Crnogorski Telekom has confirmed that it will retire its 3G network fully this month.

The Montenegrin telco will officially shutter the network on January 22, 2024.

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The shutdown has arrived slightly later than planned, as it was reported in October that the network would be retired by the end of 2023.

Crnogorski, part of the Deutsche Telekom group, will focus its spectrum and resources on its 4G and 5G networks.

Its 4G network currently provides population coverage of more than 97 percent, while its 5G network is around 80 percent.

Several mobile operators have switched off, or are in the process of switching off their 3G networks.

Telia Finland kicked off its 3G network switch-off last year, while its Danish and Lithuanian businesses have already retired their respective 3G networks.

In the UK, EE confirmed it will begin its 3G switch-off this month while Virgin Media O2 will switch off its 3G network in 2025.