WAN, stands for Wide Area Network and is a computer network to connect large areas like a country.
WWAN, stands for Wireless Wide Area Network and is similar to WAN. It is relatively new and getting popularity now a days.
Following are the important differences between WAN and WWAN.
|1||Stands for||WAN stands for Wide Area Network.||WWAN stands for Wireless Wide Area Network.|
|2||Connection Type||WAN connections includes wired as well as wireless connection technologies.||WWAN connections are completely wireless technology based.|
|3||Coverage||WAN covers a large geographical regions like country.||WWAN covers a large geographical regions.|
|4||Cost||WAN connections are less expensive, more secure that wireless connections of WWAN.||WWAN connections are more expensive and considered less secure than wired connections.|
|5||Complexity||Installation of WAN is relatively cheaper but complex to install.||Installation of WWAN is costly but simple.|
|6||Performance||WAN provides good performance and impact of weather is limited.||WWAN provides high performance but may get impacted in bad weather.|
|7||Mobility||WAN has limited mobility.||WWAN is highly mobile in nature.|
|8||Interruption||WAN connections can not be interrupted easily.||WWAN connections can be interrupted easily.|