The Value of Wi-Fi: By the Numbers

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:49

Wi-Fi Deployment: Outpacing Expectations Worldwide

The Internet of Things is driven by many technologies with the shared goal of connecting people, gathering useful information, and automating and simplifying aspects of our daily lives. Connectivity brings us efficiency, makes it easier to communicate, and achieves more with less human effort. Millions upon millions of wireless devices have been deployed around the world, bringing connectivity to devices in the home, in utilities, in smart municipal applications, retail, transportation, and many more application areas.

Laird Connectivity provides a wide range of Wi-Fi modules for many of these applications, including our complete enterprise-ready 60 Series System on Module, our latest LWB5+ Wi-Fi 5 + Bluetooth 5.2 combo module, and our Sterling-EWB IoT Module, all specifically designed for emerging IoT applications.

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently released a new study demonstrating the global economic value of Wi-Fi, a technology that has gone from a niche specialty to near ubiquitous over the course of the last two decades. Wi-Fi has a critical role to play in the global economy, and that role is demonstrated by its significant growth over this time – and the growth expected over the next five years.