View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. What Is
July 18, 2016updated 02 Mar 2017 11:38am

What is SoftBank?

Get to grips with the company that just paid £24 billion for UK chipmaker ARM.

By Alexander Sword

SoftBank is a Japanese telecoms and Internet company.

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Tokyo, SoftBank has international operations across broadband, fixed telecoms, e-commerce, finance, media and marketing.

Included in its portfolio of companies are SoftBank BB, IDC Frontier, GungHo Online Entertainment and SB Creative. It also works with foreign companies such as Yahoo!.

Who did SoftBank acquire in 2016 and why?

Content from our partners
Sherif Tawfik: The Middle East and Africa are ready to lead on the climate
What to look for in a modern ERP system
How tech leaders can keep energy costs down and meet efficiency goals
Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU