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50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics That Businesses Must Know



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  • 1. At the end of 2013, there were more mobile devices than people on earth. SAP
  • 2. Wi-Fi speeds have increased significantly with each release. 11a / 54Mbps / 1999 11n / 450Mbps / 2009 11ac-wave1 / 1.3Gbps / 2012
  • 3. Wi-Fi / mobile data consumption is 44% higher on screens 4.5” and larger. NPD
  • 4. 75% of people say 1 week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than 1 week without coffee. Iconic Displays
  • 5. 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. Infonetics, HP
  • 6. 2/3 of enterprises allow their employees to bring their own devices into the enterprise today. Infonetics
  • 7. 38% of 2-year-olds use mobile devices. Average age for first cell phone is now 13. Common Sense Media, SAP
  • 8. Smartphone users spend an average of 60 minutes a day. iPhone users average 90 minutes a day. Experian
  • 9. Numerous US football stadiums support over 30,000 Wi-Fi connections in a single game. Extreme Networks
  • 10. A Wi-Fi attack on an open network can take less than 2 seconds. Extreme Networks
  • 11. There were 1 billion new smartphones shipped in 2013. IDC
  • 12. There will be more than 7 billion new Wi-Fi enabled devices in the next 3 years. Sys-Con
  • 13. Wi-Fi has become the medium of choice. 2/3 of US consumers prefer Wi-Fi to Cellular. Deloitte
  • 14. The base version of 802.11 / Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997. Wi-Fi Alliance
  • 15. The Wi-Fi Alliance was founded in 1999. Wi-Fi Alliance
  • 16. 11ac / Wave2 is set to deliver multi-gig wireless rates in less than 2 years. Extreme Networks
  • 17. We will need all the speed and capacity we can get! Half of all networking devices will be mobile by 2015. Infonetics
  • 18. 90% of all smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • 19. 50% of PCs shipped in 2014 will be tablets. 93% of tablet owners will utilize Wi-Fi only. Canlys, Deloitte
  • 20. 71% of all mobile communications flows over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Alliance
  • 21. Carriers are utilizing Wi-Fi technology to provide capacity not available on cellular. Wireless Broadband Association
  • 22. 22% of new carrier capacity will come from Wi-Fi in 2014. Wireless Broadband Association
  • 23. By 2017, 60% of carrier network traffic will be offloaded to Wi-Fi. Wireless Broadband Association
  • 24. 90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal. Reaching customers on-the-go is more important than ever before. Google Think Insights
  • 25. Mobile users check their phone 150 times each day. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’s
  • 26. 90% of people have a mobile device in reach 100% of the time. Pew Research Center
  • 27. 44% of people sleep with their smartphone beside their bed. SAP
  • 28. 80% of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up. IDC
  • 29. 79% of smartphone users have their phone with them for 22 hours a day. IDC
  • 30. 67% of smartphone users check for messages without being notified. Pew Research Center
  • 31. 29% of smartphone owners say “they can’t live without it.” Pew Research Center
  • 32. 90% of BYOD activities are comprised of; email, calendar, shopping, banking, and social. Forbes
  • 33. By the end of 2014, 25% of the US workforce will HP use a tablet for primary computing.
  • 34. Organizations predict the percentage of BYO desktops and laptops will grow from 18% to 25%. Citrix Mobility Report
  • 35. By 2017, 50% of businesses will not supply employee computing devices. Gartner
  • 36. 69% of polled companies experience no technical or support problems after implementing BYOD. Deloitte
  • 37. 80% of businesses do not provide education/training on BYOD. 60% of businesses are without a written BYOD policy. Acronis
  • 38. More than half of all open Wi-Fi networks are susceptible to abuse. Purple Wi-Fi
  • 39. 80% of the global smartphone market operating system is Android. 79% of all Smartphone malware is in Android Apps. Trend Micro
  • 40. 94% of tablets in the education market are iPads. Apple
  • 41. Only 39% of schools in the US have Wi-Fi access. National Center for Education Statistics
  • 42. Up to 70% of consumers in-store have a Wi-Fi capable device in their pocket. Retail Touch Points
  • 43. 50% of consumers feel comfortable making a large purchase in-store if Wi-Fi access is available. Accenture
  • 44. Next generation Wi-Fi on Flights will provide 10x speeds compared to today. It will be rolled out in 2014. GoGo
  • 45. 64% of hotels now offer free Wi-Fi. Hotel Chatter
  • 46. 94% of people cite Wi-Fi as the most important amenity. Hotel Chatter
  • 47. 38% of those say no Wi-Fi is a deal-breaker and will book elsewhere. Hotel Chatter
  • 48. 60% of people can’t go without Wi-Fi for more than 1 day. Iconic Displays
  • 49. More than 2.7 billion people used the Internet in 2013. That’s more than half the world’s population. StateTech
  • 50. 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. Gigaom