Network Infrastructure Definitions

  • E

    enterprise WAN

    An enterprise WAN is a corporate network that connects geographically dispersed users areas that could be anywhere in the world.

  • W

    WAN (wide area network)

    A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed telecommunications network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs).

  • Wide Area Ethernet (WAE)

    Wide Area Ethernet (WAE) or Ethernet WAN (also sometimes referred to as fiber or LAN extension service ) is a network carrier service that delivers high-speed wide area network (WAN) connectivity, utilizing Ethernet as the connection method. Positioned as an alternative to traditional wide area connections such as leased line, frame relay or T1 services, Wide Area Ethernet simplifies linking remote sites and enables bandwidth-heavy applications such as multicast video streaming.

  • wireless WAN (Wireless Wide Area Network)

    A wireless WAN is a wide area network in which separate areas of coverage or cells are connected wirelessly to provide service to a large geographic area.

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