Direct fibre connections are not the only way to benefit from the MAN. Many operators are using the network to radically enhance and increase the services available to Irish consumers.
Services based on "Local Loop Unbundling” (LLU) from operators such as Smart Telecom and Magnet. The MANs and the e|net offering allow these companies to deliver high quality, great value voice and data services.
Fixed Wireless services from operators such as Digiweb, ICE Broadband and many others also use the MANs.
Mobile and 3G services from both Vodafone and O2 are using the MANs to facilitate the growth of their next generation voice and data services.
Entertainment services from companies such as UPC and Magnet are using the MANs to deliver a bewildering array of new and exciting digital entertainment services.
So, if you're making a phone call (switched, mobile or VOIP), if you're using broadband (over copper, fibre or wireless) or even watching your TV, you may well be benefitting from the MANs.