Three adds a million customers in a year


Network reports increased profits and 13 per cent rise in customer numbers in the last six months with 8.4 million now using the network

Three has added one million customers to its base in the last year with 8.4 million UK customers now using the network.

In the first half of this year, the operator showed a 9 per cent rise in contract customer numbers with net additions of 382,000 customers to take its total contract customer base to 4.8 million.

Revealed as part of parent company Hutchison Whampoa’s first half financial results, the network also reported a five per cent rise in revenues to £918m, which gave a pre-tax profit of £26m over the period.

Three CEO Dave Dyson said: “We started 2012 as the UK’s fastest growing mobile network and we’ve seen that growth accelerate. Over the past 12-months we’ve added one million customers. Our clear focus on a network built for the internet and providing clear value is being rewarded.”

Three CFO Richard Woodward added: “Our core market of contract handsets customers is growing strongly and profitably. The key driver is our financial performance. Out market leading network economics allow us to deliver the data experience smartphone users increasingly demand and our focus on direct distribution channels has a momentum we expect to maintain.”