Tareq Amin on Rakuten Symphony and the Challenges facing Telco

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Mar 1, 2022

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Executive Interview

In 2018, Rakuten Mobile surprised the industry by announcing a revolutionary approach to building its new network, using mobile infrastructure from multiple partners to create an open, cloud-native operation. Last August it launched Rakuten Symphony - a new business organization to spearhead the global adoption of cloud-native open RAN infrastructure and services. It’s now ready to take the next steps, with an innovative new platform to help other telecom operators scale their networks with a suite of next-generation network software apps. But what exactly is Rakuten Symphony hoping to achieve, and why does CEO Tareq Amin believe his company has the magic sauce necessary to succeed?

Filmed February 2022


Tareq Amin

CEO, Rakuten Symphony