Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Rakuten’s 5G launch today could rattle rivals

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 30 September 20

With 5G plans at around $30, access to the latest mobile technology via Rakuten Mobile is around 70% cheaper than rival telcos

Japan’s telecoms market is undergoing major upheaval this week.    Yesterday, it was revealed that ex-monopoly NTT has plans to buy back mobile unit NTT DoCoMo for around $40 billion, perhaps in part inspired by governmental pressure to reduce mobile fees.   Now today, after months of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Japan’s telecoms market is undergoing major upheaval this week.    Yesterday, it was revealed that ex-monopoly NTT has plans to buy back mobile unit NTT DoCoMo for around $40 billion, perhaps in part inspired by governmental pressure to reduce mobile fees.   Now today, after months of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

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