K.K. might be third place in Japan, but as a former part of the world's largest phone company, you would think Softbank
would want to keep the name around. But after buying the Japanese
division of Vodafone
for 14.9 billion USD, Softbank has decided to drop the name and go with a new one, which has
yet to be announced. Along with the name change, Softbank plans to announce a new management line-up in April, along
with having the Softbank pres move to a dual role over both companies. The acquisition should be complete by April
24th, so we suppose we'll know more then.