08/12/2014 1 Comment
Wide Area Networks (WANs) have been designed to address the specific needs of varying types of organizations, businesses and consumers. Business type, number of employees, data security level, geographical distance between sites, file transfer size and requirements, and user profile are just some of the factors that dictate what type of WAN technology will be the most cost-effective and efficient. Often, organizations may implement a hybrid combination of network solutions.
Five main types of Wide Area Networks exist:
- Domestic MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)
- International MPLS
- Carrier (Switched) Ethernet
- Carrier (Private) Ethernet
- Optical Carrier Private Line