The British government announced today that it will deactivate its 2G and 3G networks by 2033 as it now focuses more on newer 5G technology. “The sunset of old networks is accelerating the pinnacle of British 5G technology and paving the way for future 6G services that offer a wide range of benefits to individuals, businesses and the community,” the government said.
While 4G connectivity is widely available in the UK, fewer people rely on 2G and 3G networks, according to 9to5mac. All four UK operators have agreed to end access to these networks by 2033, but the 3G network is likely to be switched off before the announced time because “wider 4G availability in rural areas reduces the need to maintain poor infrastructure”.
Turning off 3G helps operators reuse its structure for 4G and 5G networks. Costs are also reduced in this process; Because companies can turn off high-end equipment.
But on the other hand, it may be 2G More time than 3G Stay active because “the need for less power makes it an ideal standard for deploying the Internet of Things that require long battery life and minimal bandwidth.”
Nadine Doris, Minister of Culture, on how 5G Helping the UK and businesses by providing faster internet, he said:
We are offering another میلیون 50 million today to put the UK at the forefront of mobile connectivity and ensure that our telecommunications networks are safe and secure now and in the future. We can only do this through stronger international cooperation. Today we will meet with US allies and strengthen our relationship with technology.
Of course, the UK is not the only region to have plans to end 3G support, although it may take some time. Earlier this year, US operator Verizon announced plans to end its 3G network by the end of 2022. The company said:
Since 2016, we have publicly announced that we are actively scrapping our CDMA 3G network. Initially, we announced that we would shut down our 3G network in 2019. However, we have extended this date until the end of 2020 and now until the end of 2022 so that we can take care of our customers by moving to newer and more advanced technologies and minimizing disruption to our services.
5G It is progressing very fast and there is nothing left until its standardization. We must also note that telephones 5The Gs are cheaper than ever, and Apple is planning to launch its cheapest iPhone 5G in 2022 with the third-generation iPhone SE.