Here’s another one you can file under “Obvious” alongside yesterday’s revelation that No one really cares about Windows Phone.
O2, rapidly gaining a reputation as the moaniest network in the UK alongside Vodafone (Three is comparatively quiet), will officially appeal Everything Everywhere’s imminent LTE rollout in the UK.
We first heard news of Everything Everywhere’s LTE plans back in February, when the network (Orange and T-Mobile combined, essentially) announced that it hoped to provide the UK with “the 21st Century network that it so deserves” – before the end of 2012.
However, that was always subject to Ofcom approval, and in March we learned that the decision had been delayed, largely thanks to moany old O2 and Vodafone.
Fast-forward to mid-August, almost six months later, and Ofcom somewhat surprisingly announced that it had in fact approved the rollout, from September 11.
According to a report in The Guardian, O2’s dad, Telefonica, has written to Ofcom expressing its concerns, with a “threat of legal action”. That’s not surprising, really; O2 seems to think everything is illegal. Other than having a 24-hour network outage (zing!).
Regardless of the outcome, O2's complaining is likely to stall Everything Everywhere's plans to get the ball rolling from September 11. Heck, that's less than two weeks away.
Over to you, Vodafone.