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Japan's Softbank Corp to start 5G service from March 27

FILE PHOTO: People walk behind the logo of SoftBank Corp in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese telecom company Softbank Corp <9434.T> said on Thursday it would begin 5G service from March 27 at a monthly service charge of 1,000 yen.

SoftBank Corp, Japan's third-largest mobile operator, is 67% owned by tech investment company SoftBank Group <9984.T>.

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by David Dolan)