Facts and stats about Wi-Fi.

Learn here why Wi-Fi is important to reach our goals by improving economic growth, social mobility, computer literacy and education prospects

Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020.
Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2016
Lesser privileged citizens are heaviest users of Wi-Fi networks and use them as pathways to education, jobs, entertainment, and increased efficiency
Wi-Fi Forward - Communities and Wi-Fi
Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020.
Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2016
With an installed base of more than 6.8 billion devices, Wi-Fi has become one of the most prolific technologies around the world.
Wi-Fi Alliance Device Shipment Forecast
The broadband gap continues to be a problem for many students today.
Low-income students must fight for their digital literacy to ensure they can graduate and move on to higher education
International Business Times - Living without Broadband in 2015
By 2050, 54% of the Asian population and 20% of the African populations will live in urban areas
Statista, 2016
Expanding access to broadband infrastructure and services must be “a top policy priority for countries around the globe, developed and developing alike as well as least developed countries.“
The Broadband Commission for Digital Development
By end 2015, 35% of households in developing countries have internet access, compared with more than 80% in developed countries
ITU
Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020
Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2016
Nearly 80% of respondents believe they will deploy Next Gen Wi-Fi by 2020, driven by the need to improve quality of experience (QoE), reduce churn, and provide seamless access between Wi-Fi networks, and between Wi-Fi and licensed networks
WBA Annual Industry Report 2016
Operators remain a key partner for cities, compared to infrastructure vendors or systems integrators, and are key in supporting and providing CAPEX, OPEX, maintenance and revenue sharing or generation
WBA Annual Industry Report 2016
Cities have a responsibility to ensure that connectivity is accessible to all – citizens, businesses and city services. This means it is imperative for city managers and CIOs who’ve successfully implemented connectivity to share plans and highlight the benefits of connected cities in a way for all to understand.
Connected City Blueprint
In 2017, more than 9 billion WiFi-enabled devices are expected to be in use at the end of the year and more than 3 billion devices are expected to be shipped this year.
Wi-Fi Alliance Device Shipment Forecast
A study commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance indicates that by 2020, Wi-Fi networks around the world will need access to significantly more mid-band spectrum than is currently available in the 5 GHz range to satisfy expected growth in Wi-Fi data traffic, maybe even up to 1.8 GHz more spectrum by 2025
Wi-Fi Spectrum Needs Study - Wi-Fi Alliance
In 2016, mobile technologies and services generated 4.4% of GDP globally, equivalent to around $3.3 trillion of economic value. This is forecast to increase to more than $4.2 trillion (4.9% of GDP) by 2020
The Mobile Economy 2017
Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020.
Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2016
In 2017, more than 9 billion WiFi-enabled devices are expected to be in use at the end of the year and more than 3 billion devices are expected to be shipped.
Wi-Fi Alliance Device Shipment Forecast
By 2050, 54% of the Asian population and 20% of the African populations will live in urban areas
Statista, 2016
Expanding access to broadband infrastructure and services must be “a top policy priority for countries around the globe, developed and developing alike as well as least developed countries.“
The Broadband Commission for Digital Development