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Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) released a joint report with Informa Global Developments in Public Wi-Fi at their 20th Roundtable and Conference in Singapore. ...

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) released a joint report with Informa Global Developments in Public Wi-Fi at their 20th Roundtable and Conference in Singapore.

Download the full report here: http://www.wballiance.com/component/files/dltrack.html?files=3b01001fba73a5422ad8e666052437b791a63974

The research shows that almost half (47%) of mobile operators now think Wi-Fi is either very important or essential to their customers’ experience. The research also found that operators are planning a massive increase in Wi-Fi hotspot deployments – hotspots are set to rocket with a 350% increase by 2015.

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WBA Public-Wifi Report Findings WBA Public-Wifi Report Findings Document Transcript

  • Download full report Global Developments in Public Wi-Fi WBA Industry Report, 2011 – Key Findings 1 Global mobile data traffic 2 Global number of public hotspots 18 6 16 5 Terabytes per annum (mil.) 14 Africa/Middle East Europe Public hotspots (mil.) 12 Asia Pacific 4 Latin America 10 North America 3 8 6 2 4 1 2 0 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Source: Informa Telecoms & Media Source: Informa Telecoms & Media 3 Devices used in Wi-Fi hotspots Other Wi-Fi-enabled devices 6% fact Benefits of Wi-Fi In the hotspots Asia-Pacific and Tablets 10% • The greater emphasis on North America regions,smartphones quick-to-consume “snackable” now outnumber content on the go plays to laptops as devices Wi-Fis strengths. used in public • Mobile operators see Wi-Fi as a Wi-Fi hotspotsSmartphones 36%* complementary access network able to intelligently offload Laptops 48% much of the rapidly growing volumes of data traffic. • For fixed-line operators, Wi-Fi 4 Next generation hotspots offers a means to bundle wireless access for customers The WBAs next generation hotspot initiative is when away from base. currently being trialed worldwide. The program aims to eliminate many of the barriers to take-up i with a next generation Wi-Fi offering that allows users to seamlessly roam between cellular and The WBA’s operator membership includes seven of the top ten mobile Wi-Fi networks using their mobile handset’s operator groups, serves over 390 million SIM card as authentication. customers and has rolled out more than 290,000 hotspots worldwide. The aim of the Wireless Broadband Alliance is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. www.wballiance.com