Hutch, founded in 2004 as CallLink, is a mobile network operator in Sri Lanka and the only company to use the Hutch brand after its Indian namesake rebranded to Vodafone in 2007. Hutch, like its Indian namesake before 2007, is owned by CK Hutchison Holdings (formerly Hutchison Whampoa Limited).
In November 2018, CK Hutchison Holdings acquired
Etisalat’s Sri Lankan operations, with the intention to merge the Hutch and Etisalat brands and create a stronger competitor to Dialog Axiata and Mobitel, which dominate the telecom market in the country. The merger will reduce the number of telecom operators in the country from five to four (Dialog, Mobitel, Hutch—which will eventually replace the Etisalat brand—and Airtel).
For the Indian telecom operator known as Hutch until 2007, see Vodafone (India).
The logo was the same as the Hutch logo used in India until 2005, when a pink logo was introduced there until it rebranded to
Vodafone in 2007.
2010–2019 The symbol was removed, leaving only the wordmark.
CK Hutchison Holdings announced the acquisition of Etisalat (Sri Lanka) from Etisalat on 30 November 2018. The acquisition was completed on 27 May 2019.
Logo used for 4G services. Hutch introduced 4G services in 2018, years after the market leaders
Shortly before the acquisition of Etisalat was completed in May, Hutch Sri Lanka introduced a new logo on 9 April 2019.
Affiliate company: CK Asset Holdings
Three: Europe: Austria, Denmark, Ireland (, Sweden 48) (, United Kingdom hallon) ( | Smarty) Asia: Hong Kong and Macau ( | Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings) Indonesia ( Hutchison Asia Telecom Group)
Other brands: Australia: TPG Telecom 1 | Italy: Wind Tre 2 ( | Business) Sri Lanka: Hutch | Vietnam: Vietnamobile 3
Defunct operations: Australia: Three 1 | India: Hutch 4 | Italy: Infostrada | United Kingdom: Orange
Acquired companies: Austria: Orange 5 | Tele2 5 | Ireland: O 2 6 | Sri Lanka: Etisalat 7
Divested operations: Israel: Partner
A.S. Watson Group (75%) 8:
European operations: Belgium: Ici Paris XL | Kruidvat | Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Albania: Rossmann (40%) | Latvia, Lithuania: Drogas | Netherlands: Ici Paris XL | Kruidvat | Trekpleister | PrijsMepper | Pour Vous | Turkey: Rossmann | Watsons | United Kingdom: Savers | Superdrug ( | Beautycard) The Perfume Shop | Russia: Watsons | Ukraine: Watsons
Asian operations: Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia: Watsons | Hong Kong: Watsons | ParknShop | Taste | Fusion | Great | Gourmet | SU-PA-DE-PA | Fortress | Watson's Wine
Other business: Hong Kong: Watsons Water | Mr. Juicy | Sunkist 9
Infrastructure and Energy:
CK Infrastructure Holdings: United Kingdom: Northern Gas Networks | UK Power Networks | Seabank Power Station | Wales & West Utilities | Eversholt Rail | Hong Kong: Power Assets Holdings ( Hongkong Electric Company) | Australia: Australian Gas Networks | SA Power Networks | New Zealand: Wellington Electricity
Other companies: Hutchison Ports | Husky Energy (40,2%) | Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals 10
TOM Group | CK Life Sciences | Hutchgo.com | WatsonsMall.com | Marionnaud 11
Asia: Star TV
1Joint venture with Vodafone. Formerly operated under the 3 brand.
2Acquired from VEON.
3Joint venture with Hanoi Telecom.
4Acquired by Vodafone. Now part of Vodafone Idea Limited.
5Acquired from Orange S.A./ Tele2 AB and merged into Hutchison Drei Austria.
6Acquired from Telefónica and merged into 3 Ireland.
7Acquired from Etisalat; the Etisalat brand is yet to be discontinued.
8Joint venture with Temasek Holdings.
10Joint venture with Jardine Pacific, Wharf Holdings and China National Aviation Holdings.
11Originally part of A.S. Watson Group until the group's IPO in 2014.
Current mobile network operations:
United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Afghanistan) | Saudi Arabia: Mobily | Pakistan: ptcl 1 (
Maroc Telecom 2 (Morocco) and its subsidiaries:
Benin, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Niger, Togo: Moov | Mali: Sotelma | Burkina Faso: Onatel | Mauritania: Mauritel | Chad: Tigo 3
Nigeria: Etisalat | Sri Lanka: Etisalat 3, 4 | Sudan: Canar
1Co-owned with the Government of Pakistan.
2Maroc Telecom is 53% owned by Etisalat.
3Acquired from Millicom.
4Acquired by CK Hutchison Holdings.