SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational telecommunications and Internet corporation established on September 3, 1981, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, writings, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide.
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and most populous city of Japan.
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It has operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, technology services, finance, media and marketing, semiconductor design, and other businesses.
Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
In telecommunications, broadband is a wide bandwidth data transmission with an ability to simultaneously transport multiple signals and traffic types.
Finance is a field that deals with the study of investments.
The company is headed by founder Masayoshi Son.
Masayoshi Son is a Korean-Japanese businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank, the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile, and current chairman of Sprint Corporation.
SoftBank was ranked in the Forbes Global 2000 list as the 62nd largest public company in the world, and the third largest public company in Japan after Toyota and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2,000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine.
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Between 2009 and 2014, SoftBank's market capitalization increased by 557%, the fourth largest relative increase in the world over that period.