The future of M2M / IoT is LTE but your path to getting there is unique to your business. Stay on 2G, migrate to 3G or make the leap to LTE - each option has benefits and risks. What’s the right path for your business?
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With the sunsetting of 2G networks and the expansion of 3G and 4G/LTE technology, now is the time for companies with 2G devices to start planning their movement to 3G or LTE. These networks make sense for companies evaluating the use of higher bandwidth for future services in the growing M2M/IoT space. We are all heading to LTE, but your path for getting there requires careful evaluation of your business needs. Here are some of the most common migration strategies to get you thinking.
AT&T’s 2G sunset happened December 31, 2016, but T-Mobile has committed to support their 2G network for M2M applications to 2020.
Although the future is LTE, migrating right now may be too disruptive for your business. You just need more time.
If this sounds like your situation, this may be the best strategy for your business.
When AT&T announced they would be sunsetting their 2G network, you may have suddenly found your business threatened, especially if you have thousands of 2G devices out in the field.
If you aren’t quite ready to make the leap to LTE because of concerns about the availability and cost of modules, then making the move to 3G might be the right choice.
Should you switch to 3G which currently has more M2M devices readily available with pricing more inline with 2G? Or make the move straight to LTE despite questions about network coverage and availability of affordable devices?
The strategies we’ve covered are not your only options. We can evaluate your current situation and provide you with examples of how companies in similar situations have addressed the problem. You can learn how KORE simplifies the transition to newer technologies with customized pricing plans, simple contract addendums and devicer certification assistance.
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The 2G sunset is presenting companies like yours with challenges and complexities. We’ve put together a number of additional resources to help as you navigate the transition. Start with our free guide and case studies. Learn more about your options on our blog and learning center.