Samsung to help MTS build LTE; Vivendi edging closer to split for telecom unit

> Russia's MTS said it inked a three-year infrastructure deal with Samsung for LTE. Article

> Vivendi is edging closer to splitting its telecommunications business from its media operations. Article

> Telefónica's Movistar announced it switched on an LTE network and is also planning to offer shared-data plans. Article

> The European Union rejected a request by German regulators to review the transaction between Telefónica and KPN's respective German units. Article

> Some analysts see Apple's new iPhones helping European operators nab new subscribers. Article

And finally… Michael Dell said his company has no plans to return to the phone business. Article