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Hutchison telecom says their local operation will connect an additional one hundred thousand customers to their GSM network when its commercially launched later this month.
But the company says they dont plan to eat in to market share of other GSM mobile operators but would go after over 90 percent of people who do not own a telephone in this country. rn

rnHutchisons GSM operations will be available in Colombo from later this month.rn

rnThe company says its strategy of launching digital services using GSM technology has so far paid off.rn

rnHutchisons local operations broke even last year after years of continuous losses.rn

rnThe company started rolling out their GSM network from the outstations because thats where the phone penetration was the lowest.rn

rnldblquote In Sri Lanka the current mobile penetration is only 7% in Colombo and 2% outside Colombo. That is where we are targeting,
dblquote Nadarasa Thirukumar, CEO Hutchison told LBR.rn

rnNow they plan to replicate that model in Colomb