Wi-Fi networks have gained much importance as the usage of smartphones, gadgets, and wireless devices are everywhere these days. A report by CommsMEA indicates that Wi-Fi to carry 60% of data traffic by 2019. It means in the coming years almost more than half of the internet data will be carried by these Wi-Fi networks.
It is reported that Wi-Fi will carry 60% of the data traffic carried by Smartphones and Tablets by year 2019, according to Juniper research “Mobile Data Offload & Onload: Wi-Fi, Small Cell & Network Strategies 2015-2019”. This data will be so enormous that estimated data is considered to be reaching over 115,000PB (Petabytes) by the year 2019. According to the Juniper research the data usage considered for this year was under 30,000PB – to be almost a four-fold increase in data usage. Juniper estimates for the global data usage to be twice in the year 2015 as per comparison of usage.
According to a research “Mobile Data Offload & Onload: Wi-Fi, Small Cell & Network Strategies 2015-2019” by Juniper it is found that migration of data from a Mobile network to a Wifi network (Data offload) presents many key advantages to industry stakeholders.
Organization has stated that Offload presents the issue of patchy coverage, but along with that also has the power for the invention of latest services such as VoWi-Fi (Voice Over Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Calling) and to increase the usage of existing 3G/4G services. The off-load brings challenges for operators for an effective deployment and ROI (Return On Investment).
Nitin Bhas, the research author says that
“Operators need to deploy own Wi-Fi zones in problematic areas or partner with Wi-Fi hotspot operators and aggregators such as iPass and Boingo”
Wi-Fi will be a changed term used in near future as the usage of Wi-Fi will have a totally new meaning by its usage. The usage of data transfer will be in huge Petabytes according to the research.