Wyless, the leading Internet of Things ( IoT ) global managed services provider today announced that it will now support 2G connectivity via T-Mobile’s network through the end of 2020.
This is an important announcement for Wyless’ 2G GSM customer base that can now operate without interruption while crafting a long-term migration plan to 4G LTE.
With T-Mobile’s 2G network extension through 2020, Wyless customers with 2G-based IoT technologies can continue to utilize machine-to-machine (M2M) -specific GSM data services that work with existing 2G radios while planning for their long-term migration to LTE-based technology solutions.
“With more than 1 million T-Mobile connections hosted on the Wyless network, our customers operate within a wide variety of verticals, modules and network technologies,” said Shelby Noakes, VP of Product Marketing at Wyless.
“Next generation LTE is the future of IoT, and although our customers are cognizant of the need to upgrade from 2G, many require more time and technological maturity to manage the logistics of field replacements as well as prepare for new sales. We are thrilled T-Mobile is allowing ample time for customers to properly plan this migration.”
“For more information on our 2G Sunset program: http://www.wyless.com/2g-sunset”
Wyless serves as both a reseller and a vendor to T-Mobile, powering the company’s mobile network platform known as the “M2M Hub.”
“As the Un-carrier, we listened to our M2M customers and understood their need for a smooth transition from 2G to LTE,” said Doug Chartier, senior vice president of MVNO, Partner Brands & National Accounts at T-Mobile. “T-Mobile’s 2G network extension through 2020 solves that pain point by providing customers with a long-term transition plan for the IoT solutions of tomorrow.”