3G Sunsets are Truly Underway

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By Harriet Sumnall | 2Q 2022 | IN-6566

 

US 3G Network Closures: Where are MNOs at?

NEWS


It is well established that 2G and 3G network sunsets are taking place to open up more available spectrum for the newer generations of cellular technology. Many US Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have set clear dates on when they intend to close their 3G networks if they haven’t already done so.

All US MNOs already have already closed their 2G networks , with Verizon no longer having a 3G network offering for the Internet of Things (IoT). AT&T set their 3G sunset date as the end of February 2022, T-Mobile at the beginning of July 2022, and Verizon being the last to sunset their 3G network with their sunset date due at the end of 2022.

A New Dawn for Next-Gen LPWA-LTE as the Sun Sets on 2G and 3G

IMPACT


It is no surprise that MNOs in Asia, more so China, have led the way in the closures of 2G and 3G networks with the increasing demand for Narrowband (NB)-IoT, with many other Asian MNOs following suit. Many sunset closures took place as early as 2017 for the 2G networks, however 3G sunset dates are being set as l…

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