Connections to AT&T's Wi-Fi Network Doubled in 2012 as Traffic Tripled
Published on: 26th Feb 2013
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USA based AT&T says that connections to its Wi Fi network more than doubled last year to 2.7 Billion Wi Fi connections. Although connections doubled, data traffic volumes tripled to over 5.2 billion Megabytes.
The mobile network operates more than 32,000 hotspots across the country. AT&T's Wi-Fi footprint also grew by 10 percent in 2012 with connections to venues growing by nearly 200 percent in the past year.
"Wi-Fi works in tandem with our global network to keep people connected wherever they are. By providing this must-have connectivity at all types of locations, businesses can bring added value to the customer experience," said Josh Goodell, Associate Vice President, AT&T Wi-Fi Services. "With connectivity to our Wi-Fi Network skyrocketing in 2012 by more than 1 billion connections year-over-year, Wi-Fi is a clear factor in mobile use, driving purchase decisions to enriched hospitality, fan and travel experiences."
In 2012, more than 7 billion minutes were spent connected at AT&T Wi-Fi retail locations. On average, each connection lasted 45 minutes. With prolonged connectivity and data usage, Wi-Fi connectivity is impacting retail venues' bottom line while satisfying a necessity - a reliable connection for customers and employees.
In hotels across the globe, AT&T added Wi-Fi to more than 95,000 guest rooms last year increasing connections by more than 225% in 2012.