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2G sunset: Now or never

October 28, 2015Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Alarm Protection Services has converted 1,100 of the 1,800 2G systems in its customer base. That's helped its business and it only lost four customers who did not want to upgrade, according to Spencer Smith, APS president. Dealers need a plan to be so successful in their conversion, according to Quentin Gunther, Honeywell business development manager.Smith spoke about how his company approached the conversion at Honeywell CONNECT 2015, held here this month. Gunther also spoke...

2G, 4G, Alarm Protection Services, Honeywell Connect, Quentin Gunther, Security Systems News, Spencer Smith


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AT&T's 2G shutdown in Oakland false alarm for industry

September 5, 2012Rich Miller

OAKLAND, Calif.—AT&T's move to partially disable its 2G service here at the end of August got the attention of California Alarm Association members, but the frequency blackout did not affect operations in the field, according to CAA Executive Director Jerry Lenander.AT&T, which announced on Aug. 3 that it would phase out its 2G networks nationwide by 2017, temporarily shut down its 850 MHz frequency on 16 cell towers in Oakland after city officials notified the company that the towers were...

2G, AICC, Alarm Industry Communications Committee, AT&T, CAA, California Alarm Association, CDMA, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, GSM


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AT&T: 2017 end of the line for 2G

August 15, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—AT&T will phase out its 2G networks by 2017, setting a long-anticipated timeline for the “sunset” of the technology and giving the alarm industry a target date to upgrade cellular equipment.The telecom giant made the announcement on Aug. 3 in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company cited “significant spectrum and capacity constraints on its wireless network in certain markets” as it continues to transition customers to 3G and...

2G, 3G, 4G, AlarmNet at Honeywell, AT&T, CDMA, Code Division Multiple Access, Global System for Mobile Communications, Gordon Hope, GSM


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