What is the 3G sunset?
The phrase “3G sunset” is used by mobile network operators and carriers in reference to the switch from 3G technology to 4G and 5G network technology. In layman's terms, the cellular infrastructure required to operate 3G communication devices is shutting down.
Carriers will stop supporting the devices that are using a 3G network once the transition is completed. This means those devices and products will no longer work properly and leave them open to serious defects. This transition affects products within the Intrusion, fire and communication categories.
So why are the networks making the change? As wireless technologies have advanced to 4G LTE and 5G, there is a need to turn off slower and older networks like 2G and 3G to expand their capacity.