“3G Shutdown – Is your business’s IoT application at risk?”

Telstra have announced the shutdown of 3G by 2024. Without action now, systems that you rely on to run your business may not work after this date.

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What types of IoT applications are at risk?

There are many types of IoT applications impacted with 1000’s of customers affected – and more than 100,000 devices/unit nationally. These include:

One key consideration is that many of these solutions/applications built in the ‘3G era’ use Circuit Switch Data (CSD) to transfer Data. 3G operates different to 4G – CSD applications will not work on 4G or 5G.

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What you need to consider

Anthony Petts, M2M Business Development Manager talks the key considerations for businesses to effectively plan for the 3G Shutdown.

  • To avoid costly downtime
  • To mitigate negative customer and employer experience
  • To harness the possibilities of next-gen networking

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When evaluating your current solution and architecture, you must consider:

Backend

Does your backend need development to work over 4G (eg Circuit Switch Data calls not supported on 4G)?

Modems

What hardware/modems are you going to choose, ports, speed, functionality?

Antennas

Most antennas purchased for 3G will not be compatible for 4G.

Coverage

3G and 4G coverage are different – will you applications be covered?

Power Supplies

The power and connector requirements may be different – How many devices are impacted?

Data Plan

It is likely a new SIM plan will be required for your devices. What is the best new plans for your environment?

 
 

"The simple message here is if you have 3G devices out there, start your planning now to upgrade”

Anthony Petts
Business Development at M2M Connectivity

Next steps

There are many types of IoT applications impacted with 1000’s of customers affected – and more than 100,000 devices/unit nationally. These include:

Start a dialogue

Connect with one of our #IoTexperts today, to start the process of scoping your risks, needs and opportunities.

Audit your devices

A deep scan and inventory audit of your existing environment provides the necessary foundations to establish your current position and to plan effectively.

Identify needs

With your current position established, taking the future perspective a detailed design which considers the possibilities for upgrading/ migrating your IoT environment can begin.

Set a timeline

2024 seems a long way away, but if you have to organise a truck roll to 10,000 end points to perform an upgrade, then starting early is important.

Why act now

Avoid hidden surprises

3G has been functioning well for a long time. Doing an audit now of you environment is important to understand the extent of the 3G assets that you need to upgrade.

Avoid a last minute rush

2024 seems a long way away, but if you have to organise a truck roll to 10,000 end points to perform an upgrade, then starting early is important.

Capture economic benefits now

The solutions we can offer can immediately transition your environment to a lower ongoing cost base, meaning that it makes sense to act now instead of waiting for the switch of 3G in 2024.

F.A.Q’s

What is happening?

Telstra have announced the progressive shutdown of 3G – Starting soon with full shut down June 2024

Who is impacted?

There are 1000’s of customers effected and more than 1,000,000 devices/units effected nationally

What does this mean?

• Any customer using a 3G modem will need to upgrade their modem/communication medium by 2024

• This may mean changes to backend systems, New Modems, Sims and Plans, Antennas, power supplies.

What are the main considerations?

Start planning now – it could take up to 4 years to complete a rollout (Budget,Design, Test, Rollout)

• Budget – Secure budget to fund the upgrade

• Testing – Test and validate solutions

• Development – Backend software may require development

• Tenders – Run and Award tender process for supply

• Physically the time taken to upgrade the units

What specific items should I be thinking about?

• Backend: Does your backend need development to work over 4G (egCircuit Switch Data calls not supported on 4G)

• Modems: What hardware/modems are you going to choose, ports, speed, functionality

• Antennas: Most Antennas purchased for 3G will not be compatible for 4G.

• Coverage: 3G and 4G coverage are different

• Power Supplies: The power and connector requirements may be different

• Data Plans: Its likely a new SIM plan will be required

Solution options

• Many solutions/applications built in the 3G era use Circuit Switch Data (CSD) to transfer Data

• 3G operates different to 4G eg CSD does not work on 4G or 5G

• If your solution uses CSD and you want to avoid costly and time to redevelop your backend, M2M has developed a CSD to IP solution

Where can I get more information?

• Get in touch – Start the conversation now with one of our #IoTexperts

Secure your Complimentary 3G Shutdown Assessment

Book your complimentary 3G Shutdown Assessment today, comprising:

  • A high level solution architecture depicting the key components of your business application.
  • Consultation with your key stakeholders to assess your environment and underlying technologies reliant on 3G.
  • A 3G Shutdown risk report with high-level recommendations to start your migration activities.

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