The 2G/ GSM network is coming to a close,
is your equipment 3G ready?

ith Telstra announcing that they will switch off the 2G GSM network in December 2016 and Optus shortly after in April 2017, many emergency and essential services will cease working on the decommissioned network infrastructure. Any SIM cards and/or devices, including wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) services that only operate on the 2G Network will stop working from these dates. This includes the ability to make emergency calls.

Dallas Delta is pleased to announce that our GSM products are 3G ready and are available to purchase or to upgrade your existing equipment.

Our 3G/GSM pole phone has been approved for use by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS NSW) and have already been installed in dozens of locations across New South Wales and Australia wide.

The Dallas Delta polefone range completely supports 3G services, they are rugged, durable and Australian made.

Dallas Delta Corporation Pty. Ltd. is an established and respected provider of specialist communications equipment.

We design and manufacture Emergency Telephones, Roadside phones, Help point phones, SIP based PA systems and GSM help points to name just a few.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you’re affected by this change, please don’t hesitate to call us on the details below for more advice and to see if we can help.

For more information contact our Sales Department

03 9387 7388

2 Responses

  1. Carriers the world round are switching off their 2G/GSM networks, with some as soon as Monday to reuse their GSM spectrum for other services.

    This will free up bandwidth for the 3G and 4G network, but force the 2G/GSM customers to upgrade.

    Telstra in Australia, which plans to do so by the end of 2016, and AT&T in the U.S, which will switch off in Jan. 1, 2017. Affecting many devices and equipment everywhere.

    This won’t affect many mobile phone users. When Telstra made the announcement, it will impact less than 1 percent of the total users.

    Turning off the GSM network is a technical and financial decision. It should also result in lower costs for operators.

  2. Around the corner.. 5G

    “5G is the foundation for realizing the full potential of the Networked Society. 5G will enable organizations to move into new markets and build new revenue streams with radically new business models and use cases, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new capabilities of 5G span several dimensions, including tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs.
    The first generation mobile network (1G) was all about voice. 2G was about voice + texting. 3G was about voice + texting + data. 4G was everything in 3G but faster. 5G will be something totally different.
    Like the transitions to 2G and 3G, the move to 5G will add a new element: the industrial internet. And like the transition to 4G, it will be much higher performance than the previous generation. But it will be much more than that. With 5G, we’ll see connectivity-as-a-service based on network slicing. 5G will enable more secure transactions and the energy efficiency to deploy IoT devices with a battery life that is 10X longer than today. All this will create opportunities for new use cases that we haven’t yet dreamed of, new markets, and radically new business models.”
    – PCWorld Press release “ca”

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