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Join Asia's top Cloud and Cybersecurity Experts as they discuss Industry 4.0 developments at Digital Week, 20-22 April 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:05am

From 20-22 April 2021, you can join this virtual conference for live Q-and-A sessions, expert panel discussions, and live product demonstrations.

Key Points: 
  • From 20-22 April 2021, you can join this virtual conference for live Q-and-A sessions, expert panel discussions, and live product demonstrations.
  • Hear insights from regional tech giants including IBM, Rakuten, Cloud Security Alliance, Coupang, HSBC, AWS, Microsoft, and many more!
  • Whether you're interested in cloud security or the rise of digital banking, Digital Week has something for everyone as we explore the Cloud & IT ecosystem of Northeast Asia.
  • W.Media educates both industry stakeholders and the public on the latest developments in these industries through personalized engagement with the marketplace.

Global Digital Rights Management Market (2021 to 2026) - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:39am

Digital content providers focus on reaching the widest audience possible, while also meeting the requirements of the major studios to protect their content.

Key Points: 
  • Digital content providers focus on reaching the widest audience possible, while also meeting the requirements of the major studios to protect their content.
  • They plan to successfully deploy scalable and robust DRM strategies with a global footprint.
  • In Nov 2019, BuyDRM announced that Rakuten Viki adopted the KeyOS MultiKey Service to secure the delivery of premium content on the Viki.com platform.
  • Moreover, the rise in the presence of startup companies, offering innovative solutions is anticipated to drive the growth of the market across the region.

Rakuten Advertising Appoints New Leaders For North America And International Markets

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:00am

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Advertising today announced that Anthony Capano has been appointed North America Managing Director, and Rakhee Jogia will succeed Capano as International Managing Director.

Key Points: 
  • SAN MATEO, Calif., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Advertising today announced that Anthony Capano has been appointed North America Managing Director, and Rakhee Jogia will succeed Capano as International Managing Director.
  • "Anthony's inspiring leadership style and deep performance marketing and media expertise will help us achieve our ambitious North America growth strategy.
  • Capano has served as a Managing Director at Rakuten Advertising for nearly a decade, beginning in Australia before relocating to London as International Managing Director (APAC, EMEA and LATAM).
  • As International Managing Director, Jogia will oversee the EMEA, LATAM and APAC markets for Rakuten Advertising, drawing from a decade of programmatic and affiliate experience with the business.

Rakuten Advertising Appoints New Leaders For North America And International Markets

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:00am

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Advertising today announced that Anthony Capano has been appointed North America Managing Director, and Rakhee Jogia will succeed Capano as International Managing Director.

Key Points: 
  • SAN MATEO, Calif., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Advertising today announced that Anthony Capano has been appointed North America Managing Director, and Rakhee Jogia will succeed Capano as International Managing Director.
  • "Anthony's inspiring leadership style and deep performance marketing and media expertise will help us achieve our ambitious North America growth strategy.
  • Capano has served as a Managing Director at Rakuten Advertising for nearly a decade, beginning in Australia before relocating to London as International Managing Director (APAC, EMEA and LATAM).
  • As International Managing Director, Jogia will oversee the EMEA, LATAM and APAC markets for Rakuten Advertising, drawing from a decade of programmatic and affiliate experience with the business.

Altiostar and Rakuten Mobile Demonstrate Success Across Performance and Scalability for Open RAN Network

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

TEWKSBURY, Mass.and TOKYO, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Altiostar and Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced a number of performance and scalability achievements for the Rakuten Mobile 4G and 5G Open RAN deployments, highlighted with innovation around virtualization, automation and performance.

Key Points: 
  • TEWKSBURY, Mass.and TOKYO, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Altiostar and Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced a number of performance and scalability achievements for the Rakuten Mobile 4G and 5G Open RAN deployments, highlighted with innovation around virtualization, automation and performance.
  • Rakuten's popular 5G network has demonstrated throughput of 1.77 Gbps using Altiostar Open RAN network.
  • In September 2020, only five months after the initial launch, Rakuten Mobile was the first operator to launch a commercial-scale, cloud-native 5G network, leveraging Altiostar's open virtualized radio access network (Open vRAN) solution.
  • The Altiostar Open vRAN solution has been deployed globally, including the world's first cloud-native commercial-scale mobile network with Rakuten Mobile in Japan.

