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Vodafone plots the end of 3G

Posted by Cherie Howlett on 04-Feb-2022 16:28:26

In a recent article, Vodafone UK outlined plans to start retiring its 3G network in 2023. They are planning to use the freed-up spectrum to improve the speed and coverage of 4G and 5G networks.  EE plans to phase out 3G services by 2023. On December 21, the UK government announced that it had agreed with all four UK mobile operators to switch off all public 2G and 3G networks by 2033.


What does this mean for the channel?

This presents a good opportunity for the channel to help their customers support devices, such as payment terminals, trackers and ATM machines currently using 2G and 3G networks. There is an opportunity to replace devices and, in some cases, to replace SIMs at the same time.


Forward-thinking companies such as Jola are already helping their 1000+ partner base to find and win this lucrative business with a combination of a tried-and-tested six-stage process, a wide range of cost-effective, unique and differentiated services and real-time, automated management portals.


Jola is a mobile data aggregator and MVNO, which means that we offer services from all major UK networks and hundreds of networks globally. We have been selling mobile data to the channel since 2014, and we understand our partners’ pain points and the needs of their end users in each vertical market. Over time, we have developed a unique portal that gives you the control and visibility you need to manage global SIM estates – control you can even extend to your customers. We have also developed unique hardware solutions that save our partners time, helping them create a great customer experience, maximise their margins and minimise costs for their customers.

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Topics: 3G

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