Japan

NEC and Rakuten to develop 5G radio for world’s first cloud-native network 06 June 2019
SPONSORED: Rakuten’s digital transformation rewrites the rules for the mobile market 06 August 2019
Rakuten names the go-live day as 1 October with limited free trial 08 September 2019
Orange signs global roaming agreement with Rakuten Mobile 29 October 2019
Rakuten picks Netrounds for automated service assurance 27 November 2019
Restricting competition in 5G equipment could increase costs by up to 30% 13 January 2020
Japan sets its sights on 6G 23 January 2020
Rakuten expands free trial ahead of April commercial launch 26 January 2020
KDDI completes 5G standalone network trial with Nokia 21 February 2020
Nokia to operate Rakuten’s virtualised core as a managed service 25 February 2020
Rakuten shakes up Japanese market with “shocking” low price plan 04 March 2020
Rakuten Mobile opts for Nokia’s optical transport for 5G cloud-native network 10 March 2020
Rakuten Mobile and NEC start production of Open RAN 5G kit 24 March 2020
Rakuten buys OSS company to advance cloud-native blueprint vision 14 May 2020
Rakuten delays 5G launch date citing pandemic 19 May 2020
NTT allies with NEC for joint R&D and global ICT deployment 25 June 2020
University of Glasgow enters research agreement with Rakuten Mobile 02 July 2020
Rakuten Mobile launches 5G, questions remain 30 September 2020
Another world first: 5G carrier aggregation in multi-vendor RAN 01 October 2020
NEC sets up global Open RAN Centre of Excellence in the UK 20 November 2020