More 2G and 3G in the UK by 2033

The government of Britain
he announced the will to finish by 2033 THE dismantling of 2G and 3G networks on its national territory, in order to provide only next-generation connectivity solutions.

An agreement to this effect has been made with the 4 operators present in the country: Vodafone EE, Virgin Media O2 and Three have undertaken to no longer use these transmission technologies for their services, in order to free up the spectrum of frequencies that can be used for data transmission with other innovative technologies.

For 2030, moreover, pending the adoption of 6G networks about 10 years after the first public use of 5G networks. The shutdown of 2G and 3G networks will force consumers not so much to upgrade to 4G-enabled smartphones as a minimum, but rather to evolve a whole range of connected devices that rely on 2G and 3G transmission and are now used in many many urban contexts. Just think of smart meters, ie smart electricity meters that can be read remotely and are based on these data transmission technologies.

The year 2033 indicated as the end of the elimination phase, i.e. the progressive scene output of 2G and 3G networks; a move towards at least 4G connections will take place gradually over the next few years, so that the 2G and 3G networks currently in use can be updated in time. The announcement of a complete changeover for 2033 made today, 12 years in advance, aims precisely to give space to intervene on network infrastructures still based on 2G and 3G technology so that disturbances do not occur. not create.