Japanese telco Rakuten Mobile bets big on India with services, equipment

Rakuten Mobile appears to be making a much bigger bet on India in the field of IT services and telecom hardware for both its telecom network in Japan and Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP). The company is already working with IT services company Tech Mahindra and telecom equipment maker Sterlite Technologies Limited in India. While Tech Mahindra is helping Rakuten with its RCP, Sterlite is providing it with Wi-Fi 6 hardware. Through the platform, Rakuten Mobile is selling the components of the network and deployment know-how to governments and operators through an “app store”. He reiterated that Rakuten Mobile isn’t a system integrator for telecom operators when it offers RCP to them for network transformation.

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