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August 29, 2015 11:23 AM ET

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Company Overview of SoftBank Corp.

Company Overview

SoftBank Corp. provides mobile communications services in Japan. The company offers its mobile data communication services through 3G and 4G networks. It also provides content for mobile Internet and sells mobile phone handsets. The company was formerly known as SoftBank Mobile Corp. and changed its name to SoftBank Corp. in May 2015. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. SoftBank Corp. operates as a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

1-9-1 Higashi-shimbashi


Tokyo,  105-7317


Founded in 1994

6,714 Employees


81 3 6889 6413


81 3 6889 6622

Key Executives for SoftBank Corp.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
Age: 56
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 66
Executive Vice President and Director
Age: 50
Senior Vice President
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

SoftBank Corp. Key Developments

ZTE Corporation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with SoftBank Corp

ZTE Corporation announced the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SoftBank Corp. to collaborate on research and development on Pre5G mobile communications networks technology. Under the MOU, the two companies will cooperate on R&D, evaluation and verification of mobile communications solutions based on ZTE’s Pre5G technology, including Massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output). The agreement builds on existing cooperation between SoftBank and ZTE on technologies including Massive MIMO, UDN (ultra-dense networks) and MUSA (multi-user shared access). ZTE’s Massive MIMO base stations have the capability to support more than 100 antenna elements, and provide higher space division multiplexing gains than traditional 8-antenna base stations without changing existing terminals or air interfaces, greatly enhancing spectrum utilization. With ZTE’s Massive MIMO base station, up to eight users can transfer data simultaneously. ZTE’s Pre5G Massive MIMO products have won numerous global awards.

SoftBank Mobile Corp. will Change its Name to SoftBank Corp

Effective July 01, 2015, SoftBank Mobile Corp. will change its name to SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Mobile Corp. to Launch LTE Services in Peru, Sri Lanka

Softbank Mobile Corp. announced that its international roaming service using high-speed Long-Term Evolution technology will be available in Peru and Sri Lanka from November 28, 2014. The expansion of the LTE network will mean the Softbank Corp. unit's data roaming service will be available in 26 countries and regions.

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