Sunsetting of 3G Networks in the United Kingdom
All UK networks have committed closing 3G networks in the next few years starting from Year 2023. UK’s Major network provider Vodafone start to switch off 3G Network in phased manner in Year 2023 with an aim to switch off completely by December 2023. Vodafone starting to switch off their 3G network in Plymouth & Basingstoke area in February 2023.
All other networks such as Three, EE are following. EE Network confirmed that they would switch off 3G Network completely by end of 2024, however they would start switching off from December 2023.
Three network 3G Sunset plans are in line with EE network. 3G Network will be shutdown completely by December 2024.
Vodafone from February 2023
EE Network plan to switch off from January 2024
Three (3) Network – plan to switch off fully by December 2024
O2 not announced their plans on switch-off 3G.
The above are the main network providers in the United Kingdom. All other networks such as TESCO, Lebara, ID use one of the above networks therefore 3G sunset times applies as per their network provider deadlines.
All other networks those have not announced their 3G Sunset plans have to abide by the joint agreement with the Government. The default deadline for them to stop supporting 3G by 2033 this is inline with all network providers commitment to the UK Government.
Fleet owners and operators must consider these deadlines while purchasing new telematics hardware and suppliers. Fleetly advises all fleet customers do not purchase 3G dash camera or MDVR equipment starting from 2023 to ensure best return on Investment to your organisation.
Fleetly Telematics has been selling 4G equipment for over 2.5 years and all hardware supplied includes 5 years support guarantee. If you require Dashcams or Multi camera systems MDVRs, contact our sales team.
Check out on www.fleetly.tech/uk for available hardware and subscription plans.
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