SPOTLIGHT: New cell services put on hold

The largest mobile operators in Europe have seen their market becoming more crowded, squeezing sales and profits. According to financial data from the carriers, the average European consumer is now spending just about half what he or she spent in the late 1990s for mobile service. Equally worrisome for the opeators, these consumers appear uninterested in doing much more with their cell phones than talk and send text messages. Analysis