May 2023

Welcome to Plume IQ - our reveal of data-driven intelligence and consumer insights from 3 billion connected devices and 60 million locations, managed by Plume’s cloud platform. The data below is from a sample of our locations.

Plume IQ–Interference: Neighboring WiFi networks up 11%

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Our latest study of HomePass-powered smart homes revealed a significant increase in the number of neighboring WiFi networks—that is the number of other networks that each Plume home network can see, where the signal of the neighbor will create interference when communicating with devices.

When comparing the second half of 2021 with the second half of 2022, the average number of surrounding networks had increased by 11% to an average of 28.6 per home, globally. That’s nearly 29 WiFi networks competing for the same airspace, leaving service providers and their customers with possible interference headaches that if not managed proactively, could lead to significant quality of experience (QoE) issues. At a regional level, the US saw the largest increase (+15.5%), followed by Europe (+8%) and Japan (+6.8%), with Japan recording the highest number of neighboring networks with 30.2.

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Frost & Sullivan

Smarter spaces drive growth

We’re delighted to feature in Frost & Sullivan’s Global Homes and Buildings Industry Outlook 2023. The report outlines how the 8.6% growth in the homes and buildings industry was primarily driven by demand for smart home devices, customer experience platforms, and the rising adoption of AI-driven smart building solutions.
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Cablefax 100

Fourth time for Fahri

We'd like to congratulate our Founder and CEO, Fahri Diner on being honored in Cablefax’s Top 100 Operations Leaders for the fourth time! Fahri’s vision continues to fuel our growth and delivery of innovative cloud-driven experiences that are enhancing the lives of millions of consumers worldwide.
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OpenSync Summit 2023

Standing room only in Taipei

Plume was honored to sponsor the inaugural OpenSync Summit that took place recently in Taipei, Taiwan, as the open-source community welcomed a new era for cloud-driven services—114 delegates attended the sold-out event, with 59 companies represented from around the globe, and over 420 minutes of thought leadership presentations and Q&A.
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In the news

News round-up

Wi-Fi NOW’s Claus Hetting commented on how the increase in data usage—up 16% in HomePass-powered homes 2H 2021 vs. 2H 2022—can affect the quality of the in-home WiFi experience.
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Marc Landis, Editor of the Swiss publication CE today, called out how much Plume’s solution improved his Sonos user experience (tip: hit ‘translate’ in your browser for English).
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The Fast Mode’s Ray Sharma reported on our new partnership with Telenet to launch a brand new WiFi system, ‘Telenet 360° Wi-Fi’, to consumers throughout Belgium.
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