HTIL customer base rises to 26.5 million

2 Nov 2006

Hutchison Telecom International Limited (HTIL) has announced its key performance indicators for the three months ending 30 September, which show that its total customer base rose by three million to 26.5 million. The Group also recorded a quarterly net profit of HKD103 million (USD13.24 million), taking the figure for the nine months to HKD105 million. The group’s Indian operation, Hutchison Essar, was the driver of much of the subscriber growth, adding 2.8 million users in the quarter to take its base to 20.4 million. Partner Communications, its Israeli arm, added 41,000 net new users and at the same time reported a 3.7% increase in ARPU to NIS164 (USD38.5).