The 3G network shutdown is looming – it’s time to make the move!

Why It’s Crucial to Act:

Major Australian Telco networks are accelerating their 3G service shutdowns. Delaying your response could lead to critical business systems failing. Telstra will shut down the last parts of it’s 3G network in June 2024, and Optus is due to follow in September 2024. Vodafone lead the change with a 15 December 2023 shutdown date.

The Time to Act is Now:

With Vodafone already ceasing services and others following suit shortly, the window for transitioning is narrowing. It’s important for you to act swiftly to upgrade your systems if you need to. Remember, post-shutdown, 3G-only devices will be non-functional, and 4G devices without voice call support will lose this capability.

Seize the Opportunity:

Experience the benefits of faster and more advanced networks by upgrading to 4G or 5G. Don’t just plan for the switch-off, let’s work together to build a solution that’s not only ready for today but also for tomorrow.

IoT Applications at Risk:

Is your business relying on any of these systems? Ensure they're future-proofed with a 4G or 5G upgrade.

  • Road and Traffic monitoring systems
  • Weather stations
  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Building Management Systems
  • RTU (Remote Telemetry Units)
  • Pumping Stations
  • Tank Level Monitoring
  • Flood Monitoring Systems

  • Meter reading
  • SCADA/telemetry
  • Eftpos
  • Vending
  • Industrial Alarm Paging Systems (SMS Alarming)
  • PLC remote communications / diagnostics
  • Utilities remote infrastructure such as reclosers
  • Cathodic Protection Systems

Why Act Now?

Avoid the rush

With 2024 upon us, the urgency to initiate your upgrade plan cannot be overstated. The task of transitioning your 3G technologies demands immediate attention to ensure operational continuity.

Improved Reliability and Performance

Newer 4G and 5G networks provide faster data speeds, lower delay, and better connections, making your IoT and industrial communication systems much more efficient.

Avoid hidden surprises

Planning provides the ability to understand the magnitude of migrating your IoT environment. Don’t get smacked with one huge bill!

3G Shutdown Case Study

We've helped organisations big and small with their transition away from 3G

As a provider of transportation services facilitating 80 million trips annually, the Adelaide Metro provides an important service to the people of Adelaide.

With the impending shutdown of the Telstra 3G network, Adelaide Metro needed to transition over 2,000 3G enabled routers to 4G enabled devices to ensure the continuous operation of their services.

Suggested Products

Technologies proven to support your 3G upgrade

Teltonika RUTX50 Industrial 5G Router

Part #: TT RUTX50 000200

Robust industrial 5G router equipped with 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi, Dual-SIM, GPS, a powerful CPU and RutOS software for advanced networking solutions.

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Cybertec 2155X 4G Cellular Router

Part #: C MODEL 2155X

The Cybertec 2155X is a 4G cellular router with fallback to 3G, designed to provide the highest level of reliability and availability in industrial applications.

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Cisco IR1100 Catalyst Rugged Series Routers

Cisco’s most compact, FirstNet Ready™ industrial router. Designed in a highly modular form factor, it’s an ideal solution for remote asset management across multiple industrial vertical markets.

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Moxa OnCell 3120-LTE-1 Series

Wide network coverage and low power consumption make the OnCell 3120-LTE-1 suitable for deployment in power-constrained long-distance wireless networks.

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4G and 5G mobile connectivity

4G and 5G technologies are uniquely poised to meet growing industrial demands with their advanced capabilities.

If you’re navigating the transition from 3G, consider the advanced capabilities and enhanced performance that 4G and 5G technologies offer. Explore a comprehensive overview, helping you understand how these technologies can not only mitigate the impact of the 3G shutdown and also elevate your operational efficiency. Explore our 4G and 5G solutions to future-proof your business and unlock new possibilities in connectivity.

Take the next step

You don't need to solve this problem on your own. Schedule a call with our team of industrial connectivity experts who can help you manage your transition.