Wide area networks

Yao, Wenbing and Loo, Jonathan (2006) Wide area networks. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, 6-Volume Set. Akay, Metin, ed. Wiley, Hoboken. ISBN 9780471249672. [Book Section] (doi:10.1002/9780471740360.ebs1282)


In this chapter, a general introduction to wide area networks (WANs) and the relevant popular WAN technologies are given. The definition of WAN, the development of WAN technologies, the international organizations that have important impact on the development of WAN technologies, and the classification of WANs are introduced. The broad-band access technologies for WAN, including the xDSL and Cable Modem, are summarized. ISDN as a typical example of circuit-switched WAN is also briefly explained. In the last section, the WAN transport technologies section, three key technologies, X.25, frame relay, and ATM, are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 7805
Depositing User: Jonathan Loo
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 13:37
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 13:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7805

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Activity Overview
6 month trend
6 month trend

Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.