Launched in 2005, Three shook up a stale and uncompetitive market with our great value price plans and services. Three has to date invested almost €2 billion in building our Irish business and in July 2014, completed a deal to purchase O2 in Ireland. Three is now Ireland’s second largest mobile operator with 37% market share and over two million customers (as of December 2014).
Three operates 2G, 3G and 4G networks, with 96% coverage nationwide. We will invest a further €300m in building our state-of-the-art 4G network over the next two years.
Three’s head office is in Dublin, with our Customer Care centre in Limerick and in February 2015, Three and Tech Mahindra opened a Customer Service centre in Waterford creating 130 jobs. Three operates 68 retail stores and currently employees over 1,400 employees throughout Ireland.
Three sponsors the Irish International Football and Rugby teams and Ireland’s largest indoor music venue, 3Arena. In February 2015 , Three announced a four year partnership deal with Electric Picnic, Longitude and the NYF Countdown Concert
Our parent company.
Three is 100% owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, a renowned multinational conglomerate committed to innovation and technology. Its diverse businesses employ over a quarter of a million people in 52 countries worldwide and operations range from some of the world’s biggest port operators and retailers, to property development and infrastructure, to innovative telecommunications and data services. Three operates 3G services in Ireland, UK, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau and Sweden. We have over 25 million active customers in Europe alone. Hutchison Whampoa Limited is controlled by Li Ka-shing, one of the world’s most successful businessmen.