Equinix Enables Rakuten Mobile to Bring its Rakuten Communications Platform to International Markets
Demand for network services is predicted to grow globally. According to the Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 3, a market study published by
Rakuten Mobile intends to offer RCP as a set of key technologies and services that allows governments, telecom companies and enterprises a way to easily build and deploy fully cloud-native network services at speed and low cost. With plans underway to roll out RCP on a global scale, Rakuten Mobile selected Platform Equinix after a thorough evaluation process to address its dynamic needs.
In order to enable customers around the world to deploy RCP in an open, scalable and highly secure manner,
Highlights / Key Facts:
- Rakuten Mobile, the world's first end-to-end cloud-native network operator, launched full 4G service deployment in
Japanearlier this year and is scheduled to launch commercial 5G services later this year.
- The deployment with
Equinixenables Rakuten Mobile to amplify and accelerate the global expansion of RCP through Equinix'sglobal footprint and diverse ecosystems. Leveraging Platform Equinix's globally distributed and reliable network infrastructure, Rakuten Mobile will be able to deliver secure, high-speed and low-latency network services to its customers outside of Japan.
- Rakuten Mobile will join Platform Equinix's interconnected global ecosystem, with over 2,900 cloud service providers (CSPs) and 1,800 network service providers (NSPs). In addition, Rakuten Mobile will also be able to deploy and connect virtual network services at the edge in minutes, on demand, addressing the dynamic interconnection bandwidth requirements and network spikes.
Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer, Rakuten Mobile
"We are thrilled to collaborate with
Equinixto support the global expansion of our telecommunications business through Rakuten Communications Platform. Equinix'sglobal footprint, enterprise-grade facilities and strong network capabilities make it the ideal partner for us to bring the deployment of cloud-native mobile networks to telecom and enterprise companies around the world."
- Justin Dustzadeh, Chief Technology Officer,
"Today marks the beginning of a strong and solid collaboration with Rakuten Mobile. The first phase of deployment in
Singaporeand Los Angeleslays ground for future international expansion of its mobile business. With Platform Equinix, Rakuten Mobile can take advantage of our global footprint and solid network ecosystems to deliver high-speed, low-latency and secure services to its customers around the globe. We look forward to furthering this collaboration and are excited to see what the future holds."
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