AT&T has already shut down its 2G network, and the remaining North American carriers are all in the process of planning for a 2G, and in some cases a 3G, shut down within the next five years. The future of IoT is LTE, but your path to getting there will be unique to your business requirements.
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With the shutdown of 2G (and eventually 3G) networks and the expansion of 4G LTE technology, now is the time for companies with active 2G devices to begin planning their transition to LTE. With new releases such as Cat M and NB IoT, LTE is becoming the technology of choice for IoT solution providers - even those with low power and low bandwidth applications. The future is LTE, but your migration strategy requires careful evaluation of your business needs. Here are some of the most common migration strategies to get you thinking.
As legacy 2G networks sunset, what is your migtation strategy?
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, and we can work with you to assess your company's situation and provide you with examples of how companies in similar scenarios have addressed the problem. KORE is available to ease the transition to newer technologies with customized pricing plans, simple contract addendums, and device certification assistance.
Since 2003, we have been the most trusted IoT/M2M service provider of global network connectivity - offering complete global coverage through GSM, CDMA, and satellite data services.
Because of our partnerships, our customers can achieve worldwide connectivity through a single connection. A single connection to KORE gives customers access to a multitude of carriers and technology partners locally, regionally and globally who are empowered to efficiently deliver IoT solutions for connected devices around the world.
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, or learn more about your options on our blog and learning center.