2G connectivity is a mature technology and currently forms the backbone of IoT devices. The radio technology is the commonly used standard for connecting low-bandwidth devices to the Internet of Things, although new technologies are emerging. No matter whether you are planning with 2G, LTE-M or NB-IoT, the 1NCE IoT SIM card supports all cellular mobile radio standards.
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Sunsets and Phase Outs
Now and in the near future network operators switch off 2G frequencies to have them available for future-driven technologies like 5G. This is known as Shutdown, Sunset or Phase Out. 1NCE keeps you updated on where our operators are switching off outdated radio standards. In most cases, the phase out won’t have any effect on your business case. Please check if your SIM modules are multi-mode compatible and can work on other mobile radio standards.
Stumbling across the network abbreviations 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M? In the IoT Native Blog, 1NCE lists an overview of current mobile radio standards. Which aspects should be considered when choosing the mobile radio technology? Our blog article provides answers to that.
Commonly used modems by 1NCE customers support 2G. Mainly in combination with Cat-M/LTE-M and NB-IoT or in combination with LTE/4G. The 1NCE Developer Hub offers references to hardware specifications. Recipes describe the proper configuration of modules in connection with a 1NCE IoT SIM card, including instructions about proper AT commands.
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