What is the 3G sunset?
Telstra is phasing out 3G mobile service in June 2024, which means 3G networks will be turned off to make room for 4G and support newer, faster technology.
What does the 3G network shutdown mean for your business?
This means that 3G technology devices will no longer work once the service is shut off.
What this means for fleets with 3G telematics hardware:
- Lose connection to vehicle and driving data
- Unable to track vehicle location or monitor speeding
- Risk of compliance violations
The shutdown will likely impact any company that relies on 3G technology to do business. Industries affected include heavy truck transportation, courier and delivery, construction, utilities, oil, gas and mining, food and beverage, and more.
Planning tips for making the switch to 4G
Here is a quick overview of how to prepare your business or government fleet for the 3G network shutdown:
- Make an inventory of all your 3G telematics devices.
- Calculate the time needed to remove and replace the 3G devices in your fleet vehicles.
- Choose your telematics installer.
- Schedule the installations.
- Communicate the change to your fleet team and assign responsibilities for the rollout.
By upgrading sooner than later, you can start benefitting from newer technology and even save on costs.
For procurement, some fleets may also need to write a new telematics request for proposal. Looking for help on what to include?
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