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Rakuten’s Future – Operator, Vendor or Something Else?

Sep 14, 2021 | Author : Gareth Owen


August was a busy month for Rakuten Mobile. The Japanese operator announced its first major vendor contract with German Internet company 1&1 Drillish, launched its new Symphony telco platform, acquired the remaining shareholding in open RAN software vendor Altiostar and published its latest financial results. 

This report analyses Rakuten’s progress to date and discusses the significance of the company’s recent announcements as well as its ambitions and future role. 

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • Key Business Assumptions
  • 1&1 Drillish
  • RCP and Symphony
  • Target Markets
  • Cross-Selling Digital Services
  • Opportunities and Challenge
  • Latest Earnings Call
    • Financials
    • Network Roll Out
    • Subscribers
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 12
Author: Gareth Owen
Publications Date: September 2021


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