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Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony to Build Open RAN Customer Experience Center in the UK

Rakuten plans to build an Open RAN Customer Experience Center at the Rakuten Symphony offices in the United Kingdom by March 2023.

Rakuten Mobile obtains preliminary licenses for testing of AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 Low-Earth Orbit Satellite for Direct-to-Mobile Communications

Rakuten Mobile obtained preliminary licenses to conduct mobile communication tests in Japan using AST SpaceMobile’s low earth orbit satellite, BlueWalker 3.

Rakuten Symphony and Juniper Networks Partner to Drive Change to RAN Intelligent Controller Business Model

Rakuten Symphony and Juniper Networks are bringing a much-needed change to the current adoption model of the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC).

Rakuten Symphony and CIQ Bring Back Open Source and Open Community to Open RAN Deployments with CentOS Successor, Rocky Linux

Rakuten Symphony and CIQ announced the availability and support of the Rocky Linux OS for handling demanding radio signal processing software workloads.

Past Press Releases

Rakuten Symphony Publishes “The Definitive Guide to Open RAN Security”

Rakuten Symphony publishes industry-first “A Definitive Guide to Open RAN Security" based on standards development experience and real-world learnings.

Fyuz 2022: Rakuten Symphony & Rakuten Mobile Executive Speakers Spotlight Open RAN Outcomes

Join us at FYUZ2022 (Oct 25-27), where Rakuten Symphony and Rakuten Mobile will share our experience with Open RAN that can serve as an example for the industry

Rakuten Symphony Symware™ Phase Two Begins with Plans to Commercially Deploy 30,000 Units in Japan

Rakuten Mobile will rapidly expand coverage with plans to deploy Symware™ multipurpose edge appliances across 23,000 new sites in just 10 months. 

Rakuten Symphony Announces Symops™ Service Assurance, Designed for the Next Generation of Telecom Operations and Cloud

Rakuten Symphony today announced the general availability of Symops Service Assurance suite of products, designed for next generation telco operations

Rakuten Symphony to Accelerate Cloud Native Telecom Transformation with AWS

Rakuten Symphony, a Rakuten Group company, announced it will work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make available on AWS the Rakuten Symphony Symworld platform

MWC Las Vegas 2022: Rakuten Symphony Brings Exec Speakers and a Focus on Business Outcomes

Join Rakuten Symphony at MWC Las Vegas (Sept 28-30), where demonstrate the powerful business outcomes in modern telecom.

Virgin Media O2, NEC and Rakuten Symphony drive multi-vendor Open RAN innovation in the UK

Virgin Media O2, NEC Corporation and Rakuten Symphony have announced their joint multi-vendor Open RAN deployment is entering the field phase.

Rakuten applauds the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act into law

The CHIPS and Science Act is an important step for realizing a secure and reliable supply chain that supports the future of telecoms, says Rakuten Group CEO.

Rakuten Symphony to expand in India with the establishment of Global Innovation Lab and new engineering development facilities in Bengaluru

Rakuten Symphony to expand in India with the establishment of Global Innovation Lab and new engineering development facilities in Bengaluru

Rakuten Symphony Names Zia Syed President of Symworld™ Platform Business Group to Accelerate Telco Industry Change

Rakuten Symphony today announced the appointment of Zia Syed as President of its Symworld™ Platform Business Group to accelerate telco industry change.

Rakuten Symphony and F5 Accelerate Supply Chain Diversity With Availability of F5 Cloud-Native Solutions in Symworld™

Rakuten Symphony and F5 today to bring F5’s new BIG-IP Next Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs) to a global customer base through SymworldTM marketplace.

MTN Group and Rakuten Symphony sign a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct 4G and 5G Open RAN trials in South Africa, Nigeria and Liberia

MTN Group and Rakuten Symphony signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct live 4G and 5G OpenRAN trials in South Africa, Nigeria and Liberia

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai To Join Rakuten Symphony Board of Directors

Rakuten Symphony announced the appointment of former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to newly-formed board of directors effective April 1, 2022.

Nokia is the first Symworld™ partner to be selected by Rakuten Symphony for cloud-native Core software

Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony™ announce Nokia cloud-native Core software on Rakuten Symphony’s Symworld™ marketplace

Cisco and Rakuten Sign Strategic Agreement to Accelerate Open RAN and Telco Cloud Market

Cisco and Rakuten sign strategic agreement to accelerate Open RAN and Telco Cloud market, combining tech portfolios, expertise, and services.

Rakuten Symphony agrees to acquire leading US-based cloud technology company Robin.io to deliver highly integrated telco-cloud for mobile

Rakuten Symphony agrees to acquire leading US-based cloud technology company Robin.io to deliver highly integrated telco-cloud for mobile

AT&T and Rakuten Symphony Collaborate to Enhance Network Design and Build Solutions for Operators  

AT&T and Rakuten Symphony Collaborate to Enhance Network Design and Build Solutions for Mobile Network Operators Globally

Rakuten Symphony and Qualcomm to Offer Solutions for Open RAN Deployments Worldwide

Rakuten Symphony selects Qualcomm Technologies to commercialize Massive MIMO RU and DU to be made available for Next Generation 5G Mobile Infrastructure.

Powering Mobile Networks at Scale and Speed of Cloud: Rakuten Symphony Launches Symworld™

Introducing Symworld™, a platform to help telecom operators scale faster as cloud sets the pace for speed, innovation and network expectations.

Rakuten Symphony Expands Operations in Europe

Rakuten Symphony’s operations in key European markets will strengthen the company’s local presence and its ability to serve customers in the region.

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