November 11, 2010 00:15 ET

In-Stat Offers Free Whitepaper on Wi-Fi Ubiquity

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - In-Stat ( is offering a free copy of the new whitepaper WI-Fi Market Overview: Connectivity Becoming Ubiquitous (#IN1005038WHT), which can be downloaded at

The quest for connectivity drives electronics manufacturers to enable their products with Wi-Fi technology. The next 5 years will see an increase in the number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, from over 550 million in 2009 to nearly 1.7 billion in 2015. Devices that are leading adoption include mobile phones, Blu-ray players/recorders, e-readers, and digital televisions.

New 802.11n-enabled devices will push the envelope in Wi-Fi capabilities, remedying many of the technical issues that constrained Wi-Fi adoption in video-centric CE devices in the past. As a result, we expect the adoption of Wi-Fi in the living room to accelerate. Across all "digital living room" consumer electronics, which includes set-top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players, digital picture frames, among other devices, Wi-Fi-enabled devices will exceed 200 million units by 2015.

Key data points from the whitepaper include the following:

  • E-readers' Wi-Fi attach rates will increase from 3% in 2009 to 88% by 2014.
  • In-flight Wi-Fi deployments have moved past the trial stage and are approaching critical mass with the deployment of 2,000 airplanes by year-end 2010. 
  • By 2013, mobile VoIP applications will generate annual revenues of $32.2 billion.
  • Wi-Fi chipsets will pass one billion units shipped annually by 2012.

Get the free whitepaper here: WI-Fi Market Overview: Connectivity Becoming Ubiquitous

This whitepaper looks at the proliferation of Wi-Fi technology across the ecosystem including enabling technologies, devices, infrastructure, services & content, service providers, as well as end users. Included in the whitepaper are analysis, forecasts, and commentary on Wi-Fi enabled equipment and attach rates in PCs, peripherals, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial applications, as well as services such as hotspots and in-flight broadband.

About In-Stat

In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets. In-Stat provides its research through reports, annual subscriptions, consulting and advisory services to inform critical decisions.

Contact Information

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