March 30, 2020Rakuten is pursuing an ambitious new network build out to become the world’s 1st end-to-end, fully-virtualized, cloud-native mobile network, using open source mobile carrier architecture to power its $600 billion U.S. dollars investment.

Founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer more than 70 services in eCommerce, fintech, digital content and communications to approximately 1.4 billion members around the world. The Rakuten Group has over 20,000 employees and operations in 30 countries and regions.