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 February 2022).

2G Network Shutdown Schedule

Country

Network

Shutdown date (dd/mm/yyyy)

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.

CANADA

Rogers Communications Canada Inc

31/12/2021

CHINA

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF China Unicom

31/12/2021

THAILAND

dtac TriNet Co.

Ltd

VIETNAM

GTEL Mobile Joint Stock Company (GTEL Mobile)

01/03/2022

VIETNAM

MOBIFONE CORPORATION

01/03/2022

VIETNAM

Vietnamobile Telecommunications Joint Stock Company

01/03/2022

VIETNAM

Viettel Group

01/03/2022

VIETNAM

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT)

01/03/2022

INDONESIA

PT. XL Axiata Tbk

01/12/2022

SWITZERLAND

Sunrise Communications AG

31/12/2022

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Emirates Telecom Corp-ETISALAT

31/12/2022

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC

31/12/2022

UNITED STATES

T-Mobile USA

Inc

3G Network Shutdown Schedule

Country

Network

Shutdown date (dd/mm/yyyy)

ITALY

Vodafone Italia S.p.A

01/02/2021

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

UNITED STATES

AT&T Mobility

22/02/2022

LITHUANIA

Telia Lietuva AB

01/03/2022

NETHERLANDS

KPN B.V.

31/03/2022

PORTUGAL

Vodafone Portugal – Comunicações Pessoais

S.A.

JAPAN

KDDI Corporation

31/03/2022

UNITED STATES

T-Mobile USA

Inc

INDIA

Vodafone Idea Limited

01/04/2022

DENMARK

Telenor A/S

01/06/2022

UNITED STATES

T-Mobile USA

Inc

LUXEMBOURG

POST Luxembourg

31/07/2022

DENMARK

Telenor A/S

31/07/2022

SPAIN

Vodafone España

S.A.U.

ALBANIA

Vodafone - Albania

31/12/2022

GREECE

Vodafone-Panafon Hellenic Telecommunications Company S.A.

31/12/2022

CROATIA

Hrvatski Telekom d.d.

31/12/2022

DENMARK

TDC A/S

31/12/2022

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

31/12/2022

UNITED KINGDOM

EE

01/01/2023

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone Ltd

 01/01/2023

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