2G is Alive & Well
A flurry of reports regarding the future of 2G have surfaced causing many people to wonder what to do with their M2M solutions that rely on 2G connectivity. We’re here to tell you that 2G is alive and well. Multiple nationwide network carriers have come forth emphasizing their commitment to the network technology. For our partners, this is great news. So, don’t buy all of the hype. 2G will go away one day, but it won’t be for a while.
The eventual 2G sunset is being discussed as carriers make supply and demand decisions. The growth of high-data consuming devices has caused network growth to explode in recent years. To keep up with the demand for more bandwidth, carriers have looked to acquire more spectrum for support – you likely hear about these moves each day. It comes down to carriers making decision as to how they will have the spectrum to support the demand for more data.
As noted in the last section, some carriers are better positioned from a spectrum standpoint. RacoWireless has been able to bring multiple global carriers into one place so that regardless of your data demands you have the network choices needed to keep your connected devices running. Both Sprint (CDMA) and T-Mobile (GSM) have committed to supporting 2G for the foreseeable future. So, while you may have felt as though 2G was no longer an option, you likely have more options than you think.
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