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Do you remember when Y2K was going to be the end of the world as we know it? And then, when that didn’t happen, everyone just kind of forgot about it and went on with their lives? Well, history is repeating itself my friends, but this time it’s with 3G – and this time the risk is real. That’s right, in just a few short years, 3G networks will be shutting down.

What does this mean for businesses that rely on IoT applications? It means it’s time to start upgrading those applications to 4G LTE. But don’t panic! M2M Connectivity are here to help guide you through this process so that your business can continue running smoothly.

  1. Assess your current situation – The first step is to take a look at your current situation and figure out what needs to be upgraded. This includes taking inventory of all of your 3G devices and determining which ones will need to be replaced and which ones can be upgraded. You should also consider whether or not your current infrastructure can support a 4G network.
  2. Choose the right 4G LTE technology – Not all 4G LTE technologies are created equal. You’ll need to do your research to figure out which one is right for your business. This includes taking into account things like data usage, security concerns, and budget.
  3. Upgrade your devices and infrastructure – Once you’ve figured out what needs to be upgraded, it’s time to start upgrading! This process will vary depending on what you’re upgrading and how extensive the upgrade is.
  4. Test, test, test! – The final step is to make sure that everything is up and running smoothly by testing all of your upgraded devices and systems. This step is crucial in ensuring that there are no hiccups once 3G networks start shutting down.

Upgrade now or face the consequences later! With 3G networks set to shutdown in 2024, businesses need to start upgrading their IoT applications now if they want to avoid any disruptions in service. But don’t worry, M2M Connectivity are here to help guide you through the process so that you can continue running smoothly.

To learn more visit : 3G Shutdown – Resources