Half a million shops worldwide sell Lycatel’s prepaid cards, allowing customers to make cheap international calls. Founded by Subaskaran Allirajah in 2004, the group also opened a prepaid Sim card business in 2006, Lycamobile, which has more than 8m subscribers in 14 countries. Its service launched in Ireland this year. Sales are UK consolidated trading including Lycamobile.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank38
CompanyLycamobile
ActivityPrepaid mobile telecoms provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*444.3
Operating profit £m*9.5
Main shareholdersSubaskaran Allirajah (90%), Milind Kangle (8%), other (2%)
Staff953
Founded2004
Websitewww.lycamobile.com

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