol by 2022 & 20% blending by 2025. To achieve blending targets, Government is encouraging sugar mills and distilleries to enhance their distillation capacities for which Government is facilitating them to avail loans from banks for which interest subvention @ 6% or 50% of the interest charged by the banks whichever is lower is being borne by Government.
  • In year 2013, ethanol distillation capacity of molasses based distilleries was 215 cr litres. However, in past 7 ½ years due to the policy changes made by the Government, the capacity of molasses based distilleries have been doubled and are currently at 519 cr litres. Supply of ethanol to OMCs was only 38 crore litres with blending levels of only 1.53 % in ethanol supply year (ESY) 2013-14. Production of fuel grade ethanol and its supply to OMCs has increased by about 8 times from 2013-14 to 2020-21; about 302.30 Cr ltrs ethanol have been supplied to OMCs for blending thereby achieving 8.10% blending in 2020-21. The details of Ethanol supplied for blending and percentage of blending achieved since 2013-14 is as under:-

Ethanol Supply Year

(December – November)

Qty Supplied (crore litres)

Blending Percentage



1.53 %



2.33 %





















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Massive NFT and Token Giveaway from Polker as Staking is Announced

Polker.Game has been bringing a constant stream of updates, development, and listings over the last few months – and they are not showing any sign of slowing down. Polker is one of the major sponsors of Polycon 2021, the largest Polygon event of the year – all this less than 10 days after Polygon announced the partnership and awarded a grant to Polker. The day before Polycon went live – Wednesday the 15th of September – Polker surprised the community with the announcement of a huge giveaway.

The NFT giveaway is massive – 1st place is going to be a Holographic Ultra-Rare. This sold at auction in August for over 3.3ETH ($10,000). There will also be 9 other NFTs for the runners up. This is not all – 500 people will be winners of 50 PKR tokens!

Polker Release Staking Platform – Countdown Begins

Just one day after the news of the competition, Polker announced that staking of their native token PKR will be going live on Friday the 24th of September at 13:00EST. Polker’s initial staking pool will run for 90 days and will go live with $100,000 of PKR tokens. With the constant stream of events and announcements expected throughout these 90 days, the value of the $100k at the end is likely to be much greater – an opportunity much too great to miss out on for a project with such potential.

Staking is going to work on the Ethereum blockchain – and they will be hosting the staking pool on their own fully audited platform. The development team have proven yet again that not only do they understand how to develop impressive gaming content, they are more than competent at blockchain implementation too. Have a look yourselves, the countdown is live on their website.

Polker NFT & PKR Giveaway

With the huge amount of positive news recently from Polker it seems the team have decided to allow everyone to win some of their impressive NFTs. This includes one Ultra-Rare, two Rare, and six Standard NFTs – these will be given to those who make the single largest buys on either PancakeSwap or Uniswap during the competition period. This isn’t just for whales though – everyone who makes a buy and submits the transaction hash (txid) to Polker will have the chance to win one of 500 prizes of 50 PKR tokens.

The competition will run until PKR staking goes live, so you have until Friday 24th to partake in this giveaway. Further information on this can be found on Polker’s Medium here.

Polker.Game in the News

Polker’s name has been appearing more and more frequently across the crypto world in recent weeks. This seemed to begin as PKR listed on centralized exchange BitMart and as Akon, the R&B superstar and crypto enthusiast shouted out to Polker. The video can be seen here.

“Shoutout to Polker man, this game is revolutionary, I got a chance to play and wow, a card game experience in 3D, built-in Unreal Engine 4, this is hands down, this is the best play to earn, NFT game in the space.”Akon

More about Polker

Polker is preparing to release their Play-to-Earn poker platform, a unique and impressive online gaming experience utilizing Unreal Engine 4. The game will be available for absolutely anyone to play, for those looking to play a couple of quick hands at a table without wagering any money – the game is available completely free.

Polker’s native token has a market capitalization under $4m – with the amount of news and development going into this project it’s clear that not only is this a project to keep your eye on for their products, it’s also an investment opportunity too good to miss.

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Will Baby Wolf Be The Next Meme Coin To See A Massive Bull Run?

Many cryptocurrencies are slowly losing gains recorded during the Q1 of 2021 as the crypto winter slowly approaches. The cryptocurrency market largely consolidated, with a few barely managing to break support levels. However, while many are making small gains, one token is gaining traction after it gained over 9000% in a matter of days. This token is none other than Baby Wolf created by Paolo Uy.

What is Baby Wolf?

Baby Moon Wolf (Baby Wolf) is a community-driven token based on the Binance Smart Chain launched for enabling decentralized finance (DeFi). Baby Wolf was created to give back to the community while providing the best token in the market. 

Baby Wolf, from conception, the token itself has been designed to protect its investors and help them grow their holdings in comfort.

Unlike other similar projects in the market, Baby Moon Wolf strives to re-establish its community. The project promises to redistribute 5% of all transactions to the community by rewarding long-term holders.

