Polls Archive

How important is the greenfield network deployment for Rakuten?

  • Absolutely critical, long-term operational benefits are critical (33%, 16 Votes)
  • Important, it will give an advantage (27%, 13 Votes)
  • Meh, not convinced (23%, 11 Votes)
  • Rakuten will never compete with incumbents, irrelevant of network advantage (13%, 6 Votes)
  • OpenRAN is overrated and will not deliver on promise (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

Is there any need for a high-street presence for the telcos nowadays?

  • Yes, there will still be customers who are more comfortable with in-store customer service (49%, 189 Votes)
  • No, digital transformation needs to be embraced (22%, 86 Votes)
  • Yes for mobile operators, some customers need to play with smartphones (19%, 74 Votes)
  • No, it is too much of an expense, irrelevant whether there are customers who need it (10%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 388

When will OpenRAN be ready to be embraced by the industry without reservation?

  • 2023 or beyond (37%, 41 Votes)
  • 2022 (17%, 19 Votes)
  • It never will (16%, 18 Votes)
  • It is right now (14%, 15 Votes)
  • 2022 (8%, 9 Votes)
  • 2021 (8%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

Is the industry doing enough to combat the 5G conspiracy theories?

  • No, the industry is ignoring the problem (48%, 25 Votes)
  • No, information is not accessible (27%, 14 Votes)
  • The stories should not be validated by addressing them (13%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, there is only so much which can be done (12%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

How do you feel about market consolidation in Europe?

  • Consolidation is fine if new players are created; greenfield telcos could be encouraged to emerge, like Dish and Rakuten (48%, 26 Votes)
  • All for it – scaled telcos are much more beneficial (33%, 18 Votes)
  • Against it – four should still be the minimum number of telcos to preserve competition (19%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 54


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How important is the greenfield network deployment for Rakuten?

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