2G, which entered our lives more than 20 years ago, continued its dominance until the early 2000s. Then, with the inclusion of 3G and 4G in our lives, humanity, which quickly adapted to everything, got used to the developing technology in a short time.
The graph you see below shows the network usage rates from 1994 to 2019. 2G technology, which first entered our lives in 1991, was unique in this field until 3G came into our lives in 2001. The emergence of 3G in 2001 did not affect the rate of use of 2G until 2003. Because; The rollout of 3G in the US and Europe took place in 2003.
3G, which was put into use in a large part of the world in 2003, did not become dominant until 2007. The reason for this was that 3G was economically challenging until then. Then 4G technology joined this family. While commercial 4G networks were established for the first time in 2009, the decline of 2G and the rise of 3G continued in the same period.
Moving in the same direction for several years, the first competition of 3G and 4G broke out in 2013. 2013 was the first period that 4G surpassed 3G in terms of usage rate, and 4G supported smartphones entered our lives at a rapid pace. Today, the use of 4G continues to dominate, but 5G is also at the door. As you know, flagship smartphones with 5G support are being released one by one. It is already certain that the table you see above will change very soon.