“Yahoo! BB” Comprehensive Broadband Service Progress Report
Jan. 9, 2003
(as of the end of December 2002)
SOFTBANK CORP. reports the progress of “Yahoo! BB” comprehensive broadband service jointly provided by wholly owned subsidiary, SOFTBANK BB Corp.*1 (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 grew steadily and increased by 230,000 although the month had fewer working days, compared to the previous month (November 2002), due to year-end and New Year’s holidays.
|End of October 2002||Monthly increase|
|Number of Yahoo! BB lines installed*2||Approx. 1,691,000||Approx. 230,000|
|Number of BB phone users*3||Approx. 1,294,000||Approx. 267,000|
|Number of central offices ready for service||2,045||223|
- *1The four SOFTBANK Group companies (surviving entity: BB Technologies Corporation; disappearing companies: SOFTBANK Networks Inc., SOFTBANK EC HOLDINGS CORP., SOFTBANK COMMERCE CORP.) merged into the new company, SOFTBANK BB Corp. on January 7, 2003, which consequently became the largest operating company in the SOFTBANK Group.
- *2The number of Yahoo! BB lines installed includes approx. 14,000 lines serviced by Metallic Communications Group companies.
- *3The number of BB phone users is based on those users whose registration is completed for BB phone service.
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