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Switching off the UK’s 2G and 3G mobile networks: what you need to know

Published: 6 March 2024

Last updated: 24 May 2024

The 2G and 3G mobile networks are gradually being switched off over the next few years. Here’s what this means for you as a customer.

3G and 2G switch-off

Published: 27 February 2024

Last updated: 24 May 2024

Ofcom has set out what it expects from mobile providers when they switch off their 2G and 3G networks. The switch-off will happen over the next ten years and support the roll-out of 4G and 5G networks, which offer faster and more reliable services for customers.

3G 'not-spot' data: network switch-off update

Published: 19 October 2023

Last updated: 24 May 2024

A list of postcodes where we estimate a few properties might lose access to a reliable, indoor, 3G-only mobile service when Vodafone switches off its 3G network.

Switching off 2G and 3G and 2G networks: advice for IoT and third-party device suppliers

Published: 22 January 2024

Last updated: 24 May 2024

The UK’s mobile network providers will switch off their 3G and then 2G networks over the next few years. This page explains how suppliers of Internet of Things (IoT) and third-party devices can help their customers during this period of change.

Connected Nations Spring 2024: Interactive report

Published: 19 April 2024

Last updated: 14 May 2024

Our annual report on progress in the availability of broadband and mobile services in the UK.

Connected Nations and infrastructure reports

Published: 28 September 2016

Last updated: 24 April 2024

Reports on the UK’s communications infrastructure, focusing on coverage and performance of fixed broadband and mobile networks.

Connected Nations update: Spring 2024

Published: 24 April 2024

The first interim update to Connected Nations 2022, based on mobile coverage and fixed broadband availability across the UK as of January 2023.

24 million UK homes can get gigabit broadband

Published: 24 April 2024

Ofcom's interim update to the last annual Connected Nations report. This report is based on fixed broadband availability and mobile coverage in the UK as of January 2024.

Mobile coverage, technical and planning advice

Published: 20 March 2024

Mobile signal strength measurement data from our spectrum assurance vehicles

Published: 7 March 2024

Last updated: 7 March 2024

We have been compiling the 4G- and 5G-specific signal strength measurement data that our spectrum assurance vehicles capture along roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

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