What is the “3G sunset”? As Mobile Network Operators focus on delivering the continued roll out of 5G networks, they’re experiencing the need for increased bandwidth to respond to the higher demand by their users, especially to accommodate increased data requirements and provide faster speeds. As a result, many providers are shutting down their 2G and 3G networks in favor of 4G LTE networks. Many of the major US providers have announced end dates for their 3G sunset, including Verizon (by the end of 2022), Sprint (December 2022) and AT&T (February 2022).
If you’ve been caught up in the 3G sunset, you may have found yourself having to rethink your IoT connectivity deployments. The cost and hassle for businesses to replace SIMs is a major headache, particularly if you have devices deployed in remote locations, in large volumes or on the move.
New developments in connectivity technology move quickly, so ensuring your IoT connectivity is future-proofed is key to keeping control of your costs and staying ahead of the game.
Pelion’s trial IoT SIM card offers free 4G connectivity for 60 days to help you plan your transition ahead of the upcoming 3G sunset. In addition, Pelion makes it easy for you to build, test and prepare for the final step in bringing your IoT project to market.
Ensuring your device remains connected is vital to see maximum ROI from IoT projects. Cellular connectivity provides a secure and stable connection, but older generations are being shut down as technology evolves. Avoid the expense and hassle of swapping out physical SIM cards by moving to Pelion’s managed eSIM service to connect, deploy, and remotely switch network profiles flexibly.
After your trial, get in touch to discuss your IoT needs. Once you’re ready to expand outside North America, Pelion will grow with you no matter where you do business, offering you: