Metropolitan area network



(MAN) A data network intended to serve an area the size of a large city. Such networks are being implemented by innovative techniques, such as running optical fibre through subway tunnels. A popular example of a MAN is SMDS.
See also Local Area Network, Wide Area Network.
(1994-11-22)

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