Smartphones overtake laptops for Wi-Fi usage

According to a new report compiled Informa Telecoms & Media and released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance in the US, items such as iPhones and HTC gadgets are overtaking laptops when it comes to connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Personal computers were found to be the second most popular method of connecting to the internet, with 39 per cent preferring this option – while 17 per cent log on with media tablets.
Commenting on the challenger mobile network operators face to keep up with evolving consumer demands, Kevin Baughan from Virgin Media Business said a recent study revealed business owners now view smartphones as the most importance technology.
He added: “The pace at which technology is evolving is having a transformative effect on the way we work. Mobile data usage is becoming like a bottomless pit, expanding all the time.”