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Why Nokia’s 5G Trial with Rakuten Is a Big Deal

Rachel Gunter
Why Nokia’s 5G Trial with Rakuten Is a Big Deal

Nokia (NOK) recently completed a successful 5G (fifth-generation) network trial with Rakuten Mobile Network. Nokia’s AirScale base station and a mobile platform provided by Intel were used in the trial, which verified a variety of 5G applications, including 4K video and 360-degree virtual reality live streaming. Rakuten Mobile Network, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Rakuten Group, wants to build its own mobile network, on which it hopes to start offering wireless services by October 2019.