Study: 25 percent of all households use WiFi

The world is getting more and more connected to the Internet every day and that includes being able to surf the net at home from a WiFi network. In a new study from Strategy Analytics, it claims that 439 million households worldwide have some kind of WiFi network set up, which covers about 25 percent of all households.

It's no surprise that South Korea is the number one country in the world with the most WiFi-based homes in terms of percentage. The study claims that a whopping 80.1 percent of homes in that tech-heavy country have a WiFi network. By contrast, the US is well behind at 61 percent and is listed in the study as eighth in the world with WiFi households, behind such countries as the UK (73.3 percent), Japan (68.4 percent) and even the US's northern neighbor Canada (67.8 percent).

While it is one of the biggest countries in the world in terms of population, the study says that India only has WiFi in 2.5 percent of its households, well behind all the other countries listed in the survey. Strategy Analytics predicts that by 2016, 800 million households worldwide will have a WiFi connection, bringing the percentage up to 42 percent.

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