3G technology used in mobile phone networks has been time-consuming, slow, expensive and inefficient, confirmed by mobile operators and public actors at a conference on the future of 3G on Thursday. The date of the withdrawal will be decided by the service providers, the aim of the authority is to protect consumers and provide the information necessary for informed decisions, the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) said.
As a result of its full coverage and the rapid spread of 5G, more and more service providers around the world are deciding to phase out 3G networks in Europe, which is also timely in Hungary.
The Hungarian Communications Authority regulates the use of frequencies in a technology-neutral manner. Based on international forecasts, NMHH believes that 3G disconnection may occur in Hungary between 2022 and 2023.
One of the most important roles of the authority is the protection of consumers. NMHH has done a lot in this: it has been preparing retail subscribers in the NetreFel campaign since May. On the netrefel.hu information website, targeting older internet users and their helpers, in addition to developing user awareness, they also motivate the purchase of modern devices with useful advice. In addition, the authority informed the largest users of M2M technologies, state institutions and local governments in a letter about the expected changes – they wrote. the start date of the shutdown, but no end date was given by either of them for competition and practical reasons. They emphasized that a smooth transition is in the business interest of all companies, so they are planning to disconnect as quickly and carefully as possible, NMHH said in a statement.
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