AT&T Wi-Fi Usage Nearly Triples Year-Over-Year

DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As more and more consumers log on from smartphones, tablets and other devices, connections on the AT&T* Wi-Fi network continue to skyrocket.

Key facts as of year-end 2011:

  • Nearly tripled AT&T Wi-Fi network traffic in 2011 versus network traffic for 2010.
  • 550 percent increase in monthly Wi-Fi data uploads from mobile devices on the AT&T Wi-Fi network in 2011.
  • 1.2 billion AT&T Wi-Fi connections made during 2011, with 486.9 million connections made in the fourth quarter.
  • Connections more than tripled in the fourth quarter versus 154 million connections made in the fourth quarter 2010.
  • More than three million connections per day to the AT&T Wi-Fi Network by users, exceeding total connections made in the month of December in 2008.
  • More than 60 percent growth in AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots from 2008 through 2011.

AT&T continues to deploy free Wi-Fi hotzones to provide convenient connectivity for AT&T customers in high traffic areas. Just this week, AT&T launched a new Wi-Fi hotzone in downtown Indianapolis to support high profile events in the area in coming weeks. The seventh major market hotzone adds to those already available in key cities like Palo Alto, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. To date, AT&T has launched free Wi-Fi at 19 park locations in New York City. In 2011, New York City parks visitors made more than 1 million connections to the AT&T Wi-Fi network.

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