HTIL announces 32.7% year-on-year mobile subscriber increase

26 May 2009

Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL) has announced its key performance indicators for the end of the first quarter of 2009, excluding Hong Kong and Macau operations as the company ceased to own these operations upon the completion of their spin-off on 7 May 2009. The group’s total mobile customer base increased to over ten million by the end of March, representing a growth of 6.6% quarterly and 32.7% yearly on a like-for-like basis. Indonesian customers grew 17.9% quarter-on-quarter to over 5.3 million, while the subscriber base of HTIL’s Israeli unit, Partner Communications, increased 2.8% on a yearly basis to 2.9 million, including 1.02 million 3G users. In Vietnam, HTIL launched GSM services under the brand name Vietnamobile on 9 April 2009 with nationwide network coverage.