Corporate History

2016

June Third solar power plant opens in Nikko City, Tochigi.
February Global IoT Technology Ventures, Inc. established for the purpose of discovering and supporting up-and-coming IoT startups.

2015

December A.I. Squared, Inc. established to provide artificial intelligence solutions.
April Site 5 opens in Tokyo's Koto Ward.
March Company invests in US-based EverySense, Inc. with goal of expanding into IoT (Internet of Things) business.
February Second solar power plant opens in Minakami Town, Gunma.

2014

June BroadBand Tower becomes first Japanese company to receive CSA STAR Certification for cloud security.

2013

August Solar power plant operations launched in Hofu City, Yamaguchi.
Lyudia, Inc. established to provide solutions for payment agencies.
July Consolidated subsidiary BBF, Inc. establishes a subsidiary in Shanghai, China (now a consolidated subsidiary).

2012

December Consolidated subsidiary Branch-Out Design Co., Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Branch-Out Co., Ltd. merge to form Branch-Out Co., Ltd. (trade name post-merger).
September Head office moved to Uchisaiwaicho Tokyu Building, 1-3-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
August Consolidated subsidiary BBF, Inc. acquires all shares of apparel designer and marketer Branch-Out Design Co., Ltd. Through this acquisition, both Branch-Out Design Co., Ltd. and Branch-Out Co., Ltd. become consolidated subsidiaries of BroadBand Tower, Inc.

2009

September New shares allocated to third party (Yahoo Japan Corporation).
June Consolidated subsidiary BBF, Inc. launches new T-commerce support services.

2008

March Consolidated subsidiary BBF, Inc. allocates new shares to third party (Mitsui & Co., Ltd.).

2007

June Nishiumeda Site opens.
January FlexHosting (now c9 Flex) managed hosting service launched.

2006

October BroadBand Tower, Inc. absorbs BroadBand Tower PE Inc. (formerly Index Solutions PE) in a merger.
Company signs an agreement with Isilon Systems (now EMC Corporation) to sell its "Isilon" scale-out NAS platform.

2005

November Site 3 opens.
October BBF, Inc. established as consolidated subsidiary.
August Company listed on Hercules Market of Osaka Securities Exchange.

2004

November Site 2 opens.

2002

April Company name changed to BroadBand Tower, Inc.

2001

November JPIX Otemachi Site 2 opens.

2000

July Site 1 opens.
April Toranomon Site begins service (later integrated with Site 1).
February Company founded as Global Center Japan Corp.

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