Hutchinson Whampoa

Hutchison to acquire Orange Austria

Global operator Hutchison Whampoa has been given clearance by the European Commission to acquire Orange Austria. As a result the Austrian operator, currently owned by Mid Europa Partners and France Telecom, will be 100 per cent owned by its subsidiary Hutchison 3G Austria.

Nokia Siemens Networks to improve voice call quality for 3 UK

Nokia Siemens Networks, the telecoms equipment vendor, has revealed that it will be upgrading Hutchinson’s UK’s network, which operates under the brand name 3, to deliver HD Voice calls. The upgrade, the vendor said, will provide 3’s subscribers with improved quality voice calls.

3 scraps roaming charges

Hutchison Whampoa’s 3G operation, 3 UK, on Monday put an end to roaming charges in markets where it owns a network. Under the 3 Like Home service, users travelling to other 3 markets, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong, Australia and Ireland, can use their bundled minutes when calling back to the UK. For calls […]

Will Hutchison sell 3UK?

Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa has been doing the rounds on the rumour mill in the past 24 hours, following speculation that the company is planning to offload mobile unit 3 UK. The rumour looks to have been sparked by Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, who, at the Vodafone investors conference on Tuesday, said that the […]

3 buys shop space ahead of Christmas

Hutchison Whampoa’s UK 3G operation said Tuesday that it has acquired 95 retail stores in shopping centres and high street locations across the UK from retailer the Link. Under the agreement 3 UK, which currently has around 30 “3Stores” in the UK, is acquiring 73 Link stores and 22 O2 stores. UK mobileco O2 snapped […]


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