Open

RAN

We've deployed the world’s largest Open RAN coverage with over 275,000 cells managed by a team of only 250 people who are powered by Symworld.

Proving Open RAN is ready, can be scaled and can provide high density coverage in urban areas.

97%
population coverage
4 years
ahead of schedule
+6
supply chain diversity
250 people
powered by Symworld
275,000
live cells

Our key secure operations principles

Rakuten Symphony is built on key secure operations principles enabling us to embed security at every layer of the communications stack.

Trusted Transparency

Working with a trusted supply chain and continuously verifying the trust level of the system – all physical, virtual, hardware and software components.

Zero Trust

Conducting Trust Assessment, applying Trust Level Policy for each network zone, and enforcing the Policy through automated updates.

NIST Framework

Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework to enhance our capability to identify, prevent, detect, respond to cyber attacks and recover.

Clean Network

Providing secure end-to-end cloud-native network infrastructure and establishing processes to safeguard customer privacy and sensitive information.

The World’s Largest Most Successful
Open RAN Deployment

275,000 cells deployed while maintaining operational headcount of 250 people. (as of April 2022)

Story burst
Urban
Suburban
Rural

Open Ran Product Portfolio spanning to address diverse deployment use cases.

4G Outdoor:

Nokia
Macro
85,246
KMW
Macro
31,343
Airspan
Mini Macro
1,412
Airspan
Small Cell
2,642
No. of products deployed

4G Indoor:

5G Outdoor:

Sercomm
Enterprise Small Cell
61,294
Sercomm
Femto
66,630
Airspan & Qualcomm
5G mmW DRU
13,352
NEC
5G Sub6 RU
8,148
No. of products deployed

While Maintaining, Exceeding Traditional Quality

Rakuten Mobile network performance recognized by independent review.

International Score comparison

Rakuten Mobile network in global comparison
Rakuten Mobile network
highest score / operator
lowest score / operator

Score comparison - Overall

Selected international cities
umlaut Score Rakuten Mobile Tokyo, Japan
Nationwide umlaut Score of operators published in 2021/ 2022

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