ABI Research: Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached 4.2M hotspots in 2013

Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached a total of 4.2 million hotspots in 2013, and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 15.0% between 2013 and 2018 to exceed 10.5 million according to forecasts by ABI Research. Among the global Wi-Fi hotspots, 68.6 per cent of Wi-Fi is in Asia-Pacific, followed by 12.3 per cent in Latin America, 9.0 per cent in Europe, 8.7 per cent in North America, and 1.4 per cent in Middle East and Africa. The number includes Wi-Fi hotspots deployed by mobile and fixed-line carriers as well as third-party operators. By deploying Wi-Fi, fixed-line operators can maximize their assets in terms of coverage, capacity, and customer experience. Release