HUTCH celebrates 25 years of connecting Sri Lankan consumers
Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. (HUTCH) reaffirms its commitment towards bridging the connectivity divide in Sri Lanka, by empowering the nation with high quality mobile broadband experiences and affordable communication services for the times.
Hutch is parented by CK Hutchison Holdings, the Global Fortune 500 Conglomerate in diversified industries. Hutch acquired the Call-link operation in 1997 and has deployed all generations of technology, including operating one of the largest fully fledged 4G broadband networks in the nation.
After merging Etisalat Telecommunications Group’s Sri Lanka subsidiary in 2018, the Hutch 4G network now spans nearly 95% of Sri Lanka’s population and is also poised in 5G readiness.
Hutch has invested over 25 years in the country and contributes to the economy substantially through the value chains and government incomes through taxes, levies, and telecommunication charges. The company also supports income to over 75,000 people nationally who are directly and indirectly attached in the provision of its services.
The company has advanced through unique innovations and value propositions that are aimed at solving the real communication challenges for the people of the country including bridging the digital divide, rural connectivity, affordable communications, and a high standard of internet and calling experience.
Buoyed by the milestone 25th year anniversary, Thirukumar Nadarasa, CEO of HUTCH Sri Lanka, stated, “We have always believed in supporting and enriching the lives of all Sri Lankans as we continue to invest and grow despite the many challenges its citizens have faced. As a responsible broadband data communication services provider, I believe Hutch will in the future take a lead role in the provision of affordable quality broadband data connectivity nationwide, envisioning a digitally connected resurgent nation”.
Thirukumar Nadarasa, Chief Executive Officer of HUTCH Sri Lanka further added, “I wish to thank and congratulate all HUTCH team members who have been instrumental in building the brand HUTCH and its promise. As we humbly look back at our key milestones during the past 25 years, we will continue to assure to deliver benefits by deploying timely and economical technological advancements empowering new growth opportunities in Sri Lanka”.
As part of this landmark achievement, Hutch held a marque event recently to recognize some of its long-valued customers, loyal staff and extended its appreciations to all their business partners who have contributed to its exhilarating journey.