Optus to end dual-band 3G network support in April 2022 – Telco/ISP

Optus is setting up to reallocate 2100 MHz spectrum at the moment utilized for 3G solutions to its 4G and 5G networks in April following year.

It indicates the telco will no for a longer time provide a twin-band 3G community just after April 2022, with 3G solutions to be supplied by its 900 MHz spectrum only.

Optus reported some of the 2100 MHz belongings would be reallocated as part of a community technological innovation refresh to provide far better 4G community protection and aid the growth of 5G.

It has urged clients with a 2100 MHz-only 3G unit to enhance to a 4G or 5G able unit to continue on to accessibility its community.

Optus Wholesale company service provider clients working with the 2100 MHz community will also be impacted, the telco reported.

Telstra switched off its 2100 MHz spectrum in March 2019, though Vodafone has phased 3G connectivity on its 2100 MHz spectrum.

Optus networks taking care of director Lambo Kanagaratnam reported the planned refresh will come as clients more and more undertake 5G products.

“In the past 12 months we have actually viewed our clients embrace 5G technological innovation with consider up of 5G enabled products growing drastically,” he reported in a statement.

Kanagaratnam reported that with knowledge use continuing to raise, the reallocation would guarantee “spectrum belongings are performing effectively for customers”.

“We know that our clients are working with far more knowledge than at any time. They are downloading, sharing and streaming information, working with applications and connecting with buddies and colleagues practically,” he reported.

“In purchase to aid this thirst for connectivity it is essential that we evolve our community and redeploying our 2100MHz spectrum belongings to far better accommodate following technology systems is an important stage in attaining this.”

Optus is setting up to call clients impacted by the planned shutdown of its 3G community on the 2100 MHz spectrum above the coming months.

“Importantly we are delivering 12 months’ see to guarantee impacted clients are aware of our options and have ample time to enhance to newer products that can aid 4G or 5G,” Kanagaratnam extra.