Press Releases 2002

“Yahoo! BB” Comprehensive Broadband Service Progress Report

Aug. 9, 2002

SOFTBANK reports the progress of Yahoo! BB, comprehensive broadband service provided by wholly-owned subsidiary, BB Technologies Corporation (Headquarter: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masayoshi Son; hereinafter BBT) and Yahoo Japan Corporation (Headquarter: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masahiro Inoue; Security Code: 4689). The number of lines provided by our subsidiaries, Metallic Communications Group is included in the total number of lines installed as a result of the integration of Metallic Communications Group service into Yahoo! BB service in July.

  July 2002 Monthly increase
Number of lines installed Number of lines whose service provided by BBT (based on the standard used for months before July 2002) Approx. 752,000 Approx. 92,000
Number of lines added due to the integration of service provided by Metallic Communications Group companies Approx. 27,000 Approx. 27,000
Total Approx. 779,000 Approx. 119,000
Number of BB Phone users*1 319,000
Number of central offices ready for service 1,218
  • *1The number of BB phone users is based on those users whose registration is completed for BB phone service.
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