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Wide area network.
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ATM Networks: Basic Ideas and Health
Petroudi Dimitra (University of Athens, Greece), Giannakakis Nikolaos (University of Athens, Greece), Poravas Efstratios (University of Athens, Greece), and Robolas Periklis (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch018
Telephone companies are finding themselves confronted with a very basic problem: multiple networks. The solution that was devised is a unique new network for the future that will replace the entire telephone system and all the specialized networks with a unique completed network for all types of transport of information. This new network will support enormous rhythm of data compared to all the existing networks and services, and will render possible the offer of a large variety of new services. The new service network for a wide region is called Digital Network of Completed Services of Wide Area broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN). The technological infrastructure that renders it feasible is called asynchronous way of transport: asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) because the transmission is not modern; that is, attached in a being first clock.
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Anywhere Anytime Learning with Wireless Mobile Devices
Wireless area network. Linking two or more computing devices by way of radio-wave technology. Examples include wireless wide area network (WWAN), wireless local area network (WLAN), and personal area network (PAN).
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Ethernet to the Doorstep of Metropolitan Area Networks
Wide area network (WAN) is the network covering a large geographical area connecting different LANs and MANs.
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Development of a University Networking Project
Wide Area Network. A data communications network that covers a wide geographic area, larger than 100 km.
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