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The Long Goodbye: 2G/3G Network Retirement and IDC's European Mobile Forecasts — 2019 Update

The Long Goodbye: 2G/3G Network Retirement and IDC's European Mobile Forecasts — 2019 Update

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

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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 a Role 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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