Cisco said there will be a surge of Wi-Fi hotspots in the coming years. The vendor said that by 2018, there will be 341 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe. The US currently leads the hotspot count followed by China and France. Europe is currently the world's top Wi-Fi region with 50 per cent of all Wi-Fi, but by 2018, Asia is predicted to lead the world in the space.
In Australia, wireless IP traffic is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 22 per cent, with 72 per cent of total IP is expected to come from wireless by 2019.
Bloch emphasised the importance to business of taking into consideration consumer trends. He said that even if a business does not deal with consumers directly, the trends in methods of consumption will greatly impact how all business is conducted in the next five years.
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