Ofcom expects legal action over 4G auction

Ofcom has said it is “fully prepared for litigation” should any of the networks decide to sue, following the much-disputed spectrum auction, which will bring 4G superfast mobile Internet to the UK next year.

Debate about the largest sale of British airwaves has dragged on for years, with each of the four networks threatening to sue the regulator at various times.

“It’s a racing certainty there will be objections,” said Ofcom’s chief executive,  Ed Richards. “We are fully prepared for litigation and we are fully prepared to defend the decisions we have taken.”

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