Millions of energy bill payers face the threat of disruption after the Government announced it will phase out the mobile signal used by smart meters.
The 2G and 3G networks which the meters use to communicate are to be turned off in 2033 to free up space for more advanced 5G signals that will underpin driverless cars and smart cities.
It means the industry will now need to carry out sweeping changes to smart meters relying on these older mobile networks by upgrading them to 4G.
The Telegraph understands work is underway between government and industry to ensure there is a smooth transition to the new generation of smart meter technology.
That roll out of the first generation was plagued by them not working. The second generation is just being installed now. All of which will be useless in 12 years time. Well done that man, vry well done.
We had to move from incandescent to CFL. Then a decade later to LED. Because government insisted.
And that EV thing – what if fuel cells and H2 become the tech of choice? Or synthetic hydrocarbons? How much fucking gelt will have been wasted by these idiots?