Hutchison Whampoa Limited issues results


Hutchison Whampoa Limited today issued their full year results in Hong Kong. As part of these results the company released updated trading information on 3 UK and 3 markets globally.

The Highlights for 3 UK are:
• 3 has added 151,000 customers since December 12 2003, giving a total customer base of 361,000
• 3 has maintained its high ARPU, which now stands at £45
• ThreePay, its pay-as-you-go offer, has been well received by retailers and consumers since its launch
• 3 has significantly increased its handset portfolio with the launch of the NEC e313, NEC e616 and Motorola A925
• 3 in the UK now has over 75% population coverage for video mobile services and 99% for voice and text
• A focus on customer service and network optimisation has seen significant improvements in customer care and network reliability
• 3 products and services are now available in over 3,200 shops across the UK

The 3 group of companies also announced the following today:
3 now has 1,038,000 customers globally
3 Italy has 453,000 customers
3 Hong Kong has 36,500 customers