Meraki, a provider of Cloud Networking, today announced
results of a study of mobile data consumption on WiFi networks, showing that
iPads use significantly more Wi-Fi data than the average mobile device.
Additionally, the study found that mobile platforms
overtook desktops, with a marked rise in Android devices.
Between 2010 and 2011, mobile platforms overtook desktop
platforms in percentage of Wi-Fi devices.
The average iPad consumes over 400 percent more Wi-Fi data
than the average Android, iPod, and iPhone.
iOS and Android together now account for 58% of Wi-Fi
devices, compared to 33% just one year ago.
The iPhone is now the single most popular Wi-Fi device
with 32% share.
Meraki anonymously surveyed over
100,000 randomly selected devices accessing general use, public, and
educational Wi-Fi networks across the US. The survey looked at bandwidth usage
and operating system popularity over selected periods in 2010 and 2011.
Meraki performed a comparative analysis between devices
in 2010 and 2011. The results show mobile platforms gained significant share
over desktop platforms. Overall, iOS and Android together now account for 58
percent of Wi-Fi devices, compared to 33% just one year ago. Windows and Mac OS
X together declined from 63 percent to 36 percent.
Meraki’s data shows iOS devices growing from 32 percent
to 47 percent, and Android growing from 1 percent to 11 percent. In particular,
the iPhone is now the most popular Wi-Fi device with 32 percent share. Desktop
platforms declined, with Mac OS X going from 21 percent to 13 percent, and
Windows shrinking from 42 percent to 23 percent.
By TelecomLead.com Team