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China decided to abandon 3G


Last year, the country abandoned 2G, and this year decided to make the same with 3G.

Major Chinese and Taiwanese operators plan from January 1, 2019 stop providing 3G technology services, according to Giz China.

Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone Telecom and Taiwan Big Brother have no plans renew your 3Glicenses licenses that expire on December 31st 2018.

Now 3G in Taiwan alone is used by about 280 thousand subscribers, while last year there were more than 5 million. In China, such users even less - about 200 thousand.

It is expected that by the end of the year the main operators will transfer subscribers to 4G, and the technology itself will be a thing of the past by the end of next year. Some operators, such as Asia Pacific Telecom, for example, are already disabled 3G.

Since July 1, 2017, 2G networks have also been shut down in China and Taiwan.

Earlier, Spot wrote that the level of penetration of 4G in Uzbekistan is 8.7% - most of the population in the country uses 2G (33.9%) and 3G (31.4%).

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