Rakuten Mobile continued its winning ways at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking home a GLOMO award trophy for the second straight year in 2022. The annual GLOMO (Global Mobile) Awards is one of the most prestigious recognitions in telecom, celebrating the individuals and companies driving innovation and showcasing excellence in the rapidly growing mobile industry.
“This is the year that real 5G services take off and the experience that Rakuten Mobile has gained can help show other mobile network operators how to realize the same benefits as they build their networks.”Tareq Amin, CEO, Rakuten Mobile*
Rakuten Mobile won in the “Best Network Software Breakthrough” category, based on its use of Open RAN architecture during the set up and deployment of its nationwide 5G network across Japan.
The awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and mobile operator representatives. Winning the award in consecutive years is a testament to Rakuten Mobile’s groundbreaking approach to maximizing the efficient use of technology and championing a more open, software-based future for the industry.
Commenting on the recognition, Tareq Amin, CEO, Rakuten Mobile*, said, “Winning this award from such an esteemed industry body is a great honor. This is the year that real 5G services take off and the experience that Rakuten Mobile has gained can help show other mobile network operators how to realize the same benefits as they build their networks.”
Rakuten Mobile’s 5G network is being built from the ground up on an Open RAN-based cloud native platform which provides flexibility and elasticity for architecting, deploying and scaling 5G network rollouts. It enables advanced life cycle management, fewer onsite RAN elements, and, together with the use of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and automation, faster site installations and maintenance. All of these benefits support diverse 5G use cases with lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The innovations driven by this industry-transforming approach allow cost savings to be passed on to Rakuten Mobile subscribers. Currently, the coverage and service offerings of the 5G network in Japan are set to expand, optimizing this cutting-edge technology.
This year’s GLOMO Award is recognition of the success of Rakuten Mobile’s world-first network to date, and the company’s commitment towards a new and exciting future for the telecom industry.
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*Effective March 30, 2022.