London, October 16 October 2000 - Hutchison 3G UK Holdings Limited (Hutchison 3G), the holder of the UK's largest 3G licence which will launch its service in mid-2002, today announced the appointment of Dr. Colin Tucker as Managing Director.
Dr. Tucker was previously Chief Operating Officer and Group Director, International Operations at Orange plc and has over twenty years experience in the telecoms sector, having overseen Orange's international operations since 1998.
Commenting on Dr. Tucker's appointment Canning Fok, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited remarked: "This appointment underlines the importance of the UK within our pan-European strategy. We are extremely pleased to have Colin join Hutchison 3G. I have worked closely with him for many years and greatly respect his management and brand building abilities."
Dr. Tucker said: "Hutchison 3G is the only pure third generation telecoms company in the UK and with the support of the shareholders I believe we can develop the number one 3G service in this market. I am delighted to be joining Hutchison 3G at this exciting and challenging time for the company. I look forward to working closely with the team already in place, helping develop and build a company aimed at offering the premier third generation wireless service for the UK."
For further information please contact:
Hutchison 3G UK Limited, 43 New Bond Street, London, W1Y 9HB
Direct Line: +44 20 7887 7869
Mobile: +44 7775 783 307
Note to Editors
Hutchison 3G UK Holdings Limited ("Hutchison 3G")holds license "A", from the UMTS auction held by the UK government in April 2000. Licence "A" was the largest block of spectrum auctioned in the UK, it was set-aside for a new entrant to the market. The licence consists of 15mhz of paired spectrum, and 5mhz of unpaired spectrum.
Hutchison Whampoa Limited holds a 65 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G(including the 6.5 per cent allocated for the remaining option of Telesystem International Wireless Inc. ("TIW"). The other major shareholders are NTT DoCoMo (20 per cent) KPN Mobile (15 per cent).
NTT DoCoMo, KPN Mobile and Hutchison Whampoa together, can generate significant economies of scale in product development, network procurement and construction as well as content and other supplier relationships. This will provide enhanced service offering and service innovation for the customers.
Background details for Dr. Colin Tucker
Dr. Tucker is aged 55 and married with two children.
|1998 - 2000||Orange plc |
Chief Operating Officer - International Operations
|1991 - 1998||Orange plc |
|1988 - 1991||GPT Limited |
Director and General Manager - Telepoint Systems
|1984 - 1988||Plessey Telecommunications Products Ltd |
Director of Engineering
|In additon from|
1987 - 1990
|Dr. Tucker was Industrial Professor at Loughborough University|
Dr. Tucker currently holds non-executive directorships with Morse Holdings plc and TTP Communications Plc.
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