By Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman
Plume IQ has released fresh insights into the rapidly evolving world of home broadband: Home networking speeds have increased by 108% between 2018 and 2021 while the number of connected devices within the home has jumped 137% between 2015 and 2021, the company says. Plume IQ home broadband insights and analytics are provided by home broadband services platform (SaaS) provider – and Wi-Fi NOW Partner – Plume.
Every month Plume IQ reveals new insights into the world of home networking and in February new figures extracted from Plume’s (anonymised) monitoring of 35 million home broadband locations indicated sustained growth in traffic as well as number of connected devices. Plume has thus far connected more than 1.3 billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices, the company says.
For starters home broadband speeds have jumped an average of 152 Mbps to 317 Mbps in the four year period between 2018 and end of 2021, Plume IQ reveals, equivalent to an increase of a remarkable 108%.
Plume IQ also says the number of connected devices overall has more than doubled between 2015 and 2021 – increasing by 137% to be exact – while the number of IoT devices has more than tripled, the company says (also see the infographic right).
Smartphones consume a staggering 96.3 GB per month of data per household, which is substantially more than streaming TVs at 78.3 GB per month. Set-top boxes come in at 63.3 GB per month while laptops consume less than half at 30.3 GB per month, Plume IQ says.
Bill McFarland, CTO of Plume, says the company’s mission is to make connected devices in the home work faster and smarter. “This data serves as proof that building an adaptive home network with advanced analytics allows you to effortlessly enjoy the growing roster of connected devices in your home,” he says.