UK to phase out 2G, 3G mobile networks by 2033; confirms funding for Open RAN trials

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | 10:28 CET | News
The UK government has announced new measures to boost telecoms supply chain security. These will include phasing out 2G and 3G mobile networks by 2033, as part of plans to bring in new telecoms suppliers to build faster 5G mobile networks.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / EE / Huawei / Virgin Media O2 / Vodafone
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Vodafone switches on UK's first live 5G OpenRAN site

Published 19 Jan 2022 10:57 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone has switched on the UK's first OpenRAN site to carry live 5G traffic. The site in Bath is the first of 2,500 5G and 4G ...

Japan to trial wide-area 5G Open RAN in 2022 - report

Published 09 Dec 2021 11:41 CET | Japan
Japan will set up a wide area experimental network in 2022 to test 5G open radio access networks (Open RAN), Nikkei reports, ...

Telecom Infra Project leads UK Open RAN research consortium

Published 09 Dec 2021 10:52 CET | United Kingdom
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is leading a consortium which has won UK government funding for an Open RAN research project....

Dense Air-led consortium wins funding for Open RAN 5G research project

Published 08 Dec 2021 22:52 CET | United Kingdom
Dense Air, provider of wholesale small cell services to mobile network operators, is part of a consortium which has secured UK ...

AccelerComm involved in two UK Open RAN 5G research projects

Published 08 Dec 2021 22:22 CET | United Kingdom
AccelerComm, semiconductor company specialising in channel coding solutions for communications standards, will provide technology ...

Virgin Media O2 leads 5G Drive Open RAN research project

Published 08 Dec 2021 17:05 CET | United Kingdom
Virgin Media O2 is leading a consortium which has won a UK government (DCMS) grant to explore potential Open RAN solutions and ...

UK, Singapore sign digital trade, digital identity, cyber security MoUs

Published 29 Nov 2021 16:27 CET | United Kingdom
The UK and Singapore have signed three MoUs covering digital trade opportunities, digital identity and cyber security. The deals ...

UK govt launches new GBP 30 million Open RAN 5G competition

Published 02 Jul 2021 11:04 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government has announced a new GBP 30 million competition to make the UK a global leader in developing and building ...

UK govt proposes new laws to tackle rural mobile notspots

Published 20 Apr 2021 11:12 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government has proposed new laws to eliminate mobile notspots in rural areas and on roads, and to accelerate the roll-out ...

UK govt tightens deadline for removing Huawei network equipment

Published 30 Nov 2020 11:10 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government is bringing forward the deadline for mobile network operators to stop installing Huawei equipment to September ...

UK govt publishes 5G supply chain diversification strategy

Published 30 Nov 2020 10:54 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government has published its 5G supply chain diversification strategy, designed to reduce the country's reliance on ...

UK issues draft telecom security bill implementing Huawei ban, new supply chain rules

Published 24 Nov 2020 09:09 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government has presented the draft Telecommunications (Security) Bill, creating new powers for the government to set ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

25 Jan Ericsson Q4 2021
25 Jan Verizon Q4 2021
25 Jan Microsoft fiscal Q2
25 Jan F5 fiscal Q1
25 Jan European 5G Conference
26 Jan AT&T Q4 2021
26 Jan Crown Castle Q4 2021
26 Jan Corning Q4 2021
26 Jan Intel Q4 2021
26 Jan Calix Q4 2021
27 Jan Juniper Networks Q4 2021
27 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
27 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
27 Jan Rogers Communications Q4 2021
27 Jan Elisa Q4 2021
27 Jan Comcast Q4 2021
27 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Apple fiscal Q1
27 Jan FCC meeting
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
::: More Calendar Items