KPN may consider 3G network shutdown

Monday 1 April 2013 | 10:36 CET | News
KPN is considering shutting down its 3G network, rather than the 2G network, over the long term, Erik Verkouteren, 4G project leader at the Dutch operaror, told Tweakers.net. He said the 2G network could be maintained for low-bandwidth M2M services, whereas the 3G network has more overlap with 4G, making it a more logical candidate for shutdown. A decision is still a long way off, and would be announced years before to customers.

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Companies: KPN
Countries: Netherlands
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