Press Release

2020

July 1, 2020

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

June 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile UN-LIMIT Applications Exceed 1 Million

June 30, 2020

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

June 30, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Ramps Up International Expansion for Rakuten Communications Platform

June 3, 2020

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

May 20, 2020

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

May 15, 2020

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

May 13, 2020

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

April 14, 2020

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

April 8, 2020

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

April 6, 2020

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

March 30, 2020

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

March 24, 2020

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

March 12, 2020

Rakuten Mobile Announces Launch of “Rakuten Mobile Partner Program”

March 3, 2020

Rakuten Mobile unveils “Rakuten UN-LIMIT” Unlimited mobile carrier plan for Monthly charge 2,980 yen

March 3, 2020

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

February 21, 2020

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

January 23, 2020

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

January 9, 2020

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

2019

October 1, 2019

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

September 30, 2019

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

September 6, 2019

Rakuten Mobile to Launch New Mobile Operator Service

September 6, 2019

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

July 9, 2019

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

June 5, 2019

Rakuten Mobile and NEC to Build Open vRAN Architecture in Japan

May 7, 2019

Rakuten Completes Investment in Altiostar

April 10, 2019

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

March 28, 2019

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

March 19, 2019

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

February 20, 2019

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

February 12, 2019

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

February 12, 2019

Rakuten to Invest in Mobile Industry Innovator Altiostar

January 23, 2019

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

2018

October 29, 2018

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

October 29, 2018

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

October 2, 2018

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

March 23, 2018

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

March 6, 2018

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