BBSS continues to make unique challenges as a member of SoftBank Group.
BB Softservice (BBSS) was established after spinning off from SoftBank BB Corporation in 2006. The DNA of SoftBank Group remains rooted in BBSS.
After repeating numerous challenges and failures, SoftBank Group has achieved rapid growth to make long series of success.
First launched as a distributor of IT software, BBSS repeated a trial and error process to develop into a unique company within the group in the course of a decade. In the ever-changing market, our powerful advantage is the presence of group companies, which we share the principle and receive mutual support.
BBSS’s business domains and business model
The business domains of BB Softservice encompass a broad range, including security services with a monthly fee, which we have been offering since the time of our foundation, cloud storage services, unlimited software services, E-commerce and the sale of software license for businesses.
To play a role in developing a new software market, we employ a subscription-type business model through telecommunications carriers and service providers, which are connected with our self-developed software service platform to offer products from software vendors in various fields and in-house software products. We also actively promote the expansion of this business with overseas telecommunications carriers.
Our knowhow and experiences that lead to business success.
BB Softservice is not simply an IT distributor. We also offer various proposals and support to software vendors and sales partners to make their business successful.
Our software services with a monthly fee include license management system for software vendors and member registration information, linkage with billing system and end user support for sales partners to provide the system for supporting backend and the maintenance of operational structures, which are indispensable. In addition, with the spread of mobile devices, the support for multi-license and multi-platforms has become essential. With BB Softservice, companies can respond to all of the troublesome issues required for the introduction of monthly fee-based software services.
Collaboration structure with software vendors
While BB Softservice offers a broad range of services, we specialize in software services in the security domain. We team up with world’s major security vendors and offer customized products to meet the requirements of sales partners to improve usability. We actively work together with software vendors while involving in their software development. In addition, we make efforts day by day to monitor latest trends of cybercrimes and offer proper security solutions as a trusted advisor who can respond to the changes of use environment such as mobile use.
We are expanding globally by offering a software service platform, mercury, with the world’s specifications.
In January 2014, SoftBank acquired the shares of Brightstar Corp.*2, the world’s largest*1 wholesale company of mobile devices, and threw its mantle over the network from the procurement and sales of mobile devices. BBSS has promptly constructed a collaborative framework with Brightstar to initiate global business expansion of software services. Also in March 2015, as part of our global expansion, BBSS released a software platform, mercury™. The collaboration with Brightstar allows us to provide software services to telecommunication carriers around the globe.
*1 Sales amount base (Surveyed by Brightstar)
*2 Official business name: Brightstar Corp
Brightstar Corp. is a global company that offers services specializing in the distribution of mobile devices to over 100 countries from its bases in over 50 locations worldwide. The company offers a broad range of services to mobile device manufacturers, telecommunication carriers, and end users.