Network Status Updates

In certain markets, operators are sunsetting (shutting down) 2G/3G networks to reallocate radio frequencies. The mobile network operator landscape (MNO) is constantly changing and the situation varies from country to country.

From a continuity perspective, if there is an available solution, Eseye will respond to MNO changes and manage IoT device connectivity onto the next available network. Our next-generation eUICC solution – the AnyNet+ SIM – has multi-IMSI switching and network steering capabilities to ensure your device is future-proofed for its lifetime in the field, whether that’s five, ten, or fifteen years.

The AnyNet+ SIM can localise or change your device’s default IMSI profile seamlessly over-the-air to improve your uptime and service quality, and importantly maintain fallback connectivity.

We regularly publish the latest information about coverage changes made by MNOs. Please find the latest bulletin below (reviewed and updated in October 2021).

2G Network Shutdown Schedule

Country Network Shutdown Date
LIECHTENSTEIN Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd (Liechtenstein) 01/01/2021
LIECHTENSTEIN Telecom Liechtenstein AG 31/01/2021
NETHERLANDS T-Mobile Netherlands B.V. 01/06/2021
MEXICO Pegaso PCS, S.A. de C.V. 01/12/2021
CANADA Rogers Communications Canada Inc 31/12/2021
CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF China Unicom 31/12/2021
THAILAND dtac TriNet Co., Ltd 31/12/2021
VIETNAM GTEL Mobile Joint Stock Company (GTEL Mobile) 01/01/2022
VIETNAM MOBIFONE CORPORATION 01/01/2022
VIETNAM Vietnamobile Telecommunications Joint Stock Company 01/01/2022
VIETNAM Viettel Group 01/01/2022
VIETNAM Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) 01/01/2022

3G Network Shutdown Schedule

 

Country Network Shutdown Date
ITALY Vodafone Italia S.p.A 01/02/2021
UNITED STATES T-Mobile USA, Inc 01/04/2021
DENMARK Telia Nattjanster Norden AB 01/04/2021
GERMANY Vodafone GmbH 30/06/2021
GERMANY Telekom Deutschland GmbH 30/06/2021
CZECH REPUBLIC Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. 30/11/2021
MALAYSIA Maxis Broadband Sdn. Bhd. 26/12/2021
CZECH REPUBLIC T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. 31/12/2021
GERMANY Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG 31/12/2021
GREECE Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications S.A. 31/12/2021
MALAYSIA Celcom Axiata Berhad 31/12/2021
MALTA Vodafone Malta Limited 31/12/2021
NEPAL Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd 31/12/2021
NORWAY Telenor Norge AS 31/12/2021
CANADA Rogers Communications Canada Inc. 01/01/2022
NETHERLANDS KPN B.V. 31/01/2022
UNITED STATES AT&T Mobility 22/02/2022
PORTUGAL Vodafone Portugal – Comunicações Pessoais, S.A. 31/03/2022
JAPAN KDDI Corporation 31/03/2022
UNITED STATES T-Mobile USA, Inc 01/04/2022
INDIA Vodafone Idea Limited 01/04/2022
DENMARK Telenor A/S 01/06/2022
LUXEMBOURG POST Luxembourg 31/07/2022
DENMARK Telenor A/S 31/07/2022
LUXEMBOURG POST Luxembourg 31/07/2022
SPAIN Vodafone España, S.A.U. 31/10/2022
UNITED KINGDOM EE 01/01/2023
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Lucy Holden Senior Marketing Executive

Lucy is passionate about how IoT is used for the greater good to change the world and save lives.

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