Plume IQ–Interference: Neighboring WiFi networks up 11%

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Our latest study of HomePass-powered smart homes revealed a significant increase in the number of neighboring WiFi networks—that is the number of other networks that each Plume home network can see, where the signal of the neighbor will create interference when communicating with devices.

When comparing the second half of 2021 with the second half of 2022, the average number of surrounding networks had increased by 11% to an average of 28.6 per home, globally. That’s nearly 29 WiFi networks competing for the same airspace, leaving service providers and their customers with possible interference headaches that if not managed proactively, could lead to significant quality of experience (QoE) issues. At a regional level, the US saw the largest increase (+15.5%), followed by Europe (+8%) and Japan (+6.8%), with Japan recording the highest number of neighboring networks with 30.2.

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