2G and 3G Network Shutdowns Rationale Report 2022: Coverage of 15 Countries and More than 40 MNOs - Lessons Learned and Best Practices

December 16, 2022

Dublin, Dec. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "2G and 3G network shutdowns- Rationale, lessons learned and best practices" report has been added to's offering. The arrival of 5G networks has led operators and regulators to consider shutting down older mobile legacy networks. The coming period up to 2025 is thus expected to be the one with the most 2G and 3G network sunsets ever. The shutdown of legacy networks allows MNOs to refarm spectrum and shift frequencies towards new and more spectral-efficient networks. By reducing the number of mobile generations supported and accompanying the migration processes, MNOs will be able to reduce their expenses, including OpEx. This extensive bottom-up study covers 15 countries and more than 40 MNOs and offers: A state of the art of mobile network evolutionBest practices for network shutdownRegulatory issues related to the shutdown processOpportunities and challenges of the transitionA detailed overview of MNO strategies in 15 countries Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. State of the art The evolution of mobile networksNetwork decommissioningNetwork shutdowns become more numerousSelection of countries where 2G/3G are no longer supportedKey announced drivers for shutting down old network 3. Shutdown best practices Best practices for a successful legacy network shutdown processBest marketing levers for a successful legacy network shutdownSecure the IoT customer base with specific actions 4. Regulatory issues Different degrees of regulatory involvementShutdown processes mainly led by MNOs 5. Opportunities 4G and 5G much more efficient than 2G or 3GLess users in older technologiesSpectrum influences how the network is designedGetting additional spectrumDSS eases the transition from NSA to 5G SAMain paths to reduce energy consumptionReplacement of old network equipment (2G/3G/4G) 6. Challenging issues Manage the transition efficiently and in advanceIoT businessIoT technologies over cellular 7. Overview of country and MNO strategies7.1. China7.2. Czech Republic7.3. France7.4. Germany7.5. Italy7.6. Japan7.7. Netherlands7.8. Norway7.9. Singapore7.10. South Korea7.11. Spain7.12. Switzerland7.13. Taiwan7.14. United Kingdom7.15. United States Companies Mentioned 3 UKAT&TBouygues TelecomChina MobileChina TelecomChina UnicomChunghwaFar EasToneGrupo MasmovilIceIlliad FR/ITKDDIKPNKTLGU+NTT DoCoMoOrange ES/FRO2 CZ/UKSaltSFRSingTelSKTSoftBankStarHubSunriseSwisscomTaiwan MobileTelefonica ES/GERTelia NoTelenorTIMT-Mobile USA/GER/CZ/NLVerizonVodafone ES/UK/IT/CZ/GERVodafoneZiggo NLWindTre For more information about this report visit

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