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After several years shimmering on the horizon, 5G made quite an entrance at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19). It seemed the word was on the lips of almost all 109,000 visitors — from media to tech and telecoms execs — who gathered at the industry showcase in Barcelona. The first 5G handsets were dotted around the eight cavernous halls, with Samsung, Huawei and TCL teasing fancy models with foldable screens. Booths buzzed with 5G demos, showcasing rapid response times, super fast throughput and “network slicing” in which a segment of the available bandwidth is dedicated to a specific service.

MWC19 buzzes with 5G, fun & folding phones

After several years shimmering on the horizon, 5G made quite an entrance at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19). It seemed the word was on the lips of almost all...

On mobile transformation: Rakuten at MWC 2019

Barcelona is a city with a special place in Rakuten history. It's the birthplace of Rakuten TV, it's the home of Rakuten's sports partner FC Barcelona and it's ...
Rakuten unveiled Rakuten Ichiba for Mobile in September 2000. At a time when the vast majority of internet shopping was done on PCs, Rakuten Ichiba was the first service to offer a true e-commerce offering for feature phones.

Mobile! Mobile! Mobile!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rakuten's founding in 1997, Rakuten Today presents a series of special posts exploring Rakuten's unique history, culture an...