NBTC approves 2G shutdown on October 31

The board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will shut down the 2G mobile system at midnight on October 31, 2019.

The major mobile operators must start preparing all related backup systems to serve the transfer of 2G users to 3G and 4G systems. The move will help mobile operators more efficiently manage network capacity, paving the way for 5G wireless broadband service by 2020, said Public Relations Department.

As of December 2018, there were 5.2 million subscribers using the 2G mobile system service, comprising 2.2 million subscribers for Total Access Communication, 2 million for Advanced Info Service, and 1 million subscribers to True Corporation.

Source: Public Relations Department