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Rakuten Mobile adds 20,000 participants to free trial, ahead of April commercial launch

Thursday 23 January 2020 | 10:39 CET | News
Offering voice and data services free of charge to nearly 5,000 subscribers since launch, customer feedback through the Free Supporter Programme has allowed Rakuten Mobile to upgrade its service, as well as expand the mobile network service area. The operator also reports that progress is being made on the buildout of 4G base stations, with more than 3,000 currently on air, and the total number set to exceed the March 2020 target approved by the Ministry for Internal Affairs and Communications.

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Companies: Rakuten Mobile
Countries: Japan
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