SoftBank also has a foothold in the U.S. market through its wireless unit Sprint Corp, which last week reported a quarterly profit for the first time in three years as a results of cost cutting efforts.
Sprint, in which SoftBank has about an 80 percent stake, last week reported a quarterly profit for the first time in three years as a result of cost-cutting efforts.
SoftBank is considering making a formal offer to acquire Charter Communications Inc., the U.S.'s second-largest cable firm, The Wall Street Journal reported last month.
The Japanese conglomerate also logged gains from its Yahoo Japan business, but they were offset by sluggish domestic telecom operations and losses at British iPhone chip designer ARM Holdings, which SoftBank bought past year.
"We have not decided which way". He didn't say whether the investment would made by the Japanese company or the planned $100bn SoftBank Vision Fund. Son has also looked at investing in rivals in India's e-commerce market.
SoftBank also has a foothold in the USA market through its wireless unit Sprint, which last week reported a quarterly profit for the first time in three years as a results of cost cutting efforts.
"We have not decided which way but the USA is a very big market and is the most important market". But the U.S. is a very big market.
"Whether we decide to partner and invest into Uber or Lyft, I don't know what will be the end result".
Son views ride sharing as a game changer for the transportation industry. And when that stage comes, this ride sharing business becomes even more important.