LAN switch


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LAN switch

A network device that cross-connects clients, servers and network devices. Also known as a "frame switch," stand-alone LAN switches are common in Ethernet networks. A four-port switch is also typically built into a wired or wireless router for homes and small business (see wireless router).

LAN switches were available for Token Ring and FDDI networks, which have given way to Ethernet. ATM switches however are a type of LAN switch that is considered in a category by itself (see ATM). See Ethernet switch, Token Ring and FDDI.


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In addition to reducing the risks, complications and costs associated with the management and maintenance of LAN switches, Etisalat's managed LAN switch service will enable customers to innovate more rapidly, compete more effectively and maximise the value of their network investment," said Abdulla Hashim, senior vice president of ICT at Etisalat.
Etisalat, one of the largest telecom operators and ICT provider in the Middle East, today launched the Managed LAN Switch service to provide end-to-end and proactive managed services solution to businesses in the UAE.