Japan's Rakuten Selects Mavenir NFV-Based RCS Solution

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Rakuten, a global leader in internet services and soon to be operator of Japan’s newest and most innovative mobile network, has selected Mavenir for its voice and messaging systems to provide its subscribers with powerful, flexible, agile and cost-effective next-generation services.

The deployment will include Mavenir’s 5G ready platform that monetizes voice and messaging in a single application for least-cost roaming, integration to Rakuten ID single sign-on, that is completely cloud-based with full NFV deployed on the Rakuten Cloud Platform. Mavenir’s fully virtualized RCS AS and Client will enable Rakuten to launch new innovative services quickly for enterprises and subscribers.

By utilizing Mavenir’s RCS solution, Rakuten will be able to provide its subscribers with next generation rich messaging services based on evolving GSMA UP RCS standards. Services include session based messaging to RCS capable clients, allowing subscribers to Instant Message (IM), Group Chat and File Share, and supports multi-device scenarios based on RCS standards that support Voice and Video QoS.

Rareq Amin, Mobile Network CTO, Rakuten
As Rakuten works to build the world’s first end-to-end cloud-native mobile network, partnering on development of next-generation voice and messaging services with Mavenir takes us one step closer to launch of a network without parallel. 

Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir
Our virtualized, cloud-based RCS solution enables us to help Rakuten quickly and easily provide voice and messaging infrastructure as they prepare for their network launch later this year.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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