The operator Vodafone Netherlands has announced that it intends to fully disable its 3G network in January 2020 Vacated as a result of the decision frequency will be used to increase the capacity of 4G/LTE networks, which offer users a significantly higher data transfer speeds and more advanced functions, according to ITC.

The operator plans to keep as a backup technology is outdated 2G network, which will be used exclusively for voice calls and sending SMS.

Thus, in two years the Netherlands will develop a very interesting situation in which the 3G-only model won’t work at all in the network of operator Vodafone, while the older 2G devices will be able to call, and 4G-smartphones – to obtain a full range of services.

Earlier it was reported that the national Commission for regulation of communications and Informatization approved the launching of a tender for 4G in the 2600 MHz band.




In the Netherlands, are preparing to turn off 3G network to switch on 4G 20.12.2017

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