Wifi delivers over half of all mobile device connections to the Internet - up from 23 per cent a year ago. By Ian Scales.
According to mobile analytics firm Bango, the increased adoption of smartphones and tablets over the past year has pushed a huge rise in wifi connection, spurred on by the increased use of mobile data caps in the US market particularly and by mobile operators offering wifi hotspot service as a data offload strategy.
It should be remembered too, that the 50 per cent is 'connections' not traffic. It makes sense that users are going to wifi to do their heavy downloading - videos, large apps, streaming and so on. It would be at least as interesting to see some solid figures on what 'proportion' of mobile device data is now shunted over wifi. My guess is that it's already in the 80 per cent zone.
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