What is the 2G & 3G sunset?
When a mobile network operator (MNO) announces that a network will be sunsetted, they are planning to turn off the cellular infrastructure required for this network to operate. The 2G and 3G sunset is the gradual phasing out of the 2G and 3G networks. With newer and better network technologies being rolled out around the world, such as LTE and 5G, 2G and 3G are slowly being made redundant. Whilst the overall turn-off isn’t happening until 2025, some MNOs are already switching off their 2G and 3G networks. For this reason, it’s better to act now and adopt 4G, LTE or 5G connectivity as a replacement for your legacy 2G and 3G deployments.