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Study results are in  (Source: Meraki)
Desktop devices are shrinking in use

A study conducted by cloud networking company Meraki has looked at the amount of data consumed by various types of devices via Wi-Fi. The study is a comparative analysis of devices between 2010 and 2011. The results of the study are now available and show that mobile platforms have gained significantly compared to desktop platforms. 

The average monthly Wi-Fi data consumed according to Meraki by Android, iPhone, and iPod users is about 40MB while the average iPad user consumes 200MB of data each month.

According to the study, iOS devices and Android devices now account for 58% of all Wi-Fi devices. In 2010, the percentage of the same devices was 33% showing a significant growth. Desktop platforms declined over the study period slipping from 63% for Windows and Mac combined to only 36% this year.

IOS devices grew significantly over the time period going from 32% of Wi-Fi traffic up to 47%. Android on the other hand went from 1% to 11%.

The study found that the single most popular Wi-Fi device is the iPhone, which should surprise no one. The survey gathered its data from the 17,000 deployed cloud networks Meraki runs around the world. Those 17,000 networks have more than 40 million different users and the study data was gathered using information about what devices connect to those cloud networks.

It's no surprise to see the number of computers accessing Wi-Fi declining. Computer sales are slowing and tablet sales are increasing according to Gartner's latest data. 



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By seamonkey79 on 6/24/2011 11:24:05 PM , Rating: 2
Meraki runs a business selling cloud services... in all likelihood, they are asked what the best devices for access would be, and decision makers are being told, and want to be told, that iPads and iPhones are the best tools to do whatever job it is that needs to be filled by the cloud service.

This is just a business saying "these are what are accessing our clouds"

It's not a study that says that WiFi is almost solely used on iPads/iPhones.

First time I've ever been really irritated with an article title here, although there have been some interesting ones... this is completely unrelated to the title, and has no bearing on anything except people that are accessing Meraki's services.




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