Rakuten: Fully Virtualized Cloud-Native Network

Rakuten Mobile is building a network of and for the future that delivers agility, efficiency, and cost benefits to consumers.

At a glance:

  • Rakuten, one of the world’s leading Internet services companies, wants to disrupt communication and how services are offered to consumers in Japan.

  • Rakuten telco cloud platform is 100% based on Intel platforms—from Radio Access Network (RAN) to Core, Packet Core, IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem (IMS), Rich Communication Services (RCS) and more—all running as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on top of Intel® Xeon® platforms.