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Telenor Norway projects 2020 switch-off for its 3G network


Cuttin the branch etc ...

What? Did I read the article correctly? They don't have anything yet in place that handles voice on 4G, but they are planning on phasing out 3G anyway? How about waiting to see how well VoLTE works in real life? What's with the hurry? How can you plan the phasing out of a technology before you have even started implementing its replacement?

And regarding Tesla, that is exactly why it is such a bad idea to stuff a car full of funky electronics and latest gadgetry. The natural lifespan of computer related tech might be only 3-5 years, but cars are meant to last much longer. Fast forward just 5 years after you've bought your swanky, shiny (and not cheap, mind you) state of the art pimpmobile (of whatever brand that might be) - and a bunch of random bits are simply phased out by various manufacturers and suppliers and you are looking at a dashboard full of non-functional electronic junk. No more updates for the GPS, no internet connectivity for the smart dashboard, no more routing and traffic information - what's next? At least if the gizmos are not integrated, you can throw them away and buy new ones.

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