By Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman
AT&T says more than 80% of smartphone traffic runs over Wi-Fi but that only 20-40% of home broadband capacity is utilised to serve Wi-Fi devices. The latest installment of the ‘Connected by Broadcom’ interview series features AT&T Executive VP and CTO of Network Services Andre Fuetsch talking to Broadcom’s VP Wireless Connectivity Devision Vijay Nagarajan about the latest trends in connectivity and networks including Wi-Fi, of course. Watch the full interview here.
Historically, AT&T must rank among the ‘founding fathers’ of Wi-Fi and the US telco giant still plays a pivotal role in the Wi-Fi industry as one of the largest and most influential service providers in the world. In the latest installment of ‘Connected by Broadcom’ AT&T Executive VP and CTO of Network Services Andre Fuetsch shares his view on connectivity trends.
Andre Fuetsch says more than 80% of smartphone traffic runs over Wi-Fi – but that at the same time, subscribers in general only benefit from 20-40% of the broadband speeds entering the home. This is a consequence of both a large installed base of legacy devices as well as congestion and interference from the surrounds, Andre Fuetsch says. He also says that home traffic downlink/uplink ratio has dropped to 6:1 from the pre-pandemic level of 10:1 and that he expects that ratio to drop to 2:1 within the decade.