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Wireless carrier SoftBank Corp. said Thursday it will launch 5G services on March 27, becoming Japan’s first major mobile carrier to release its plans for the superfast next-generation telecommunications service.

SoftBank said it plans to charge an additional ¥1,000 ($9) per month for 5G but will exempt existing and new customers for two years under a sales campaign that will run through August.

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