Metropolitan Area NetworksBy leasing dark fiber from a network service provider, organizations can tap into fiber optic network resources and extend their Regional Area Network (LAN) up to 160km, hence enabling a MAN. Main technologies made use of in MAN networks are ‘Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)’, ‘Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)’ and ‘Switched Multi-megabit Information Service (SMDS, a connectionless service)’. MANs are largely constructed for cities or towns to offer a high data connection and usually owned by a single massive organization. A private region network is a laptop or computer network organized about an individual person inside a single developing. A dwelling region network, or HAN, is a kind of PAN particularly developed for property use.

In common, a MAN is only going to cover an region of only about 50 kilometers across, give or take a tiny. The Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) protocols are largely at the data link level (layer two in the OSI model ), which are defined by IEEE, ITU-T, and so forth. The diagrams created with ConceptDraw PRO are vector graphic documents and are out there for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a wide variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML). MANs can also depend on communications channels of moderate-to-higher information rates.

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