Rakuten seeks license to become Japan's fourth major mobile carrier

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc said on Thursday it will apply for a fourth generation mobile carrier license, a move that if successful would see it become the country’s fourth major wireless carrier. A woman pushing a pram walks in front of a Rakuten Cafe store at a shopping district in Tokyo August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya ShinoRakuten said it aims to start offering mobile services in 2019 and wants to secure at least 15 million subscribers. It added that it was prepari...