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 July 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
VIETNAM GTEL   Mobile Joint Stock Company (GTEL Mobile) 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
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
UNITED STATES AT&T   Mobility 22/02/2022
PORTUGAL Vodafone   Portugal – Comunicações Pessoais, S.A. 31/03/2022
DENMARK Telenor   A/S 01/06/2022
LUXEMBOURG POST Luxembourg 31/07/2022

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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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