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Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Information and communication industry
Founded July 3, 2006
Headquarters Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Saburo Takizawa, General Manager
Revenue 104 billion yen
Owner NEC (1986-2014)
Japan Industrial Partners (2014-2017)
KDDI (2017-)
Number of employees
Website Biglobe.Co.Jp

BIGLOBE (ビッグローブ?) (combination of the words "big" and "globe") is one of the leading internet service providers in Japan, operated by NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd.,[1] a 2006 spin-off from NEC.[2]

KDDI acquired the company in January 2017 for 80 billion yen.[3]


  1. ^ "Google Press Release: NEC Selects Google to Provide Search Services on Japan's Leading BIGLOBE Portal Site". google press center. 2000-12-18. Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ Seki, Yasuhiko (2006-03-28). "Japan's NEC sets spin-off of Biglobe Internet unit for July 1". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ "KDDIがビッグローブ買収発表 顧客層、個人から家族へ 決済・保険など「経済圏」を拡大". Nikkei. 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2017-01-14.