2G network in Norway to shut down in 2025 – Nkom asks suppliers to prepare for the transition

TelenorPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Telenor and Telia have informed the Norwegian authorities that they plan to shut down the 2G network in 2025. The phasing out could have major consequences for service providers.

Buyers of machine-to-machine communication (M2M services) in particular should note that the 2G networks are being phased out, section manager Inger Vollstad in the National Communications Authority (Nkom) stated in a press release.

2G is currently used for voice messages, SMS, and M2M, for example, in water and sewerage, welfare technology, and cars.

Services that may be affected by the phaseout of 2G include security alarms, lift telephones and alarms, house alarms for burglary and fire, remote control of heating, health-related communication equipment, and monitoring services for water and drainage services. This applies to services that only use 2G, Nkom warned.

“We recommend that you check whether your 2G devices support 4G and/or 5G. If you have devices that only support 2G, then they will not work when the phaseout is completed,” Vollstad noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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