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Webinar: Australian 3G network shutdown

Event Details

Date and time
September 4, 2023 1:00 pm - September 4, 2023 2:00 pm
Austroads and TCA

Between December 2023 and September 2024, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone will close their 3G networks to make room for new, faster services. The 3G network shutdown will affect vital equipment and services across the road transport sector.

Devices that rely on 3G will no longer function and need to be upgraded or replaced to continue operating. Commonly affected devices include:
• Telematics and vehicle/asset tracking devices installed in heavy and light vehicles as well as general assets such as trailers, generators, etc.
• Traffic management signs used in school zones, intersections and freeways
• Weather systems and stations
• Alarms/building entry
• Devices that incorporate gateway or mesh backhaul
• Personal Emergency Response (PER) systems
• Phones and tablets.

Businesses, government, and industry are being urged to commence their transition immediately to avoid lapses in vital equipment and services across the road transport sector. Early transition and planning are vital given the large number of devices affected by the shutdown. The migration process can take months, and timing is dependent on the number of affected devices and the availability of installers.

This webinar, organised by Austroads and Transport Certification Australia with key industry players and organisations, will provide high-level information on the impacts of the shutdown and what local government and transport industry need to do to prepare for the transition.

A recording of the webinar is available below:

The following are the slides from the webinar:

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