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E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc.’s mobile unit started taking limited orders for services on its network Tuesday after a delay in installing network base stations forced it to postpone a full-scale launch until next April.

Rakuten Mobile Inc. initially aimed to make a full-service entry into Japan’s mobile phone market Tuesday, bringing it into direct competition with the nation’s three established telecommunications companies and spurring greater competition in the saturated market.

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