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Softbank Fends off Rival IPhone Seller KDDI in User Additions

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Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Softbank Corp. kept its position as Japan’s fastest-growing mobile-phone company by user additions for the 19th month, fending off KDDI Corp., which began offering Apple Inc.’s iPhone in October.

Softbank added a net 247,600 new mobile subscribers in October, while KDDI added 196,900, according to statements from the companies today.

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To contact the reporter on this story: Naoko Fujimura in Tokyo at nfujimura@bloomberg.net

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