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Rakuten Mobile awarded LEO mobile test licences

Cellular telco Rakuten Mobile has obtained preliminary experimental test station licences to conduct mobile communication tests and preliminary verification in Japan using AST SpaceMobile’s low earth orbit satellite, BlueWalker 3. AST SpaceMobile is building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard unmodified mobile phones. In the future, Rakuten Mobile aims […]

November 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Rakuten launches 5G smartphone and plan

Japanese cellco Rakuten Mobile, whose 5G network currently covers parts of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Hokkaido, Osaka and Hyogo, has launched a new 5G plan, Rakuten Un-Limit V, as well as new 5G-compatible smartphone, Rakuten BIG. The plan is designed to be simple, intuitive and easy-to-use whether customers are in Japan or traveling internationally, providing them […]

September 30, 2020