Press Releases (SoftBank BB Corp.) 2003

"Yahoo! BB" Comprehensive Broadband Service Progress Report
(as of the end of February 2003)

February 7, 2003

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

The number of Yahoo! BB lines surpassed the two million (preliminary figures) mark on February 3, 2003.
The number of BB phone users of the same date was approximately 1.61 million

End of February 2003 Monthly increase
Number of Yahoo! BB lines installed*1 Approx. 1,972,000 Approx. 281,000
Number of BB phone users*2 Approx. 1,585,000 Approx. 290,000
Number of central offices ready for service 2,098 53
  • *1The number of Yahoo! BB lines installed includes approx. 13,000 lines serviced by Metallic Communications Group companies.
  • *2The number of BB phone users is based on those users whose registration is completed for BB phone service.
  • The information is true and accurate at the time of publication.
    Price, specification, contact and other information of products and service may be subjected to change. The information contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.