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Q. Are there specific timelines for carriers to shutdown their 3G networks?

A. Yes, several carriers have announced specific timeframes for when they plan to shut down their 3G networks.

The timeline will extend over the next 18 months or so, with Verizon and T-Mobile scheduled to shutdown their 3G networks in December, Rogers 1900 Mhz 2G and 3G networks in March 2021, and AT&T in February 2022. To view a visual roadmap of the expected shutdown times, click here.

Your ELD and telematics provider can give you specific guidance on these timelines, which can help you plan and prepare for your fleet’s transition.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Scott Sutarik from Geotab

VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

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