Sunday, 29 May 2022

Rakuten spins off Symphony unit to better promote Open RAN globally

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 06 January 22

Ever since the launch of Rakuten Mobile in 2018, Japan’s most disruptive mobile operator has aspired to sell its network solutions to a global audience

To further this goal, the company launched the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) in October 2020, allowing both greenfield and brownfield operators access to Rakuten Mobile’s Open RAN network design, including tech that encompasses virtualisation, automation, containerisation, and microservices. Following initial successes of its RCP model, Rakuten took the decision in August last year to create Symphony…

To further this goal, the company launched the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) in October 2020, allowing both greenfield and brownfield operators access to Rakuten Mobile’s Open RAN network design, including tech that encompasses virtualisation, automation, containerisation, and microservices. Following initial successes of its RCP model, Rakuten took the decision in August last year to create Symphony…

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