17 Apr '11, 12am

Sprint CEO: AT&T Merger Threatens Industry, and Use Recyclables in Phones

Sprint CEO: AT&T Merger Threatens Industry, and Use Recyclables in Phones

In less than three decades transformative technologies—wireless, the Internet and mobile phones—have revolutionized our professional and social lives. Today more people are using mobile phones than PCs and automobiles combined. “In 2010, for the first time, we carried more data traffic in the U.S. [on our cell phones], such as web browsing, emails and text messages, than voice messages. By 2017 traffic volume will be six times 2008,” according to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, adding that by 2031 five billion people worldwide will be mobile subscribers. But AT&T’s plan to merge with T-Mobile might change things. According to Hesse, the wireless industry’s innovative power is seriously threatened. “If AT&T is allowed to swallow T-Mobile, innovation and growth will be stifled and wireless innovation will be jeopardized,” he said. Th...

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