Hutchison said to sign UK capacity deals worth £3B; Samsung forecasts 10% rise in Q1 operating profit

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> Three UK owner CK Hutchison reportedly signed network capacity deals worth £3 billion (€3.7 billion/$4.2 billion) with Sky and Virgin Media in order to appease European Union regulators over plans to buy O2 UK. Telegraph article

> Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine said Telecom Italia does not need a capital increase for investments. Reuters article

> Samsung predicted its first quarter operating profit will grow 10 per cent year-on-year to KRW6.6 trillion (€5 billion/$5.7 billion). BBC News report

> Apple looked to be preparing software that will allow iPhone owners to permanently hide default apps. Telegraph report

> ZTE's stock price fell 10 per cent on Thursday, as it restarted trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange following a month-long suspension. Wall Street Journal report

> Swiss operator Sunrise launched a direct carrier billing option -- Sunrise Pay – for fee-based apps in the Google Play store. Sunrise release

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