Vodafone 4G Pushed Back to August or September to Coincide with iPhone Refresh Excitement

By Gary Cutlack on at

Vodafone's not quite ready to battle EE in the 4G market, with plans to launch a rival superfast network pushed back to the "end of the summer" when it believes there's a "good commercial window" for it. Which we think means fleecing iPhone upgraders for an extra fiver a month, come the arrival of the next Apple handset.

The comments come from Vodafone UK's CEO Vittorio Colao, who was talking about his future plans as part of yesterday's annual results update. Colao said of the change of plan from a June launch for 4G: "We want to be able to launch it when it's really ready. End of the summer means when there is going to be a good commercial window for launching it."

The current iPhone 5 won't work on Vodafone's batch of 4G radio frequencies, so it'd be relying solely on Android and Windows Phone models were it to launch a 4G range right now. [Guardian]