Wi-Fi Alliance Certifies 10,000th Device

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Today the Wi-Fi Alliance is announcing that more than 10,000 products have received the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designation.

Worldwide demand for interoperable, security-protected Wi-Fi products has grown since the program’s introduction in March 2000. While it took eight years to reach the 5,000-certification milestone, more than 2,000 certifications were given in 2010 alone.

ABI Research has reported that annual Wi-Fi shipments grew to 761 million products in 2010 and that the number will reach one billion by the end of 2011. Wi-Fi Alliance certifications grew 62 percent in 2010, the largest year-over-year growth in the history of the program.

The fastest-growing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED product categories were mobile phones and consumer electronics – such as TVs, tablets and gaming devices – which together account for more than half of all certifications. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED testing is performed at a worldwide network of 14 independent Authorized Test Laboratories located in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United States.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 7:22 am .

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