Moving from 2G/3G networks doesn’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. Read this guide to get started and avoid network shutdowns.
Legacy networks are well on their way in the sunsetting process. It’s not too late to start migrating to later generations, but strategic planning is essential to avoid network shutdowns and high costs. Learn now with this guide from KORE.
How does this affect IoT?
The immediate impact on IoT solutions that have been reliant on 3G and 3G technology is forced obsolescence of their existing connections – and often their devices themselves. To further complicate matters, most IoT devices don’t have a need for the high bandwidth capabilities that come along with LTE and 5G. This leaves many organizations que4stioning if they need to switch at all. IN fact, some organizations are dealing with the 2G and 3G phase-outs by switching to carriers with later sunset dates to delay the migration. But what must be realized is that migration is a “when,” not “if,” scenario. Once these 2G and 3G networks are gone, low power LTE categories – such as Cat-M and NB IoT – will be the only comparable licensed cellular options in terms of functionality and price point
What’s the bottom line?
No matter how many devices you have or which technology you’re currenly leveraging, network shutdowns will most definitely impact you. And switching from a legacy technology like 2G or 3G isn’t going to be a simple proess, for even the most technologically-savvy IoT solution provider.