As service providers continue to roll out new LTE and 5G network solutions, the sun is setting on all 2G/3G networks. Now is the time to take action and migrate over to an alternative 4G, LTE or 5G solution if your business has 2G or 3G connections out in the field.
What is the 2G & 3G sunset?
When 2G and 3G networks are turned off, this is called sunsetting. It usually takes place when a mobile network operator (MNO) needs to free up resources in order to cater for the newer and more powerful 5G infrastructure. When a 2G or 3G network is sunsetted, all existing deployments using that particular carrier will be affected and cease to continue working unless an alternative technology is rolled out.
A global timeline of the 2G & 3G sunset
Find out how the 2G & 3G networks are being sunsetted across the world in the tables below. Please note that these dates often change and nothing is set in stone. We will continue to update this table as and when new information surfaces.