Tokyo’s Rakuten Mobile OpenRAN network convinces compared to other metropolitan networks worldwide
Aachen/Tokyo, June 7, 2021 – umlaut, the global consultancy company and world leader in mobile network testing and benchmarking, has analysed the performance of the OpenRAN mobile network of Rakuten Mobile in Tokyo. Based on its methodology established as the global de-facto industry standard, umlaut compared the Rakuten Mobile OpenRAN network with the leading mobile networks in the cities Atlanta, Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Riyadh, Rome, Sao Paulo, Milan, New York, Seattle, Sydney and Zurich. Conclusion: The Rakuten mobile network performs competitively to the top networks in the 13 cities showing a “very good” performance with an umlaut score of 920 points out of 1,000. However, OpenRAN networks shall at least perform on par with conventional network implementations or even better.
“Congratulation to Rakuten Mobile. The OpenRAN network achieves an umlaut score of 920 points in Tokyo and the grade “very good”. This is remarkable, as, on global level, Rakuten has already a very good performance level – even before its first anniversary of network launch,” says Hakan Ekmen, CEO Telecommunication at umlaut.
The Rakuten Mobile network in Tokyo shows with 920 points competitive performance level with best operator in Atlanta (914 points), Berlin (916 points), Johannesburg (918 points), London (911 points), Mexico City (854 points), Rome (898 points), Riyadh (858 points) and Sao Paulo (906 points), New York (922 points), Milan (939 points), Seattle (936 points), Zurich (936 points) and Sydney (940 points).