We live in a world where our business and social lives are pretty much centred around having reliable mobile network coverage. Simple tasks such as checking emails, taking phone calls or sending a text can be rendered impossible in areas without a good phone signal.
Developments in 4G have been a relatively slow process, but access to Long Term Evolution (LTE) signals has accelerated over the past year. Research carried out by OpenSignal at the end of February 2018 showed that two mobile operators had passed the 80% 4G availability milestone – EE with 86.6% and O2 with 83.4% – while Vodafone was on the cusp at 79.5%.
2019 is set to see the launch of the long-awaited 5G, with the first 5G phones scheduled to hit the market imminently. This technology is positioned to dramatically transform the mobile world, as it promises high-speed and low-latency connections. There is even talk that 5G could potentially replace traditional fixed-line broadband services.
In this day and age, sophisticated methods of telecommunications require protection against radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Wire Mesh is widely used to protect key equipment from both of these types of interference.
Here at KnitMesh, we manufacture knitted wire mesh used extensively in many different formats to protect all types of telecommunications, including phone and computer networks, satellite systems, TV and radio, and so forth. Suitable materials to use for knitted mesh in telecommunications include stainless steel, nickel & copper alloys and plain, plated or insulated copper. Knitted mesh can be manufactured from any metal that can be drawn down into a filament. Our knitted mesh has a vast number of properties which make it well-suited to telecommunications.
If you have any questions about KnitMesh or our products, feel free to contact us.