2G Services Will Be Discontinued in Australia by the End of 2016

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019828

Telstra Plans to Switch Off 2G Network

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On July 23, 2014, Telstra, Australia’s largest mobile operator in terms of the number of subscriptions, laid out plans to shut down its 2G GSM network by the end of 2016, freeing up the spectrum for 4G services. It is expected that the 2G customer base will shrink faster over the next two and a half years, as Telstra engages in the transitioning of its 2G subscribers to the 3G or 4G networks. Telstra will start to contact its affected customers shortly to explain the changes and offer new options to them. The 2G customers can upgrade to more advanced networks either through changing SIM cards or replacing their current mobile phones with 3G- or 4G-compatible mobile phones.

2G Spectrum Refarmed for the 4G Services

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Telstra has done a lot to migrate customers to higher techn...

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