The growth of Wi-Fi continues to be strong as latest reports show that the volume of Wi-Fi devices and traffic keeps increasing, year on year.
This news has led to increased confidence around the commercial deployment and specification of next generation technology Wi-Fi (known as Wi-Fi 6).
The findings come from from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Annual Industry Report for 2019 and they have demonstrated that the evolution of Wi-Fi is covering new areas – from integration with 5G to supporting IoT use cases. As a result, more than half (51%) of survey respondents reported an increased confidence in investing into Wi-Fi.
Across the globe there are 9 billion Wi-Fi devices outnumbering the 7.6 billon people on the planet, which demonstrates that Wi-Fi is continuing to grow and is carrying the majority of traffic. The WBA, however, believes that the prominence of Wi-Fi 6, a next generation Wi-Fi technology, will not be affected due to 5G, but will be supported by operators to establish stronger convergence, increasing the efficiency of networks.
If you have any questions around the implementation of 5G throughout the UK and how this could impact the way in which you use Wi-Fi, please get in touch.