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Tablets, smartphones help boost WLAN sales

Mikael Ricknäs | March 10, 2011
The increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones has helped sales of Wi-Fi equipment reach new highs, according to two recent reports.

On Friday, the iPad 2 will start shipping. The addition of cameras and FaceTime for video conferencing will increase networking capacity needs, Hockaday said.

Video chews up exponentially more bandwidth than other forms of communication, so any application that better enables video usage will use much more bandwidth, according to Dell'Oro's Shalinsky.

 

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