Hutch Million

Oct 03, 2007 (LBO) – The Sri Lanka unit of Hutchison Telecom has passed one million users and the firm is planning to the double the size of its network over the next year, the company said. The firm which has carved a growing niche in giving affordable services largely through pre-paid services.

œWe believe that we have all the right ingredients to offer the best value mobile services to our customers,” deputy chief executive of Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka said.

The firm launched GSM prepaid services in under the Hutch brand in 2004.

The company also runs value added services such as ‘Me2U’, a peer to peer airtime transfer service; ‘Hello Tunes’, a call ring back tone facility, voice SMS, GPRS and missed calls alerts.

It has a reload network of over 12,000 outlets, for customers to top up their cards. The firm says it would double the size of its network by the end of 2008.

Hutchison Telecom is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Group.