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5. Building High-quality
Social Communication Networks- Highly Convenient, Stable, and Trustworthy Networks and Security -

Commit to maintaining a constantly-connected and stable network and to protecting
our customers' important data, as communication networks serve as a lifeline.

Sustainable development goals

9 INDUSTRY,INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES 13 CLIMATE ACTION 16 PEACE,JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

(1)Prepare sustainable life infrastructure

Prepare sustainable life infrastructure Prepare sustainable life infrastructure

We will provide communications services with stable connections by maintaining highly-reliable networks.

Main businesses

  • Broad rollout of 5G
  • Participate in submarine cable projects
  • Eliminate regional communications disparities by expanding networks
  • Advance initiatives to prevent network accidents
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
Target vision Expansion of renewable energy services
1 KPI 5G deployment plan
  • Number of base stations: over 50,000 (end of FY2022)
  • Population coverage: over 90% (end of 2022)
5G deployment plan
  • Number of base stations: over 50,000 (end of 2022)
  • Population coverage: over 90.6% (end of FY2022)Update
Result Achieved 90% population coverage (March 31, 2022) -
2 KPI Number of major network accidents: Zero
Result Zero major accidents -
3 KPI Submarine cable “ADC (Asia Direct Cable)”: Start operation (FY2022) Asia Direct Cable (ADC) high-capacity optical submarine cable: Start of operation (FY2023)Update
Result Japanese coastal waters: Commercial launch of Okinawa route, Tohoku route redesigned -
Southeast Asian waters: Construction started, optical cable land connection completed
SoftBank's Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN)
SoftBank's Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN)

(2)Construct robust communications infrastructure to
contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation

Construct robust communications infrastructure to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation Construct robust communications infrastructure to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation

We regularly engage in measures to safeguard communications infrastructure in the event of a disaster, and are able to restore connections swiftly should disaster strike.

Main businesses

  • Secure communications service environments in the event of a disaster (using mobile base stations, portable satellite antennas, drones, etc.)
  • Build frameworks for quickly restoring communications environments after disasters
  • Disaster recovery countermeasures, including creating three-route backbone networks
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
1 KPI Establishment of three main routes (for Okinawa / Tohoku): Completion (FY2021) Tohoku Route: Optical cable construction (end of 2022)
Commercial operation start (end of FY2022)Update
Result Okinawa route: Commercial launch
Tohoku route: Redesigned
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2 KPI Maintain and enhance equipment and materials for disaster response and recovery:
  • Maintain at least 200 mobile base station vehicles / portable mobile base stations
  • Maintain at least 80 mobile power supply vehicles
  • Maintain at least 200 portable satellite antennas
Maintain and enhance equipment and materials for disaster response and recovery:
  • Maintain at least 200 mobile base station vehicles / portable mobile base stations
  • Maintain at least 80 mobile power supply vehicles
  • Maintain at least 200 portable satellite antennas
  • Strengthen cooperation with external organizations involved in disaster recoveryUpdate
Result Maintained and enhanced -

(3)Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives

Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives Promotion of data security and privacy protection initiatives

As a safe and secure communications carrier, we will utilize the latest advanced technologies to monitor and operate our networks, and thoroughly educate our employees on security.

Main businesses

  • Support network monitoring and operation with AI
  • Thoroughly educate employees and build secure environments and facilities
  • Operation and management using advanced security systems and tools
  • Promote the protection and appropriate use of personal information
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
1 KPI Number of major accidents involving information security: Zero (annually)
Result Zero major accidents -
2 KPI Number of major accidents involving privacy issues: Zero (annually)
Result Zero major accidents -
3 KPI Implementing initiatives that help customers to understand how to handle their personal information Helping customers understand how their personal information is handled: addition of a privacy dashboard setting function.Update
Result Released Privacy Center
Privacy Dashboard opened
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    “Main businesses” include initiatives by SoftBank Corp. and companies in the SoftBank Corp. Group.

Six materialities (priority issues)