Tokyo, October 23, 2023 – Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced that it has received approval from the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications for its special base station deployment plan for the expansion of mobile communications systems in the 700 MHz frequency spectrum, also known as the “platinum band.” Rakuten Mobile submitted this plan for approval in order to ensure fair competition in Japan and foster the further growth and development of telecommunications networks in the country.
Based on this approval, Rakuten Mobile will begin building a mobile network utilizing the 700 MHz band in order to provide even higher-quality mobile service to customers. While the dates set forth in the deployment plan take into account timelines for a range of preparations required for operations, preparations are underway with the aim of launching operations as soon as possible. In addition, Rakuten Mobile will leverage its unique network technology and existing base station sites to build out base stations in a cost-efficient and effective manner.
Rakuten Mobile has advocated for the democratization of the mobile phone industry since entering the market. As a mobile carrier, the company will continue to further this mission by providing stable and high-quality mobile services to our customers.