In case you weren’t already aware, the 3G mobile network, and the old copper wired analogue landline network are both facing the end.
3G mobile networks are already disappearing as we speak, as mobile operators Vodafone and Three have scheduled localised switch-offs of their 3G services as soon as this year, with Vodafone starting this very month.
Vodafone is aiming for the end of this year to have fully completed their 3G switch off, and Three and EE plan to complete theirs by the end of 2024.
Research from Uswitch has found that most Brits are unaware that 3G networks will be switched off, which means millions of UK mobile users could find themselves left behind on a 2G network with very slow data speeds, if any at all.
The 3G network isn’t energy efficient, and its removal will be the dawn of a more sustainable future. It will also make room for the more advanced 4G and 5G networks to give customers better, faster and more reliable services.
Older landline services are also being switched off to make way for newer and more efficient technologies. The old copper cabling and analogue/ISDN services that run through it are being switched off in 2025, and from now any UK resident that relies on the older tech for their phonelines, security systems, broadband etc are unable to make any changes or additions to their current services. For a UK business this could have a huge impact on the ability to grow.
If your business is still using 3G handsets, or the older analogue/ISDN landline services, then get in touch with us today so we can help you stay connected.