Wi-Fi Alliance Certifies 10,000 Devices

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED remains a key market enabler as certifications reach 10,000

April 27, 2011

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AUSTIN, Tex. -- More than 10,000 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designations have been granted by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the global, non-profit trade association at the center of the Wi-Fi industry. Millions of Wi-Fi devices on the market today offer the latest features and security protections, as well as the ability to interoperate across brands, as a result of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program.

Worldwide demand for interoperable, security-protected Wi-Fi products has grown since the program's introduction in March 2000. The rate of product certifications has risen exponentially over the program's lifetime, reflecting the importance of Wi-Fi technology in today's connected world. While it took eight years to reach the 5,000-certification milestone, more than 2,000 certifications were given in 2010 alone.

"We are incredibly proud of the real impact and value of our Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program," said Edgar Figueroa, CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "Wi-Fi technology was in its infancy just ten years ago. Today Wi-Fi is increasingly enabling new products, new applications and new markets that extend our connectivity and enrich our experience. Wi-Fi certification will remain a fundamental part of our connected experience since we continue to develop numerous new capabilities and applications for Wi-Fi."

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