At this point, you’re certainly aware of the 3G Sunset. But just in case you’re not, the situation is pretty simple. In the not-too-distant future, communications traffic over the 3G network will be a thing of the past as carriers finalize the transition to LTE (Long-Term Evolution). That means that when this transition occurs, security systems and other devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) that rely on 3G will no longer be able to communicate, rendering them essentially useless.
As of this writing, the major carriers have announced the following 3G sunset dates:
But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by these dates:
- They are “moving targets” and have been changed by the carriers
- 3G towers that go down for other reasons are being replaced by LTE
- Carrier partners are making their own changes to the network footprint
- It will probably take longer than you anticipate to complete the upgrades
In short, the transition is happening right now and there is no clear schedule as to when a specific area will be impacted. That means security systems and other devices that rely on 3G in any given area could “go dark” and stop communicating at any time.
In this course, you will learn what you should be doing right now to advise your customers about this transition and get impacted systems upgraded in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. We will also discuss how to use this situation to your advantage to create very significant new business opportunities and provide you with the tools and implementation resources you need to get the job done.