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 Japan-Update Rakuten applies to become Japan's fourth mobile network E-tailer will offer plans linked to online shopping to lure customers Rakuten Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani.
Nikkei staff writers February 27, 2018 03:50 JST | Japan
Rakuten applied for a cellular frequency band with Japan's communications ministry on Monday, aiming to launch service in 2019 as the country's fourth wireless carrier.
The e-commerce site operator plans to have 15 million customers in about 10 years by mounting a direct challenge to the three established players --
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