Wide area network (WAN)

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Wide area network (WAN)

Networks that, unlike the type above, cover a much wider area. The technical implications of this are wide-reaching and it has a clear impact on the speed at which information is transmitted, which is much slower than for local area networks. This is because the connection systems used include telephone links or other services such as a Frame Relay or SMDS (Synchronous Multi-megabit Data Service).

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