Second-generation (2G) cellular data services have served millions of devices for years, and continue to be employed in virtually every market worldwide. The evolution of third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) cellular networks, however, is changing the landscape of cellular services.

While some operators will continue to maintain 2G networks, other operators have begun to cap existing 2G services. As an OEM or an enterprise developing machine-to-machine applications, when does it make sense to shift to newer 3G and 4G services?

In this guide, we:

  • Explore the current cellular services landscape and where it is headed;
  • Discuss where 2G, 3G, and 4G may fit into your long-term roadmap, and;
  • Offer design considerations for scalable solutions.

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