Rakuten Mobile

At Rakuten Optimism in Japan, Industry experts discussed the exciting ways 5G mobile phone technology will transform our everyday lives.

5G: Connecting people to everything

5G is all about super-fast connection speeds and near zero latency. It’s the feeling of having a mobile fiber-optic connection in your pocket, wherever you go....
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...