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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 3G Wireless High-Speed WAN Interface Card (GSM Version). The last day to order the affected product(s) is June 21, 2010. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 3G Wireless High-Speed WAN Interface Card (GSM Version)
End-of-Life Announcement Date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
December 21, 2009
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 21, 2010
Last Ship Date: HW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
September 19, 2010
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: HW
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
June 21, 2011
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
June 21, 2011
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
June 30, 2011
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
September 30, 2014
Last Date of Support: HW
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
June 30, 2015
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Customers outside the United States are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 3G Wireless High-Speed WAN Interface Card HSPA version (product number HWIC-3G-HSPA). Information about this product can be found at
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5949/ps7272/product_data_sheet0900aecd80600f41.html. For customers in the United States, a separate migration product (number HWIC-3G-HSPA-A) will be available at a later date for the AT&T network. The Cisco 3G Wireless High-Speed WAN Interface Card HSPA version supports superior uplink and downlink data rates, and lower latency than the GSM version and is based on 3GPP Release 6.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) to trade-in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco 3G Wireless High-Speed WAN Interface Card (GSM Version) through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.