Agence France-PresseMarch 12, 2014 00:18
SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted the benefits of such competition in what was billed as a major address to the US Chamber of Commerce.
"Japan had the most expensive Internet before I started," he told the group.
"As a result of our challenge, Japan became (the country with) the highest speed Internet and the lowest price."