Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HTIL) has reported its financial results for the first half of 2006. Turnover rose 48% year-on-year to HKD15.67 billion (USD2.01 billion), whilst profits for the period turned positive to HKD644 million, compared to a loss of HKD220 million in 1H 2005. EBITDA increased by 61% to HKD4.759 billion, while EBITDA margin improved by 2.5 percentage points to 30.4%. HTIL’s Hong Kong mobile operations returned to positive net income, reporting a six-month operating profit of HKD200 million, with the Hong Kong and Macau mobile customer base increasing to 2.1 million by end-June, and its Thai operations turned EBITDA positive. The group’s consolidated mobile customer base reached 23 million, up 71% from a year ago. The increase in revenues was driven primarily by growth in India, which contributed 45% of total turnover, whilst the company reported progress in its rollout of start-up operations in Vietnam and Indonesia, with launches in both countries expected before the end of 2006.