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Rakuten postpones 5G launch amid COVID-19 crisis

Monday 18 May 2020 | 08:30 CET | News
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Japanese operator Rakuten has delayed the launch of its 5G service by three months because of supply chain issues generated by the COVID-19 crisis. Rakuten introduced its 4G service on the local market on 8 April, and was planning to launch its 5G service in June. The 5G launch has now been postponed to September, following government restrictions that have interfered with testing activities, an unnamed Rakuten spokesperson told Light Reading. "The COVID-19 impact is mainly on 5G network software testing and validation in areas where there are restrictions on movement", the spokesperson said.

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Companies: Nokia / Rakuten Mobile
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