metropolitan area network

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metropolitan area network

A system of networked computers which encompasses an average city.
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The company's focus is on high-bandwidth, 60 GHz wireless link transmission products that enable gigabit speed transport for broadband wireless fiber extensions, wireless metropolitan area networks, and mobile backhaul applications.
GigaBeam's technology is similar to terrestrial fiber in terms of speed and reliability for deployment in Metropolitan Area Networks. However, it has a substantial advantage over terrestrial fiber because it costs less to deploy, resulting in a lower cost of ownership, and the company's virtual fiber links can be deployed in a day.
With the implementations of Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, users are coming under increasing pressure to secure data across metropolitan area networks (MANs).
TELECOMS firm E-net has been awarded the contract to manage the Metropolitan Area Networks, or MANs, in 19 regional centres across the country.
is a manufacturer of high-performance fiber optic transceivers for Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Access Networks (ANs).
Mindspeed Technologies, the company's Internet infrastructure business, designs, develops and sells a complete portfolio of semiconductor networking solutions that facilitate the aggregation, transmission and switching of data, video and voice from the edge of the Internet to linked metropolitan area networks.
"Our broadband platform, metropolitan area networks and fiber optic cable connections allow us to continuously scale services to meet that demand."
In fact, Smith said some companies have seen a 1000% return on investment on their intranets, Private networks include local areas networks (LANs), consisting of workstations sharing the resources of a single server, often just within an office building; wide areas networks (WANs), which can include public networks; and metropolitan area networks (MANs), which fall somewhere between LANs and WANs.
Electric Lightwave operates metropolitan area networks (MANs) in Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Sacramento and Phoenix.
Mobile WiMAX; toward broadband wireless metropolitan area networks.
"It will complement IEEE 802.16[TM] metropolitan area networks, which do not include cognitive radio functions for sharing TV spectrum.
Designed to house the company's Fiber media converters for local and metropolitan area networks, the 1-U high, 5-Module Managed Power Chassis can be mounted in a 19-inch or 23-inch rack, and features dual hot-swappable, redundant AC or 48 VDC power supplies.
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