5G Data

5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile networking. It gives you the freedom to be spontaneous, and live life in real time. Buffering is on its way to becoming a thing of the past and a 5G future will bring us better living through 5G-enabled healthcare innovations, smart buildings and cities. 5G is going to be a game changer, opening up a new world of seamless opportunities and at Affinity we are on the leading edge.

How does it work?

Whether you’re making a call, sending a text or connecting to the internet, all wireless communications take place over radio frequencies. 5G mainly uses higher frequencies than 4G and these frequencies are faster and carry a lot more information. Up to 10 times more information than 4G and will support more devices than the older technology.

How fast is 5G?

5G will work at average speeds of between 150-200Mbps, peak speeds are reported to reach up to 1Gbps. To put that into perspective you’ll be able to download a full HD film in around 3 minutes.

Where is 5G available?

Currently only Vodafone and EE have activated their 5G networks with O2 following suit in late 2019. Contact Affinity to find out if your location has been enabled.

The Future

With advancements in cellular technology we predict a future without wires. With speeds and latency of 5G surpassing most physical connections, we believe there is a strong business case to move connectivity to 5G when it becomes available.

IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology concept that is currently transforming and redefining virtually all markets and industries in ground-breaking ways. Essentially IoT is about unlocking actionable intelligence from deployed technology by connecting the unconnected. IoT solutions offer new ways to drive efficiencies, engage customers and develop new business with greater insights at the intelligent edge. Affinity experts provide the connectivity element which sits at the heart of any IoT solution. Utilising the GSM networks in the UK including GPRS, 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G, whatever and wherever the device, we can help you get connected.