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February 16, 2024NEW

Rakuten Mobile Announces Plans to Provide Satellite-to-Mobile Service in Japan with AST SpaceMobile Starting in 2026

  • Mobile
December 28, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Surpasses 6 Million Mobile Carrier Service Subscribers

  • Mobile
December 4, 2023

181 Entities Announce Joint Position on NTT Law Revisions

  • Mobile
November 17, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches R&D into Advanced Edge Cloud Technology, with Funding Awarded by NICT

November 14, 2023

KDDI, SoftBank Corp. and Rakuten Mobile Announce Views on NTT Law (2)

  • Mobile
October 31, 2023

KDDI, SoftBank Corp. and Rakuten Mobile Announce Views on NTT Law

  • Mobile
October 25, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Outperforms Japanese Competitors in Several 5G Measures, New Research Shows

  • Mobile
October 23, 2023

Notice Regarding Approval of Special Base Station Deployment Plan for 700 MHz “Platinum Band” Allocation

  • Mobile
October 19, 2023

180 Entities Submit Request to Oppose Abolition of NTT Law, Call for Careful Policy Discussions

  • Mobile
August 28, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Surpasses 5 Million Mobile Carrier Service Subscribers

  • Mobile
August 7, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Announces Changes to Management Structure

  • Mobile
August 2, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches Beta Version of Rakuten Link Desktop

  • Mobile
August 1, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Highly Evaluated in Opensignal’s Japan Mobile Operator Network Experience Report

  • Mobile
August 1, 2023

Rakuten Mobile and NEDO Complete Successful Development and Testing of 5G Stand-Alone Wireless Access Equipment Using Virtualization Technology

  • Mobile
July 31, 2023

Rakuten Mobile and Yokosuka Telecom Research Park Open RIC Research Facility for Further Advancement of Open RAN

  • Mobile
July 3, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches R&D Selected by NEDO as part of its Research and Development Project of the Enhanced Infrastructures for Post-5G Information and Communication Systems

  • Mobile
July 3, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches Japan's First-Ever Data SIM Available with a One-Click Application: “Rakuten SAIKYO Plan (Data Type)”

  • Mobile
May 18, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Starts Full-scale Sales in Japan for SMS Service, “Symworld™ CPaaS SMS API”

  • Mobile
May 12, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Announces New "Rakuten SAIKYO Plan" with Unlimited High-speed Data Usage in Network Areas Nationwide

  • Mobile
May 11, 2023

KDDI and Rakuten Mobile Reach New Roaming Agreement

  • Mobile
April 26, 2023

Rakuten Mobile and AST SpaceMobile Make History in Space-Based Cellular Connectivity, Completing the First Ever Space-Based Voice Call Using Everyday Unmodified Smartphones

  • Mobile
April 19, 2023

Regarding the Results of the MIC’s "Survey Related to Use of Frequency Bands in Mobile Communications Systems"

  • Mobile
April 4, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Announces New Representative Director (Additional Appointment) and New Management Structure

  • Mobile
March 29, 2023

Rakuten launches Open RAN Customer Experience Center in UK, heralding major step forward in Japan-UK tech partnership

  • Mobile
March 13, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches Inbound Roaming Service for Tourists Visiting Japan

  • Mobile
March 1, 2023

Rakuten Mobile Launches Mobile Service for Business Customers

  • Mobile
November 21, 2022

Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony to Build Open RAN Customer Experience Center in the UK

  • Mobile
November 18, 2022

Rakuten Mobile obtains preliminary licenses for testing of AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 Low-Earth Orbit Satellite for Direct-to-Mobile Communications

  • Mobile
November 9, 2022

Rakuten Mobile Uses 4G and 5G for Successful Demonstration of Combining Real and Virtual Motorsports Racing

  • Mobile
October 28, 2022

Rakuten Mobile CTO Sharad Sriwastawa appointed to Board of Directors of O-RAN ALLIANCE

  • Mobile
September 16, 2022

Rakuten Mobile, Rakuten Energy and PHOTON CAPITAL reach agreement to supply base stations with electricity from renewable energy sources

  • Mobile
  • Energy
August 23, 2022

Rakuten Mobile Open Innovation Lab established for Open vRAN technology verification

  • Mobile
July 1, 2022

Rakuten Mobile and TEPCO Power Grid establish new company for base station construction solutions

  • Mobile
April 20, 2022

Rakuten Mobile and Technical University of Munich launch Digital Network Twins Research

  • Mobile
March 30, 2022

Rakuten Mobile and Nokia prove case for 1 Terabit per channel transmission in live network

  • Mobile
March 15, 2022

Rakuten Mobile to offer Apple Watch Series 7 and additional three models of Apple Watch on March 25

  • Mobile
February 25, 2022

Rakuten Mobile Announces New Representative Directors and New Management Structure

