People used 4.1 trillion megabytes (MB) of knowledge in 2014, a 26 % improve over 2013. Serving to to drive the rise in information utilization had been smartphones and tablets, which now quantity greater than 208 million and 35.4 million respectively, accounting for sixty eight % of all cellular units used on wi-fi networks.
One of many greatest tendencies on this 12 months’s survey is the proliferation of a number of wi-fi units in households. There at the moment are greater than 355 million whole wi-fi subscribers, or 36 million extra gadgets than People, a wi-fi penetration fee of one hundred ten %.
To fulfill the fixed improve in People’ demand for cellular gadgets and companies, the CTIA annual survey discovered wi-fi carriers invested greater than $32 billion into the U.S. economic system in 2014 capital expenditures. Over the past six years alone, wi-fi carriers invested $166 billion.
“CTIA’s annual survey demonstrates that wi-fi shoppers rely and revel in their cellular connectivity greater than ever, and, to fulfill these wants, wi-fi carriers yearly make investments tens of billions into our world-main wi-fi business,” stated Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO of CTIA.
“The 12 months-over-12 months stress of skyrocketing cellular knowledge and system progress highlights the necessity for an extended-time period nationwide spectrum plan in order that People proceed to take pleasure in new and modern wi-fi choices. That is why CTIA is working intently with our members, authorities and different stakeholders to determine extra spectrum to unlock the total financial potential of America’s wi-fi trade.”