What is UMTS/HSPA+? Why would you shut down the 3G/non-LTE 4G network?
UMTS is the technical name for our 3G network. HSPA+ is our non-LTE 4G network.
We’re shutting down our 3G/non-LTE 4G network to make space for our more advanced wireless networks. Mobile internet use has exploded over the last decade, increasing by 250,000% from 2007 to 2017. So, we’re investing more in technology like 4G LTE and 5G to bring you a better wireless experience.