Another notable feature is that the project has renounced its contract, and it is available for anyone to review.

How Does Baby Wolf Function?

Baby Wolf is a BEP-20 coin with an Initial Supply of 100,000,000,000,000,000. From the initial supply, the project has already burned 84,744,330,000,000,000 (84.7% of the initial supply). The remaining 15.3% will be circulated among its users. As trading volume increases, more tokens will be burned due to the redistribution feature.

The launch of Baby Wolf was 100% fair and open for all. 100% of all coins were distributed freely and fairly to the community.

This is because the project did not have any presale, private sale, or Initial Coin Offering (ICO). In addition, the Baby Wolf project will not have a team wallet controlled by the developing team. This is a great security and reassurance benefit.   

Another feature that sets the project apart is that it uses the automatic liquidity poll algorithm (AutoLP) in its token contract. AutoLP allows the platform to collect 2% from each transaction and add it to the Liquidity Pool. The intended goal is to minimize price movements when large wallets decide to sell their tokens in the future, which, when compared to coins without an AutoLP system, reduces significant price fluctuations. Finally, it is worth noting that the Baby Wolf Liquidity pool is divided into two parts; the launch and the pool add with the initial pool burn already having taken place.

The Baby Wolf Vision & Project

Baby Wolf was created with a focus on the community. The project is planning to create a net of communities consisting of crypto-enthusiasts, developers, businesses, and influencers. Aiming to connect the crypto community to the real world and to help them find ways to make the most of the crypto-sphere. In the coming days, the project hopes to establish a strong and dedicated community, expand its team, and possibly launch some new platforms.

Currently, the platform is holding a giveaway event to raise funds for its Liquidity pool. The Baby Wolf giveaway will see 6 participants walk away with six brand new 2021 BMW cars. For each 0.1 BNB contribution, participants get 1 Ticket for the giveaway. The project will give away a BMW for every 200 BNB raised. The more contributions one makes, the higher one’s chances are of becoming a lucky winner. 

The Baby Wolf website reads in part:

“We’re raising funds for our liquidity pool by giving away six brand new BMW cars! To participate, all you have to do is donate at least 0.1 BNB to the donation address.”

Purchasing Baby Wolf

The Baby Wolf token is currently live on the Binance Smart Chain. The token address for Baby Wolf is 0x5b5a3a45002736413613b8a4c46cc0d9d1d6f4ae and goes by the ticker $BABYWOLF.

The Baby Wolf team has made it easier for users wishing to become ‘wolves.’ To buy the token, users can use the interface available on the Baby Wolf website. With full pancakeswap integration, BabyWolf has merged ease of purchase & simplicity all on page so users don’t have any hassle when purchasing. All one needs to do is first download MetaMask or use an existing wallet. Note: users using MetaMask must manually connect to the BSC network in the app settings. 

Alternatively, the buyer can manually purchase BabyWolf by going to, make sure the version is set to “V2” and connect their wallet. Once done, the buyer will need to navigate the trade section and swap and paste in the Baby Wolf address. Buyers should remember to adjust their slippage to 12% using the settings icon at the top right of the platform. Lastly, the buyer can proceed to purchase the Baby Wolf token. There are also other platforms made readily available for active trading that Users can use, such as, where the chart is made readily available when the buyer enters the contract address.

There’s 24/7/365 support available on the Baby Wolf Telegram and Discord channels, made up of both the Baby Wolf team and the community. The team is always happy to answer any questions or queries members may have.


Japan – NEC Announces new 5G massive MIMO radio units for Open RAN Global Markets

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the launch of new radio units (RU) for 5G base stations that are geared for global markets and are scheduled to be available in 2022.

In terms of functionality, the new RUs will be compatible with the n77, n78 and C-Band 3.7GHz frequency band (3.3-4.2GHz), which is globally used as a 5G frequency. In addition, ultra-multi-element antennas utilizing Massive MIMO* and digital beamforming for high-precision beams will help to provide high-speed, high-capacity communications between a wider range of terminals. Also, the new RUs will feature higher output and wider bandwidth when compared to conventional products, thereby expanding the communications area and providing high-speed transmission. NEC’s proprietary high-density mounting technology, power saving technology, and fanless design will also enable a compact format that is lightweight and power efficient.

The RUs will conform to O-RAN fronthaul interface specifications defined by the O-RAN Alliance and will be compatible with base station equipment from different vendors, making it possible to realize open, flexible and optimized networks according to a wide range of use cases.

Patrick Lopez, VP of product management, 5G products, NEC, said: “NEC has long been developing 5G base station equipment for global markets. As illustrated by the announcement from Vodafone earlier this month, NEC is investing to maintain a market-leading position in the Open RAN ecosystem.”

For more information visit the NEC MWC21 Virtual Stand

*A Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology that enables multi radio beams and stabilizes radio propagation paths using a massive number of transceivers.

About NEC Corporation

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