The UK will stop supporting 2G and 3G networks in the future.
Closing dates have been agreed with mobile network operators Vodafone, EE, Virgin Media, O2 and Three.
In July, EE owner BT revealed plans to phase out 3G by 2023, and 2G later in the decade. And many other companies have begun to discontinue the technology that supports such services.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said the move would help the UK make a smoother transition to a faster network.
- The anti-5G campaign is fighting after the legal setback
- EE is targeting 5G coverage everywhere in the UK by 2028
“5G technology is already revolutionizing people’s lives and businesses that will connecting people across the UK with faster mobile data and making businesses more productive.”
The government also promised a funding boost to help the UK’s future -proving mobile network, end the country’s over -reliance on a small number of suppliers and make it easier for new equipment makers to enter the market.
“Today, we announced an additional £50m to put the UK at the forefront of mobile connectivity and to keep our telecommunications network safe and secure now and in the future,” Ms Dorries said.
In July, Amazon warned users some older Kindle models would not be able to connect to the internet any time soon.
“Beginning in 2021, some previous-generation Kindle e-readers will not be able to connect to the Internet using cellular connections over 2G or 3G networks,” the tech giant told U.S. customers.
Meanwhile, 5G coverage is being expanded across the UK. In July, EE announced customers would be able to receive 5G “everywhere” in the country by 2028.
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