Average monthly revenue from broadband business user was $15.40 in 2004

Average revenue per user (ARPU) has fallen slightly for business broadband users during 2004, from $17 to $15.4 per month. This fall is largely explained by reducing our estimate for security ARPU in less-developed countries. As business users start to subscribe to multiple value-added services, Point Topic expects ARPU to increase.

Revenues for world business broadband added services revenues, 2004

  Average revenue per
user ($ per month)
2004 revenues,
$ mln.
2003 2004 Annual
revenue rate
Revenue
ASP 1000 1238 921 707
IP VPN 415 413 434 370
Remote backup 147 43 177 150
Security 10 8 1920 1579
Videoconferencing 500 668 116 70
Voice over IP 50 37 143 84
Average ARPU 17 15.4    
Total     3710 2960
Source: Point Topic