2.648 mln metro Ethernet subscribers in APAC

Asia Pacific (APAC) is leading the market adoption of metro Ethernet services, as Japan and South Korea companies are entering the mass adoption stage, reports In-Stat. The APAC market registered 0.632 mln business metro Ethernet service subscribers in 2005. Most of them were in Japan and South Korea, and consisted mainly of small and medium-size enterprises that value the cost-effectiveness of metro Ethernet services for inter-office connectivity and high-speed Internet access. The number of metro Ethernet service subscribers among APAC enterprises is forecasted to grow to over 2.648 mln by 2010.