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WAN

(communications)

WAN

WAN

(Wide Area Network) A long-distance communications network that covers a wide geographic area, such as a state or country. The telephone companies and cellular carriers deploy WANs to service large regional areas or the entire nation. Large enterprises have their own private WANs to link remote offices, or they use the Internet for connectivity. Of course, the Internet is the world's largest WAN.

WANs, LANs and MANs
A LAN (local area network) is contained within a building or complex. A MAN (metropolitan area network) generally covers a city or suburb. Following is a bandwidth comparison between major LAN and WAN technologies. See LAN, MAN and personal area network.


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Youth leaders from the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) today chorused calls to release Islamic preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin from jail.
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WAN emulation works by providing the basic functionality of a simple IP router or an ethernet bridge.
Bersih 2.0 chairman Thomas Fann said Wan Ji's sentencing was a clear sign that the government is not committed in abolishing the Sedition Act.
The publisher has developed and validated an SD-WAN cost model that enables enterprise users to build that business case: SD-WAN deployments can cut millions from large WAN service bills.
Wan Ji asserted that others were in the room at the time and laughed at his predicament.
- Unprecedented Data Speeds: SD-WAN fuses multiple WAN links together to transform the network into a high- capacity, fault-tolerant data expressway.
The company's Contrail Service Orchestration now gives enterprises a simple way to manage and secure not only the WAN infrastructure, but also branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside it.
Its FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution is ranked high for completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant of the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.
Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) can help improve your company's network performance and lower the risk of costly network downtime.
Today, every WAN device must become software defined and secure," said Osama Al-Zoubi, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Middle East and Africa.