AT&T has introduced that it will decommission its 2G EDGE network by the end of 2016. CFO John Stevens advised Wireless Week that the service has moved over 6 million subscribers off the legacy network over the ultimate 12 months, with the final 2G userbase in large part consisting of hooked up units.
Stevens stated that the value performed a significant factor in the choice to shut down the 2G network:
There nonetheless is so much of value this is left simply to function even a work of the 2G network. So we're worried to seize that financial savings and use it to proceed a robust EBITDA tale for our wireless industry.
AT&T has began repurposing the 2G network spectrum for LTE protection, and will proceed to take action over the path of the yr.