50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics That Businesses Must Know

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Published on February 12, 2014

Author: ValaAfshar

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At the end of 2013, there were more mobile devices than people on earth. SAP

Wi-Fi speeds have increased significantly with each release. 11a / 54Mbps / 1999 11n / 450Mbps / 2009 11ac-wave1 / 1.3Gbps / 2012

Wi-Fi / mobile data consumption is 44% higher on screens 4.5” and larger. NPD

75% of people say 1 week without Wi-Fi would leave them grumpier than 1 week without coffee. Iconic Displays

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

2/3 of enterprises allow their employees to bring their own devices into the enterprise today. Infonetics

38% of 2-year-olds use mobile devices. Average age for first cell phone is now 13. Common Sense Media, SAP

Smartphone users spend an average of 60 minutes a day. iPhone users average 90 minutes a day. Experian

Numerous US football stadiums support over 30,000 Wi-Fi connections in a single game. Extreme Networks

A Wi-Fi attack on an open network can take less than 2 seconds. Extreme Networks

There were 1 billion new smartphones shipped in 2013. IDC

There will be more than 7 billion new Wi-Fi enabled devices in the next 3 years. Sys-Con

Wi-Fi has become the medium of choice. 2/3 of US consumers prefer Wi-Fi to Cellular. Deloitte

The base version of 802.11 / Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997. Wi-Fi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance was founded in 1999. Wi-Fi Alliance

11ac / Wave2 is set to deliver multi-gig wireless rates in less than 2 years. Extreme Networks

We will need all the speed and capacity we can get! Half of all networking devices will be mobile by 2015. Infonetics

90% of all smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities.

50% of PCs shipped in 2014 will be tablets. 93% of tablet owners will utilize Wi-Fi only. Canlys, Deloitte

71% of all mobile communications flows over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Alliance

Carriers are utilizing Wi-Fi technology to provide capacity not available on cellular. Wireless Broadband Association

22% of new carrier capacity will come from Wi-Fi in 2014. Wireless Broadband Association

By 2017, 60% of carrier network traffic will be offloaded to Wi-Fi. Wireless Broadband Association

90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal. Reaching customers on-the-go is more important than ever before. Google Think Insights

Mobile users check their phone 150 times each day. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’s

90% of people have a mobile device in reach 100% of the time. Pew Research Center

44% of people sleep with their smartphone beside their bed. SAP

80% of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up. IDC

79% of smartphone users have their phone with them for 22 hours a day. IDC

67% of smartphone users check for messages without being notified. Pew Research Center

29% of smartphone owners say “they can’t live without it.” Pew Research Center

90% of BYOD activities are comprised of; email, calendar, shopping, banking, and social. Forbes

By the end of 2014, 25% of the US workforce will HP use a tablet for primary computing.

Organizations predict the percentage of BYO desktops and laptops will grow from 18% to 25%. Citrix Mobility Report

By 2017, 50% of businesses will not supply employee computing devices. Gartner

69% of polled companies experience no technical or support problems after implementing BYOD. Deloitte

80% of businesses do not provide education/training on BYOD. 60% of businesses are without a written BYOD policy. Acronis

More than half of all open Wi-Fi networks are susceptible to abuse. Purple Wi-Fi

80% of the global smartphone market operating system is Android. 79% of all Smartphone malware is in Android Apps. Trend Micro

94% of tablets in the education market are iPads. Apple

Only 39% of schools in the US have Wi-Fi access. National Center for Education Statistics

Up to 70% of consumers in-store have a Wi-Fi capable device in their pocket. Retail Touch Points

50% of consumers feel comfortable making a large purchase in-store if Wi-Fi access is available. Accenture

Next generation Wi-Fi on Flights will provide 10x speeds compared to today. It will be rolled out in 2014. GoGo

64% of hotels now offer free Wi-Fi. Hotel Chatter

94% of people cite Wi-Fi as the most important amenity. Hotel Chatter

38% of those say no Wi-Fi is a deal-breaker and will book elsewhere. Hotel Chatter

60% of people can’t go without Wi-Fi for more than 1 day. Iconic Displays

More than 2.7 billion people used the Internet in 2013. That’s more than half the world’s population. StateTech

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

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