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5. Building High-quality
Social Communication Networks- Highly Convenient, Stable, and Trustworthy Networks and Security -

Commit to maintaining a constantly-connected and stable network and to protecting
our customers' important data, as communication networks serve as a lifeline.

Sustainable development goals

9 INDUSTRY,INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES 13 CLIMATE ACTION 16 PEACE,JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

(1)Prepare sustainable life infrastructure

Prepare sustainable life infrastructure Prepare sustainable life infrastructure

We will provide communications services with stable connections by maintaining highly-reliable networks.

Main businesses

  • Construct 5G mobile communications systems to enable “high-speed, high-capacity,” “ultra-high-reliability, low-latency,” and “massive device connections”
  • Provide communications services with stable connections
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
Target vision Expansion of renewable energy services
1 KPI 5G deployment plan
  • Number of base stations: over 50,000 (end of FY2022)
  • Population coverage: over 90% (end of 2022)
5G deployment plan
  • Number of base stations: over 50,000 (end of 2022)
  • Population coverage: over 90.6% (end of FY2022)Update
Result Achieved 90% population coverage (March 31, 2022) -
2 KPI Number of major network accidents: Zero
Result 0 -
3 KPI Submarine cable “ADC (Asia Direct Cable)”: Start operation (FY2022) High-capacity optical submarine cable “Asia Direct Cable (ADC)”: Start of operation (FY2023)Update
Result Japanese coastal waters: Okinawa route commercial launched, Tohoku route redesigned -
Southeast Asian waters: Construction started, optical cable landing completed

(2)Construct robust communications infrastructure to
contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation

Construct robust communications infrastructure to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation Construct robust communications infrastructure to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation

We regularly engage in measures to safeguard communications infrastructure in the event of a disaster, and are able to restore connections swiftly should disaster strike.

Main businesses

  • Redundancy in backbone networks
  • Secure communications in the event of a disaster through tethered balloon radio relay systems
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
1 KPI Establishment of three main routes (for Okinawa / Tohoku): Completion (FY2021) Tohoku Route: Optical cable construction (December 2022)
Commercial operation starts (March 2023)Update
Result Okinawa route: Commercial launched
Tohoku route: Redesigned
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2 KPI Equipment and materials for disaster response and recovery:
Maintenance and enhancement
  • Maintain at least 200 mobile base station vehicles / portable mobile base stations
  • Maintain at least 80 mobile power supply vehicles
  • Maintain at least 200 portable satellite antennas
Equipment and materials for disaster response and recovery:
Maintenance and enhancement
  • Maintain at least 200 mobile base station vehicles / portable mobile base stations
  • Maintain at least 80 mobile power supply vehicles
  • Maintain at least 200 portable satellite antennas
  • Strengthening of cooperation with external organizations involved in disaster recoveryUpdate
Result Maintained and implemented enhancements -

(3)Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives

Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives

As a safe and secure communications carrier, we will utilize the latest advanced technologies to monitor and operate our networks, and thoroughly educate our employees on security.

Main businesses

  • Network monitoring and operation utilizing AI
  • Develop and operate high-level security environments
  • Thoroughly educate employees on security
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
1 KPI Number of major accidents involving information security: Zero (annually)
Result 0 -
2 KPI Number of major accidents involving privacy issues: Zero (annually)
Result 0 -
3 KPI Implementing initiatives that help customers to understand how to handle their personal information Promoting customers' understanding of how their personal information is handled: addition of a privacy dashboard setting function.Update
Result Released “Privacy Center”
Privacy Dashboard opened
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    “Main businesses” include initiatives by SoftBank Corp. and companies in the SoftBank Corp. Group.

Six materialities (priority issues)