Vodafone Ireland has announced that it is to begin a phased programme to upgrade its entire 3G service from late 2022.
The company said its existing 3G network will be upgraded to a more sustainable 4G and 5G service as part of a nationwide network modernisation programme.
According to Vodafone Ireland, data dependency on 3G has significantly reduced in recent years to the point where now only around 6% of the data used on its network travels on 3G.
The company will begin a campaign to communicate its plans to customers from today, and says it will continue to share information, guidance and practical supports so coverage and connections continue as normal during the period of transition.
"We are communicating the beginning of this phased programme as early as possible so customers can stay connected while this transition takes place," said Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O’Leary.
"This is just the start of an extensive communication campaign that will ensure that any customers that need guidance are supported by our customer teams," she added.