Legal Brief: The First 3G Sunset Deadline is Almost Here

January 14, 2022
Security Business Magazine

Types : Bylined Articles

As the AT&T deadline looms in February, do not depend on the FCC to give you an extension.

In my May 2021 column, I wrote about the looming 3G wireless sunset, the risk to millions of security service customers, and how security companies can mitigate their potential liability for the harm that may result from the loss of 3G communications systems (

As of this writing, AT&T is holding to its 3G sunset deadline of Feb. 22, 2022. The deadline for T-Mobile is July 1, 2022, and Verizon’s is Dec. 31, 2022. On those dates, millions of 3G radio devices may not be able to communicate. To the extent those radios are intended to communicate emergency signals from residential and commercial electronic security subscribers, the danger is self-evident.


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