Connected by Broadcom interview: AT&T says only 20-40% of home broadband capacity is used to serve Wi-Fi devices
By Claus Hetting, CEO and President of Wi-Fi NOW
AT&T says more than 80% of smartphone traffic goes over Wi-Fi, but only 20-40% of home broadband capacity is used to serve Wi-Fi devices. Latest installment in ‘Connected by Broadcom’ interview series features AT&T Executive Vice President and CTO of Network Services Andre Fuetsch speaks with Vijay Nagarajan, Vice President of Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity Division , on the latest trends in connectivity and networking, including Wi-Fi, of course. Watch the full interview here.
Historically, AT&T must be among the “founding fathers” of Wi-Fi and the US telecommunications giant still plays a central role in the Wi-Fi industry as one of the largest and most important service providers. influential in the world. In the latest installment of ‘Connected by Broadcom,’ AT&T Executive Vice President and CTO of Network Services, Andre Fuetsch shares his take on connectivity trends, including some
Andre Fuetsch says that over 80% of smartphone traffic goes over Wi-Fi, but at the same time, subscribers in general only get 20-40% of the broadband speeds entering the house. This is a consequence of both a large installed base of legacy devices as well as environmental congestion and interference, says Andre Fuetsch. He also says that the downlink-to-uplink ratio of home traffic has fallen to 6: 1 from the pre-pandemic level of 10: 1 and that he expects that ratio to fall to 2: 1 over the course of of the decade.