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Rakuten Focuses on Expanding Its IoT reach Using Satellites

Rakuten Focuses on Expanding Its IoT reach Using Satellites

Rakuten and University of Tokyo to work together to expand the reach of IoT networks by using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites

Rakuten Mobile, the world's leading electronic commerce and online retailing company, in a recent announcement, has stated that it is aiming to expand its Internet of things (IoT) reach by using satellites. The company has formed partnership with the University Of Tokyo Graduate School Of Engineering to make this possible. Both Rakuten and the University will work together to expand the reach of IoT networks by using robust Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

The LEO satellites will sup, port long-distance communications with already existing narrowband (NB) devices. University Of Tokyo Graduate School Of Engineering and Rakuten has stated that they will combine their expertise in satellite communications technology and NB-IoT, respectively, to build a robust LTE network which will allow the company to collect extensive data directly from IoT sensors using the latest LEO satellite which enables them to achieve overall geographical coverage.

Rakuten Mobile and the University of Tokyo will primarily aim to stabilize and optimize the LTE satellite communications by developing relevant NB-IoT software and exploring use cases known as "IoT ultra coverage". This collaboration will run till the end of March 2025.


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