Press Releases 2002

“Yahoo! BB” Comprehensive Broadband Service Progress Report

Nov. 8, 2002

SOFTBANK CORP. reports the progress of “Yahoo! BB” comprehensive broadband service jointly provided by wholly owned subsidiary, BB Technologies Corporation (Headquarter: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masayoshi Son) and Yahoo Japan Corporation (Headquarter: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masahiro Inoue; Security Code: 4689).

  End of October 2002 Monthly increase
Number of Yahoo! BB lines installed* Approx. 1,208,000 Approx. 197,000
Number of BB phone users* Approx.773,000 Approx.253,000
Number of central offices ready for service 1,549 249
  • *The number of Yahoo! BB lines installed includes approx. 19,000 lines serviced by Metallic Communications Group companies.
  • *The number of BB phone users is based on those users whose registration is completed for BB phone service.
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