Implementing digital
technology to solve social
issues

Technology development
underpinning value creation

SoftBank has evolved by incorporating manifold corporate cultures and integrating accumulated technologies with diverse human resources.

In the future, we will create new value by analyzing and combining in various platforms data accumulated through communications infrastructure, with the goal of becoming a comprehensive digital platformer enriching people’s lives. To achieve this, we will build robust communications infrastructure centered on 5G, and strive to further enhance this through the development of AI, the IoT, robotics, and digital twins active in such infrastructure, as well as advanced technologies like 6G and HAPS.

Never satisfied with staying in the same place, we constantly endeavor to develop new technologies to evolve still further, to contribute to achieving solutions and providing new value.

Executive Vice President & CTO
Hideyuki Tsukuda

The aims for SoftBank’s
technology strategy

To further advance our Beyond Carrier strategy, we intend to optimize society overall through the power of cutting-edge technologies, providing services that enrich people’s lives with greater convenience, while also working to find solutions to social issues.

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Early deployment of 5G and enhanced security of communications

For the 5G services we began providing in 2020, our aim is the early nationwide deployment of network infrastructure with not only consumer services, but also to support industrial digitalization for both the public and private sectors.

Creating new value by combining evolving underlying technologies

We generate innovative new services by developing and implementing next-generation communications technologies and underlying technologies such as AI, to realize new value creation.

Next-generation technology development looking
toward the future

Realizing communications that are connected everywhere in the world will eliminate information gaps and inequalities in education depending on where a person is born, and provide communications that are uninterrupted even by natural disasters.

Technology
development
areas

Communications
technology

Communications have served as a way to connect people, but with the adoption of 5G they have evolved into industrial networks connecting things as well, becoming a quintessential tool connecting everything that exists in society.

By providing innovative products and services utilizing the features of 5G, and working on developing Beyond 5G/6G technology, we are seeking to build networks that are resistant to natural disasters and improve safety and reliability.

New technologies and
businesses

As a reliable carrier that has deep-seated connections with many industries through expert communications technologies, we must maximize the usage value of the big data gained from these. Matching supply and demand for the future of communications where everything is connected, we will provide platforms to launch innovative services using cutting-edge technologies like the IoT, AI, and mobility.

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