Global Ethernet service revenues reached $2.5 bln in 2004

Worldwide Ethernet services revenue topped $2.5 bln in 2004 and is expected to more than double in 2005, then jump another 276% between 2005 and 2009 to $22.2 bln, according to Infonetics Research. Wholesale Ethernet service revenue, much of which comes from point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet links, accounts for about 25% of all Ethernet service revenue. Revenue from retail Ethernet services (Internet, Ethernet private line, and transparent LAN services) account for about 75% of all Ethernet service revenue. Asia Pacific accounts for over 40% of total Ethernet service revenue, EMEA for over 30%, North America for over 20%.