The MANs Explained
The MANs are networks of ducting, sub-ducting and fibre optic cable, typically laid in urban areas.
The aim of the project is to provide a high bandwidth network that is available to all authorised operators, enabling them to sell high capacity broadband and telephony services to end users, such as larege corporates.
The MANs operate on an open-access basis meaning that all authorised operators can have access. This model is contrary to traditional operators’ exclusivity of network, and allows for competition in a way that has not previously happened.
For example, in any given MAN town, multiple authorised operators can provide high bandwidth services, such as superfast broadband, over the network.