Everything about the 3G sunset and network availability:
List of local 3G network shutdowns/sunsets
What the shutdown means for the hardware selection
NETWORK SHUTDOWN / PHASE OUT
Since the capacities of radio frequencies are limited, individual mobile network operators are obliged to shut down older mobile radio standards from the network. 1NCE’s connectivity services are basically dependent on the local network infrastructure of MNOs.
In the 1NCE Developer Hub, a current shutdown list is available in which region which mobile network standard will soon be switched off by which operator.
3G Coverage Map
1NCE offers global network coverage in more than 150 countries. Basically, all mobile standards are supported: 2G, 3G, and 4G as well as LTE-M and NB-loT. The actual network coverage map shows you in which countries and regions which mobile standard is available respectively.
WHAT DOES THE 3G SHUTDOWN MEAN FOR YOUR IOT USE CASE?
Restrictions Due To The 3G sunset
In general, the limitations of a 3G network shutdown are bearable. The 1NCE IoT SIM card supports all common cellular standards (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT). If your IoT devices are deployed in a region where one network service is discontinued, the SIM card can continue to transmit data and SMS on the mobile radio standards that are still available locally.
Limitations can possibly arise with the hardware. Please make sure that your modem modules support other radio access technologies besides 3G. If necessary, the loss of the 3G network may require adjustments to the device software to enable specific functions and logic flows of your IoT application. More detailed information can also be found in the 1NCE Developer Hub. Among other useful things, an overview with “recipes” for the configuration of the most frequently used modules is continuously being expanded there.
1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat
The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat offers you 10 years of IoT connectivity for a one-time payment of 10 dollars. The offering is specifically tailored for low bandwidth IoT applications: 500 MB and 250 SMS and all further necessary features are included. In the case that your use case requires additional data and SMS volume, you can also book a top-up via the Customer Portal.
More About 3G
Read more about 3G and other mobile radio technologies in the 1NCE IoT Blog. The blog provides you with interesting insights on the Internet of Things as well as on the implementation of IoT projects.
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