Ex-SoftBank worker arrested over alleged illegal transfer of 5G info

A former employee of SoftBank Corp. was arrested Tuesday for illegally taking information from the major Japanese wireless carrier on its ultrafast 5G technology before moving to a smaller rival company, police said. The arrest of Kuniaki Aiba, who currently works for budget wireless operator Rakuten Mobile Inc., comes amid intensifying competition among mobile companies in Japan due partly to the government’s pressure to cut subscription fees. Aiba, 45, is suspected of having transferred trade secrets from SoftBank by emailing information on the company’s 5G technology to his own account on D…

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