3 UK has
reported revenue increases of 9%, propelled by the take up of mobile broadband
last year. 3 UK
parent Hutchison Whampoa reported its results for the full year ended December
31 today (March 26).
now has 2.5 million dongle customers overall and 1 million dongle users in the UK and Ireland.
arm grew its customer base by 23% to 5.4 million over the year, which 3 said was
also down to the surge in mobile broadband customers. 3 UK’s prepay customers grew by 3% to
1.7 million, while its contract customers grew by 35% to 3.6 million.
ARPU to December 31 2008 fell, as new dongle customers took advantage of £15 per
3 Group now
has a total of 18.4 million customers. Revenue grew year-on-year in all of the
group’s operations except 3 Italia and 3 Australia. Gross margin grew in all
countries except Australia.
operates in the UK and Ireland, Italy,
Australia, Sweden and Denmark