Hutchison will add over 212 new base stations to increase coverage and add some 500,000 more lines to its line capacity. Hutchison will add over 212 new base stations to increase coverage and add some 500,000 more lines to its line capacity. Investment for the expansion was not disclosed, but official said the deal was being structured by its Hong Kong parent.
Hutch CEO, Thirukumar Nadarasa says that this contract is for the Company’s nationwide expansion, a major move by it, as it wills more than double its population coverage. “More rural Sri Lankans will soon be able to avail themselves of Hutch’s affordable tariff packages.”
Expansion plans cover over 200 new secondary towns around the island, keeping with the telco’s strategy of tapping the rural customer base.
Hutchison on Wednesday signed a supplies deal with ZTE Corporation of China to buy GSM equipment to roll out the next phase of its network.
Hutchison is the smallest of the four mobile operators in terms of subscriber numbers, but a unconventional strategy in its network rollout helped the firm prop up the numbers and buildup momentum for