Local Area Network
Advantages of Co-location
A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed private telecommunications network that interconnects multiple Local Area Networks (LANs). In an enterprise, a WAN may consist of connections to a Company’s headquarters, branch offices, co-location facilities, cloud services and other facilities. Typically, router or other multifunction device is used to connect a LAN to a WAN. Enterprise WANs allow users to share access to applications, services and other centrally located resources. This eliminates the need to install the same application server, firewall or other resource in multiple locations.
Need for fiber optics technology is constantly increasing,due to accelerating data rates and declining implementation cost.
Extremely high data carrying capacity
Low Signal Attenuation
Free from Electromagnetic Interference
Easy way of LAN extensions in big campuses/area