Five Reasons Wi-Fi Will Overtake Traditional Telecoms

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Quality – Since Wi-Fi first became available as a service, it has continued to improve to include wider ranges, faster speeds and more reliable connections for multiple users. Individual Wi-Fi networks also have the ability to scale rapidly by adding additional networks or speed to support greater bandwidth. This is especially worthwhile in the occasion that a large group of people is gathered in one place.

According to a recent Pew study, smartphone users make up 55 percent of cell phone ownership and the number is continuing to grow. As most smartphone capabilities are dependent on access to an Internet connection, the need for a traditional wireless provider is becoming obsolete. Wi-Fi availability is on the rise and more over-the-top (OTT) communication applications are being developed daily. This slideshow features five considerations, identified by Steve Leonard, executive vice president and general manager at Bandwidth, for why Wi-Fi access will eventually replace traditional data plans.


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