Rakuten delays 4G network expansion target to March 2022 amid global chip shortage

Tuesday 26 October 2021 | 09:52 CET | News
Rakuten Group has delayed its target to expand its mobile network coverage across Japan, due to the global chip shortage slowing progress on building its network. Rakuten Mobile has now set March 2022 as its deadline for 4G network coverage of 96 percent of the population in its service area, Nikkei reports, citing a company statement. Rakuten had initially aimed for the summer of 2021, then for later this year.

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Companies: Rakuten Mobile
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