Wi-Fi Tech Statistics you should know

  • At the end of 2013, there were more mobile devices than people on earth.
  • By 2020, it is predicted that 24 billion devices will be connected to the internet. The vast majority will use some form of wireless for access.
  • More than 2.7 billion people used the internet in 2013. That’s more than half the world’s population.
  • Wi-Fi speeds have increased significantly with each release. 11a / 54Mbps / 1999, 11n / 450Mbps / 2009 and 11ac-wave1 / 1.3Gbps / 2012
  • Wi-Fi / mobile data consumption is 44% higher on screens 4.5” and larger.
  • 60% of people can’t go without Wi-Fi for more than 1 day.
  • 75% of people say 1 week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than 1 week without coffee.
  • Most businesses are planning to increase Wi-Fi capacity by at least 20% in 2014. 75% of the increase is to support mobile devices and BYOD users.
  • 94% of people cite Wi-Fi as the most important amenity.
  • 64% of hotels now offer free Wi-Fi.
  • 2.3 of enterprises allow their employees to bring their own devices into the enterprise today.
  • 38% of 2 year olds use mobile devices. Average age for first cell phone is now 13.
  • Next generation Wi-Fi on Flights will provide 10 times speeds compared to today. It will be rolled out in 2014.
  • Smartphone users spend an average of 60 minutes a day. iPhone users average 90 minutes a day.
  • A Wi-Fi attack on an open network can take less than 2 seconds.
  • There were 1 billion new smartphones shipped in 2013.
  • 94% of tablets in the education market is iPads.
  • 80% of the global smartphone market operating system is Android. 79% of all Smartphone malware is in Android Apps.
  • There will be more than 7 billion new Wi-Fi enabled devices in the next 3 years.
  • Wi-Fi has become the medium of choice. 2/3 of US consumers prefer Wi-Fi to Cellular.
  • 80% of businesses do not provide education/training on BYOD. 60% of businesses are without a written BYOD policy.
  • 69% of polled companies experience no technical or support problems after implementing BYOD.
  • By 2017, 50% of businesses will not supply employee computing services.
  • Organizations predict the percentage of BYO desktops and laptops will grow from 18% to 25%.
  • By the end of 2014, 25% of the US workforce will use a tablet for primary computing.
  • 50% of PCs shipped in 2014 will be tablets. 93% of tablet owners will utilize Wi-Fi only.
  • 71% of all mobile communications flows over Wi-Fi.
  • 79% of smartphone users have their phone with them fro 22 hours a day.
  • 80% of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up.
  • 44% of people sleep with their smartphone beside their bed.
  • 90% of people have a mobile device in reach 100% of the time.

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