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SoftBank (Japan)

SoftBank is the third-placed telco in Japan and is also a fixed line ISP. Its subsidiary TV Bank runs the OTT service BBTV Next. SoftBank also owns Sprint in the US which is merging with T-Mobile USA.   Operations and figures: The cumulative number of smartphone subscribers across the three brands – SoftBank, Y!mobile, and Line Mobile – increased by 1.95 million from the previous fiscal year-end, to 22.1 million. Subscribers to SoftBank Hikari, the fiber-optic service, increased 940,000 from the previous fiscal year-end, to 5.92 million. Net sales increased 3.7% year on year, to $33.6 billion, for the full year period ended July. Technology suppliers: MobiTV provides CMS hosting and packaging services. BBTV Next is delivered via any MobiTV…

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