PlumeIQ

Intelligence and insights for the smart-home industry

February 2022

Welcome to Plume IQ, our monthly reveal of data-driven intelligence and customer-focused insights from more than 2.1 billion connected devices, and over 44 million locations, managed in the Plume Cloud.

Charting the rapid evolution of smart homes

We dipped into the Plume data archives to understand just how quickly smart homes are evolving:

  • We are more reliant on smart devices than ever—globally, the average number of devices connected to Plume-powered networks has more than doubled (8 to 19) since December 2015, with the average number of IoT gadgets and gizmos almost tripling (4.2 to 12.5) over the same time frame.
  • Consumers are enjoying faster WiFi services—the global average download speed for Plume-powered networks was 317 Mbps in December 2021, more than double that of December 2018.
  • Smartphones consume the most data—from video streaming to online banking, smartphones are arguably the most versatile device connected to our networks. They topped the data consumption chart with a global average of 96.3 GB downloaded per home during December 2021.

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Other Plume news

Plume IQ Feb 2022 - Quote 1

A new dawn

We're delighted to partner with Sunrise for the launch of its **Smart WiFi service, powered by Plume!**Subscribers throughout Switzerland will now benefit from intelligent, self-optimizing WiFi that delivers the best possible experience to every connected device, throughout the home.
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Plume IQ Feb 2022 - Video 1

A new era

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to LEAP—Saudi Arabia’s leading technology conference! We captured every word of the inspirational keynote from our **Founder & CEO Fahri Diner,**as he put forward the blueprint for a device-agnostic framework that is designed to establish a new era of intelligent connectivity.
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Plume IQ Feb 2022 - Case Study

New case study

In this Omdia-authored case study, Michael Philpott, Research Director highlights the changing nature of the broadband market, and reveals how—with Plume’s help—Liberty Global has successfully migrated to an all-digital cloud-based platform with smart WiFi at the foundation.
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Plume IQ Feb 2022 - Video 2

Delivering the promise

Plume’s CTO Bill McFarland keynoted at Fierce Wireless’s WiFi Summit where he discussed how service providers can deliver on the promise of the intelligent smart home, and deliver new consumer experiences by leveraging whole-home adaptive WiFi to launch new services and importantly, retain subscribers.
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Plume IQ Feb 2022 - In The News

News round up

In this article from Digital Media World, our CMO Todd Grantham reveals how Plume’s intelligent platform has helped to optimize changing home environments throughout the pandemic.
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Plume’s CTO Bill McFarland gave his take on the challenges of current-gen WiFi sensing technology, and how a new, upcoming WiFi standard could provide home routers motion-sensing superpowers.
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At Fierce Wireless’s WiFi Summit, Niall Robinson, Plume’s Head of OpenSync Partnerships discussed the need for sustainability, and how service providers can use OpenSync to upcycle existing hardware.
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