Rakuten Viber & Synctuition Join Forces to Support Mental Health Worldwide

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:42am

TALLINN, Estonia, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rakuten Viber & Synctuition are proud to announce a partnership, aimed to combat mental health struggles.

Key Points: 
  • TALLINN, Estonia, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rakuten Viber & Synctuition are proud to announce a partnership, aimed to combat mental health struggles.
  • The toll of the global pandemic is being felt by everyone, especially when it comes to mental health.
  • With Synctuition's groundbreaking technology, Viber can support its loyal users' mental health through the features offered in the messaging platform.
  • Anna Znamenskaya, CGO of Rakuten Viber deems this team-up necessary, so people using the Viber app have direct access to these tools.

Rakuten Mobile and Airspan Networks Sign MoU to Bring OpenRANGE vRAN Solution to Rakuten Communications Platform Global Customers

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 11:00am

Rakuten Mobile, Inc., and Airspan Networks, Inc., today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to have Airspan offer on the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) its complete vRAN hardware and software platform OpenRANGE, based on O-RAN specifications.

Key Points: 
  • Rakuten Mobile, Inc., and Airspan Networks, Inc., today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to have Airspan offer on the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) its complete vRAN hardware and software platform OpenRANGE, based on O-RAN specifications.
  • Airspan and Rakuten Mobile intend to further jointly develop next generation communications and collaboration technologies to enable operators and end user customers to simplify, accelerate and expand their offerings, while generating new revenue streams.
  • The company is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and has global offices in London, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, and Tokyo.
  • Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, including mobile network operator (MNO) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses, as well as ICT and energy.

Torque Launches Supplement Product Line Utilizing the Rapidly Growing Affiliate Marketing Platforms

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

Globally, it was estimated in the Awin Report that advertisers invested $13 billion in affiliate marketing in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • Globally, it was estimated in the Awin Report that advertisers invested $13 billion in affiliate marketing in 2017.
  • These numbers together with the consistent upward trend demonstrate that affiliate marketers will likely continue to thrive in the 2020s.
  • According to a Forrester report commissioned by Rakuten, 81% of advertisers and 84% of publishers use affiliate marketing.
  • And over half of the affiliate publishers surveyed in the same report stated that affiliate marketing accounted for more than 20% of their annual revenue.

KKR and Rakuten Complete Seiyu Share Purchase from Walmart

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 7:28am

KKR, Rakuten, Inc., (Rakuten) and Walmart Inc. (Walmart) today announced that KKR and Rakuten subsidiary, Rakuten DX Solution, have completed their previously announced share purchases in Seiyu GK (Seiyu or the Company) from Walmart.

Key Points: 
  • KKR, Rakuten, Inc., (Rakuten) and Walmart Inc. (Walmart) today announced that KKR and Rakuten subsidiary, Rakuten DX Solution, have completed their previously announced share purchases in Seiyu GK (Seiyu or the Company) from Walmart.
  • KKR, Rakuten and Walmart are committed to supporting Seiyus growth and long-term strategy in Japan and look to build on Seiyus success as a local-value retailer of choice.
  • In addition, Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper, jointly operated by Seiyu and Rakuten, recorded a nearly 40% year-on-year increase in gross merchandise sales in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Offering Everyday Low Prices to our customers, Seiyu contributes to making their everyday life more convenient as a leading, innovative, local value retailer, now powered by KKR, Rakuten and Walmart.

Rakuten Communications Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for Enhancing the Customer Experience with Its Versatile and Integrable "Rakuten Connect Storm" Platform

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 4:29am

Rakuten Communications' versatile 'Rakuten Connect Storm' platform enables contact centers to meet the specific demands of customers in the Asia-Pacific region by accomodating different customer preferences and integrations.

Key Points: 
  • Rakuten Communications' versatile 'Rakuten Connect Storm' platform enables contact centers to meet the specific demands of customers in the Asia-Pacific region by accomodating different customer preferences and integrations.
  • Rakuten Communications has vast experience in incorporating both emerging and leading technologies in its expansive portfolio, eliminating the complexities inherent in using new technology and delivering value to users.
  • Over the years, the company has become a reliable one-stop service partner, combining its cloud-based contact center systems and communications services," said Krishna Baidya, Head of Customer Contact Research, ICT Practice Asia-Pacific, Frost & Sullivan.
  • Rakuten Communications Corp. aims to expand through developing the potential of the IP platform across voice, data, media and applications.