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Seven Best Practices for CSPs' Network Shutdown of 2G, 3G and 4G

Published: 16 March 2016

ID: G00298111

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Kosei Takiishi

Summary

Without regular migration of the cellular network generation, communications service provider CMOs cannot promote their business efficiently. This research provides a best-practice framework and case studies of 2G, 3G and 4G cellular network shutdowns to help drive a successful migration.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Reduce Delaying Factors Caused by External Pressure
  • Announce the Date of Shutdown at Least Two Years Before
  • Reduce the Number of Remaining Subscribers' on the Legacy System
  • Actively Encourage and Persuade Remaining Consumer Subscribers to Switch
  • Enterprise Subscribers, Especially for M2M/IoT, Are Too Good to Lose
  • Improve Area Coverage and Capacity of the Next-Generation Network
  • Decide the Shutdown Sequence of 2G and 3G

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