A lawmaker expressed “uneasiness” about how companies that develop applications for smartphones may use data collected from U.S. mobile phone customers.
Congressional Republicans want to rein in a $2.2 billion U.S. mobile-phone subsidy for the poor, saying it’s riddled with fraud and benefits the world’s richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
AT&T Inc. said it was concerned that U.S. regulators will “radically” restrict its ability to buy the rights to airwaves to meet growing demand for smartphones and tablet computers.
The Federal Communications Commission said concentration is rising among U.S. mobile-telephone providers, a conclusion that AT&T Inc., the nation’s second- biggest wireless company, said may lead to more regulation.
"There's going to be a lot of issues raised."
- Robert Quinn on Nov 09, 2012