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Up a Creek Without a Signal – Surviving 3G Sunsetting

  By Samuel Spencer   President & CEO   Guidepoint Systems   June 22, 2022   It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re traveling for work or pleasure, you see something rare and amazing, you take a few pictures with your Iphone-13 so that you can capture the moment in time. It’s so remarkable that you want to instantly humble-brag to your friends via social media, so you go to text the images and your phone displays, “No Service.” Frustration sets in – and at that moment you realize you actually can’t communicate with anyone because there’s no wireless network available.   Sound familiar? Well, that scenario has become even more real for millions of people as the telecom giants begin to sunset, or effectively end, 3G wireless network systems. AT&T was the first to do so on February 22, 2022. On March 31 st , Sprint’s older 3G (CDMA) network was retired. In a few days, Sprint will end its LTE service and on July 1, T-Mobile will end its 3G service. Verizon will r


DETROIT, Mich. (June 13, 2022) – Guidepoint Systems, a global provider of vehicle telematics and Software as a Service (SaaS) for automotive OEMs, new and pre-owned vehicle dealerships, rental agencies and commercial fleet managers, announced today the addition of leading UBI/Telematics expert, Jacques Amselem, as an innovation and insurance industry strategic advisor. Amselem’s expertise in automotive electronics engineering dates back to the 1990s. His career includes serving with automotive and military equipment organizations in Europe and the U.S. He joined insurance giant, Allianz, in 2002 where he first deployed telematics solutions for leading OEMs such as Volvo, BMW and Mercedes. He later served as co-founder and CEO of Allianz Telematics the dedicated telematics carrier for Allianz until 2016. During that time he helped build and integrate telematics for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) and Location-Based Services globally. Under Amselem’s leadership, Allianz Telematics had up to