AT&T Plans to Shut Down Its 2G Network By 2017
AT&T has revealed plans to shut down its 2G network by 2017, reports the WSJ.
The telecom giant said about 12% of its contract wireless customers were using 2G handsets at the end of June, but it will work "proactively" in coming years to move them to more advanced devices. Like the other major carriers, AT&T's customers mostly use phones with third-generation technology, and it is aggressively rolling out a nationwide fourth-generation network.
AT&T last week announced the addition of more LTE markets, bringing its total market count to 51.