Ofcom adamant on 4G launch

Telecoms watchdog Ofcom will stick to its guns on launching 4G mobile internet in the UK this year, in spite of disquiet from some mobile network operators. “We are ready for any potential litigation of our decision to allow this and we will robustly defend our position if required,” a spokesman said yesterday. The comment followed reports that 02 owner Telefonica has threatened to fight Ofcom’s decision to allow rival Everything Everywhere a head-start on rolling out 4G services.