Difference between MAN and WAN

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MAN and WAN are types of network.

MAN - Metropolitan Area 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.

WAN - Wide Area Network

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.

1DefinitionMAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network.WAN stands for Wide Area Network.
2OwnershipMAN ownership can be private or public.WAN ownership also can be private or public.
3SpeedMAN speed is higher than that of WAN.WAN speed is lower than that of MAN.
4DelayNetwork Propagation Delay is average in MAN.Network Propagation Delay is high in WAN.
5CongestionMAN has moderate congestion as compared to MAN.WAN has high congestion than LAN.
6Fault ToleranceFault Tolerance of MAN is higher than WAN.Fault Tolerance of WAN is lower than MAN.
7MaintenanceDesigning and maintaining MAN is complex and costly.Designing and maintaining WAN is more complex and costly than MAN.
Updated on 26-Nov-2019 11:44:18