The End Of 3G Is here. Are you ready for 4G?
If you have devices currently running on Verizon 3G networks you only have until the end of the year before Verizon shuts it down.
Verizon is sunsetting their 3G network this December. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will retire their 3G networks over the next 1 to 2 years. The end of 3G networks is near, which means now is the time to start migrating your 3G devices to 4G. Cellular carriers have been warning customers since 2018 that they will be sunsetting or shutting down their 3G networks to focus on 4G LTE and 5G technology.
There are an estimated 80 million cellular IoT devices currently running on 3G networks in North America, from oil & gas, solar, and security to emergency vehicles and call boxes. They will need to upgrade or replace their 3G cellular devices with devices design for 4G networks. Companies who don’t make the transition from 3G to 4G by the sunset date will face disruptions in their business when their IoT devices go offline, stop communicating, or begin malfunctioning.
You don’t have to make this transition on your own. We can develop a migration plan and recommend the right 4G devices for your industry.
2G and 3G End Dates
|2G GSM||December 2019||January 2017||December 2021||December 2020|
|3G||December 2020||February 2022||December 2022||TBD|
Verizon’s 3G network ends Dec. 31st with more deadlines following. We can help make sure it’s a smooth transition.