Trident Telecom hopes to raise additional funds through a second round of financing after breaking even in its first year of operations, according to company executives. The Hong Kong-based company which targets business travellers by providing roaming and voice e-mail services, said it would expand services to capture the corporate market. Chief operating officer Lee Chik-yuet said Trident was in discussions with a number of quasi-government organisations and mainland technology companies about providing them tailor-made mobile services to facilitate their internal communications. Mr Lee said Trident had established a track record for these products after providing advanced mobile services to the recent ITU Telecom Asia 2002 conference. It also sold mobile SIM cards for the Trade Development Council, which recently renewed its contracts for next year. 'We are on track in our business plans to serve 100,000 customers in three years,' Mr Lee said. 'We exceeded our internal targets for the first year.' Trident sold more than 30,000 SIM cards this year, more than its initial target of 20,000, Mr Lee said. While declining to state average revenue per user for its SIM cards, Mr Lee said it sold the cards for between HK$100 and HK$250 each. Trident provides a unified messaging service, whereby users can listen to their e-mail through text-to-speech technology. The mobile virtual network operator, which leases network space from Sunday Communications, also provides international call-forwarding services. Chief executive Francis Wong Yick-man said Trident was looking for partners in Taiwan in order to capture more business in the Greater China region. 'In the next 24 months, mobile roaming revenue will fall significantly,' Mr Wong said. He estimated that 70 per cent of Hong Kong mobile roaming revenue was from the mainland and Taiwan, while this segment accounted for as much as 20 per cent of revenue for some mobile operators. To get its services to travellers, Trident sells mobile SIM cards and handsets at Chek Lap Kok and has lined up a limousine service company and the Excelsior hotel as agents.