TPG telecom, the corporate behind Vodafone, TPG, iiNet and felix to call a couple of manufacturers, has confirmed that it’ll shutdown its 3G community on the fifteenth December 2023
For these prospects nonetheless utilizing a 3G solely machine, that’s loads of time to replace to a 4G or 5G enabled machine.
The decommissioning of the 3G networks beneath the TPG Telecom manufacturers follows a major decline in 3G community use lately as prospects units more and more utilise its sooner 4G and new 5G community bands.
TPG Telecom Chief Expertise Officer Giovanni Chiarelli has said that:
“We have now introduced the December 2023 switch-off date in the very best pursuits of giving our shopper and enterprise prospects the suitable time and assist they require to organize for the transfer to superior cellular applied sciences like 4G and 5G,” and that “The retirement of older community applied sciences like 3G is a part of an essential industry-wide transfer to supply prospects with higher velocity and higher performance with right now’s trendy smartphones and units.”
TPG Telecom has said that at the moment its 3G community carries lower than one p.c of the community’s complete cellular knowledge site visitors.
For comparability, its 4G community accounts for 86 per cent of the corporate’s complete cellular knowledge site visitors and its 5G companies at the moment make up 13.5 per cent of its cellular knowledge site visitors.
TPG Telecom have said that after the 3G community is shutdown, all 3G voice calls will routinely be carried over 4G or Wi-Fi calling (VoWiFi) for units with that characteristic.
Mr Chiarelli has additional said that:
“The 3G change off will solely affect a small variety of our prospects who’ve 3G-only units and our precedence is to make sure they’ve a 4G or 5G machine previous to December 2023”
“We’re dedicated to conserving our shopper and enterprise prospects knowledgeable within the lead as much as the 3G change off and might be offering additional data to affected cellular prospects of Vodafone, TPG, iiNet, Internode, Lebara, Kogan and felix within the yr forward.”
TPG has said that it has and can proceed rolling out upgrades to it’s 4G and 5G networks throughout Australia. The corporate has said that by the top of this yr, TPG Telecom’s 5G rollout will surpass 2,000 websites and can proceed to develop nicely into the long run.
Clients who’re nonetheless utilizing a 3G solely enabled machine are inspired to name/textual content chat with the related customer support for TPG/Vodafone/iiNet/felix to debate upgrading their machine, while enterprise prospects are suggested to contact their account supervisor to debate their particular person wants.