Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.

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  • n. Acronym of wide area network.

Etymologies

w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The future of cloud networking, and the only way to enable the full value of cloud compute cycles, is in WAN optimization.

    What Intel Can Teach Google About the Cloud

  • According to Nemertes Research's just-released 2010/2011 benchmark study, although a minority (28%) of organizations are predicting an increase in WAN bandwidth, those who are predicting an increase are anticipating a doozy.

    The new WAN architecture: a blueprint

  • Because the dramatic increase in WAN bandwidth is driving many organizations to revisit how they're architecting their WANs.

    The new WAN architecture: a blueprint

  • Some travelers who do not want to rely on finding an 802.11 hotspot are opting for a snap-in WAN (wide area network) PC Card that uses wireless cell phone technology to log onto the Internet.

    Q & A: How to surf the Net — wirelessly — from your laptop | Sync Blog

  • Identified as the WAN optimization controller Advanced Platform worldwide market share leader for Q1'11 based on revenue in the Gartner report, "Market Share: Application Acceleration Equipment, Worldwide, 1Q'11" published by J.

  • Mr Wharton said WAN, which is 23 per cent owned by Seven Network, had weeks in November and December that were up on the highly profitable previous year.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The WAN is the new LAN, and Riverbed's leading technology and products are what enable the network to support these IT initiatives.

    Networking Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • WAN optimization devices, commonly termed WAN accelerators, have been developed to further enhance these delay-avoidance techniques by operating in tandem using specific protocols that are designed for such tandem devices.

    FreshPatents.com: Notable Patent Applications - 05/06/2010

  • Well, the first thing to realize is that what we're going to call WAN acceleration in this episode is referred to by several different terms in the industry.

    TechRepublic Blogs

  • Customers can connect to the service through a Gen-i internet service or via Gen-i's private IP network called WAN Services.

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