What is MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)?

A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a PC network that interconnects clients with PC assets in a geographic area of the size of a metropolitan region. A MAN is bigger than a local area network (LAN) however more modest than a wide area network (WAN). MANs are normally more productive than WANs. MAN is little sufficient that dedicated point-to-point, or backbone, information associations are set up between buildings or to a hosted colocation data center.