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Equinix enables Rakuten Mobile to bring its Rakuten Communications Platform to international markets

Equinix enables Rakuten Mobile to bring its Rakuten Communications Platform to international markets

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Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, recently announced that Rakuten Mobile Singapore Pte, a subsidiary of Rakuten Mobile, has selected Platform Equinix as a foundation to deliver its Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) to global operators and enterprise customers. The deployment will be completed in phases, with initial deployment in Singapore, the location of Rakuten Mobile’s international headquarters and Los Angeles with future expansions planned across the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

Demand for network services is predicted to grow globally. According to the Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 3, a market study published by Equinix, interconnecting to multiple network providers across multiple edge locations is the most prominent use case for interconnection bandwidth and is expected to grow 4x by 2022. Governments and enterprises are seeking secure, affordable and scalable ways to meet this growing demand, which Rakuten envisions to be achieved via RCP.

Rakuten Mobile intends to offer RCP as a set of key technologies and services that allows governments, telecom companies and enterprises a way to easily build and deploy fully cloud-native network services at speed and low cost. With plans underway to roll out RCP on a global scale, Rakuten Mobile selected Platform Equinix after a thorough evaluation process to address its dynamic needs.

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