Rakuten Mobile Selected by U.S. Department of State as a 5G Clean Telecommunications Company

Tokyo, August 27, 2020 – Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is proud to have been identified as a 5G Clean Telecommunications Company by the U.S. Department of State. This recognition highlights Rakuten Mobile’s commitment to safety and security in all areas of its mobile network.

Rakuten Chairman and CEO and Rakuten Mobile CEO Mickey Mikitani commented:

"Rakuten Mobile’s network is built on a fundamental commitment to being highly secure, highly agile and highly affordable, all at the same time. The security of our world-first* end-to-end cloud-native network infrastructure starts with trusted partners and clean hardware and software components. We are proud to be recognized as a US State Department 5G Clean Telecommunications company."

As 5G becomes a part of social infrastructure in the 2020s, the safety and security of the underlying communications network infrastructure is more important than ever. In recent years, the role that communications networks play in society has already expanded beyond mobile communications to encompass a wide variety of fields including education, energy and agriculture. With the adoption of 5G and the high bandwidth, low latency and dynamic multi-connectivity it enables, communications networks will become even more crucial to a broader range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare and autonomous driving.

Rakuten Mobile is fully committed to the safety and security of its mobile network, its partners, customers and their personal information, and only uses secure hardware and software from trusted vendors in its network infrastructure.

For further information on the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Network Program, please visit the following site:


* As a large-scale commercial mobile network (as of October 1, 2019)/Stella Associa survey.

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