AT&T is preparing to pull the plug on its 2G wireless network, but it will be a long goodbye.
The Dallas telecommunications company said it plans to discontinue its 2G network, also known as EDGE or GSM, by Jan. 1, 2017. It plans to take that 2G spectrum and re-use it to augment its 3G and 4G wireless services. The plans were disclosed in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
It's one of several moves AT&T has made to improve its spectrum position and fend off a looming capacity crunch. The company yesterday … Read more