Austin, TX – June 20, 2021 – As we celebrate #WorldWiFiDay, Wi-Fi Alliance® reflects on the enormous role Wi-Fi® plays by delivering connectivity when and where it is needed most. With more than 16 billion Wi-Fi devices in use today, it is hard to imagine a day without Wi-Fi.
During the last year, more Wi-Fi devices were used simultaneously in homes, and Wi-Fi usage increased between 70-94% during working hours. Users relied on Wi-Fi for education, work, healthcare, and other critical necessities in their daily lives. Wi-Fi stepped up to the challenge, and will continue to be the most popular connectivity technology and deliver a majority of the world’s internet traffic. Over the past year, the Wi-Fi industry kept communities safe, informed, and connected, and continued to advance the industry with the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E. In 2021 alone, more than 338 million Wi-Fi 6E products will deliver high-performance connectivity to support our growing connectivity needs.
Wi-Fi Alliance thanks policymakers around the world who recognize the value of Wi-Fi and made critically needed 6 GHz spectrum available, thus enabling citizens access to enhanced connectivity, innovation, and socioeconomic benefits.
Let us all reflect on the central role that Wi-Fi plays in society, and hope for even more Wi-Fi in the years and decades ahead. #ValueofWiFi #WiFiStrong
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Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 65,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.
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