MAN and WAN are types of network.
A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is a larger network than LAN. It often covers multiple cities or towns. It is quiet expensive and a single organization may not have own it.
A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a much larger network than LAN and MAN. It often covers multiple contries or contenants. It is quiet expensive and a single organization may not have own it. Satellite is used to manage WAN.
Following are the important differences between MAN and WAN.
|1||Definition||MAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network.||WAN stands for Wide Area Network.|
|2||Ownership||MAN ownership can be private or public.||WAN ownership also can be private or public.|
|3||Speed||MAN speed is higher than that of WAN.||WAN speed is lower than that of MAN.|
|4||Delay||Network Propagation Delay is average in MAN.||Network Propagation Delay is high in WAN.|
|5||Congestion||MAN has moderate congestion as compared to MAN.||WAN has high congestion than LAN.|
|6||Fault Tolerance||Fault Tolerance of MAN is higher than WAN.||Fault Tolerance of WAN is lower than MAN.|
|7||Maintenance||Designing and maintaining MAN is complex and costly.||Designing and maintaining WAN is more complex and costly than MAN.|