3G Sunsetting Global impact

Updated by Elizabeth Smith

4G: New technology

METER recently released a new modem option called the Cat-1 modem that will cover 2G/3G/4G networks on select carriers. this technology will help cover communication options as Telecoms turn off or decommission the 2G and 3G networks. 

If you are currently in possession of an EM50G or EM50G Solar these loggers will not be upgradeable. They will continue to log your field data, but be unable to transmit it to ZENTRA Cloud once the 3G network is unavailable.

If you are currently in possession of an EM60G or ZL6 with 3G, these loggers are upgradeable to our 4G modem. For more information please contact our sales office. 

How to tell if you are running a 3G modem? Click here to find out. 

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METER Group USA

Sales.environment@metergroup.com

Support.environment@metergroup.com

METER Group Germany

Sales.europe@metergroup.com

support.europe@metergroup.com

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Global Shutdown ETA : 2026

What we know:

Australia: Already running 4G. Contact your distributor for Cat-1 upgrade options.

Germany: Already running 4G. Contact METER Germany for Cat-1 upgrade options.

Japan/ South Korea: Already running 4G. Contact your distributor for Cat-1 upgrade options.

New Zealand: Networks look to begin sunsetting 2G/3G in early 2024. Contact your distributor for Cat-1 upgrade options.

Philippines: Shutting down 3G early 2025. Contact your distributor for Cat-1 upgrade options.

  • SMART: 'mid' 2025
  • Globe Telecom: 'early' 2025

Switzerland: Already running 4G. Contact METER Germany for Cat-1 upgrade options.

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* If your country or carrier is not listed, please email support.environment@metergroup.com and request it be listed.

** Dates are subject to change and alter at the discretion of the Telecom company. all information is found on public facing documentation.


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