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2G & 3G Network Closure Dates

Why are 2G & 3G networks closing?

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) across the globe are starting to phase out their 3G and 2G networks to make way for 5G.

Networks are calling it sunsetting. But with thousands of machine-to machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications still relying on 2G and 3G services, users of these services must consider the need for decommissioning, SIM swaps, upgrading and/or complete replacement of devices.

A comprehensive list of sunset dates for each network can be found below.

What action should you take?

Our ‘Preparing for the sunset of 2G & 3G’ guide, gives an easy to understand explanation of the changes and the steps that you should take to prepare for them.

Download Sunset Guide

To understand the impact on your deployment and for help on how to plan for this change…

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2G & 3G Network Sunsets

Whilst we will try to maintain this list as accurately as possible, we are not tracking each network globally for updates. Networks not appearing on this table may not have publicly stated their plans for 2G or 3G network sunsets. Officially networks only need to give three months’ notice to confirm the shutdown of network services.

COUNTRYNETWORKSERVICECLOSUREDETAILS
AustraliaVodafone Australia2G20182G network closed in 2018
AustraliaOptus2G20172G network closed in 2017
AustraliaTelstra2G20162G network closed in 2016
AustraliaTelstra3GJune 2024Indicated 3G network closure by June 2024
CanadaRogers2GDecember 2020Decommissioning from December 2020
CanadaRogers3G2025Indicated 3G network closure by 2025
Czech RepublicT-Mobile3GDecember 2020Indicated 3G network closure from December 2020
DenmarkTelenor3GApril 2021Indicated 3G network closure from April 2021
DenmarkTelia3GApril 2021Indicated 3G network closure from April 2021
EgyptOrange Egypt 2GIndicated that they will switch off 2G soon
FranceOrange France 2G2024No earlier than 2024
FranceOrange France3G2024No earlier than 2024
GermanyTele2 3G2025Indicated 3G network closure by 2025
GermanyTelekom3GDecember 2020Indicated 3G network closure from December 2020
GermanyVodafone3GDecember 2021Indicated 3G network closure by December 2021
LiechtensteinSwisscom Ltd2G2020Indicated 2G network closure by end 2020
NetherlandsKPN2GNo confirmation of plans for 2G
NetherlandsT-Mobile2GNovember 2020Indicated 2G network closure from November 2020
NetherlandsKPN3GJanuary 2022Indicated 3G network closure by January 2022
NetherlandsT-Mobile3G2021Indicated 3G network closure from January 2021
NetherlandsTele2 3G2025Indicated 3G network closure in 2025
NetherlandsVodafone3GFebruary 20203G network closed in February 2020
New Zealand2 degrees New Zealand (NZLNH)2GMarch 2018Shut down its 2G network in March 2018
NorwayTelenor Norge AS 2G2025Indicated 2G network closure in 2025
NorwayTelenor Norge AS 3G20203G to be phased out during 2020
NorwayTelia Norway3G20213G to be phased out by end of 2021
SingaporeM12G20172G network closed in 2017
SingaporeSingtel2G20172G network closed in 2017
SingaporeStarHub 2G20172G network closed in 2017
SpainVodafone2G2025Indicated support for 2G until 2025
SpainMovistar (Telefonica Spain) 3G2025Indicated 3G network closure in 2025
SpainVodafone3G2022Phasing out 3G support from 2022
SwedenTelia3G2025Indicated 3G network support will cease in 2025
SwitzerlandSunrise Communications AG2G20192G network closed in 2019
SwitzerlandSwisscom Ltd2G20202G phased out by the end of 2020
SwitzerlandSwisscom Ltd3GDecember 2022Indicated 3G network closure after December 2022
UKVodafone2G2025Planning to support 2G until 2025
UKEE2G2025Planning to support 2G until 2025
UKO22G2023No earlier than 2023
UKO23G2023No earlier than 2023
UKVodafone3G2022Phasing out 3G support from 2022
UKEE3G2020supporting until at least end 2020
UKThree3G3G phase-out confirmed, but have no confirmed dates
USAAT&T2G20172G network closed in 2017
USAVerizon2G2019Shut down its 2G network by end 2019
USAT-Mobile2GDecember 2020Indicated 2G network closure from December 2020
USAAT&T3G2022Indicated 3G network closure from early 2022
USAVerizon3G2020Indicated 3G network closure from December 2020
TaiwanTaiwan Mobile2G20172G network closed 2017
TaiwanTaiwan Mobile3G20193G network closed 2019



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