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The government has formally approved Rakuten Inc.’s entry into the country’s mobile telecommunications sector with its own wireless network, potentially sparking a price war in an already saturated market.

Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda issued the certificate Monday. The e-commerce giant will start its service in October 2019 in a market currently dominated by NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp.

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