Cellular 2G and 3G

2G and 3G modules are no longer recommended for new designs. Migrate to 4G with our broad range of cellular modules.

Upgrade Your Applications

Start migrating your IoT devices to avoid service disruptions and costly last-minute fixes. We design our modules for worldwide and regional reuse. Migrate your applications easily from 2G and 3G to 4G LTE Cat 1, Cat 4, LTE-M and NB-IoT.

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IoT Connectivity

We can build customized, ready-to-launch solutions with our IoT modules, connectivity and platforms. Get one-touch access to your global connectivity network with our IoT connectivity plans and management solutions. We have the IoT connectivity tools and resources to get your deployment to market efficiently, regardless of scale or stage. Gain scalable IoT connectivity, global visibility and granular control down to the individual SIM.

We offer various connectivity solutions to help you through the 2G and 3G sunsets, including:

  • eUICC
  • Custom data plans with roaming
  • Connectivity management tools for efficient provisioning across all mobile network standards

We also offer plans that provide access to multiple tier-one LTE networks. These multicarrier plans will mitigate risks for devices in 4G coverage after the switch.

Migrate to VoLTE to Avoid Disruption

Numerous consumer and business applications still rely on 3G networks for voice communication, including:

  • Alarm panels
  • Wearables
  • Elevators

The devices themselves may be LTE. In many cases, they’re running voice on 3G networks, which means voice service will be disrupted and ended with the 3G network sunset.

Businesses need to identify every 3G voice device and connection and build a roadmap to full LTE to avoid surprises. That means migrating to Voice over LTE (VoLTE) to improve voice quality and eliminate service disruptions for voice applications.

Looking Forward to 5G

On the bright side, 5G offers a more significant leap.

4G was a game-changer, normalizing video streaming with faster connections and shorter latency times. 5G promises to be up to 20 times faster by the evolutionary cycle’s end.

Wireless sunsets may involve hard work and investment in the short term. Over time, they pay off in increased functionality and opportunities with each technical sunrise.

How 5G Starts: 3GPP Release 15

The 3GPP global initiative ensures that emerging technologies are compatible with:

  • Usable radio access networks
  • Service and systems aspects
  • Core networks and terminals

3GPP’s series of releases outlines milestones, with the latest batch known as Release (Rel) 13 (2016), Rel 14 (2017) and Rel 15 (2019).

Designed to be the release with the first set of 5G standards, Rel 15 updates mission-critical communication and service functionalities. These functions have existed and continue to evolve. Its provisions affect everything from private communications across broadband to emergency alerts and file distribution for government facilities.

Rel 15 allows industries that rely on large-scale mission-critical communications to:

  • Improve response times
  • Gain better control over device and network software updates and revision management
  • Assemble teams of responders more quickly and efficiently

Prepare Your Business for 4G Migration

Speak with our IoT experts today to prepare for network sunsets and future-proof your IoT deployment.