Back in August 2012, AT&T announced that it would be shutting down 2G GSM services (including GPRS and EDGE packet-data) by January 1, 2017. The reasons for this technological sunset have to do with various historical and business issues that drive the cellular industry.
Topics: 2G GSM Sunset
AT&T’s shutdown of their 2G GSM/GPRS network has begun and will be complete in 21 months. If you have been in the M2M/IoT industry for a while, you know that the technology and networks are continuously evolving. In fact, there have already been two cellular technology sunsets in the recent past (the ANSI-136 TDMA shutdown in the early 2000’s and the AMPS Sunset in