August 5, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!
AT&T is ending its 2G, or second-generation wireless network, in five years, making room for its next-generation 4G network.
The American telecom company revealed its plan in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.
“We expect to fully discontinue service on our 2G networks by approximately January 1, 2017,” the filing said. “We intend to redeploy spectrum currently used for basic 2G services to support more advanced mobile Internet services on our 3G and 4G networks.”
The change is part of ongoing efforts to improve network performance, AT&T added. The telecom giant is facing “significant spectrum and capacity constraints” on its wireless network in certain market…
via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/08/04/att-2g-wireless/