Wi-Fi equipment revenues up 15% for 2004, but down 21% in Q4 2004

Global Wi-Fi equipment revenues rose 15% in 2004 to $2.8 bln while unit sales reached 36.1 mln, up 51% from 2003, according to Infonetics Research. Infonetics expects unit shipments to continue growing through 2008, when they will reach 80.4 mln, 123% more than 2004. Global Wi-Fi revenues dropped 21% to $619.4 mln from Q3 2004 to Q4 2004, and the downward revenue trend is expected to continue the next few years.