Vodafone weighs into 4G row

Vodafone yesterday launched a broadside against 3, its smaller rival in the British mobile market, over the increasingly controversial auction of next-generation 4G mobile spectrum. Vodafone's UK chief executive Guy Lawrence told the Sunday Telegraph 3 was “running around the playground complaining that they’re being bullied by the older boys,” when in fact 3 sold more Apple iPhones than Vodafone, O2, or Everything, Everywhere. 3 is opposed to Ofcom’s delay of the auction because it is at risk of running out of capacity on its 3G network.