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.
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
3 Group Europe | Hutchison Asia Telecom Group | Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings | Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison | TPG Telecom | Wind Tre
Mobile network brands:
3 ( Austria | Indonesia) | 48 | Hallon | Hutch (Sri Lanka) | IM3 | Smarty | Vietnamobile | Wind Tre ( Business)
Defunct: 3 (Australia) 1 | Hutch (India) 5 | Infostrada (Italy) | Orange ( Austria 5 | UK) | Tele2 (Austria) 6 | O2 (Ireland) 7 | Etisalat (Sri Lanka) 8
A.S. Watson Group (75%) 9:
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 10
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 11
TOM Group | CK Life Sciences | Hutchgo.com | WatsonsMall.com | Marionnaud 12
Asia: Disney Star
1Joint venture with Vodafone. Formerly operated under the 3 brand.
2Acquired from VEON.
3Joint venture with Hanoi Telecom.
4Joint venture with Ooredoo.
5Acquired by Vodafone. Now part of Vodafone Idea Limited.
6Acquired from Orange S.A./ Tele2 AB and merged into Hutchison Drei Austria.
7Acquired from Telefónica and merged into 3 Ireland.
8Acquired from Etisalat.
9Joint venture with Temasek Holdings.
11Joint venture with Jardine Pacific, Wharf Holdings and China National Aviation Holdings.
12Originally part of A.S. Watson Group until the group's IPO in 2014.
Current mobile network operations:
Middle East: Etisalat ( United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Afghanistan) | Mobily (Saudi Arabia) | ptcl 1 (Pakistan) ( Ufone)
Africa: Maroc Telecom 2 (Morocco) | Moov Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad 3, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo)
Nigeria: Etisalat | Sri Lanka: Etisalat 3, 4 | Sudan: Canar | Tanzania: Zantel 5
Operations rebranded as Burkina Faso: Moov Africa: Onatel | Chad: Tigo 3 | Mali: Malitel | Mauritania: Mauritel |
1Co-owned with the Government of Pakistan.
2Maroc Telecom is 53% owned by Etisalat.
3Acquired from Millicom.
4Sold to CK Hutchison Holdings.
5Sold to Millicom, later divested.