Greek telco Wind Hellas has announced plans to shut down its nationwide 3G network by the end of next year. The deactivation of 3G sites will begin in June 2022 and take around six months to complete. Spectrum freed up by the 3G shutdown will be used to support 4G and 5G services. Wind added that it expects its 5G network to have 30% population coverage by the end of this year, while 4G services are available for voice and data use nationwide.
The General Manager of Networks at Wind, Nikos Panopoulos, commented: ‘In recent years, the use of mobile internet has increased rapidly. In order to support the ever-increasing demand for data, we invest in the new generation 4G and 5G networks and release the range used by the 3G network to achieve the best possible internet experience, to support the development of new services and to offer the best user experience to our customers.’