So-net

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So-net Entertainment Corporation
ソネットエンタテインメント株式会社
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Traded as TYO: 3789
Industry Information and communication industry
Predecessor(s) Sony Communication Network Corporation
Founded 1995
Parent Sony
Website www.so-net.ne.jp

So-net (ソネット So-netto?) is a Japanese internet service provider operated by So-net Entertainment Corporation (ソネットエンタテインメント株式会社 So-netto Entateinmento Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 3789) and owned (58.2%) by Sony.

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  • November 1995 - The operating company, Sony Communication Network Corporation (SCN) was established as a subsidiary of Sony.
  • January 1996 - launched ISP business.
  • August 2001 - started ADSL service.
  • September 2001 - purchased WebOnline Networks, the operating company of "JustNet", from JustSystems.
  • October 2001 - launched "Harbot" service.
  • April 2002 - merged with WebOnline Networks, Ltd.
  • May 2002 - started optical fiber connection service.
  • March 2003 - started IP telephone service.
  • December 2005 - listed on the Mothers market of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • October 2006 - changed its corporate name to So-net Entertainment Corporation.
  • May 2011 - So-Net hacked from unknown IP address. Roughly $1225 in customer's redeemable gift points stolen.[1]
  • April 2013 - So-net launches Nuro, a FTTH service that provides 2Gbit/s internet. Initial markets include Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama in Japan.

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