As network operators seek to upgrade their networks, they periodically shut down older services to free up spectrum and infrastructure to support new services.
Australian mobile carriers have been turning off 3G services to make way for more advanced 4G and 5G network services for quite some time now, the ongoing transition has been silently impacting the quality of your connection.
The availability of 3G services in regional areas, like the Sunshine Coast, has notably decreased, leaving only a limited number of operational towers within the region.
HOW DOES 3G SHUTDOWN AFFECT MY BUSINESS?
This transition will affect older hardware such as cell phones, alarms and GPS systems that rely on the 3G spectrum, the outcome is that numerous network-driven functionalities will gradually become outdated, giving rise to unforeseen hazards and potential risks.
When a network operator shuts down a 3G tower, mobile phones have the capability to automatically switch to 4G whenever available. However, alarm systems do not possess this automatic switching feature, and without prior notice they may abruptly cease functioning leaving your company vulnerable and necessitating an urgent replacement of your systems.
HOW CAN I PREPARE?
Contact Naskam today and one of our dedicated team of security advisers will assess your needs and create a tailor-made solution that perfectly suits your security requirements. We place a strong emphasis on cost-effectiveness and will provide recommendations on the most efficient ways to upgrade your current security equipment to be compatible with the latest technologies and help you upgrade now.
WHEN WILL 3G NETWORKS BE COMPLETELY SHUTDOWN?
The last 3G towers from Vodafone will be closed down in December 2023. Telstra will shut down completely in June 2024 and Optus in September 2024.
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WHY NASKAM SECURITY SERVICES?
Naskam Security Services has been operating in the Sunshine Coast for 37 years and our team comprises of specialist technicians covering all facets of the business, we can help design, install, service and monitor Security Systems.
We have one of the most advanced Grade A Monitoring Centres in Australia providing our clients the highest quality of security monitoring.
You can contact us on 1300 627 526 or email@example.com
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
“I recently contacted Naskam regarding upgrading my alarm to the 4G network and received a prompt quotation. I decided to leave it for now because there were at least 12 months before the Telstra 3G shutdown.
Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to me the network triangulates and connects to the nearest 3G tower. As the mobile operator had already shut down 3G on one of those towers, my system went offline, intermittently. This was because the next tower was further away, so the signal strength was too low for a constant connection. I then called Naskam, and they upgraded my system to 4G, and now have full communication back to their control room.”