Y!mobile Japan Is Upcoming

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018806


Yahoo Japan to Buy eAccess Ltd. from SoftBank


On March 27, 2014, Yahoo Japan announced that it is going to buy mobile and broadband provider eAccess Ltd. from SoftBank at a price of JPY324 billion (US$3.2 billion), whereas eAccess had been purchased by SoftBank for JPY180 billion (US$1.8 billion) at the end of 2012 to increase its bandwidth for the rising data demand. To execute the acquisition, eAccess is expected to merge in June with WILLCOM, which is also a wireless service provider owned by SoftBank. Yahoo Japan said it will launch a new service called Y!mobile after it completes the acquisition.

Realignment of Internet and Telecom Business


The combined profit of eAccess and WILLCOM was JPY16.9 billion (US$169 million) for the financial ...

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