Ireland’s former monopoly Eircom reports that its Next Generation Ethernet wholesale service is now ‘live’ in more than 600 urban and rural locations, SiliconRepublic reports. The operator went on to say that in total, 14 operators are using the service, which is currently based on a network spanning 12,000km of fibre. ‘Next Generation Ethernet provides operators with the speed, reliability and flexibility to take full advantage of that opportunity,’ says Chris Hutchings, managing director, Eircom Wholesale. ‘Fourteen operators are now providing service using Next Generation Ethernet from Eircom Wholesale. To date, we’ve installed NGN nodes in over 600 urban and provincial locations. So whether customers are in Ballsbridge or Ballinrobe, operators such as Strencom are able to offer Irish enterprises ultra high-bandwidth NGN connections,’ he added.