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The Long Goodbye: 2G/3G Network Retirement and IDC's European Mobile Forecasts

The Long Goodbye: 2G/3G Network Retirement and IDC's European Mobile Forecasts

This IDC Market Note describes and explains the scenario of shutting down legacy networks (2G/3G), which we have adopted for the latest edition of our mobile market forecasts for Western Europe, as published in the EMEA Telecoms Services Database. "For some operators, during the next five years, there will come a time when it makes sense to shut down one of these legacy networks altogether," said John Delaney, associate vice president, IDC European Mobility.

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In This Market Note
IDC's Point of View
4G is the Main Mobile Network, but 2G and 3G Still Have Roles to Play
With a New G on the Way, Operators Look to Retire at Least One Old G
Scaling Back and Shutting Down Legacy Networks in Europe: The Next Five Years
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