Understanding the extent of Wi-Fi usage on smartphones

That Wi-Fi is an integral form of smartphone connectivity is well understood, but the extent of active Wi-Fi adoption among smartphone users has remained uncertain.

The expansion of Wi-Fi into hundreds of millions of private homes and offices around the world, the deployment of more than one million public Wi-Fi hot spots by the end of 2011, and the growth of a vast and mature ecosystem built of thousands of devices has established Wi-Fi as the most heavily-used wireless technology in the world in terms of the volume of data transmitted, contends a recent white paper from the tech research analyst Informa, sponsored by the mobile and smart device data usage tracker Mobidia.

That Wi-Fi is an integral form of smartphone connectivity is well understood, but the extent of active Wi-Fi adoption among smartphone users has remained uncertain. The white paper seeks to more deeply understand today’s smartphone user by demystifying data usage trends on cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

Download the white paper here.

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