US 3G EOL delayed

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Verizon indefinitely delays 3G network shutdown | Light Reading

by Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, Light Reading | @mikeddano

1/5/2021

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... [Kevin] King [Verizon spokesman] clarified to Light Reading that Verizon is working to shutter its 3G network as soon as possible, though he did not provide a timeline for the effort.

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Verizon's flip-flop on 3G comes as AT&T plans to shutter its own 3G network in "early" 2022 in order to "help free up spectrum to better accommodate next generation technologies and services." T-Mobile has said it will shut down its 3G network "over the next several years" but "we haven't shared timing."

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However, 3G network shutdowns represent a significant issue not only for smartphone users but also for companies that use the network for their IoT services.

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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The Right to Replace | Electronic Design

by William G. Wong

JAN 12, 2021

Verizon isn’t turning off 3G—for now. Editor Bill Wong weighs in on what that means.

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Some 3G at Mouser :

RF Modules – Mouser

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Welcome.

IoT; a goal is to have a typical device lifetime of 5 to 10 years though a US business cycle is 3 years for IT devices.

The Right to Replace | Electronic Design

by William G. Wong

JAN 12, 2021

Verizon isn’t turning off 3G—for now. Editor Bill Wong weighs in on what that means.

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[automobiles, some older mobile telephones]

The Internet of Things actually started with 3G devices, and these also would be isolated.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Blakis wrote:

I don't know who is using 3G nowadays. For example, I and all my friends are working with 5G and 4G technologies. 3G is a little outdated for 2021.

new development will be on 5G and perhaps a bit on 4G still too, but how about the millions of 3G products that are out in the field already and might be even bought end of last year........

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But Verizon and T-mobile are recommending a return to 2g to save battery life... https://www.theregister.com/2021...

 

Neil

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At my location, I'm bleeping lucky to get 1G :)

 

hj

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Choices, choices ... indeed can be spotty.

GSMA - Network Coverage Maps

 

edit : AT&T sunsets US 3G Feb'22

Deployment Map | Internet of Things | GSMA

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Sun. Mar 14, 2021 - 06:37 PM
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Yep, I'm still waiting for 3g and 4 G to work properly once I get a few km out of town. 5G WILL BE useless I'm sure.

 

And by the way do you know that it gives you COVID19? cheeky And of course no one wants towers in their neighbourhoods so it will work by magic.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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