Carlos Slim rejects claims by lawmakers in Colombia
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, on a visit Friday to Colombia, rejected claims by lawmakers in Bogota that his telecommunications firm America Movil needs to be reined in and regulated because it has gained too dominant a position in the country's wireless sector.
America Movil is Latin America's biggest wireless phone service provider, and the company's third-largest market is Colombia, where it commands a 60 percent market share.
"In terms of a monopoly, in any economic activity in which two or three firms are competing, one has to be bigger than the other," Mr. Slim said in Cartagena. "The fact that one company has a bigger share is a result of customer preference."