Profile: SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T)
23 Feb 2017
SoftBank Group Corp., formerly SoftBank Corp., incorporated on September 3, 1981, is a holding company. The Company is engaged in various businesses in the information industry. The Company's segments are the Domestic Telecommunications segment, the Sprint segment, the Yahoo Japan segment and the Distribution segment.
The Domestic Telecommunications segment is engaged in the provision of mobile communications services in Japan; sale of mobile devices in Japan; provision of broadband services to retail customers in Japan, and provision of telecom services to corporate customers in Japan, such as data communications and fixed-line telephone services. The Domestic Telecommunications segment comprises the subsidiaries that operate domestic telecommunications businesses, such as SoftBank Corp. and Wireless City Planning Inc. SoftBank Corp. provides mobile communications services under the SoftBank and Y!mobile brands; broadband services for retail customers, and fixed-line telecommunications services for corporate customers, such as data communications and fixed-line telephone services. Wireless City Planning Inc. provides broadband wireless access (BWA) services using approximately 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) band.
The Sprint segment is engaged in the provision of mobile communications services in the United States; the sale and lease of mobile devices, and sale of accessories in the United States, and the provision of fixed-line telecommunications services in the United States. The Yahoo Japan segment is engaged in Internet advertising; e-commerce business, and membership services. The Distribution segment is engaged in the distribution of mobile devices overseas, and sale of personal computer (PC) software, peripherals and mobile device accessories in Japan. The Distribution segment comprises subsidiaries, such as Brightstar Global Group Inc. (Brightstar) and SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp. Brightstar's operations include a wholesaling business purchasing mobile devices from manufacturers and distributing them to telecommunications operators and retailers in countries around the world. SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp.'s operations include the sale of mobile device accessories and information technology (IT)-related software and hardware in Japan.
SoftBank Group Corp
Tokyo Shiodome Bldg.
MINATO-KU TKY 105-7303
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