The article originally appeared on the Wi-Fi Now portal.
A unique global context
One-third of the world’s population is still to “shelter at home” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of individuals and businesses from around the world drastically adjusting their routines, the home Internet is being taxed as it never has been before.
Well before COVID-19, the home was already becoming a highly Wi-Fi-dense environment with many connected devices. While the average number of connected devices in the home is estimated to range from seven to ten, depending on the region, the trend is clearly towards an increase to twenty, thirty, or more, in the next few years, due to the proliferation of devices and IoT.