Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (HTAL) is an Australian incorporated listed company (ASX: HTA) which holds a 25.05% equity interest in TPG Telecom Limited (ASX: TPG). CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CKHH) is the majority shareholder of HTAL.
In 2003 HTAL, through the 3 brand, introduced Australia’s first third generation (3G) mobile telecommunications network.
In 2009, HTAL and Vodafone Australia merged their telecommunications business (3 and Vodafone) in a 50:50 joint venture called Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA). The merger in 2009 created a larger scale business that brought the 3 and Vodafone customers together under the Vodafone brand in Australia. The merger also brought together the combined global expertise, scale, research and development capabilities, and support of Vodafone Group Plc and CKHH to provide the best possible service experience to Australian customers.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited was converted to a public company on 19 June 2020 and changed its name to Vodafone Hutchison Australia Limited. On 29 June 2020, VHA changed its name from Vodafone Hutchison Australia Limited to TPG Telecom Limited (TPG Telecom). In June 2020, VHA merged with TPG Corporation Limited (previously listed on the ASX under the ticker code “TPM”). The merger has established Australia’s third fully integrated telecommunications operator in Australia – TPG Telecom. TPG Telecom operates a number of leading mobile and internet brands including Vodafone, TPG, iiNet, Internode, Lebara and AAPT, providing consumers with a comprehensive portfolio of fixed and mobile products in the Australian telecommunications market.