Hutchison

“Let the buying begin,” says telecoms analyst

Despite the economic chaos, telecoms firms should not let a sensible attitude of caution turn into a bunker mentality. For those with tangible resources available, analysts say a more aggressive strategy is advisable. This week, industry analyst Ovum predicted that the financial crisis will force a sea change in the telecoms landscape, largely outdating the […]

3’s a crowd

The Hutchison Whampoa-owned 3G network carrier 3 has a firm toehold in a number of markets and it is a disruptive influence throughout. Perhaps oddly for a carrier with reputation for launching innovative and disruptive new services 3’s genealogy is steeped in tradition. The parent company, Hutchison Whampoa, was formed in the nineteenth century. The […]

Orascom sells out of Hutchison Telecom

Egyptian carrier Orascom Telecom said Thursday it has reached an agreement to sell its remaining shares in Hutchison Whampoa’s emerging markets unit. Orascom will sell its 14.2 per cent holding in Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL) for around HK$7.5bn ($960m). Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa will re-acquire 9.2 per cent of the stake and a […]

3 and Player X to launch GeekTV on mobile

A made-for-mobile TV channel is to be launched in the UK following a deal between Hutchison’s 3 UK and mobile media firm, Player X. GeekTV will provide a mix of content designed specifically for the mobile, as well as proper television shows, including ‘American Dad’ and ‘Miami Vice’. User generated content is also planned via […]

Fake filing adds confusion to Hutch denials

As if the constant speculation and Hutchison’s constant rebuttals over the sale of its UK and/or Italian 3G operations was not enough, someone has now released a fake SEC filing into the mix. According to the English language Hong Kong Standard over the weekend, a document has surfaced that purports to have originated from China […]

3GSM Asia: GSMA launches low cost 3G challenge

The GSM Association (GSMA) is inviting handset manufacturers to “submit proposals” to develop a low-cost 3G handset. The handset should, says the Association, be capable of sophisticated applications “that can support advanced services, such as high-speed Internet browsing, mobile TV and instant messaging, while costing significantly less than a low-end 3G handset today”. The 3G […]

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