Blog | Do You Have To Worry About Wireless Bandwidth In Your Office?
Do You Have To Worry About Wireless Bandwidth In Your Office?
February 21, 2012
The short answer is Yes! A wireless network is now a necessity in most offices. At first it was there to make it easier for laptops to be moved to any place in the office and still be able to access resources and the Internet. But here’s what’s amazing. Your iPhones and iPads and Android devices are winning.
Less than two years ago Mac and Windows traffic accounted for 64% of the wireless traffic while iOS (iphone) accounted for 32% and the Android with only 1%. And now Android and iOS account for 58% of the total wireless traffic. The iPad accounts for much of this upward shift. According to Meraki who is a cloud network provider, the iPad is a big consumer pulling down on average almost 200 Megabytes each month.
Given the incredible increase in smartphones and tablet devices, this is really quite understandable. But how might it impact you? Well one of the things that you need to check is whether or not you have enough bandwidth to support the devices that are currently connected to your wireless network. Then you need to account for growth. There’s no doubt that this is the way technology is headed. We’re going mobile and portable.
Want to have us check your network for wireless capacity? We’ll be happy to do a wireless audit for you. Go here: www.sncsquared.com/wireless