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In The News | Rakuten | February 20, 2021

Rakuten Mobile and Ligado Networks to Collaborate on 5G Mobile Private Networks

With the launch of 5G networks around the world, more and more customers are set to enjoy the unprecedented mobile speeds and ultra-low latency they bring. However, 5G doesn’t only promise to transform the way individuals work and connect; some of the most innovative use cases for the next generation of communications will come from enterprises leveraging 5G mobile private networks.

Mobile private networks play a vital role in society, connecting critical industries, such as farming, energy, logistics and public utilities. And soon, Rakuten Mobile’s software-centric, Open RAN-based mobile technology stack will begin powering 5G mobile private networks of the future.

Rakuten Mobile recently announced a collaboration with Ligado Networks, a network operator of mobile satellite services (MSS) to government and commercial customers across North America, to deploy the company’s innovative Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) in a trial 5G private network.

COMBINING OUR KNOW-HOW AND LICENSED L-BAND SPECTRUM IN THE U.S. WITH RCP, WE WILL CREATE A NOVEL BLUEPRINT FOR DELIVERING NEW EFFICIENCIES TO U.S. COMPANIES LOOKING TO DEPLOY POWERFUL MOBILE PRIVATE NETWORKS THAT ARE HIGHLY SECURE AND ULTRA-RELIABLE.

DOUG SMITH, PRESIDENT AND CEO AT LIGADO NETWORKS

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