What is a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)?


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What is a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)?

What is a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)? A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is a large computer network on the large geographical area that include several buildings or even the entire city. These types of networks are larger than LANs but smaller than WANs .  MAN is often used to connect several LANs together to form a bigger network. The MAN, its communications links and equipment are generally owned by either a consortium of users or by a single network provider who sells the service to the users. The latter usage is also sometimes referred to as a campus network.  The IUB network is an example of a MAN.  As a rule, MAN does not belong to any particular organization, in most cases, a group of users or a provider who takes charge for the service own its connecting elements and other equipment.

What is a Metropolitan Area Network

what is advantage of MAN network?

The biggest advantage of MANs is the bandwidth (potential speed) of the connecting links. MANs are extremely efficient and provide fast communication via high-speed carriers, such as fiber optic cables. MAN can cover a wider area than a LAN. MAN networks are usually operated at airports, or a combination of several pieces at a local school.

What is wireless man?

A wireless metropolitan area network (WMAN) is a form of wireless networking that has an intended coverage area

What is difference Between LAN, MAN and WAN?

One of the major differences is the geographical area they cover, LAN covers the smallest area; MAN  covers an area larger than LAN and WAN comprises the largest of all.