Movandi partners with Rakuten Mobile to expand 5G network

Movandi, a leader in 5G RF and millimeter-wave (mmWave) technologies, announced its partnership with Rakuten Mobile to expand 5G outdoor and indoor mmWave network coverage and capacity in Japan.
Rakuten Mobile Network CTO Tareq AminRakuten Mobile will be using Movandi’s smart repeater and BeamXR Open-RAN technology. Movandi’s mmWave RF chipsets, phased-array antenna and software technology will allow Rakuten Mobile’s 5G mmWave signals to provide coverage beyond the reach of other mmWave approaches while potentially reducing the cost of infrastructure by more than half.

“Rakuten Mobile is partnering with Movandi, a disruptive innovator. We’ve been much impressed with their core 5G mmWave technology that enables us to extend and deploy our 5G network in Japan cost effectively,” said Tareq Amin, CEO at Rakuten Mobile.

The deployment of 5G mmWave is critical to deliver ubiquitous high-speed, low-latency networks, and to meet market capacity demands, which is expected to be depleted in two years with current technologies.

5G mmWave allows Rakuten Mobile to use the large amount of spectrum resources available in higher bands, enabling them to deliver the world’s fastest multi-gigabit cellular speeds and low latency connectivity.

Movandi-powered radios and smart repeaters deliver better performance, cost and size advantages across challenging high-frequency 5G millimeter waves, unlocking the potential for new wireless multi-gigabit communication applications.

“Our investments and more than 78 issued patents in chipsets, phased-array MIMO antennas and software have positioned Movandi as the industry’s leading 5G mmWave innovator,” said Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and co-founder of Movandi.