How are millennials shaping the networks of tomorrow?

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CommScope report compares the tech lifestyles of Millennials and Baby Boomers

Millennials, customers younger than 35, are rapidly emerging as the primary target demographic for technology companies and the broadband network operators who support them.

As a global network infrastructure solutions provider, CommScope was curious: How do Millennials view and use technology? What are their connectivity expectations? Are these differences dramatically different than the generations preceding them? How will this generation impact network design, deployment and monetization?

The Results are Telling

To help you prepare for this future, CommScope recently surveyed more than 4,000 Baby Boomers (ages 51-70) and Millennials (ages 15- 35) in four major cities: San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Sau Paulo. The results are telling:

  • On average, Millennials are willing to spend 28 percent more per month than Boomers to ensure reliable Internet connectivity. 
  • Seventy-three (73) percent of Millennials prefer to consume media via smartphones over cable TV, whereas 58 percent of Boomers prefer the opposite. 
  • Sixty-four (64) percent of survey participants in Hong Kong ranked Internet connectivity more vital than electricity, plumbing or transportation. 
Impact of Millennials on Networks
An introduction to the generational trends driving network evolution.

The most successful service providers over the next 5-10 years will be those who:

  • Best understand this emerging generations communication behavior
  • Accurately anticipate core service wants and needs
  • Proactively adapt and adjust business strategies
  • Provide the most relevant solutions and services 

Supporting Mobility with Evolving Wireless Infrastructure
Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.

Supporting Mobility with Evolving Data Center Infrastructure
The connected lifestyle of Millennials puts increasing demands on data center infrastructure. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, looks at the trends driving these changes, and how network service providers can keep up with their customers' bandwidth needs.

Your Network: Now Serving Millennials | Video Blog with Colleen Murphy-Gomez
CommScope recently conducted a study of Millennials and Baby Boomers to assess their points of view on the value of networks. In this video, CommScope Millennial, Colleen Murphy-Gomez talks about the importance and value of network connectivity.

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