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Softbank Corp., which runs the only Japanese mobile operator to offer the iPhone, said profit doubled in the latest quarter as its cellular business continued to expand.

Net profit was ¥43.37 billion during the July-September period, up from ¥21.75 billion a year earlier, the company said Thursday. Revenue was nearly unchanged at ¥682.9 billion versus ¥681.7 billion.

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