90% of London families gifting a connected device for Christmas in Tier 4

New research by BT Full Fibre has revealed that 90% of Londoners are planning to gift a connected device as they get set for a Christmas in Tier 4.

The study sees gaming consoles, smart phones and tablets amongst the top presents to be gifted this Christmas.

Smart phones are the most popular gift this year, with 44% of people in London revealing they plan to gift one. Closely followed by tablets (35%), laptops (34%) and games consoles (34%) after the high profile launches of the next generation consoles earlier this year.

TVs (29%), and smart speakers (22%) are also amongst the top tech gifts this Christmas.

The Gadget Show’s Ortis Deley said: “Connected devices have fast become a key part of our everyday lives, and this year more than ever has highlighted the importance of a reliable, quality broadband connection around the home.”

On average, homes across London already have 37.6 devices connected to their home Wi-Fi. This includes two smart TVs, three tablets, three laptops and two games consoles on average in each home.

As Londoners spend more time online, using their internet connection for all manner of activities including streaming TV, home schooling, working and online gaming, BT reveals that daytime traffic across its broadband network has more than doubled during the year.

People polled in London also revealed that 29% plan to add a 4K TV to their home in time for Christmas and expect to have at least two 8K TVs in their homes in the next five years.

 

 

 


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