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KDDI, Rakuten to bring mobile signal to Japan's remote, depopulated areas by 2024

Monday 29 April 2019 | 14:10 CET | News
Japanese mobile carrier KDDI and Rakuten unit Rakuten Mobile submitted plans to the communication ministry pledging to install enough 4G/LTE base stations to eliminate dead zones by the fiscal year ending March 2024, according to local online publication asia.nikkei.com. Both joined a government initiative to ensure reliable network coverage nationwide within the next five years even in remote, depopulated areas. According to submitted plans, full-fledged installation projects will start no earlier than fiscal 2021.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KDDI / NTT DoCoMo / Rakuten Mobile / Softbank
Countries: Japan
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