HONG KONG, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited today announced its unaudited key performance indicators for the quarter ended 30 September 2009.

The Group's total customer base rose 14.8% quarterly to approximately 9.9 million with strong contribution from Indonesia which recorded a net addition of 877,000 new customers, representing a 13.6% quarterly increase and over 100% yearly growth. The Vietnam operation reported a sound quarterly growth of 63.3% to a customer base of 1.02 million. Sri Lanka also registered an improvement and ended the period with a customer base of 563,000.

Network rollouts continued during the quarter with over 1,100 base stations added in Vietnam and approximately 300 in Indonesia, taking the numbers of base stations on air to 2,600 and 7,600 respectively, which extended the population coverage in those markets to 70% and 74% respectively.

Dennis Lui, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Telecom, said: We are pleased with the solid results achieved in difficult economic conditions in our markets. Supported by continued network rollout, Indonesia and Vietnam recorded double digit growth in their respective customer bases and we are encouraged that the Vietnam operation surpassed the one million customer mark within six months of launch.

About Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited

Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited ('Hutchison Telecom' or 'the Group') is a leading provider of telecommunications services. The Group currently offers mobile telecommunications services in Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand, operating brands Hutch, 3 and Vietnamobile.

Hutchison Telecom is a listed company with American Depositary Shares quoted on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker HTX and shares listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the stock code 2332. A member of the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Group, Hutchison Telecom is committed to providing superior telecommunications services in dynamic markets. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, see http://www.htil.com .

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-- Financial Tables to Follow -- Unaudited Key Performance Indicators for Third Quarter 2009 Customer Base Q3 2009 Q2 2009 30 September 2009 30 June 2009 Total Postpaid Prepaid Total Postpaid Prepaid Market ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) Indonesia 7,311 16 7,295 6,434 12 6,422 Sri Lanka 563 -- 563 536 -- 536 Vietnam 1,019 1 1,018 624 1 623 Customer Base Q1 2009 Q4 2008 (Continued) 31 March 2009 31 December 2008 Total Postpaid Prepaid Total Postpaid Prepaid Market ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) ('000) Indonesia 5,305 12 5,293 4,501 11 4,490 Sri Lanka 722 -- 722 887 -- 887 Vietnam -- -- -- -- -- -- Customer Base Q3 2008 (Continued) 30 September 2008 Total Postpaid Prepaid Market ('000) ('000) ('000) Indonesia 3,604 9 3,595 Sri Lanka 958 -- 958 Vietnam -- -- -- Notes: (1) A customer is defined as a Postpaid Customer or a Prepaid Customer who has a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) or Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) that has access to the network for any purpose, including voice, data or video services. (2) Postpaid Customers are defined as those whose mobile telecommunications service usage is paid in arrears upon receipt of the mobile telecommunications operator's invoice and who have not been temporarily or permanently suspended from service. (3) Prepaid Customers are defined as customers with prepaid SIM cards or prepaid USIM cards that have been activated but not been used up or expired at period end. A new prepaid customer is recognised upon making the first call or registration/activation. (4) All numbers quoted on the basis of the total customer base of the operation irrespective of the Company's ownership percentage (5) All numbers quoted as at last day of the quarter. (6) The data for Hong Kong (incl Macau), Israel and Thailand are excluded.

ARPU (1) Q3 2009 Q2 2009 30 September 2009 30 June 2009 Market Currency Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia IDR ('000) 11 194 11 11 202 10 Sri Lanka LKR 114 -- 114 119 -- 119 Vietnam VND ('000) 47 307 47 68 250 68 ARPU (1) (Continued) Q1 2009 Q4 2008 31 March 2009 31 December 2008 Market Currency Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia IDR ('000) 10 183 10 11 134 11 Sri Lanka LKR 148 -- 148 164 -- 164 Vietnam VND ('000) -- -- -- -- -- -- ARPU (1) (Continued) Q3 2008 30 September 2008 Market Currency Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia IDR ('000) 10 134 9 Sri Lanka LKR 181 -- 181 Vietnam VND ('000) -- -- -- Notes: (1) The monthly Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) is calculated as the total Service Revenues for the month divided by the simple average number of activated customers for the month. The monthly ARPU for the quarter represents the average of the monthly ARPU in the quarter. (2) Service Revenues are defined as the direct recurring service revenues plus roaming revenues. (3) The data for Hong Kong (incl Macau), Israel and Thailand are excluded. Q3 2009 Q2 2009 MOU (1) 30 September 2009 30 June 2009 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 49 362 48 55 375 54 Sri Lanka 79 -- 79 77 -- 77 Vietnam 162 176 162 221 156 221 MOU (1) (Continued) Q1 2009 Q4 2008 31 March 2009 31 December 2008 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 55 342 55 55 225 55 Sri Lanka 77 -- 77 74 -- 74 Vietnam -- -- -- -- -- -- MOU (1) (Continued) Q3 2008 30 September 2008 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 56 209 56 Sri Lanka 71 -- 71 Vietnam -- -- -- Notes: (1) The monthly Minutes of Use (MOU) is calculated as the total minutes carried over the network (2G total airtime usage + 3G voice and video usage, but excluding inbound on-net minutes) for the month divided by the simple average number of activated customer. The monthly MOU for the quarter represents the average of the monthly MOU in the quarter. (2) The data for Hong Kong (incl Macau), Israel and Thailand are excluded.

Churn (1) Q3 2009 Q2 2009 30 September 2009 30 June 2009 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 24.7% 6.3% 24.7% 24.9% 12.8% 25.0% Sri Lanka 1.5% -- 1.5% 10.8% -- 10.8% Vietnam 9.3% 9.1% 9.3% 0.3% 10.6% 0.3% Churn (1) (Continued) Q1 2009 Q4 2008 31 March 2009 31 December 2008 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 24.8% 4.8% 24.9% 24.2% 4.1% 24.3% Sri Lanka 7.1% -- 7.1% 4.4% -- 4.4% Vietnam -- -- -- -- -- -- Churn (1) (Continued) Q3 2008 30 September 2008 Market Blended Postpaid Prepaid Indonesia 18.1% 5.3% 18.1% Sri Lanka 5.0% -- 5.0% Vietnam -- -- -- Notes: (1) The monthly churn % is calculated as the average number of disconnections (net of reconnection and internal migration between networks) for the month divided by the simple average number of activated customers for the month. The monthly churn % for the quarter represents the average of the monthly churn rates in the quarter. (2) The data for Hong Kong (incl Macau), Israel and Thailand are excluded. The Board wishes to remind investors that the above key performance indicators are based on the Group's unaudited internal records. Investors are cautioned not to unduly rely on such data. For enquiries, please contact: Ada Yeung Corporate Communications Hutchison Telecom Work: +852-2128-3106 Mobile: +852-6347-0619 Email: adayeung@htil.com.hk Nicky Lee Investor Relations Hutchison Telecom Work: +852-2128-3163 Email: nickylee@htil.com.hk

SOURCE: Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited

CONTACT: Ada Yeung of Hutchison Telecom, +852-2128-3106,Mobile,+852-6347-0619, adayeung@htil.com.hk; or Nicky Lee, InvestorRelations of Hutchison Telecom, +852-2128-3163, nickylee@htil.com.hk