The 3G network shutdown presents an opportunity to enhance your telematics and fleet operations performance with the power of 4G and 5G technology!
Wireless network providers must constantly evolve their technology to provide faster and more reliable service. With limited bandwidth available, older technology must be discontinued in order to support technological innovation and evolution. Starting in 2022, wireless providers in the U.S. will be sunsetting their 3G services to make way for new generations of technology, specifically 4G (LTE) and 5G. Timing and plans for the 3G sunset vary by carrier, with some beginning to phase out parts of their network sooner than others.
The currently communicated timelines for completion of the 3G sunset by each major carrier are:
AT&T: February 2022 | T-Mobile: July 1, 2022 | Sprint: March 31 - June 30, 2022 | Verizon: December 31, 2022