September 7, 2009 / 4:12 AM / 10 years ago

Japan's Softbank regains lead in new user signups

TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Softbank Corp (9984.T), Japan’s No.3 wireless carrier, outran rivals NTT DoCoMo Inc (9437.T) and KDDI Corp (9433.T) in the number of net new subscribers it signed up in August, after relinquishing its lead in July to DoCoMo.

Softbank, which supplies Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone in Japan, said it signed up 115,100 new subscribers minus cancellations, while No. 1 carrier DoCoMo said it grabbed 112,900 and No. 2 KDDI said it took 77,800. (Reporting by Mayumi Negishi)

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