wide-area network


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wide-area network

[′wīd ¦er·ē·ə ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A system consisting of a set of nodes that are interconnected by a set of links, and generally covers a large geographic area, usually on the order of hundreds of miles. Abbreviated WAN.
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Work stations accessing it over the wide-area network will have a graphical user interface and tools for simple extraction of information from that database for retrospective analysis.
It also enables customers to buy only the bandwidth they need in flexible 1 Mbps increments, aggregates multiple wide-area network services onto a single access loop, and simplifies network migration to next-generation services through nationwide service interworking with ATM and Frame Relay.
WilTel provides business customers with an expanding portfolio of managed solutions designed to meet specific wide-area network needs while reducing capital and operating expenses.
WilTel has the unique ability to provide government agencies and systems integrators with wide-area network solutions that bridge legacy and next-generation technologies, alleviating the extensive costs associated with migrating to new network platforms," Mariani said.
This is an example of WilTel's expertise in developing wide-area network solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of enterprise customers.
AMEX: IIP), the leading provider of performance-based IP networking solutions, today announced that the Rogers Corporation has deployed the Internap Flow Control Xcelerator (FCX), a wide-area network (WAN) product that delivers data intensive business content more efficiently and reliably.

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