The retirement of legacy 3G networks is coming fast. This sunsetting is intended to reduce costs, accommodate increasing 4G bandwidth demands, and allow for the reallocation of spectrum towards newer technologies like 5G.
While these changes are exciting, the retirement of 3G networks can create significant gaps for servicing a large percentage of inbound roamers. With VoLTE as the only option for inbound roamers, they face the problem of being unable to access both voice and data services if their home networks do not support it, creating an imbalance of inbound roaming that will have negative side effects for the visited network to negotiate their outbound roaming rates.
To address this challenge and explore opportunities that the end of 3G presents. Syniverse experts discuss: