2G Devices In UAE To Be Stopped in 2022

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 10 August 2021
2G Devices In UAE To Be Stopped in  2022
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The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) in the UAE announced that the 2G networks (GSM) shutdown process in the UAE is proceeding according to the plan set by TDRA.

The shutdown in the networks of service providers (Etisalat and du) is scheduled for the end of 2022. The sale of devices supporting 2G only will be stopped in June 2022 in the UAE markets, said a TDRA press release.

TDRA confirmed that the aim of this process is to redirect the resources allocated to 2G to support new generations of mobile networks. 

TDRA drew the customers’ attention to the shutdown date of 2G networks, to stop using 2G only supported devices by that date, and to use devices that support the newer generations of telecom networks, which enables access to the best telecom services.

TDRA emphasised that the UAE was a pioneer in implementing 2G, and today it is a leader in shifting to new generations of telecom technologies, in a new era characterised by comprehensive digital transformation, IoT and smart cities, where there is a need for a modern and more capable network for a huge number of devices.

The activation of 2G mobile network (GSM) in the UAE dates back to 1994, and it is still active to date, despite the succession of generations until 5G, of which the UAE was a leading country in its application through a comprehensive strategy and a clear roadmap.