In 2013 it is recognised that WiFi will play a key role in the telecoms environment of the future. The use of WiFi hotspots continues to rise due to increasing popularity from smart phone and mobile device users. The status of WiFi technology is continuing to improve; creating a whole new range of opportunities in the WiFi market.
Smartphone users want faster, more ubiquitous and reliable connectivity, while operators are looking to squeeze every last bit of capacity out of their cellular networks. As a result, smarter WiFi is needed so that it can take on a more strategic role as part of the overall mobile network infrastructure. Ultimately users simply want the fastest and most reliable wireless connection they can get.
This BuddeComm Intelligence report provides unique and valuable information on the global WiFi sector including its role in the future, broad business models, key global statistics, case studies on the leading markets around the world, industry developments of note and brief information on other short range technologies.
In 2013 there are over 850,000 WiFi hotspots around the world; In 2012 the Wi-Fi Alliance released the Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint standard to automate logins; Growth of the WiFi carrier equipment market will be driven by mobile operators deploying carrier WiFi to offload a portion of their mobile data traffic.