TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,917 Reviews & Articles | 38,125 News Posts

4 Billion Wi-Fi enabled devices in use around the world today

Research firm predicts that over 7 billion Wi-Fi devices will be in use globally by 2017

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:43 pm

A new report from analytics firm Strategy Analytics has been published that looks at the number of Wi-Fi devices that are in use around the world today. According to the report, there are about 4 billion Wi-Fi devices in use globally.

 

TweakTown image news/3/5/35816_2345_4_billion_wi_fi_enabled_devices_in_use_around_the_world_today.png

 

The research firm expects that number to grow to over 7 billion devices by 2017. A more interesting statistic is that Wi-Fi capability is now embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics devices sold in the US. If you look at the number of products with Wi-Fi sold around the world, 57% of all CE devices have Wi-Fi.

 

The biggest product category for Wi-Fi devices is mobile phones and tablets. Strategy analytics says that 59% of all Wi-Fi enabled devices fall into the mobile phone and tablet category. The second most common category for Wi-Fi devices is in the mobile computer (notebook) category.

 

Notebook and mobile computer shipments make up 9% of all Wi-Fi devices shipped. The numbers show that the average home has seven Wi-Fi devices inside today. I have more than that in my home and I bet many people out there do too. Wi-Fi is common in DVRs, portable devices, tablets, and even radios today. The report also shows that 802.11n is the baseline in most devices out there today.

NEWS SOURCE
Strategyanalytics.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases