Outdoor Long-Range Wireless Solutions
A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) interconnects users with computer resources in a geographic area or region larger than a large Local Area Network (LAN), but smaller than a Wide Area Network (WAN). The term is applied to the interconnection of networks in a city into a single larger network (which may then connect to a WAN). The term formerly meant the interconnection of several local area networks by bridging with backbone lines, and is sometimes used in reference to campus networks.
Examples of WMANs of various sizes can be found in the metropolitan areas of London, England; Lodz, Poland; and Geneva, Switzerland. Large universities also sometimes use the term to describe their networks.