Licensing of Establishment of Specified Base StationsNov. 9, 2005
SOFTBANK CORP. is pleased to announce that BB Mobile Corp. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Masayoshi Son; “BB Mobile”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK CORP. that operates the mobile phone business of the SOFTBANK Group, has applied for a license to establish specified base stations using the 1.7 GHz band spectrum. The company has been officially granted this license today by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.
To date, BB Mobile has been working on trialing and researching new technologies such as HSDPA, 3G, wireless LAN, and handover with WiMAX, to facilitate entry into the mobile phone market. The granting of this license delivers the impetus SOFTBANK Group needs to develop its wireless broadband in earnest and to provide new and innovative services to bring about a truly ubiquitous society. The business development plans for the future are as follows
1. Business Development Plans for the Future
Plan to provide a voice communication service and communication service using data card nationwide within fiscal 2007.
|The number of specified base stations to be established each fiscal year||15,960 base stations|
|Land mobile-relay station||4,000 stations|
2. Impact on performance
The details of the plan for the mobile phone business and the service content are still under study. Neither the specific costs nor the contribution of SOFTBANK CORP. have been determined. The impact on the consolidated financial performance of SOFTBANK CORP. is being analyzed. Details will be released as soon as they are available.
Corporate Profile of BB Mobile Corp.
|Name of Company||BB Mobile Corp.|
|Head office||1-9-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Representative||President and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son|
|Businesses||Investigation, research and planning of telecommunications business|
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