More than 18 billion devices will use Wi-Fi by 2022
Wi-Fi users are demanding more efficient, reliable and secure connectivity in 2022, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance. 6 GHz regulatory approvals, hybrid remote work scenarios, and complex connectivity systems in home, business, and Internet of Things (IoT) environments will be the main drivers of demand for high-capacity Wi-Fi this year globally.
By 2022, nearly 18 billion Wi-Fi devices will be in use. As Wi-Fi momentum builds, the Texas-based Wi-Fi Alliance says it will keep an eye on trends, its members are part of the global Wi-Fi ecosystem, and have a common vision of connecting everyone, everywhere to that users have the best possible experience.
Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E increase in homes and businesses
Wi-Fi 6 has reached 50% market penetration faster than previous generations, driven by demand for high-quality Wi-Fi and more efficient and reliable connectivity on phones, tablets, and access points (APs). Additionally, improved performance, low latency, and higher power efficiency allow Wi-Fi 6 to meet various IoT needs.
The Wi-Fi Alliance explains that the increased availability of 6 GHz around the world, coupled with Wi-Fi 6E interoperability certification, created the foundation for a diverse Wi-Fi 6E ecosystem, as more than 350 million Wi-Fi 6E devices They will enter the market in 2022.
In 2022, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E will become more common in everyday life, both in homes and businesses. The organization reports that Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E solutions for PCs and laptops and mesh systems have already been introduced, and expects other Wi-Fi 6 compatible home networking, automotive, IoT and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) solutions to advance. .
Towards smart homes and businesses
According to Wi-Fi Allianz, the global smart home market will reach more than $53 billion by 2022, driven by consumer desire for connected home appliances, security systems and smart speakers that help save energy, time and money.
As companies invest trillions of dollars in IoT and consumers add more connected devices to their homes, Wi-Fi will further transform the smart home market in 2022. New features of the service include Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA ) that can improve performance in dense environments, while Target Wake Time (TWT) reduces battery consumption and makes Wi-Fi an ideal solution for sensor-based devices.
Furthermore, the growing number of devices and users that rely on video conferencing, Voice over IP services, X Reality (XR) applications, and High Definition (UHD) streaming in home and business networks have additional pressure on both network administrators and service providers. The additional data traffic and advanced applications used on today's Wi-Fi networks will require a new level of network optimization.
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