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Is the 2G sunset causing outages?

September 27, 2013Leif Kothe

AT&T's 2012 announcement that it would phase out 2G service left most in the alarm industry, well, unfazed. With wireless technology, such changes come with the territory. Moreover, it's not the alarm industry but the mobile phone industry that dictates network “sunsets.” As Lou Fiore, Chairman of the Alarm Industry Communications Commission, put it in a recent conversation: “As long as you go cellular, there is no endgame here.” A few months after the initial announcement,...

2G sunset, 3G, 4G, AICC, alarm monitoring, AT&T, CSAA, Lou Fiore, physical security, Sprint


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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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Telguard offers dealers incentive to go to 3G

July 11, 2012Rich Miller

ATLANTA—Telguard Corp. is backing its call for alarm companies to prepare for the “2G sunset” with a $5 million program that gives dealers up to $25 for every 2G cellular communicator they replace with a Telguard 3G/4G product.The company, a division of Telular Corp., combines devices, communications and alarm processing into turnkey systems for wireless monitoring of intrusion and fire systems.The Upgrade Incentive Program was launched at ESX in Nashville in late June and is now...

2G sunset, 3G, 4G, ESX, GPRS, GSM, Security Systems News, Shawn Welsh, Telguard Corp., Telular Corp


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Telguard step ahead of '2G sunset'

February 14, 2012Rich Miller

CHICAGO—The “2G sunset” is coming—it's just hard to say when. But the 2G fade-out has already begun, eating into the frequency spectrum and posing a threat to the effectiveness of cellular alarm communicators.Like analog before it, 2G technology—most commonly GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)—is destined to become a technological footnote. The exact date for the “sunset” will not be determined by the Federal Communications Commission or...

2G sunset, 3G, Bruce Mungiguerra, monitronics, Shawn Welsh, Telguard, Telular


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