KPN to discontinue its 3G network in 2022
KPN announced today that it will discontinue its 3G network as from January 2022*.
Following the introduction of 4G, which gives customers much faster and better mobile internet access, the number of customers on the 3G netwerk is declining dramatically.
To be able to offer more capacity and faster speeds in the future KPN has for some time been freeing up 3G capacity for 4G. More than 95% of KPN customers now have a smartphone that is suitable for 4G and KPN expects this percentage to rise in the years ahead.
From January 2022, customers who do not have a phone that can make calls with 4G (VoLTE) will be able to make calls and send text messages via the 2G network.
* Update June 1, 2021 - KPN will shut down its 3G network as of March 31, 2022