  • Mobile
February 4, 2022

Rakuten Mobile 4G Network: Population Coverage Ratio Reaches 96%

  • Mobile
February 1, 2022

Rakuten Mobile Appointed as Designated Public Corporation Under Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act

  • Mobile
November 29, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and the University of Tokyo Begin Joint R&D into IoT Ultra Coverage Utilizing LEO Satellites

  • Mobile
November 10, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Vissel Kobe Successfully Demonstrate a New Spectator Experience using 5G and VPS Technology

  • Mobile
November 8, 2021

Rakuten Mobile, Nagoya University and OKI to begin Autonomous Networks Research and Development for Autonomous Mobile Services

  • Mobile
October 28, 2021

Agreement to Jointly Build a Fiber Optic Submarine Cable Connecting Hokkaido and Akita Prefecture

  • Mobile
  • Energy
October 25, 2021

Rakuten Mobile to Acquire Estmob

  • Mobile
October 21, 2021

Ubisense and Rakuten Mobile Sign Exclusive Reseller Agreement to Provide Leading Edge Industry IoT Solutions and Technology to the Japanese Enterprise Market

  • Mobile
August 23, 2021

Rakuten Mobile Subscribers Surpass 5 Million

  • Mobile
July 12, 2021

Rakuten Mobile Successfully Verifies Data Transfer on 5G Standalone Mobile Network

  • Mobile
July 5, 2021

Rakuten Mobile wins 2021 GLOMO Awards

  • Mobile
June 25, 2021

Rakuten Mobile, NEC and Intel demonstrate industry-leading performance in containerized 5G Core lab trial

  • Mobile
May 18, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Fujitsu Partner to Develop Open RAN Solutions for the Global Market

  • Mobile
May 18, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and NEC Partner to Promote Open RAN in Global Telecom Markets

  • Mobile
April 22, 2021

Rakuten Mobile to Offer the Powerful iPhone 12 Lineup, AirTag, AirPods Pro, and More Apple Products Starting April 30

  • Mobile
April 19, 2021

Rakuten Mobile Releases New Original 5G Smartphone: Rakuten BIG s

  • Mobile
April 19, 2021

Rakuten Mobile partners with Tokyo Institute of Technology to launch “Beyond 5G” Edge Cloud Computing R&D

  • Mobile
April 16, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Tokyo Institute of Technology Sign Basic Agreement to Collaborate on 5G Networks

  • Mobile
April 15, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and University of Tsukuba Begin 5G Experiential Design Special Joint Research Project

  • Mobile
April 14, 2021

Approval of Special Radio Station Deployment Plan to Expand 5G Mobile Communications Systems

  • Mobile
April 8, 2021

Rakuten Mobile Launches New Campaign Offering Three Months of Service Free of Charge

  • Mobile
March 22, 2021

Etisalat and Rakuten Mobile Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

  • Mobile
March 17, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Airspan Networks sign MoU to bring OpenRANGE vRAN solution to Rakuten Communications Platform Global Customers

  • Mobile
March 9, 2021

Rakuten Mobile UN-LIMIT Applications Surpass 3 Million

  • Mobile
March 9, 2021

University of Strathclyde to Partner with Rakuten Mobile to Further Research on Autonomous Networks

  • Mobile
March 1, 2021

Applications Close on April 7 for Rakuten Mobile One-Year Free Campaign

  • Mobile
February 12, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Ligado Networks sign Memorandum of Understanding to enter into commercial trials for 5G mobile private networks based on the Rakuten Communications Platform

  • Mobile
January 29, 2021

Rakuten Mobile Announces New Service Plan: Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI

  • Mobile
December 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile UN-LIMIT Applications Surpass 2 Million

  • Mobile
December 8, 2020

New Original Smartphone Rakuten Hand Released Today

  • Mobile
December 8, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Releases Original Wi-Fi Router, Rakuten WiFi Pocket

  • Mobile
December 3, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Vissel Kobe Collaborate on Trials of New 5G Match Viewing Experience

  • Mobile
November 4, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Redefines Expectations in the Mobile Industry with “Zero Declaration”

  • Mobile
November 4, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Becomes First Japanese Mobile Carrier Service to Introduce eKYC, Allowing Online Identity Verification

  • Mobile
November 4, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Joins O-RAN ALLIANCE

  • Mobile
October 23, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Establishes “Rakuten Mobile Communication Center” in Sendai City

  • Mobile
October 12, 2020

stc and Rakuten Mobile Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

  • Mobile
September 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Launches 5G Service with New Plan, Same Monthly Fee: Rakuten UN-LIMIT V

  • Mobile
September 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Releases New 5G-Compatible Smartphone: Rakuten BIG

  • Mobile
September 23, 2020

Tech Mahindra and Rakuten Mobile Collaborate to Bring Rakuten Communications Platform to Global Customers

  • Mobile
September 16, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and Telefónica sign MoU to Cooperate on OpenRAN

  • Mobile
July 1, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and University of Glasgow Reach Agreement to Collaborate on Research into Edge Computing and Transport Protocols

  • Mobile
June 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile UN-LIMIT Applications Exceed 1 Million

  • Mobile
June 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Initiatives Selected by Japan’s NEDO for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post-5G Information Communication Systems

  • Mobile
June 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Ramps Up International Expansion for Rakuten Communications Platform

  • Mobile
June 3, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and NEC Agree to Jointly Develop Containerized Standalone 5G Core Network

  • Mobile
May 20, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Announced as Founding Member of the Open RAN Policy Coalition

  • Mobile
May 15, 2020

Launch of Rakuten Mobile 5G Service Postponed Three Months due to Impact of COVID-19

  • Mobile
May 13, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Plans to Acquire Innoeye to Support Rakuten Communications Platform Launch

  • Mobile
April 14, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Completes Connection of MMEs with KDDI Roaming Areas Through S10 Interface

  • Mobile
April 8, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Announces Full-Scale Commercial Launch; Unveils Enhanced “Rakuten UN-LIMIT 2.0” Service Plan

  • Mobile
April 6, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten AirMap to Carry Out Mobile Base Station Inspections Utilizing Drones

  • Mobile
March 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Announces GIGA School Program Support Plan Available for All Schools Nationwide

  • Mobile
March 24, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and NEC Begin Production of Open RAN 5G Radio Equipment

  • Mobile
March 12, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Announces Launch of “Rakuten Mobile Partner Program”

  • Mobile
March 3, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Unveils “Rakuten UN-LIMIT”: Unlimited Mobile Carrier Plan for Monthly Charge of 2,980 Yen

  • Mobile
March 3, 2020

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s Space Venture to Reach More People, Devices and Places with Mobile Coverage

  • Mobile
February 21, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and TPG Telecom Sign Partnership Agreement to Trial 5G OpenRAN in Singapore

  • Mobile
January 23, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Opens Second Wave of Free Supporter Program: Adding 20,000 Participants

  • Mobile
January 9, 2020

Rakuten Mobile and Queen’s University Belfast Reach Agreement to Establish Edge Computing Hub

  • Mobile
October 1, 2019

Rakuten Mobile Acquires Blanket Licenses for Specified Base Stations from Telecommunications Bureaus Nationwide

  • Mobile
September 30, 2019

Rakuten Mobile Opens Applications for “Free Supporter Program” from October 1

  • Mobile
September 6, 2019

Rakuten Mobile to Launch New Mobile Operator Service

  • Mobile
September 6, 2019

Rakuten Mobile to Offer New MVNO Service Plans, including “Super Hodai”

  • Mobile
July 9, 2019

Rakuten Mobile to Take Over Operation of "DMM mobile" and other business from DMM.com

  • Mobile
June 5, 2019

Rakuten Mobile and NEC to Build Open vRAN Architecture in Japan

  • Mobile
May 7, 2019

Rakuten Completes Investment in Altiostar

  • Mobile
April 10, 2019

Notice Regarding Approval of Special Radio Station Deployment Plan (3.7 GHz and 28 GHz Frequency Band Allocation)

  • Mobile
March 28, 2019

Announcement of Change of Corporate Name of Rakuten Mobile Network, Inc.

  • Mobile
March 19, 2019

TEPCO PG, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten Mobile Network to Collaborate on Trials of Base Station Equipment Sharing Utilizing Electric Power Infrastructure

  • Mobile
February 20, 2019

Rakuten and Tech Mahindra Open World-Class 5G Lab in Tokyo

  • Mobile
February 12, 2019

Rakuten Launches First Real-World End-to-End Tests in a Fully Virtualized Cloud-Native Mobile Network

  • Mobile
February 12, 2019

Rakuten to Invest in Mobile Industry Innovator Altiostar

  • Mobile
January 23, 2019

Rakuten Mobile Network Receives Blanket Licenses for Specified Radio Stations in the Kanto, Tokai and Kinki Regions

  • Mobile
October 29, 2018

Rakuten Mobile Network to Utilize Hokuriku Electric Power Company Infrastructure for MNO Base Stations

  • Mobile
October 29, 2018

Rakuten and Tech Mahindra Collaborate to set up World-Class 5G Labs in Tokyo and Bengaluru

  • Mobile
October 2, 2018

Rakuten Mobile Network Completes First Successful 5G Trials with Nokia in Japan

  • Mobile
April 9, 2018

Notice Regarding Approval of Special Base Station Deployment Plan (1.7 GHz Frequency Band Allocation)

  • Mobile
March 23, 2018

Rakuten to Utilize Chubu Electric Power Infrastructure for Establishing MNO Base Stations

  • Mobile
March 6, 2018

Rakuten and TEPCO Group reach agreement on utilization of infrastructure for establishing MNO base stations

  • Mobile

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