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Japan government targets mobile cost reductions

The Japanese government outlined a range of measures it argued are necessary to boost competition …

PayPay makes integration move

SoftBank-backed Japanese mobile payments platform PayPay unveiled a tool for integrating its system into mobile …

SoftBank, Mapbox plot map transformation

SoftBank Group formed a joint venture with Mapbox in Japan to enhance maps in the …

PayPay surpasses billionth transaction mark

SoftBank-backed Japanese mobile payments platform PayPay flagged a rapid increase in the number of transactions …

PayPay extends backing for international wallets

SoftBank-backed Japan mobile payment company PayPay added compatibility for Alipay Hong Kong and South Korea …

KDDI, SoftBank establish rural 5G JV

Japanese operators KDDI and SoftBank cemented a 5G network sharing agreement signed in 2019, by …

Japanese wallet provider bags $43M in extra funds

Japan-based mobile wallet provider Kyash announced plans to expand its offering into wider mainstream banking …

Blog: Why are rivals not worried by Rakuten strategy?

Japan new entrant Rakuten Mobile unveiled its long-awaited pricing plans ahead of a planned launch …

Mobile Mix: Rakuten rocks up in Japan

Joseph has all the action from Rakuten’s network launch in Tokyo, as the disruptive operator …

Network pioneer Rakuten unveils aggressive launch strategy

Rakuten Mobile, the fourth mobile operator in Japan with a new approach to network build, …