Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Companies Rakuten's integrated services to prize open Japan mobile market Online retailer's entry marks industry shift to 'ecosystems' Rakuten has so far leased NTT Docomo's network infrastructure to provide its mobile phone service.
MINORU SATAKE, Nikkei staff writer April 17, 2018 12:40 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Online retailer
Rakuten is set to make a splash in Japan's mobile phone market, which has long been dominated by three major carriers.
The e-commerce giant with operations in retail, travel and financial services has
cleared the final administrative hurdle on the path to launching a mobile carrier business. Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions Never miss a story with breaking news alerts Customize your reading experience
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