Broadband Internet End User Wi-Fi
Facts & Figures
In 2017, almost 327 million U.S. households had fixed broadband internet access, the most popular way of accessing the internet in the United States.
76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology.
60% of U.S. broadband households with a networking router received that device from their broadband service provider.
Annual sales of all connected home devices will increase to 442 million units by 2020.
Of the 83% of americans who use the internet, at least occasionally using a smartphone, tablet or other device – 89% go online daily and 31% go online almost constantly.
As such, it’s not a stretch to realize that 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow.
for Cable and Telco Operators
Operators today all offer some sort of WI-FI hardware, either a combined device (modem + Wi-Fi router + phone), or separate devices for Wi-Fi and Internet/phone.
Forced to compete with each other, operators need a quick and affordable process to ensure consistent WI-FI performance in customer’s Wi-Fi centric homes.
Broadband operators must “requalify” their own devices as they are recycled from one customer to the next to ensure they’re working properly.
Test facilities for Wi-Fi have some of the densest WI-FI signals, due to the sheer number of devices under test.
A shielded Wi-Fi environment is critical to accurate testing and recertification.