What are the different technologies?
2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G are different generations of cellular network technologies, each offering varying levels of speed, capacity, and capabilities. Here's a brief overview of each:
What's happening with 2G and 3G. Are they being shut down?
In New Zealand all of the cellular networks have announced plans to shut down their 3G networks to free up resources for the newer technologies. There's a summary below for each network with their plans for 3G. One NZ is the only network in New Zealand currently offering 2G services.
Spark have announced that they'll be closing down the 3G network towards the end of 2025.
See details here Spark 3G shutdown.
One NZ have announced that they'll start to shutdown their 3G network from September 2024.
See details here One NZ 3G shutdown.
2Degrees have also announced they will be shutting down their 3G network towards the end of 2025.
See 2Degrees 3G shutdown.
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