Phone Mergers May Slow as Money Moves to Mobile Data at Home

Phone Mergers May Slow as Money Moves to Mobile Data at Home

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Thanks to devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone and handsets based on Google Inc.’s Android software, demand for high-priced data plans is exploding, prompting operators to focus on their domestic markets and cut back on emerging market deals,according to a report from PRTM, a management consulting firm.