United Kingdom: 2G and 3G networks to be replaced with 5G and 6G networks by 2033

The United Kingdom's 2G and 3G networks will be pulled out by 2033 in order to concentrate on the more sophisticated 5G technology. According to a PR, 2G and 3G networks will be phased out in order to help the UK achieve its 5G goals and prepare the path for future 6G networks that will benefit consumers, companies, and society. While 4G connections are widely accessible in the UK, some individuals still utilize the 2G and 3G networks. All four UK carriers have committed to phasing down these networks by 2033, however the 3G network is likely to be phased out sooner due to the increased availability of 4G in rural areas, which reduces the need to maintain 3G.

Operators would be able to reuse the framework for 4G and 5G networks if 3G was turned off. The 2G standard, on the other hand, may last a little longer because to its lower power consumption and lengthy battery life.

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announced a further £50 million investment in mobile connection to place the UK at the forefront of mobile networks and to safeguard the safety and security of telecommunications networks today and in the future. Verizon Wireless said earlier this year that it would phase down its 3G network by the end of 2022. The business has publicly stated that they are aggressively removing the 3G CDMA network. Initially, they indicated that their 3G network will be decommissioned in 2022.

They have, however, postponed the closure date twice, first to the end of 2020 and then to the end of 2022, in order to reduce unplanned downtime as they migrate to newer and more modern systems. With the adoption of 5G by organizations and consumers throughout the world, it's only a matter of time before 4G and 5G become the standard. According to Sky News, Hamish MacLeod, director of industry organization Cellular UK, which represents all of the main UK networks, indicated that by shutting off 2G and 3G, operators would be able to fully transition to more energy-efficient and high-capacity networks, benefiting customers.

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