3 Italia not for sale

Rumors of Hutchison Whampoa offloading their European 3G network, 3 has been creating a lot of talk, and has caught the attention of big guns like Vodafone Chief Executive Arun Sarin, who has indicated an interest in buying 3. Orange seems to be interested as well. Whatever happens to the 3 network, for now the Italian arm of the company is going nowhere. “Many would like to buy it, but the answer is the same for all of them: 3 Italia is not for sale,” Vincenzo Novari said in a statement. 3 has networks in UK, Ireland, Norway, Italy and Denmark.