Rakuten to offer unlimited 5G service for 2,980 yen per month

Rakuten Inc. will start offering Wednesday unlimited data services using ultrafast 5G networks for 2,980 yen ($28) per month, less than half the fees charged by other major wireless carriers in Japan, sources close to the matter said.The move came after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeatedly requested mobile phone service operators to substantially cut fees, which are said to be high compared with other countries. Rakuten’s charges could intensify the price battle among its bigger rivals.However, Rakuten’s low-priced 5G service is expected to be available only in Tokyo and some other major c…

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