Networking Guide : Network Types
MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) is a city wide network.
The coverage limitation is not strict, but real implementation may
have range of up to 50 km in urban, suburban, or rural area. MAN is built to interconnect LANs, provide access to special contents
and high speed Internet access.
MAN is implemented using technologies such as ADSL or VDSL, HFC (CATV),
FTTN or FTTH/FTTP, and WiMAX.
A network that covers a city.
WAN (Wide Area Network) is a network that spans larger
geographical area. PSTN (fixed telephone
network) and PLMN (mobile cellular telephone network
such as GSM, CDMA, and 3G) are examples of WAN. The largest WAN is the Internet that has
Regional, national or international network