Topic: 3G or not 3G or LTE? A general thought...
Hi Guys (and ladies)
this days we had the new frequency auction in germany for new bands (700 MHZ and some 900 MHZ and some 1800 MHZ), so i was very actively reading about the future of cellular networks and the different technologies.
as i was in april in Hong Kong on the big trades shows and i was wondering that all major gps tracking providers was selling now NEW 3G Devices i was thinking about a general topic: does buying of 3G hardware makes sence?
Well, just some samples:
the scandinavian countries will switch off 3G a few years before they switch off GSM.
Germany and France and Italy does not enhance 3G coverage. In Germany 4G coverage is even much better than 3G coverage.
What i am reading about other emerging markets with huge mass of km2, all of them want to use LTE because of better spectrum usage and better coverage.
I dont know any country who is not pushing everything into LTE(4G).
So does it makes sence to buy 3G hardware?
In my eyes not.
Why not staying with gsm?
Because in a few years most gsm networks will be switched off (i give GSM 6-8 years, than it will be switched off or just a basic network)
What do you think? How is this in your countries?
Lets start a discussion about future hardware :-)
Edit: link added
https://www.telegeography.com/products/ … pdate%2529