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CKHH reporting continues its winning ways

The team at CK Hutchison head office put a lot of effort into the annual reports and their hard work is rewarded year after year at the ARC Awards for excellence in annual reports. This year they won a Silver award for the Cover/Photo Design in the Diversified Business category. They were also recognised with a Bronze award in the category of Traditional Annual Report. The Hong Kong Management Association was also impressed, bestowing a Best Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Award and an Excellence Report Award to CK Hutchison. Well done!

Wind Tre takes 5G to the next level for consumers and businesses

It’s simple to say 5G: faster, better. Wind Tre is working with Ericsson to deploy a 5G Core for Standalone so it can deliver new services to consumers and businesses using massive bandwidth and ultra-low latency. Network slicing is an innovation that will allow artificial intelligence (AI) to configure the network to ensure services use the right configuration (e.g. low or high bandwidth, super-fast or just fast enough) to make the most of the network, with not an iota of bandwidth wasted. The 5G Core sits on a cloud infrastructure that will deliver cutting-edge services to Italians for years to come.

Outside the cities, Wind Tre is connecting the people of the countryside

“Connected Villages” is the new initiative to improve the connectivity and capability of people living in rural areas of Italy. Starting in the villages of Valvasone Arzene and Cordovado in the province of Pordenone, the initiative has already reached 24 small towns in less than four months and is expected to expand, supporting the younger generation and elderly people. This includes amplifying and spreading the benefits of earlier Wind Tre programmes such as the NeoConnessi (educating children about responsible online behaviour) and the NeoConnessi Silver project (addressing the needs of senior citizens).

Upgrading England

UK Power Networks is investing over £100 million of infrastructure in London and the East and South East of England. Over 100 projects will see upgrades of substations, transformers and circuit breakers to support more than 8.4 million homes and businesses. Of the total investment amount, £66 million will be dedicated to Green Recovery scheme projects that will fast-track low carbon at 86 sites, advancing the nation to hit targets set out in the government’s Ten Point Plan towards Net Zero by 2050.

Hutchison Travel: still travelling at 20 years old celebrates 20 years of transporting people to their heart’s desire. Formerly known as Hutchison-Priceline at inception in 2002, they continue to provide best-in-class service and assistance to travellers with all their heart. Here’s to the next 20 years!

Partyamas! Hutchison Ports celebrates

From Panama to The Bahamas, celebrations are in order! The 25th Anniversary of Panama Ports Company hosted sports competitions, a BBQ lunch and recognition for employees who had been there the full 25 years!

In The Bahamas, Freeport Container Port celebrated its 25th anniversary in July with a cake-cutting ceremony. The next month, it welcomed the MSC Francesca, the largest vessel ever to visit the port. At an impressive 363.57m long, it has a capacity of 11,336 TEU. All good reasons to celebrate!

When Irish phones are smiling

3 Ireland’s offering is expanding on the Emerald Isle as part of a nationwide upgrade, with €27 million being invested in its retail stores. New outlets have opened in counties Carlow, Dublin, Sligo, Wicklow, Galway, Donegal, Louth and Kerry as part of the upgrade of customer offerings and retail stores. There are now many more ways for the Irish to connect to Three!

Thailand loads its 35 millionth TEU and keeps on rolling

Hutchison Port Thailand celebrated the milestone of processing 35 million TEU since its opening in 2002. The port has led the Group in implementing cutting-edge technology, facilitating 24-hour operations.


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