Rakuten will soon become the first new mobile network operator (MNO) to launch in Japan in over a decade. Rakuten Mobile Network CTO Tareq Amin explains for the first time the revolutionary approach that his team is taking to build Japan’s fourth major network.
“The journey that we are embarking on in Japan will enable a complete transformation in the telecom infrastructure buildout,” Amin explained. “We are building the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network!”
As the new mobile network will be required to provide coverage across the entire country, Rakuten has mobilized partners like Mavenir to rapidly build out the radio access network and deploy ‘true’ 5G services as an integral part of Rakuten’s mobile journey.