May 21, 2013
, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT) ("Ubiquiti"), today announced the findings of its new 'State of WiFi Report' from The Mobile Marketplace,
, being held here this week. The findings identified an increasingly growing demand for WiFi access and availability; improved reliability; and enhanced performance as today's mobile workforce not only depends on WiFi for productivity, but also uses it as a competitive factor when deciding where to conduct business, stay and dine while traveling or on the go.
Overall, most users (48%) give WiFi a 'B' for its general availability and performance in their
, however, when asked how they felt about WiFi in the
, 70% say productivity suffers when it isn't readily accessible. 52% admit that work-essential apps often cannot be used due to poor WiFi availability or reliability. And 71% agree that they'd use more demanding applications such as video and chat if faster WiFi were more widely available.
"WiFi has become a must-have capability for mobile workers—it's impacting revenue and worker productivity for businesses of all types and sizes," said
, Chief Marketing Officer for Ubiquiti Networks. "Increasingly powerful mobile device capabilities mean user needs are outpacing existing networks in terms of accessibility, dependability and performance."
Of the 84% that reported having WiFi at work, 44% give their employers a B grade for its availability and performance. The cities with highest satisfaction, in order, are:
- Los Angeles, Detroit (tied)
- San Francisco
- New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Orlando (tied)
The cities that earned the lowest grade, in order are:
- Sacramento, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia (tied)
- Dallas, Chicago (tied)
When ranked by industry, advertising/marketing/PR, agriculture, insurance, telecommunications, and technology scored the highest marks. Transportation, government, automotive, retail and food services scored the lowest.