Softbank Corp. said Saturday it is in talks with Vodafone Group PLC of Britain about buying a controlling stake in Japanese subsidiary Vodafone K.K.

The deal would make Softbank Japan’s third-largest full-service carrier, supplying both fixed-line and mobile phone services, following the NTT group and KDDI Corp.

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