wireless WAN


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wireless WAN

A wireless wide area network (WWAN). Also called "wireless broadband" or "broadband wireless," wireless WANs use cell towers to transmit a radio signal within a range of several miles to a moving or stationary device. Contrast with "wireless Wi-Fi LANs" (WLANs), which span only a few hundred feet to stationary or very slow-moving devices.

GSM, CDMA and WiMAX
The three major wireless WAN technologies comprise the two traditional cellular systems, GSM and CDMA, and the newer WiMAX. GSM and CDMA use HSPA and EV-DO to deliver 3G data rates. WiMAX delivers faster data service. See wireless broadband, wireless LAN, cellular generations, GSM, CDMA, WiMAX and WAN.
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The wireless WAN connections will allow real-time (in the-field) data transfers.
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The back-end system connects to each control panel using a wireless WAN. The hosted solution gives managers the ability to control one or more locations and multiple levels of access rights without a cumbersome key management program or the costly IT maintenance required to run independent PC-based systems.
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Cost is the main obstacle to wireless WAN use, say 16% of respondents, while 14% cite the complexity of integrating wireless WANs with existing systems as a deterrent.
Final comments discuss ways to perform a building site survey before deciding to install a wireless WAN, and WAN infrastructure requirements and installation costs.
The town then prepared a performance specification for a three-mbps wireless WAN, the fastest available at the time.

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