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SoftBank mobile phone service disrupted in some areas, shares drop

SoftBank mobile phone service disrupted in some areas, shares drop
FILE PHOTO: People walk behind the logo of SoftBank Corp in Tokyo, Japan December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo   -   Copyright  Toru Hanai(Reuters)
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TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp’s mobile phone service was disrupted in some areas of Japan on Thursday, sending its shares down 6 percent.

A SoftBank spokeswoman said connection problems started around 1:39 p.m. (0439 GMT) in some areas.

No other details, including when full service would be restored, are as yet known, she said.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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