Rakuten, Airspan Team for RCP
March 19, 2021
Mobile and Airspan Networks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
to have Airspan offer on the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP)
its complete vRAN hardware and software platform OpenRANGE, based on
O-RAN specifications. Under the agreement, Airspan will also aim to
collaborate with Rakuten Mobile on RCP go-to-market (GTM) marketing
strategies world-wide and jointly sell RCP with Airspan’s solutions
to telco operators, enterprises and governments.
RCP combines the technology blueprint and expert playbook of the
world’s first end-to-end cloud native mobile network of Rakuten
Mobile and its world-class partners to offer telecom companies and
enterprises a way to easily build and deploy fully cloud native
network services at speed, low-cost.
RCP utilizes elements of the Rakuten Mobile network, including telco
applications and software from multiple vendors, OSS and BSS systems
handling customer billing and activation systems, in addition to
edge computing and virtual network management functions.
are excited to welcome Airspan as a member of the RCP family and
leverage all that we have achieved on our journey together,
Airspan’s unwavering commitment to innovation has made it possible
for Rakuten Mobile to offer its customers a truly customizable
network architecture,” said Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer at
“Airspan has always been a champion of RAN disaggregation whether it
be from small cells to macro or software to hardware, we are
steadfast in our commitment to innovate and are honored to be a part
of something truly special with Rakuten Mobile,” said Eric
Stonestrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of Airspan
Airspan and Rakuten Mobile intend to further jointly develop next
generation communications and collaboration technologies to enable
operators and end user customers to simplify, accelerate and expand
their offerings, while generating new revenue streams.