Orange taking leisurely approach to shut down of 2G & 3G

At MWC2022, Orange has announced that the company is now aiming to shut down 3G in its European markets, excluding France, by 2025. Furthermore, between 2028 and 2030, Orange plans to have shut down both 2G and 3G networks throughout Europe, migrating all its customers to 4G and 5G services.
France is an exception to this wider strategy, where instead the 2G network will be shut down first by 2025, with 3G to follow by the end of the decade. This is because in France, unlike the other markets, 3G is actually more prolific than 2G, with Trabbia explaining that Orange&rsquo…

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