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metropolitan area network

(MAN): see local area networklocal area network
(LAN), a computer network dedicated to sharing data among several single-user workstations or personal computers, each of which is called a node. A LAN can have from two to several hundred such nodes, each separated by distances of several feet to as much as a
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Metropolitan Area Network

(MAN) A data network intended to serve an area the size of a large city. Such networks are being implemented by innovative techniques, such as running optical fibre through subway tunnels. A popular example of a MAN is SMDS.

See also Local Area Network, Wide Area Network.


(Metropolitan Area Network) A communications network that covers a geographic area such as a town, city or suburb. See Metro Ethernet, LAN and WAN.
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PS Lightwave, a telecommunications service provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns one of the nation's largest private fiber-optic Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).
HaulPass V60s customer applications include Gigabit Ethernet wireless fiber-optic extensions, wireless metropolitan area networks, and 4G/LTE mobile network backhaul applications.
Neeka has expertise encompassing consultation integration and management of services in all areas of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for local area networks (LAN) metropolitan area networks (MAN) wide area networks (WAN) virtual private networks (VPN) network access and security surveillance wireless and fibre optics installations and network applications.
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Supernet business connectivity services include Satellite and Fiber Optic based Managed Wide Area Network Services, Digital Microwave Radio Connectivity for Managed Metropolitan Area Networks, Broadband Internet Access, Transit Internet, System Integration Services, Online Video Surveillance Solutions, and complete Web Services Platforms.
tw telecom's multipoint Business Ethernet services allow businesses to take advantage of the same Ethernet technology they use in their Local Area Networks and extend it to both their Wide Area and Metropolitan Area Networks. tw telecom's Business Ethernet service offers connectivity from 2 Mbps to 10 Gbps, with a class-of-service option that enables customers to prioritize traffic based on their unique needs.
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AdaptiveLink is a metro access solution available to businesses located along the company's national footprint of all-optical metropolitan area networks. The company produces individually designed, built and managed metropolitan and wide-area solutions for specific application and service needs.
The Irish Government will create open-access Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs)ain over 120 Irish towns a at a cost of 170 million, with support from EU Structural Funds.

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