Rakuten Mobile reports it is on track to launch full commercial services in April. The new network architecture is expected to allow deployment of new services and lays the groundwork for implementation of 5G.
: Rakuten Mobile Base Stations Back on Track
Matt Kapko | Editor January 23, 2020 6:57 PM
Rakuten Mobile has since reached its previously stated goal of activating 3,000 4G LTE base stations by 2020, and said it?s on pace to exceed the minimum target of 3,432 base stations required by Japanese regulators in March.
Throughout the trial, which got underway in October 2019, Rakuten Mobile says it has consistently improved service and expanded its coverage area. The trial service is now available in Tokyo?s 23 wards, in addition to Kobe, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Rakuten Mobile President Yoshihisa Yamada said the operator?s cloud-native network architecture enables the company to operate at lower costs and reduced capex. ?It also allows for the flexible deployment of new services as we?re not dependent on dedicated hardware,? he said in prepared remarks. ?And finally, it allows for the simple, fast, and low-cost implementation of 5G since this is essentially a software upgrade for us.?
Rakuten Mobile says it?s making steady progress deploying 4G base stations with more than 3,000 now on air and a target of 4,400 base stations by the time it makes its commercial launch as a mobile network operator in April.
The company is in the midst of a trial period for its mobile network. It launched its Free Supporter Program in October 2019 with 5,000 participants. Today, it announced the expansion of the trial to an additional 20,000 participants.
: Carousell Celebrates 2 Years of Autos in Hong Kong
with its First Autos Fest
Hong Kong, 14 January 2020 ? Carousell, one of the world?s largest and fastest growing classifieds, invites you to be a part of its first ever Autos Fest in Hong Kong, to celebrate the category?s second year anniversary in the region. With Chinese New Year right around the corner, the event promises a lively atmosphere and wide range of engaging activities for the whole family!
On its platform, Carousell Autos provides everything autos-related, from second-hand cars to service providers and even useful information and tips for its users. In the two short years since its Autos launch, Carousell has seen a fourfold increase in vehicle listings. Celebrating this vast growth and marking its two year anniversary, the Carousell Autos Fest brings to life its unique proposition of being the ?one stop for all.?
With over 250 million listings, we are one of the world?s largest and fastest growing marketplaces in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and is backed by Telenor, Rakuten Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Naspers, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, DBS and EDBI. The Carousell marketplace has a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories.
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: Rakuten TV Launches New Exclusive Documentary,
Inside Kilian Jornet
The VOD platform builds on its strategy to offer exclusive and free content in its ?FREE? section January 21, 2020 05:22 AM Eastern Standard Time
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rakuten TV has announced today that its latest exclusive offering, Inside Killian Jornet, a documentary about the legend of mountaineering and extreme sports, Kilian Jornet, will be released for free exclusively on the platform from February 13th.
Filmed over the course of a year with exclusive access to the famed sportsman, Inside Kilian Jornet will follow Kilian across his world tour in 2019, offering viewers a unique and insightful experience following the mountaineers tour across 10 cities in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Inside Kilian Jornet will be released on Rakuten TV?s ?FREE? section, sitting alongside recent exclusive releases Matchday ? Inside FC Barcelona and documentary MessiCirque, making it available to view without cost in the 42 countries in which the platform is operative.
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Rakuten first entered the mobile phone sector in October 2014 as a virtual mobile network operator, using other wireless carriers? networks.
The start of its full-scale service is expected to intensify competition in the country?s saturated market, which is dominated by three major telecom carriers ? NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Corp.
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The 12 BEST Self-Publishing Companies of 2020 Rakuten Kobo Pricing: Free to upload Royalties: 70% on books priced more than $2.99 in the U.S. OR 45% for books priced below $2.99 ? more info here
Rakuten Kobo is the last big retailer that you should know. It?s a Canadian company (that?s a subsidiary of the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten) ? as such, it?s got a strong reach in the international eBook market. However, it?s only the #5 store in terms of market share in the U.S., though it?s growing year by year.
Kobo Writing Life is Kobo's free-to-use self-publishing arm ? and it's fairly simple to use! Kobo?s international focus is also a sweet bonus if you?re aiming to sell your eBook in countries outside of the U.S. Don?t forget that distributing to Kobo through Kobo Writing Life (rather than an aggregator) gives you several perks, too, one of which is access to some exclusive promotion opportunities on Kobo.
Rakuten Global Express is an overseas shipping service for products purchased on Rakuten or other shopping websites, which are combined together at our warehouse in Japan and then shipped overseas. It is perfect for you if you want to save on shipping by combining products purchased on multiple different websites into one package, or want to buy products from shops that don't provide overseas shipping.
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Rakuten Intelligence gets its data from e-receipts ? not a browser, app or software installed by the end-user ? so its measurement reflects comprehensive shopping behavior across multiple devices, over time, which are key in an increasingly omnichannel retail world. Rakuten Intelligence is the exclusive e-commerce data provider for NPD?s Checkout Tracking e-commerce service.
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Posted by TheTicketingBusiness on 14th November 2019
Live Nation has partnered with e-commerce firm Rakuten to offer new members rewards and exclusive ticket offers to concerts.
The deal will provide various promotional and digital marketing activations across Live Nation and Rakuten online channels.
The Japanese firm allows users to earn cash back on almost everything they buy, and has paid more than $1.5bn in cash back on purchases from more than 3,500 retailers and online services in the past 20 years, making it the largest loyalty program of its kind.
Under the agreement, new loyalty members will earn a $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash code following their first qualifying purchase. The Ticket Cash code can be redeemed towards select events available on Ticketmaster, including Live Nation concerts, sporting events, theatre and more.
?We?re on a mission to deliver new and rewarding experiences to our members, and this collaboration with Live Nation is a big milestone,? said Amit Patel, chief executive of Rakuten Americas and Rakuten Rewards. ?Joining the ranks of Live Nation?s partners demonstrates the immense value we provide to consumers.?