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Tech Mahindra, Rakuten Mobile partner to set up 5G, 4G labs in India, Japan

The announcement comes on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan to further strengthen Indo-Japan business ties

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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and Japanese telecom firm Rakuten Mobile Network on Monday said they have entered into an agreement to set up and 4G network labs in Tokyo and Bengaluru.

"With this collaboration, Rakuten and aim to build a world-class ready network lab which will be one of its kind in the industry," a joint statement by both the said.

Rakuten is close to launching fourth mobile network in after NTT Docomo, KDDI and with investment of over $5 billion.

Mickey Mikitani, Chairman, President and CEO, Rakuten, Inc said Rakuten is on the path to launch services in October 2019.

The announcement comes on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to to further strengthen Indo-business ties.

"With Tech Mahindra's capabilities in the domain - mobile networks, IT, cloud and enterprise applications, and Rakuten's vision to create a fully automated 5G ready network in Japan and beyond, the labs in Tokyo and Bengaluru will focus on fostering innovation in the telecom space," the statement said.

will also provide network integration capabilities under the collaboration.

"5G has the capability to unlock unprecedented opportunities in every industry vertical and domain. Our collaboration with Rakuten will help us further drive innovation in the 5G space, and enable us to enhance customer experience and lead the transformation in mobile network technology from the forefront," Tech Mahindra MD and CEO CP Gurnani said.

First Published: Mon, October 29 2018. 16:45 IST