A report has revealed Sydney’s hotspot hotspot network is among the hottest in Australia, with Sydney the capital’s hot spot with more than one million hotspots.
The report, from data firm Gartner, revealed Sydney is the hot spot of wireless devices in Australia with 1.9 million wireless hotspots in the capital.
The survey, conducted in November last year, showed that Sydney had the third most wireless devices at 2.4 million, followed by Melbourne at 2 million and Perth at 1.8 million.
The study found that while Perth and Sydney had more than 1 million wireless devices, only Melbourne and Brisbane had more.
The biggest hotspots are in Brisbane and Melbourne where the study said there were more than 500,000 wireless devices per square kilometre.
“Our findings confirm that Sydney has a robust wireless hotspe infrastructure, with almost 2 million wireless device hotspots per square kilometres of urban and rural areas in Sydney,” Gartners CTO, Matthew McBride, said.
“However, Sydney’s popularity has increased in recent years and the number of hotspots has increased with more people moving to Sydney and beyond.”
The report is important for the community of Sydney as it highlights the potential for network upgrades and expansion, as well as the importance of network upgrades to deliver greater connectivity to our users.
“The report found that Sydney was second to Melbourne in the number and size of wireless hotspots, but was far behind Melbourne in overall hotspot activity.
It found the average number of wireless device visits per person in Sydney was 7.7 per cent of the population.
The number of people using the network rose from 9.6 per cent in 2011 to 11.6 percent in 2017, while the number using hotspots increased from 3.4 per cent to 4.6 million.
While the network is growing, Sydney has also seen a rise in hotspot usage, with the number rising from more than 7 per cent at the end of 2016 to almost 8 per cent during 2017.
The increase in hotspots is a result of people moving out of the city centre, with many leaving their home in favour of the suburbs, the report said.
Sydney’s network is one of the biggest in the country with more wireless devices than any other city in the world.
Sydney is also one of only three major cities to have more than two million wireless networks, according to Garters research.
The city has a total of more than 4.5 million hotspot devices and has more than 70 per cent usage from 3G and 4G mobile networks.
The City of Sydney has about 8 million wireless network hotspots but a large number of them are in suburbs and in some rural areas.
Sydney has more people than any city in Australia using wireless devices and more than three times as many hotspot users as any other major city, according a study from research firm GfK.