More than 20 billion anticipated device shipments over the next 6 years
More than 20 billion Wi-Fi devices are forecasted to ship between 2019 and 2024, according to a new market data report from ABI Research. Continued growth in traditional markets of strength, alongside traction in mesh networking systems, smart home, automotive, and IoT applications will drive the Wi-Fi market forward to nearly 4 billion annual device shipments by 2024.
Wi-Fi’s expansion into the 60GHz and sub-1GHz bands through WiGig and HaLow have been considerably slower, though ABI Research anticipates these technologies will carve out their own success in the coming years.
However, most exciting of all is the anticipated availability of 6GHz spectrum over the next few years.