Hutchison Whampoa has reported half-year results that show a 26% increase in total revenue to over HK$ 187.3 billion (£14.7 billion).
The company’s 3 Group - which includes Three UK - saw worldwide revenue grow by 12% in local currencies (and 23%, thanks to the Hong Kong dollar exchange rate). It says all operations except Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) and 3 Ireland achieved improved operating and EBIT positive results. The Group’s registered 3G customer base increased by 3% to over 30.2 million customers, including over 6.1 million mobile broadband customers.
In the UK, Three now has 7.544 million customers. Prepay customer numbers were up 12% to almost 3.5 million, while ‘pay monthly’ numbers were up 5% to just over 4 million.