Data usage soars by more than 16% per day

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Our latest study of HomePass-powered smart homes reveals that consumers’ appetite for data is growing every day of the week, putting additional load on increasingly congested home networks that, if not managed proactively, could lead to significant quality of experience (QoE) issues.

While the data used per day varied by only 2.1GB, home networks get busier as the week progresses hitting a peak usage of 16.8GB on Sundays. When comparing the second half of 2021 to the second half of 2022, Fridays have seen the highest growth in usage with a huge increase of 26% suggesting that consumers might be starting their weekends earlier and streaming that latest data-rich 4K blockbuster movie.

Tune in to next month’s Plume IQ as we continue our three-part series on network usage and examine the growth of neighboring WiFi networks and their impact on interference.

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