Japan – NEC Australia to Participate in the Open RAN Pilot Workgroup to Transform Regional Mobile Coverage

NEC Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation and a leading Australian ICT solutions and services firm, was selected to participate in Phase One of the Department of Regional New South Wales (DRNSW) Mobile Coverage Project (MCP) Active Sharing Partnership leveraging Open RAN technologies.

The NSW Government’s Active Sharing Partnership aims to improve mobile coverage where people live and work in rural and regional NSW. The key objectives of the Partnership are to establish fit-for-purpose commercial and delivery model solutions for active sharing, investigate the application of different technical and deployment scenarios, and deliver improved mobile coverage in regional NSW using active sharing solutions.

The NSW Government has committed $300 million AUD from the Regional Digital Connectivity program for the Mobile Coverage Project to be delivered across multiple stages. The Stage 1 – Mobile Coverage Project will invest $50 million AUD towards the Active Sharing Partnership’s delivery. The Active Sharing Partnership is being delivered in two phases – Phase One (design) and Phase Two (delivery).

Eight companies were selected following an RFP that closed in January this year for Phase One of the Active Sharing Partnership. In addition to Open RAN, other active sharing models are being trialed as part of Phase One, including MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network), MORAN (Multi-Operator Radio Access Network), and Roaming. Under Phase One of the Active Sharing Partnership program, NEC and other key industry players, including MNOs, will collaborate to identify and design Open RAN-based active sharing solutions that could be implemented in Phase Two to address mobile blackspots across regional NSW.

Successful participants from Phase One of the program may be invited to submit funding requests to implement active sharing solutions in Phase Two, expected to commence later in 2022. Results from the initial $50 million AUD investment will inform a broader rollout underpinned by the remaining $250 million AUD committed to the program by the NSW Government. Open RAN enables the disaggregation and integration of the RAN components based on open specifications, allowing flexibility to combine best-of-breed components from a diversified supply chain and reduce mobile infrastructure costs.

“NEC is uniquely positioned as a leading network product and solution provider with extensive expertise and insightful understanding of Open RAN technology’s benefits. Capitalizing on our global experiences with operators as well as government-led initiatives such as NeutrORAN in the UK, NEC is pleased to be part of the Active Sharing Partnership initiative as DRNSW closes the digital divide for regional communities,” said Krisztian Som, Head of 5G Sales, Asia Pacific at NEC.

“Network Sharing makes perfect sense as it reduces the need to build additional mobile towers across regional NSW. Regional communities deserve reliable and affordable mobile services. We are committed to trialing innovative approaches to achieve the long-term solutions our rural and regional communities deserve,” said Paul Toole, Deputy Premier of NSW.

About NEC Australia

NEC Australia is a leading technology company, delivering a complete portfolio of ICT solutions and services to large enterprise, small business and government organizations. We deliver innovative solutions to help customers gain greater business value from their technology investments.

NEC Australia specializes in information and communications technology solutions and services in multi-vendor environments. Solutions and services include: IT applications and solutions development, unified communications, complex communications solutions, network solutions, display solutions, biometrics, research and development services, systems integration and professional, technical and managed services. For more information, visit NEC Australia at au.nec.com

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Railways to Participate in Weightlifting National Championships to retain the title


Sr. National Weightlifting Championships (Men & Women)- 2021-22 will be held at Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) from 19.03.2022 to 31.03.2022. Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), the sports arm of Indian Railways (IR) will be sending a strong contingent from Indian Railways in this Championship. Indian Railways Men team has been winners in the National Weightlifting Championships continuously for last 04 years and Railways Women team have been winners in the last 02 National Championships.


It is well known that Indian Railways is one of the largest organizations in the country which provides employment to the sportspersons and Railway Sports Promotion Board as a part of its sports promotion activities and with the motive of “Jahan Khel Wahan Rail” develops sports infrastructure for providing world class training and facilities to not only IR sportspersons but also to the sportspersons of the country for improvement of their sporting skills and for polishing their talent. With approximately 10000 sports employees including around 3000 actively involved in sports activities, IR is largest employer of men and women sportspersons in the country.


It is also a matter of records that Indian Railways sportspersons have played an excellent role in bringing laurels to the country at the International platforms. Be it Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or the Olympics, IR sportspersons have a large contribution in performance of India.


Indian Railways have produced star weightlifters like Ms. S. Mirabai Chanu, who brought silver medal for the country in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and became the first ever weightlifter from India to win a silver medal at Olympics, Arjuna awardees like Mr. Sathish Sivalingam, Ms Renu Bala, Ms. Sanjita Chanu and many more.


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Japan – DOCOMO to Participate Virtually in MWC Barcelona 2022

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will participate virtually in MWC Barcelona 2022 from February 28 to March 3.

The online exhibition will showcase DOCOMO’s evolving 5G and 6G technologies as well as the company’s global businesses and services. Exhibits and presentations will be introduced on the DOCOMO website (www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/event/) (from 10:00 JST, February 28) and the company’s exhibitor page (www.mwcbarcelona.com/exhibitors/ntt-docomo-inc) on the MWC 2022 website.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator with over 83 million subscriptions, is one of the world’s foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities (“+d” partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.

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MHI to Participate in “CO2LOS III” Project, Aiming to Achieve Business in CO2 Shipping

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will participate in “CO2LOS III” (CO2 Logistics by Ship Phase III), a project to consider issues needing to be addressed in order to achieve business in liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carriers. CO2LOS III is aimed at promoting the development of technologies for transporting LCO2 by ship, as a complement to existing pipeline transport, through a partnership targeting sharing of knowledge and information necessary for understanding future needs and solutions in CO2 transport.

Image of an LCO2 Carrier

Partners in the project, co-founded by the Norwegian CLIMIT-Demo programme via Gassnova, include MHI, Air Liquide S.A., BP, Brevik Engineering AS, Equinor Energy AS, Gassco AS, SINTEF, TotalEnergies and Mitsubishi Corporation. By collaborating with these leading enterprises of Europe, where decarbonization projects are robust in the area of CO2 transport, an indispensable part of the CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage) value chain, MHI anticipates significant contributions to LCO2 carrier development and market expansion.
MHI Group will contribute to building a CCUS value chain spanning land and sea by bringing to the project the full complement of its Groupwide knowledge and expertise. This includes the advanced gas handling technologies accumulated through Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.’s construction of liquefied gas carriers (both liquefied petroleum gas [LPG] and liquefied natural gas [LNG]) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.’s widely adopted carbon capture technologies.

CCUS and CCS (carbon capture and storage) are garnering attention today as effective means of achieving a carbon-neutral society. Within their value chains, LCO2 carriers will play a vital role in transporting LCO2 to storage and utilization sites, and demand for such transport vessels is projected to expand in the future.

MHI Group is currently undertaking strategic strengthening of business in the energy transition, and CO2 ecosystem building is central to this initiative. Through its participation in CO2LOS III, the Company will continue to focus on developing and providing the technologies relating to the LCO2 carriers necessary to CCUS value chain building, to make important contributions toward realizing the carbon-neutral society of tomorrow.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.


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Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the Morgan Stanley 19th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will participate in the Morgan Stanley 19th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 15th. Joseph J. Wolk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Mathai Mammen, Global Head, Research & Development Janssen Research Development will represent the Company in a session scheduled at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).

This webcast will be available to investors and other interested parties by accessing the Johnson & Johnson website at www.investor.jnj.com.

A webcast replay will be available approximately 48-hrs after the live webcast.